Dear Parents and Students,
For over a decade, En Pointe Dance Studio has provided students with exciting performance experiences through its Recitals. It’s a rite of passage for thousands of dancers; a chance to shine in front of family and friends, that students anticipate with nervous excitement.
A big part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. The experience helps build self-esteem, self-assurance, and contributes to a sense of confidence. Performance opportunities contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities. That onstage experience can result in better in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong interview skills for future college or job opportunities.
The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the children develop retention skills, and they learn the positive aspects of working as a team.
It is the responsibility of the entire community, students, parents, teachers and directors to do their part to make a great show. The recital is only as successful as we make it - let's work together to make the recital a magical experience for your child!
We’ve created an online survival guide in an effort to clarify EnPointe Dance Studio's preferred recital process. It can be found below.
We look forward to a great show!
Director and Entire Staff
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RECITAL CAN BE FOUND BELOW
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019
VENUE: St. Marys Memorial High School auditorium 2250 OH-66, St Marys, OH 45885
STUDENT SIGN-IN TIME: Doors open and sign in starts at 12:00pm.
SHOW TIME: Curtain will open at 1:00pm
STUDENT SIGN-OUT TIME: Sign-out after the show - Doors close 3:00pm.
TICKETS SALES: Tickets are available on-line now. Please visit www.tututix.com/enpointedancestudio
Recital tickets are $10.00 or $15 at the door, cash only
LAST DAY TO ORDER TICKETS IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 AT 12:00PM.
Please come to the back (south side) of the building (across from Highway 29), on Friday, Dec 6 for rehearsal AND Saturday, Dec 7, 2019. Sign-in will start at 4:30-5:00 on Friday, and 12:00pm on Saturday.
All children must be left with the capable En Pointe Dance Studio staff for the entire rehearsal and recital. All parents are welcome to stay in the lobby on dress rehearsal day or until the theatre auditorium doors open at 12:30pm on Saturday. If you'prefer to stay with your dancer on Friday, during dress rehearsal, you certainly can, however, the purpose of the Dress Rehearsal is to run it as closely to show day as possible.
Please familiarize your child with the theatre stage, backstage, dressing rooms and process.
It is our goal to make the entire recital experience a complete JOY for you and your child.
The children will be in the dressing rooms until they rehearse on the stage on Friday evening. On show day, they will spend a short period of time in the dressing room, as they will either be lining up for their number, performing, or lining up for finale on show day.
Dressing room #1 - All dancers under age 12 (or non-seniors)
Dressing room #2 - Seniors only (Tuesday CLM, Monday Ballet IV & Thursday Ballet IV, Tuesday Jazz/Precision Line)
Please do not pack messy foods or dye colored drinks for your child, as we don't want any spills on the costumes.
Please pack quieter games, snacks and water for your dancer.
HAIR: En Pointe Dance Studio Dance requires a bun with hairpins and a hairnet on stage. Please no 'wispy' hairs to achieve a professional, non-distracting look.
It is helpful to have your child's hair off their face so that parents, family, friends and the video camera can clearly see your little star on stage.
Make-up: En Pointe Dance requires your child to wear make-up, so the face does not get washed out on stage. Please wear foundation, blush, eye shadow (no blue eye shadow), mascara (if your child allows) and RED lipstick.
Tights: Ballet Tights are mandatory. Please do not wear underwear underneath tights. We do not want underwear to be visible to the audience. Pink ballet tights should be worn. Please ask us if you are not sure about the color of the tights. If you need additional tights, they are available if we have them in stock. We will have a few on-site at recital. ( $12 each). Our tights may not be used and returned. If you need a new pair, you will need to purchase a pair.
Dress Rehearsal is 5;00-7:00pm on Friday December 6. Sign in begins at 4:30pm.
No parent will be allowed to remain backstage during the rehearsal or the show for any reason. Should your child have a medical condition or safety issue that our staff needs to be aware of, please submit it in writing to: Yvette.Fuelling@gmail.com before December 1, 2019. Please make sure you receive a response.
Please be advised that it is En Pointe Dance Studio's mission to make the recital a positive experience for all involved. We reserve the right to prevent your child from performing onstage if your child is demonstrating any kind of physical or emotional distress. Even in this case, we must adhere to the no refund policy on recital tickets, recital costumes etc.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
- Ensure your child has slept well the night before.
- Ensure your child has had a good breakfast.
- Please ensure that your child has gone to the bathroom BEFORE leaving your home AND at the theater.
- Students MUST arrive to the theatre dressed in their costume, with hair and make up complete. Please wear a cover up over the costume.
- Remind your child to ask a staff member for help if needed.
- We ask that you only pack water for your child to avoid any messy spills on the costume.
- Make sure your child has all personal belongings clearly labeled.
- Do not bring any valuable items that can be lost, broken or stolen.
- En Pointe Dance Studio and the Theater Staff will not be held responsible for ANY lost, broken, or stolen items while at the theater.
When you arrive, our dressing room helpers will mark that your dancer is here.
Please send only 1 person to drop off and pick up your dancer, to avoid it being too hectic and chaotic for our dancers.
Thank you in advance for your understanding, cooperation and assistance.
The recital will last approximately 55 mins.
IN THE MOOD
WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS
DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN
UNDERNEATH THE TREE
ROCKIN AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
CHINESE RIBBON DANCE
WALTZ OF THE FLOWER
DANCE OF THE REED PIPES
- BOOGIE WOOGIE SANTA
RUN RUN RUDOLPH
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU