Our annual end of the year Children & Youth Concert is on Saturday, May 23th at the Music Center at Strathmore Concert Hall. We wish to inform you that we have changed the technical rehearsal format to allow extra onstage rehearsal time for our students so they can have a successful performance. We are very excited about this opportunity for all of our young dancers. Please see below for the updated technical and performance dates. Please keep this email saved in your inbox for future reference.
This year we will continue with our two-show format: one for our Lower School/Little Movers 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 are so looking forward to an incredible Children and Youth Concert weekend this year!
Managing Director, School
Mandatory No-Miss Dates for the 2020 C&Y Concert
Upper School Concert: The Princess Warrior of Manipur
MANDATORY NO-MISS DATES
Saturday, April 4th
Full Hair + Make-up Photos & Run thru
Sunday, April 5th
US ACT 1:
Wednesday, May 20th
Sign IN - NO Costumes Bring Water & Snack
**Early Dismissal Request letters will be provided**
US ACT 2:
Thursday, May 21st
Saturday, May 23rd
US ACT1 Only
Sign in IN FULL Make-up, Hair and undergarments **If you are in both acts you are called from 1 -7:30**
US ACT2 Only
Memorial Day Weekend is the Children & Youth Concert: Wednesday/Thursday Technical Rehearsal & Saturday Concert
Mandatory No-Miss Dates for the 2020 C&Y Concert
Lower School/Little Movers Concert: The Golden Goose
MANDATORY NO-MISS DATES
9:30am - 5:00 pm
Full Hair + Makeup
Photos & Run thru
Friday, May 22nd
*Early dismissal letter requests will be provided
2:00pm - 6:30pm
Parking in Garage ($5.25) SIGN IN your child. No costumes
9:00am - 1:30pm
FREE Parking in Garage. SIGN IN your child in Full Makeup, hair & undergarments.
Memorial Day weekend is the Children & Youth Concert: Friday Technical Rehearsal & Saturday Concert
IMPORTANT: Last Day of Classes: Tuesday, 19th, 2020
NOTE: There will be an adjusted schedule for the Day Program/Conservatory during this week. Please stay tuned!
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 order but will allow you to plan for which concert your child will be in. The final show order will be made available after Spring Break. 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.
Saturday, April 4th (US Act 1) & Sunday, April 5th (US Act 2) @ Strathmore & Sunday, April 26th (LS/LM) @ Rockville
Dress Rehearsals will take place at Strathmore in Studio 405 and at Rockville in Studio B. Notification of which Act/Dress Rehearsal your child will be in as well as more detailed information regarding the day will be sent out in early March.
On Dress Rehearsal days, ALL STUDENTS SHOULD ARRIVE WITH HAIR AND MAKE-UP DONE. Please follow the link Hair and Make-Up Info for 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: Free parking is available on weekends in the Grosvenor Metro Parking Garage and on Tuckerman Lane. There is also ample free parking at our Rockville location.
Rehearsal: Rehearsal runs approximately from 9:00am to 5/7:00pm. 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. Designated arrival and departure times will be sent out as the rehearsal nears.
Upon arrival, please sign your child in on the 4th Floor to Studio 402 at Strathmore or 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 405/Studio B for rehearsal.
Photos: At the designated time, CityDance staff will escort your child’s class to the 3rd Floor, Studio 304 (Strathmore) or Studio A (Rockville) for photos. PARENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN STUDIO 304 or Studio A DURING PHOTOS. They are however allowed to follow the group downstairs 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 402/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 402/Studio C.
Wednesday, May 20th, for US ACT 1, Thursday, May 21st, for US ACT 2 and Friday, May 22nd for Lower School/Little Movers @ 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 in the Grosvenor Metro Parking Garage for a $5.25 fee and on Tuckerman Lane parking meters.
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.
Upper School Act I (May 20): Arrival Time is 3pm
Upper School Act 2 (May 21): Arrival Time is 3pm
Lower School/Little Movers (May 22): Arrival Time is 2pm
*Early dismissal letter requests will be provided. Please stop by the front desk to pick up the letter or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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.
Saturday, May 23rd @ 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.
Parking: Free parking is available on weekends and holidays in the Grosvenor Metro Parking Garage and at the meters 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.
Lower School/Little Movers (May 23): Arrival Time is 9am
Upper School Act I (May 23): Arrival Time is 1pm
Show: Approximate show times are as follows. Please make sure you arrive in advance since these are approximate show times and are subject to change, especially for Upper School Act II:
Lower School/Little Movers Concert: 11am-12:30pm
Upper School Concert: 3:30pm-7:30pm
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.