2022
IMPORTANT UPCOMING STUDIO DATES
 

Everything you need to know about: 

Recital Fee, Picture Day, Recital Tickets, Rehearsal, Recital,

T-shirts, Volunteering…everything!

 

May 15th

RECITAL FEE DUE $65 PER DANCER

A recital fee is required for each dancer participating in the recital

The fee will be automatically charged to those with cards on file –

  • You do not need to do anything different unless you DO NOT want to pay with your card in the system

This fee includes the following:

· Dress Rehearsal & Performance Fee

· 2022 Recital Pin & Certificate

· Digital Download of Recital

· Souvenir Recital Program

· Download of Pictures from Dress Rehearsal & Recitals

· Livestream of Recital

(as long as WIFI is not an issue)

· 2022 Recital T-shirt

 

 May 17th and May 21st

PICTURE DAY

Tuesday, May 17th (4:30pm-6:00pm) and Saturday, May 21st (1:00pm-3:00pm)

Capeway Photography will be at Dance Express to photograph all dancers in their 2022 costumes. On picture days, our studio representatives will assist you while placing your order prior to seeing the photographer.

  • Please check our Facebook page for the SignUp Genius to book an appointment time
  • And click here for their order form and price list

May 19th at 12:00pm

RECITAL TICKET SALES

AVAILABLE ONLINE & BY PHONE

www.buy.tututix.com/danceexpresseaston

call 855-222-2TIX (2849)

See 2022 Recital Ticket INFO for more details that was sent by email earlier 

ALL BALANCES MUST BE PAID IN FULL BEFORE PURCHASING TICKETS!!!!

June 10th

DRESS REHEARSAL at Oliver Ames High School Auditorium

(Dress Rehearsal Order List Link)

  • 11:00am show dancers – arrive by 3:30pm and we will begin rehearsal no later than 4:00pm
  • 3:30pm show dancers  – arrive by 5:30pm and we will begin rehearsal at approximately 6:00pm

Friday Night is a FULL DRESS REHEARSAL and will run exactly as the recital order

(see “Guidelines for All Dancers at Both Dress Rehearsal and Recital Days” below for full instructions)

Our full recital order will be sent out by the end of May

If you are unsure which show your dancer is in, please check with us in the office

We will not wait for dancers who arrive late

Please do your best to be on time and ready to dance so that we can keep things moving

  • Dress Rehearsal attendance is mandatory unless it has been cleared with us ahead of time.

It helps the dancers feel more comfortable with the staging, changing costumes, having an audience etc. 

  • Dressing Room Volunteers should plan on helping for dress rehearsal as well so that the dancers are familiar with you, and you are familiar with their costume changes.

June 11th

DANCE RECITAL at Oliver Ames High School Auditorium

(11:00am Recital Order List Link)

(3:30pm Recital Order List Link)

There will be a 11:00am & a 3:30pm show

  • 11:00am show dancers – arrive by 10:30am
  • 3:30pm show dancers  – arrive by 3:00pm

GUIDELINES for ALL Dancers at both Dress Rehearsal and Recital Days

ARRIVAL:

  • Dancers should arrive 30 minutes before the start time of each show
  • Please bring ALL costumes, accessories, and ALL dance shoes
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE NAMES ARE ON ALL SHOES, ACCESSORIES, SUITCASES, BASKETS etc.

Costumes should already have their names inside of them

  • THEY SHOULD BE FULLY DRESSED IN THEIR FIRST COSTUME
  • Parents – bring your dancer(s) to the Drop Off and Pick Up area
  • PARENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WALK THEIR DANCERS BACK TO THE DRESSING ROOM (Unless cleared with us)
  • Dancers will be brought directly to cafeteria/dressing room from the Drop Off area by one of our Volunteers
  • For those dancers that have multiple costume changes:
  • Bring a rolling suitcase or a laundry basket with all of their items in it
  • They will be directed to keep their items contained when in the dressing room and in between changing
  • MALES will not be allowed in the dressing room areas
  • Boys will have a separate dressing room area in the Quick-Change Room behind the stage
  • We must insist that all children in attendance at recital be seated with an adult and remain with them throughout theentire performance

DURING:

  • NO underwear is to be worn under costumes
    • Let us know if your dancer is in need of a camisole undergarment for changing
  • Hair and Make-up for Dress Rehearsal and Recital – will be the same
    • HAIR (BUNS FOR MOST) & MAKE-UP must be worn the same at DRESS REHEARAL and RECITAL
    • Bring bobby pins and safety pins to secure costumes and hair nets for their buns
    • Neutral eye shadow, blush and bright lipstick (no frosted Lipstick) – Eyeliner, mascara and foundation are recommended for older dancers
    • NO COLORED NAIL POLISH SHOULD BE WORN (fingers or toes)
    • No jewelry is to be worn, which includes ALL earrings, chains and rings – Leave all valuables at home
  • If your dancer is going to wear a mask on stage, please make sure it is a tan or skin colored mask
  • PLEASE NOTE: Only designated Dressing Room Volunteers should be in the dressing rooms
  • Volunteers will have a nametag and bracelet to identify them as a helper
  • Costume changes will be the responsibility of the backstage volunteers
  • Parents will NOT go back to change their dancer
  • Please have dancers practice their costume changes at home so it will make for a smooth change at the show

ENDING:

  • Dress Rehearsal ONLY: Once dancers are finished with all their dances:
  • They will be allowed to go into the auditorium to watch
    • Backstage parents will walk the dancers out to the Pick Up table where parents will meet them
  • Please do not to bring siblings or young children who are not in the performance to Dress Rehearsal
  • Recital ONLY:
  • All students are to remain in their assigned area with their group and volunteer mom until the finale
  • DANCERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE AUDITORIUM DURING RECITAL

(Other than Preschoolers after their finale dance)

  • If a dancer has only one dance in one half of the show, we will allow them to sit in the General Admission area in the Rear Mezzanine. We will contact them and let them know who is allowed to do this.
  • After intermission, Preschool dancers may leave or be seated in the lap of a parent.
    • Mothers, please go directly to the pickup table to meet your dancer
    • Identify yourself to the helper with the list of pre-school names
    • If you would like your pre-school dancer to participate in the finale at the end of the show, please bring them back to the drop off table within a few numbers before the end of the show
  • Please wear your Recital T-shirts for the Finale!
  • Let’s show our Recital spirit and show everyone how DE Colors the World!

 

PHOTOGRAPHS AND RECORDING

NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO TAPING WILL BE ALLOWED DURING THE RECITAL, ONLY AT DRESS REHEARSAL 

AT DRESS REHEARSAL:

  • ALL PICTURES AND VIDEOTAPING MUST BE DONE AT REHEARSAL. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS!!
  • Dancers and parents will not be allowed to stand at the front of the stage as it is distracting to the dancers and teachers
  • Any pictures or videoing will need to be taken from further back

AT RECITAL:

  • NO PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEO TAPING WILL BE ALLOWED DURING THE RECITAL ON SATURDAY
  • Please inform all family and friends attending –

NOT TO USE THEIR PHONES OR CAMERAS DURING THE RECITAL

  • The Recital will be videotaped by a Professional Videographer
  • All will receive a digital download
  • We plan on livestreaming the recitals
  • We will send a link to you the week of recital and will also post online on our Facebook page

DRESSING ROOM VOLUNTEERS

We will be keeping the amount of people to a minimum in the dressing rooms. 

There will be volunteers that will help the dancers throughout the show. 

  • Dressing Room Volunteers should not purchase a ticket for that recital time – There will be seats in the front rows of the auditorium reserved for you to watch the dancers
  • Volunteers will be responsible to help change dancers’ costumes, shoes etc. and will stay with the dancers the entire time until they are lined up to go on stage
  • Once your dancers have been taken from the dressing room you will go around to the front to the auditorium seats
  • We will only be taking 1-2 (depending on class size) moms per-class this year to help backstage

Volunteers will be taken first come, first served. Email us at info@deeaston.com if you are interested

NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A SIBLING THAT IS IN THE SAME SHOW, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP AS A DRESSING ROOM

VOLUNTEER AS YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LEAVE YOUR CLASS TO WATCH THEIR DANCE

ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD, DRINKS OR CAMERAS OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED IN THE AUDITORIUM and SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED ON SCHOOL GROUNDS