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January 29, 2018

School & Conservatory: Children & Youth Concerts 2018

Dear CityDance Parents and Students, 

Our annual end of the year Children & Youth Concert is on Sunday, May 27th 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 email saved in your inbox for future 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.

Thank you for your understanding and we are looking forward to wonderful concerts this year! 

    
    

Mandatory No-Miss Dates for the C&Y Concert

Dress Rehearsals

  • Upper School Show Act I: Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

    • 10:00am - 6:00pm @ Strathmore

  • Upper School Show Act II: Sunday, April 29th, 2018

    • 10:00am - 6:00pm @ Strathmore

  • Little Movers/Lower School Show: Sunday, May 20th, 2018

    • 10:00am - 5:00pm @ Strathmore

Last Day of Classes: Friday, May 25th, 2018

Technical Rehearsal: Saturday, May 26, 2018

  • 11:00am - 8:00pm @ Strathmore

  • Lower School Show

    • 11:00am Arrival

    • 12:00pm - 3:00pm Tech

  • Upper School Show

    • 3:00pm Arrival

    • 4:00pm - 6:00pm Act I Tech

    • 6:00pm - 8:00pm Act II Tech

C&Y Concerts: Sunday, May 27th, 2018

  • 9:00am - 7:00pm @ Strathmore

  • Lower School Show

    • 9:00am Arrival

    • 11:00am - 12:30pm Show

  • Upper School Show

    • 1:00pm Arrival

    • 3:30pm - 5:30pm Act I 

    • 5:30pm - 5:50pm Intermission

    • 5:50pm - 8:00pm Act II

PLEASE NOTE: THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IS NOW THE CHILDREN & YOUTH CONCERT WEEKEND WITH TECHNICAL REHEARSAL ON SATURDAY AND THE CONCERT ON SUNDAY.



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. 


Dress Rehearsals

Sunday, April 22nd & April 29th @ Strathmore & Sunday, May 20th @ Rockville
Dress Rehearsals will take place at Strathmore in Studio 405 and 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, 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. 
Parking: Free parking is available on Sundays 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. 


Technical Rehearsal

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: Free 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. Dressing room assignments will be sent out as we near the date. 

Show

Arrival Time

Little Movers/Lower School

11:00-11:15 AM

Upper School, Act I

3:00-3:15 PM

Upper School, Act 2

5:00-5:15 PM

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:

Show

Approx. Tech Time

Little Movers/Lower School

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Upper School, Act 1

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Upper School, Act 2

6:00 - 8:00 PM

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

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 holidays 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. 

Show

Arrival Time

Little Movers/Lower School

9:00 AM

Upper School, Act 1

1:00 PM

Upper School, Act 2 ONLY

3:30 PM

Show: Approximate show times are as follows: 

Show

Approx. Show Time

Little Movers/Lower School

11:00 - 12:30 PM

Upper School, Act 1

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Upper Show Intermission

5:30 - 5:50 PM

Upper School, Act 2 ONLY

5:50 - 8:00 PM

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. 


For all C&Y questions, please contact Asanga Domask at asanga@citydance.net.


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