Our annual Spring Showcase is always an exciting event! Meetings will be held in the Spring to review all details and answer questions to ensure the best experience for you and your dancer! Showcase meetings are required for first year families, optional and encouraged for returning families.

Below are details that will prepare you for our show!

  • Audience/Parent Information:
    • Absolutely no recording or photography is permitted. This includes cameras, cell phones, iPads, or any other devices. This is a safety hazard for our performers. DVDs will be professionally recorded and available for purchase, and a professional photographer will be on site taking photos that we are happy to share with you.
    • Bouquets, professionally recorded DVD’s, and show-themed shirts will be available for pre-order in the spring.
    • Only dancers/volunteers are permitted backstage pre-show, during the show, and post-show. The backstage area is a very small space; we will send dancers out as quickly as we can get them packed up!
    • Ballet Show Date/Time: Saturday, June 16th 2:00-3:00pm
    • Variety Show Date/Time: Saturday, June 16th 4:00-6:00pm
    • Venue: Harrison Auditorium (A&T University)
    • Showcase Meetings: Dates TBA, required for all first year families, strongly encouraged for returning families.
    • Showcase Fee: $35 (max $55 per family) due by September 15th; allows us to rent the venue & purchase extra Showcase supplies.
    • Costume Fee: Varies by class, due by October 19th
      • Creative Movement & Foundations: $45
      • Ballet/Tap/Jazz 1: $55
      • Jazz/Tap 2 & 3, Modern 2 & 3, Hip Hop 2 & 3, Pom, Praise, Acro: $55
      • Ballet 3 and 4: Varies, TBA by August 31st
    • Costume and Showcase fees are non refundable.
    • June Tuition and any other outstanding fees should be paid in full prior to the Showcase date in order for dancers to remain eligible to perform.
    • Ticket Information: TBA
  • General Performer Information:
    • Showcase choreography generally begins in January in all of our dance and acro classes. Regular attendance in the spring session is extremely important–especially in level 2, 3, and 4 classes. Dancers work very hard to retain all their choreography, and it puts extra pressure on our students as well as instructors when students are routinely absent. Taking too much time to go back and re-teach choreography eats up valuable class time. We thank you for realizing how important regular attendance is, and assure you that your dancers will be very glad they put in the time and effort when the big day arrives!
    • ALL full cast and dress rehearsals are absolutely mandatory for each dancer.
      • Dancers who are absent from any full cast or dress rehearsal are not permitted to perform in the show. If you experience an emergency the day of a rehearsal, please contact Katherine ASAP.
      • Full cast and dress rehearsals are very important for each performer to see the progression of the show, watch for their cues, and more. Rehearsals are just as important as the show itself; therefore we need every dancer present.
      • Show 1 Full Cast Rehearsals (at SESD): Friday, June 1st and 8th, 5:45-8:30pm
      • Show 1 AND Show 2 Dress Rehearsal (at Harrison Auditorium): Saturday, June 16th, 9:30-12:30 ***Please arrive between 9:00-9:15am to check in/settle in dressing room
        • Creative Movement dancers do NOT need to attend dress rehearsal. Check in for Show 2 between 1:15-1:30 with designated volunteer, TBA.
    • Dancers in multiple classes, or with multiple costumes are required to have a “Costume Box” (including BTJ1)  Clearly label a clear plastic box with your dancers name.
    • What goes in a “Costume Box”?…
      • Costumes and hair pieces, dance shoes, tights, red lipstick and other make up necessities, brush/comb, hair spray, hair gel, extra hair ties and bobby pins, band aids, water bottles, sealed snacks, and anything else your dancer may need backstage!

 

  • All Dancers:
    • Clean nails, no colored nail polish. Nude polish and “French tips” are acceptable.
    • Hair should be slicked back with gel and hair spray, no bangs or “fly aways.”
    • Tights should not have holes.
    • Class-specific details can be found below…
    • Dancers in Creative Movement:
      • Make up: Red lipstick, other make up as desired by dancer/parent
      • Hair: Bun, no bangs or “fly-aways”
      • Tights: Capezio, pink
      • Ballet slippers: Capezio “Lily” 212, pink
    • Dancers in Foundations:
      • Make up: Red lipstick, other make up as desired by dancer/parent
      • Hair: Bun, no bangs or “fly-aways”
      • Tights: Body Wrappers, mesh/back seam, “Theatrical Pink”
      • Ballet slippers: Capezio “Lily” 212, pink
      • Tap shoes: Capezio Mary Jane 3800, tan
    • Dancers in Ballet/Tap/Jazz 1:
      • Make up: Red lipstick, other make up as desired by dancer/parent
      • Hair: Bun, no bangs or “fly-aways”
      • Ballet Tights: Body Wrappers, mesh/back seam, “Theatrical Pink”
      • Ballet slippers: Capezio “Lily” 212, pink
      • Tap Tights: Capezio, Caramel
      • Tap shoes: Capezio Mary Jane 3800, tan
    • Dancers in Level 2-4 and Acro/Praise:
      • ALL Students:
        • Make up: Red lipstick, stage make up (eye liner, mascara, eye shadow, blush)
        • Earrings: Diamond Studs
      • Modern Students:
        • Hair: Mid/high Ponytail, no bangs or fly-aways, please use gel and hairspray
        • Tights: Capezio, footless, Caramel
      • Jazz/Tap Students:
        • Hair: Mid/high ponytail, no bangs or fly-aways, please use gel and hairspray
        • Tights: Capezio, “Caramel”
        • Jazz shoes: Bloch 449, Tan
        • Tap shoes: Capezio Mary Jane 3800, Tan
      • Hip Hop Students:
        • Hair: Mid/high ponytail, no bangs or fly-aways, please use gel and hairspray
        • Hip Hop shoes: any brand, solid black
      • Acro Students:
        • Hair: Mid/high ponytail, no bangs or fly-aways, please use gel and hairspray
        • BEGINNER Acro: No tights required, black leggings included in costume
        • INT/ADV Acro: Capezio Footless tights, “Caramel”
      • Praise Students:
        • Hair: Mid/high bun, no bangs or fly-aways, please use gel and hairspray
        • Tights: Body Wrappers convertible mesh with back seam “Theatrical Pink”
        • Ballet slippers: So Danca no drawstring (available at Carolina Dancewear)
    • Dancers in Ballet Levels 2-4:
      • Make up: Red lipstick, stage make up (eye liner, mascara, eye shadow, blush, false eye lashes levels 3 & 4)
        • Earrings: Diamond Studs
        • Hair: Mid/high bun, no bangs or fly-aways, please use gel and hairspray
        • Tights: Body Wrappers convertible mesh with back seam “Theatrical Pink”
        • Ballet slippers: So Danca no drawstring (available at Carolina Dancewear)