Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Act 2

Hope everyone had a great fall break!

To clarify the rehearsal schedule:  Where it says "Act 2" that includes:

Spanish, Arabian, Russian, Buffoons + Mother Ginger, Chinese, Mirliton and Waltz of the Flowers.

The rehearsal schedule is posted here.

Hope that makes things more clear.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Parent Meeting Notes

Thanks so much to all parents who attended Saturday's meeting.  For those who weren't there, or if you need to review/mark your calendar, here is what was discussed:

Dates: There are a couple of dates that you should put on your calendar now. Dancers may not miss these days:

  • Pictures (November 7): We will be using a photographer for group/individual photos. The cost will be about $17 for 2 5x7’s (or it may be 1 5x7 and 1 4x6, exact prices coming soon) Other package options will be available as well! It is mandatory for your dancer to show up...but optional to buy pictures. Picture times will be announced here shortly, but they will be in the afternoon, between about 4:00 - 6:30.
  •  TBA Rehearsals: November 14th -  22nd  On the schedule these dates still say TBA - We will be having rehearsals during this time, but they aren't set yet until we see which numbers need the most work.   So clear your schedules, please!

  • December 1 - 6 is NUTCRACKER WEEK!  We have Tech rehearsal Monday, Dress rehearsal Wednesday, performances Thursday and Friday nights, and a matinee performance on Saturday.  YOUR DANCER MAY NOT MISS ANY DAY DURING THIS WEEK FOR ANY REASON.

We do expect assistance from the parents in some way. This is a huge undertaking and we cannot do it without your help.  Signups were passed around for some assignments, expect to see them here soon to finish filling in slots.

Fees: Your $25 costume rental fee is due today!

Ad Donation Fee: This $25 fee is due by picture day (November 7). You may get a company to place an ad or you may pay the fee yourself and be listed as a 'Friend of South Pointe Ballet'.  Ad sizes are half page in the program (which means 1/4 sheet of paper, oriented horizontally).  Please turn in the bottom of the ad sheet along with a check made out to South Pointe Ballet.   The actual ad graphics may be emailed to Erin Summers (address on the ad sheet), or hard copy/business cards may be turned in with the ad sheet (need another copy of  the ad sheet?  Click here).

If all fees are not paid by November 14. We will have to have a chat to let you know that your dancer will not be performing.  Of course we don't want to see that happen, but it takes quite a bit of money to put on a ballet at this level. We need to have the funds to pay for the costumes, scenery and school by certain deadlines. If we don’t have the money...then we can’t pay our part and your dancer will not be performing. Please, turn everything in on time.

Tickets. Each dancer will be given 2 complimentary tickets.  The tickets will be given out at dress rehearsal.

Instead of selling group tickets (for church groups, etc) for performance nights, we are only selling those for the Wednesday night's dress rehearsal. Tickets will be $1 each. This is a dress rehearsal so we may stop and mark or re-run a scene; so please let them know this if you have a group coming.

Set Construction Help:  Anyone else who told me they would like to help with set construction, leave your email in a comment or email south pointe ballet.  We aren't sure in which ways we will need help yet, but need some willing hands ready to go just in case!

And another reminder to NOT MISS REHEARSALS!

Thank you parents for supporting your dancers and this production!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Change to Friday's rehearsal

**A change to this weekend's rehearsal:

Friday, instead of Snow AND Act 2 from 6:30 - 7:30, we only need
Arabian, Russian, Buffoons + Mother Ginger, and Dolls
No snow (or other Act 2 numbers) rehearsal Friday.

I have updated the rehearsal schedule post to show this.

**Don't forget the parent's meeting at 1:00 on Saturday! $25 fee due on or before then.

**Also, we have had a few too many absences already! 
Dancers need to be AT ALL REHEARSALS.  Remember, you may only miss up to 3 TOTAL.  If you know you will not be able to attend, please let Angela know, but that still counts as a missed rehearsal.  We shouldn't have any no-shows at rehearsals.  We want this performance to be awesome, and it's hard to rehearse with dancers missing.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Getting Ready!

Are you prepared?

There are a few items that you should have ready for the Nutcracker performances:

For Girls:
  • Nude leotard.  All dancers should have one to make changing in and out of your costume more comfortable.   We can't have people changing in the bathrooms, so everyone has to change in the dressing room. 
  • Dance Bra. The kind with clear straps and nude cups. Regular bras are not allowed on stage.
  • Hair net for your bun (easy to find at Sally's or dance stores). This doesn't apply to party girls.
  • Clean pink tights with no runs or holes.  Buy an extra pair or two now to save for performances!
  • Character Shoes-for Russian dancers only
  • Black Jazz shoes-Soldiers only
For Boys:
  • Black jazz shoes for boy dancers in the party scene

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Parent Meeting

Announcing our parent meeting for all involved with Nutcracker 2014!

Date: Saturday, October 11

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Where: C&C Ballet Academy (Green Room)

The $25/dancer costume rental fee is due by the parent meeting.  If you would like to pay now, checks made out to SOUTH POINTE BALLET with your dancer's name in the memo line will be collected by Angela at C&C.  Otherwise, please be prepared to pay that on the 11th.

Dancers do not need to attend the meeting, but parents do!

At the meeting, we will discuss the ad fee and collect any unpaid fees. (All checks made out to South Pointe Ballet). We will discuss your role in helping with this ballet. There are a lot of committees that we need your help with. Please come and be an active participant!  We look forward to seeing you.

Questions? Call or text Stephanie Soper (801) 712-5590
                                       or Kirsten Cantrell: