Recital 2017

THE DANCERS AMONG US

May 31 and June 1, 2017 at 6:30pm

Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201

Tickets on Sale April 15th, 2017 @10am through Mesa Arts Center

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Important Dates:

May 1-10 Costume Pick Up

May Combined Class Rehearsals

May 12 and May 13 Photo Day at DANCE 101

May 22-May 27 Parent Viewing Week

May 27 Last day of classes

May 30 Dress Rehearsal at Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center 3:00pm

May 31 and June 1 Showtime!! at Ikeda Theater, Mesa Arts Center 6:30pm

Costumes

Costumes are arriving and it is soon going to be time to take them home.  Your costume can go home after May 1 (if available) and when your account is paid in full. All costumes are expected to arrive by the week of May 8. Recital photos will be taken on May 12 or 13 so you will need to have your costume and tuition paid for and picked up by then.

  • Put your dancer’s name in all shoes, costumes and tights.
  • Do not eat or drink in costume.
  • Remove costumes from bag and hang up before and after wearing.
  • Tutus should be hung upside down to keep fluffy.
  • Never put your costume in the washer or dryer.
  • You may hang the costume in the bathroom during a shower to allow steam to release wrinkles.
  • No jewelry should be worn, but small stud earrings are ok.
  • Tights should be clean with no holes or runs.
  • Underwear should not be worn under costumes that have tights to prevent panty lines. Tights are considered your underwear.

Combined Class Rehearsals start in May

The following classes will be combined for the performance and will be asked during the month of May to attend both classes as much as possible.

  • Star Burst Wednesday 4:15pm and Friday 10:45am
  • Rock Stars B/T/J Tuesday 5:15pm and Friday 2:45pm
  • Rock Stars B/T/J Thursday 6:45pm and Saturday 11:30am
  • Rock Stars Urban Wednesday 4:15pm and Saturday 11:30am
  • Nova B/T/J Wednesday 5:15pm and Super Nova Wednesday 6:30pm (The combined practice will be in between the classes. Students in Nova Wed and Super Nova Wed will be asked to attend together from 6:15-6:45pm)

Photo Days

Photo days are Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13 at DANCE 101. Photos will be taken by Rena Photography. All orders will be placed online at www.renaphotography.com or shop.renaphoto.com. Photos need to be pre-ordered! Photos will be taken in Suite 111 (next to Dollar Tree). Staging/waiting area will be in Suite 101 (next to Orange Theory). When you arrive 15 minutes prior to designated photo time go directly to Suite 101 so we can gather the entire class in one area before proceeding to the photo. Click here for a PDF of the Photo Order Form.

  • All dancers are asked to attend so that the dancers who want group photographs may have their entire class in the photo.
  • Please arrive at the studio 15 minutes prior to your designated photo time with make-up and hair done.
  • Make up should be light. Sparkles and lip gloss for girls is okay.
  • Please wear your costume to the studio because of limited dressing areas.
  • If you have a second class, please bring your costume to change.
  • Dancers should wear the correct shoes for their recital number.
  • Combo classes that perform both a ballet and jazz dance in the recital will wear ballet shoes and ballet attire for the photo.
  • Combo classes that perform both a jazz and tap dance in the recital will wear jazz shoes and jazz attire for the photo.
  • Combo classes that perform both a ballet and tap dance in the recital will wear ballet shoes and ballet attire for the photo.
  • Pre-order photos online to save time at photo day  at http://shop.renaphoto.com.
  • Sibling/Buddy photo options are available.
  • Only dancers will be allowed in the photography area.
  • Photos will be delivered at Dress Rehearsal on May 30, 2017.
  • DOUBLE CHECK YOUR CLASS BY DAY/TIME
Photo day schedule Friday, May 12
5:15 ABC Bright Stars Wed 3:15pm
5:30 76 Trombones Bright Stars Wed 10am
5:45 Bond Nova Mon 5:15pm
6:00 Hot Chocolate Comets Tap/Jazz Mon 6:30pm
6:15 River Nova/Super Nova Wed 5:15/6:30pm
6:30 Champion of the World Nova Urban Mon 7pm
6:45 Little Martha Comets Ballet/Contemporary Tues
7:00 Sparkling Diamonds Rock Stars Tues 5:15pm
7:15 Sparkling Diamonds Rock Star Fri 2:45pm
7:30 There Once Was a Scientist Boyz Urban Wed 5:15pm
7:45 90s House Party Comets Urban Mon 5:00pm
8:00 Boogie Woogie Bugle Adult Adv Tap Wed 8pm

 

Photo day schedule Saturday, May 13
2:00 King of New York Super Stars Acro Mon 4:30pm
2:15 Going to the Chapel Star Burst Wed 4:15 and Fri 10:45
2:30 Bad Case of Lovin’ Pom and Cheer Fri 4pm
2:45 Splish Splash Star Burst Acro Mon 3:45pm
3:00 The Game Star Burst Urban Mon 4:15pm
3:15 The Wizards of Dance Rock Stars Urban Wed 4:15
3:30 The Wizards of Dance Rock Stars Urban Sat 11:30
3:45 76 Trombones Bright Thurs 10am
4:00 ABC Bright Sat 10:30am
4:15 Thank Heaven Star Burst Thurs 3:45pm
4:30 Thank Heaven Star Burst Thurs 6pm
4:45 A Fifth of Beethoven Super Stars Thurs 4:45pm
5:00 Be Our Guest Bright Stars Thurs 4pm
5:15 Keep it Undercover Rock Stars Thurs 6:45 and Sat 11:30
5:30 KIB Super Stars Urban Mon 6pm
5:45 Mr. Postman Star Burst Sat 9:45
6:00 Be Our Guest Bright Stars Thurs 5:45pm
6:15 Lonely Goat Herder Super Stars Sat 9:15am
6:30 Manic Monday Super Stars Tues 4pm
6:45 A Friend Like Me Jazz/Cont 101 Tues 6pm
6:55 Zombies Boys Tap Wed 6:15pm
7:05 Intergalatic Intervention Super Nova Urban Thurs 7pm
7:15 Waltz of the Hours Ballet 101 Tues 4:30pm
7:25 The Seven Soldiers Urban 101 Wed 7pm
7:35 Wild Side Adult Adv Beg Tap Mon 8 pm
7:45 Stray Cat Strut Tap 101 Tues 7pm
8:00 September Adult Int Tap Tues 8pm

Parent Viewing Week

During the last week of classes May 22-May 27, 2017 you are invited to watch your child(ren)’s dance class(es). Please spend the entire class in the dance room to watch the growth of your child(ren)’s dance education. Bring your cameras and invite your family and friends. We are excited to show you what we have learned this year.

Dress Rehearsal Tues, May 30 at Mesa Arts Center Ikeda Theater 3:00pm 

    • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled rehearsal time.
    • Wear your costume to the rehearsal. Please cover up with something to keep the costume and tights clean. Put shoes on at the theater.
    • You will sit in the auditorium to wait for your turn.
    • Combination classes will rehearse in the following order tap, ballet, jazz, contemporary. Bring other shoes on stage with them.
    • Parents should stay with their child until the group goes on-stage. We will not have supervisors until the performance.
    • Photos/Video recordings may be taken at this time. No tripods will be allowed.
    • Dressing rooms are backstage for those that need to change costumes.
    • No stage make-up is required.
    • Parents may watch in the auditorium. You can invite guests to come watch the dress rehearsal. Once you are done dancing you may leave.
Dress Rehearsal Schedule May 30th
3:00 ABC Bright Stars Wed 3:15pm
3:10 The Game Star Burst Urban Mon 4:15p
3:20 Thank Heaven Star Burst Thurs 3:45pm
3:30 Be Our Guest Bright Stars Thurs 4pm
3:40 76 Trombones Bright Stars Wed 10am
3:50 Going to the Chapel Star Burst Wed 4:15/Fri 10:45
4:00 ABC Bright Stars Sat 10:30am
4:10 Be Our Guest Bright Stars Thurs 5:45pm
4:20 Please Mr. Postman Star Burst Sat 9:45am
4:30 Keep it Undercover Rock Thurs 6:45 Sat 11:30a
4:40 Lonely Goat/Ain’t No Mount Super Stars Sat 9:15am
5:00 76 Trombones Bright Stars Thurs 10am
5:10 The Wizards of Dance Rock Stars Urban Wed/Sat
5:20 Roll Over/A 5th of Beethoven Super Stars Thurs 4:45pm
5:40 Thank Heaven Star Burst Thurs 6pm
5:50 Bad Case of Lovin’ You Rock Stars Pom Fri 4pm
6:00 Splish Splash Star Burst Acro Mon 3:45pm
6:10 King of New York Super Stars Acro Mon 4:30p
6:20 Sparkling Diamonds Rock Stars Tues/Fri
6:30 9 to 5/Manic Monday Super Stars Tues 4pm
6:50 Champion of the World Nova Urban Mon 7pm
7:00 Little Martha/Dream Comets Ballet/Contemporar
7:20 There Once Was a Scientist Boyz Urban Wed 5:15pm
7:30 K.I.B. (Kids in Black) Super Stars Urban Mon 6pm
7:40 Bad/Bond Nova B/T/J Mon 5:15pm
8:00 Zombies Boyz Tap Wed 6:15pm
8:10 River/Proud Mary Nova/Super Nova Wed 5:15p
8:30 Magic/Hot Chocolate Comets Jazz/Tap Mon 6:30p
8:50 Intergalactic Intervention Super Nova Urban Thurs 7p
9:00 Coppelia: Waltz of the Hours Ballet 101 Tues 4:30pm
9:10 90’s House Party Comets Urban Monday 5pm
9:20 September Adult Int Tap Tues 8pm
9:30 A Friend Like Me Jazz/Contemporary 101 Tues
9:40 Wild Side Adult Adv Beg Tap Mon 8pm
9:50 The Seven Soldiers Urban 101 Wed 7pm
10:00 Stray Cat Strut Tap 101 Tues 7pm
10:10 Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Adult Advanced Tap Wed 8p

Performance

Showtime 6:30pm

  • Dancers Ages 9 and up should arrive for the show at 5:30 pm.
  • Dancers Ages 6-8 should arrive for the show at 5:45pm.
  • Dancers ages 3-5 should arrive for the show at 6:00pm.
  • The doors to the theater will open at 5:30pm.
  • Check in will be in the lobby of the theater

Recital Details

  • Dancers should arrive with make-up on and hair fixed. Hair may be styled in a manner that keeps it off the dancer’s face. Buns, ponytails, and braids are preferred.
  • Stage lights can make a dancer’s face look pale. Make up should be dark enough for the dancer’s facial features to stand out. Examples of types to use are blush, lipstick, eyeliner and eye shadow. Colors should be complimentary to skin tone and costumes. Sparkles are always welcome!
  • Please wear your first costume to the performance but carry shoes. Cover up as needed to keep your costume clean.
  • Do not send anything with your child unless they have multiple dances.
  • If your child has multiple dances please label everything they will have with them backstage.
  • Plan time for parking and/or drop off of students and adults.
  • Say goodbye to your students at check-in. Only performers will be allowed backstage due to security. Adult staff will monitor dressing rooms.
  • No students will be released until after the final bow.
  • Students will be released to a parent at the designated checkout area.  Please send only one parent to pick up your student(s). You will need to check them out with the class monitor. Please be patient as we want to ensure your child(ren)’s safety.
  • Absolutely NO picture taking or video recording during the performance.
  • Videos may be ordered from Video Concepts. Click here for an order form. or order online at http://www.videoconceptsaz.com
  • The shows will last approximately 1.5 hours.
  • It is customary to present your dancer with flowers after a show. Flowers will be available for purchase in the lobby before both recitals.

Wed, May 31 @ 6:30pm

The Dancers Among Us Show Order

  1. Magic (Comets Jazz/Tap Mon 6:30pm – Emily Finch)
  2. Champion of the World (Nova Urban Mon 7:00pm – Brianna DelRosal)
  3. Sparkling Diamonds (Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues 5:15pm – Emily Finch, Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Fri 2:45pm – Tessa Bowyer)
  4. Zombies (Boyz Tap Wed 6:15pm- Christine Booth)
  5. The Seven Soldiers (Urban 101 Wed 7pm – Kayla Tomooka)
  6. ABC (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Wed 3:15pm – Tessa Bowyer)
  7. A Fifth of Beethoven (Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Thurs 4:45pm – Emily Finch)
  8. Hot Chocolate (Comets Jazz/Tap Mon 6:30pm- Emily Finch)
  9. Stray Cat Strut (Tap 101 Tues 7pm – Christine Booth)
  10. Bond (Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Mon 5:15pm – Emily)
  11. Going to the Chapel (Star Burst Ballet/Tap Wed 4:15pm – Tessa Bowyer, Star Burst Ballet/Tap Fri 10:45am – Emily Finch)
  12. The Wizards of Dance (Rock Stars Urban Wed 4:15pm and Sat 11:30am – Kayla)
  13. 76 Trombones (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Wed 10:00am – Emily Finch)
  14. Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Star Burst Ballet/Tap Thurs 3:45pm – Emily Finch)
  15. 90’s House Party (Comets Urban Mon 5pm – Kayla Tomooka)
  16. Be Our Guest (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Thurs 4:00pm – Ashley Zarr)
  17. Coppelia: Waltz of the Hours (Ballet 101 Tues 4:30pm – Ashley Zarr)
  18. Bad (Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Mon 5:15pm – Emily Finch)
  19. Roll Over Beethoven (Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Thurs 4:45pm – Emily Finch)
  20. Bad Case of Loving You (Rock Stars Pom Fri 4pm – Christine Booth)
  21. Little Martha (Comets Ballet/Contemporary Tues 6:30pm- Emily Finch)
  22. Wild Side (Adult Tap Advanced Beginner Mon 8pm – Christine Booth)
  23. There Once Was a Scientist… (Boyz Urban Wed 5:15pm- Kayla Tomooka)
  24. A Friend Like Me (Contemporary/Jazz 101 Tues 6pm- Ashley Zarr)
  25. Splish Splash (Star Burst Acro Mon 3:45pm- Tessa Bowyer)
  26. King of New York (Super Stars Acro Mon 4:30pm- Lindsey Corum)
  27. Dream (Comets Ballet/Contemporary Tues 6:30pm – Emily Finch)
  28. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Adult Tap Advanced Wed 8pm – Emily Finch)

 

Thursday, June 1 @ 6:30pm

The Dancers Among Us Show Order

  1. Magic (Comets Jazz/Tap Mon 6:30pm – Emily Finch)
  2. K.I.B. (Kids in Black) (Super Stars Urban Mon 6:00pm – Brianna DelRosal)
  3. Lonely Goat Herder (Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Sat 9:15am – Tessa Bowyer)
  4. Keep It Undercover (Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Thurs 6:45pm and Sat 11:30am – Ashley Zarr)
  5. Zombies (Boyz Tap Wed 6:15pm- Christine Booth)
  6. The Seven Soldiers (Urban 101 Wed 7pm- Kayla Tomooka)
  7. ABC (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Sat 10:30am – Tessa Bowyer)
  8. Hot Chocolate (Comets Jazz/Tap Mon 6:30pm- Emily Finch)
  9. River Flows in You (Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Wed 5:15pm & Super Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Wed 6:30pm – Lindsey Corum)
  10. Stray Cat Strut (Tap 101 Tues 7pm – Christine Booth)
  11. Manic Monday (Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues 4:00pm – Emily Finch)
  12. Thank Heaven For Little Girls (Star Burst Ballet/Tap Thurs 6:00pm – Emily Finch)
  13. The Game (Star Burst Urban Mon 4:15pm – Kayla Tomooka)
  14. Be Our Guest (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Thurs 5:45pm – Ashley Zarr)
  15. 90’s House Party (Comets Urban Mon 5:00pm – Kayla Tomooka)
  16. Proud Mary (Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Wed 5:15pm &Super Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Wed 6:30pm – Lindsey Corum)
  17. Please Mr. Postman (Star Burst Ballet/Tap Sat 9:45am – Ashley Zarr)
  18. 76 Trombones (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Thurs 10:00am – Emily Finch)
  19. Coppelia: Waltz of the Hours (Ballet 101 Tues 4:30pm – Ashley Zarr)
  20. 9 to 5 (Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues 4:00pm – Emily Finch)
  21. Bad Case of Lovin’ You (Rock Stars Pom Fri 4:00pm – Christine Booth)
  22. Little Martha (Comets Ballet/Contemporary Tues 6:30pm – Emily Finch)
  23. September (Adult Tap Intermediate Tues 8:00pm – Emily Finch)
  24. There Once Was a Scientist… (Boyz Urban Wed 5:15pm- Kayla Tomooka)
  25. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Sat 9:15am – Tessa Bowyer)
  26. A Friend Like Me (Contemporary/Jazz 101 Tues 6:00pm – Ashley Zarr)
  27. Intergalactic Intervention (Super Nova Urban Thurs 7:00pm – Kayla Tomooka)
  28. King of New York (Super Stars Acro Mon 4:30pm- Lindsey Corum)
  29. Dream (Comets Ballet/Contemporary Tues 6:30pm – Emily Finch)
  30. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Adult Tap Advanced Wed 8:00pm- Emily Finch)