We would like everyone to have the best experience possible at recital. Over the many years of recital we have put together this information packet to help you navigate rehearsal days & recital weekend.
|SATURDAY CAST REHEARSAL Tuesday, May 22nd||SUNDAY CAST REHEARSAL Wednesday, May 23rd|
|SATURDAY CAST PERFORMANCE Saturday, May 26th11:00am & 5:30pm||SUNDAY CAST PERFORMANCE Sunday, May 27th 11:00am & 5:30pm|
|California Center for the Arts, Escondido 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Escondido, CA 92025 760-839-4138||Box Office Hours / Phone / Website Tuesday - Saturday (12:00pm - 6:00pm) Sunday (12:00pm - 5:00pm) 800-988-4253 www.artcenter.org|
|SATURDAY CAST REHEARSAL Tuesday, May 22nd||SUNDAY CAST REHEARSAL Wednesday, May 23rd|
Dress rehearsals are mandatory for all students participating in Dance Party 2018. If you are performing in both casts, Saturday and Sunday, you must attend both rehearsal days. All dancers must report to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido ready to perform at least 45 minutes prior to the assigned time. The rehearsal schedule is an approximation. Please be sure to arrive on time as dance numbers cannot be re-run for late arriving students. At times we may run slightly ahead of schedule and we will pause to allow the clock to catch up. You might have “back to back” dances on rehearsal day, due to dances being out of order. Please inform the office before rehearsal so we can make accommodations so your dancer can rehearse both routines.
Rehearsal Days Only: No one will be permitted to enter the theater through the lobby of the Center for the Arts, Escondido. All performers and parents will enter the theater through the backstage at the Dancer Pick Up door. Please refer to Diagram of Backstage Area in this packet. Performers should arrive dressed in their first, or only, costume including any accessories. Once your dancers have rehearsed, you are welcome to watch the rest of rehearsal from the seats or you can leave.
Due to strict fire are safety codes, absolutely no strollers or baby carriers are allowed inside the theater. We must adhere to this policy, as the city will be inspecting the venue and any violations will cause our removal from the CCAE. We greatly appreciate your cooperation with this very important issue.
These dancers are to arrive dressed in their costume and wait in the audience until their dance is called backstage.
These dancers will use the Rehearsal Room/Dance Studio as one big dressing room. Costume racks are allowed at the rehearsal. Please do not hang costumes on ballet barres. Please be considerate of other dancers who also need a place to change by making room for everybody and keeping the room neat and orderly.
These dancers can use any of the 3 upstairs dressing rooms for rehearsal days. These dressing rooms are reserved for dancers who are self-sufficient and don’t need the assistance of a parent.
All male performers can use the men’s locker room for any costume changes.
Absolutely no food or drink is allowed in the theatre. Dancers may have water and a light snack in the dressing rooms. Please be sure to clean up any trash that is left behind.
Photography and videotaping is permitted on rehearsal days only. Please no flash for dancer’s safety.
|SATURDAY CAST PERFORMANCE Saturday, May 26th 11:00am & 5:30pm||SUNDAY CAST PERFORMANCE Sunday, May 27th 11:00am & 5:30pm|
Entrance #1: Preschool classes Entrance #2: All other dancers assigned to individual dressing rooms. Please refer to the “Diagram of CCAE Backstage Area” for entrances. Each dressing room has a rack to hang costumes on, vanities with mirrors, electrical outlets, and ample lighting. Remember that space will be limited, so try to condense your belongings. Be sure to send a few water bottles with your dancer!
We will have four scheduled release times when dancers can be picked up by their parents. Please refer to the “Order of Show” for release times. Dancers can only check in at the beginning of the show and at intermission. There will be no check in during the quarter release times. No dancer, with the exception of adults, will be allowed to exit the theater during the show between scheduled release times. Dancers 18 years or older will be released without a parent. If a dancer is 16 or 17 years old, and drove themselves to the theater, we require a letter from parent/guardian authorizing them to be released.
These dancers need to arrive 45 minutes prior to the start of show (10:15am and 4:45pm) and must be picked up by their parent/guardian by 2nd release. If their dance is #1 - #15 (Saturday Cast) or #1 - #15 (Sunday Cast), they can be picked up at the 1st release time. If their dance is #16 - #29 (Saturday Cast) or #16 - #28 (Sunday Cast), they can be picked up at 2nd release. These dancers CANNOT stay backstage for the 2nd half of the show.
These dancers need to arrive at intermission (approximately 12:15pm and 6:45pm) and must be picked up by their parent/guardian by the end of the show. If their dance is #30 - #44 (Saturday Cast) or #29 - #43 (Sunday Cast), they can be picked up at the 3rd release. If their dance is #45 or after (Saturday Cast) or #44 or after (Sunday Cast), they can be picked up at the end of the show. These dancers CANNOT be backstage for the 1st half of the show.
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido has strict policies and guidelines concerning fire codes and security precautions. They need to know how many people are in their building at any given time and any dancer that is not in the audience must be accounted for backstage. This is why we cannot release children at random times during the show. All policies and guidelines set forth by the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and the Carlsbad Dance Centre are for the child’s ultimate safety.
The areas that need volunteers are:
Our parent volunteers are one of the most important aspects of this event. Keeping our dancers safe & secure is the top priority! Depending on your dancer’s class type, there are two ways to volunteer.
We encourage you to volunteer for more than one performance. Dancers will be assigned to several different dressing rooms. Many of these dancers will have costume and hair changes, and as a backstage volunteer you will assist the dancers with these important tasks. We make our best effort to place volunteers with their dancer. However, we cannot guarantee that you/they will be with everyone from their dance class, as many children take multiple dance classes and the volunteer presence needed varies from room to room.
Parents performing in a Parent/Dancer routine will check in 5 routines before their dance. Parents will not be allowed backstage earlier than 6 routines before their dance. Fathers will check in at Dancer Pick-Up and will be directed to the stagehand’s patio outside the dressing room area. Mothers will check in at Entrance #2 and be directed to the green-room. Parents will be informed when they are “on-deck”, approximately 2 routines before their dance. They will then join their student dancer in backstage hall. Once parents are finished, they will need to exit out Entrance #2. If this is the last performance their student dancer has in that half of the show, the dancer may also check out and leave with their parent. Dancers who have more routines in that half of the show will report back to their assigned dressing room.
Dancers receiving their 5, 10 or 15-year award must report backstage before intermission for their assigned awards ceremony.
He has taken some incredible shots of our Competition Team the past few years. Pre-order your photo package now and save money! Pre-orders can be submitted by using the Recital Performance Picture Order Form in this packet. Return order form along with payment to the CDC office. Recital photos will be available for viewing 2 to 3 weeks after recital.
We have a professional production company filming both 5:30pm performances (only evening shows are filmed). All Awards Ceremonies will also be filmed and included on the DVD. You can pre-order your Recital DVD soon. DVD orders can also be placed by visiting the DVD table located in the main lobby on performance days.
This will help the backstage moms identify what each child needs for their dances. Parents, please label all items with your dancer’s name and organize their costumes, accessories, and dance shoes. We recommend plastic garment bags for each costume and accessories. This is not required but has proven to be the best way to keep all costume parts together. Racks will not be allowed in the dressing rooms as there is simply not enough room! No dancer will be allowed to leave the backstage/dressing room area to change in an alternate location.
The bright stage lights will “wash out” any color on their little faces and give them a ghostly look. Makeup should include blush, lipstick (red tones), natural eye shadow and mascara. Dancers will need to use gel and bobby pins to keep hair out of face. All class hairstyle requirements are listed by dance on the CDC website under the Recital tab.
Backstage/dressing room volunteers will not be able to stand in the wings to watch dances. The Center for the Arts, Escondido is an all-union house with strict rules about who is allowed on stage at any given time. Dancers who are performing in both Saturday and Sunday Casts may leave their costumes, makeup, etc. in the dressing rooms overnight. The Center for the Arts, Escondido has 24-hour security, the facility will be locked and belongings will be safe & secure. There will be a couple hours between the 11:00am shows and the 5:30pm shows. At this time, you may go get some lunch at one of the many area restaurants. The facility has a large grassy park, perfect for picnics and letting the little ones stretch their legs. Be sure to leave ample time to get back to the theater and check in for the next show.
All classes will resume Monday, June 4th at their regularly scheduled time.
Please do not approach the office staff or teachers to add or change classes during this evaluation period. All students will receive written notification from their instructors at the end of June for appropriate class placement.
We will release specific days and times in weeks to come!
Complete details are on the CDC website at http://www.CarlsbadDanceCentre.com/camps
Mandatory for all dancers wishing to audition for the 2018-19 Competition Team. Details to follow.
Competition Team Auditions are open to any student 6 years and older. Students must be enrolled in a 1-hour discipline class after Student Evaluations in June. Combo or Tap/Jazz does not apply as a 1-hour discipline class. Auditions are mandatory for team placement. All students currently on the Competition Team, as well as new students, will need to audition. Please check back on our website in August for more details.