Please read this information carefully and in its entirety to ensure that you have all the necessary information about our upcoming winter and spring productions. Dance is a performance art and part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. It helps build self-esteem and confidence and transitions the dancer into a performing artist.
Key elements in this process are dedication to class work and commitment to rehearsals, which is the responsibility of both the dancer and their parent. Dancers often view performance as a goal and reward for all the dedication and hard work they have done in the classroom. So we've created this information available to you in effort to clarify what we need from you in terms of commitment and responsibility.
We will have flowers, concessions, and merchandise available for purchase prior to the performance and during intermission.
If you would like to volunteer your time to help with either the dress rehearsal or performances please email our office email@example.com.
ALL DRESS REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES WILL BE AT:
Please sign in and out your dancer for both dress rehearsal and performances.
Only Volunteers and Staff will be allowed to be backstage and in the audience for dress rehearsal.*
Parents will be allowed backstage to help dancers on Performance Day for dancers enrolled in Pre Ballet I, II, III, Ballet I, and Jazz I.
*Parents of Pre Ballet I, II, III may sit in the audience for Dress Rehearsal. Please try to be ask quiet as possible during this time.
If you would like to volunteer for the performances please email our office firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dress Rehearsal 3pm-9pm
PRE BALLET I: high pony tail, ballet shoes, pink tights
PRE BALLET II: high pony tail, ballet shoes, pink tights
PRE BALLET III: high pony tail, ballet shoes, pink tights
JAZZ I: half way up, nude full footed tights, nude jazz shoes
JAZZ II: half way up, nude full footed tights, nude jazz shoes
HIP HOP: I Two braids, hat, black leggings, converse sneakers
HIP HOP II: Hair down, black combat/converse shoes
BALLET I: high pony tail, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
BALLET II: low bun, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
BALLET III: hair half way up, pink tights, and ballet shoes
BALLET IV: high pony tail on the side with big hair, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
BALLET V: hair half way up, pink tights, pointe shoes
CONTEMPORARY IV &V: high pony tail, dance paws or bare feet
BALLET V & VARIATIONS: hair half way up, pink tights & pointe shoes
This year we will be selling space in our program for you to advertise your business or to wish your dancer the best.
Personal Ad sizes are 1/4, 1/2, full page.
The Business ad sizes are 1/3, 2/3, and full.
Personal Ad Rates
One Fourth page ads are $20
On Half page ads are $35
Full Page ads are $50
Business Ad Rates
One Third page ads are $30.00
Two Thirds page ads are $50.00
Full page ads are 5 x 8 inches at $100.00
There is a detailed order form available in the lobby at the studio.
For business ad info please contact email@example.com.
As the performance nears, additional information or updates will be posted on FRDC information board and our website. Make it your responsibility to stay on top of this important information. It is our goal to keep this performance experience organized and fun for everyone. Be sure FRDC has your current email address. Extra Practice To ensure that students feel confident about their performance, we ask parents to encourage them to rehearse choreography on a regular basis. Please ask your instructor which music your dancer is using if you would like to practice with it. All of our classes, rehearse during their class time. If you are not able to attend due to a family emergency, please call and leave a message with FRDC. Backstage Volunteers. We wouldn't be able to put on this show without the generous help of our volunteers. Volunteer sign up is posted on the information board at FRDC studio. If you would like to volunteer please contact FRDC for an assignment.
We will need additional help!
Tickets will be available to purchase online and at FRDC studio. Tickets will be available during the studio office hours. They will also be sold and hour before the performance at the door the day of the show. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets are $15 - $20 with a $1.60 - $1.80 convenience fee.
At the Theater
Plan Ahead. Gather all costumes, accessories, shoes, tights and makeup several days advance so you'll know if something is missing or isn't right. Also, it's always a good idea to have these items on hand.* One extra pair of tights* Bobby pins* Hair spray and Hair gel* Safety Pins* Hairnets* Baby Powder (great for itchy costumes)* Baby Wipes/Shout Wipes (for makeup mishaps) Theater rehearsals always take time. Lighting, music cues, set changes, floor cues are organized and rehearsed for a professional performance. We run a timely dress rehearsal; your help with the process is greatly appreciated. Please arrive dressed and on time to ensure that your child will be able to rehearse. We will not run dances over for late arrivals. On rehearsal and performance days, parents will sign their child in at he backstage entrance and from then on they will be under the care of FRDC staff and the backstage volunteers.
If your child is in Pre-Ballet I-III or Ballet I & Jazz I please drop off your child in full hair/makeup*. Dancers are to be picked up from the stage entrance at the end of rehearsal and performance. No one is permitted back stage except for FRDC staff Production staff and volunteers. If you need to speak with your child please ask one of the back stage volunteers to relay the message and/or escort your child to you. All students are required to be back stage 30-45 minutes before the rehearsal and performance unless otherwise directed by the FRDC staff. Our dress rehearsal will be closed to the public. Only FRDC Staff, Production Staff, and volunteers will permitted in the theater at this time. Parents unable to leave the theater during rehearsal will be directed to a waiting area for the duration of the rehearsal.
We spend many hours determining the correct costumes for each class. Some are handmade and of the highest quality possible.* Costumes will be distributed when all outstanding balances (including tuition) are paid in full. Costumes will be distributed in class after we receive the entire costume order.* Do not let your child play in their costume. They are to be worn only at dress rehearsals and performances.* Withdrawal: No refunds or credits of tuition and fees will be made if a parent or guardian withdraws a child from the school prior to the performance.* Additional Expenses: Each dancer is required to have the recommended dance shoes and tights in NEW and CLEAN condition.
Dressing Room Etiquette
*Parents please be sure your child has had adequate nutrients before coming to the theater* Only snacks such as animal crackers, goldfish crackers, bottled water etc. are permitted in the dressing room. No one is permitted to eat in costume! Students are to remain in their designated dressing room during the dress rehearsal and performance unless other wise directed by FRDC staff or backstage volunteer. No one is permitted back stage except for performers, FRDC staff and Production staff. Students please respect each others space and property in the dressing rooms.
No eating, drinking in the theater at any time. (bottled water is permitted). There is assigned seating. Please make sure that children in the audience during rehearsal and performance stay with a parent at all times. There is no running or playing in the auditorium and children must be attended to at all times. Everyone is expected to follow the rules of FRDC as well as be respectful and courteous to all teachers, staff, volunteers and fellow dancers.
Video and Photography
Parents/Guardians may NOT videotape during the performance. A DVD of the performance will be made available. A detailed order form can be found in the lobby. No Flash photography will be allowed in the theater during the performance. If you wish to take pictures of your children in costume you may do so up to 45 minutes before the performance begins and 15 minutes after the performance. Pictures may be taken in the designated photography area only. If you need assistance in locating this area please ask one of the ushers for directions.* You may take pictures on stage for 15 minutes after the performance.*
Flat River Dance Company would like to thank all of our volunteers. We could not do it without you. We would also like to take the time to say we are so proud of all our students. Everyone is doing so well… KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!