RECITAL NEWSLETTER


END OF YEAR DATES OVERVIEW

May 7th - Recital fee due, all balances due
T-shirt sizes due
Recital tickets go on sale.
Parent observation week 

May 14th-18th - Recital Pictures during your class time
Program ads due 
Pre-ordered flowers and t-shirts due 

May 28th - June 1st - last week of studio classes'
Picture proofs sent home. 
Stage moms finalized - Stage mom and volunteer packets go home 

Thurs. June 7th - Rehearsal for Company and the Sunday 3:00 Recital 
Friday June 8th - Rehearsal for both Saturday Recitals  
Saturday June 9th - 2:00 and 7:00 - Recital Sunday June 10th - 3:00 - Recital 
Class assignments below


Dear Parents,
  It is hard to believe that this year is already coming to a close. We have had a great year and all of your children have truly been a joy to teach. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of working with each of them. All of the students are getting very excited about our Spring Recital. The following is information you will need regarding rehearsal and recital nights
RECITAL FEE
A $15.00 per student/$25.00 per family recital fee is due by May 7th. Each student will receive a recital t-shirt that they will wear for the finale this year. All students will dance in the finale and this will be their costume for it. Please wear black leggings with your t-shirt. Students can wear jazz or ballet shoes for the Finale. There is a sheet in the waiting room for you to indicate the size t-shirt you would like to have. Please do this by May 7th. A size will be chosen for you if you do not choose a size by this date. 
TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY MAY 7th
Tickets may be purchased online through ShOvation. An email link and password will be sent to you once your total yearly balance has been paid. BE SURE AND BUY THE TICKETS FOR YOUR CHILDS SHOW!!!!  
Tickets go fast and we have been know n to sell out all 3 shows so get your tickets early!!  

Our Spring Recital is at the Paramount in Goldsboro. That is also where the dress rehearsal is.

CLASS ASSIGNMENTS AND THEIR REHEARSAL DAYS 
 
SATURDAY JUNE 9TH 2:00 RECITAL - REHEARSAL WILL BE FRIDAY JUNE 8TH BEGINNING AT 5:00 - ALL COMPANY DANCES WILL REHEARSE ON THURSDAY 
THURSDAY BEGINNER COMBO - ROBIN, MONDAY BEGINNER, THURSDAY K-1, THURSDAY - KII
SATURDAY JUNE 9TH 7:00 RECITAL - REHEARSAL FOR THIS SHOW WILL BE FRIDAY JUNE 8TH BEGINNING AT 6:30
TUESDAY INT. II, MONDAY ADVANCED, WEDNESDAY - K-I = ROBIN, WEDNESDAY - KII - ROBIN, FRIDAY CLASSES
SUNDAY JUNE 10TH 3:00-RECITAL- REHEARSAL FOR THIS SHOW WILL BE THURS. JUNE 7TH BEGINNING AT 5:00
THURSDAY INTERMEDIATE I, MOCA - KI, MONDAY K-II, WEDNESDAY - KI - BRENDA, THURSDAY BEGINNER COMBO - BRENDA, COMPANY
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE IS ATTACHED
STAGE MOMS
Each class needs two stage moms that are willing to stay back stage the entire recital to help the children change and keep them entertained. A signup sheet is in the lobby at the studio for you to sign up on. If you are willing to help out please sign up on this sheet for your child’s class. You may also ask someone if they would be willing to help out ( ex: baby sitter, cousin ect…. Anyone you would trust your child with.( Ages 16 and up) A full list of Stage mom duties are attached to the sign-up sheet. 

DRESS REHEARSAL
The week of the Recital we will have REHEARSAL ONLY AT THE PARAMOUNT. No studio classes.
  The purpose of dress rehearsal is for the students to get a chance to practice on stage with their costumes on and to figure out their spacing and timing. It is also a time that we work with the technical crew and go over lighting and special effects. It is very important for students to be at dress rehearsal to feel comfortable on stage Recital Night. We do our best to stay on a tight schedule but sometimes unforeseen things happen and we run behind. We ask that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled time to dance and plan to stay longer if we are not on schedule. The dressing area for all kids other than Company will be in the Stage Struck building. There is parking available in the Stage Struck parking lot. Parents may park there however the back door of the Stage Struck building will be locked for your child's protection. Therefore you will need to enter through the front of the Paramount. Your stage mom should be in your dressing room to greet you and to take your child from there. 
  For dress rehearsal you only need to come for your classes designated time. We will rehearse the Finale and it is very important that your child be there to rehearse. If you have a large break between dances you may leave and return however, I'd advise you to stay for the entire rehearsal in case we are running ahead of schedule. 
RECITAL
When you arrive at the Recital you should take your child back stage to their dressing room.. Doors to the auditorium will be open an hour prior to the start time for your recital. Stage moms and assistants should arrive 1 hr. prior to show time. All performers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to show time and be dressed for your first number with hair and makeup done. Everyone should arrive at the beginning of the show, even if your child is towards the end of the program. Ushers will not seat you if you arrive after the show starts. The order of the dances will be the same as they are on Rehearsal night; however Recital night will go much faster. All patrons must have a ticket. No costumed dancers in the lobby or auditorium at any time.
BACK STAGE EXPECTATIONS
For your child’s safety and for the integrity of the show we need to keep all kids together backstage the entire show. Please do not come back stage during the show. Someone will notify you if there is an emergency. Leave your cell phone number with your stage mom and she will notify you if she needs you. After the Finale classes will return to their dressing rooms and you can pick up your child from there.  

FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE SHOW 
WE ASK THAT ALL AUDIENCE MEMBERS STAY SEATED UNTIL INTERMISSION IF YOU NEED TO GET UP WE ASK THAT YOU EXIT IN BETWEEN DANCES. PLEASE REMAIN SEATED WHILE DANCERS ARE PERFORMING. 

LOBBY ASSISTANTS 
  Every year we need lobby volunteers for Rehearsal and Recital night. These people serve as guides on rehearsal night; help with selling tickets and taking up tickets (ushering) on Recital night. If you can volunteer or you know someone who is available for these dates, please let me know. I have a sign-up sheet on my office door. I will email you instructions the week before the show. Volunteers will receive a goody bag, a free recital t-shirt, and a big hug and thank you for their kindness. 

HAIR, MAKEUP, ACCESSORIES AND SHOES
  All long hair should be up and out of your child’s face. Your teacher will notify you if they want a specific hair style to suit the mood of the dance. If you are not notified, we would like a ponytail for all jazz, tap and hip hop dances. For ballet/lyrical we would like a bun. Any hair accessories should be secured tightly on the right side of your child’s head. Some accessories may need to be secured with elastic under the chin or hot glued to barrettes. Please try on your child’s costume as soon as you get it and take care of any of these details. If you need suggestions I will be glad to help. I don’t sew but I am the safety pin queen. Any shoulder or hip accessories (feather poofs, bows) should be attached on the right side. All makeup should be age appropriate. All ballet shoes should be pink, all tap shoes should be black, all jazz shoes should be tan and all lyrical shoes should be pirouettes. Some hip hop classes may require a special color sneaker. If so, it was written on your original costume information. If you are unsure just ask your child’s teacher. Undergarments under your costume should be nude or the exact same color as your costume. Bra straps need to be secured to your costume or clear. EXTRA RECITAL TIGHTS, BOBBY PINS, SAFETY PINS, ECT... WILL BE SET UP IN THE GREEN ROOM FOR ANY LAST MINUTE EMERGENCIES. 

FLOWERS AND RECITAL T-SHIRTS
We will have flowers, recital t-shirts and refreshments for sale at dress rehearsal, one hour prior to the recital and at intermission. Concessions will be closed while the show is in progress. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE AUDITORIUM PLEASE. We will also be taking pre-orders for flowers and t-shirts. All students will receive a recital t-shirt for the Finale, however if anyone else in your family would like a t-shirt, we ask that you pre-order it. (see attached order form.) The T-shirt design will be posted in the front window of the studio. It is encouraged for you to preorder flowers also to ensure you get the bouquet style you want. Quantities will be limited. 
DVD’S
Jim Hinnant will be videotaping the recital this year. DVD’s are $36.00 for one show $56.00 for two shows and $86.00 for 3 shows. Order forms are attached. Make checks payable to Ms. Robin's Academy of Dance . A video pick up date will be emailed to you when they are ready. Videos will be mailed to you if you are unable to pick it up on that day.. No taping will be allowed during the Recital. If you would like to tape or take pictures yourself you may do so ONLY on Rehearsal night. NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY WILL BE ALLOWED DURING THE RECITAL. PLEASE TAKE ALL YOUR PHOTOS ON REHEARSAL NIGHT. 
PROGRAM ADS Want to wish your favorite dancer good luck and turn your recital program into a keepsake??? Place an ad in the Recital program. 1/4 page ad - $20.00 1/4 page ad with a picture $25.00. Buy 2 ads to equal a 1/2 page for $45.00 and put your picture in one and your message in the other. All ads must be emailed to mradprogramads@gmail.com by May 18th. and payment placed in the tuition box. .Please indicate which size ad you are interested in and include message and picture. No late ads will be taken. Business ads are also available for $50.00. These ads will be run on the video screen before each show as well as at intermission. If your ad is not emailed I cannot guarantee it will be included. This is the only way I can keep all ads together and organized. Please do not use the studio email as it will get buried in the 100's of other emails I receive each day. 
COMPETITION TEAM AUDITIONS AND PLACEMENT
Auditions for our 2018-19 Competition Team will be on Sat. August 11TH 
10:00 - ages seven and eight, 12:00 - ages nine through eleven, 2:00 - ages twelve and up. If you are interested in more information regarding the requirements of our Competition Team please send me an email @ msrobinsacad@hotmail.com 
ALL STUDENTS INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING MUST TAKE A 4 DAY TECHNIQUE CAMP AS WELL AS A 4 DAY CHOREOGRAPHY CAMP TO PREPARE FOR THE AUDTIONS. 
TECHNIQUE CAMP -JULY 30TH - AUGUST 2ND
CHOREOGRAPHY CAMP - AUGUST 6TH - 9TH 
Open House – Registration for Fall 
I am planning on having the Fall 2018 schedule out soon. With our new online system you will be able to sign up at anytime. Just visit www.msrobinsacadofdanceandgymn.com and Click REGISTER NOW. You will be notified via email when the new schedule is available. Sign up early, classes fill up fast!! 

Register at Open House - Friday August 17th – 6-8 pm & Saturday August 18th– 12-3 

Fall Classes Resume Tuesday Sept. 4th