Swinging On A Star
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Our end of the year June Recital, Swinging On A Star, is right around the corner...
This means pictures, rehearsals, and performances the week of 6/5 - 6/10, 2023!
Performing is a valuable part of the learning process in the performing arts, so this is a big deal to all of us getting ready for the shows. It is such a fun and rewarding experience to have your moments on stage and recognize all you can do!
Technical Rehearsals will be held at A Time To Dance
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, June 6th, 7th, & 8th rehearsing one show per day.
Show One rehearsal is Tuesday, June 6th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at A Time To Dance.
Show Two rehearsal is Wednesday, June 7th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at A Time To Dance.
Show Three rehearsal is Thursday, June 8th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at A Time To Dance.
You may leave tech rehearsal after your routine(s) is done. You may wear your normal dance clothes for these rehearsals with your correct dance shoes. No makeup is required. Technical rehearsals are required for all performers as it is our initial run of each show.
Dress Rehearsals will be held at Hoover High School's Main Auditorium
Friday, June 9th
Show One dress rehearsal begins at 1:30 pm at Hoover High School's main auditorium on Friday, June 9th.
Show Two dress rehearsal begins at 4:30 pm at Hoover High School's main auditorium on Friday, June 9th.
Show Three dress rehearsal begins at 7:30 pm at Hoover High School's main auditorium on Friday, June 9th.
Dress Rehearsal is MANDATORY FOR ALL PERFORMERS in order to perform in the recital and will be held at Hoover High School's Main Auditorium on Friday, June 9th. We practice stage entrances/exits, spacing on stage, show flow, get a rehearsal before we perform in a new space, and practice dancing in our full costumes with correct hair and makeup. It is also your opportunity to take photos and videos.
Up to two immediate family members/guardians only are permitted to attend their performer's dress rehearsal. Extra guests are not permitted in rehearsals. Dancers may watch from the audience if they have a break between routines but must be backstage ready for their number FIVE numbers early. You may take photos and videos during this time. No photography or videography is permitted during the performances as it is rude to other audience members and distracting to performers. Please take photos and videos at dress rehearsal only.
Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to rehearsal start to be ready, have attendance taken, and hear announcements. 'Doors will open' for performers backstage at 12:00pm.
Recital 2023: Swinging On A Star will be held at Hoover High School's Main Auditorium
Saturday, June 10th
Show One begins at 1:30 pm at Hoover High School's main auditorium on Saturday, June 10th.
Show Two begins at 4:30 pm at Hoover High School's main auditorium on Saturday, June 10th.
Show Three begins at 7:30 pm at Hoover High School's main auditorium on Saturday, June 10th.
It's the big day! Please arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to show start to be ready, have attendance taken, and hear announcements. 'Doors will open' for performers backstage at 12:00pm. *Doors to the auditorium will open 30 minutes prior to show time.
Each performer's family receives six tickets as part of your $70 recital fee (per family) which was due 4/13. (If you have not paid this, please email for a payment link or stop into the office.) You may also opt to divide these first six tickets among shows your dancer is in. All performers' families must claim their six tickets by Thursday, May 25th through the office at the studio. Please stop in or call and speak with Krissie at the front desk to specify for which shows you would like your six tickets (or any combo equalling six).
Additional tickets are available for $10 each general admission and can be purchased through the office. All tickets still available the day of recital will be sold at the door.
Flowers & Treats
There will be baked and snack goodies to enjoy and individual flowers and bouquets to congratulate performers for sale the day of recital. These sales benefit our Irish Troupe and Junior Ballet Company and are nice treats to celebrate our amazing dancers!
Please stay until the end of performances as we will do a full performer curtain call during which dancers may carry any flowers on stage with them as they take their bow!
The recital performances will be professionally recorded again this year by Absolute Post Productions and are for sale on DVD. You may order those through the office. Prices are as follows: DVD of one show = $15; DVD of two shows (you choose which two shows) = $28; DVD of all three shows = $36
New to this show, we are selling advertising space pre-show for Mary Poppins & recital for fundraising. These will be displayed like the shout-outs at the ATTD Christmas shows. Do you have or know a business interested?! Please use and share this link to promote. Proceeds from this fundraiser go toward our annual ballet and junior company.
Business Ad Sponsor Form: https://forms.gle/AV3RJb3WQg7T9Psq9
Would you like to give a shout-out to recognize, congratulate, or show some love to your special performers? We are selling digital shout-outs to be projected pre-show and visible through the link for dancers backstage. Please use this form to send as many as you wish! If you need help ordering, please stop in the office.
Students will wear the recital costume you purchased for their class. Almost all costumes have gone home already. Please be sure you have steamed, ironed, adjusted, etc. anything that is needed to help your costume look its best after being packaged for shipping. Also be careful to attach accessories and/or headpieces in a safe place. We are unable to replace these without ordering another costumes. Every student must also wear the listed color and style of tights and dances found on our Dress Code Sheet for their class. Instructors will inform both the students and parents if there is any change to this.
All performers should wear their hair in a tight ballet bun unless otherwise specified by the instructor. Acrobatics classes classes should wear their hair in a ponytail. Correct costumes (including tights, headpieces, and shoes), hair, and make-up should be worn to the Friday, June 9th Dress Rehearsal. No jewelry or nail polish should ever be worn while in costume.
When performing under stage lights and at a distance from the audience, we wear makeup to line and pronounce our facial features. This way audiences can see facial expressions and facial features of all performers. Stage makeup is different than "street makeup" and should clearly enhance the natural colors and features of the performer. Our elementary and pre-school aged performers can do a simplified version of the stage makeup including lipstick, blush, mascara, and eyebrow pencil with other elements optional.
Makeup List: Pink/Berry lipstick (no red), Rose blush, Neutral eye shadows to define and brighten eyes (no blue), Eyeliner, Mascara, Eyebrow pencil, Foundation/Concealer, Contour/Highlight as needed, False Eyelashes ages 13+
*** Links to tutorials to help you ***
Miss Lauren demonstrating a ballet bun => https://youtu.be/KpAMMBTHkRM
Miss Lauren demonstrating performance stage makeup => https://youtu.be/u4JlqA3wHDk
Pacific Northwest Ballet demonstrating ballet performance makeup => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3wnSeSehWs
SIGN-UP for RECITAL PHOTOS will be posted in May!
Photos will be done at A Time To Dance on Monday, June 5th by Sara Reed Photography.
The students have been working diligently on their routines in class.
We can't wait to show you what we have learned this year!