We are getting so excited as we approach our MHSPA Christmas Extravaganza @ The Esplanade in just 3 weeks time!!! There is a lot of important information to take note of to ensure everyone knows what to do and where to be….so please read the following:)
1 – Costumes are being sent home this week! They are packed tight so we suggest you either take them out and steam them or take them into the bathroom and hang them upside down on a hanger while you shower….that can also do the trick! Pictures of what they are to look like will be in a folder on top of the front desk and teachers will be providing information on hair/make-up next week.
2 – Dress Rehearsal - Saturday, December 5th 1-4pm We are going to break this schedule down into hourly time slots. These times will be sent out via email and posted up on the studio bulletin board by next Monday. Make sure you triple check which class you child is in and the time slot, specific details on how we run this, costumes etc, will also be provided in that email.
Volunteers!!! A sign up sheet for Dress Rehearsal Volunteers has been posted on top of the front desk. We are looking for 2 parents per class to help out. This is a closed rehearsal, which means only the students, parent volunteers and teachers are permitted into the theatre. (again specific details will follow)
3 – The Show!!! - Sunday, December 6th 2pm Tickets will go on sale next Monday, November 23rd @ 10am
You can either purchase them online at www.tixx.ca or go to the Esplanade Box Office. This is a first come first serve basis with assigned seating.
Students are to arrive between 1-1:30pm before the show and will be escorted into the backstage area to their assigned dressing room. Parents are not allowed in the backstage area, so make sure they are all dressed and ready to go when you drop them off and we will take care of the rest. Even if your child is in more than 1 dance, we set them up with people to help change them. A running order for the show will also be sent out, so you will know which costume to come dressed in first. Be sure to label everything!!! We will have plenty of parent & student volunteers from our JR/INT/SR classes, with activities and games to keep them busy. All of the students are expected to stay backstage for the duration of the show…..think of it as a day at daycare or school, except in fancy costumes! Please send them with a snack and water bottles and if there is a game they like, they can bring that too! The only exception is for our 3yr olds, after they have performed, those parents are allowed to come and have your child sit on your lap for the rest of the show. Make sure they come backstage 3 dances before the end so they don’t miss their bow!!
4 – DVD of the show – The forms to pre-purchase a DVD copy of the show are at the studio on top of the front desk. They are $25 and can be purchased with cheque made out to RJF Productions or you can pay in cash. They will also be available to purchase at the show, should you forget.
5 – Our Flower Shop – Will be providing flowers to be purchased in the lobby for your convenience to help make this day extra special for your little performer:) You can also pre-book bouquets by calling Cheryl at the shop 403-580-4030, and they will bring them to the Esplanade the day of.
6 – Pictures – We are just finalizing the details on this. We are aiming to have pictures done during the week following the show Tues/Wed/Thurs (December 8-9th), which for most students will fall during their regular class times, with the exception of theMonday & Saturday classes, they will be slotted in between these days. Further detailed information will follow.
7 – Tiny & Mini Boppers Session II – Forms are being handed out this week with the options for our next dance session. This runs from January-May, and includes our final year end recital involving the entire school…..don’t worry we break that up into several shows:) These forms are due no later than DECEMBER 5TH. After that date we open up classes to our wait list. There is no re-regestration fee if you are continuing on, you would be invoiced for the class and costume fee for that session. If you have already signed up for the entire year, this does not apply to you and you are already in the system good to go:)!
I think that covers it……lots going on but it’s going to be a lot of fun! Students and teachers have been working hard to put this all together. For some students this will be their first time on stage, for others it’s so amazing to see how they have grown and how the moves seem to get a little easier. Thanks you for all your support, and with your co-opertation we look forward to having another fabulous Christmas show for everyone to enjoy!!!