This is the time of year when we begin preparations for our yearly June performance. This year we will be presenting “The Adventures of Hansel and Gretel”. Show participation is never mandatory, but I can tell you from years of experience, that your dancer will gain so much by performing on stage! We will need to know your plans as soon as possible, as costume orders begin in January. I know this can be a bit overwhelming, especially for first time parents, so if you have any additional questions don’t hesitate to call.
Due to time constraints the studio will be divided into 2 separate casts (cast lists will be determined by the end of February). One cast will perform Saturday June 10 at 5:00 and the other Sunday June 11 at 2:00. As a general rule 4th grade and above will be in both casts while 3rd grade and below will be in 1 cast only. All of the performances will be in the new theater at Pine Street. Performance length is about 1-3/4 hours. If your dancer takes more than 1 class or if you have multiple students, every effort will be made to have them all in the same cast. Unfortunately, due to the many variables that isn’t always possible. Decisions are made based on trying to accommodate the largest number of students in each class.
MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL
This is the first time we will perform on the stage so it is very important that all dancers be there!
Saturday June 3 @ 8:00am (Saturday cast) and 10:00am (Sunday cast).
Date and time to be announced. Curtis Almquist takes a group and an individual picture at his studio. You are under no obligation to have pictures taken, although they are a great keepsake at a reasonable price.
COSTUMES AND DEPOSITS
A costume is ordered for each dancer after a $25.00 deposit has been paid, due the week of Jan 23-27.
Many hours are spent choosing something that is reusable, age appropriate and cost effective for each class. The average cost is $35.00-$50.00. The balance is due the week of April 17-21.
Seating will be reserved, if available tickets will still be sold at the door. Admission is $12.00. The ticket price is to cover the cost of the show and to support Silverton Ballet and PAC’s reduced tuition program for any family paying for 2 classes, and an even greater discount for families taking more than 2 classes as well as our many scholarship opportunities.
We will be asking for parents to be back stage with the dancers during the performance. While your dancer performs there will be a designated area for you to stand and watch him/her dance. In addition you will receive a free DVD of the performance.
JUNE CLASSES AND TUITION
(pictures will be handed out at the last class)
June tuition is half of your normal monthly amount. All outstanding balances must be paid by June 1 in order for your child to perform. The last days of class will be June 12-14.
More details to follow in your Performance Packet, to be handed out in April!
"There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them."
- Vicki Baum
My girls would be different girls without you Paula. Mirabai would not know the joy of performing on the professional stage with choreographers from around the world. While Rita's love of dance and performance, as well as her skill as an instructor, came directly out of your arms. Out of your giant loving heart.
- Mary Jane Miller