Saturday, June 9th, 2018

    Rockville High School
    70 Loveland Hill Rd, Vernon, CT 06066
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    • Matinee: 1:00 pm

    • Evening: 6:00 pm 

    Parking: follow the driveway to the right side of RHS. The lot is adjacent to the theatre entrance. Tickets: $15 each; sold in studios and at dress rehearsal. $18; cash only at thedoor before shows.

    Students should arrive: 45 minutes prior to show times. Company, Juniors, Apprentices, Preps and advanced classes must be dressed for short warm-up class on stage 45 minutes before curtain.

    All students: are required to sign in and be signed out for each performance.

    House opens: 30 minutes before show times

    Saving blocks of seats: will not be allowed. Please be courteous and follow this rule to be polite and fair to everyone. This auditorium has great seating and the stage is easily viewed from every seat.

    Please advise your guests: that during the show, they must enter and exit the auditorium
    between dances and not in the middle of a dance.


    Schedule: for rehearsal times, and show order will be e-mailed to you and posted on the studio bulletin boards and on the website.

    Final week of regular classes: at the studio is June 4th-June 7th

    Tech and full Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 8th- between 2:30 pm & 8:30 pm; Rockville High School, 70 Loveland Hill Rd., Vernon. Opening Act 1: 4:00 pm followed by Act I in show order

    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 make-up 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 Confetti and Lights Photography by Elana Owens. The flyer is posted in the waiting room and available on this page below; please contact Elana at info@confettiandlights.com for more information.

    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. 

    DVDs: ($50; mailed to you) will be done by Louis Spetrino of Capture It All. Order forms and flyers will be available in the office for pricing, ordering and payment options.

    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.

    Dancers under age 6: if you need, you may take your child home after their number. While we like to have every dancer participate in the finale- we realize that naps and food are wonderful gifts to parents. Please return for the second performance as that is the show we film for DVD. If you are leaving or cannot return- please let the Dressing Room Managers: Crissy Goodin, Trish Reagan or the Office Manager: Diane Esposito, know in advance. Their email is on the GD&PAA list.


    May 21st- June 8th: $15 in the studio; Tickets at door: $18; CASH ONLY.

    All ticket sales: are deemed final, non-refundable and non-exchangeable. All outstanding account balances must be paid in full before any tickets will be sold to you. Everyone entering the theatre and watching the performances must have a ticket.

    Dress Rehearsal Fee: $40 per family was due by November 1st. This is to defray the cost of the theater to keep ticket prices low and to cover the additional insurance required by the school for the days of the rehearsal and shows. All students, regardless of age, pay this fee. It is not a ticket to perform or for the adult chaperone. A pass to enter the theater for dress rehearsal will be issued May 21h-June 7th. 


    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 on the list to gain entry. Volunteers should sign in at dress rehearsal and both shows. There will be no exceptions to this rule. We cannot run the risk of 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.


    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 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.


    (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.

    Your child’s name: should be in all items; especially shoes and costumes.

    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.


    Crissy Goodin and Trish Reagan: are the dressing room managers; please see them at dress rehearsal for assignments and protocol. Anne Yarusewicz will also be in the room to help you with the students. Please see the suggested items to bring (above) and we can also use DVDs to borrow to show the younger dancers as they wait for their number and the finale.

    Please sign up for: the 1:00 or 6:00 shows. We need 8-10 chaperones in the large dressing area.

     We ask that: you stay with your assigned class for the entire show for safety and consistency.


    Please follow to ensure our ability to use this facility in the future:

    Tickets: Every person entering the theatre to watch part or all of the performance must have a ticket.

    Smoking and alcohol: is prohibited on school grounds.

    Park: in designated parking areas only or your cars may be towed. Follow the driveway to the right if the school to find parking and to enter the theater.

    Students, parents & performers: must pick up all trash inside the facility. We receive the facility in a clean condition, and it must be reasonably clean when we depart each day.

    Eating and drinking: are prohibited everywhere except in the cafeterias or outside.


    • Roses and red paper heart-shaped notes will be available at the shows for $3.00 each. The notes on ribbon can be filled out by the guest, attached to the rose and given to the dancer after the performances.


    GD&PAA: is offering exciting dance and theater camps, pre-school camps and dance classes of all types during the summer. We will add classes at your request, if you have a group of six or more students who want to do something other than what we have scheduled. Private lessons are also available. Please see separate studio flier (available at desk) or go to our website for info.


    It is expected: that every student and their family will adhere to the rules and regulations of GD&PAA and Rockville High school. Please feel free to call the studio at 860.872.1498 or email: info@grossidance.com if you have any questions.

    Thank you! for being a part of GROSSI DANCE & PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY! It has been an honor and a privilege for our staff to be a part of our performers’ lives. Thank you all for your warmth, encouragement and supporting us in our mission to bring to your family the best dance experience possible.


    Hello GD&PAA families,

    Below is a link to the list of Showcase Tights, Shoes, and Hair 2018 as well as a link to our online store where you can order and have your items shipped direct to you.  We hope that it will save you money and time.

    Grossi Dance Academy Manchester CT
    password:  sparkle411

    For those of you that prefer to shop local, Dance Village in Manchester will have what you need as well. We use Capezio Tights in Light Suntan, or Light Ballet Pink. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!



    Below please find the flyer for Showcase 2018 photos by Confetti and Lights.  Please contact them directly about an appointment.