Please read this information carefully and in its entirety to ensure that you have all the necessary information about our upcoming winter and spring productions. Dance is a performance art and part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. It helps build self-esteem and confidence and transitions the dancer into a performing artist. Key elements in this process are dedication to class work and commitment to rehearsals, which is the responsibility of both the dancer and their parent. Dancers often view performance as a goal and reward for all the dedication and hard work they have done in the classroom. So we've created this information packet in effort to clarify what we need from you in terms of commitment and responsibility.
GREENVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE NO SCHOOL ON MAY 17TH, IT IS A PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY.
Performance and Theater Information
Dress Rehearsal Friday, May 17th,
ARRIVAL TIME FOR DRESS
Warm up on stage for the dancers in Ballet III, IV, & V Contemporary IV
3:30pm Pre Ballet I, II, III
4:00pm Dance@ 2 Performance: Jazz I & II, Contemporary IV & V, Senior Solos, Ballet V & Variations,
Partnering Class, Int. Pointe
5:00pm 7pm Performance Wizard of Oz: Ballet I, II, III, IV, & V,
Adv. Pointe, Ballet III/IV with pointe
DISMISSAL TIME FOR DRESS
Pre Ballet I, II,
& III may be dismissed by 4:30pm
Jazz I & II, Contemporary IV
& V, Solos, Ballet V & Variations, Int. Pointe, Partnering Class may be dismissed by 6:45pm
Ballet I & II may be
dismissed by 8:45pm
Ballet III, IV, & V, Adv.Pointe, Ballet III/IV
with pointe may be dismissed by
May 18th, 2013 Performance Day at the Greenville High School
BALLET I, II, & III: THEY MUST CHECK IN 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE
BEGINS. PARENTS/GUARDIANS: YOU MAY HAVE YOUR PRE BALLET CHILD SIT WITH YOU TO
WATCH ACT I OF THE 2PM SHOW, AND BRING THEM BACKSTAGE DURING THE
12:45-1:15pm Warm up on Class on stage for ALL
1:00pm Call Time to be at the Theatre for Jazz I & II,
Contemporary IV & V, Solos, Ballet V & Variations, Partnering Class,
1:30pm Doors open to
Theatre (Call time for Pre Ballet I, II, & III)
5:30-6:15pm Warm up on stage for Ballet I,
II, III, IV, & V and Rehearse Bows
6:00pm Call time to be at the theatre
Doors open to theatre
7:00pm Performance of Wizard of
HAIR & SHOES FOR DANCE @ 2 AND WIZARD OF OZ
JAZZ I high pony tail, hair piece on the right side, black jazz shoes
JAZZ II high pony tail, hair piece on the right side, dance paws
PRE BALLET I high pony tail, hair piece on the right side, pink tights and ballet shoes
PRE BALLET II high pony tail, hair piece on the right side, gloves, pink tights and ballet shoes
PRE BALLET III hair high pony tail, hair piece on the right side, wand, pink tights and ballet shoes
BALLET I high bun, pink tights, one black anklet on right foot, beak headpiece and ballet shoes
BALLET II high bun, pink tights and ballet shoes
BALLET III low bun, pink ballet shoes, pink tights
BALLET IV high bun, pink tights, pink ballet shoes
BALLET V Hair down, ballet shoes
BELL HOPS bun below hat, pink tights, pointe shoes, white gloves
INTERMEDIATE POINTE high bun, pink tights, pointe shoes
ADVANCED POINTE- french twist, pink tights, pointe shoes, black choker, white gloves
CONTEMPORARY IV hair down with hair headband, dance paws or bare feet
CONTEMPORARY V half of hair pulled back, dance paws or bare feet
BALLET V & VARIATIONS high bun, tiaras optional, pancake to match skin
SENIOR SOLOS please ask your teacher
As the performance nears, additional information or updates will be posted on FRDC information board and our website. Make it your responsibility to stay on top of this important information. It is our goal to keep this performance experience organized and fun for everyone. Be sure FRDC has your current email address.
To ensure that students feel confident about their performance, we ask parents to encourage them to rehearse choreography on a regular basis. Please ask your instructor which music your dancer is using if you would like to practice with it.
All of our classes, rehearse during their class time. If you are not able to attend due to a family emergency, please call and leave a message with FRDC.
We wouldn't be able to put on this show without the generous help of our Parents Guild and backstage volunteers. Volunteer positions are listed at the information board at the FRDC studio. If you would like to volunteer please contact Mrs. Cameron for assignment. She will contact you no later than May 1st, 2013.
We will need additional help!
Parent Guild President
Mrs. Nicole Cameron
Tickets will be available to purchase at the FRDC studio by March 4, 2013. Tickets will be available during the studio hours.They will also be sold at the door the day of performance. Children 3 and under are free. All tickets are $10.00 for regular seating and $12.00 for premiere seating.
At the Theater
Gather all costumes, accessories, shoes, tights and makeup several days
in advance so you'll know if something is missing or isn't right. Also,
it's always a good idea to have these items on hand:
* One extra pair of tights
* Bobby pins
* Hair spray and Hair gel
* Safety Pins
* Baby Powder (great for itchy costumes)
* Baby Wipes/Shout Wipes (for makeup mishaps)
Theater rehearsals always take time. Lighting, music cues, set changes,
floor cues are organized and rehearsed for a professional performance.
We run a timely dress rehearsal; your help with the process is greatly
appreciated. Please arrive dressed and on time to ensure that your
child will be able to rehearse. We will not run dances over for late
On rehearsal and performance days, parents will sign their child in at
the backstage entrance and from then on they will be under the care of
FRDC staff and the backstage volunteers. If your child is in
*Pre-ballet I-III or Ballet I, please drop off your child in full hair/makeup*.
Dancers are to be picked up from the stage entrance at the end of rehearsal and performance.
No one is permitted back stage except for FRDC staff Production staff , Parent Guild members and volunteers.
If you need to speak with your child please ask one of the back stage volunteers to relay the message and/or escort your child to you.All students are required to be back stage 45 minutes before the rehearsal and performance unless otherwise directed by the FRDC staff.
Our dress rehearsal will be closed to the public. Only FRDC Staff, Production Staff, designated Parent Guild members, and volunteers will permitted in the theater at this time.
Parents unable to leave the theater during rehearsal will be directed to a waiting area for the duration of the rehearsal.
We spend many hours determining the correct costumes for each class. Some are handmade and of the highest quality possible.
* Costumes will be distributed when all outstanding balances (including tuition) are paid in full. Costumes will be distributed in class after we receive the entire costume order.
* Do not let your child play in their costume. They are to be worn only at dress rehearsals and performances.
* Withdrawal: No refunds or credits of tuition and fees will be made if a parent or guardian withdraws a child from the school prior to the performance.
* Additional Expenses: Each dancer is required to have the recommended dance shoes and tights in NEW and CLEAN condition.
Dressing Room Etiquette
*Parents please be sure your child has had adequate nutrients before
coming to the theater*
Only snacks such as animal crackers, goldfish crackers, bottled water etc. are permitted in the dressing room.
No one is permitted to eat in costume!
Students are to remain in their designated dressing room during the dress rehearsal and performance unless other wise directed by FRDC staff or backstage volunteer.
No one is permitted back stage except for performers, Parent Guild members, FRDC staff and Production staff.
Students please respect each other's space and property in the dressing rooms.
No eating, drinking in the theater at any time.(bottled water is permitted). There is no assigned seating. Please make sure that children in the audience during rehearsal and performance stay with a parent at all times. There is no running or playing in the auditorium and children must be attended to at all times. Everyone is expected to follow the rules of FRDC as well as be respectful and courteous to all teachers, staff, volunteers and fellow dancers.
Video and Photography
Parents/Guardians may NOT videotape during the performance. A DVD of the performance will be made available. A detailed order form can be found in the lobby. All DVD's of the full show will be $25.
No Flash photography will be allowed in the theater during the
performance.If you wish to take pictures of your children in costume you may do so up to 45 minutes before the performance begins and 15 minutes after the performance.
Pictures may be taken in the designated photography area only. If you need assistance in locating this area please ask one of the ushers for directions.
* You may take pictures on stage for 15 minutes after the performance.*
This year we will be selling space in our program for you to advertise
your business or to wish your dancer the best. Personal Ad sizes are 1/4, 1/2, full page.
The Business ad sizes are 1-3, 2/3, and full
Personal Ad Rates:
One Fourth page ads are $20
On Half page ads are $35
Full Page ads are $50
Business Ad Rates:
One Third page ads are $30.00
Two Thirds page ads are $50.00
Full page ads are 5 x 8 inches at $100.00
There is a detailed order form available in the lobby at the studio.
For business ad info please contact Mrs. Haywood or Mrs. Cameron.
Flat River Dance Company would like to thank all the members of our
Parent Guild and volunteers.
We could not do it without you.
We would also like to take the time to say we are so proud of all our
Everyone is doing so well.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!