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Dance Recital Newsletter April 2016
Important Information!
We are so excited for our upcoming recital, Through the Looking Glass: Twenty Years of Artistry in Motion!  Please make sure you read completely through this email to the end. All details of our Spring Dance Recital are included here!
Recital Dates 
  • Recital Tickets go on sale April 16th.
  • Tights Orders due April 23rd (order form below).
  • Show order for programs will be posted in the lobby on April 27th.
  • Program orders due May 7th (order form below).
  • Flower orders due May 7th (order form below).
  • Costumes distributed the week of May 9th (from 1st costume order).
  • Dress rehearsals are the week of May 14th through May 20th at Centerstage Starz during your student(s)' regular class time(s).
  • Dance recital is Saturday, May 21st. Show 1 is at 10:30 a.m., Show 2 is at 2:00 p.m., Dancer's Call is 30 minutes before show time.



    In This Issue
    Show Times

    All shows will be at Colorado Heights University (Formerly Teikyo Loretto Heights University) 3001 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80236

    • Professional group and individual pictures will be taken during dress rehearsal week. Group pictures will be taken during class time. Individual pictures can be taken before or after class.
    • Show 1 is Saturday, May 21st at 10:30 a.m. (performer's call is 10:00 a.m.)
    • Show 2 is Saturday, May 21st at 2:00 p.m. (performer's call is 1:30 p.m.)
  • Dress Rehearsals will be at the studio during your child's normal class time during the week of Saturday,  May 14th through Friday, May 20th.

    • All performers should arrive ready to perform with hair and make-up done and costume on with a cover-up at their regularly scheduled class time.
    • Parents are welcome to watch and video-tape dress rehearsals.

    Important Information Checklist for Parents  
    • Your account must be paid in full before recital.
    • Make sure you purchase tickets for the correct show. (Show 1 = 10:30 a.m., Show 2 = 2:00 p.m.)
    • Professional Color Programs are available for pre-order and a limited number will be available for purchase (less than 50!) at the show. The cost is $8 per program to pre-order. You can also choose to purchase an Ad/Dedication in the program to your performer(s)! Please see the information below for more details.
    • Costumes will be distributed the last 15 minutes of class the week of May 9th.  If you have a dancer age 11 or under, we ask that you are present to help your child keep track of pieces and become aware of how the costume fits and any alterations needed.
      *** Please Note: If you purchased costumes or turned in measurements after December 16th, they are in our 2nd order and may not be in by this date.
    • Remember - food and drink are prohibited in the auditorium! Please keep all food and drink in the lobby.
    • No parents, siblings, friends, or pets are allowed in the backstage area. Extra people cause crowding and confusion for the performers and staff.
    • All performers MUST have a parent sign them in with the backstage crew. We do sign in OUTSIDE at the dressing room door by the main parking lot.
    • Dancers are to remain backstage for the ENTIRE show. No exceptions.
    • Dancers will be released through the same door through which they are checked in. Younger dancers will remain with a class representative or instructor until signed out.
    • No dancers will be released early for any reason for safety purposes.
    • Professional group and individual pictures will be taken during dress rehearsal week, May 9th - May 15th. Group pictures will be taken during class time. Individual pictures can be taken before or after class.
    • No flash photography or video taping during the performance please. There will be DVDs available for purchase at the recital.
    Program Book Orders / Ads and Dedications  
    It's that time of year again! Plans for our annual production are in full swing! Now is your chance to recognize your special performer(s) with a personal dedication or to reach a large group of potential clientele by placing an ad in the 2016   Through the Looking Glass: Twenty Years of Artistry in Motion program. Ads/Dedications are available either in black and white or full color.

    Don't wait! Place your own ad/dedication today!

    Recital Tights 
    Please be sure to check the costume poster boards on the studio wall to ensure your child orders/wears the proper tights and shoe colors as designated by the teacher.
    All Ballet classes need Bloch Tights in ballet pink (dancers on pointe will need the convertible style). The rest of the classes, dependent on their costume, need either Bloch Endura Tights in pink or light tan. Please refer to the costume posters in the lobby for specific colors. Tights must match in order to give dancers a cohesive team appearance. Please remember that these tights can only be purchased at a dance apparel store like Dance Xtreme or Penny Robin - you will not find them at Walmart, Target, etc. If you marked the box on your costume order form, we will order the correct tights for your dancer(s) and use the account we have on file.
    Please return this order with your payment by April 23, 2016.

    Ticket Information
  • Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 16, 2016.   
  • All tickets are sold online. The link to purchase tickets will be sent out the week of April 11th.
  • Tickets are assigned seating.
  • Please visit our website at and click on the link for ticket sales.
  • If you prefer to pay by cash or check for your tickets, our Reception Desk Staff will be able to assist you during normal studio hours.
  • All tickets are $20 (includes parking).
  • Tickets will be available to purchase at the door, if available. 
  • We sell tickets to our show in lieu of a recital fee.
  • There is no limit on the number of tickets you can purchase.
  • There are no refunds or exchanges on recital tickets. Please make sure you confirm you purchased tickets to the correct show. (PLEASE SEE CLASS DIVISIONS BELOW!) 
  • Important Information Checklist for Performers
    Your cooperation with these guidelines is appreciated as it will help us to give you a professional, organized performance!
    • Double check the program posted in the front lobby of our studio for show order and the correct spelling of you or your child's name!
    • Have all costumes, etc. organized in the order in which you or your child performs (The program will be posted by April 27th).
    • Double check costume, tights, accessories, shoes, etc. 
    • Remember - gum, jewelry, nail polish, and underwear are not allowed for dancers! 
    • Please be sure to check the costume poster boards on the studio wall to ensure your child orders/wears the proper tights and shoe colors as designated by the teacher. Tights orders are due by April 18th. If you marked the box on your costume form, we will be ordering tights for you and using the account on file.
    • Please be respectful of other's space around you, the dressing room is not your bedroom. Absolutely no running, chewing gum, loud voices, or any other type of disruptive behavior.
    • Label everything! (Centerstage Starz is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.)
    • Arrive ready to perform at dress rehearsal and the recital. (This includes: hair, make-up, and costume on with a cover-up!)
    • Bring an emergency kit (ex: bobby pins, hairspray, extra make-up, clear nail polish for runs in tights, Band-Aids, nail polish remover, safety pins, extra hair net, etc.)
    • Bring water bottle and non-messy snacks.
    • Bring non-messy activities (book, crayons, MP3 w/music, etc.)
    • There will always be three numbers standing by and ready to perform. During the recital, runners will be announcing in the dressing rooms. Please be prepared!
    • Performers remain backstage for the ENTIRE show and perform in the finale. Dancers will not be released early from the performance for any reason.
    • Unless otherwise specified by their teacher(s), all dancers need to wear their hair in a bun or low pony tail. Hair should be secured back with A LOT of gel and/or hairspray and bobby pins. Please no wispies! This gives dancers a clean, professional look and alleviates the stress of changing hairstyles between dances. If hair is too short to fit in a bun, then we suggest wearing it in a half-ponytail with curls. All hair must be kept out of their eyes and face! 
    • Stage Make-up: Cream or Pink eye shadow all over lid,  Dark Brown or Plum colored eye shadow in the crease of the eye, Dark Brown or Black eyeliner, Black mascara, Reddish Brown blush (please no pink, it does not show up on stage), Dark red or Burgundy lipstick (again no pink please), Powder/foundation (not necessary for younger dancers, but suggested for all older dancers)
    • We do not suggest leaving any make-up with dancers under age 10.
    • Dancers need to wear make-up on stage because otherwise faces are washed out by the bright stage lights!
    Flower Order
    Don't Forget the Flowers!
    Honor your special performer with a beautiful arrangement of flowers after their show!  It is a tradition in the performing arts to bring performers flowers to acknowledge a job well done. 
    You can order an arrangement of flowers through the studio for only $10.00!  Each arrangement consists of a rose and baby's breath. Order now!  Don't wait until the last minute.  You may forget on the way to the theatre.  These arrangements will be available for pick up at the theatre before the show so they are nice and fresh. Orders are pre-order, pre-pay only.only sale. 
    Recital Pictures
    Don't forget, Recital Pictures will be taken during Dress Rehearsal Week, May 14-20, 2016!
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    Taami Bash
    Centerstage Starz Theatre and Dance Studio
    8150 S. University Blvd.
    Centennial, Colorado 80122
    (303) 713-0355
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