Spring Recital Updates
*Extra full cast rehearsals at the studio:
Tuesday, April 24, and Wednesday April 25 at 5 pm, please try to attend at least one of these.
Tuesday May 8, and Wednesday May 9, at 5 pm please make plans to attend at least one of these rehearsals!
Monday May 14 5pm all dancers, please, younger ones if possible
AT THE REDWOOD PLAYHOUSE: the week of May 14th-20th
Move in, Tuesday, probably starting around 1pm
Tech rehearsal Kathy and Natalie’s students, Wed at 4.
Dress rehearsal, all dancers, Thursday at 5
Shows Friday at 6, Sat. and Sun. at 1
Nina’s students arrive 30 minutes before showtime, makeup and hair done
Natalie’s dancers arrive 45 minutes before showtime, makeup and hair done
Kathy’s younger dancers arrive 1 hour before showtime
Teens arrive 2 hours before showtime
Parent helper jobs:
Helper moms, 2 for each show
Set up and clean up:
Getting the dance floor, costumes and props on Tuesday around 1pm
Setting up the dance floor Wednesday around noon
Setting up the chairs before dress rehearsal
Managing the concessions table, a helper for each show
Organize the dressing room
All the above, in reverse, after the show on Sunday
Special notes: This year’s show has become very complex and we could use some extra help.
We will need masks for the owls (Natalie’s girls), and monsters (Kathy’s girls)
I have felt, glue and patterns and have found some great ideas on pinterest, etc. I know from past experience that there is a very creative, helpful, group of moms, and am hoping we can set a date to get these done.
We need some silvery, or gray outfits that go on quickly, for the ghosts.
They can be shirts and pants, dresses, etc. I am going to dig around in the costume room, and maybe check out the thrift store, but if you have something at home that you can share, that would be nice. The dancers are ages 6-13.
I would love to see some exciting goodies for the concessions table. I think it would be really fun for our audiences to get a full experience of the setting.
Getting the word out
I will be sure to print up lots of the half and quarter sheet posters so you can pass them around to all your family and friends. The dancers and teachers are working hard to make this a good show, we are all having a lot of fun, and I want to share this with as many of our community members as possible!
We hope you can join us for Summer Session, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, July 17- August 9, for 4 weeks. All levels will be included, and we will keep you updated as plans are developed.
*Classes for teens will continue after the show, meeting Tuesday afternoons and Saturdays. After school is out, they can join the adults on Tuesday mornings, instead of coming in the afternoon. I have explained to them that they have achieved a level of skill that now requires continuous attention, with shorter breaks in their training. As a matter of fact, I think you will be very impressed with how far they have progressed in the last year!
Thank you all very much!!!