Tuesday, November 4, 2014

More Recital Information

Recital Instructions
Dancer Arrival

Wasatch Arts Center
Christmas Recital
December 6, 2014

1.  Recital is held at South Hill Middle School, 13508 S. 4000 W. Riverton, UT.  Please arrive 30 minutes before show time.  Please enter main entrance.  Guests remain in the lobby, one parent and the dancer should proceed to the backstage for check-in.  Please know the name of your dancer’s class. 

2.  Please arrive in costume, with makeup and hair done.  There is no room at the theater to change and make up your child.  However, extra make-up, hairspray, etc., will be available for touch-ups.  If your child is in more than one dance, have them arrive in their costume for their first dance. 

3.  Please label your dancer’s shoes and belongings.  You may bring quiet toys/games, coloring books, and other amusements.  No beverages except bottled water will be allowed.  They will be having fun! 

4.  Once your dancer is checked in he/she will not be allowed to leave during the show.   

5.  Dancers will wait with their teacher in assigned dressing rooms or classrooms.  Teachers/Staff members will help with costume changes.

6.  Show A WILL NOT have an intermission.   Show B will have one 5 minute intermission.  Parents will not be allowed backstage during the show or intermission.

7.  At the end of the show we invite one parent to come get your dancer at the dressing room.  Children will not be released to the parents directly from the stage.  Parents will not be allowed backstage during check out.  Please respect our safety procedures!  After you have checked out, your child will be released to you. 

8.  You may purchase flowers in the lobby before or after the show and during intermission.  DVDs will also be available to order.

9.  Your enjoyment and the student’s safety and happiness are our primary concerns. HAVE A WONDERFUL PERFORMANCE! 

Recital Information

Recital Guidelines
Christmas Recital
Saturday, December 6, 2014

There are a lot of components involved in staging our recitals.  Following these guidelines allows us to provide a professional, safe, and fun performance opportunity. We ask that you carefully go over this information and if you have any questions please call the studio. 

Recital Arrival
Recital will be held at South Hill Middle School, 13508 S. 4000 W. Riverton, UT.  Please arrive 30 minutes before show time.   Dancers are to go directly backstage.  Please see Arrival Information sheet for more details.  Students will check in and remain backstage until the end of the performance.  Students can be picked up where they checked in.  NO student will be allowed to leave backstage during the show.

Each dancer receives 2 complimentary tickets to the recital.  These tickets will be available at WILL CALL the night of the show.  Additional tickets can be purchased for $5 each at the studio or $7 at the door.  Tickets are for general admission, there are no assigned seats.  Children who require their own seat need to purchase a ticket. 

Please make sure that you have all the parts to your costume and hair accessories.   Please wear the tights included with your costume.  All tights need to be the same color and brand.  Not all brands produce the same color.  You will receive most everything you need for recital, except shoes.  Students should wear new looking shoes as needed with their costume.  Please label your shoes and any personal items.

Please remember that costumes are for performances only.  Please do not wear the costumes to play in before the recital. Any damage that occurs will be your responsibility to repair.  We may not be able to order a new costume.  We think our costumes look excellent on stage but wish to remind you that they are costumes, not regular clothing made to withstand everyday wear.  We consider our costume choices to be more modest and age appropriate than many other studios in the area. While not all costumes have sleeves, we are very careful to avoid low cut and bare midriff styles.

Hair and Makeup

All dancers must wear a BUN
.  Buns should be secured at middle of the back of the head, no high or low buns.  For short hair and bangs:  pull back from face and secured.  Generally, all makeup should consist of the following: foundation, powder, blush, neutral colored eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, and bright red lipstick.   For our younger dancers a little blush and lipgloss (red tones only) is appropriate.  Because the stage lights can pale the dancer’s face, applying makeup enhances how they look during the show.  Don’t be afraid to apply more than usual.  

Recital Etiquette:
  • NO FLASH photography during the performance is allowed.  It is blinding and distracting to the dancers and the audience. 
  • If you must leave the performance at any time we ask that out of consideration of the dancers that you leave BETWEEN numbers.
  • You are allowed to film.  Please only film your child’s dance and do not obstruct the view of others.  We will have professional video cameras in place to film the show.  Order forms are available in the lobby and will be available the day of the performance.  

Other questions?
Please let us know if you have additional questions regarding this information. Please call the studio at 801-253-6323.  We appreciate everyone's hard work during this process. We look forward to a great show!

Wasatch Arts Center Staff

Dress Rehearsal Instructions

Dress Rehearsal Instructions
Wasatch Arts Center
Christmas Recital
Friday, December 5, 2014

  1.  Dress Rehearsal is held at South Hill Middle School, 13508 S. 4000 W. Riverton, UT. 

  1.  Please arrive 15 minutes EARLY.  Stage time is when we will be ON the stage.  We usually run ON TIME.  We are unable to wait or go back and re-rehearse a number if a dancer is late.

  1.  Dancers should arrive in costume, with makeup and hair done. 

  1.  Plan on about 45 minutes for rehearsal from arrival to finish. 

  1. Check in:  There will be a table set up in the hallway with an assistant to direct you to the correct dressing room.  Dancers check in or sign in at the dressing room. 

  1. Dancers will wait with their teacher and assistants in assigned dressing rooms until their stage time.   

  2. Parents will not be allowed backstage during the dress rehearsal.

  1. At the end of their rehearsal time we invite one parent to come get your dancer at the dressing room. 

  1. The dancer’s safety and happiness are our primary concerns.  HAVE A WONDERFUL REHEARSAL!