2021 RECITAL INFORMATION

The Studio +

presents

“Come Together”

ONE REHEARSAL: Saturday, May 22, 10:00am – 2:00pm

ONE PERFORMANCE: Sunday, May 23, 2:00pm

            Christ’s Church has graciously donated use of their Youth Building for our performance this year. Unfortunately, both NMMI Pearson Auditorium and ENMU-R Performing Arts Center remain closed.  Therefore, we are extremely grateful that Christ’s Church has provided us a performance space.

            As you know, we didn’t order, or charge you, for costumes this year.  In December, when we had to make a final call on that decision, we were concerned that the pandemic restrictions would continue into the end of this season; and, indeed, they have.  So, students will be dancing in basic dance attire.  We will send home specific information for each class.  However, a few dancers, who are still able to wear their costume from last year, will be in last year’s costumes.

            We will only have ONE rehearsal and ONE performance. WE HAVE ONE REHEARSAL IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE.  IT IS A MANDATORY REHEARSAL.  IF A DANCER IS ABSENT FROM THIS SATURDAY REHEARSAL, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PERFORM ON SUNDAY.   THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.  Students may leave the rehearsal when their numbers are completed.

Due to the size of the building, we must limit the number of guests to 3 per student.  Your dancer’s space is reserved, along with three audience guests.  Children under 4 who can be held in your lap throughout the performance, are not counted.  However, we will livestream the performance through The Studio+ Facebook page so that extended family and friends can watch.  IF YOUR CHILD IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO PERFORM, PLEASE LET US KNOW IMMEDIATELY SO THAT WE WILL HAVE AN ACCURATE COUNT FOR THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE FOR WHOM WE WILL HAVE SPACE.  

            Masks will NOT be required for either the performers or for those in attendance.  Please feel free to wear a mask if you prefer; but, attend the NON-MASKED performance in accordance with your own comfort level.

Christ’s Church

2200 N. Sycamore Ave.

Roswell, NM 88202

Student’s Name: ______________________________       REHEARSAL DAYS:  _________________________________

STUDIO REHEARSALS:  Mon-Thurs, May 10-13:   Arrive 4:30pm

CHRIST’S CHURCH REHEARSAL:  Saturday, May 22:  Arrive 10:00am

PERFORMANCE: Sunday, May 23:   Arrive 1:00pm

COST:  The performance will be free.  However, we will accept donations and they will be greatly appreciated.  Donations will be used to cover expenses, to pay our staff, and to make a donation to the church. 

REHEARSALS:  Dancers will rehearse at the studio Mon-Thurs, May 10-13, 2021 at 4:30pm each day.  Act I will rehearse Mon, 5/10 and Wed 5/12.  Act II will rehearse Tues 5/11 and Thurs 5/13.  See above for your designated days.

All dancers will rehearse at Christ’s Church on Saturday, May 22, 10:00am–2:00 pm.  AGAIN, THIS IS A MANDATORY REHEARSAL and THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.  Students may leave when their numbers are completed.

CLOSED REHEARSAL:  In general, the rehearsal on Saturday is CLOSED.  However, if you have an immediate parent or guardian that will be unable to attend on Sunday due to the limitation of guests, they may attend the rehearsal.  However, they will not be able to interact with the kids who will be kept in the back (3 and 4 year olds are an exception and will be kept with their parent.)

HOLDING AREA ASSIGNMENTS:  Each student will be assigned an area or room to remain in during the performance.  Students will NOT be allowed in the auditorium during the performance.  There will be NO room for students to go into the audience.  As instructed by their teachers, some students will be allowed to watch portions of the rehearsal.   

DANCEWEAR:  In general, ballet dancers will wear a sleeveless, black tank leotard with pink tights.  Jazz, Tap, and Irish dancers will wear black leggings over their leotard, specific directions for each class will be sent home with the dancer before May 1 so that you have plenty of time to prepare.

Dance Shoes:  Dancers should have ALL proper dance shoes ALWAYS.  They must be clean and ready.

Pink Tights:  EVERY dancer will be issued and billed for a new pair of studio issued pink tights. They will be

billed and payable on your May statement.  Do NOT purchase tights outside the studio, as tights must match in

style and color. Outside tights will NOT be allowed. Each dancer MUST be wearing new tights without holes,

runs, damage.

            Black Leotard:   EVERY ballet dancer MUST have a plain, black, cotton tank leotard, except the 3/4 year ballet

            and 5/6 year tap.  Int/Adv. Ballet will wear their class attire.

            Black Leggings:  EVERY dancer, except those who only take ballet, MUST have a pair of plain, black, full-length

            leggings. 

Hair:  ALL dancers must have their hair and bangs completely controlled. Do NOT put glitter or rhinestones

in hair.  If worn, it will be removed.

Make-up:  Minimal makeup may be worn.  However, dancers will be near the audience and not under the

normal bright auditorium lights.  So, please do NOT put heavy makeup on your dancer. Light makeup may

include eye shadow (earth tones), mascara, blush, and red lipstick. Do NOT wear glitter anywhere. If worn, it

will be removed.

Jewelry, Fingernail Polish, & Glitter:  Earrings, jewelry, fingernail polish, glitter or rhinestones may NOT be

worn at rehearsal or performance. If worn, they will be removed.

Bras & Panties:  Bras and bra straps must NOT show! Depending upon the leotard, bras must be black or

neutral.  Panties are not to be worn under leotards, only assigned tights may be worn.

PERFORMANCE READY:  ALL dancers should come in tights and leotards with hair up and ready and any makeup to be worn, already applied.  Areas in which to prepare or change will be limited.  COME READY for your first piece.

NAMES IN DANCEWEAR:  Please put NAMES ineverything – leotards, shoes, tights, accessories, bags, etc.

STUDENT ACCOUNTS:  The Studio+ is a small business and it has been an exceptional challenge to survive the pandemic closures and limitations.  PLEASE PAY YOUR ACCOUNT IN FULL BY MAY 10, 2021.

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY:  You may video and/or photograph rehearsals.  You may NOT video and/or photograph the performance.

NO FOOD, DRINKS, or GUM is ALLOWED in the building.

Except 3 & 4 yr olds, NO STUDENTS WILL BE RELEASED DURING THE PERFORMANCE

We are deeply grateful to Christ’s Church for giving these kids an opportunity to perform.  It will be so good for all of us once again to “Come Together!”  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask our Office Manager, Stephanie Stover. Thank you for your trust in us and for your continued patronage throughout this year!  We will remain stronger than ever and will continue to support each other into a full and healthy future!

 Jennifer Wolfe and The Studio+ Staff

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