2017 General Recital Information

FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH & SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH

5:30 COMPETITION PRE-SHOW • 6:30 FEATURE PRESENTATION

  1. Absenteeism Not Tolerated
    All recital cast members are obligated to perform in BOTH shows, Friday, June 9th & Saturday, June 10th. Absenteeism from either show will not be tolerated. Any student intentionally missing a show will not be permitted to perform in Recital 2017!
  2. Open Doors
    The auditorium doors will not open until 5:00 P.M. Our Pre-Show will begin at 5:30 PM. Admittance into the auditorium after our Pre-Show begins will be allowed in between each performance. Our featured show begins at 6:30 PM.
  3. Required Recital Costume Container Information:
    REQUIRED FOR ALL GIRLS & BOYS WHO ARE IN MORE THAN ONE ACT. NO CLOTHES RACKS PERMITTED!
    In an effort to keep our dressing room more organized for volunteers who help students change costumes during the recital, the same costume storage container is required for all students. These Sterilite 18 QT containers can be purchased at stores such as Target, Wal-Mart & Big Lots. They are easy to carry and stackable. All costume pieces can be easily stored in these containers. Create a label for the lid and front of the container.
    ** ALL students performing in the 2017 Recital are required to have each costume in a separate container with the proper label. This includes all Intensive Team Members. NO SUITCASES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE DRESSING ROOM~NO EXCEPTIONS (This includes Advanced and Intensive students as well.) They take up more room than we have available this year. PLEASE be sure to put all costumes in their own box. We are trying to eliminate losing costume pieces, costumes and just keep the dressing room a calm, organized place for the dancers. Please use the templates below as a guide when creating labels for your COSTUME BOX(ES). Labels should be large and bold.

Label #1 – Attach to the top of Lid – COSTUME BOX

Label #2 – Attached to the front of the box – COSTUME BOX


*If your child has a quick change, his or her box will be color-coded. You MUST visit the QUICK CHANGE table on Monday or Tuesday only at the CFHS auditorium during staging rehearsal for your labels and instructions.*

Quick change boxes should be dropped off before entering the dressing room.

****Gavin Scott Salon and Spa ~ Braids and Buns****

Gavin Scott will be in the Dressing Room at the High School braiding hair and putting hair in buns before the recital again this year. There is no fee but they are asking for a donation to the charity of their choice so please be generous. Look for information coming out at the beginning of May. Limited spaces will be available on a first come basis. You must come in to the studio to reserve a spot. Please do not call the studio office to be placed on the list.

***ALL DANCERS WILL HAVE THEIR HAIR IN RECITAL HAIR-A BUN OR FRENCH BRAID (TUCKED UNDER) unless specified differently by your teacher. ALL INTENSIVE TEAM MEMBERS WILL HAVE RECITAL HAIR AS WELL-NOT THEIR INTENSIVE DANCE HAIR***

Dressing Room Procedures

1. Arrival Times

Preshow performers – Arrive by 4:30pm
Quick Changes – Arrive by 5:00pm
All other recital dancers are required to be in the dressing room at 5:00pm
Kinder-Classes need to refer to their specific directions as to where to meet.

2.Girls Dressing Room

The Girls’ Dressing Room is located in the Cafeteria off stage left. During the recital only the dancers and dressing room volunteers will be allowed inside. Female guardians may escort their child to their assigned table(s). The door guards will escort your child if being dropped off by a male.
Please check in with the TABLE MOM and CHANGING MOM and drop your COSTUME boxes off at each designated area along the wall. A volunteer will check your box in for each act.
**All dancers will have an assigned table/seat this year and sit with their LEVEL INSTEAD OF ACT, (i.e. Beg. 2, Junior 3, instead of act. **

Each child must bring a clear box for extra items. This box will be kept at the table as their so called NAME TAG. It will be used in place of any back packs or dance bags. Please DO NOT bring any bags of any kind into the dressing room. Bags/suitcases will not be allowed and anything “extra” needs to be kept in a sterilite box, i.e.: lip stick, hairspray, bobby pins, toupee tape, small water bottle, a snack, extra clothes. Please follow the template on next page when creating label for ‘EXTRA’S TABLE BOX. You will need only one ‘EXTRA’S TABLE BOX for all of your extra items. Please follow the ‘EXTRAS’ TABLE BOX template on the next page for your ‘EXTRAS’ TABLE BOX LABELS.

  • If you are only in one act NO COSTUME boxes are necessary. You still need a TABLE BOX for your extra items.
  • All non-dressing room volunteers must leave the room by 6:00. *Men’s restroom by boys’ dressing room is off limits to girls. All girls will be escorted to the proper restrooms by Table Moms.

3. Boys Dressing Room

MUST HAVE COSTUME BOX IF IN MORE THAN ONE ACT OR SKIT. SEE ABOVE INSTRUCTIONS.
The Boys dressing room is located off of Stage Right in Room 622. ALL BOYS who are not in kinder-class will stay in this dressing room. They are not permitted in the audience. Guardians may escort boys to the dressing room, but during the recital only the dancers and dressing room volunteers will be allowed inside. Check with dressing room parents when entering the dressing room as to where costume boxes should be placed. Boys will change in dressing room. As with the girls’ dressing room, boys will be escorted to & from restroom to prevent any lingering in hallways. They will change in the dressing room only unless prior permission has been given for a specific reason. Quick Change boxes are to be dropped off before entering the dressing room. All non-dressing room volunteers must leave the room by 6:00.

4. Suggestions for your child once in the Dressing Room

Your child will remain in the dressing room during the entire show. It can get extremely warm in this enclosed area. It is highly suggested to bring water bottles and snacks (NO POP OR COLORED DRINKS or SNACKSNO PEANUT PRODUCTS DUE TO SEVERELY ALLERGIC DANCERS). Please also send some type of activity for them to work on at their table (coloring books, games, etc). All dancers must remain at their table at all times. We will try our best to project the recital so that everyone can view from their table. Bringing Electronic devices is at your discretion and All About Dance! will not be held responsible for any missing or damaged items. Keep in mind everything must fit in their TABLE BOX.

4. Pick-Up Procedures at the Conclusion of the Show

  • How to Pick up Your Child at the Conclusion of the Show (Exception: Kinder-Classes)
    • Girls’ dressing room: Only ONE female guardian may enter the girls’ dressing room through the designated BACK door to the dressing room. Please pay attention to our 2017 pick-up procedure. One female family member will be allowed into the dressing room. The new entrance for pick-up will be at the BACK of the cafeteria. You will come in and have to stop at each designated area along the wall to pick up your boxes for each routine and then you will exit out either Stage RT or Stage Left doors. This is when you will pick up your quick change boxes as well. THIS YEAR YOU CAN EXIT TO EITHER 4TH STREET OR THE PARKING LOT. However, you will still not be allowed to exit STOW STREET. Plan accordingly as far as parking goes to make it convenient at the end of the night.
      If a female dancer is being picked up by a male guardian, that male should line up along the wall of chairs by the police officer. A runner will ask for your dancers name and the dancer will be escorted to you. Older students who drive may leave on their own showing their car keys to the STAGE RIGHT door guard. Due to backstage congestion, props, quick change booths and loading of props & scenery onto truck, there will be no exiting through the hallway to Stow Street.
    • Boys’ dressing room: One parent or guardian with a TICKET may exit through the audience left middle auditorium door below balcony. Door guard will permit only one dancer parent or guardian with the ticket to exit at that door. Parent or guardian will proceed to boys’ dressing room, show the ticket to the dressing room parents and claim their dancer. Due to the location of the boys’ dressing room, dancers and guardians may then exit to the stairs of the Stow Street exit. TICKETS will be handed out during staging rehearsals. Parents, make sure you have your pick-up tickets prior to the Friday evening show.
      **All other parents and friends attending the recital should exit through the back doors of the auditorium and continue exiting through the main doors outside. Please do not wait for your dancer inside the school.**

5. Costumes as prepared for the recital

Parents: Keep in mind that in most cases, your child’s costume will need some attention from you. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure the costume is neatly pressed, wearable and all pieces of the costume are in order. Recital students must have all pieces of their costume in order to participate in their number. Make all final preparations to your costume prior to the dress rehearsal. If you have any questions about preparing your costume, now is the best time to contact your child’s instructor to clear up any confusion on how the costume should be worn. All headpieces should be worn on the right side of the head and all female dancers should wear their Jazzy Tan body tights in place of their underwear. Students should be fully dressed in make-up and in their first costume upon arriving to the school. YOUR CHILD SHOULD HAVE HER/HIS COSTUME COMPLETELY COVERED BY BULKY STREET CLOTHES. NO ONE SHOULD BE SEEN IN HER/HIS COSTUME BEFORE SHOW TIME! STUDENTS SHOULD WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE IN THE DRESSING ROOM IN ORDER TO PUT ON HEADPIECES.

6. Quick-Changes (all student Quick-Changes will be listed on Studio B Bulletin Board)

A quick change is assumed if the student has 3 or less acts to change.

  • In order to make quick changes run smoothly, it is imperative that you visit the quick-change table during the Monday and Tuesday of staging rehearsals at CFHS.
  • The quick-change table will be located in the back of the auditorium, only on these two days.
  • There is a color-coordinated system in place that must be followed in order to maintain organization. This is in place so that the costume containers do not get lost or misplaced. This is also necessary in order to get your child onstage on time for their next dance number.
  • Quick changes will be practiced during dress rehearsal, so it is important to speak to a head quick-changer before this time.
  • At the quick-change table, you will get a paper with instructions/tips and will be told what color to put on your costume box. Costume containers without color-coded system will not be allowed in the quick change area and WILL BE MOVED!

7. Programs, Flowers, Recital Action Photos and Recital DVD’s can be ordered before and during the 2017 Recital.

8. Borrowed Costumes and Props

Any borrowed props must be returned the second night of the recital to the prop tables located on the sides of the stage. All borrowed costumes should be returned to Kristen in the teacher’s dressing room. Make sure to have all items labeled together in a bag with your name on it.

9. Restricted Auditorium Admittance For Performers

No dancer may enter the auditorium beginning at 5:00pm to the end of the show on both nights. (Exception: Kindercise/Kindertap students; see below for further information) Your child will remain in the dressing room during the entire length of the show. Again, please make sure your child has an activity to keep them busy and a water bottle and snack (no pop, colored drinks or snacks and NO PEANUT products).

10. Kindercise & Kindertap Students

Kinder-class students ONLY will be permitted to sit in the audience with their parents before and after their act. Please note that all parts of the costume must be COMPLETELY COVERED, including headpieces. There will be assigned volunteers in charge of assisting each Kinder student line-up backstage. All boys who are not in Kinder-classes must remain in their dressing room.

Mandatory Kinder-Parent Meeting for all Parents of Kinder-class students – There will be a MANDATORY Kinder-parent meeting during your child’s staging rehearsal on Monday, June 5th for KINDERCISE and Tuesday, June 6th for KINDERTAP. One parent MUST be present for each Kinder-student at that time or your child will not be able to perform. The designated time to meet is listed on the Staging Rehearsal page in this packet. Meeting places will be shown to you on a tour at your mandatory meeting during your child’s staging rehearsal. You will be instructed on when and where you are to drop off your Kinder-student. At this time, you will be given the Student Pick-Up Coupon. Volunteer parents will be there to receive your child. Make sure to familiarize yourself with these locations at the school during the staging and dress rehearsals. All parents should return to the same designated drop-off spot at the conclusion of their child’s performance to pick them back up and return to the audience. Please note: If you are not signed up as a volunteer for your child’s class, then you may NOT watch your child perform from the backstage area.

Mandatory Kinder-Parent Meeting for all Parents of Kinder-class students – There will be a MANDATORY Kinder-parent meeting during your child’s staging rehearsal on Monday, June 5th for KINDERCISE and Tuesday, June 6th for KINDERTAP. One parent MUST be present for each Kinder-student at that time or your child will not be able to perform. The designated time to meet is listed on the Staging Rehearsal page in this packet. Meeting places will be shown to you on a tour at your mandatory meeting during your child’s staging rehearsal. You will be instructed on when and where you are to drop off your Kinder-student. At this time, you will be given the Student Pick-Up Coupon. Volunteer parents will be there to receive your child. Make sure to familiarize yourself with these locations at the school during the staging and dress rehearsals. All parents should return to the same designated drop-off spot at the conclusion of their child’s performance to pick them back up and return to the audience. Please note: If you are not signed up as a volunteer for your child’s class, then you may NOT watch your child perform from the backstage area.

FINALE DROP OFF- All Kinder-class students are then expected to return back to the same designated spot before the end of the show to join the entire cast in the finale bow.  All Kinder-class children will be kept on the stage after the curtain closes at the conclusion of the entire recital.  In order for us to keep track of all students, NO PARENT IS PERMITTED TO TAKE THEIR CHILD OFF OF THE STAGE.

KINDER-CHILD PICK UP PROCEDURE AFTER SHOW- At the conclusion of the recital ONE PARENT will need to remain in their seat in the auditorium until called to the stairs of the stage in order to pick up your Kinder-studentOne parent will walk up the stairs on Stage Right, locate their child, and give the Kinder-Class Student Pick-Up Coupon to the instructor assigned to your dancer’s class before exiting down the stairs on Stage Left with your child.  Then, the parent and child will be ushered to exit out the BACK of the auditorium to 4th Street.  (No parent or students will be permitted to exit out any other auditorium doors due to traffic flow in the hallways.)  This procedure will be repeated for both shows. *** KINDER STUDENT-COUPONS WILL ONLY BE PASSED OUT DURING YOUR MANDATORY MEETING ON MONDAY JUNE 5TH KINDERCISE AND TUESDAY, JUNE 6TH KINDERTAP. ***

KINDER-CLASS

WHEN TO BRING YOUR CHILD BACKSTAGE
(AFTER GOING TO THE POTTY)

“They Call Us Dwarves” After “Sketches in Black & White”
After “Sketches in Black & White”
“Rockin’ on the Reef”
After “Power Up”
** FINALE LINE-UP** ** FINALE LINE-UP**
“They Call Us Dwarves” After “To Infinity & Beyond”
“Rockin’ on the Reef” Will remain after their performance for FINALE LINE UP & not return to parents
Please leave your seats quietly in the auditorium and exit out the back doors between acts when bringing your child to their designated spot.
If you are not a Kinder-Class parent volunteer, return quietly to your seat in the auditorium. You will be seated between acts upon your return.
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