Sleeping Beauty Ballet | Dance Recital

 
 

Important Info:

We want to tell you how proud we are of our dancers.  They have come so far in the last year!  As we go into our last day of shows we have some important updates to make things run more efficiently.  The show tomorrow is going to be twice as long as we are also going to get to see all of our other dancers perform.  We are projecting the recital into the dance room so that the girls can watch.  

Things to remember:

  • Please feed your child a healthy breakfast and lunch before they come to rehearsal tomorrow.  They were all starving the last two days.  ;)

  • 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 and make sure to send them with a tee shirt to wear during the cast party to protect costumes.

Drop Off Instructions:

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

  • *Parents of students in ballet 1 and ballet 2, please come in and help your child get into costume at 1:00 p.m.  Please do not arrive any earlier or later.  (We apologize but there is a lot going on tomorrow and we need to keep the students safe and monitored at all times). 

  • Warm-ups for ballet 3-6 will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m.  

  • Court needs to arrive at 1:00 p.m.

Between Shows:

  • We will be having a cast party between shows and will be feeding the kids.  Please send your child with $5 for dinner and snacks during the second show.  

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.

Thank you for sharing your children with us.  It has been our pleasure to work with them.  We have shared many magical moments backstage and throughout the rehearsal process.  Everyone pray for things to run smoothly tomorrow and for the kids to have a great show!  

 

UPDATE - Shows are sold out! Yippee!! Please exercise patience and kindness as we seat everyone for the shows.

June 15 2:00 p.m. (Call time ballet 3-6 12:00 p.m. | entire cast 1:00 p.m.)

*We would like for dancers to stay at Spark between shows and we will have a cast party. Please sign up to bring food/treats for the cast*

June 15 7:00 p.m.

Costume Information:

  • Tights: All dancers need to have a brand new pair of tights for the show. If you were not able to purchase tights last Saturday at Spark, you can get them at Fancy Dancer. Please do not wash prior to the performance. This will help everyone to be uniform and keep from having color variation in the tights.

  • Point Shoes: Point shoes will be pancaked. Point dancers will be getting together to have a pancaking party!

  • Nude Leotards: Dancers Level 3 and up are required to have a nude leotard for the performance. They will wear their nude leotards underneath their costumes so that they can do quick changes backstage.

  • Carobosse Fairy Attendants Your child needs a black ballet leotard for Sleeping beauty, we will have feathers to be tacked to them, please bring them to our crafting day on Saturday the 8th of June

Tech/Dress Rehearsal

Saturday June 8th

9:30-2:00 Ballet Levels 3-6

10:30-12:30 Level 1-2 and Court, Duke, King, Queen, Prince

June 10, Monday

4:00-8:00 Ballet 3-6

5:00-6:30 Ballet 1-2

5:00-8:00 Court, Duke, King, Queen, Prince

June 11, Tuesday

4:00-8:00 Ballet 3-6

5:00-8:00 Ballet 1 and 2 Court, Duke, King, Queen, Prince

Dance Photos:  Tuesday June 11th

3:00-4:00- Ballet 3

4:00-4:30- Ballet 2

4:30-5:00- Ballet 1

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

June 12 Wednesday Entire Cast Dress Rehearsal

4:00-8:00 Ballet 3-6

5:00-8:00 Ballet 1 and 2 Court, Duke, King, Queen


Important Dates:

Rehearsal Schedule

Saturday May 18th: 9:30-2:00

9:30-12:30 Ballet Levels 3-6 and Isabella, Janetzi, Diana, and Mia

Queen, King, Ladies Court, Nanny

Monday May 20th:

6:00-8:30 Ballet levels 5/6

7:00-8:30 Duke, King, Queen, and Prince


Saturday May 25th: BREAK FOR FREAKY FRIDAY SHOW


Monday May 27th:

6:00-8:30 Ballet levels 5/6

7:00-8:30 Duke, King, Queen, and Prince, Ladies Court, Nanny

Saturday June 1st: (May be Extended to 2:30)

9:30-12:30 Ballet Levels 3-6

10:30-12:30 Entire Cast

Monday June 3rd:

6:00-8:30 Ballet levels 5/6

7:00-8:30 Duke, King, Queen, and Prince, Ladies Court, Nanny

Calling All Volunteers!!

We are so excited for our show NEXT WEEK! We are having a work party on  Saturday June 8th at 9:30 until we are done.  We have many projects to complete before the show.  Please come and help out with your daughter’s set and costume accessories .  No skills required, there will be people to help show everyone what to do.  We are confidant we will be finished before rehearsal is over.  Bring scissors, hot glue gun (if you have them) and your smile, we will see you there. Please Sign Up Below!

Pictures:

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Please purchase the base package below plus the total number of additional costumes/poses from above.

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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

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 to us that they form 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.

Ballet Etiquette:

Classical Ballet Training includes more than just technique.  Respect is a big part of the training. Please encourage your student to show respect to their ballet mistress, teachers, Spark staff, fellow students, and themselves. Spark wants all students to feel encouraged by everyone around them.  Show respect by NOT being late, talking during class, talking back or leaving class. Show respect by being on time, being in place at the barre at the start of class, working hard, and showing proper appreciation at the end of class. These habits are part of classical ballet training that are also important to practice for each dancer. Higher levels should arrive 15 minutes early and stretch before class begins.



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 Sleeping Beauty:

We will have a few extra rehearsals for our production of Sleeping Beauty. Please see IMPORTANT DATES below. Our ballet students will perform four shows, Thursday night, Friday night, and then a matinee and evening performance on Saturday.

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