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Dance Recital Saturday, May 19 2pm
Dress Rehearsal Wednesday, May 16 4pm
Duffy School West Hartford
Snow Policy – If WHPS are closed or cancel after school activities there is NO dance class that evening.
April 9 – April 13 WHPS Spring Break
Finale Rehearsal at Covenant Congregational Church 1 Westminster Drive
April 27, May 4 & May 11 from 4:00pm – 4:40pm
March Newsletter –
Finale Practice! The tradition of the finale started when our program began 10 years ago. The finale, the last dance of the show, invites ALL dancers’ from every class back on stage on last time to share a special dance. Every dancer is invited to join us, but must attend the following rehearsals. Please keep in mind, this is optional and does not at all affect the class dances each dancer does. You do need to commit to the attendance of the practices –
4:00 – 4:40.
Rehearsals will be held at the Covenant Congregational Church at 1 Westminster Drive, West Hartford. Like classes these are drop off rehearsals. This year all dancers participating in the finale will be asked to buy a special TEN YEAR celebration t-shirt. Finale, while free to participate will cost $20 this year (for the shirt). Sign up ends April 7. We cannot accept any late joiners, as we will not be able to add to the shirt order. Anyone who cannot join, but would like to buy the t-shirt to celebrate with us, we would love that. Just indicate that your form. J
Tights and Costumes! Costumes are ordered and slowly starting to arrive to the studio. We will pass them out in April. Sadly costumes this year on average cost about $10-$15 more then they have in years past. We work to pick the least expensive costumes it is just a large increase we did not anticipate. We have done a lot of thinking about this, as we strive to never pass additional expenses on to families but at this time we just cannot purchase tights for each dancer like we have in years past. We apologies. Tights will be the exact same as last year, and here are some options we want to propose to assist everyone in getting tights as inexpensively as they can. We will have a collection bin for used tights. You can either exchange tights size for size from the bin, or donate tights (and receive a $5 credit towards new tights) or buy used tights for $5 from the bin. We will also have new tights for sale that will be $10. If you have last year’s tights and they fit – you are all set! J All dancers’ delight, hip-hop and ballet classes need full toe suntan tights, lyrical and Tuesday 7:00 dancer’s delight need convertible suntan. The donation bin will be set up in March to give everyone time to find them from last year, try them on and still have time before May to get what is needed. Thank you SO much to everyone for understanding.
Imagine Studio Recital Newsletter – April Edition!
There is a Wednesday Make Up class Friday April 6, class times are the normal weekly times. Please make every effort to attend.
There are NO classes for all the week of April 9 – 12 for April Vacation
Wednesday Classes will have an extended schedule May 2 –
Times as follow:
Emily’s 4:45 Class will meet 4:45 – 5:45
4:45 – 5:30 will meet 4:45 – 5:45
5:30 – 6:15 will meet 5:15 – 6:15
6:15 – 7:00 will meet 6:15 – 7:15
7:00 – 7:45 will meet 6:45 – 7:45
Duffy Elementary School – 95 Westminster Dr. WH
Rehearsal: Full Costume Dress Rehearsal May 16 doors open at 4:00, dancing will begin promptly at 4:30. While we can never determine a finish time our goal is the end no later then 7:30. Finale dancers need to attend the entire evening. Please bring snacks, activities and homework. The dress rehearsal is fun because the dancers can sit in the audience and enjoy the show. They cannot watch on Saturday. The show Saturday will NOT be as long at the finale.
Recital: Saturday May 19 starting time; 2:00PM*
*The show is approximately 2 and ½ hours however there is no real way to determine this, please plan your afternoon accordingly.
Dancers arrive at 1:30
Covenant Congregational Church – 1 Westminster Dr. WH
April 27, May 4 and May 11 from 4:00 –4:40PM
A separate email was sent to those participating. For any additional details.
Order forms are being emailed after April vacation. Families have until May 1st for round 1 of ticket sales.. After May 1st any additional tickets will be come available. To make sure this is done the fairest way possible we will decide how the additional tickets will be distributed and sold once we know the amount we have. Individual Dancers (defined as only one member of a family is enrolled in the full year program) will have the opportunity to purchase 5 tickets to begin with and siblings / families will have the opportunity to buy 6.
A few quick ticket reminders –
- Lap Sitters do not need tickets, but need to be under the age of 3 and a TRUE lap sitter.
- The day of the show, doors will open at 1:45. Seats will not be saved or assigned enter at first come. Duffy does have a balcony with GREAT seats!
- Dancers will not be allowed into the auditorium the day of the show and therefore do not need a ticket.
- Backstage moms will need a ticket
Will be distributed the week of April 23 in each class. Parents please plan on coming back for pick up about ten minutes prior to the end of class so you can assist your dancer.
Don’t forget to pick up your tights / bring in your consignment tights to resell!
All of our girl dancers will need a ponytail for BOTH the dress rehearsal and the show. Instructors will talk to you about hairpieces. Girls also need light make up. Boys, please style hair out of the face and eyes. Make up is not necessary!
Five & Ten Year Awards:
Please help us update the sheet in the main lobby for five and ten year award dancers.
DVD Order Form:
A DVD of the show (bluray too) will be taken. Order forms will be passed out with costumes. Parents are welcome to take video during the dress rehearsal, but we ask that cell phones are not used during the show.
The dances are starting to come together and the dancers are getting so excited! Thank you for helping us navigate through a tricky few months. Between kids not coming to class because of so many illnesses this winter and the snow it has been tough at times. We appreciate your kind words and support and look forward to the best part of our year. Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns and another email newsletter (or two) will be sent before the show with more information and details.
Miss Karla, Miss Amanda, Miss Emily
Finale Participation Sign Up
Dancer’s Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________
Child Small Child Medium Child Large
Adult Small Adult Medium Adult Large
Kindly Return to your teacher by 4/7 with $20.00 (cash or check only)
- Costume Order Form (Click link)