Recital time is almost here, and we are all getting excited! Please make sure you read through this newsletter to keep you up to date and informed of what’s going on at PADC.
Recital Tickets On Sale May 20
The annual PADC recital will be held Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 at the Chappelear Drama Center at Ohio Wesleyan University. Students are to be dropped off for check-in using the outside stage door on the southeast side of the building 30 minutes before the start of the show. Dancers are to be signed-in and then go downstairs to their dressing rooms where they will sit with their class and wait until it is time to get lined up. Whichever parent signs the child in will also need to sign the child out. Younger students are encouraged to bring some type of quiet, sit down activity like Barbies and coloring books and crayons. No markers, Playdoh or jump ropes. Make sure everything the dancer brings with them is clearly labeled with their name or initials (especially costume parts and dance shoes). Please do not bring anything valuable. If your child is in more than one number, make sure you have all of the costume parts they will need for their next dance put together and labeled with their name, class and what number in the show their dance is. ABSOLUTELY NO FOOD OR DRINK BACKSTAGE. Make sure all students have gone to the bathroom before you drop them off so they don't miss their dance on stage.
House doors will open 20 minutes before the start of the show. Parents are to remain in the audience until after the finale. At that time, one parent may come backstage to the dressing room area to pick-up your child and their belongings. Combo kids will remain on the stage after the final curtain and may be picked up on the stage. NO FLASH PHOTOS OR VIDEO CAMERAS! Under no circumstances are dancers permitted in the audience during a performance. All dancers must remain backstage until after the finale.
Make sure your child's hair is neatly secured in the correct hairstyle. Use lots of hairspray and bobby pins.
High pony tail: All Gym, Divas, Crew, Hippety Hop, Mini/Jr. Hip Hop, Jazz 1-3, Tap 1-3, Teen Jazz, Teen Tap, Combo 2 and Jr. Comp
High bun: All Ballet, All Lyrical, All Modern, Jazz 4-6, Tapp 4-6, Sr. Hip Hop, All-Stars, Sr./Jr. Elite, Teen Co. and A-Team
Half up (front and sides of hair in a small pony tail on top, back left down): Combo 1
If you have costumes that require different color tights, put your tan tights on first, then layer the others on top.
Girls....NO UNDERWEAR. Your tights ARE your underwear.
Recital Fees & Ticket Info
Princess Dance Camp
Class Times Change Beginning May 22
Students are to come to their new combined class times below.
PRACTICE GROUP A 5:00 - 6:30 PM:
Monday Classes: Hippety Hop (Mon.), Jazz 1 (Mon.), Ballet 1 (Mon.), Tap 1, Lyrical 1 (Mon.), Mini All Stars and S.N. class will meet on Monday, May 22
Tuesday Classes: Combo 2 (Tues. 12:30), and Combo 2 (Tues. 5:15), Mini Comp, Gym 1/2 (Tues.), Gym 2/3 (Wed.), Gym 2/3 (Tues.), Gym 3 (Thurs.), and Jr. Elite/Sr. Company will meet on Tuesday, May 22 and May 30.
Wednesday Classes: Mini Hip Hop (Wed.), Hippety Hop (Mon.), Divas, Ballet 1 (Wed./Sat.), Jazz 3 (Wed.), Tap 3, Mini All Stars, Jr. Hip Hop (Wed.) and Combo 2 (Sat.) will meet on Wednesday, May 24 and May 31.
Thursday Classes: Combo 1 (Wed. 12:00), Combo One (Thurs.), Jazz 1 (Thurs.), Gym 1 (Tues./Thurs.), Tap 2 (Mon./Thurs.), Ballet 2 (Mon./Thurs.), Jazz 2 (Mon./Thurs.), Gym 1/2 (Sat.), Gym 2 (Thurs.), Mini Hip Hop (Thurs.) and Mini Hip Hop (Sat.) will meet on Thursday, May 25 and June 1.
PRACTICE GROUP B 6:45 - 8:30 PM:
Monday Classes: Sr. Hip Hop (Mon.), Jr. Hip Hop (Mon.), Ballet 6, Jazz 3 (Mon.), Teen Co. Tap, Teen Co. Ballet, Jr. Comp Tap, Jr. Comp Jazz and Jr. All Stars will meet on Monday, May 22.
Tuesday Classes: Hip Hop Crew, A-Team, Adult Hip Hop, Jr. Hip Hop (Tues.), Sr. Hip Hop (Tues.), Lyrical 4, Ballet 3 (Tues.), Ballet 4 (Tues./Wed.), and Pointe will meet on Tuesday, May 23 and May 30.
Wednesday Classes: Teen Jazz (Mon./Wed.), Modern 1 (Wed./Thurs.), Modern 2, Teen Co. Jazz, Teen Co. Lyrical, Jazz 5/6, Tap 4 and Jr. All Stars will meet on Wednesday, May 24 and May 31.
Thursday Classes: Teen Tap, Teen Lyrical (Mon./Thurs.), Teen Ballet (Thurs.), Ballet 3 (Thurs.), Lyrical 1 (Thurs.), Lyrical 2 (Mon./Thurs.), Lyrical 3, Jazz 4 (Tues./Thurs.), , Pointe and Ballet Company will meet on Thursday, May 25 and June 1.
Production, Ballet Company and Pointe will meet Saturday, May 27 from 9:30-12:30 and Saturday, June 3.
These combined classes are to prepare the students for dancing in front of an audience. This will help to minimize stage fright and allow them to dance to their full potential on stage. We also will be practicing the finale during these times. Make sure all younger students have gone to the bathroom before class starts. Parents, you do not need to stay unless you want to stay. It will be crowded on these days, so please allow for extra time for parking and drop off. Even though class times are extended, June tuition is half of what is usually paid.
Dress Rehearsal is June 5-7
Dress rehearsal is on Monday, June 5, Tuesday, June 6 and Wednesday, June 7 at the Chappelear Drama Center at Ohio Wesleyan University.
If you are in the Friday show, your dress rehearsal will start promptly at 5:15 PM on Monday.
If you are in the 12:00 Pm show, your dress rehearsal will start promptly at 7:00 PM on Monday.
If you are in the 2:00 PM show, your dress rehearsal will start promptly at 5:15 PM on Tuesday.
If you are in the 4:00 PM show, your dress rehearsal will start promptly at 7:00 PM on Tuesday.
If you are in the 6:00 PM show, your dress rehearsal will start promptly at 5:15 Pm on Wednesday.
Students are to be dressed and ready to dance 15 minutes before the start of your show. If you are late, you could miss your dance. All dances will be run only one time unless there is staging, sound or lighting checks to be done. Students and parents are to wait in the audience. When you are in the auditorium, you must site quietly with your class. All dancers and siblings must have parental supervision at all times and be sitting quietly. No running around the theater. Absolutely no food or drink in the theater. Dancers will be called up to the stage for their number.
Please check all parts of their costume prior to dress rehearsal. Make sure they have to right color tights and shoes. All dancers are to wear stage make-up and have their hair sprayed in the correct style for their class. Stage make-up includes foundation, powder, blush, black eye liner, eye shadow, black mascara and red lipstick. No bangs. No jewelry. No gum. (Combo kids can have bangs as long as they are trimmed 3/4 inch above their eyebrow. Combo kids also need to have light make-up: foundation, powder, blush, eye shadow and lipstick.) Parents, if you notice that your child looks washed out under the stage lights, put more make-up on them for the recital. You may take photos and video during the dress rehearsal only. Dancers who are in more than one number, make sure you have all of your costumes laid out and change in the quick change room located stage left.