Dance Arts Development Center

"Where BIG Dreams Begin Little" 

2019/ 2020 Season Information

*BALLET CLASS ABSENCES: If your child has ballet class absences and are not being made up, I am not entering their solo/duo to competition.

*We need everyone present going forward in all classes/rehearsals with a GOOD ATTITUDE and WORK ETHIC as we approach the finish line. Dress appropriately for all your classes with hair pulled back so you can dance full out.

*DRESS REHEARSAL WEEK 2/24/2020 TO 3/1/2020. As you come to your competition classes or rehearsals this week, there will be FULL dress rehearsal for each routine. All costumes need to be ironed, steamed, altered and ready to go with correct tights and shoes and undergarments.  

*PEP REALLY FOR THE ENTIRE TEAM TUESDAY MARCH 3RD STARTING AT 5PM for all group dances. **MANDATORY FOR ALL, CLEAR YOUR SCHEDULE** Yes this is a TUESDAY because I need all the days for classes and rehearsals leading up to our first competition to practice. There will be no regular competition classes that Tuesday in ROOM A.  

*If you are repeating a solo or duo/trio from last year, reach out to your instructor or myself as privates should begin next week only if you are paid up to date.

2019/2020 Competition Tights/ Shoes/ Lipstick/ Jewelry/ Accessories List

Attached is the shoes and tights list with added columns for lipstick colors, jewelry/accessories.

All jewelry; round stud earrings, hoop earrings, rhinestone necklace and flat clap are to be purchased at the front desk. Please wait until FRIDAY to begin purchasing items. I have stock at home I am bringing in tonight and need to just sort it out. PS...if you have been dancing with us, it is the SAME stud earrings, flat clip and rhinestone necklace. "The Anthem" needs to purchase the hoop earrings. If you need to replace old "stuff", you can get them at the front desk.

Hair for competition for all members: Middle part, slicked back into a bun that falls just below the middle-back of your head. Use hair products as there can be no "whispies" or frizz visible. **i don't know off hand what costumes come with hair accessories or not. I knew some did so your teacher will discuss where to put the hair accessory at dress rehearsal and we may make changes to things as we everyone dressed. Anything like a hat or hair piece CANNOT FALL OFF. Prep your hair items before we have dress rehearsal so you are ready to go and if we still have problems we will need to address it. EXAMPLE; if your costume has a hat, clear elastic, hot glue clips on the inside and so on so it fits and stays on.

Make up: All dancers must wear fake eyelashes. These need to be the same type and you can purchase them at the front desk. All dancers make up must include:

*foundation to give their face color

*eyeliner on the TOP & BOTTOM

*earthtone colors ONLY on the eyes, make sure you apply lighter by the brow and inner eye and darker in the eye crease. NO PURPLES or any other colors allowed.

*Fake eyelashes and APPLY MASCARA on the bottom of your eyes as well. Many of you do not appy the eyeliner and mascara on bottom. YOU MUST!!!!! I will be going around at competition and checking everyone.

*Bronzer or a deep rouse blush that shows COLOR on their face.

*Lipstick colors as noted; I suggest too especially for the younger kids that their lips are so small, using a lip liner to give them definition.

*WE ALL NEED TO LOOK THE SAME ON STAGE* Whether you have pale skin or not, we must match and have our "STAGE FACE" on.

***DRESS REHEARSAL WEEK** FULL HAIR MUST BE DONE WITH ALL JEWELRY AND PROPER SHOES AND TIGHTS AND COSTUMES ALTERED.

****NEW STUDENTS MUST DO FULL MAKE UP AND SHOW THEIR TEACHER AND PRACTICE TO GET IT RIGHT!*****

2019/ 2020 Season Competition/ Nationals Fee Due Dates

Competition #1 Fees Due 1/7/2020

Competition #2 Fees Due 1/21/2020

Competition #3 Fees Due 12/17/2019

NATIONALS Feed Due 4/28/2020

2019/ 2020 Season Competition Dates

Competition #1 3/6-3/8/2020

Competition #2 3/13-3/15/2020

Competition #3 5/8-5/10/2020

NATIONALS 7/6-7/10/2020