Children & Youth Concert 2019: Parent Info for The Little Movers/Lower School
Dear CityDance Parents and Students,
Our annual end of the year Children & Youth Concert is on Sunday, May 26th in the Strathmore Music Hall.Now that we are gearing up for the show, we wish to inform you about our performance procedures. Please keep this important email saved in your inbox for reference.
This year we will continue with our two show format: One for our Little Movers/Lower School and another for our Upper School. As always, we will do our best to include the youngest children in the first show and to minimize the number of shows they will need to participate in. However, many of our students are in multiple pieces per their class schedule and in order to allow for breathing time, costume and shoe changes, and the overall flow of the concert, both shows will still feature mixed levels of dancers. We understand that some of the children are in back to back pieces and we will ensure that any changes made during the dress rehearsal do not change the Acts they are in.
Tickets will be available for online purchase by April 2nd.
We are so looking forward to an incredible Children and Youth Concert weekend this year!
Managing Director, School
Assistant Concert Director
Little Movers/Lower School Concert
Mandatory No-Miss Dates for the 2019 C&Y Concert
9:30am - 5:00pm
Full Hair + Makeup
Photos & Run thru
9:45am - 2:00pm
Parking in Garage ($2) SIGN IN your child. No costumes
9:00am - 1:00pm
FREE Parking in Garage. SIGN IN your child in Full Makeup, hair & undergarments.
Memorial Day weekend is the Children & Youth Concert: Saturday Rehearsal & Sunday Concert
IMPORTANT NOTE: Last Day of Classes: Friday, May 24th, 2019
Choreography & Absences
Teachers are completing their pieces during their normally scheduled class times. We strongly suggest missing no more than one class from now until the shows, as it is impossible to finish a dance without the full cast of dancers. This is to ensure a successful show for your dancers.
Breakdown of Shows
To see which show(s) your child is scheduled to be in, click the following link:
This is NOT a final show orderbut will allow you to plan for which concert your child will be in. The final show order will be made available after Dress Rehearsals. We have done our best to include the youngest children in the first show and to minimize the number of shows each child will need to participate in.
Sunday April 28th @ Rockville
Dress Rehearsals will take place at Rockville in Studio B from 9:30AM to 5:00PM.
Children & Youth Concert Dress Rehearsals for the Little Movers/Lower School
C&Y Concert Dress rehearsal for the Little Movers/Lower School Show is Sunday, April 28th at Rockville. Follow the link below for the daily schedule of when your child needs to be here.
On Dress Rehearsal day, ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE WITH HAIR AND MAKE-UP DONE. Please follow the link Hair and Make-Up Infofor information regarding hair and make-up needs for the dress rehearsals and performances as well. 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.
Parking: There is ample free parking at our Rockville location.
Rehearsal:Rehearsal runs approximately from 9:30am to 5pm. Each class will have a time slotted within those hours to get dressed, run through his/her piece, take photos, and return the costume. You will NOT be expected to be here all day; ONLY for your child’s assigned class time(s),which usually lasts a couple of hours.
Upon arrival, please sign your child in Studio C at Rockville where a staff member will put on his/her costume. At the designated time, CityDance staff will escort your child’s class to Studio B for rehearsal.
Photos: At the designated time, CityDance staff will escort your child’s class to Studio A (Rockville) for photos. PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN STUDIO A DURING PHOTOS. They are however allowed to follow the group and fix any stray hairs, etc. in the hallway before pictures are taken.
Costume:After photos, your child’s class will be escorted back to Studio C to take off his/her costume. The costumes are property of the CityDance Costume Shop and are not to be taken home following dress rehearsal or the performance. There is no eating or drinking while your child is in costume. Please help us keep all costumes in good condition.
Departure: At the designated time, please pick up your child from Studio C.
Saturday, May 25th @ 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.
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. Dressing room assignments will be sent out as we near the date.
Arrive @ 9:45am for Little Movers/Lower School- ETA finish by 2pm
Please be on time as we have a very limited time for our technical rehearsals.
Parking: Allow time to park in the garage for this day OR park along the Tuckerman Lane to bring your child in. Garage parking is $2 per entry on Saturdays in the Grosvenor Metro Parking Garage and $.75 hr at meters on Tuckerman Lane.
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.
Departure: Your dancer will be dismissed once his/her last piece has finished on stage. We will be tweeting the classes with username @CYConcertInfoas they finish for easier pick up. All students must be picked up from their dressing rooms and must be signed out prior to departure.
Sunday, May 26th @ Strathmore
On Performance day, ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE WITH HAIR AND MAKE-UP DONE. Please follow the link Hair and Make-Up Infofor information regarding hair and make-up needs for the dress rehearsals and performances as well. Please bring a snack and plenty of water for your child. There is no eating or drinking when your child is in costume.
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.
Show:Approximate show times are as follows:
Arrive @ 9am
SHOW IS FROM 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Please note these are approximate show times. It is the sole responsibility of parents and guests to arrive on time. We do not want you to miss any part of your child's performance. We encourage parents and guests to enjoy the full concert.
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.
Parking: Free parking is available on Sundays in the Grosvenor Metro Parking Garage and on Tuckerman Lane.
Departure: All students must be picked up from their dressing rooms. If your child is only in Show #1 you may pick him/her up after the performance has ended. 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 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.
The Children and Youth performances will be professionally recorded and available for sale! To reserve your personal copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify if you would like the 11am (Little Movers/Lower School) or 3:30pm (Upper School) performance. All preorders will receive a $5 discount. Don't miss this opportunity to preserve this special moment for a lifetime!