Sleeping Beauty Ballet | Dance Recital
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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We are excited that your child will be joining us for our Ballet Production!
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IF for any reason, your child CANNOT participate, please notify Spark staff immediately.
Friday Rehearsal Schedule 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (includes Spark Company, court ladies and gentlemen, queen, Carabosse, butler)
ONLY LEVEL 4-6
Saturday Rehearsal Schedule 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. (includes all cast) Levels 1-4
Tech/Dress Rehearsal 5:00-8:00 p.m.
June 10, Monday
June 11, Tuesday
June 12 (include act 2)
June 13 at 7 Arrive at 5:30 p.m.
June 14 at 7 arrive at 5:30 p.m.
June 15 at 2(will include act 2) arrive at 1:00 p.m.
June 15 at 7(will include act 2)
**Call times are subject to change**
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