• GD&PAA SHOWCASE 2019 DRESS REHEARSAL INFORMATION

  • DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

    Click here to download complete information on the Dress Rehearsal (including the block schedule, performer information, and show order).

    Where:  Rockville High School 70 Loveland Hill Road, Vernon

    When: Friday, June 7, 2019

    Opening Act 1: 4:00 pm followed by Act I in show order

    Tech and full Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 7th- between 2:30 pm & 8:30 pm;

    Finale: will be placed between 6:00 & 6:15 pm at Dress Rehearsal; followed by Act II in show order

    • Time block schedule: is used for arrivals/dismissals for the rehearsal, depending on where your number lies in the show. We attempt to stay on schedule, but please remember that we are using these rehearsals to work on transitions and placement, lighting and sound so that our show runs smoothly. Therefore, please plan for delays in dismissal times.
    • Costumes: Please wear your COMPLETE COSTUMES to the rehearsal. Hair should be up, and full stage makeup is required.
    • Upon arrival for Dress Rehearsal: dancers should go to the auditorium or assigned dressing rooms to check-in/change (follow signs).
    • Adult runners: will help you will line up in the hallway with your class and be ushered onto the stage. Please be there 15 minutes before your scheduled time, sit with your class, and be dressed and ready to dance. There is no food or drink allowed in the theater; please keep your water bottles in your dressing room, or have your snack and water in the lobby during dress rehearsal.
    • Only one adult chaperone: may be in the auditorium during dress rehearsal. If you have studio business to attend to, GD&PAA staff will have a table set up in the lobby to help you.
    • Photos at dress rehearsal: will be taken in the lobby at dress rehearsal by TMC PHOTOGRAPHY by Tabitha Candito. The flyer is posted in the waiting room; please contact Tabitha at: TMC Photography - 30 Lafayette Square, Suite 106 (860-508-7523) www.tmcstudios.com
    • You may take: photos and videos of your child during DRESS REHEARSAL ONLY. Cameras are distracting to the dancers during the performance, as well as to the audience. No flash can be used as it is dangerous to the dancers.
    • Once your class number(s) have been rehearsed: you may leave. This is the only time students will be able to see the other dances. During the performances they remain in their dressing rooms. ONE PARENT (or other chaperone) ONLY may sit and watch this rehearsal.
  • SHOWCASE PERFORMER INFORMATION

    • Dressing Rooms: During the performance students will remain in their dressing rooms. No one, including parents, will be allowed backstage other than those who have volunteered to work. Volunteers must be checked off the list to gain entry. Volunteers should sign in at dress rehearsal and both shows. There will be no exceptions to this rule. We do not risk unauthorized people going into children’s dressing rooms. Some performers may need to change backstage or in the “garage area” – Dressers will be assigned to assist dancers with quick changes. Please stay organized and bring a laundry basket with the dancer’s name on all costumes, shoes and accessories. Portable hanging racks are helpful.
    • Articles/Items: Each dancer should come to both dress rehearsal and the performances with the following: Complete costumes with correct tights and correct shoe colors, safety pins, bobby pins, hairnet, gel, hairspray, hand towel or baby wipes. Water and light snacks are allowed.
    • Make-up: Each dancer at the full dress rehearsal and at each performance must wear stage make-up, including young students. Stage lights are very strong and will wash out dancers’ faces. It must be applied bolder and heavier than for street wear, and be sure to blend. All Female Students: Blush in a rose or pink shade; not earth toned. Lipstick in a dark pink or red color, Eye shadow in earth tones, i.e. browns and taupe. Age 8 and up add: Black eyeliner/ mascara/ make-up base or foundation/powder to set makeup. Intermediate/Advanced dancers: False eyelashes encouraged but not required. Company & Apprentices: Eyelashes & mascara required.
    • Hair: Every dancer, unless otherwise instructed by their teacher for a specific dance, must have their hair secured up in a bun, knot, or pinned-up French braid with bangs secured back completely off the face. Short or unruly hair should be gelled back.
    • Male Performers: Please see your instructor for directions.
    • COSTUMES: Are to be put together correctly and securely, pressed and clean, and each costume piece, INCLUDING shoes, should have the owner’s name on it. Lost costume pieces are then easily returned. A laundry basket or portable rack and bins are helpful to stay organized.
    • Tights: New, clean tights are required for the show as older tights that have been washed repeatedly change color which is very noticeable under stage lights (unless you are wearing tights under costumes with pants). All classes must wear the same brand and style # of tights. Tights are sold through www.curtaincallfordance.com (Grossi Dance - Manchester, CT password - sparkle411) or at Dance Village in Manchester. Information on the correct color tights and shoes for your class is available in the “Look Book” in the waiting room.
    • No jewelry will be worn (unless already specified by teacher), except earring studs. Only clear nail and toe polish and NO temporary tattoos shall be worn. NO UNDERPANTS shall be worn with costumes. Panty lines are unsightly and the tights take the place of panties. Professional uniformity is important for an outstanding performance and it is part of the learning process for our students.
    • Final NOTES & SUGGESTED ITEMS- for young dancers that parents/sponsors may bring: Items such as: Coloring books, electronic games, books, non-sticky snacks and clear-colored beverages (water) so costumes mishaps do not occur.
    • Please: let the dressing room managers know if your child has a costume change Notify us: if there is a medical issue or if you need to take your child before the show ends as we check all students in and out for both performances.