ANNUAL Spring Recital – Primary Level I and Up. (Waddell Theater, NVCC Loudoun)
We are delighted that you are joining us as we present this full theatrical event for our students to share the craft they have studied all year, with an appreciative audience, and to further their full experience in this expressive art form.
We are fortunate to have a few talented parent volunteers helping with costumes and sets. And our faculty donates planning and rehearsal time as well as their organizational, choreographic, and costuming talents. However, there is often more work than they can handle. We will ask that you fill out a volunteer form, and will be in touch regarding how you can assist your child’s class. We need at least one parent for each class to help with costume preparation and organization. If you are unable to volunteer, we ask that give a tax deductible donation in lieu of time, so we may compensate someone outside the studio for tailoring and/or costume construction.
Participation involves a fee separate from your tuition. This contributes to defraying the production costs, such as…
~hourly rental of the theater and dressing rooms for rehearsals and performances ~rental of parking lot ~technician and design fees ~costume materials ~costume construction ~construction and art supplies ~backdrop rental or creation ~additional equipment rental ~other production costs such as playbill printing, etc. The Base Family Fee is $375. There is a Dressing Room Attendant Fee of $20 for younger students, and a descending rate for additional dancers/ dances in a family, starting at $125 and ending at $75.
Attendance is always very important … Even more so when a student’s presence directly affects the progress of classmates. The two weeks prior to the recitals include extra rehearsals. Advance notice allows us to accommodate the best we can, and consider whether participating is realistic. If your dancer is unable to be in the performance, we will gladly work with that student to make the most of this year of study. The skills we are practicing are not just for the show, and are important to the progress of every dancer. Students are on notice that if they miss more than 4 classes from February 15 on, without making an effort to catch up, their participation privilege will be withdrawn. As it will also, if they fail to attend Mandatory Rehearsals. This policy is ultimately in everyone’s best interest — the ill-prepared individual performer, as well as classmates. Most people experience a little stage fright. The practice in the theater furthers the dancer’s preparation for the audience by making them more comfortable with the stage. Each class works as a team for placement, timing, and visual cues. Every absence, every tardiness, every early departure affects the performance.
Beginning in late May through the first performance day, important group rehearsals will be ongoing. (Rehearsal schedule may differ from regular classes. A Rehearsal Calendar will be emailed to you, or handed out in class.)
Seats are numbered and reserved, and will be handled online through Tututix. Please see our Home Page as recital dates approach for ticket sales information and links.
COSTUMES are studio property and are provided from our inventory. We either refurbish existing costumes, or construct new, depending on needs and the recital theme. In April, a packet containing everything else you need to know will be distributed.