Recital 2015

When: Saturday MAY 30th 4:00pm

       Dress Rehearsal MAY 29th 3:00pm (every child must be a dress rehearsal) 


Where: Ruby Diamond Auditorium / Florida State University


Cost : $100 includes costume & venue costs 

You can now pay via paypal. Link on homepage 


We will be measuring all students participating the first class in January. All costume orders will be placed in January. 


Program ads are for sale & due April 1st. Personal Ads are $25. Business ads available for $100


A list of songs & costumes that have been chosen are on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/themobiledanceco


PHOTOS: We will be having dance photos in the spring after costumes have arrived. I will schedule and notify you of the date after costumes are ordered and I have ship dates. I would like every student to attend the photos and purchasing in OPTIONAL


Please contact me with any questions: dedamobile@gmail.com or 850-766-2579


RECITAL INFORMATION & CHECKLIST

DRESS REHEARSAL: FRIDAY JUNE 6TH RUBY DIAMOND

***students who have not payed through June will not be allowed on stage***

Please be dressed & ready to go on stage when you arrive!! Hair, Makeup, shoes, tights, costume!

ALL STUDENTS NEED TO FIND THEIR CLASS & SIT TOGETHER IN THE AUDIENCE WHEN TWO SONGS BEFORE YOUR NUMBER IS ON STAGE PLEASE LINE UP AT SIDE STAGE RIGHT & WE WILL TAKE YOU BACK STAGE. THE ORDER IS LISTED BELOW. After your class dances you may leave rehearsal. Some students have dances in both first & second half please check. Please refer all questions to the following people Ms.Michaella, Ms.Baylie, & Mrs.Jennifer- they will be able to talk to Me as I will be too busy to individually help parents.

THE FOLLOWING CLASSES NEED TO ARRIVE AT 2:45 TO BEGIN AT 3:00

Somewhere Over the Rainbow (ccn rd), The Glow (ccn rd afterschool), Castle on a Cloud (company 2), L is for Love (company 1), Thrift Shop ( Jr. Company ), That Power (Sr. Company), When you Wish Upon a Star (Great Beg.), Baby take a bow (Creative) , Part of your World (Our Blessings), Pretty Ballerina (Company 4)

SECOND HALF CLASSES NEED TO ARRIVE AT 3:30 SHARP!

You are my Sunshine (Covenant), Someday my Prince will Come (Busy Bee), Yankee Doodle Dandy (Freedom), Happy Feet (Miracle Years), Hey Mickey (Creative & Great Beg Afterschool), Colors of the Wind ( CCN PARK), Let it Go (Little Red), Titanium (Sr. Company), Hot Hot Hot ( Company 2), Twlight (Jr. Company), Timber (Sr. Co)

Hoping to be done by 4!

RECITAL JUNE 7TH 4:00

Arrive dressed & ready to perform!!!!

PLEASE HAVE ALL STUDENTS BACKSTAGE AT 3:45, FIND THEIR ROOM MOM/CLASS, DROP THEM OFF, & FIND YOUR SEAT IN THE AUDIENCE. WE WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 4:00. AFTER THE FINALLE YOU MAY SEND ON MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY TO GET STUDENT FROM STAGE, YOU MAY THEN TAKE THEM BACKSTAGE TO GATHER HIS/HER BELONGINGS. STUDENTS WILL BE BACKSTAGE THE ENTIRE SHOW, YOU MAY NOT LEAVE THE SHOW BEFORE THE END. The show should be over by 6!

RECITAL FLOWERS & TEE SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LOBBY.

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO PREORDER A RECITAL DVD!

RECITAL GUIDLINES

Mark your name on all costumes, shoes, hats, props, etc.

No gum.

No jewelry.

No underwear under costumes.

No students wandering in the auditorium or hallways. If you are not on stage, you belong in the dressing room or the holding area. Please, no friends in the dressing rooms.

Do not bring valuables with you to rehearsal or performance.

No food or drinks in the auditorium.

No smoking anywhere in the school.

Keep dressing rooms neat. Use the garbage cans provided and keep personal items in your dance bags.

No flash photography DURING SHOW
Remember to use the washrooms before the show and during intermission.

Here are some important items to remember when packing up your bags for recital:

  • Costumes
  • Recital Tights
  • Dance Shoes
  • Makeup
    • Black eyeliner and mascara
    • Red Lipstick (Company uses Maybelline’s #645 “Red Revival”- this is a great color for ALL dancers!!)
    • Blush over cheekbones
  • Hair Supplies
    • Bobbi pins, hair ties, hair spray, hair net
    • All Preschool, Combo, Novice, and Intermediate classes will have their hair secured in a bun! Unless too short you can French braid
    • All Company and Advanced level classes can have their hair in a tight bun or French braid into a bun.
  • Clear liquids and dry snacks (Bottled water, pretzels, gold fish, nuts, etc.)
  • Coloring books, movies, to keep your child occupied backstage.

Voices of Experience

Unsure about what to expect at the upcoming recital? We have compiled some pointers (from people whose kids have been dancing for years) on staying organized (and sane) during recital week. Here’s what we want to share from A to Zzzzzzzz.

Accessories

Use a Ziploc bag to hold any accessories (hairpieces, gloves, etc.) for each dance. If you have four dances, use four different bags. Use a Sharpie to write the name of the dance on the bag, plus a list of each accessory item. The list serves as a checklist before you leave home for the recital, when getting dressed, and when repacking items after each dance is complete.

Calm

Calm begins with the parents. Lets all try to be a model of calm and keep the volume and urgency levels set on “low” all week. There is no challenge that canʼt be worked out.

Cameras

Remember that videotaping and the use of flash photography is not permitted during the recital. Bring a camera to dress rehearsal and get all the stage and candid shots you’d like.

Class Mothers

Class mothers are a gift from Heaven. Explain to your children ahead of time how long the rehearsal and recital days could be, and that they need to stay with their class mother and behave. Rehearsals and Recitals run so much smoother and faster when everyone stays together.

Costumes

Put all costumes and their accessories into garment bags or laundry baskets. This keeps the costume clean and everything organized together. Put your accessory bag inside the garment bag/basket.

Director

It happens every year. Someone thinks they know better, they do it their own way instead of the recommended way, and it messes things up for others or delays things for everyone. Mrs. Mary is the Director. Please listen to her...she has learned a few things.

Dressing Rooms

Please respect others space and property in the dressing rooms, and coach your children to do likewise. More time will be spent in the dressing rooms than on stage or in the auditorium, so lets all do our best to make it a pleasant place.

Drinks

Try to stick with bottled water. Colored fruit juices and dance costumes DO NOT go together! Also, the less the sugar, the more attentive the children may be.

Extra Everything

Now is not the time to get a run in your tights without a backup. Have at least one extra pair on hand of each color you may need. Also bring extra hair gel, hairnets, bobby pins, ponytail holders and hair spray with you. A few less obvious things that have come in handy include

  • Baby wipes/Shout wipes (to fix makeup mistakes or dirty hands)
  • Baby powder (for itchy costumes)
  • Safety pins (for emergency costume repairs)
  • Clear nail polish (to repair minor holes/runs in tights when there isn’t time to change them
  • Tylenol, Advil, Motrin or your pain reliever of choice.
  • Extra contact lenses
  • Band-Aids (the invisible kind)

Fan Clubs

Family members and friends don’t belong backstage or in the dressing rooms during the recital. The same applies during intermission and after the show. There is a lot of backstage activity in a limited space, and dressing rooms are a private area. Please remind your family and guests to be respectful of these areas. If they wish to greet a performer after the show or present flowers, they should do so in the lobby area.

Have Fun

Parents tell us that once they get over the initial uncertainly, they actually love the dress rehearsals -- the fun, the excitement and the talent. You are welcome to take all the pictures you’d like and to capture the rehearsals on videotape. (If you get some good photos, please share them with us for the Dance Etc. web site!)

Label Everything
Put your child’s name on everything. These are busy days and it’s easy to lose a piece to a costume, shoes, accessories, etc.

No Nail Polish

Nail polish is NOT permitted at rehearsal or recital. You may think those bright red nails look great, but we don’t want everyone in the audience noticing one dancerʼs fingernails. To the greatest extent possible, everyone should look alike, so please, no nail polish.

Passing the Time

Rehearsal and recital days can be very long days. Bring a game, a book or activities that will keep the kids busy while they are waiting to perform. Portable DVD players or hand held games are a great idea. Avoid makers, glitter and glue.

Patience

Bring plenty of patience. You will need every ounce of it.

Shoes

Give dance shoes a little extra attention before the recital to make sure they look nice, but check with the studio for guidance before using ANY polishes or cleaners on them.

Timing

Be sure to arrive at the rehearsal and recital at the time you are instructed to do so. If you are on time, you are late and the show WILL start whether you are ready or not. Dances will not be repeated at rehearsal or recital to accommodate late-arriving dancers.

Video Taping

This is a parent to parent appeal...Please instruct your family and friends to leave their video cameras at home on recital day. Remind them that the show is being professionally taped. You and your family members are welcome to bring your video cameras and tripods to rehearsal, but not to the recital itself.

Watching the Show

If you are a class mother, you can watch your child’s dance from the stage left alcove. If you are not a class mother, you shouldn’t add to the congestion backstage. Stay in your seat and be considerate of those around you. Don’t hop up and run out after your child performs. That’s really unfair to the children who are performing next.

Zzzzzzz

A pillow and blanket can come in handy backstage during rehearsals and at the recital. The blanket keeps their costume clean when changing and while they are sitting on the floor playing. It also can be a good idea for younger siblings waiting for their sister or brother to rehearse.