We are just one month away from the Recital! All of our dancers are working hard on practicing and perfecting their choreography, costumes have been handed out, and everyone is very excited to perform on stage! Here's the latest news at the studio.
As we get closer to the Recital, attendance is especially crucial! Please make sure your dancer attends every class so he/she can be prepared for stage! If you know ahead of time that your child will miss his/her class due to illness or planned activity, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so our instructors can plan accordingly.
SEE MISS CASEY PERFORM!
RVA Dance Collective, Richmond’s premiere professional modern dance company, is having their annual spring concert this Friday and Saturday (May 9th & 10th) at 7:30pm at the Grace Street Theater. Miss Casey will be performing with the other members of the company and guest artists. This show is appropriate for all ages and is just over an hour. Tickets are $16 general admission and can be purchased at showclix.com. Come out and support local professional dance!
All costumes have arrived and have been handed out in class. If your child has not received his/her costume, please contact me to set up a time to come in to try on the costume. Costumes should ONLY be worn for picture day and rehearsals, not for wearing at home for any reason. Parents are responsible for any alterations, which need to be made by Picture Day on May 17th
No underwear is permitted under costumes - all female dancers need a nude leotard to wear underneath of their costumes and male dancers need nude briefs. Nude undergarments help dancers change comfortable and quickly backstage and should not be seen under their costume. You can purchase your dancer’s nude undergarment from Disco Sports or at www.discountdance.com. Leos should have thin straps (NO SLEEVES!) that can be hidden underneath of the costume. Dancers who have midriff-baring costume or who need more chest support must wear a nude bra and performance underwear, which can also be found at discountdance.com.
MAY 12-16: NO DRESS REHEARSALS
The week of May 12th – 16th was originally scheduled as dress rehearsals during class time, as indicated in your Recital Information Packet. However, because classes rehearsed in their costumes last week, we no longer have need for these additional dress rehearsals. May 12th-16th will be regular classes – no need to bring your costumes, just arrive in your regular class attire.
Recital Tickets are going fast! If you haven’t already, go to tututix.com and search One Hit Wonders to find the event page. Enter your promo code (first four letters of your child’s last name followed by AIM2014) to claim your family’s comp tickets. Additional tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Congratulations to Michaila Hyne, who won the Recital T-Shirt design contest! Her design will be featured on this year’s Recital T-shirt as well as on the show’s program. All performing dancers will wear the Recital T-shirt during the show’s finale. Shirts are just $10 each. This charge has been added to your May invoice.
GUEST INSTRUCTOR MASTER CLASS
Ashley Narvaez, professional dancer and VCUDance alumna, will be teaching a special master class on Saturday, May 31th for ages 7-11 at 10am, and ages 12+ at 11am. The class is just $10 per student and will be a great opportunity for dancers to expand their training and try something new! Grab a yellow flyer at the front desk for more info.