SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19th
4:00p.m. - 5:30p.m.
ST. JOSEPH’S HALLE ( on San Antonio Street)
ALL friends and family are welcomed to attend the performance. It is a free show to the public and we would love to celebrate the holiday season with everyone by sharing the joy of dance!
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Doors will open for the performance at 3:30. Parents can find a seat in the audience then accompany their dancer to our backstage area where they will be seated with their class during the show.
**We expect to have a full house and we only have seating provided by the venue. Most shows have ended up with standing room only. Feel free to tell family and friends to bring folding chairs if they would like to**
CLASS SEATING DURING THE SHOW
Dancers will be seated backstage and in the side corridor during the performance. We will have signs posted for each class letting you know where they will be seated. We ask that classes sit together so we are able to easily get them when it is their turn to go onstage! We will have helpers sitting with classes while they wait, but if you prefer to stay with your child you are welcome to do so - we will have the first row reserved for parents with dancers on stage to watch and take pictures, so you will not miss their dances.
We will have some reserved seating for the 2-3 year old classes in the back of the audience, however we highly encourage all dancers to sit with their class in their designated seating area if they are able to do so. The reserved seats will only be able to accommodate one parent and their child.
Bring plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained while they wait to perform. You are also welcome to bring mess-free snacks and water. Please No Markers, Scissors, or colored drinks.
Dancers should come dressed and ready when they arrive for the performance and have their dance shoes with them. Please put your child’s name either inside or on the bottom of their shoes so they don’t get mixed up or lost!!!
We have included a list of what tights, shoes and hair style each class will wear. If your child has short hair and cannot wear a bun or pony tail - talk with their teacher and they will be happy to help!
A few friendly reminders when preparing -
All students should be well groomed and can wear light make up, brown-natural eye shadows and red lipstick.
Please remember no panties….that’s why we have our special dance tights!
Make sure all tights are in good shape with no tears or holes in them.
No jewelry (other than stud earrings).
Please make sure each student has correct shoes.
Please let us know now if you have any questions or you need to purchase new shoes or tights at least 2 weeks prior to the show. Tap shoes are the black patent leather Mary-Jane style. We have tights in stock at the studio. If you choose to order tights online, please check with your teacher as they do vary in color!
CHRISTMAS SHOW REHEARSAL
We will be having short 20 min rehearsals for each class the morning of the recital - December 19th.
This gives the dancers the opportunity to get used to the stage and practice their dances a few times before they perform in the afternoon. They can also check out the back area where they will be waiting during the performance.
You will find their songs and weekly class time listed on the left, and their scheduled rehearsal time on the right. We strongly encourage all dancers to be there for the rehearsal so they are prepared and acclimated before the show!
Dancers DO NOT have to come in costume to the rehearsal. They can wear whatever they want, just make sure they have their tap and ballet shoes with them.
Doors will close after rehearsals in order to get set up for the show and will re-open at 3:30p.m.
CHRISTMAS SHOW LINE UP
We have included the show line up for you below! Check to see your child's performance schedule and which shoes each dancer will need first! Keep in mind, each dance is only around 2 minutes long. We ask that everyone stays until the Finale to take their final bow. You are welcome to present your child with flowers after the show and the stage will be open afterwards if you would like to take pictures!