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MAY 13, 2017 SHOWCASE DETAILS  
WEEK OF SHOWCASE / DRESS REHEARSAL

Week of the Showcase: 
Recreational Classes do not meet the week of May 8-13.
Monday May 8 Graded Technique Levels III-VII will meet as scheduled
Tuesday May 9 Level II/III Class as scheduled
Tuesday May 9 Level IV-VII 4:15 class/blocking rehearsal at studio

MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal: (students MUST attend rehearsal in order to participate in the show)
The 1:00 show will rehearse on Thursday May 11 4:15-9:00? (may leave when dance finished- we often finish EARLY)
  • Level II+ warm-up in DCAW black box at 4:15
  • See call time in newsletter. 
The 4:30 show will rehearse on Friday May 12 4:15-9:00? (may leave when dance finished - we often finish EARLY)
  • Level II+ warm-up in DCAW black box at 4:15
  • See call times in newsletter.

MISC. INFO
  • A professional photographer will be set up at the rehearsal. Optional individual photos will be taken. Picture packages will be available for purchase; this service is offered but not required. A portion of the package sales is donated to the scholarship fund. 
  • It is a privilege that we allow parents/guardians only to remain in the auditorium during rehearsals. We ask that it remain quiet and that you respect the rules of GRCHS (no FOOD or DRINK.)
  • If you are able, please leave other siblings at home during rehearsal. 
  • Anyone other than parents attending rehearsal MUST receive prior permission from the Directors. Please Do not invite extended family/friends to attend.
Showcase Lists are posted in the studio in October. Students are divided into 2 shows with upper level Graded Technique students Level II+ participating in both shows. All students are expected to participate in the Showcase unless you let your teacher know otherwise. Class attendance is imperative. If a student has excessive absences, it is up to the teacher’s discretion as to whether or not the student will participate in the showcase. Mini Session students will not participate in showcase. 30 minute classes participation in Showcase determined in October and will be posted at that time.

The end of the year showcase is held at Grand Rapids Christian High School DeVos Center for Performing Arts (DCAW)
There will be 2 performance times: 1:00 and 4:30. Our goal is to have each show run approximately 120 minutes.

TICKETS go on sale April 24 and may be purchased through DeVos Center for Performing Arts at the box office or online at www.dcaw.org. All tickets $11

Each show is videotaped by Freshlook Video and DVD's will be available for purchase for $20. There is no videotaping or flash photography allowed during performance. Flower bouquets from Luidema's are available for $8 if ordered by April 24/ $10 at the door. All proceeds go toward our scholarship fund. FLOWERS and DVD's >> HERE

Recreational Students will dance in one show. Pre-Professional Graded Technique students Level II and above dance in 2 shows. 30 minute "co-enrollment" classes are scheduled to participate in the showcase only if time allows. This will be determined in October. There is no costume fee due to the studio for 30 minute classes. 

We do our best to keep siblings dancing in the same shows to make performances convenient for families. There may be times when this is not possible and we apologize for the inconvenience. We schedule the shows in October. Please watch for details and let us know if there are conflicts. We will do our best to work with you

Costume Week April 24-29. Please join us for the last 15 minutes of class to receive special instructions. To keep costume charges at a minimum, we do not offer alterations.

PLEASE NOTE: We do our best to accommodate families who have a school function on the night of the rehearsal. The Directors MUST BE NOTIFIED IN WRITNG AT LEAST 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE! 


PERFORMANCE DAY MAY 13, 2017

Day of Performance Call Time:
All Recreational Students Preschool-Level C and Teen as well as Ballet Level I Students 
  • Students arrive costume/make-up ready 30 min prior to show time. (12:30 or 4:00)
  • Enter through back door and check in by last name. Only parent volunteers allowed backstage 

​Level II+ students warm up 
  • 11:30PM on stage for the 1 PM performance
  • 3:30PM backstage for the 4:30 PM performance

Pick up: 
  • All Recreational Students Preschool-Level C and Ballet Level I Students must be picked up by the same parent in the North hall to the right of stage.
  • All Teen and Level II+ will be released to find parent

PLEASE NOTE: Students are not permitted to leave the performances early. This is disheartening for the other little dancers and presents us with distractions and security issues.

HIS Showcase is our way of giving every student an opportunity to dance the message of Christ to the community, please be courteous and remain in the auditorium. 

CLASSES IN 1:00 SHOW VIEW >>  HERE

CLASSES IN 4:30 SHOW VIEW >>  HERE

PLAN NOW. WE NEED PARENT VOLUNTEERS TO HELP THE SHOWCASE RUN SMOOTHLY. BACKSTAGE VIEWING...BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE!
Order FLOWERS and DVD >> HERE 
Volunteer Sign Up  >> HERE