Spring Showcase 2024

Venue: Carolina Theatre

Address: 310 S Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401

Spring Ballet Full Cast Rehearsals (held at SESD): April 14 & 28

Show 1 & 2 Dress Rehearsal at Carolina Theatre (All Classes): May 3, 2024

Showcase Date: May 4, 2024

Show Schedule (May 4th)

1:40-1:50 Call Time for Ballet 2-6

2:00-2:15 Call Time for Creative Movement, First Steps, Foundations, Ballet/Tap 1, Intro to Acro

2:30-3:00 Doors Open for guests

3:00-4:15 Show 1 (Neverland)

4:15-4:45 Visit with dancers in lobby

4:45 Clear Lobby and auditorium

6:00-6:15 Call Time for ALL Show 2 dancers

6:30-7:00 Doors open for guests

7:00-8:15 Show 2

8:15-8:30 Visit with dancers

8:30 Clear lobby, auditorium, and dressing rooms. Goodnight!

Ballet Full Cast Rehearsals:

  • Full Cast Rehearsals are absolutely mandatory for specified classes/cast members. Dancers who are absent from a full cast rehearsal for any reason other than family emergency will not be permitted to perform in the Show. There are no exceptions.
  • Full Cast Rehearsals are held at SESD. Doors will be unlocked 15 minutes prior to first start time. Full Casts are CLOSED rehearsals; meaning only SESD staff and dancers are permitted in the studio during rehearsal. The lobby will be “closed” except for in between acts.
  • There is very high traffic between Acts. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early ready to dance (regular class attire, no costumes unless otherwise specified) and place dance bags in Studio A. If your dancer needs to get dressed at the studio, please arrive early enough to do so and be ready to dance by the rehearsal start time.
  • Please remind your dancer not to play on or with the Acro equipment and barres in Studio A.
  • Intermediate/Advanced and pointe dancers should begin quietly warming up before their rehearsal start time.
  • Typically, we do not wear costumes—please wear regular ballet class attire unless instructed otherwise. Hair should be slicked back in a bun.
  • For general information regarding Full Cast Rehearsals (What is a full cast rehearsal? What do dancers do? Why are they important?), click here.

Schedules: April 14 & 28

  • Rehearsals start promptly at designated time
  • Full Casts 1 & 2: Sunday, April 14 & April 28
    • Act 1: Wendy’s Room
      • Classes: Ballet/Tap 1 (Pixie Dust)
      • Soloists: Mia Browder, Maysen Carter, Alona Cregger, Zelia Morris, Lainey Watkins
      • Rehearsal Time:
        • 3:00-3:50 (All dancers please be ready to dance AT 3:00)
    • Act 2: Neverland
      • Classes: Ballet 6, Ballet 2 (Lost Boys), Foundations (Little Firebirds), Ballet 3/4 (Indians) & Madelyn/Ava (Pirates)
      • Soloists: Mia Browder, Maysen Carter, Sarah Deviney, Lily Pao, Lainey Watkins
      • Rehearsal Time:
        • 4:00-5:00 (All dancers please be ready to dance AT 4:00)
    • Act 3: Mermaid Lagoon & Act 4: I Do Believe in Fairies
      • Classes: Creative Movement (Rainbow Fish), First Steps (Baby Crocodiles), Intro to Acro (Mermaids), Ballet 5 (Pirates)
      • Soloists: Mia Browder, Maysen Carter, Lillie Dimaio, Ava Jackson, Bailey Leclerc, Keelie Miller, Lacie Routh, Lyric Stanley, Lainey Watkins
      • Rehearsal Time:
        • 5:15-6:30 (All dancers please be ready to dance AT 5:20)
        • *Creative Movement, First Steps, and Intro to Acro dismissed at 6:00

Showcase Meetings:

  • 2024 Dates:
    • Wednesday, April 10th (in- person) at 7:40pm at SESD AND online-link will be sent prior
    • Friday, April 12th (virtual) 7:40pm at SESD AND online-link will be sent prior
    • Only need to attend one!
    • Showcase meetings generally last 30-40 minutes
  • Showcase Meetings are required for ALL performers.
  • Show day is VERY busy. It is extremely important to attend Showcase meetings and ask all questions prior to the show date. Katherine will be tied up running the show; coordinating lights and sound with the technicians, checking on dancers, and much more. We want this experience to be as smooth and pleasant as possible, but there is no guarantee Katherine will be able to answer phone calls, texts, or emails at any time during the day. If you have a question and cannot find Katherine, look for someone in a “volunteer” shirt or your dancer’s teacher. Showcase meetings will eliminate most of the stress and confusion!

Dress Rehearsal for at Theatre

  • Dress Rehearsal is absolutely mandatory for specified classes/cast members. Dancers who are absent for any reason other than illness or family emergency will not be permitted to perform in the Show.
  • Dress Rehearsal is held at the Carolina Theatre.
  • Dancers should arrive during their Call time with hair and make-up ready, in their first costume with a cover up.
  • All dancers check-in in the lobby at the SESD desk.
  • Dancers in Show 1 (Ballet) should check in at their Call Time in the lobby for dressing room assignments. Dancers may be picked up from the lobby after their dismissal time UNLESS they are in Show 2. Dancers who are also in Show 2 will not be permitted to leave after Show 1 Rehearsal.
    • Dancers who are in Show 1 and Show 2 will not be permitted to leave their dressing rooms during Dinner Break. Please send a healthy lunch with your dancer. Dancers in levels 2-6 who will be rehearsing for more than 2 hours should bring healthy snacks and at least 2 water bottles. Please do not send food/drinks that could soil costumes. (NO dark or red-colored drinks!) Dancers should bring a cover up/other clothes to wear while eating.
  • Dancers in Show 2 (Variety) should check in at their Call Time in the lobby for dressing room assignments. Dancers may be picked up from the lobby after their dismissal time.
  • During Dress Rehearsal, dancers should stay in their dressing room or seats in the auditorium until they are called by the director or a backstage runner. There is no reason for dancers to roam around the auditorium, lobby, etc. unsupervised–even advanced students.

Dress Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Rehearsals start promptly at designated time
    • 4:30-5:00 CALL TIME Show 1 (Neverland)
    • 5:10 Dancers READY TO DANCE (in costume, make up, hair, shoes, etc.)
    • 5:15-6:45 Rehearsal
      • Only Theatre and SESD staff are permitted in the auditorium during rehearsals.
    • 6:50 Dancers who are NOT in Show 2 (Greatest Show) are dismissed
      • Only Theatre and SESD staff are permitted in the auditorium during rehearsals. When picking up your dancer, please wait in the lobby in front of the check in desk. SESD Staff will bring dancers to the check in desk when they are ready for pick-up.
    • 6:50-7:30 Dinner Break for dancers who are in Show 2
      • Please pack dinner; dancers will not be permitted to leave the dressing rooms and parents/guests are not permitted in. This is a safety issue.
    • 7:15-7:30 Call Time for all Show 2 Dancers who are not on campus.
    • 7:30-7:40 Clean up dinner and prep for Show 2 Rehearsal
    • 7:40 All Show 2 dancers be READY TO DANCE in costume, hair, shoes, etc.
    • 7:45-9:25 Show 2 Rehearsal
      • Only Theatre and SESD staff are permitted in the auditorium during rehearsals.
    • 9:30 Dancers dismissed
      • Only Theatre and SESD staff are permitted in the auditorium during rehearsals. When picking up your dancer, please wait in the lobby in front of the check in desk. SESD Staff will bring dancers to the check in desk when they are ready for pick-up.

Showcase Shirt Pre-Orders:

  • You will receive an invoice to pay online with a credit card, due upon receipt.
  • You are not required to purchase a showcase shirt, BUT they are wonderful keepsakes and cover-ups during class and rehearsal! Moms, dads, and siblings are welcome to order too!
  • Each performer's name will be featured on the back of each shirt!
  • Pricing and Discounts:
    • 2023 Design: $27
  • Sizing & Fit Guide:
    • Youth Small-Youth XL
    • Adult Small-Adult XXXL (Please add $3 for Adult 2X and 3X)

T SHIRT ORDERS NOW CLOSED!