WDC Darby's Dancers - May 2019 Newsletter
As the 2018-19 dance season comes to a close, we would like to thank all of our Darby's Dancers families for allowing us to work with your children!   We appreciate the opportunity and hope to see them in the future!

We have been busy preparing our Darby's Dancers for our 24th annual recital- "City Lights" and we hope you are excited to see them perform!

RECITALS 2019

Darby's Dancers Tuesday 7:15 Class
Recital: Thursday, June 6th 6:30 p.m. 
Dress Rehearsal: Wed, May 29th 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Darby's Dancers Saturday 8:45 Class
Recital: Wednesday, June 5th 6:30 p.m. 
Dress Rehearsal: Wed, May 29th 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Darby's Dancers Saturday 9:15 Class
Recital: Saturday, June 8th 3:00 p.m. 
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, May 30th 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Darby's Dancers Saturday 9:45 Class
Recital: Saturday, June 8th 6:30 p.m. 
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, May 31st 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Darby's Dancers Saturday 10:30 Class
Recital: Monday, June 3rd 6:30 p.m. 
Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 28th 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Darby's Dancers Saturday 11:15 Class
Recital: Friday, June 7th 6:30 p.m. 
Dress Rehearsal: Thursday, May 30th 5:00-6:30 p.m.


Directions to East Ridge High School:

East Ridge High School is located at 4200 Pioneer Drive in Woodbury, behind Bielenberg Sports Complex.  Access to the school is available off of Bailey Road or Radio Drive.

From Bailey Road:  Take Pioneer Drive to the south and turn right on Hargis Parkway
From Radio Drive:  turn east on Hargis Parkway
*The Entrance for the Auditorium is the "ACTIVITIES ENTRANCE"

Dress Rehearsals and Recitals
Don't forget all needed dance shoes for rehearsals and recitals!!  Full costumes need to be worn at dress rehearsal but hair and make-up is not needed until recital.  Dancers do not need to arrive early for dress rehearsals but will need to arrive 30 minutes before show times on recital days.

The program insert for each show which includes the order of the performance and the list of dancers' names for each routine is posted in the lobby.  Please be sure to check these lists for potential costume change issues as well as the spelling of names.

If you have questions regarding dress rehearsals or recitals, please review the    Recital Information Packet that was passed out in March.  The recital info packet is also posted on our website on the Darby's Dancers page.  Still need help?  Call the studio at 651-735-9252.  We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Backstage Volunteers
We are in need of more recital volunteers to help backstage.  Please use the link below and sign up online if you are available to help. Parents who are volunteering- put a note in the comment field if you wish to help backstage with a particular class.  All recital volunteers receive a $10 WDC gift certificate for each recital they volunteer for backstage.  Volunteers must be at least in 6th grade in order to help with recitals.  We a ppreciate your help!

WDC will be hosting an optional, but RECOMMENDED, recital volunteer training at East Ridge High School during dress rehearsal week. During this training we will go over the responsibilities/expectations of volunteers and answer any questions you may have about helping with recitals. The training will take place at ERHS on Wednesday, May 29th from 8:00-8:45pm (please meet in the cafeteria). 
If you plan to attend the training, please sign up below.  Thank you!


Tickets
Tickets that were pre-ordered can be picked up at the front desk starting Friday, May 10th at 4:00 p.m.  Please note that your account needs to be up to date in order to receive your tickets.  Additional tickets will be available for some performances but other performances are sold out.  The deadline for ticket returns is Thursday, May 23rd.  After that date no ticket refunds will be given.

Recital T-Shirts  that were pre-ordered will be available to pick up in the boutique Monday, May 13th. There will be some additional shirts available to purchase in the boutique if you would still like to purchase one. Rhinestones are also available to purchase in the boutique as well.

Recitals Flowers, Balloons and Concessions Info: We will once again be selling Flowers, Balloons and Toys and also Concessions at the WDC Recitals. Our group, YDE (formerly YDPA) will be at all of the recitals selling flowers, balloon and toys. We will also be selling concessions in the East Ridge cafeteria. This year our presales will be done at the studio (not at the Dress Rehearsals). Look for the balloons at the studio and the preorder info will be there- coming soon. You do not need to place a preorder, but many choose to do that for best selections. We are excited that we will be able to help you before and at the WDC Recitals!
(All questions are to be directed to YDE - Not the staff at WDC).


Recital DVDs  - 
Each recital will be professionally recorded by Creative Edge. No other video-recording is allowed at the recital. NEW THIS YEAR - you will have the option to order a DVD or a digital file of the recital performances.

DVDs are $29.95 and orders will be available to pick up at WDC after July 22nd or you can have your DVD mailed directly to you for a $5 shipping and handling fee.

Digital Files will be available for individual routines (not available for full recital). Please see pricing below. Orders will be available to pick up at WDC after July 22nd or you can have your flash drive mailed directly to you for a $5 shipping and handling fee.

1 Routine - $15
2 Routines - $25
3 Routines - $35
4 Routines - $40

Please use the link below to order online. 

Mark Your Calendars...
LAST DAY OF CLASS

Darby's Dancers Last day of Class is Saturday, May 18th/  Tuesday, May 21st








MAY THEME WEEKS

Sat, May 4/Tue, May 7: 
Crazy Hair/Dress Week 

Sat, May 11/Tue, May 14: 
Pajama Week

Sat, May 18/Tue, May 21: 
WDC Spirit Week
SUMMER SESSION

Thursdays, June 20th, 27th, July 11th & 18th @ MAIN STUDIO
Instructor: Rebecca Habel

5:00-5:30 p.m.  Ages 4-7
5:30-6:15 p.m.  Ages 8-11
6:15-7:00 p.m. Ages 12+ girls
7:00-7:45 p.m. Ages 12+ boys


2019-2020 Darby's Dancers
Look for information about the Darby's Dancers schedule for the 2019-2020 season to be sent this summer. Thank you!
May Boutique Sale
Stop by the boutique in May to receive 20% off recital shoes and tights as well as all other dancewear.