Dress Rehearsal Friday, June 5th 6:00pm at Central Bucks West High School (375 W. Court Street in Doylestown)
Dress rehearsal is an important part of the performance experience because it prepares students for performing in a venue separate from the dance studio. Students should arrive dressed and ready in hair and make-up to the dress rehearsal. Use visitor/staff parking and enter at the YELLOW entrance of the school. There is additional parking in the back of the school as well. Once you arrive in the auditorium, you should look for the poster board sign corresponding to your child’s class (first class in show order if your child is in more than 1 class). Your child will meet the rest of her/his class at this area. The rehearsal will start promptly at 6:00pm, so please make sure your child is in the appropriate area by this time. Parents must stay with their dancer and are responsible for their child at the dress rehearsal. The order for the dress rehearsal will be the same as the order of dances for the annual performance. The only exception being the dancing dads number will be rehearsed at the end of the rehearsal. We will not have dressing rooms for the dress rehearsal, so all costume changes will be done in the lobby restrooms. Once dancers have practiced all of their routines and had their group photos taken, they may leave the rehearsal.
PLEASE SEE INFORMATION ON PHOTOS ON PAGE LATER. Since students will be backstage during the actual performance, the dress rehearsal is a great opportunity for the dancers to see their peers, teachers and dads perform! I don’t anticipate the rehearsal taking longer than 2 hours.
Annual Performance (Ready, Set, DANCE!) Saturday, June 6th at 11:00am at Central Bucks West High School (375 W. Court Street in Doylestown) Show starts at 11:00am, however arrival time for dancers and doors will open at 10:30am
Student Pick-up and Drop-off:
Students should arrive dressed and ready in hair and make-up to the performance. Please have your dancer use the restroom before going to the dressing room. Each dancer will be ushered back by one parent to the “Choir Room” behind the stage. The dancers will be left with chaperones and will reunite with their parents after the finale when the entire performance is finished. After the finale, please have one parent come back to the dressing room to pick-up your child. Please feel free to pack a small bag with water and any small activities your dancer may want to have while not performing.
Students with multiple costume changes can use room G109 next to the choir room. Parents…if you think your dancer needs assistance with costume changes, please come back stage to help.
Seating and Tickets:
Each family will receive 4 tickets to the performance, unless you have paid for extra tickets. Extra tickets will be available for purchase at the merchandise table at the performance for $10 each. Seating is on a first come first serve basis. The doors to enter the school and auditorium will open at 10:30am. To be fair to all guests, please no saving of seats!
Flash photography and videotaping are NOT PERMITTED during the performance, as it is a distraction to our dancers and audience members.
DVD of the Performance:
You can purchase a professionally edited DVD copy of the performance for $30. Please get an order form at the studio or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have one sent to you.
Professional Costumed Photos at Dress Rehearsal on Friday, June 5th:
Jontori Photography will be taking costumed photos of our dancers during our dress rehearsal in the lobby of CB West. If you do not still have your photo envelope given out earlier in the spring, you can pick up another one at the studio. Once dancers finish their FIRST dance at dress rehearsal, parents please escort them to the lobby to get their photos taken. Group and individual photos will be taken at this time.
EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT ELECTING TO PURCHASE PHOTOS WE ENCOURAGE ALL DANCERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GROUP PHOTOS.