This packet includes a lot of information about our upcoming Winter Show!

The Winter Show, “Retro Holiday,” will be on Saturday, December 9th, in the Caldwell High School Auditorium. We will have two shows. Matinee will begin at 1:00, and Evening will begin at 4:00. Show Assignments are listed in the order they will rehearse on the Dress Rehearsal page of this packet.

We will be sending home costumes starting December 2nd. Accounts must be paid before receiving a costume.

All Creative 3s, 4s, Kinderdance, and all other ballet classes must wear pink ballet tights and pink ballet shoes. Kinderdance will wear black tap shoes. 

All Jazz classes will need to wear tan tights and tan jazz shoes

Tap 1 & 2, Tap 3 & 4 & Adv Tap will need to wear tan tights and black tap shoes

Hip Hop classes will need to wear tan tights & black hip-hop/athletic shoes

Contemporary will need to wear tan tights and half-sole shoes or could go barefoot.

Showtimes are final and cannot be adjusted.

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal is Friday, December 8th, at Caldwell High School Auditorium. Please arrive 10 minutes early and wait inside the auditorium in the rows indicated by the signs. In some instances, we may run ahead. If you are not there on time, you may miss your chance to practice on stage. We also run the risk of running late and appreciate your patience. Dancers need to wear their costumes to rehearsal.

The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 5:30 p.m. (in this order, going across) and perform in the 1:00 show. Arrive at dress rehearsal @ 5:20 p.m.
Lyrical Company, Creative 4’s Saturday, Ballet 4, Jazz 3, Hip Hop Company, Int/ Adv Jazz, Kinderdance Mondays, Tap 1& 2

The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 6:15 p.m. (in this order, going across) and will perform in the 1:00 show. Arrive at dress rehearsal @ 6:05 pm
Hip Hop 1 & 2, Contemporary, Kinderdance Saturdays, Hip Hop 2, Jazz 5, Tap 3, Ballet 3, Creative 4’s Tuesday Morning, Ballet 5/ Ballet 6/ Prepointe

The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 7:00 pm (in this order, going across) & will perform in the 4:00 Show. Arrive at dress rehearsal @ 6:50 pm
Jazz Company, Jazz 2, Creative 3’s Saturday, Jazz 4, Hip Hop 3, Jazz 1, Creative 3’s Tuesday Afternoon, Adv. Lyrical Company

The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 7:45 pm (in this order, going across) & will perform in the 4:00 Show-Arrive to dress rehearsal @ 7:35 pm
Hip Hop 1, Ballet 1, Tap 4, Int Teen Jazz, Creative 4’s Tuesday Afternoon, Ballet 2, Pointe

Dancers are free to leave once they rehearse their dance.

General Recital Information

Ticket Info:
Tickets go on sale online November 18th at 10 a.m. Each ticket is $9 for 1 show or $15 for both, and lap sitters are free. Seating for the shows is reserved, meaning when you purchase your ticket(s), you will also select your seat(s).

Tickets can be purchased here:

Want Free tickets? We are in need of volunteers for the Winter Show. We need 3-4 parents to volunteer to help supervise children ages 3-10 during the 1 pm and 4 pm shows. You will help to keep our dancers comfortable, safe, and help to get groups ready to go onstage. Volunteers will receive 2 free tickets. If you are interested, you can sign up here. 

Costume Info: Your dancers need to wear their costume for the dress rehearsal and recital. Please keep your costume(s) safe! Do not play or eat in your costume. Do not wash or iron your costume. To fluff tutus, you may hang your costume upside down in the bathroom while you shower (the warm steam will help reduce wrinkles). Do not hang in the shower or where it could get wet.

Backstage Helpers are prepared to assist with costume changes. We suggest that you organize and label costumes and shoes.

Recital Pointers!
Recitals begin at 1:00 and 4:00. Doors will open at 12:30 and 3:30. Younger dancers need to be in their dressing rooms (located off the side hallway in the band or orchestra room) at 12:45 but no earlier than 12:30; and 3:45 but no earlier than 3:30 respectfully. Come prepared to dance! Have your costume, tights, and shoes on. Hair needs to be pulled into a slick bun (no bangs or flyaways) and stage make-up needs to be applied. Make-up should consist of eye shadow in neutral tones; black or brown mascara for eyes; and rosy-colored cheeks and lips. Parents of young dancers, please use your judgment for your little ones. If you think they will just rub away at their eyes, do not worry about eyeliner or mascara. Dancers are not to wear any colored nail polish; jewelry; or underwear under their tights. Nothing except water is allowed backstage or in the dressing rooms. There is no food or drink allowed in the auditorium.

  • Do have something for your dancer to do while they wait backstage to perform (label all the items). Please do not pop in and out of the dressing rooms unnecessarily. It is very hard on the dancers (especially the younger ones) if you leave, and they can’t come with you. Dancers are expected to wait backstage so they may participate in the finale. We have some very reliable and awesome Backstage Helpers; your child is safe with them. If you want to be in the room with them for the entire show, please feel free to do so. The dressing rooms are located off the hallway to the side of the auditorium.
  • It is going to be a long couple of days, so please feed your child and make sure they get plenty of rest prior to the show.

Be a kind and respectful audience! Cheer for every dance, and don’t disrupt others by talking. Enter and exit only between dances. No flash photography (it is very disruptive to the performers), and silence your devices. Do not use the side door to the auditorium, unless needed for physical accessibility. Once the show is done, you may come up to the stage to gather your dancer(s)! This is a great time to get pictures of them on stage, give them their flowers, etc. We will sell small flower bouquets in the lobby prior to the show. All dancers will participate in the finale. After the finale, come up to the stage where your child will be sitting and waiting for you.

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