Downstage Center 17th Recital

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RECITAL DATES

 June 7, 2019 7:30pm

June 8, 2019 1:00pm

June 8, 2019 7:30pm

RECITAL LOCATION

 Bucks County Technical High School

610 Wister Rd.

Fairless Hills, Pa19030

(PARK IN A LINED SPOT)

RECORDINGS

NO VIDEO RECORDINGS are permitted.  Please advice your friends and family.

 Every family gets a DVD and a digital download of the recital!

FLOWERS

 Flowers will also be available in the lobby on show dates. Prices range from $15-$25. 

 Students may carry one bouquet of flowers on stage withthem for the curtain call. Give your children the flowers before the show.  Backstage Helpers will not deliver flowers to dancers.

AUDIENCE DRESS CODE

AUDIENCE MEMBERS SHOULD DRESS CASUAL BUT PROPER TO THIS THEATER.LET’S MAKE THIS NIGHT VERY SPECIAL FOR OUR DANCERS!

MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL NIGHT:

Bucks County Technical SchoolThursday, June 7, 2019

5:45– Pre-Dance I and II (only)

6:00– Opening Number Dancers

7:00- All other dancers

Upon arrival, students and 1 Parent or Guardian will sign in at the CHECK IN desk. Dancers go to dressing room to get in costume, then go to the auditorium and sit down.Do not leave your child unattended Dress Rehearsal night. One Parent per family is permitted to attend.No exceptions. Additional family members or friends are not permitted at Dress Rehearsal.

All students should wear regular clothes to the Dress Rehearsal and bring their costume in a garment bag.Hair in a bun, stage make-up and full costumes are required.

Dress Rehearsal night ONLY, students are permitted to sit in the audience to watch the rehearsal.Pre-Dance will rehearse first; all other dances will be run in show order.

RECITAL NIGHTS:

Bucks County Technical SchoolFriday, June 8, 2019

6:30-7:00 – Students Arrive (Pre-dance 7pm)

7:00- Auditorium Doors Open

7:30 – Show Begins

Bucks County Technical SchoolSaturday, June 9, 2018

12:00-12:30 – Students Arrive (Pre-dance 12:30pm)

12:30- Auditorium Doors Opens7:00-Auditorium Doors Open

1:00 – Show Begins7:30 – Show Begins

*Important:Dancers/Guests must leave the Tech School in between shows.

All students should wear regular clothes to the Recital and bring their costume in a garment bag.

RECITAL NIGHT STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE AUDITORIUM OR LOBBY AREA.

Both Recital nights, everyone (audience members and students) is asked to stay until the Curtain Call at the end of ACT II is over.This is proper theater etiquette, please be excellent examples for your children.Trophies will be given out during the Curtain Call either Friday or Saturday to each student.If your child is not present during the Curtain Call on Friday, and Saturday they will not receive a trophy.

DRESS REHEARSAL & RECITAL

MAKE-UP and DRESS CODE

STUDENTS SHOULD REMOVE ALL NAIL POLISH AND PESONAL JEWELRY BEFORE COMING TO DRESS REHEARSAL AND RECITAL.

HAIR STYLES

All female performers should have their hair in a bun for the recital.Hair accessories should blend in with color of hair.EVERYONE USE HAIRSPRAY, HAIR NET & BOBBY PINS!(Do you need help with your bun?Sign up for “Buns Backstage”)

REQUIRED MAKE-UP FOR FEMALE STUDENTS

Level I, II, III, IVPre-Dance Classes

  • Foundation that matches your skin tone. Red Lipstick

  • Blue Eye shadowBlue Eye shadow

  • Black MascaraPink Cheek Blush

  • Medium Pink Cheek Blush.Bright RED Lipstick

COSTUMES

Please put your name in your costume and in your shoes.All costumes must be hung and steamed prior to rehearsal and shows.

Tan Tights:

Pre-Dance I, All Tap, All Jazz-Pop, All Jazz, Hip Hop, All Modern (footless, or convertible).  

Pink Tights:

Pre-Dance II, All Ballet & Pointe

UNDERGARMENTS

ABSOLUTELY NO PANTIES FOR FEMALE DANCERS!

 Strapless or clear strap bra’s ONLY.NO SPORT BRAS.

 Men wear compression shorts.  No boxers

BACKSTAGE - DRESSING ROOM

Pre-Dance students

            Marketing Room-D105 (through doors on left)

Female dancers (Levels I-II, Adult Tap)

Faculty Restaurant (across from the auditorium)

Female dancers (Levels III-IV)

Faculty Lounge (on right after bathrooms)

Male dancers (Levels I-IV)

Horticulture Theory Room-D104 (through doors on left)

WATER ONLY is permitted in dressing rooms. NO FOOD!

Pretzels and Water Bottles are sold backstage at intermission.  $1 each.  Parents are not permitted backstage to give money to students.  

PARENTS ARE NOT PERMITTIED IN

DRESSING ROOMS

BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER THE SHOW

If your child has 2 or more costume changes during the show and needs help, please ask a backstage chaperone to help them.Prior to the recital, you should have your child practice getting in and out of their costume on their own.

 Dancers will have supervision while not on stage. When the show is over, Dancers in levels I & II will go to the dressing room to change and gather their belongings, they will then be ushered back onto the stage where their parents will pick them up in the theater.

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PRE-DANCE PARENTS ONLY

 Upon arrival to the recital, ONE FEMALE PARENT will bring the child to the dressing room, sign their name as “GUARDIAN” and leave a cell phone number.PUT YOUR PHONE ON VIBRATE!When picking up your child after the show, the SAME guardian that checked the student in must check them out!

 Prior to the recital, talk to your children about what will happen for the recital.Explain to them that they will be backstage with the other kids in their class until you pick them up.JUST LIKE SCHOOL (most pre-dance students go to pre-school, kindergarten or 1st grade) this is normal for them as long as it isn’t a surprise!Talk about this and prepare them.

 If for some reason your child reacts and begins to cry when you bring them backstage, take them to a quiet area AWAY FROM THE OTHERS immediately and try to calm them down (remind them of their trophy), once they are calm, leave.If they do not calm down, don’t push it…they just might not be ready this year.If your child is upset or there is a problem backstage, you will be called.Don’t Worry!

A G-rated movie will be shown in the Pre-Dance dressing room both recital nights.

 TICKET SALES

Tickets are being sold ONLINE ONLY by Brown Paper Tickets, (brownpapertickets.com) a credit card is necessary for purchases.

All Tickets are $26.

The recital venue is handicapped accessible.If you need a ticket for a guest that will be sitting in a wheel chair for the whole show, please let Dani know via email by April 30.

May 4, 12:00pm - June 4, 11:59pm

Brown Paper Tickets will sell Unlimited Tickets for all shows.

PRINT OR UPLOAD YOUR TICKETS

After you place your order, print your tickets at home and bring to the show for admittance or upload to your smart phone for scanning.

 *If tickets are available, they will be sold at the door on show nights.  Cash Only

There are no refunds or exchanges for recital tickets.

 Cash Only Beginning May 13.

IMPORTANT!

Before purchasing tickets, all balances owed to Downstage Center must be paid, including May Tuition. 

 Tickets will not be reserved for families with outstanding balances.

Tips for making your purchase easier:

1.Know how many tickets you need and for which shows.

2.If you are separated from your child's other parent, discuss an arrangement for tickets prior to May 5.  

3.If you do not plan on attending every show your child is in, please make sure there is an adult attending that will be responsible for your child.

4.To choose your own seats, you must order tickets from a laptop or desktop computer. Your seat will be chosen for your with mobile orders

FAQ

1.How long is Dress Rehearsal?

I don’t know.Usually it will run 3-4 hours.This is the first and only chance we get to rehearse the show in this space. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

2.Do we have to stay for the whole Dress Rehearsal?

You have to stay at dress rehearsal until your dance is performed.The dances will be performed in the order they are listed for the show.

3.Why does my child have to stay backstage for the whole show?

The house is for the audience, and the backstage is for the performers.This very important rule makes it possible for the audience to enjoy the show, and the performers to stay focused.

4.Something has come up and we need to miss dress rehearsal (or) one night of the recital, is that ok?

No, it is not ok. Every student has been aware of the mandatory dates for rehearsal and recital since November.

5.My relative is unable to attend recital.Can they come to dress rehearsal?

No.One Parent per family is permitted to attend dress rehearsal.Please do not bring additional family members, children, or friends.

6.I forgot to go online the first week of ticket sales, are my two guaranteed tickets still available?

No.After the first week of ticket sales, you are not guaranteed two tickets at any one show.

7.How do I pick my seats for the recital?

See attached Seating Chart.

8.Will the seats I choose on the first week be together with the seats I choose on the second week?

There is no way to guarantee that, but you can use the seating chart browser to choose the best seats available.

ACT I

1.   Singing in the Rain                                                                                         Tap IV

 2.  A Dream is a Wish(feat. Kim Pearson)                                                     Pre-Dance I

 3.  In My Own Little Corner                                              Ballet I & A Chance to Dance

4.  Impossible(feat. Jaimie McMillin)                                                          Pre-Dance II

5.  The Greatest Showman                                                                                    Jazz III

Blue Sued Shoes (Vocal)

6.  Million Dollar Quartet                                                                                      Tap II

 7.  Daily Contrast                                                                                            Hip Hop III 

 (Video Trailer 2 mins)

8.  Suicide Squad                                                                                             Modern I-IV

9.  Zombies(Friday & Sat matinee)                                                                     Jazz Pop I

10.  Monsters(Sat matinee & night)                                                                  Jazz Pop II

Bohemian Rhapsody (Vocal)

11.  Queen                                                                                         Jazz IV & Adult Jazz

Act II

Think of Me (Vocal)

1. Masquerade                                                                                                Ballet II

Phantom (Vocal)

2.  Phantom of the Opera                                                                                 Pointe

3.  The Boys are Back in Town                                                                     All Boys

 4.  Shoeless Joe                                                                                                   Tap I

Girls Baseball (Vocal)

5.  A League of Their Own                                                                          Adult Tap

 6.  Mrs. Robinson                                                                                          Ballet IV

7.  Stay Gold                                                                                                  Ballet III

 8.  The Color Purple                                                                                          Contemporary

Thank you for the Music (Vocal)

9.  Dancing Queen                                                                                       Jazz II

Mamma Mia Medley (Vocal)

10.  Mamma Mia                                                                                           Tap III