Dreaming of Broadway Spring Dance Recital
(Far East and Whetstone Dancers)
Whitehall Yearling High School
675 S. Yearling Rd., Whitehall, OH 43213
Friday, May 20th at 7:00 pm arrive by 6:00 pm
Saturday, May 21st 7:00 pm arrive by 6:00 pm
Dress Rehearsal: Please arrive by 6:00 pm Friday, May 20th dressed in your first costume. Enter thru the Dancers Door at the back of the School. Signs will be posted. Please follow signs to the gym (line up area). For those in more than one number, tan tights go under pink tights. We will be making various announcements, giving instructions and lining up the dancers. This rehearsal is very important for all dancers to attend. Your participation will make Saturdays show run so much more smoothly. We run the entire show in order, this is the only chance your child has, to become familiar with the stage and new environment and to understand the flow of the recital and how quickly costume changes must be made. We will start the actual show run through at 7:00 pm. Please bring all costumes, tights and shoes. Please do not leave after your child has danced, all dancers are to return to their seats to be lined up for the finale. The show is approximately 1 hour long, Saturday night will be a little longer due to awards, announcements and Silent Auction winners announced.
Those in multiple dances please make sure you know which dances are first and the correct order. Find your dressing room and organize your costumes accordingly. For those in more than one number, tan tights go under pink tights. Report to the Gym for line up in your first costume by 6:15 pm.
Dress Rehearsal Meals: Pre-ordered meals will be available by 5:30 pm. Please eat your meal in the designated area. Wear a t-shirt over your costume. No Food, Drinks or Candy/Snacks are allowed in the Gym.
Recital: Please arrive by 6:00 pm Saturday, May 20th dressed in your first costume. There will be new announcements made and we will be lining up the dancers. Find your seat in the line up and remain seated and quiet. After your last number is performed all dancers line up for the finale.
- Dancers are to remain seated and quiet during both the rehearsal and the recital.
- If you are not in the line up when your music starts you will miss your performance on stage.
- Dancers are NOT to be in the Lobby Saturday night before or during the performance.
- Dancers are NOT to be in the Auditorium audience or balcony Friday or Saturday night at any time.
- Please absolutely NO snacks, candy, drinks or gum, not only could you ruin your costume or someone else’s, but you could choke.
- SMILE and HAVE FUN! Keep practicing your dances until the day of the show.
Finale: All dancers are to participate in the finale. Every dancer should receive a Participation Certificate during the finale. Once your child has finished their last dance, please line up for the finale according to height. Tallest dancers first- smallest dancers last. After the finale, dancers will be escorted back to the staging area (Gym). Parents may pick up their child in the gym after the show. All costumes are to be returned.
Returning Costumes: Boxes will be available and labeled for all costumes, shoes or other borrowed items to be returned. Make sure your child’s name is in the ziplock bag with their costume. Remove all air from the bags.
What time will my child be dancing? Please don’t ask me this. Please refer to the order of the show. Dance routines range from 1 ½ minutes to 3 mins. It’s best to keep track by the order of the show.
Restrooms: Please make sure your child uses the restroom by 6:00 pm both nights. This is especially important for preschoolers. Please do NOT change costumes in the restrooms.
Questions: Everything should be posted when you get to the High School Friday night. Please read all the signage before you come and ask me a question. Please don’t ask me which number your child is dancing in first. It is posted. There will be mothers familiar with past recitals volunteering that can answer your questions, too. Saturday night they should be wearing a carnation corsage. This is a new set up so please bear with us as we make the best of the situation.
Costume Changes: Those dancers in multiple numbers make sure you wear your Suntan tights at all times. Pink tights go over Suntan tights. Make sure you know the order of your dances. Costume changes must be made very quickly. Change your costume and return to your line up, if you are not in the line up when your music starts you will miss your performance on stage.
Make Up/Cosmetics: Optional. Keep it Simple, eye shadow, blush, lip gloss. Mascara is not a good idea on Preschoolers.
Hair/Hair Pieces: Please have hair styled so it is pulled back away from the face. Hair pieces are to be placed on the left side of the head, unless otherwise changed by Miss Nicole for your class. There isn’t time to change hair styles, I suggest investing in a faux hair piece to clip into their hair, over their ballet bun. Your child does not have to wear a bun for ballet. I would not advise beads, as they could potentially become a hazard on stage.
Underwear: Please make sure that if you are wearing underwear with your tights that they do not stick out of the costume.
Programs: Make sure you have checked the spelling of your child’s name in every number. Make corrections on the sheet posted. Also, make sure that if you have a costume change that you have at least 3 numbers in order to change. If your child participated in another dance program, cheer, school play, plays a musical instrument or choir, please write it down and let me know, ASAP. We like to acknowledge in the program what our dancers are doing in the Arts.
Program Ads: Program ads sales are final April 30. Art work due by May 6th.
Volunteers: There will be 20 numbers in the show and approximately 85 students dancing. We need volunteers for each class, parents to help with costume changes, back stage volunteers and volunteers for setting up and tearing down. We also need ushers to pass out programs as our audience members arrive. Please only hand out programs to adults. Please ask for a volunteer sign-up Sheet.
Set Up: If you would like to help with set up arrive by 3 pm Fri, May 20th. Chairs need set up, tables, music system, signs posted.
Parking: Fri night there may be limited parking. It may be best to drop off one parent and your dancer and have the other parent park. Saturday night should have ample parking.
Admission: The recital is free for anyone to watch. Please invite your family and friends to watch your child perform.
Video Taping/ Photos: If you are going to be videotaping or taking pictures from your seat, please be considerate of others around you. Please do not stand up or walk to the front of the stage and block others from videotaping or taking pictures. We suggest video taping from the balcony. No children are to be in the balcony at any time. If you are volunteering back stage, please try to take candid pictures back stage and in the staging area.
Silent Auction: Our Silent Auction Winners will be announced at the Recital after the Finale. Bidding will take place from 6 pm-6:45 pm Saturday night before the show, proceeds help pay for recital expenses and other expenses for the dance dept. Gift Basket donations are due by May 13.
Flowers/ Candy Bouquets: Make this a very special day for your dancer by giving them a flowers or candy bouquets after the show. The kids have worked very hard and have learned many things. They are going to look great! Pre-order your flowers today or purchase them at the recital. Flowers are $2.00 each. Candy Bouquets must be pre-ordered, single candies will be sold at the rectal on a stick to insert in your flowers. Order today, Deadline May 13.
Tear Down: Saturday after the show please help us by cleaning up any trash and stacking chairs after the recital. We will also need help taking down any signage. If you are taking down signage, please try to save them. It is costly to reprint them every year. When we leave we want it to be as if we were never there.
Dancers: Please do not touch items that do not belong to you. Props, Costumes, etc. Smile and do your best! This is your chance to sparkle and shine!