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May 07, 2018

CityDance School & Conservatory: May 2018 Monthly Newsletter: C&Y Little Movers/Lower School Dress Rehearsal and Important Tech/Concert Day Info

May 2018 Newsletter

In this newsletter:
  • C&Y Concert Little Movers/Lower School Dress Rehearsal
  • C&Y Technical Rehearsal
  • C&Y Concert Day Information
  • C&Y Costume, Hair and Make-Up Requirements
  • C&Y Concert Tickets
  • C&Y Photo Orders
  • Attendance Reminder
  • Strathmore Location Parking Reminder

Children & Youth Concert Little Movers/Lower School Dress Rehearsal

C&Y Concert Dress rehearsals for the Little Movers/Lower School Show is Sunday, May 20th at  Rockville.  Follow the links below for the daily schedule of when your child needs to be here.

Little Movers/Lower School: Sunday, May 20th

On Dress Rehearsal days, PLEASE ARRIVE WITH YOUR HAIR AND MAKE-UP DONE -- Pictures are taken on dress rehearsal days. This is also the day your child will get his/her final costume fitting. Fittings may also happen prior to this day during class time. NO PERSONAL PHOTOS OR VIDEOS may be taken during dress rehearsal. Professional photos will be taken after their class' run through and made available for purchase. 

C&Y Technical Rehearsals

Saturday, May 26th @ Strathmore
Technical Rehearsal takes place on the Strathmore Music Hall stage. Please arrive with hair done and in proper CityDance uniform. Costumes will not be worn on this day. Make-up is not necessary. Please bring a snack and plenty of water for your child. 
Parking:  Parking is available on Sundays in the Grosvenor Metro Parking Garage and on Tuckerman Lane. 
Arrival: Please drop your dancer off at his/her dressing room at his/her designated time (see below) and check them in with CityDance staff.  
 Concert  Arrival Time  Tech Time (aprox)
Little Movers/Lower School   11:00 AM  12:00-3:00 PM
Upper School Act I   3:00 PM  4:00-6:00 PM
Upper School Act II ONLY  5:00 PM 6:00-8:00 PM 
NOTE: Upper school students who are in both Acts (Act 1 and Act II) must arrive at 3:00 PM on Technical rehearsal day.
Rehearsal: CityDance staff will escort your child to the stage for rehearsal. Parents may sit quietly in the Music Hall during the technical rehearsal. NO PERSONAL PHOTOS OR VIDEO ARE PERMITTED.  Approximate rehearsal times are as follows: 
Departure: Your dancer will be dismissed once his/her last piece has finished on stage. We will be tweeting the classes with username @CYConcertInfo as they finish for easier pick up. 

Performance Day Information

Sunday, May 27th @ Strathmore
Please arrive with hair and make-up done. Please bring a snack and plenty of water for your child. There is no eating or drinking when your child is in costume.  
Parking: Free parking is available on Sundays in the Grosvenor Metro Parking Garage and on Tuckerman Lane. 
Arrival: Please escort your dancer to his/her dressing room at his/her designated time (see below) and check them in with CityDance staff. Dressing room assignments will be the same as for the Technical rehearsal. There will be monitors in dressing rooms 304, 405, and 402 so your dancers may watch the show while they wait to go on stage. 
Concert  Arrival Time  Concert Time (Aprox)
Little Movers/Lower School   9:00 AM  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Upper School Act I   1:00 PM 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM 
 Upper Concert Intermission 5:30 PM - 5:50 PM 
 Upper School Act II ONLY  3:30 PM  5:50 PM - 8:00 PM
NOTE: Upper school students who are in both Acts (Act 1 and Act II) must arrive at 1:00 PM on Concert day.
NO PERSONAL PHOTOS OR VIDEOS are allowed during the concerts. A professional DVD of the Concert will be made available for purchase. After your child's time on stage, CityDance staff will escort them back to their dressing room to return his/her costume and wait for pick up.
Departure: All students must be picked up from their dressing rooms. If your child is only in Show #1 or Act II of Show #2, you may pick him/her up after the performance has ended. If your child is only in Act I of Show #2, you may pick him/her up during intermission and return home if you desire. If your child would like  to sit with you and watch the rest of the show from the audience, you will need to purchase a ticket for your child in advance. However, since the show tends to sell out, please remember that your child can stay in the dressing room and watch the show on the monitors. 

Children & Youth Concert Costume, Make-Up & Hair Requirements

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE WITH HAIR AND MAKE-UP DONE. Please follow the links below for information regarding hair and make-up needs for the dress rehearsals and performances as well as costume requirements (including undergarments, shoes, etc.) for the Upper School Show, Rhodipus and The Golden Sandal and for the Little Movers/Lower School Show, The Golden Sandal.

Children & Youth Concert Tickets

We are very excited to share that tickets are now on sale at the Strathmore Box Office for both Children & Youth Concerts! Please be sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible as this event sells out every year. Tickets must be purchased through the Strathmore Box Office via the following methods:

Phone: (301) 581-5100 


 Sunday, May 27th at Strathmore

Little Movers/Lower School Concert

The Golden Sandal, 11:00am

Upper School Concert

Rhodopis and the Golden Sandal, 3:30pm

In-Person: At the Strathmore Box Office, located on the 3rd floor across from the main entrance of CityDance Center. The box office hours are as follows: 

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am - 5:00pm 

Wednesday, 10:00am - 9:00pm 

Saturday, 10:00am - 2:00pm 

*Children and infant tickets (2 years and younger) cannot be purchased online. Patrons must call (301) 581-5100 or visit the ticket office to purchase.* 

To see which show(s) your child is in, follow this link: 

C&Y 2018 Upper School Concert Breakdown by Class 

C&Y 2018 Little Movers&Lower School Concert Breakdown by Class

If your child is in both shows, you must buy a ticket for each show -- This is Strathmore's policy.  Please know that especially for the little ones, we tried our best to limit each child to one show as much as possible. 

Children & Youth Concert Photography

Your child will have the chance to get their photo taken in each of their class costumes during their dress rehearsal. In order to have your child's photo taken please fill out the attached photo form and turn it into the front desk at Strathmore or Rockville on the picture day. There will also be an option to buy photos the day of the dress rehearsal at the front desk. Please fill out a form for each class/class theme that you would like your child's photo taken and include the check with the form. All checks should be payable to Irvin Simon Photographers.


Click below for the relevant photo order form:

Upper School Act I: Sunday, April 22nd

Upper School Act II: Sunday, April 29th

Little Movers & Lower School: Sunday, May 20th

If you have any questions about the photo packages please contact the photography company, Irvin Simon Photographers, at 410.654.0300. 

Attendance Reminder

As the Concert approaches, we would like to remind you and your child about the importance of attendance during this final stretch of classes. In order to ensure a successful dress rehearsal, tech rehearsal and performance, we are asking that your child please attend all classes from now until the end of the year. If your child cannot dance that day --injury, cold, etc. -- we ask that he/she please still attend class and learn by watching. Class time is the only time for teachers to finish and rehearse each piece.    

Strathmore Parking Reminder

This is a friendly reminder to please use the meters on Tuckerman Lane or the Metro Garage to park when attending classes at CityDance. Please use the circle drive on Tuckerman Lane to drop off/pickup or park on Tuckerman Lane or the Metro Garage to drop off/pick up.  As we have shared in our handbook and on our website, there is absolutely no parking or dropping off/picking up in the Strathmore Mansion parking lot. There are no exceptions to this parking policy. We kindly ask that our CityDance parents and students be respectful of the parking policy that has been in place since we opened our School back in 2005.  We sincerely thank you for your cooperation!

Please contact Asanga Damask at for questions related to our Children and Youth Concert.


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