Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland schedule

Full cast run through at the studio:

Monday, November 18 at 4:30

Tuesday, December 3 at 4:30

*please do your best to attend!

Show week at the theater:

(Monday, December 9, classes as usual at studio)

Tuesday, December 10: set up at theater after lunch

*We will need a few parent volunteers

*classes as usual

Wednesday, December 11: tech rehearsal at 5pm

(excluding Nina’s class)

Thursday, December 12: dress rehearsal full cast at 5pm

Friday, December 13: performance at 6pm

Saturday, December 14:  performance at 1pm

(clean-up follows show)

*Nina’s students arrive 30 minutes before show time, hair and make-up done already

*Natalie’s ballet 1 arrive 45 minutes before show time, hair and make-up done

*Natalie’s ballet 2 arrive 45 minutes before show time, hair and make-up done

*All of Kathy’s students arrive 2 hours before show time for warm ups and prep, some rehearsal

Fall Schedule

Hi everyone! I hope you have all had a good summer vacation. I am starting to get inquiries about classes now, so I want to get at least a little info out.
Classes will start up the week after Labor Day, Monday, September 9. The schedule will be similar to other years, but we are looking at adding a class on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30 for the 5-6 year olds, to include the youngest of the students who may have been in Natalie’s large class as well as those leaving Nina’s class. (please keep in mind that age is just a guideline and the right class will be determined by experience and skill level)
Mondays and Wednesdays:
3:30- 4:15 ballet 1, ages 5-6
4:15-5 ballet 2, ages 6-8
5-6:15 ballet 3, ages 9-12
Tuesdays:
3:30-4:00 pre-ballet
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
4:00-6:00 teens
Saturdays:
10-2 teens
Adult ballet is scheduled for Tuesdays and possibly Thursdays at 11
No classes over Thanksgiving week, November 25-30
No classes after performance or over Winter Recess
Classes resume January 13, 2020
Spring Recital week of May 12-17
😍There are plans afoot for tap classes this year! Jessie and I are working on the schedule. One possible time is Saturday afternoons, but we will keep you posted as we get the schedule set.
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Winter performance dates! Please mark them on your calendar now!!
Studio group rehearsals: possible dates (2 dates will be chosen) at 4
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19, 20, and Tuesday and Wednesday December 3, 4
Tuesday, December 10-move to the Redwood Playhouse
Wednesday, December 11-tech rehearsal at 4
Thursday, December 12-dress rehearsal at 5
Friday, December 13, performance at 6
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14&15, performances at 1
I hope this helps and answers a few questions you may have. Stay tuned for more.

Final show

 

Hello Dancers and families, Well, today is our final performance of Sleeping Beauty. I am very pleased with how well it is going, and with the audience turnout! Thank you all for your support.
 
I am noticing that things are running much smoother now backstage and in the dressing room than at previous shows. I see a lot of effort from parents and dancers to make this happen. It really makes a good difference.
 
After today’s show we need to clean up. I will have a list of jobs needing to be done. As usual, I engage the help of all the older dancers, and they do a great job. Learning about the behind the scenes responsibilities is good preparation for them when they head out of here and want to be part of other dance and theater groups.
 
Adult help is always welcome, though. Find a crew to join up with and the work will get done even faster. Good jobs to jump in on are getting the folding chairs put away and the the movie seats back along the sides.
 
The seating area must be well swept and the movie seat platforms vacuumed before they are pushed back. This prevents a build up of debris.
 
Anyway, the goal is to get the jobs done and the theater looking ready for the next event.
 
We may need a dad to assist with moving the dance floor back into storage. I will let you know about that later.
 
See you all soon!

Tickets

 

Thank you for joining us at the tech rehearsal.. I think it went well.
 
I would like to clarify the ticket policy. Tickets for seating at the show can be purchased at the door, one hour before the show. Doors open 30 minutes before the show. We discourage reserved seating, please do not come into the theater before the doors open and place items on chairs.
 
If you have special seating needs, however, please let me know and seats can be reserved.
 
If you are not purchasing seating but only dropping off your child, you may wait in the lobby before the show and take a standing place at the back of the theater after everyone is seated, to watch the show.
 
If purchasing tickets is a hardship, let me know, and we can arrange for an exchange- we will need a lot of help cleaning up on Sunday, and even after each show. We want to create ways for everyone to enjoy the show while still making our ticket sales, which support the dance program and studio being able to stay open.
 
Dress rehearsal tonight, so excited!

Show Week!

 

Welcome to Show Week! What a busy week we have coming up! Today we will be taking our costumes, props, scenery and dance floor over to the Redwood Playhouse. Tomorrow at 5pm will be a “tech” rehearsal. This is when the lights, sound and dancers get co-ordinated, and dancers practice their entrances and exits. Natalie’s dancers will have a 30 minute run through of their parts, and then all the older dancers will do the same afterwards. Dress rehearsal is Thursday at 5. Please arrive 30 minutes early to find your way around the dressing room and get into costumes.
 
We still need a few moms to help backstage and in the dressing room, especially for a big costume change after the “prologue.” We need 2 moms each show.
 
We can always use extra help setting up and will need help with clean up after the show.
 
We would love to have a beautiful selection of goodies for our guests at each show. If you are able to bring something, please be sure to label it for allergens.
 
Thank you so much, I am looking forward to a wonderful, joyous, spectacular weekend with all of you!

This week

 

Hi Dancers and families, Here is an update about this week’s rehearsals. A number of scheduling conflicts have come up last minute, so I want to encourage everyone to prioritize the Tuesday rehearsal, at 5 pm. Classes will still take place as usual. Thanks!

Show schedule

 

Rehearsal and Performance schedule

Show Week

Load in: Tuesday, May 14 at 1pm

Tech Rehearsal: Wednesday May 15 at 5pm

Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, May 16 at 5pm

Performances:

Friday, May 17, 6pm

Saturday and Sunday May 18, 19, at 1pm

Studio Rehearsals

Tuesday, May 7 at 5pm (We can decide if Nina has regular class and rehearsal, or just rehearsal)

Wednesday, May 8 at 5pm (Natalie’s dancers will do a short class and a break, before rehearsal, Kathy’s students arrive by 4:30 to warm up)

Volunteers needed: Please contact Kathy and Natalie if you can help

          Assist getting and loading in the dance flooring

Back stage mom for dress rehearsal and performances

Bake Sale goodies for each performance

Set up theater before tech rehearsal in the afternoon

Dressing room set up before dress rehearsal

Clean up all the above after show on Sunday!

ALL DANCERS MUST HAVE A SIGNED SPECIAL EVENT HOLD HARMLESS AND PERMISSION TO PARTICIPATE FORM ON FILE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE

…………As well as a completed dancer’s registration packet.

Presentation

 

I would like to invite everyone to a presentation on Tuesday, March 19 at 5pm. The teenagers and a few of the younger group will be performing some of the exercises that they have been preparing for their upcoming exams. Hope to see you there!

New Session

Winter/spring Session 2019

Classes will start up the week of January 9th, teens, 14th, younger students.

pre ballet: Tuesdays at 3:45

ballet 1, for dancers in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade is Mondays and Wednesdays at 4:15

ballet 2, for dancers in the upper elementary grades (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th) is Mondays and Wednesdays at 5; please note, this session, Wed. is for exam practice

teens have classes Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30, Saturdays 9-2 based on exam level

This session will conclude with a performance at the Redwood Playhouse the week end of May 18th, 19th, 20th.

Summer session will be during July the week of July 8th .

IMPORTANT DATES

Performances:

Spring recital, Sleeping Beauty, part 2, rehearsals, set up and performances the week of May 13th-19th

*Extra full cast rehearsals will be scheduled closer to performances during the week, one Tuesday and one Wednesday.

 No Classes:

Presidents Week: week of February 18th

Spring vacation: week of April 15th

Exams: mid March, tba

Contact Kathy kwolman@asis.com, 707 223-1954

updates are posted on SoHum Dancing on facebook, or at our website www.sohumdancing.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rates and fees
Registration fee:

$10 per year per family, usually paid in September

 

Costume use fee, usually paid in September:

pre-ballet, intro to ballet/ ballet 1- $35 per year,
Upper levels/ ballet 2 and 3- $50 per year

 

Class fees are calculated based on the length of the session:

1x week $12 per class
2x week $11 per class
teens/ballet 3 $35 per week

adult drop in: $10 per class

 

Students participating in RAD exams that take place in the spring will have some additional expenses.  Info will be provided when available.

 

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Class fees Winter/ Spring 2019; 16 weeks (teens 17 weeks)

 

1x week: $192; plus registration and costume use fees if new to program

2x week: $352; plus registration and costume fees if new to program

teens:     $595 plus exam fees

 

* payment plans available; this is a long session!

* scholarships available

 

 

 

ALL STUDENTS MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE ATTENDING CLASSES

Registration forms are available at the studio.

special seating

 

Please let us know ahead when purchasing your tickets if you have a guest or great grandparent that may special assistance or seating. The gate and doors at the back by the kitchen offer wheelchair access from the parking lot and will be open. We can set them up near that area.