Spring Showcase 2023

Venue: Carolina Theatre

Address: 310 S Greene St, Greensboro, NC 27401

Showcase Date: May 6, 2023

Dress Rehearsal at SESD (Both Shows/All Classes): May 5, 2023

Spring Ballet Full Cast Rehearsals: Sunday, April 23 & April 30, 2023


Spring Ballet: “To Everything There Is A Season”

SESD Classes: Creative Movement, First Steps, Foundations, Ballet/Tap 1, Intro to Acro, All Ballet Classes Level 2-6

2:30-2:45 Call Time for: Creative Move, First Steps, Foundations, Ballet/Tap 1, Levels 2-6 (ready to perform/check in at Registration desk)

3:00-3:30 Doors Open for Guests *Please do NOT attempt to enter the auditorium prior to “Doors Open.” Saving seats before doors open is prohibited and any personal belongings found in the auditorium prior to doors open will be removed and taken to the “registration desk” for pick up*

3:30-4:30 Performance

Variety Show: “Around The World”

SESD Classes: All Hip Hop, Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Acro, All Jazz, Tap, and Modern Classes

5:00-5:15 Call Time: All performers (Dancers who were in Show 1 report to dressing rooms, dancers not in Show 1 check in at Registration desk)

5:30-6:00 Doors Open for Guests *Please do NOT attempt to enter the auditorium prior to “Doors Open.” Saving seats before doors open is prohibited and any personal belongings found in the auditorium prior to doors open will be removed and taken to the “registration desk” for pick up*

6:00-7:30 Performance

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.
  • 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.


  • Rehearsals start promptly at designated time
    • Full Cast dates: Sunday, April 23 & April 30
      • Act 1 (Creative Movement, First Steps, Soloists: Lyric Stanley & Keelie Miller)
        • 3:00-3:50 (All dancers please be ready to dance AT 3:00)
      • Act 2 (Ballet/Tap 1, Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Soloist: Maysen Carter)
        • 4:00-5:10 (All dancers please be ready to dance AT 4:00)
      • Act 3 (Intro to Acro, Ballet 2, Soloists: Alonna Cregger & Lainey Watkins)
        • 5:20-6:10 (All dancers please be ready to dance AT 5:20)
      • Act 4 (Foundations, Ballet 3, Ballet 6, Soloists: Sarah Deviney & Lillie Dimaio)
        • 6:15-7:25 (All dancers please be ready to dance AT 6:15)

Showcase Meetings:

  • 2022 Dates:
    • Friday, April 21st (5:30-6:15) in-person at SESD
    • Saturday, April 22nd (11:00-11:45) virtual
    • 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 SHOW 1 and SHOW 2 at VENUE (not SESD):

Friday, May 5 (tentative)

Showcase Shirt Pre-Orders:

  • T-shirt Sales Open through (TBA)--all orders/payment due by 2pm.
  • 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:
    • 2022 Design: $30
    • Sibling/Family discount: $30 for first shirt, $25 for additional shirts
  • Sizing & Fit Guide:
    • Youth Small-Youth XL
    • Adult Small-Adult XXXL (Please add $3 for Adult 2X and 3X)
    • T-shirts are Gildan brand, unisex sizing
    • “Youth Small” is typically a little baggy on younger students (ages 3-5ish) but they are not so oversized they can’t be comfortably worn. They’ll be prefect to wear as a cover-up during Picture week, and dancers will be able to enjoy them for a while as they grow into them!