Dance Connection 2 Dance Recital 2016
Where: Queen Creek Performing Arts Center – 480-987-7469
When: June 10th-11th, 2016
Dance Connection 2 is Excited for the 2016 Dance Recital
For almost three decades Dance Connection 2 has provided students with an exciting performance experience through its Summer Recital. The annual staple of the dance school, the recital, conjures images of childhood for many. It’s a rite of passage for thousands of children, a chance to shine in front of family and friends, that they anticipate with nervous excitement.
Our Summer Recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication and progress.
A big part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. This experience helps build performing skills and contributes to a sense of confidence. Although performance opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in dance, they also contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities. That onstage experience can result in better 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. By working with classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result.
Dedication to performance commitments is the responsibility of both students and their parents. We’ve created this handbook in an effort to clarify what we expect from you in terms of commitments and responsibility to the annual Summer Recital, the school, and other students and parents.
INFO You May Need For This Year’s Recital!
Before The Show…
A professional photographer will be coming to the studio on Friday, MAY 20th & Saturday, MAY 21st. They will photograph all classes and individual dancers. Please come for group pictures even if you do not plan to purchase them, so that all the dancers will be in the class pictures. More information will be coming regarding scheduling and prices. Be sure to have costumes pressed and ready for picture day. Fix your hair and make-up special.
A list of dances for each recital show will be posted at the studio by May 1st. Please note which show or shows your dancer is participating in. We try very hard to accommodate families with several dancers and dancers with several classes, but it is impossible to have all dancers in the same show. We hope you understand. The shows are short, and each one different. We know you will enjoy them even if you need to attend more than one.
Tickets sale date – MAY 10TH 2016
Mini shows are $9 and the All Company show is $17. Tickets are available through the QCPAC box office at (480) 987-7469 or online at www.qcpac.com. The box office hours are Mon.-Fri. 9-4pm. Invite all your family, friends and school teachers to come see our special dancers! This is the best show in town so please get your tickets early! Performances do sell out! Tickets go on sale May 10th, 2016
We would like to encourage everyone to place an ad showing their dancer from when they started dancing to where they are now. A THEN and NOW theme!
You can purchase a Personal ad and Business ads in the program. Personal ads are called “Dance-o-Grams”. They are a GREAT way to wish your dancer good luck or tell them how proud you are, or maybe thank that special teacher. Advertise your Business to all our dance family. Check with the front desk for more information.
Each year Dance Connection 2 has a souvenir designer T-shirt, and Company Show tank. They will be available for order by May 7th.
Recital Dress Rehearsal
The Dress Rehearsal will be at the QCPAC on Thursday, June 9th. The Dress Rehearsal Order will tell you exactly what time you should be there. It will be posted in the studio closer to the Recital date. Copies will be available to take home.
Dancers will wear their costumes and have hair and make-up done, just like “show night”. You may video-tape at the dress rehearsal only. Please remember the dress rehearsal is not for friends and relatives. We want them to see the real thing on show night. We do not want an audience at the dress rehearsal.
It is tradition to compliment a dancer with flowers after a performance. For your convenience, we will have flowers available for purchase in the lobby for all performances.
NO VIDEO RECORDING, PHOTOGRAPHY, or FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY is allowed during the performances. We are having a professional video and photography company record all performances. Keepsake copies of the show can be ordered on those nights at a reasonable price. Having a professional videographer will enable everyone to enjoy the show.
We will be having two mini shows on Friday night and three mini shows on Saturday. Saturday night will be our special All Company show.
Friday, June 10th at 5:00pm & 7:30pm
(featuring The Dynamite Express)
Saturday, June 11th at 10:00am, 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Saturday, June 11th at 7:00pm
(All Company Show)
Dancers must report to the dressing rooms 30 minutes before the show begins. Please be prompt!
Special Note: During the dress rehearsal and the Recital, we will have lots of “mom helpers” in the dressing rooms to supervise and entertain dancers while they are waiting for their turn. If you would like to help, please sign up. No parents or siblings will be allowed to remain in the dressing rooms unless they are assigned as helpers. You may not sign up to help in the same show as your student.
What to wear…
Hair & Make-Up
Unless your teacher specifies a certain “Hair Do”, hair may be worn in the style that looks best for each student. It should be clean, curly and fluffy. All performers should wear a little make-up (eye shadow, blush, lipstick, and mascara for older dancers). It helps their pretty faces show up better under the bright lights of BROADWAY.
Tights & Shoes
Each teacher will provide a list of all the accessories your dancer will need for each number. Please talk with your teacher about any questions you might have along this line.
Each year Dance Connection 2 has a souvenir designer T-shirt, and Company Show tank. They will be available for order for a special pre-sale price.
Recital Program Book – more info…
Each year at Dance Connection 2, we publish a souvenir program containing a list of all the dances with dancer’s names, pictures, schedules, autographs, etc. It makes a great memory book to look on for years to come. If you would like to place an advertisement or a special note for your Broadway Baby (“dance-o-gram”) in the 2016 recital program, fill out this order form and turn it in to the front desk with your payment.
The deadline is MAY 7TH
***For more information on pricing and actual specs of the specific ads, please refer to your recital packet or contact the front desk at 480-559-2055***
***If you are a business and would like to advertise in a part of our program, please contact us here***
After The Show…
Dynamite Express Performing Dance Team Workshop
Workshop and Tryouts for all girls, ages 5-17, will begin June 14th -17th. Workshop/Tryout fee is $125. All girls are invited to attend the dance camp for fun or for team tryouts. If you would like to become a member of this performing team, you may sign up at the front desk or click here.
Begin Tuesday, July 5th. We strongly suggest that you continue your dance training through the summer. What a great summer activity. With more free time, why not enjoy attending our 2 Dance Camps. In May, teachers will begin highlighting new schedules with the suggested classes for each dancer, and passing them out in class.
New Class Registration
All students should stop by the desk to renew their registration information and make any class changes. In accordance with our policies, if you are not continuing classes after recital, please remember to fill out a withdrawal form before June 1st.