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Christmas Spectacular
Cast Portal

Check this page often for important news, updates, and EVERYTHING you need to know for our Christmas Spectacular Showcase performing on December 10th, 2023!!! 


Click a topic below to learn more!

Location & Parking

Location & Parking:

Bonita Center for the Arts
822 W. Covina Blvd.
San Dimas, CA 91773

bonitacenterforthearts.com

(909)971-8280
(facility/ticket questions only)

There is plenty of parking for everyone at the 
theatre; however, please reserve spots near the side performer entrance for theatre and studio staff.


Dates & Showings:
Sunday, December 10th
Show A: 10:00-11:30am (tentative)
Show B: 1:30-3:00pm (tentative)

Tickets & Seating



Tickets are required of every human entering the theatre audience on the day of the show.  California fire codes/laws require infants to have an official ticket as they need to be included in the official headcount of guests for safety purposes. This is not something that can be amended by either studio or theatre staff. 

Tickets are either Premiere Seating ($28/ticket) or General Admission ($25/ticket).  All are available on a first come, first served basis and purchased through the Bonita Center for the Arts Box Office via the link below.

Ticket sales are CONFIRMED & scheduled to begin on:
SHOW A = NOVEMBER 15th 5:00pm! (CLICK TO PURCHASE TICKETS)
SHOW B = NOVEMBER 16th 5:00pm! (CLICK TO PURCHASE TICKETS)


Please note, if you attempt to purchase prior to this listed on sale date, you WILL NOT be able to purchase. 


bonitacenterforthearts.com

(909)971-8280
(facility/ticket questions only)






 

The Bonita Center for the Arts is a stunning 700 person capacity auditorium... and there is NO BAD SEAT!

Premiere Seating will consist of all seats in the Orchestra Rows A, B, C, and D.

Orchestra Rows E - M and all other seats will be General Admission.

Please review the seating chart posted below to get an idea of where you might like to sit. 

The Orchestra section is the section closest to the stage.

Please note, all ticket sales are first come, first served so you will want to purchase early to ensure you are able to select your desired seats. 

 

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We do anticipate a SOLD OUT show, so there will likely not be an opportunity for any at the door tickets.  Should there be an opportunity for door tickets, they will be available at $35/ticket for both Premiere Seating & General Admission.

Participating dancers DO NOT need a ticket as they will remain backstage for the duration of the show. Similarly, backstage volunteers DO NOT need a ticket as they will also remain backstage for the duration of the show. 

Tickets

We are filled with excitement for our Dancin' Holiday Magic Showcase and cannot wait for December to arrive!!! As we work on the behind the scenes magic of our production, we would like to invite you to be a part of the magic backstage!

We are looking for class moms to volunteer backstage! All volunteers will be required to attend a mandatory meeting on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9TH 7:30PM !! It is at this meeting that we will cover all assignments, expectations, & show day how to's.  

If you would like to volunteer, please keep an eye on your inboxes. Sign up links are set to hit your inbox Monday 11/2 at 8:00am. Signs ups will be taken on a first come, first served basis so be sure to sign up early if you would like to be backstage with us!!!

Backstage volunteers DO NOT need to purchase a ticket to the show as they will remain backstage for the duration of the performance.  All backstage volunteers will receive VIP ticketing status for their families -- they will be able to purchase tickets on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14th at 5pm,  24 hrs prior to the normal on sale date!! All confirmed dressers will receive a reminder email about their VIP ticketing status on 11/13 at 6am with all instructions. The access link will be missing from this reminder email so do not panic! On 11/14 at 5pm, confirmed dressers will receive the access link for their VIP ticket purchasing. Please note, the VIP access link will disable Tuesday, 11/15 at 4pm in preparation for standard Show A sales to begin. If you miss the 24hr VIP window, there is nothing we can do. 

Backstage volunteers should dress comfortably in  dark colors, closed toe shoes/sneakers, and be ready to be a part of the magic!!! 

Backstage Volunteers

Backstage Volunteers

Show Assignments, Show Order,
& Practice Videos

SHOW A Performance
December 11th


Volunteer Call Time: 9:00am
Dancer Call Time: 9:30am
Doors Open: 9:30am
Performance Run: 10:00am - 11:00am

Click the Song Title to View the linked Practice Video if available!

1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
2. Frosty the Snowman
3. Oh Christmas Tree
4. Let it Snow (SPLIT CLASS)
5. Jingle Bell Rock
6. My Favorite Things
7. Like it's Christmas
8. Here Comes Santa Claus
9. Five More Days till Christmas
10. We Wish/Jingle Bells
11. This Christmas
12. I Want to be a Rockette (SPLIT CLASS)
13. Hey Skinny Santa (SPLIT CLASS)
14. Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
15. Carol of the Bells
16. Gingerbread
17. O'Come All Ye Faithful (SPLIT CLASS)
18. Merry Christmas Happy Holidays (SPLIT CLASS)
19. Young At Heart Production
20. Full Cast Finale

SHOW B Performance
December 11th



Volunteer Call Time: 12:30pm
Dancer Call Time: 1:00pm
Doors Open: 1:00pm
Performance Run: 1:30-3:00pm

Click the Song Title to View the linked Practice Video if available!

1. Holidays
2. Light of the World
3. Let it Snow (SPLIT CLASS)
4. Like it's Christmas
5. Sleigh Ride
6. Merry Christmas Happy Holidays (SPLIT CLASS)
7. Last Christmas
8. O'Holy Night
9. Peppermint Twist
10. Hey Skinny Santa (SPLIT CLASS)
11. I Want to be a Rockette (SPLIT CLASS)
12. Mr. Heatmiser
13. All I Want for Christmas
14. O' Come All Ye Faithful (SPLIT CLASS)
15. When the Snow Comes Down in Tinseltown

SURPRISE!!!!
IT'S THE NUTCRACKER!!!


16. Clara's Dream
17. King of Mice & Battle Scene
18. Land of the Snow
19. Land of the Sweets - Spanish
20. Land of the Sweets - Candy Canes
21. Land of the Sweets - Mother Ginger
22. Waltz of the Flowers
23. Sugar Plum Fairy
24. Nutcracker Finale

25. Young At Heart Production
26. Five More Days till Christmas
27. Full Cast Finale

Show Assignments

Costume Lookbook

Costume Lookbook

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
(Twinkle Babies)

Classes:
Monday 4:45pm Miss Maddison
Tuesday 9:30am Miss Maddison
Wednesday 10:15am Miss Vanna
Thursday 6:15pm Miss Maddison
Saturday 9:00am Miss Freya

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Antler Headband


 

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Here Comes Santa Claus
(Hip Hop Minis)

Classes:
Monday 11:15am Miss Maddison
Tuesday 4:00pm Miss Freya
Thursday 5:00pm Miss Maddison
Saturday 9:30am Miss Freya

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Red and White Converse
Accessories: Sequin Bow Barrette


 

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Frosty the Snowman
(Creative Combo)

Classes:
Monday 10:00am Miss Maddison
Tuesday 10:00am Miss Maddison
Wednesday 4:00pm Miss Maddison

Tights: White
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Red Scarf & Black Hat


 

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Oh Christmas Tree
(Creative Combo)

Classes:
Monday 4:00pm Miss Bow
Monday 5:15pm Miss Maddison
Tuesday 5:00pm Miss Maddison

Tights: White
Shoes: White Ballets
Accessories: Floral Hair Barrette


 

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My Favorite Things
(Creative Combo)

Classes:
Wednesday 11:15am Miss Vanna
Thursday 9:30am Miss Megan

Tights: White
Shoes: White Ballets
Accessories: Pillbox Hat with Rhinestones


 

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Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
(Creative Combo)

Classes:
Thursday 5:30pm Miss Maddison
Saturday 10:00am Miss Freya

Tights: White
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Marabou Hair Clip
(Will not use the included wrist cuffs)


 

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We Wish/Jingle Bells
(Combo 1 Ballet)

Classes:
Monday 3:00pm Miss Maddison
Wednesday 3:00pm Miss Maddison
Thursday 6:00pm Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: Marabou Hair Clip


 

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Carol of the Bells
(Combo 1 Ballet)

Classes:
Tuesday 5:45pm Miss Freya
Wednesday 5:00pm Miss Maddison
Thursday 4:00pm Miss Freya
Saturday 9:30am Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: Tiara Hair Clip


 

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Jingle Bell Rock
(Combo 1 Tap)

Classes:
Tuesday 5:45pm Miss Freya
Wednesday 5:00pm Miss Maddison
Thursday 4:00pm Miss Freya
Saturday 9:30am Miss Bow

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Bow Barrette


 

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Gingerbread
(Combo 1 Tap)

Classes:
Monday 3:00pm Miss Maddison

Wednesday 3:00pm Miss Maddison
Thursday 6:00pm Miss Bow

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Gingerbread Hair Clip


 

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Peppermint Twist
(Combo 2 Tap)

Classes:
Monday 3:30pm Miss Vanna

Tuesday 6:45pm Miss Freya
Friday 6:00pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Sequin Spandex Hair Bow


 

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Hey Skinny Santa
(Tap 1)

Classes:

Wednesday 6:00pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Snowflake Barrette


 

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Sleigh Ride
(Tap 2 & Tap 3)

Classes:

Tuesday 5:45pm Miss Maddison
Monday 7:15pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Bow Barrette


 

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Let it Snow
(Pre Jazz)

Classes:

Monday 4:00pm Miss Maddison
Wednesday 6:00pm Miss Vanna
Thursday 6:45pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Sequin Hair Bow with Button Detail


 

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Holidays
( Jazz 1)

Classes:

Monday 4:30pm Miss Vanna
Tuesday 3:45pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Rhinestone Headband


 

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I Want to be a Rockette
( Jazz 2)

Classes:

Tuesday 6:45pm Miss Maddison
Wednesday 7:00pm Miss Vanna

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Bow Barrette


 

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
(Twinkle Babies)

Classes:
Monday 4:45pm Miss Maddison
Tuesday 9:30am Miss Maddison
Wednesday 10:15am Miss Vanna
Thursday 6:15pm Miss Maddison
Saturday 9:00am Miss Freya

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Antler Headband


 

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Here Comes Santa Claus
(Hip Hop Minis)

Classes:
Monday 11:15am Miss Maddison
Tuesday 4:00pm Miss Freya
Thursday 5:00pm Miss Maddison
Saturday 9:30am Miss Freya

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Red and White Converse
Accessories: Sequin Bow Barrette


 

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Frosty the Snowman
(Creative Combo)

Classes:
Monday 10:00am Miss Maddison
Tuesday 10:00am Miss Maddison
Wednesday 4:00pm Miss Maddison

Tights: White
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Red Scarf & Black Hat


 

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Oh Christmas Tree
(Creative Combo)

Classes:
Monday 4:00pm Miss Bow
Monday 5:15pm Miss Maddison
Tuesday 5:00pm Miss Maddison

Tights: White
Shoes: White Ballets
Accessories: Floral Hair Barrette


 

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My Favorite Things
(Creative Combo)

Classes:
Wednesday 11:15am Miss Vanna
Thursday 9:30am Miss Megan

Tights: White
Shoes: White Ballets
Accessories: Pillbox Hat with Rhinestones


 

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Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
(Creative Combo)

Classes:
Thursday 5:30pm Miss Maddison
Saturday 10:00am Miss Freya

Tights: White
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Ribbon Hair Bow


 

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We Wish/Jingle Bells
(Combo 1 Ballet)

Classes:
Monday 3:00pm Miss Maddison
Wednesday 3:00pm Miss Maddison
Thursday 6:00pm Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: Marabou Hair Clip


 

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Carol of the Bells
(Combo 1 Ballet)

Classes:
Tuesday 5:45pm Miss Freya
Wednesday 5:00pm Miss Maddison
Thursday 4:00pm Miss Freya
Saturday 9:30am Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: Tiara Hair Clip


 

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Jingle Bell Rock
(Combo 1 Tap)

Classes:
Tuesday 5:45pm Miss Freya
Wednesday 5:00pm Miss Maddison
Thursday 4:00pm Miss Freya
Saturday 9:30am Miss Bow

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Bow Barrette


 

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Gingerbread
(Combo 1 Tap)

Classes:
Monday 3:00pm Miss Maddison

Wednesday 3:00pm Miss Maddison
Thursday 6:00pm Miss Bow

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Gingerbread Hair Clip


 

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Peppermint Twist
(Combo 2 Tap)

Classes:
Monday 3:30pm Miss Vanna

Tuesday 6:45pm Miss Freya
Friday 6:00pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Sequin Spandex Hair Bow


 

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Hey Skinny Santa
(Tap 1)

Classes:

Wednesday 6:00pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Snowflake Barrette


 

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Sleigh Ride
(Tap 2 & Tap 3)

Classes:

Tuesday 5:45pm Miss Maddison
Monday 7:15pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Bow Barrette


 

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Let it Snow
(Pre Jazz)

Classes:

Monday 4:00pm Miss Maddison
Wednesday 6:00pm Miss Vanna
Thursday 6:45pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Sequin Hair Bow with Button Detail


 

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Holidays
( Jazz 1)

Classes:

Monday 4:30pm Miss Vanna
Tuesday 3:45pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Rhinestone Headband


 

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I Want to be a Rockette
(Jazz 2)

Classes:

Tuesday 6:45pm Miss Maddison
Wednesday 7:00pm Miss Vanna

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Bow Barrette


 

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All I Want for Christmas
(Jazz 3)

Classes:

Wednesday 5:00pm Miss Vanna

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Sequin Bow Barrette


 

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Mr. Heatmiser
(Musical Theatre & Combo 3/4 Jazz)

Classes:

Thursday 5:45pm Miss Megan
Thursday 6:45pm Miss Megan

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Satin Hair Bow 


 

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Merry Christmas Happy Holidays
(Pre Hip Hop & Hip Hop 1)

Classes:

Monday 5:30pm Miss Vanna
Monday 6:15pm Miss Vanna
Thursday 4:00pm Miss Maddison
Friday 3:15pm Miss Maddison

Tights: None
Shoes: Black Pastry Pop Tart Sneakers
Accessories: Satin Hair Bow & Mits


 

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Light of the World
(Lyrical 2 & Combo 3/4 Lyrical)

Classes:

Tuesday 7:45pm Miss Maddison
Thursday 4:45pm Miss Megan
Thursday 6:45pm Miss Megan

Tights: Tan Stirrups
Shoes: Tan Pirouettes
Accessories: Floral Sequin Hair Piece


 

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O' Holy Night
(Lyrical 3)

Classes:

Wednesday 4:00pm Miss Vanna

Tights: Tan Stirrups
Shoes: Tan Pirouettes
Accessories: Embroidered Applique Headpiece


 

O' Come All Ye Faithful
(Pre Lyrical & Lyrical 1)

Classes:

Wednesday 4:00pm Miss Freya
Wednesday 5:00pm Miss Freya

Tights: Tan Stirrups
Shoes: Tan Pirouettes
Accessories: TBD


 

Last Christmas
(Hip Hop 2)

Classes:

Monday 6:30pm Mr. C

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Black Pastry Pop Tart Sneakers
Accessories: Scrunchie


 

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This Christmas
(Hip Hop 3 & Teen Hip Hop)

Classes:

Monday 7:30pm Mr. C
Tuesday 7:45pm Mr. C

Tights: None
Shoes: Black Pastry Pop Tart Sneakers
Accessories: Metallic Cuff


 

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Nutcracker - Mother Ginger
(Pre Ballet)

Classes:

Monday 4:45pm Miss Bow
Wednesday 6:00pm Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballet
Accessories: Polka Dot Hair Bow


 

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Nutcracker - Mice Scene
(Combo 2 Ballet)

Classes:

Monday 3:30pm Miss Vanna
Tuesday 6:45pm Miss Freya
Friday 5:00pm Miss Maddison

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballet
Accessories: Headband with Ears


 

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Nutcracker - Land of the Snow
(Primary Ballet)

Classes:

Tuesday 3:45pm Miss Bow
Thursday 5:00pm Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballet
Accessories: Marabou Barrette


 

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Nutcracker - Waltz of the Flowers
(Ballet 1A)

Classes:

Tuesday 4:45pm Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballet
Accessories: Flower Barrette & Arm Poufs


 

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Nutcracker - Russian
(Ballet 2A & 2B)

Classes:

Tuesday 5:45pm Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballet
Accessories: Organza Ruffle Scrunchee


 

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Nutcracker Lead - Snow Queen


Classes:

Selected by Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballet
Accessories: Organza Ruffle Scrunchee


 

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Nutcracker Lead - Clara


Classes:

Selected by Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballet
Accessories: Satin Hair Ribbon


 

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Nutcracker Lead - Dew Drop


Classes:

Selected by Miss Bow

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballet
Accessories: Flower Hair Clip


 

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Nutcracker - Spanish


Classes:

Adult Ballet

Tights: Black
Shoes: Black Ballet
Accessories: Flower Hair Clip


 

Costume Check Week: Dec 5-10th

It's Holiday Magic Costume Check Week: Dec 5th - 10th!!

Plan to wear your dancer's Holiday Magic costumes with all accessories to class this week & bring your dress code to change into!!!

Costume check is a SUPER IMPORTANT checkpoint for our Dancin' Holiday Magic Showcase! This is our only opportunity to see all dancers in their costumes with correct shoes, tights, accessories, and hair prior to the actual performance!! 

Here's how it works:

During the week of Dec 5th-10th plan to bring your dancer to their regular classes wearing their performance costume with correct shoes, tights, accessories, and hair.
If your child's class is a combo class, ballet costumes will go first!

Your instructor will stand all performers in a line at the beginning of class and verify that all costumes are stage ready, all accessories are being worn correctly, and everyone has the correct shoes, tights, and hair. 

Once the costume check is complete, your instructor will allow dancers to change out of their performance costumes and into their regular class dress code to continue on with class. We do not want dancers to get their costumes dirty or damage them prior to the show so be sure to bring your dress code to change into!!

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Makeup Tips

Putting makeup on your dancer may feel a bit overwhelming. From selecting the correct colors, to what to actually do, to getting your dancer to sit still -- and the super popular question --do they even really need it?!  

We get it. Getting ready for the day can be hectic and stressful .... but it doesn't have to be!!!

Follow these simple tips/guidelines to prepare your dancer for their big day:

1. Do they really need it? -- YES! Although we will never require makeup for showcase/recitals it is HIGHLY recommended. Stage lights are EXTREMELY harsh and bright -- so much so that your dancers facial features may not show up in professional photography and videography nor will be visible from the audience. No makeup + stage lights = a washed out face

2. Do I need to do a full face? -- No, but you do need to use highly pigmented colors and apply what you are using more generously than you would for normal wear.  For example, using foundation may not be necessary; let's be honest, all our kids have BEAUTIFUL skin; so foundation is not a necessity but do apply a nice rosy blush. Use that blush more "full out" than you would for normal wear.  From stage under those bright lights it will likely look very minimal but your dancer won't look washed out!
 
I highly recommend a rosy cheek, lashes, and lips at a minimum.  Eye shadow is great too, just be sure to use natural looking colors!! 
** Pro Tip** Opt for a lip stain over a lip stick -- it has staying power and won't smear all over your dancer's face or costume!!

And when it comes to lashes, practice ahead of time to know what method will work best for your dancer! Remember, you don't have to fight your little one with the mascara wand -- there are false lashes that have the adhesive already ready to go!! These  apply like a sticker and may be a better option for you! If using mascara, be sure to use waterproof just in case!!

Still not feeling super confident? Here's a link to a full blog post all about how exactly to apply performance makeup for young dancers!! 

And please reach out if you need us!! We are here to help through ALL the things!!

Makeup Tips

Ballet Bun Tutorial

All dancers with the exception of Twinkle Babies, Creative Combo, and Hip Hop will need to have their hair in a ballet bun for stage! For Twinkle Babies & Creative Combo dancers, please wear a ballet bun if possible. We understand these dancers are very young and may not have enough hair to work with. If the ballet bun is not an option, please wear a pony tail or half up half down. Hip Hoppers may wear a pony tail. If a Hip Hopper is in multiple routines, it will be expected of them to have a ballet bun for all other routines. The bun can be unwrapped to the pony tail for hip hop and/or left in a bun for the duration of the show.  

Ballet Bun Tutorial

Show Day Prep & Packing Tips

Okay, it's time to start preparing for show day & packing ... there's that overwhelming feeling again.  Maybe you have it easy and only 1 routine to prepare and pack for. Or maybe you have several?

RULE #1  LABEL EVERYTHING

When I say everything, I sincerely mean it:  Every costume piece, every pair of tights, each shoe that's needed, each accessory, your garment bag -- if it belongs to your child it needs to have their name on it! Remember, your dancer is one of over 200 that will be using the backstage area. Add in quick changes and the fast pace of backstage life and it can quickly become a disaster with piles of belongings scattered around. Now, your child's dresser (backstage volunteer) will be helping to prevent as much chaos as possible but we make her job sooooooo much easier by having everything labeled and organized at the start!!!

RULE #2 MAKE A LIST & CHECK IT MORE THAN TWICE

"Not having a plan is planning to fail." You will not remember all the things that need to be packed the night before or the morning of.  We parents are pretty darn amazing, but we aren't perfect. So make a checklist now and plan to pack your show day bag a full week in advance. That way when you remember something at 2am the Friday night before the show, all you have to do is add it to your mostly prepared bag and head back to dreamland. 

Follow this guide when making your packing list (and trust me...you don't need anything extra):

Routine Name: 
Tights Required:
Shoes Required:
Accessories Required:
Everything Labeled? Y or N
In Garment Bag? Y or N

Repeat the list above for each routine that your dancer is in. And YES that's ALL they need backstage with them!! There's no food or drinks (not even water) permitted to be brought backstage. Studio staff will provide dancers with water should they be in need. Please remember we don't want food or drink (even water) spilled all over someone's outfit seconds before they are to hit the stage for their big moment. 

Please don't pack any toys or additional activities for your child either. We've also got that covered backstage!! We have non-marking colors & color activities, we sing songs, we play blocks, and we are also watching the show in real time as its happening!!! It's PLENTY of stimulation and the extras either end up getting lost, broken, or create unnecessary drama backstage. Our backstage volunteers and staff will remove any extras and toss out any food or drink sent backstage.

If your child has a specific medical requirement in regards to food, drink, medicine, or any other, you will be required to be a backstage volunteer to best assist their needs. Please reach out to our admin team immediately if you fall into this category. 

RULE #3 LAYER YOUR TIGHTS

This one is for our dancers in multiple dance routines. Layering tights is an old school trick to simplify and speed up the quick change process -- and your dancer will be grateful!!!

Let's say I'm in 3 different routines in the following order:

Routine A wears Pink Tights
Routine B wears Tan Tights
Routine C wears Pink Tights

When getting dressed on the day of show, I would put my tights on and layer them in the following order: pink for C, then tan for B, then another pair of pink for A.

Sure, it won't feel totally normal to be wearing 3 pair of tights at once BUT my range of movement isn't hindered, I don't have to try to put tights on quickly over sweaty skin in a panic, I'll never be fully nude backstage, and there's less for me to pack in my bag!

It's truly a win win win win win -- Layer the tights y'all! And if you need help figuring out what your specific order is, reach out to me or my admin team!!!

RULE #4 NO REGULAR UNDIES

I can bet there are some strange facial expressions when reading that one but trust me on this (or look at it for yourself) you do not want to put regular undies on under your costumes on show day. 

Regular undies are not cut the same way as dance costumes (or even dance leotards) are.  Those regular undies will hang out the sides of the costumes, and what's worse, they will glow under the stage lights! You'll get your pics and videos back and all you'll be able to focus on is the glowing undies hanging out. 

Great news is there's a couple of options to avoid this:
1. Get some dance undies - a quick Amazon search and you'll find some! 

2. Wear a nude leotard as your undies for the day! This option also means your dancer never needs to be fully nude for costume changes!! Just be sure to select one that works under all of your dancer's costumes. These can also be found on Amazon and other online retailers!

If you have a little one that is still potty training or you feel could possibly have an accident, please put them in an overnight pull-up and send an extra one in your dancer's garment bag!! Try to find a pull-up with as minimal colors and characters on it as possible so it's not super visible under your child's costume.  If you fall into this category it may also be best for you to be the backstage volunteer for your child's class. 


RULE #5 SET UP FOR A SUCCESSFUL DAY

Remember your dancer is an athlete and they need adequate food and rest to perform their best. I highly recommend an early bedtime the night before any performance.  Eating a solid breakfast is equally important!!

For our preschoolers, please plan to leave enough time ahead of your dancer's call time for a nice breakfast and potty break! We try to limit the amount of potty breaks that need to occur backstage and you can help us with this by making sure your little one has had a trip to the bathroom with you BEFORE coming backstage.    


 

Prep & Packing Tips

Dancer Gifts

Dancer Gifts

 It's time to start thinking about your dancer's recital gifts!
The following items are available via preorder now through NOVEMBER 15th!!! Please note, quantities available are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

To place your preorder please follow CLICK HERE!
Once completed, a member of our admin team will reach out to confirm your selections


 

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Clip On Earrings

Pierced Stud Earrings

Nutcracker Notes & Details

The following dances are a part of the Mini Nutcracker: (They are also labeled as such on the lookbook and show order!)

Mice

Mother Ginger

Spanish

Candy Canes

Flowers

Snow

Clara

Dew Drop

Snow Queen

Your dancer's class routine (if listed above) is part of our SURPRISE Mini Nutcracker within our Holiday Magic Showcase!!

 

The Nutcracker is a Christmas ballet tradition that millions travel near and far to enjoy each year. It is typically performed by a professional ballet cast, bringing the story of Clara and her Nutcracker to life in the most magical way. 

 

This season we are allowing our ballet students the opportunity to be a part of a mini version of the Nutcracker. Our goal is to deepen a love for ballet and the performing arts by granting the opportunity for our dancers to be a part of this Christmas tradition. They are LOVING their routines, learning a ton, and excited to be a part of something bigger than just a single routine for Showcase. We cannot wait to see them shine in their roles!!

 

To ensure that we knock this out of the park, your dancer will have a few extra rehearsals outside of their class time to guarantee that everything goes smoothly on the day of show!! There will be no extra charge for these added classes!! 

 

We want to set your dancer up for a beautiful performance and these important rehearsals will allow your dancer the opportunity to build their confidence and understand their staging, entrances, exits, and the general flow of the Mini Nutcracker prior to show day!! 

 

Please reserve the following dates and times to bring your dancer to the studio so that we may rehearse staging for our Mini Nutcracker!

 

November 19th - regular ballet class attire
9:30am-11:30am

 

December 3rd - regular ballet class attire
9:30am-11:30am

 

December 10th - full costume
9:30am-11:30am

 

We appreciate the extra dedication and support of your dancer in advance. This extra instruction time will make all the difference in your child’s performance and we are beyond excited to watch them shine in a few weeks!!

Nutcracker Notes
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