Recital 2018!


RECITAL INFORMATION – Sunday, June 17th, 2018

EASTDALE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE: 265 Harmony Rd. N., Oshawa

*Please note! There is construction happening at Eastdale this year and we will not be able to use the back entrance of the school and parking lot.  Please park at the front and side of the school.  Additional parking is available at the public school next door.  Sorry for the inconvenience! 

Doors will open at 1:30pm. 

Recital begins:  2:00pm

This note contains LOTS of detailed instructions regarding the Recital!  Please read them carefully!  It contributes to a well run and organized show! 

Rehearsal information:

Only dancers in the following numbers will have a chance to rehearse on the stage.  If you do not see your dance listed, you do not need to attend the rehearsal: “The Greatest Show”, “Waltz of the Flowers” (ballet production), and “Pointe Floyd”.   The Rehearsal will begin at 12:30 pm.  Please arrive by 12:15 to get settled and warm up.  Dancers are expected to be in appropriate dance clothes with the proper dance shoes for each number, however costumes are not necessary.  (Ballet please wear your tutu – Pointe please wear your tights)

Show information:     Please note the following:

                                             *no gum on stage, backstage or in dressing rooms! 

                                             *no jewelry, watches, nail polish, etc 

                                             *no flash photography during numbers 

                                             *make-up on all female dancers  

Hair:   Hair will be the same as picture day!

*Please remember all your costume pieces and make sure all scrunchies, headbands, bows and other headpieces are completely SECURE!!  GIVE YOUR HEAD A SHAKE! Clips, bobby pins and more!

* Pictures taken on picture day will be available for viewing and purchase before the show.   You can also purchase a professionally shot HD DVD or Blu-ray.  (Please see separate note.) I highly recommend it!  They do a beautiful job!

 Included in this information is the "Show Order".  Please refer to it to assist you in determining when you/your child have to be backstage.  When coming backstage, all dancers and parents MUST go through the hallways or gymnasium only and not through the theatre.  Please follow the signs we will have posted. Parents are responsible for bringing their children backstage at the appropriate time. Younger dancers will then be supervised backstage until after they dance and then escorted back to the hallway outside the auditorium where parents can meet them and bring them to their seats until their next routine or the Finale.  Parents are not permitted in the wings/backstage area.  (volunteers only) Please see over for complete details. 

 The Dancers in the show have all worked very, very hard for this one special day, and they are all excited about it.  Every dancer is in the Finale - which is an awesome sight to see!  Please don’t “intend” to bring your kids home after they dance!  It is a very entertaining show, and we encourage everyone to show their support to ALL of these kids!  (even the ones in the second half!) Thank you!

Please be as considerate of others as possible when getting in and out of seats!!

Dancers are responsible for their own warm-ups!

Dancers in the first 8 numbers of Act 1 should be backstage in full costume and make-up by 1:45 pm.  After they have danced, they may return to their seats in the auditorium, or change for their next number. Younger dancers will be supervised backstage by a parent volunteer and escorted back to the theatre doors where they will wait with their supervisor until a parent picks them up. 

Dancers in routines # 9-14 of Act 1 should make their way backstage, ready to dance, after routine #4 “Hit The Road Jack”

Dancers in routines # 15-26 of Act 1 should make their way backstage, ready to dance, after routine #10 "Purse First”.  

Dancers in routines #1-3 of Act 2 should report backstage ready to dance at the start of the intermission.  Younger dancers will be supervised by a parent volunteer and then escorted to the theatre doors after they have danced.

Dancers in routines # 8-11 of Act 2 should make their way backstage, ready to dance, after routine # 3 “Happy”.

Dancers in routines # 12-18 of Act 2 should make their way backstage, ready to dance, after routine #8 “Hand Clap”.   

Dancers in routines # 19-23 of Act 2 should make their way backstage, ready to dance, after routine # 16 “Becoming”.   

 ALL DANCERS ARE IN THE FINALE !!  (It's a sight to behold!)  DANCERS WILL COME ON TO THE STAGE FOR THE FINALE FROM THEIR SEATS IN THE THEATRE WITH THE EXCEPTION OF “TOPSY TURVY” WHO WILL ENTER FROM THE WINGS.  PLEASE ENCOURAGE THEM TO GO SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY UP THE STAIRS TO THE STAGE.  Dancers are to remain in their seats until the end of the final number. (“Colour Me In”) Little ones are instructed to remain onstage after the Finale until a parent collects them.

On behalf of all the teachers, I'd like to take this time to thank you all for another outstanding year.  It's gone by so fast!!  We all feel really lucky to be surrounded by such nice dancers and parents.   See you at the show!

Terri.

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RECITAL  ORDER 2018

1.  THE GREATEST SHOW                                       1.  WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS

2.  SING-A-LONG SONGS                                         2.  ALL TOGETHER NOW

3.  RING RING                                                          3.  HAPPY

4.  HIT THE ROAD JACK                                          4.  THE SYMPHONY

5.  MAKAYLA                                                           5.  I AM ALDOLPHO

6.  LIGHT IT UP                                                        6.  VIVA

7.  WOMAN’S WORK                                                7.  ISLANDS

8.  YA NEVER KNOW                                               8.  HANDCLAP

9.  MUSIC BOX DANCER                                          9.  WHAT WE WERE BORN TO DO

10.  PURSE FIRST                                                     10.  ABBIE

11.  NEAR LIGHT                                                       11.  CAN YOU FEEL IT

12.  WHEN VELMA TAKES THE STAND                  12.  ACRO DEMO

13.  HUMAN                                                              13.  DON’T STOP BELIEVING

14.  GREEN LIGHT                                                   14.  TURNING HEADS

15.  CROCODILE ROCK                                            15.  RATHER BE

16.  UNDER THE SEA                                               16.  BECOMING

17.  ROAR                                                                 17.  SAMSON

18.  POINTE FLOYD                                                 18.  PRETTY GIRLS

19.  THRILLER                                                         19.  UMBRELLA

20.  HARD KNOCK LIFE                                           20.  GO

21.  KABOOM POW                                                   21.  DADS DANCE

22.  SINGLE MAN DROUGHT                                   22.  TOPSY TURVY

23.  TEQUILA                                                           23.  COLOUR ME IN

24.  ALL THE LIGHT                                                24.  FINALE – COME ALIVE

25.  RAIN                                                                 

26.  9 TO 5

Important Dates Winter 2018

IMPORTANT DATES FOR WINTER/SPRING TERM

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FIRST DAY
Friday, January 5th, Saturday, January 6th Monday, January 8th, Tuesday, January 23rd, Wednesday, January 24th

COMPETITION DANCERS EXTRA REHEARSALS
January 9th-11th, 16th- 18th   (see schedule)

“Bring a Friend to Dance” week!
Saturday February 3rd – Tuesday February 6th

COMPETITIVE TEAM PICTURE DAY
Sunday, February 4th

SHOWCASE 2018!!!
Sunday, February 11th

FAMILY DAY – CLASSES CANCELLED!
Friday February 16th to Monday, February 19th (inclusive)

PAYWEEK and RECITAL COSTUME DEPOSITS DUE
Saturday February 24th – Wednesday February 28th  

*$30 costume deposit for all recreational classes that did not get a costume in the Fall term

EXTENDED MARCH BREAK
Friday, March 9th - Wednesday, March 21st (inclusive)

MAKE UP CLASSES FOR CANCELLED BALLET
Monday March 19th (schedule TBA)

COMPETITION DANCERS EXTRA REHEARSALS
March 20th – 22nd

CLASSES CANCELLED FOR TEAM “AWAY” COMPETITION
Friday March 23rd & Saturday March 24th

CLASSES CANCELLED FOR EASTER WEEKEND
Friday March 30th – Monday April 2nd (inclusive)

FINAL PAYWEEK
Monday, April 23rd – Saturday, April 28th

RECITAL TICKET ORDERS ACCEPTED (as of 9am)
Saturday May 12th

CLASSES CANCELLED (EXTENDED Victoria Day)
Friday, May 18th-Wednesday, May 23rd (incl)

PICTURE DAY – ALL DANCERS!
Friday, May 25th (after 3pm)

LAST DAY OF CLASSES
Monday, June 11th - Saturday, June 16th

***29th Annual RECITAL!!!***SUNDAY, June 17th  

Parents Day 2017!

Just a short note to keep you informed of all the events at the studio.   All dancers are working hard and looking good and having lots of fun.  We are already excited about our

29th Annual Recital, which will be held on SUNDAY, June 17th, 2018 at Eastdale Collegiate in Oshawa!  Tickets will be available in May.  Please keep a close eye out for more information concerning how to purchase tickets and other details about this GRAND EVENT.

I'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to come and see what we do each week.  Our "Parent's Days" will take place on the last day of each class before the Christmas Break.   Due to the limited space in the studio, each dancer may bring a maximum of two guests.  For classes larger than 10 students, we ask that each dancer bring only one guest.     Guests will be required to take their shoes off – you may want to bring slippers!  Proper class outfits should be worn.  If you are unsure as to what your child should wear on Parent's Day, please consult the teacher. 

Please remember, in order to keep your place in the class, payment for the first six weeks of the new year is due on parent's day.  This is especially important for those classes with waiting lists, as your spot may be given away!

 The dates for Parent's day are:

Wednesday classes………………………December 6th  

Friday classes…………….……………….…December 8th

Saturday classes….………………………..December 9th

Monday classes……………………………...December 11th

Tuesday classes……………………………...December 12th                                                      

THIS YEAR WE ARE ASKING that families bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank with them on Parent’s Day! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: TO ACCOMMODATE CLASS CHANGES ON PARENT'S DAY, ALL CLASSES WILL BEGIN ON TIME AND END 5 -10 MINUTES EARLY.  Dancers who need to change will be given time to do so. 

If you have not done so already, please sign up for the studio emailing list by visiting our website at www.danceexperience.ca.  You will be sent friendly email reminders about important dates and happenings at the studio!  This is also how we will contact you with any cancellations due to weather or other emergencies!  You can also “like” us on FB and follow us on Instagram to keep up with studio news!!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Terri and TDE staff

TDE Birthday Parties

Make your next birthday A DANCE PARTY! Choose your own dance style – from Hip Hop to Ballet! ages 5 and up – suitable for boys and girls!
Only $15 per person – birthday child is free!

Includes:

*Studio rental and qualified dance instructor for 3 hours (2 hour party + 30 min each for set up and clean up)

*cups, napkins, plates, forks, tablecloth, cleaning supplies, decorations, music, games, etc

*Invitations and basic loot bags
*pizza, drinks, snacks & cake available at extra cost

Parties are held Sundays from 11:30-1:30 or 2:30-4:30. (6 guest minimum – parties of more than 12 will include assistant teacher)

Call Terri at 905-686-8335 for more details or email terri@danceexperience.ca