Enterance

Auditorium

(No Food or Drink)

Lobby

Potty

Stage

Dressing Room

174

Dressing Room

172

Dressing Room

171

Potty

Backstage Enterance

(Pick-Up area)

Quick

Change 

Room

Kennard Dale

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When? June 11th & 12th

Where? The Bel Air Armory 

              37 N. Main Street, Bel Air, Md 21014

1pm show

  • Arrive, stage ready (costume, hair, makeup), between 12:15-12:30pm for drop off. One female parent/guardian is allowed back stage for drop-off. We will not hold the show for anyone who is late! Allow yourself plenty of time to get to the school to avoid being tardy. 

  • Doors to the auditorium open at 12:30pm. 

  • Parents dropping off must exit the dressing rooms by 12:50pm. 

  • In order to maintain security, no one (excluding backstage helpers) will be allowed backstage during and after the show. This includes intermission. All backstage helpers will be wearing bright yellow aprons. There will be attendants guarding the backstage entrance during the show. They are required to prohibit anyone from going backstage. Do not try to be sneaky and get backstage. If there is an emergency situation, we will make an announcement over the PA system. 

  • There will be an attendant with your children for the entire length of the show. Wewill provide water, entertainment, and a light snack for your children while they are backstage. 

  • Please pack one small bag, labeled with your dancers name for them to keep their shoes/belongings. Please do not pack lip stick in their bags! They should only have the shoes they need and their costumes. After the show, we will walk the dancers to the double doors for pick up. 

  • It is our expectation that everyone stay to enjoy the entire performance. If you absolutely must leave early, written arrangements with Ms. Antonia and Ms.Alexa must be made by 5/31/2020.  

5pm Show 

  • Arrive, stage ready, between 4:15-4:30pm for drop off. One female parent/guardian is allowed back stage for drop-off. We will not hold the show for anyone who is late! Allow yourself plenty of time to get to the school to avoid being tardy. 

  • Doors to the auditorium open at 4:30pm. 

  • Parents dropping off must exit the dressing rooms by 4:45pm. 

  • In order to maintain security, no one (excluding backstage helpers) will be allowed backstage during and after the show. This includes intermission. There will be attendants guarding the backstage entrance during the show. They are required to prohibit anyone from going backstage. Do not try to be sneaky and get backstage. If there is an emergency situation, we will make an announcement over the PA system. 

  • Teachers and staff will be backstage to help the kids. 

  • LABEL EVERYTHING! 

  • It is our expectation that everyone stay to enjoy the entire performance. If you absolutely must leave early, written arrangements with Ms. Antonia and Ms.Alexa must be made by 5/31/2020.  

When? 

Where? 

 

Q: What is a tech rehearsal? 

A: Basically, this is when we set the technical elements for the dances. There are a lot of moving parts to put on a good show, and this is when we work out all of the kinks. We will set the lighting, sound, and any special effects that might be needed for a dance. This is also an opportunity for the dancers to experience being on/back stage, figure out their spacing, see what side of the stage they need to be on (right & left is tricky!), etc. Being on the stage can be a little disorienting at first, so we want to make sure all of our dancers feel confident and prepared for recital day. For tech, dancers should be in full costume, hair, and makeup. 

Q: What is a dress rehearsal? How is that different from tech? 

A: A dress rehearsal is when we run through the show from beginning to end, just like we would on recital day. This gives the dancers a chance to practice their costume changes, along with their dances, before having to be in front of an audience. This is different from tech because we do not pause to "set the stage". By the time we get to dress rehearsal, all of the technical elements have been arranged. This is both the tech crew and the dancers opportunity to practice and make sure the show runs smoothly. Dancers should be in full costume, hair, and makeup for dress rehearsals. 

Q: When do I need to be there? Does this apply to my kiddo?

A: Please see the schedule below! ALL dancers will have a tech time for each of their classes. Your dancer only needs to be at the school for their scheduled rehearsals. When they are done dancing, they can leave. Please note: the scheduled time is the time they need to be READY & on stage. Arrive to the school at least 10 minutes before their scheduled rehearsal to avoid being tardy. Only dancers in the 5pm show will have a full dress rehearsal. 

Q: Is this all mandatory? 

A: Yes! If you miss your tech/dress rehearsal, we unfortunately cannot allow your dancer to perform. We do our best to get everyone the schedule in advance so you can plan your week accordingly. If you have a conflict that you can not rearrange, let us know ASAP, and we will do everything possible to accommodate you. 

Q: Can we watch these rehearsals?

A: Parents/guardians are free to watch the tech rehearsals, but NOT the dress rehearsals. Dancers may watch both tech and dress rehearsals. For tech, only parents/guardians and siblings will be allowed in the auditorium. Please do not invite your extended family and friends. 

General: 

 

1. ALL BALANCES MUST BE PAID IN FULL prior to receiving costumes, and in order for your dancer to perform in the show. All balances must be at $0 by Saturday, May 22nd in order to take home recital costumes. Dancers with a balance after June 10th will be denied entry to recital.

2. All dancers, unless previously discussed with the studio directors, participate in the recital. 

3. No parents are allowed backstage during the recital. One female guardian is allowed in the dressing room at drop-off and pick-up ONLY. For more details, go to "Recital Day."

4. No peanut products are allowed backstage. No colored drinks or snacks that can stain are allowed backstage. Water, clear liquids, and dry snacks only. 

5. If your child is under the age of 7, DO NOT pack lipstick in their dance bag. 

6. Label ALL of your child's belongings. Shoes, costumes, tights, bags, etc. 

7. Dancers are required to stay until the end of the show and must remain backstage.

Audience Etiquette: 

1. If you are entering and exiting the audience, please do so BETWEEN dances. Walking up and down the aisles can be distracting to the dancers and to the families who are trying to enjoy their children dance.

2. NO food or drink in the auditorium. 

3. No unnecessary conversation in the audience.

4. Turn off all cell phones and electronic devices.

5. Flash Photography and videography is strictly prohibited. Videos will be available to purchase.

6. Any person not following the rules will be asked to leave. No ticket sales will be refunded. 

7. Of course, show your enthusiasm and support for the dancers with lots of applause and cheering!