Sleeping Beauty Ballet | Dance Recital

 
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It’s SHOWTIME!

It's SHOWTIME!  We are so excited for your kids to show off everything that they have been working on for this semester.  We have a few important details to go over to make our day run smoothly.  

Things to remember:

  • Please feed your child a healthy breakfast and lunch before they come to rehearsal tomorrow.  

  • Send your child with a snack that is not messy ie: goldfish crackers, lunchables, fruit snacks, apple slices, cheese sticks (No cheetos, Doritos, etc.)

  • Please bring a bag for personal items.

Drop Off Instructions:

  • Dancers need to come dressed and ready with their hair and makeup done at drop off.  

  • If you are coming to watch the show, please drop your child off in room A before you pick up your tickets.  We do not need them to be early because they will be waiting backstage during the ballet. We are projecting the ballet into the dance room so that the girls can watch.   Spark cannot be responsible for your child prior to 1:30 p.m.  (We apologize but there is a lot going on tomorrow and we need to keep the students safe and monitored at all times).

Between Shows:

  • We will keep all of the dancers in the dance room after the show.  Please have one parent come to dance room B immediately after the first show to pick up your child. (Approx. 4:15)

  • Each student will need to leave the building after the first show and return at 6:30 p.m.  Our Flamenco ladies will be having a showcase at 5:00 p.m. and we cannot have our students or their families stay between shows. (Unless you want to come and watch the Flamenco showcase!)  

VOLUNTEER HELP:

  • As a non-profit organization, we rely on volunteers.  We need adults backstage to keep our students safe.  We really appreciate the rock star volunteers that have already helped us so much!  Please SIGN UP to help tomorrow where you can.  (We cannot have siblings backstage)

Tickets: 

  • We do not have tickets available for the shows tomorrow - we are sold out!!  This is a great problem to have but we will be packed and will need your patience.  Please exercise kindness as we seat everyone.   

Thank you for sharing your children with us.  It has been our pleasure to work with them.  Everyone pray for things to run smoothly tomorrow and for the kids to have a great show!  

Schedule:

Tuesday 4th:

2:30-3:30 p.m. PreK Ballet

3:30-4:30 p.m. Musical Theatre

4:30-5:30 p.m. Ballet/Tap/Jazz ages 6-8


Thursday June 6th:

3:00-5:00 p.m. Contemporary

Saturday June 8th:

3:00-5:00 p.m. Contemporary

Tuesday 11th:  Dress Rehearsal

11:00-1:00 p.m. Contemporary

1:00-2:00 PreK

2:00-3:00 Ballet/Tap/Jazz 6-8

3:00-4:00 Musical Theatre Dance

Dance Photos:  Tuesday June 11th

12:30-1:00- PreK Ballet Miss Dana

1:00-1:15- Hip Hop Miss Cassidy

1:15-1:30- Lyrical Miss Cassidy

1:30-2:00- Ballet/Tap/Jazz Miss Dana

2:00-2:30- Contemporary Miss Nicole

2:30-2:45- Emma and Ian Helms

2:45-3:00- Musical Theatre Dance Miss Dana

3:00-4:00- Ballet 3 Miss Maria

4:00-5:00- Ballet 2 and Ballet 1 Miss Maria

5:00-7:00-Lead Characters as available


Wednesday 12th: Dress Rehearsal

2:00-3:00 p.m. Lyrical Miss Cassidy

3:00-4:00 p.m. Hip Hop Miss Cassidy

Thursday 13th:

10:30-12:30 Contemporary

Show Times

June 15 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Please be at Spark with hair and makeup done at 1:30 p.m. We need backstage helpers for our shows. Please sign up below. (Please note that this is a combined sign up with the ballet- you will not need to sign up for ballet costume help unless you want to!) The girls will be waiting backstage during the ballet. They will need to bring a book or game or something quiet to do. We will have activities backstage. We are also looking at trying to record and project the ballet recital in the room so the girls can watch! If this is something you know how to do we would love your help!

Basics, Hair and Makeup:

Tights: All dancers need to have a brand new pair of tights for the show. Please do not wash prior to the performance. This will help everyone to be uniform and keep from having color variation in the tights.

*The tights we are using are Bloch light/theatrical pink or Bloch tan

Miss Dana PreK Class:

Close to You- pink tights and ballet shoes

It’s Raining Tacos - Please wear a black sleeveless leotard, pink tights, and tap shoes

Hair:  Ballet Bun

Makeup:  Blush, Mascara, and Light lipstick

Miss Dana’s 6-8 yr Ballet/Tap/Jazz:

Trolls - Pink tights and jazz shoes

Rainbow Connection- pink tights and ballet shoes

Shake your Tail Feather- pink tights and tap shoes

Hair:  Ballet Bun

Makeup:  Blush, Mascara, and Light lipstick


Miss Dana’s Musical theatre:

You can’t Stop the Beat- Tan Tights, black biker shorts, black jazz shoes

Hair:  Big Hair Up-do

Makeup:  Blush, Mascara, and Light lipstick

Miss Cassidy’s Lyrical:

adaptatoe Bloch tan tights and pirouettes or bare feet

Hair:  Ballet Bun

Makeup:  Blush, Mascara, and Light lipstick


Hip Hop:

Black tank top, Black ankle length leggings, athletic shoes

Hair:  High Pony Tail

Makeup:  Blush, Mascara, and Light lipstick

Contemporary:

Black jazz shorts, black leotard, Bloch adaptatoe tan tights, bare feet or pirouettes

Hair:  Low Pony Tail

Makeup:  Blush, Mascara, and Light lipstick

Pictures: Please order pictures below!

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Please select the number of photos that you would like of your child? ($25 includes one group photo and one individual. Each additional photo is $5)

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March 12, 2019

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO OUR PIZZA PARTY AND PARENT NIGHT LAST FRIDAY. THE GIRLS HAD SO MUCH FUN AT THEIR GLOW IN THE DARK DANCE PARTY! I LOVED GETTING TO MEET MANY OF YOU FOR THE FIRST TIME. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE UNABLE TO COME TO THE PARENT MEETING, I WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE A RECAP BELOW:

We started off the meeting by outlining some of the foundations of Spark Dance:

  • Art Based Program - Spark is an art based dance program that aims to train a dancer as an artist and performer. In this spirit, we will not often (if ever) participate in dance competitions. The goal of the program is that our students learn the discipline of dance, develop skill and technique, and learn to express themselves as an artist. It is also important us that they discover life-long friendships and that dancing brings joy into their lives. As our students grow and develop, they will have an opportunity to participate in all aspects of creating dance. A senior showcase will reflect their own choreography, lighting design, costume selections, etc.

  • Affordability and Accessibility- Dance can be extremely expensive. We will make every effort to keep our costs affordable. Our mission is to bring the joy and opportunity of a fine arts education to every child and to empower all to learn, create, and inspire.   -Spark Mission Statement. We continue to offer tuition assistance and scholarships on a case-by case basis.

  • Modesty- We will always strive to reflect modesty in our costumes as well as movement.

  • Excellence- Our instructors have an expectation of excellence from our students. We train dancers to be respectful, prepared, and to work hard.

We then went on to discuss our student policies and code of conduct. You can read the full version HERE but below I will highlight a few points.

Attendance

Be on time – Student will not be admitted to class prior to five minutes before class starts.  Please do not drop your child off without first checking in with a spark representative.  

Conduct:

Be Prepared:  Always come prepared with the proper materials for class.  Proper leotard, tights and a ballet bun are expected. Be sure to have the appropriate shoes for you class, per teacher.

Classroom Etiquette:  

  • Do not leave during a class, show or rehearsal unless excused by the Teacher or when the Teacher dismisses the group.

  • Use the restroom before class.

  • Be respectful of Teacher, this includes a proper ending of class time.

  • No disruptive behavior.

  • No talking in class.

  • Be on time

  • If late, wait at door until the teacher invites you in

  • Give proper appreciation for class by: clapping, curtsy to the teacher, and thank her for the training.

Appropriate Dress for Ballet Class and Productions

  • Hair must be pulled back in a classic ballet bun. (unless requested otherwise by teacher)

  • No hats or jewelry, no earrings

  • Dress and grooming standards should be neat and respectful. Hair must be clean, deodorant must be worn, etc. (Students work in close contact)

  • DO NOT wear ballet flats, Pointe shoes, or any dance shoe OUTSIDE.

  • Do not leave studio in leotard, please put street clothes over.

  • Costumes adjustments are the responsibility of the parent to see to completion before 1st dress rehearsal

  • Pointe Shoe pancaking will be required for shows only.

  • Stage makeup according to Ballet Mistress.

WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE YOU IN OUR PROGRAM AND ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT WE HAVE SEEN. WE LOOK FORWARD TO AN EXCITING SEMESTER AND A BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTION OF SLEEPING BEAUTY!

Notes about Recital:

. Please see IMPORTANT DATES below. Our students will perform in a matinee and evening performance on Saturday. Our dancers will perform in the second act of the ballet production.

The cost of the production is $100 - this includes the price of one costume. Any additional costumes will be $35 per costume.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us! 281-516-8382 nicole@sparktx.org

We are excited that your child will be joining us for our year end recital!  

We want to fill you in on all that is going on around the studio as we start

making preparations.

IF for any reason, your child CANNOT participate, please notify Spark staff immediately.



Parent Meeting

Place: Spark Studio

Date: March 8th

Time: 7:00 pm

You and your student are invited to join us for PIZZA AND FUN.  While your students are having fun with our interns, we will have a parent meeting to talk through everything going on with our dance program and the upcoming ballet and recital.  We are excited about all the growth our program is undergoing and look forward to sharing it with you. We will also be measuring for costumes. Please make every effort to attend.  We look forward to seeing you then.

Important Dates:

Tech and Show Rehearsal Schedule

Tech/Dress Rehearsal  5:00-8:00 p.m. (specific times TBA)

Wednesday,  June 12th

Show Times

Saturday, June 15th 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  (Call Times TBA)


Fees

With the upcoming ballet and recital, the recital fee of $100 will be due by March 15th.   This fee will cover the cost of 1 costume as well as production. If your class is doing more than one number, an additional $35 costume fee will apply

Your final tuition payment will be due June 5th  

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole at 281-516-8382

See you Friday!