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May 20, 2019

CityDance School and Conservatory: Children & Youth Concert Concert 2019_Tech and Concert Day Information

Last Day of Classes for the School Year
Friday, May 24th
Last day of classes will be on Friday, May 24th.  Concert Tech and Concert days to follow. 
C&Y Technical Rehearsals
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. 
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. 
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 End Time (aprox)
Little Movers/Lower School   10:30 AM  2:00 PM
Upper School Act 1  2:00 PM  5:00 PM
Upper School Act 2 ONLY  4:00 PM 7:00 PM 
NOTE: Upper school students who are in both Acts (Act 1 and Act 2) must arrive at 2:00 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 26th @ 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  Show Time (aprox)
Little Movers/Lower School   9:00 AM  11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Upper School Act 1  1:00 PM  3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Upper School Act 2 ONLY  3:00 PM 5:30 PM  - 7:30 PM
NOTE: Upper school students who are in both Acts (Act 1 and Act 2) 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. 
Dressing Room Assignments

Follow the links below for all dressing room assignments. Each student is assigned to one dressing room for the entire weekend and should report directly to his/her dressing room on tech and show days. For those who are unfamiliar with our Strathmore location, please bring your child to CityDance's front desk in the 3rd floor Education Center where a staff member can direct you to the proper dressing room location.

C&Y 2019 Dressing Room Assignments: On the Wings of the Monarch Butterfly

C&Y 2019 Dressing Room Assignments: Under the Aztec Sun


If there is a problem with your child's dressing room you must communicate it to the Assistant Concert Director, Asanga Domask,  who can authorize a change if necessary. During the rehearsals and shows, if your child needs to leave the dressing room for any reason, he/she must check in with the CityDance dressing room staff before leaving. Once the show begins, it doesn't stop, and CityDance staff must be able to find all students as quickly and easily as possible to ensure the smooth running of the show.

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

A LL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE WITH HAIR AND MAKE-UP DONE. Please follow the links below for information regarding hair and make-up needs for the performances as well as costume requirements (including undergarments, shoes, etc.) for the Upper School Show,  Under the Azetac Sun and for the Little Movers/Lower School Show, On the Wings of the Monarch Butterfly.

2019 C&Y Tickets On Sale! 

We are very excited to share that tickets are 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


On the Wings of the Monarch Butterfly, 11:00am

Under the Aztec Sun, 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.*   

The show date and times are as follows:

Sunday, May 26, 2019

CityDance Children & Youth Concert:  Little Movers/Lower School

On the Wings of the Monarch Butterfly:  11:00am

CityDance Children & Youth Concert:  Upper School

Under the Aztec Sun:  3:30 PM

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

C&Y 2019 Upper School Concert Order

C&Y 2019 Little Movers&Lower School Concert Order   

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. 

We are so looking forward to a having memorable and a successful concert w'end!

 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 Domask at for questions related to our Children and Youth Concert.

CityDance S&C Summer Camps

The School & Conservatory's themed  Dancing Around the World Camps (ages 4-9)    offer learning and fun through culture and creativity while allowing students to grow in their dance technique with daily classes in ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, and world dance forms.  Our  Dance UP Programs (ages 10-14)  offer serious young dancers a chance to elevate their technique and artistry through focused genre-based study and prepares them to advance in the year ahead.  There is no audition  necessary  and each camp  culminates  in an in-studio performance for family and friends.

Placements for summer have been sent out!  If you have not received your placement, please email     

As our programs quickly filled last summer necessitating a waitlist, we strongly encourage our current students to secure a coveted CityDance Summer spot  and register today.

For more information regarding camps, please  CLICK HERE .