Saturday, December 1
Rococo Theater, downtown Lincoln (140 N. 14th Street)
11:30 a.m. Dancers arrive
Noon Dress rehearsal on stage (we will rehearse in show order)
1 p.m. Rudolph/Rocking Around Xmas Tree (Hip Hop 3-4 year olds) dancers arrive
2:30 p.m. House Opens
3 p.m. Show Begins
DRESS REHEARSAL: Friday, Nov. 30
6-8 p.m. at CK Dance Academy
Only the following dancers need to attend on Friday
Must be Santa (BTJ 4-5)
Frosty the Snowman
Best Time of Year (Emoji Pillow)
Silent Night (BTJ 5-6 and 6-7 year olds)
Hip Hop Grinch (Hip Hop I/II, III/IV)
Light of Christmas (Jazz I/II)
First Snow (Ballet V, VI)
Winter White Hymnal (Amy's lyrical)
I Want to be a Rockette (Sat Jazz IV)
The room parent will chaperone the class throughout the performance. They will keep the class together, make sure everyone is ready to perform and release students to parents. Please let us know if you are interested. Yes, you will be able to watch the show. When it's time for your class to go up on the stage you will walk them to the stage and be greeted by a CK staffer. You can sit in the front row for the performance. We need one or two for each class and we will comp your show ticket.
There will not be a professional photographer, but there will be a time for you to take group and individual photos. A CK staff member will take group shots and we will post them to our Facebook page.
For the safety of the performers and comfort of the audience, videotaping of the show is not allowed nor is flash photography. Mid America will record the show ($30) and you can order those at the performance.
Tickets are currently for sale online at shovation.com. Ticket prices are $15 + $2.25 service fee. All tickets must be ordered online and are reserved seating. There are absolutely no refunds of tickets. Every person coming to the show needs a ticket no matter their age, except performers and lap infants. Tickets will also be sold at the Rococo on Dec. 1 for $20 each.
~Make sure every performer goes to the restroom and eats breakfast/lunch before they are checked in.
~Performers must arrive wearing tights and with hair in a clean bun. All costumes will be at the theater.
~Remember correct color tights and shoes. Please LABEL all pieces of clothing.
~Performers need to be dropped off upstairs in the uppermost balcony and be checked in with designated room parent. Performers will be with their room parent for the entire show. No performer will be allowed to leave before the show's completion.
~When the show is over, send ONE person to pick up your child and check out with the room parent. Room parents will stay with the group until all of the children have been checked out.
~Flash cameras are prohibited in the auditorium as well as digital cameras with light up displays (LCD screens). Please tell any of your guests that cameras are not allowed in the theater. You are encouraged to take pictures after the show.
Makeup and Extras
The bright stage lights can washout faces, so we do ask that performers wear some makeup. Makeup should appear heavy initially, but once on stage under the lights it will not appear as dark. (Parents of small children may use their discretion regarding amount of makeup to be worn. Makeup for small children is not required.) If wearing makeup, please follow guidelines below
Eyes: Line the eyes with brown or black eyeliner (you may use pencil or liquid but please keep it a thin line). Curl lashes and use mascara. A small amount of shadow should be worn (use neutral colors that match your eye color).
Cheeks and lips: A natural shade of pink, red/burgundy should be used to define the lips and accent cheeks. No orange or purple shades. A translucent powder should be worn under and over makeup to set it and keep moisture to a minimum.
Shoes: All ballet shoes should have the elastic sewn on securely and drawstrings tucked in. Hip hop tennis shoes should be double knotted to avoid coming untied on stage.
Tights: Be sure to check the recital grid to determine which color tights you need. There are shades of tan and pink tights and we need all the dancers on stage to match. CK Dance carries the Revolution brand of tights and has the exact colors available for sale. You can purchase from the studio or match a pair you already have.
Jewelry: Should not be worn. The only exception to this rule is if your child has newly pierced ears (in this situation, basic stud earrings should be worn.) No nail polish or toe polish unless it is skin toned colors.
Panties and undershirts should not be worn with costumes. To maintain clean, un-bulky lines, dance tights are designed to replace panties. Wearing underwear with dance attire is like wearing underwear with swimsuits.
Older dancers should make every effort to find appropriate undergarments that will not show under their costumes. Bras should be neutral colored with discrete straps, or consider purchasing a "made for dance" unitard to be worn in place of traditional items
Do not eat or drink (other than water) while wearing costumes. No outside food will be permitted at the theater so please be sure your dancer eats before dressing for the show. If anything gets spoiled there is no time to fix it.
Have fun and break a leg!