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Important Recital-Related Dates


Photo Day is April 27.

Friday April 27th 3:30pm-5:30pm.

CS3 School Photography will be at our studio to give you the opportunity to have your dancer’s photo taken in his/her recital costume or dancewear.

The appointment sign up sheet is now available at the desk!

Two ways to sign up:
1. Come in and select your appointment time.
2. Call or email us and we can help you select a time that is convenient for you.

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Dress Rehearsal Info

Date: Friday May 11, 2018
Place: Lowell Memorial Auditorium 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA 01852 www.lowellauditorium.com
Time: Please click on the “Show Order/Rehearsal Time” tab to the left.

Food & Drinks for Dress Rehearsal
The concession stand will NOT be open on Dress Rehearsal day. You may bring your own food and drinks with you into the building. Note: on recital day, the concession stand will be open and you cannot bring your own food or drinks into the building.

Guidelines for Dress Rehearsal . . .
Dress Rehearsal is for dancers and one parent/chaperone. No guests are allowed. Dress Rehearsal is not a place to bring family/friends. Anyone attending dress rehearsal other than our dancers and chaperone will be charged full price for a ticket. This rule will be strictly enforced so DO NOT bring extra people. All dancers participating in the recital are required to be at this rehearsal. It is very important that every dancer is familiar with the stage, exits and entrances, etc. to ensure a smooth show. We will have an ‘open rehearsal’ meaning that the dancers who are not having a turn on stage and their chaperones are allowed to sit in the auditorium and be our ‘practice audience’. As long as the noise level stays down we will continue with the open rehearsal. If it gets too loud and our rehearsal becomes unproductive, we will have to close it. Please keep in mind that we try to move along a quickly as possible. This rehearsal is for all involved: the dancers, choreographers, lighting crew, sound technician and backstage crew. Each group will rehearse once, some, for many different reasons may need to be run twice or even three times. Some routines are easier to block and light and some are harder so we ask that everyone brings their patience as we transfer all routines from the studio to the stage!

If You Are In One Dance Only . . .
Please arrive at the auditorium with one chaperone, in your costume with hair and makeup done. Upon entering the auditorium, look for the row of seats assigned to your dance and take a seat. Please wait quietly until you are called to the stage.

If You Are in Multiple Dances . . .
Please arrive at the auditorium with one chaperone dressed in your first costume with hair and makeup done. Follow signs to your dressing room. Find a spot to set up your costumes in the order you will be wearing them for the rehearsal and then proceed to the auditorium and sit in the row assigned to your group. Please wait quietly until you are called to the stage. At dress rehearsal the routines will be called to the stage from the auditorium, at recital you will be called from your dressing room.

Videotaping And Picture Taking . . .
Personal picture taking and videoing is strictly forbidden on the day of the actual show. Anyone found using a camera, camera phone etc. will be asked to leave. Because of this restriction, you are encouraged to take as many pictures and videos at the dress rehearsal as you like! Please take advantage this opportunity and tell your guests about this rule for recital day. Lowell Auditorium staff will be enforcing this rule. Your cooperation is imperative and greatly appreciated. The actual recital will be professionally recorded by Performance Video Productions who will be mailing ordering information to your home soon.

Notes About Costumes . . .
Your stage presentation requires some preparation. Kindly prepare your costume by doing the following:
1. Try your costume on at home to see what adjustments need to be made in advance.
2. Securely fasten all hair and headpieces with bobby pins, gel and hairspray.
3. Do not wear underwear under your tights! Tights take the place of underwear.
4. Tuck in all strings on ballet and pointe shoes. Double knot anything that ties-shoes, costumes!
5. Label all costume pieces, shoes and props with your name on it. This way we can notify you if we found it.
6. Check the website under ‘recital notes’ to find out proper accessories, hairstyles etc…
7. Our dress rehearsal will be professionally photographed. Costumes, hair/make-up etc. should be done exactly as it is expected to be for both dress rehearsal and recital.
8. All dancers in multiple routines need to wear a tan leotard with clear straps as a base under all costumes. This provides privacy when changing costumes as there is not enough time for dancer’s to leave the dressing rooms to change in the bathroom between routines.

One Final Note . . .
The most important thing to bring to dress rehearsal is your patience. Please know that we are all trying to speed it along while making sure the dancers feel comfortable with their performance on the stage and that the technical crew is ready for the show. It is a tough balance to keep everyone happy while producing such a large scale production. Again, we really want the kids to be able to see their siblings and friends perform and an open dress rehearsal is their opportunity. We will need the chaperones to help us maintain a workable atmosphere in the auditorium so we can have a productive ‘open’ rehearsal. Thank you so much!

Recital Info

Date: Saturday May 12, 2018
Place: Lowell Memorial Auditorium 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA 01852 www.lowellauditorium.com
Time: Curtain time is 4:00pm SHARP! Performers are to be in their assigned dressing rooms READY TO DANCE no later than 3:15pm. Our show is 2 hours long.

Food & Drinks for Recital
The concession stand will be open on Recital day. You may NOT bring your own food and drinks with you into the building on recital day. Note: on dress rehearsal day, the concession stand will not open and you are allowed bring your own food or drinks into the building.

Guidelines for Recital . . .
Dancers should arrive dressed in their first costume with hair and make-up already done. Dancers should report directly to the dressing room assigned to his/her class, follow signs posted in the lobby on the wall. Please do not bring your whole family backstage to drop off your dancer. One female only please. It is a good idea to bring something to keep the children busy such as coloring books, games etc.

Rules To Be Followed By all Performers . . .
To help our event run smoothly we have rules in place to be followed by all performers. Parents, we ask that you make your dancer aware of these rules:

There are absolutely NO dancers allowed in the audience the day of the show with the exception of our littlest groups: ***Me and My Teddy Bear*** (after they have performed) as well as the male partners in Father/Daughter. The balcony and floor will be monitored. Should you be found in the audience by security you will be ushered to the directors and you will not be allowed to perform. If you are not in the dressing room assigned to you, we will not know where to find you and you will risk missing your group perform. This actually happened, a dancer was not where she was supposed to be and she missed her routine. It was her only dance in the show. The dancer, her family and guests were devastated. Sometimes the show runs fast so we ask that you be ready and waiting for your dance to be called from the dressing rooms. This includes intermission. We need you in your dressing rooms even during intermission. This is when we begin lining up Act II. Sometimes instructors will need to speak to you during the show or at intermission so you need to be where you are assigned to be so we can find you. NO friends, family or guests are allowed in the dressing rooms. Only a parent wearing a ‘backstage pass’ badge obtained at ticket day.

Costume Note & Behavior Expectations . . .
We take care in selecting appropriate costumes for each dance and age level to promote uniformity on stage and a family show atmosphere. Any dancer who alters his/her costume in any way besides the normal alterations for fit will not be allowed on stage. They are to be worn the way you were instructed to wear them along with the requested hairstyle/makeup, tights and shoes.

All J & D dancers are expected to be on their best behavior, use their manners and be respectful towards chaperones, runners, backstage crew and each other. We are all here to make YOUR performance go well. We ask that you please leave the dressing rooms neat and take what you came with.

Attention Male Partners In Father/Daughter Dance. . .
Please wear your ‘outfit’ to the auditorium. A complimentary ticket will be given to each male partner at ticket day so they have a reserved seat to watch Act I. Please proceed to the backstage area immediately following #10 in Act II. The hallway is a circle around the stage so you will find the line up area and your dancer will be meet you there. After you perform you can watch a few more dances in the audience and then go back to the lineup area to meet your dancer for the finalé.

Finalé . . .
All dancers will stay backstage the entire show and come out for the Finalé bow/dance with the exception of our male dancers who should head backstage for finale after #12 Act II. After Finalé dancers will head back to their assigned dressing rooms to gather their things. Please be respectful of our dancers who may be changing, do not bring your whole family back to the dressing rooms.

Important!. . .
All parents planning to go backstage during the show for ANY reason...help with costume/hair changes, retrieve a little one, etc...you MUST be wearing a ‘backstage pass’ badge. We will have them at ticket day and during the weeks before the recital at the front desk. This is a sticker to be worn and show to security to enter the backstage area before, during and after the show. This is done for your child's safety and they are very strict.

Show Order/Rehearsal Times

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DRESS REHEARSAL TIME - 4:00-5:30
ACT I
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1. New York
2. Walk Through The Fire
3. The Audition
4. Me & My Teddy Bear
5. Love
6. Beyond The Sea
7. Broadway Baby
8. Wild Ones
9. Jazz It Up
10. Game Of Thrones
11. Daughter
12. Imma Be
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DRESS REHEARSAL TIME - 5:30-7:00
13. Paint It Black
14. Dreaming Of Mario
15. Strong
16. Cage Of Bones
17. Rise
18. Corner
19. King Of Africa
20. A Whole New World
21. Big Finish
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ACT II
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DRESS REHEARSAL TIME - 7:00-8:00
1. Omigod You Guys
2. Pizzicato
3. Americano
4. Shine A Light
5. Great Balls Of Fire
6. I’m In Here
7. Airmail Swing
8. Run It
9. Flight
10. Atic
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DRESS REHEARSAL TIME - 8:00-9:00
11. Whose Side Are You On
12. Sisters
13. Take It All
14. Safe & Sound
15. Sissy That Walk
16. Read All About It
17. Build A Home
18. Faith
19. Fabulous
20. Diva’s
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21. Finalé (no rehearsal)

Costume Details

Important Notes...
We take care in selecting appropriate costumes for each dance and age level to promote uniformity on stage and a family show atmosphere. Any dancer who alters his/her costume in any way besides the normal alterations for fit will not be allowed on stage. They are to be worn the way you were instructed to wear them along with the requested hairstyle/makeup, tights and shoes.

Your stage presentation requires some preparation. Kindly prepare your costume by doing the following:

1. Try it: Try your costume on at home to see what adjustments need to be made in advance.

2. Secure it: Securely fasten all hair and headpieces with bobby pins, gel and hairspray.

3. Undergarments: Do not wear underwear under your tights! Tights take the place of underwear.

4. Tuck it: Tuck in all strings on ballet and pointe shoes. Double knot anything that ties-shoes, costumes!

5. Label It: Label all costume pieces, shoes and props with your name on it. This way we can notify you if we found it.

6. Accessories: Click on classes below to read about proper accessories, shoes etc…

7. Dress Rehearsal: Our dress rehearsal will be professionally photographed. Costumes, hair/make-up etc. should be done exactly as it is expected to be for both dress rehearsal and recital.

8. Tan Leotard: All dancers in multiple routines need to wear a tan leotard with clear straps as a base under all costumes. This provides privacy when changing costumes as there is not enough time for dancer’s to leave the dressing rooms to change in the bathroom between routines.
See Tan Leotard from www.discountdance.com

9. No Ironing: Do not iron costumes! Wrinkles can be steamed out with a steamer or hung on a hanger in the bathroom through a few showers.

10. Jewelry/Polish: No jewelry other than stud earrings. Remember to remove all necklaces, bracelets, nail and toe polish for dress rehearsal and recital.

11. Make-Up: All dancers will need makeup on stage.
Ages 7 & UP: Here is a make-up tutorial we found on YouTube you can use as a guide.
Ages 6 & UNDER: Just a little blush and lipstick.

12. Hair: ALL dancers will have their hair in a high bun. There will be NO hair changes for recital. There are many different ways to make your high bun and many YouTube tutorials. Here is Ms. Erica’s high bun tutorial.



Please click on your class to reveal all the details you need to know for your costume.

Download all costume details or click your class below.

Ballet & Tap Combo

ages 5-6 Thursday
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Deanna Carpinteri
Song: A Whole New World
Costume Notes: purple costume, gold choker

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Gold tiara securely bobby pinned in front of bun on top of head.

Ballet

ages 14+ Monday
6:15pm - 7:15pm
Erica Ligeski Schroder
Song: Game of Thrones
Costume Notes: Black and silver dress

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Sequin appliqué hair clip securely bobby pinned on the dancers left side.

Ballet

ages 12-13 Wednesday
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Deanna Carpinteri
Song: The Audition
Costume Notes: Maroon leotard & skirt

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Flowers securely bobby pinned around bun.

Ballet

ages 8-11 Wednesday
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Deanna Carpinteri
Song: Pizzicato
Costume Notes: Pink tutu

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Flower securely bobby pinned on the dancers left side of bun.

Cobblestone Corner

Deanna Carpinteri
Song: Me And My Teddy Bear
Costume Notes: Peach dress

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Hair bow securely bobby pinned in front of bun on top of head.

Contemporary

ages 11-13 Monday
3:45pm - 4:45pm
Erica Ligeski Schroder
Song: Rise
Costume Notes: Navy leotard & skirt

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with 2 rhinestone hair pins worn on left side of bun

Contemporary

ages 8-10 Tuesday
4:45pm - 5:45pm
Jamie Bergin
Song: Corner
Costume Notes: Peach dress

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Hair pins on the dancers left side.

Contemporary

ages 14+ Tuesday
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Erica Ligeski Schroder
Song: Walk Through the Fire
Costume Notes: Red dress

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Rhinestone barrette securely bobby pinned on the dancers left side.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Deanna Carpinteri
Song: Faith
Costume Notes: Girls: polka dot blue/pink/white dress & gloves; Dads: White long sleeve button down dress shirt, black dress pants & accessories, black shoes, blue sequin bow tie

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Hair bow securely bobby pinned in front of high bun.

Hip Hop

ages 10-11 Thursday
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Jodi Richardson
Song: Imma Be
Costume Notes: Girls: black/gold unitard, vest; Boys: black pants, vest, gold shirt

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Hat securely bobby pinned on.

Hip Hop

ages 12-13 Thursday
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Jodi Richardson
Song: Wild Ones
Costume Notes: Crop top, leggings, jacket

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Bandana securely tied at top and bobby pinned on.

Hip Hop

ages 14+ Thursday
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Jodi Richardson
Song: Divas
Costume Notes: Black pants, red top

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: Half-up, half-down

Hip Hop

ages 7-9 Thursday
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Jodi Richardson
Song: Run It
Costume Notes: Silver tank, hand mitts, purple pants, flannel

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Bandana tied at top of head secured with lots of bobby pins.

Jazz

ages 14+ Wednesday
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Jodi Richardson
Song: Big Finish
Costume Notes: Black leotard, black gloves (footed tights also okay)

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with black scrunchi

Jazz

ages 12-13 Wednesday
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Jodi Richardson
Song: Fabulous
Costume Notes: Red/black dress (footed tights also okay)

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Rhinestone headband bobby pinned in.

Jazz

ages 9-11 Wednesday
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Jodi Richardson
Song: New York New York
Costume Notes: Black/white/red costume (footed tights also okay)

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with black hat - hat is used as prop so do not secure it

Jazz/Tap Combo

ages 7-8 Monday
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Deanna Carpinteri
Song: Sisters
Costume Notes: Blue & purple dresses

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with teardrop headpiece securely bobby pinned on the dancers left side.

Jazz/Tap Combo

ages 7-8 Thursday
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Deanna Carpinteri
Song: Love
Costume Notes: Red/black/white leotard, white gloves (footed tights also okay)

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Teardrop headpiece securely bobby pinned tilted on the dancers left side.

Pointe

ages 12+ Monday
7:15pm - 8:00pm
Erica Ligeski Schroder
Song: Paint It Black
Costume Notes: Black and red tutu - no choker

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun, do not use flower headpiece

Tap

ages 13+ Tuesday
8:00pm - 8:45pm
Erica Ligeski Schroder
Song: Airmail Swing
Costume Notes: Black & green Dress (footed tights also okay)

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Flower securely bobby pinned on the dancers left side.

Tap

ages 9-12 Wednesday
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Deanna Carpinteri
Song: Great Balls of Fire
Costume Notes: Girls: Red/Black unitard; Boys: Black pants, red shirt

Shoes:
Tights:
Hair/Headpiece: High bun with Hair pins on the dancers left side.

Flower Reservations

Floracause will be back once again with their beautiful flowers! This is also a fundraiser for the Angels Above Charity which is dedicated to providing support to chronically ill and critically ill children and their families at Massachusetts General Hospital. Flowers will be available at recital for purchase. However, if you'd like to reserve your bouquet in advance you can do so! Just download the form below and it will have all the information you need.

Flower Reservation Form

Order Video & Post Your Photos

Performance Video Productions will be mailing info directly to your home before the recital. If you would like to order a DVD online after the show, you can visit www.MyDanceVideo.com

Share your dress rehearsal and recital photos with us! Download Cluster, a free app for both Apple and Android devices and join our private group where you can view and post to our photo live feed! Last year we collected over 300 photos from lots of dancers, parents, and teachers - it was a huge success and so much fun!

Link to App for photo feed: https://cluster.co/i/SPHP3YMA

After-Recital Party!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
at J & D Dance Academy

Please wear clothes you can dance in, bring your dance shoes and a labeled water bottle or two! We will be dancing for each other and having snacks! This is a fun class for the dancers to mingle, reflect on the recital and just have fun with each other before summer break!

3:30-4:30
Elementary age dancers

5:00-6:00 Middle School & High School age dancers