Hello Dance Families -
Today through Monday mark our last dance classes for the 2017-2018 dance season at Kerri's Dance Studio. Thank you so much fr joining us in the fun and learning. We appreciate the cherish the opportunity to work with your children and get to know them and be part of their journey.
The following are some notes and details regarding the dance recital, notes from pictures about costumes, and other important information. You can also find this all on our website under the tab "newsletter".
Costume notes -
ALL dancers please be sure to have the correct tights for the performances. We are fully stocked back up on tights so please make sure you have the correct color and style for the recital. Also please be sure to also have the correct shoes!
Boom Shake the Room - Please all dancers wear black socks with this costume so no skin shows from end of legging into shoe.
Dancing in the Streets - If your leggings are capri, please just wear jazz shoes, if your leggings are full length, please wear black socks with this costume.
Rock Around the Clock - neck scarves should be knotted twice and the knot should be on the dancers left hand side.
Rock a Hula - Be sure to pin skirts, the velcro was popping open all through pictures!
You Can't Stop the Beat - Feel free to shorten straps on tops if this will help your dancer not pull on them!
Many have asked about make up for the recital. I suggest dancers do wear a bit of mascara, natural blush or bronzer, and lipstick or glass to bring out their features. The lights can be harsh, oo at them at rehearsal and see what they need. How much or little will be your choice and it is not required.
KDS will be selling Bloomworks flowers as well as small gifts and candy bouquets at all 4 dance recitals. All proceeds benefit the KDS Take Flight competitive team, the dance assistance program, and the KDS Senior Scholarship fund. The flowers are gorgeous and this year options will be a singe rose, three rose bouquet, the KDS special bouquet, or a mixed bouquet. Prices range from $8-$20.
Professional DVD and digital downloads of all 4 recitals will be available from Mr. Video. Ordering information is available on flyers in the dance studio or you can go to Mr. Video.com. They do an excellent job capturing the shows, the videos are high quality and a great keepsake. We do not allow individual video of any parts of the recital not only for copyright purposes but for the safety of our dancers on stage. Anyone seen taking video will be asked to stop and possibly have their device confiscate. Please do not video tape dances on phones or cameras.
Door for the dressing rooms will open 45 minutes prior to the start of each show. Doors for seating will open 30 minutes prior to show time. The building will not be open more than 1 hour prior to the start of each show. Your dancer should be back stage at least 5 dances before their, dressed and ready. Only dancers ages 7 and under may sit in the audience. All others must remain back stage in the waiting area/green room. Young dancers should e dropped off with parent volunteers Sara, Shannon, Terri, and Trisha at least 5 dances before their own performance. Dancers can be picked up in the same area after they dance. We will have 2-3 additional green room parent volunteers to help keep them occupied and things running smooth as they wait.
Dressing rooms are behind the stage and should be used for changing only, not hanging out... Please do not keep or leave any valuables in the dressing rooms, they ARE NOT supervised. KDS will not responsible for any lost or stolen items from the dressing room area. Please make sure children are waiting for their turn to dance in the green room, where there is adult supervision. Boys will have a separate dressing room also behind the stage but on stage left. Again this room is for changing and is not monitored.
The order for each show will be available at rehearsal. Reminder - Stage rehearsal is June 8th, the schedule is posted on our website, another copy is attached here, and paper copies are available at the studio. THIS IS REQUIRED. Not attending the rehearsal will mean not participating in the recital. This is NOT A DRESS rehearsal. Please just wear normal dance attire and have all your shoes.
Recital T shirts for all participants will be available for pick up at the stage rehearsal. Those not picked up will be taken to the green room during the shows. Please be sure to get your picked up... all were paid for with costume bills.
Please review your costume sheets for hair for the the recital for each costume. DO NOT just go off the picture! Please read what is typed, it may be different than the catalog picture.
As a reminder - ALL ACCOUNTS must be paid in full through May and recital fees in order to participate in the annual recital. Please make sure your account is up to date to avoid any issues.
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. Our goal is to make the recital fun, smooth, and as stress free as possible. we want you to sit back and enjoy your little one and celebrate their success! we are happy to help!
Have a great week - Reminder - there are no dance classes June 5-7 for recital prep and technical rehearsals.
Miss Kerri and Staff