Dear Parents and Dancers:

This packet includes a lot of information about our upcoming recital!

Our spring recital, “All the Colors of the Rainbow” will be Saturday, June 3rd at 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 the week before picture week (Picture week is May 22-25). Accounts must be paid before receiving a costume.

All Creative 3s, 4s, Kinderdance, and all other ballet classes will need to wear pink ballet tights and pink ballet shoes.

Beginning Pointe & Pointe: pink tights and pointe 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 2 will need to wear tan tights & black hip hop/athletic shoes
Hip Hop 1, Hip Hop 3 & Adv Hip Hop will need to wear black tights or socks and black hip hop/athletic shoes
Contemporary will need to wear tan tights and half-sole shoes or could go bare foot.

Misc. items needed:
Jazz 4, Tap 3 & 4 can wear a black leotard under the costume.
The following classes NEED to wear a black tank top or leotard under their costume:
Hip Hop 2

The following classes may need to wear a black tank top or leotard under their costume:
Hip Hop 3

Picture Week Schedule is included in this packet. Picture week is May 22-25.

Always ask if you have any questions! We are here to help, and we want this to be a fun and fantastic experience for all!

Most Gratefully,
Andrea & Teachers

Dress Rehearsal!

Dress Rehearsal is Friday, June 2nd 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

The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 4:30 pm (in this order, going across) and perform in the 1:00 show-Arrive to dress rehearsal @ 4:20 pm.
Got it in You, Makin Moves, Catching Fireflies, Energy, Ballet 5 & 6, Int/Adv Jazz, Saturday Creative 3s, Tap 3 & 4, Int Teen Jazz, Saturday Creative 4s

The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 5:15 pm (in this order, going across) and will perform in the 1:00 show-Arrive to dress rehearsal @ 5:05 pm
Jazz 4, Adv Hip Hop, Tuesday Creative 4s, Ballet 3, Hip Hop 2, Wednesday Kinderdance, Beginning Pointe, Jazz 3, Ballet 4, Contemporary,

The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 6 pm (in this order, going across) & will perform in the 4:00 Show-Arrive to dress rehearsal @ 5:50 pm
What I Want, Light of Mine, Shoulder to Shoulder, Jazz 1, Ballet 2, Wednesday Creative 3s, Jazz 2, Tuesday Creative 3s, Hip Hop 3, Adv Tap

The following classes will begin their dress rehearsal at 6:45 pm (in this order, going across) & will perform in the 4:00 Show-Arrive to dress rehearsal @ 6:35 pm
Hip Hop 1, Pointe, Jazz 5, Monday Creative 4s, Tap 1 & 2, Pre-Pointe, Saturday Kinderdance, Adv Jazz, Ballet 1

The following soloists will begin their dress rehearsal at 7:30 pm (in this order, going across) Arrive to dress rehearsal @ 7:20 pm
Kabrie Evans (both shows), Lydia Haas (both shows), Alexia Shoemaker (both shows), Keira Ferro (1:00 Show), Reagan Brooks (1:00 Show), Raleigh Lemos (1:00 Show), Emma Wiese (1:00 Show), Kelsey Smith (1:00 show), Aly Takashige (4:00 Show), Kary Takashige (4:00 Show), Payton Nihart (4:00 Show), Lauren Miller (4:00 Show)

Dancers are free to leave once they rehearse their dance.

General Recital Information

Ticket Info:
Tickets will go on sale beginning May 10th in the lobby of the studio. Each ticket is $8 for 1 show or $12 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).

We will begin selling tickets for the recital on Wednesday, May 10th in the lobby of the studio from 8 am to 12:15 pm

You may purchase your tickets during the following days and times:

  • Wednesday, (May 10) from 8 am to 12:15 pm & 3-4:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 11 from 4-5
  • Monday May 15 from 6:00-7:00
  • Tuesday, May 16 from 8-9:30 & 11-11:30 am
  • Wednesday, May 17 from 3-4:30
  • Thursday, May 18 from 4-5
  • Saturday May 20 from 10-11
  • Monday, May 22 from 3:30-4:30
  • Tuesday, May 23 from 8-9:30, 10:30-11:30, 4:30-5:15, 5:30-8:30
  • Wednesday, May 24 from 3-4:30
  • Thursday, May 25 4-4:30

Tickets will be available to purchase at dress rehearsal and before each show by check or cash only.

Costume Info: Your dancers need to wear their costume for pictures, 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. Do 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 judgement 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; nor 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 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 disrupting 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.

Picture Week Schedule: May 22-25:

Dancers need to come to the studio on their assigned day at their assigned time in full costumes (including tights and shoes) with hair pulled back into a bun (just like the recital)- stage make-up is not required…Parents, please do not plan on waiting inside the lobby/studio during pictures. It only adds to the chaos 😉 Dancers will run their dance after their pictures are complete…We will do our best to remain on schedule… Picture flyer will be emailed next week.

Monday, May 22
4:45-5:15 Monday Creative 4s
5:15-5:45 Jazz 2
5:45-5:55 Pointe
6-6:30 Saturday Creative 3s
6:30-7 Saturday Creative 4s
7-7:05 Int/Adv Jazz
7:10-7:30 What I Want
7:30-8 Solos
8-8:30 Adv Jazz

Tuesday, May 23
9:45-10 Tuesday Creative 3s
10-10:25 Tuesday Creative 4s
4:30-5 Ballet 2
5-5:20 Tap 3 & 4
5:20-5:30 Catching Fireflies
5:30-6 Ballet 3
6-6:30 Jazz 4
Ballet 5 & 6
7-7:20 Jazz 5
7:20-7:40 Light of Mine
7:40-8 Ballet 4
8-8:20 Hip Hop 3

Wednesday, May 24
4:30-5 Wednesday Creative 3s
5-5:30 Hip Hop 2
5:30-6 Wednesday Kinderdance
6-6:20 Int Teen Jazz
6:20-6:50 Ballet 1
6:50-7:05 Makin Moves
7:05-7:30 Jazz 1
7:30-7:45 Jazz 3
7:45-8 Adv Hip Hop
8-8:15 Energy

Thursday, May 25
4:30-5 Beginning Pointe
5-5:30 Shoulder to Shoulder
5:30-6 Hip Hop 1
6:15-6:45 Tap 1 & 2
6:45-7:15 Saturday Kinderdance
7:15-7:45 Contemporary
7:45-8:05 Pre-Pointe
8:05-8:15 Got it in You
8:20-8:25 Adv Tap

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