THE DANCE EXPERIENCE
159 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054
(518) 463-1195, firstname.lastname@example.org
MAY 14th 2017 NEWSLETTER
Classes WILL be held Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday May 27th and Monday May 29th
End of Year Performances Dates & Times
Friday June 2nd 6:30 PM Saturday June 3rd 10:30 AM Saturday June 3rd 3:30 PM
Dancers should arrive in their first costume by 5:50 for the 6:30 show, 9:50 am for the 10:30 show, and 3:00 for the 3:30 show; the doors to the theater will not be open prior to this time. The order of each performance will not be completed until about a week before the shows and will be posted at that time.
The list of who is in which performance was emailed on 5/3 and is posted at TDE. Please note that the order of the list is not the order of performance.
ONE volunteer is needed from each children’s class (Preschool-Grade 5) to assist in the dressing room and sit with the dancers when they are not performing. These volunteers will be able to go into the audience during their children(s) dances, as dancers will be cared for by TDE staff when they are backstage. Volunteers are expected to stay with the designated class in the audience and/or backstage throughout the entire show, unless arrangements are made with ALL parents in the class ahead of time. Please tell your child’s teacher if you are willing to help out. You will receive confirmation, a list of responsibilities, and code to obtain your complimentary ticket if you are the designated volunteer. At times we have several parents from a class offer to volunteer, while at other times we have none. ONLY the specified volunteers will be allowed in the dressing rooms and backstage.
Studio pictures will be taken on Thursday, June 1st in the lobby of The Hart Theater at The Egg. Most classes will have their group photo taken prior to their rehearsal on stage, although a few classes will begin on stage. The rehearsal schedule is attached. Individual pictures can also be taken at that time. We have a tight schedule and will not be able to wait for individuals to arrive for rehearsal or the group picture, so please plan accordingly. Dancers wishing to purchase photos must have their completed photo order form with payment. We encourage all dancers to attend, even if you are not purchasing pictures, since the studio receives copies of the group pictures for display. The order forms are available in the waiting area at TDE. The packages are of the individual dancer and include a group photograph. The teachers will determine which shoes the dancers will wear for the group picture, which will be indicated on the paper newsletter distributed beginning 5/18. Parents will not be allowed behind the photographer, as this is a distraction and the photographer needs the full attention of the children.
Dress rehearsal will be held on Thursday June 1st 4:45-10 PM. We schedule specific times for each class on stage so that you do not have to sit through 5 hours of rehearsal. Due to the limited time that we have, we schedule younger kids earlier in the evening and older kids/teens/adults later in the evening. All dancers and families must take the elevators to the lobby of the Hart Theater (4th Floor). Dancers who need to utilize the dressing rooms for the rehearsal must walk through the theater to access the dress rooms.
Brian Morey will be providing video services for our performances this year. Brian comes to us highly recommended with dance, performance, photography, and videography experience. Order forms are available at TDE.
The office will be open Thursday 5/18-Wednesday 5/31 evenings 4:30-8 and Saturday 9-12. The office will not be staffed June 1-3, as all staff will be assisting at the rehearsal and performances at The Egg.
It’s that time of year! With only 2-3 classes until the EOY Performances, it is very important that the dancers attend class and dress appropriately, this includes proper shoes. Please remember that proper dance attire does not include shorts, unless they are dance shorts. Hair must be pulled back for all classes, including hip hop.