Year-End Production 2021

 

Your one-stop shop for Recital 2021 - SEASONS information is here. Download the recital handbook or scroll down for details. We will update this page frequently with more information as we produce it! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEASONS - RECITAL HANDBOOK

 

DRESS REHEARSAL 

Saturday, June 5

11am - 3:30pm

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center - Okaloosa Island

1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

 

RECITAL

Saturday, June 5

4:30pm 

Destin-Fort Walton Beach - Okaloosa Island

 

Our Recital Handbook is your one-stop information source for our year-end production. RISE recitals are known for delivering a full storytelling experience with professional sound, costumes and props. Our performance provides your dancer(s) an opportunity to experience the joy of performing on stage in front of their friends and family as well as show the results of a year’s hard work, dedication and progress 

 

Should you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact the office via e-mail at info@risedancedestin.com

 

>> PREPARING FOR RECITAL / CLASS ATTENDANCE

 

The entire Rise Dance Center team is gearing up for the end-of-year recital. Respect of recital preparations and attendance during the weeks leading up to the recital are imperative. We consider each dance class as a ‘team’ and and each team member is an integral part of the performance. 

 

Before your dancer misses a class, please consider this: 

 

  • Your child may not feel confident or prepared for the recital performance due to missing choreography or practicing their dance with their class.

  • Dance formations and choreography are incomplete without your dancer therefore impacting the entire class recital practice.  

We understand extenuating circumstances may occur. Should your dancer miss repeated classes prior to recital, we will contact you to discuss options to get your dancer up to speed including private classes at your expense. Please notify the office via e-mail at info@risedancedestin.com if your dancer will be missing class. 

 

>> PREPARING FOR RECITAL / COSTUMES, HAIR & MAKE-UP

 

  • Costumes will be sent home the week of May 10. Please be sure to store them carefully. Damaged or lost costumes may not be available for replacement - and you will incur another costume fee.

  • If your costume requires tights, we will include them in your costume bag. Costume requirements are detailed on the Costume Details sheet.

  • Please do not iron your costume. Most costumes arrive very wrinkled; simply hang them up a few days before the performance or hang them in a steamy bathroom.

  • Label all costume parts (tights, shoes, costumes, and headpieces) with your child's name. Since there will be a number of children in the dressing area with the same costume, costumes can easily get mixed-up or lost.

  • Keep accessories together. We suggest placing the accessories (headpiece, gloves, etc.) in a plastic zip-loc bag, poke a small hole through it, and hang it on the same hanger as the costume. Make sure you have all of your costume parts.

  • Shoe and hair requirements are noted on the Costume Details sheet. All hair must be pulled away from the face including bangs.

  • Standard ballet buns are at the crown of the head. A sock bun or donut bun is acceptable and we recommend a bun hairnet. Again, all hair must be pulled away from the face.

  • If your costume has a headpiece, it should be placed on the right side of the head or bun (right side of your dancer’s body).

  • Make-up is used to complete the look of the costume and present the dancers’ faces well for lighting and videotaping. Standard make-up is neutral palette eye shadow, black mascara, pink or rose blush and plum lipstick (creamy matte). Younger children are not required to wear make-up but a little blush and lipstick does help their features stand out under the harsh lights.

  • Please make sure your child’s nails are not painted (and toe nails if dancing barefoot). No earrings, necklaces, bracelets or other accessories should be worn.

  • We suggest nude underwear or no underwear for leotard costumes so underwear does not show.

  • IMPORTANT - Please tie a knot in the strings on your child’s ballet slippers and cut the extra string. This will prevent them playing with them during the performance.

 

>> PREPARING FOR RECITAL / WHAT TO PACK

 

  • Costumes (LABEL THEM)

  • Costume hairpieces & accessories

  • Tights

  • Dance shoes

  • Make-up

  • Hair spray, brush, bobby bins, hair ties

  • Water bottle

  • Snacks (nothing messy please)

  • Cash for the concessions stand (optional)

 

DRESS REHEARSAL 

 

Saturday, June 5

11am - 3:30pm

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center - Okaloosa Island

 

 

>> DRESS REHEARSAL / WHAT IS IT

 

Dress rehearsal gives dancers an opportunity to practice on stage in full costume, make-up and hair prior to the actual shows.  They will know exactly what to expect on the night of the performance including lighting, spacing/positioning, entering and exiting the stage. It is very important that everyone attend this rehearsal.

 

>> DRESS REHEARSAL / ARRIVAL 

  • Dress rehearsal will take place at the event venue - Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center on Okaloosa Island.

 

  • Please arrive at your designated time (available in the recital schedule) with your dancer in their first costume with full make-up and hair!

 

  • Our rehearsal and show schedule will be available mid-May. The show schedule will have two ACTS. If your dancer is in more than one dance AND not in a Pre K class, they may be needed during the full rehearsal time.

 

>> DRESS REHEARSAL / WHERE TO GO  

  • Enter through the main entrance of the convention center, and you will find signs directing you to the dressing area. Our dressing rooms will be in large open space ballrooms. There will be staff available to help direct you and answer any questions you might have.

 

  • One parent or guardian ONLY is allowed to accompany their dancer to the rehearsal and to the dressing room area. Only dancers, and one parent or guardian per dancer, will be permitted at any time.

 

  • There will be a separate space for our male dancers.

 

>> DRESS REHEARSAL / WHAT TO DO 

  • If your dancer in is in more than one dance, you may leave your dancer in the dressing room and our staff will assist them with changes and/or you may stay to help them.

 

  • If your dancer has one dance, you may leave them in the dressing room (with their full costume, make-up and hair done) and proceed to the theatre to watch them perform and take pictures or video as long as you are not a distraction to your dancer or the rehearsal process.

 

  • Once your child has finished rehearsal for ALL of their routines, you may pick them up from the dressing room or stay with them there until the theatre doors open.

 

  • Parents will not be allowed to remain in the theatre after rehearsal or save seats while rehearsal takes place. THIS IS NON NEGOTIABLE.

 

  • Anyone in the theatre at the end of rehearsal will be asked to leave until doors open at 4pm.

 

 

RECITAL 

 

Saturday, June 5 

4:30pm

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center - Okaloosa Island

 

 

>> RECITAL / WHAT TO EXPECT FOR YOUR DANCER 

 

  • Please make sure dancer is in the dressing room and ready for their first dance by 3:45pm.

 

  • Prior to their performance, your child will be with their class, lined up backstage, within three dances prior to their performance(s). Immediately after your child’s dance, they will be escorted back to the dressing room area so they may change for their next performance.

 

  • Any dancers with quick changes (within three dances) will be changed in our quick change area backstage. This area is closed and manned by a female staff member.

 

  • Dancers ONLY performing in ACT I may be permitted to leave at Intermission and must be signed out by their guardian. HOWEVER, we would love for you to stay for the recital performance, so you can experience the entire show and see all of the amazing talent at your studio!

 

  • If your dancer is in ACT II only, they are permitted to sit and watch the show with you until Intermission. If they choose to stay in the dressing room for the entire show with our team, we suggest packing an activity bag for them – games, books, iPad, etc. Please label anything you bring.

 

  • Dancers performing in ACT I AND ACT II should stay with our recital staff during the entire recital - either in the dressing room or in a seating area we will have designated for dancers.

 

  • To ensure the safety of all dancers, each dancer must be signed out by the assigned guardian with a recital staff person/dressing room team member.

 

  • Please note, our volunteers will have your name and cell phone number should they need to contact you for any reason.

>> RECTAL / FEES, TICKETS & THEATRE POLICIES 

  • Our Recital Fee ($80) - which offsets the production costs associated with professional staging, lighting and sound - will be charged to your account on May 7 and includes 4 tickets and a recital t-shirt for your dancer.

 

  • Tickets will be distributed the week of May 24. Additional tickets may be purchased for $15 /adults and $10 /kids ages five and over. Seating is limited in this venue so tickets may sell out.

 

  • Theatre doors open at 4pm and seating is general admission.

 

  • Refreshments will be available at the theatre - non-alcoholic beverages as well as wine and beer, small snacks and candy.

 

  • Photographing and videotaping the performance is strictly prohibited to protect the integrity of the performance as well as limit distractions to audience members and dancers (especially small children).

 

  • Please wait UNTIL THE END of each dance to enter or exit the theatre. Please do not get up from your seat during a performance.

 

  • Please silence your cell phone before entering the performance ballroom. Show courtesy to other audience members and limit cell phone use during the performances. If it is an emergency and you do need to call or text, please leave the ballroom or turn your screen to low brightness.

 

  • Please keep talking to a minimum during performances as a courtesy to other audience members.

>> RECITAL / VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

Volunteers are needed for the following:

 

  • Dancer Check-In

  • Dressing Room

  • Ticket Scanners

 

If you interested in volunteering, please notify our staff or email us at info@risedancedestin.com.

>> RECITAL / DVDS, T-SHIRTS, FLOWERS

 

Information regarding Recital DVDs, t-shirts and flowers will be distributed shortly via email and in the studio.

FLOWERS - Flowers may be pre-ordered to ensure they will be ready for you on the night of your child’s performance.  All you have to do is pick them up in the lobby of the Convention Center. Orders must be made online and will be available soon!

 

DVDS / BLURAY - Our Recital Performance will be available on DVD or BLURAY. Orders are made online with our videographer vendor and distributed after the recital.  

 

APPAREL - Commemorative Recital 2021 apparel and RISE branded merchandise will be available for purchase at the recital venue. 

 

Thank you so much for supporting your child’s love of dance and being a part of our year-end production. 

 

We look forward to seeing you all at the show!

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