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Important Recital-Related Dates
Dress Rehearsal Info
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Date: Friday May 6, 2022
Place: Lowell Memorial Auditorium 50 East Merrimack Street Lowell, MA 01852 www.lowellauditorium.com
Start Time: 5:00pm
Guidelines for Dress Rehearsal . . .
Dress Rehearsal is for dancers and one parent. No guests are allowed. Please DO NOT bring extra people/siblings. 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. This rehearsal is for all involved: the dancers, choreographers, lighting crew, sound technicians 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 harder to block and light so we ask that everyone bring 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 through the FRONT doors, 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 through the FRONT doors 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 all dancers (except Bushel & A Peck) will STAY backstage the entire time and you will be called from your dressing room. 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. This also provides modesty should there be any costume malfunctions on stage!
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. We do this so that everyone can enjoy the show without people standing or holding up phones to record. Because of this restriction, you are encouraged to take as many pictures and videos at the dress rehearsal as you like! Please take advantage of 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-information is included in this packet.
General notes About Costumes . . .
Click the Costumes tab to the left for specific details for each costume and class 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 such as: straps staying up, steaming wrinkles.
2. Securely fasten ALL hair and headpieces with bobby pins, gel and hairspray. ALL headpiece: scrunchies, ribbons, headbands --anything on the head!
3. Do not wear underwear under your tights! Did you know that your tights are designed to take the place of underwear? Underwear can be seen from the stage and looks terrible under costumes.
4. Tuck 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 and you don’t have to go crazy looking for it!
6. Check the menu to the left under ‘Costumes’ to find out proper accessories, hairstyles etc…
7. 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!
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Date: Saturday May 7, 2022
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.
Food & Drinks for Recital...
Lowell Memorial Auditorium prohibits outside food in the building, on recital day.
Guidelines for Recital . . .
ALL dancers should arrive through the FRONT doors 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. IMPORTANT: Please do not bring your guests backstage to drop off your dancer. One FEMALE only please. If your family situation is such that a male is responsible for a dancer please notify us and we will arrange for your dancers teacher to meet you, bring your dancer to the dressing room and get her settled. 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: ALL DANCERS STAY BACK STAGE THE ENTIRE SHOW-EVEN DURING INTERMISSION. There are absolutely NO dancers allowed in the audience the day of the show with the exception of ‘A Bushel & A Peck’. 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. For the safety of our dancers, NO friends, family or guests are allowed in the dressing rooms. Dancers could be in a state of undress as these are their ‘dressing rooms’!
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 proper 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 Parents of Our Younger Dancers...
Tuesday 3:30 A Bushel & A Peck
These dancers will meet in their dressing room (#3) before the show (3:15pm) with the other dancers and will stay there until they are called to perform on the stage. After they perform they will be escorted back to the dressing room. At intermission, one parent should come to the dressing room and pick up their child and take them back into the audience to enjoy the rest of the show. A complimentary ticket will be given to each dancer in this group so they have a reserved seat.
Attention Dads in our Father/Daughter Dance...
Enjoy Act I of the show in your seat with your family, already dressed in your outfit! After #4 in ACT II please make your way to the backstage area. Your sparkle tie will get you past security, tell them you are in the show. Your dancer will be brought down to you to meet you in the backstage holding area. After you perform you will be told where to wait backstage as you will come back out not too long after for the finale’ with your dancer!
Finalé . . .
All dancers are invited to participate in the finalé. This is when all the dancers and teachers come on stage at the end of the show for a bow together! Parents of the youngest class mentioned above...if your child would like to participate in the Finalé, one parent should bring him/her backstage after dance #11 in ACT II. Please stay in the wings to retrieve your little one when he/she comes off stage. The older dancers will be held on the stage until the little ones are picked up. After that, all other dancers will head back to their assigned dressing rooms to gather their things. Please be respectful of our dancers who may be changing, only a female parent allowed backstage.
Any parent (female please) 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’ parent badge. We will have them during the weeks before the recital at the front desk. This is a sticker to be worn and shown 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
ACT 1: 1. King
2. You Can't Stop the Beat
3. Do It Like This
4. Cold Hearted Snake
5. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
7. All My Friends
8. A Bushel & A Peck
10. Leave a Light On
11. Spanish Waltz
12. Spice World
13. It's Gonna Be Okay
14. Last Dance
15. What's My Name
16. My Hearts Grave
17. Can't Be Stopped
18. In This Shirt
1. Haunted Mansion
2. Be Our Guest
3. Butterfly Waltz
4. End Times
5. I Believe In You
6. Coffee Break
7. Shake It Out
8. Le Freak
9. Swan Lake
12. I Don't Need Anything But You
13. Class of 2022
14. Realm of Dreams
15. When You're an Addams
DRESS REHEARSAL TIMES
Dancers in Act I should plan to arrive at the auditorium on Friday May 6th for dress rehearsal at 5:00pm. When you are finished with your dance/dances you are welcome to stay and watch or leave.
Dancers in Act II should plan to arrive at the auditorium on Friday May 6th for dress rehearsal at 6:30pm. When you are finished with your dance/dances you are welcome to stay and watch or leave.
We will NOT be rehearsing the Finale’
Dads in Father/Daughter Dance: estimated rehearsal time will be 7:00pm
Costume DetailsImportant 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: 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.
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HAIR/MAKEUP/NOTES FOR ALL DANCES
HAIR-BUN. Bun tutorial
Note-Hair will remain the same for ALL dances except the following: A Bushel & A Peck, Be Our Guest, & Telephone can be put in a slicked back high ponytail.
MAKEUP- Stage makeup tutorial.
Note: No jewelry other than stud earrings. No nail polish.
Dancers in more than one dance will need a tan camisole leotard with clear straps to wear underneath costumes for modesty when changing in the dressing room and for any costume mishaps.
ALL CONTEMPORARY DANCES
TIGHTS-'Bodywrappers' brand stirrup tights in 'jazzy tan'. Style# A32
SHOES-'Bloch' brand Eclipse canvas lyrical shoe (as required for class) in nude
ALL BALLET DANCES
TIGHTS-'Bodywrappers' brand footed tights in theatrical pink style# A80 Theatrical Pink - Adult Footed Tights | Body Wrappers A80 | DiscountDance.com
SHOES-pink ballet slippers/pointe shoes as required for class
‘A BUSHEL & A PECK’ & ‘BE OUR GUEST’
TIGHTS-'Bodywrappers' brand footed tights in theatrical pink style# C80 Theatrical Pink - Child Footed Tights | Body Wrappers C80 | DiscountDance.com
SHOES- pink ballet slippers or tan tap shoes as required for class dress code.
MAKEUP-Light blush and lipstick.
ALL JAZZ, TAP, MUSICAL THEATER DANCES
TIGHTS-'Bodywrappers' brand footed tights in 'jazzy tan': style# A80 Jazzy Tan - Adult Footed Tights | Body Wrappers A80 | DiscountDance.com
SHOES-'Bloch' brand jazz or tap shoes as required for class dress code.
ALL HIP HOP DANCES
SHOES-Black low top Converse sneaker or look-alike. White no show athletic socks.
Flower ReservationsFloracause 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.
Flower Information Form
Order Your Recital VideoPerformance 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 Download the video order form
After-Recital Party!Tuesday, May 10, 2022
at J & D Dance Academy
Please wear clothes you can dance in, bring your dance shoes and a labeled water bottle! This is a fun opportunity for the dancers to dance with/for each other (while socially distancing), reflect on the recital and see each other before summer break!
Be Our Guest
A Bushel & A Peck
Do It Like This
What's My Name
You Can't Stop the Beat
It's Gonna Be Okay
Can't Be Stopped