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Summer Recital Cast Portal

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Check this page often for important news, updates, and EVERYTHING you need to know for our Summer Recital Production: Dancing into the Unknown coming to the Bonita Center for the Arts June 14 & 15, 2024!!!


Click a topic below to learn more!

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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:

Friday, June 14, 2024
Show B: 4:00-6:30pm

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Show A: 9:30-11:30am
Show B: 2:00-4:30pm
*Above dates & times are TENTATIVE & subject to change per theatre needs.

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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  scheduled to begin on:
SHOW A = Tuesday, May 14th 5PM (CLICK TO PURCHASE TICKETS)
SHOW B (BOTH SHOWINGS) = Wedneday, May 15th 5PM (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. 

Parterre Rows 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. 

Please note: If your dancer is participating in Daddy Daughter but is NOT a full cast member, they WILL need a ticket to sit in the audience. All "Dads" participating in Daddy Daughter will also need a ticket to enter the theatre.

Tickets
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We are filled with excitement for our ALDA Frozen: Dancing into the Unknown Production and cannot wait for June to arrive!!! As we work on the behind the scenes 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! Backstage volunteers will be required to be present at both dress rehearsal & all performances with no exceptions. In addition, all volunteers will be required to attend a mandatory meeting on TUESDAY, MAY 21ST  7:45PM !! It is at this meeting that we will cover all class assignments, expectations, & show day how to's.  All Volunteers who attend the meeting will receive a Backstage Pass for show day. Only those who have this pass will be allowed backstage.

If you would like to volunteer, please keep an eye on your inboxes. Sign up links are set to hit your inbox Monday 4/15 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 six tickets 24 hrs prior to the normal on sale date!! All confirmed dressers will receive a reminder email about their VIP ticketing status with all instructions. The access link will be missing from this reminder email so do not panic! On the morning of Monday, May 13th, confirmed dressers will receive the access link for their VIP ticket purchasing. Please note, the VIP access link will disable 24 hrs later in preparation for standard 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

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Show Assignments, Show Order,
& Practice Videos

SHOW A Performance
June 15th 

Volunteer Call Time: 8:30am
Dancer Call Time: 9:00am
Doors Open: 9:00am
Performance Run: 9:30-11:30am

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

1. Opening Number
2. Backstory
3. All Is Found
4. Faith In Me

5. Ballerina Music Box
6. Lean On Me
7. Kristoff & Anna
8. Walking On Sunshine
9. The Look

10. Mr. Postman
11. Sway
12. Loading...
13. Did I Mention
14. Trolls

15. Roam
16. Truth I'm Standing On
17. Northuldra vs. Arendelle
18. In Summer
19. I Feel Good
20. Northuldra vs. Arendelle Pt. 2
21. Army Air Corps
22. Fighter
23. Westside Story
24. Cloudlight
25. Warrior
26. Let It Go
27. Finding The Ship
28. Sea Cruise
29. Finding The Ship Pt. 2
30. Do You Believe in Magic
31. The Journey/Wonderwall
32. Show Yourself
33. Truth About the Past
34. Cold As Ice
35. Smooth Criminal
36. The Abyss
37. Chillin Like a Villain
38. Truth About the Past Pt. 2

39. The Next Right Thing
40. You Are My Sunshine
41. Gratitude
42. Go The Distance
43. Destroy the Dam
44. Burn Baby Burn!
45. Rise
46. Exceptional
47. Reunion/Ending
48. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
49. Ladies Night
50. I'll Be There for You
51. Finale

 

SHOW B Performance
June 14th
Volunteer Call Time: 3:00pm

Dancer Call Time: 3:30pm
Doors Open: 3:30pm
Performance Run: 4:00-6:30pm

June 15
th
Volunteer Call Time: 1:00pm
Dancer Call Time: 1:30pm
Doors Open: 1:30pm
Performance Run: 2:00-4:30pm

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


1. Opening Number
2. Backstory Scene
3. All Is Found
4. Faith In Me
5. Ballerina Music Box
6. Stand By Me
7. Cold Water
8. Kristoff & Anna Scene
9. Fixer Upper
10. Here Comes the Sun
11. Walking on Sunshine
12. The Look
13. Mr. Postman
14. Sway
15. Loading...
16. Did I Mention
17. Trolls
18. Let's Go
19. River Deep Mountain High
20. Rollin On the River
21. Truth I'm Standing On
22. Northuldra vs. Arendelle Scene
23. In Summer
24. Northuldra vs. Arendelle Pt. 2 Scene
25. Fighter
26. Westside Story
27. Cloudlight
28. Warrior
29. Skyscraper
30. Finding the Ship Scene
31. Finding the Ship Pt. 2
32. Do You Believe in Magic
33. The Journey/Wonderwall
34. Magic Happens
35. You Are My Sunshine
36. Gratitude
INTERMISSION

37. Trust About the Past Scene
38. Cold as Ice
39. Paint it Black
40. Smooth Criminal
41. Mannequin
42. The Abyss
43. Devil Went Down to Georgia
44. Radioactive
45. Truth About the Past Scene
46. Go The Distance
47. Adult Ballet
48. Don't Be So Hard on Yourself
49. The Next Right Thing
50. Destroy the Dam
51. Burn Baby Burn!
52. Rise
53. Exceptional
54. Reunion/Ending Scene
55. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
56. Ladies Night
57. My Hero
58. I'll Be There for You
59. Finale

 

Show Assignments

Costume Lookbook

Costume Lookbook
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Lean On Me
(Hip Hop Minis)

Classes:
Monday 11:15am Miss McKenna
Tuesday 4:15pm Miss Freya
Friday 11:00am Miss Maddison N.
Saturday 9:30am Miss Megan


Tights: Tan Tights & White Socks
Shoes: Black & White Converse High Tops
Accessories: Bow Barrette

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Army Air Corps
(Twinkle Babies)

Classes:
Monday 10:45am Miss McKenna
Tuesday 9:30am Miss Maddison N.
Wednesday 10:15am Miss McKenna
Thursday 5:45pm Miss Maddison N.
Saturday 9:00am Miss Megan


Tights: White
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Teardrop hat with bow and star details

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In Summer
(Creative Combo)
(Combo 1 Ballet)

Classes:
Wednesday 9:30am Miss McKenna
Wednesday 10:45am Miss McKenna
Thursday 9:30am Miss Freya

Saturday 9:45am Miss Freya

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: Headpiece with clip

 

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I Feel Good
(Creative Combo)

Classes:
Monday 5:15pm Miss Maddison N.
Tuesday 10:00am Miss Maddison N.
Thursday 5:00pm Miss Maddison N.
Friday 10:15am Miss Maddison N.


Tights: Tan
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: N/A


 

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Sea Cruise
(Creative Combo)

Classes:
Monday 10:00am Miss McKenna
Tuesday 5:00pm Miss Summer
Saturday 10:00am Miss Megan


Tights: Tan
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Satin hair bow

 

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Do You Believe In Magic
(Combo 1 Tap)

Classes:
Monday 3:00pm Miss Maddison N.
Tuesday 5:45pm Miss Maddison N.

(SPLIT CLASS) Wednesday 5:00pm Miss Summer
Thursday 3:30pm Miss Summer

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Black Taps
Accessories: Rhinestone headpiece with clip

 

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Go the Distance
(Combo 1 Ballet)

Classes:
Monday 3:00pm Miss Maddison N.
Tuesday 5:45pm Miss Maddison N.

(SPLIT CLASS) Wednesday 5:00pm Miss Summer
Thursday 3:00pm Miss Summer

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: Hair bow with clip

 

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Ain't No Mountain High Enough 
(Pre Jazz)
(Combo 1 Tap)

Classes:
Thursday 3:45pm Miss Freya
Saturday 9:45am Miss Freya


Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Rainbow sequin hair bow
 

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Chillin Like A Villain
(Pre Jazz)

Classes:
Wednesday 6:00pm Miss Kara

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Feather jewel hair clip

 

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Roam
(Pre Jazz)

Classes:
Monday 4:00pm Miss Maddison N.

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Ombré glitter hair bow

 

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Walking On Sunshine
(Pre Tap/Tap 1)

Classes:
Monday 6:30pm Miss Maddison N.
Wednesday 6:00pm Miss Summer


Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Sequin Hair Bow with Clip

 

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Walking On Sunshine
(Tap 2)

Classes:

Tuesday 3:45pm Miss Maddison N.
Wednesday 5:00pm Miss Maddison N.


Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Multicolor bow hair clip, satin ribbon shoe bows

 

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Truth I'm Standing On
(Pre Lyrical)
(Lyrical 2)

Classes:

Wednesday 4:00pm Miss Summer
Thursday 6:15pm Miss Maddison N.

Monday 6:15pm Miss Kara

Tights: Tan Stirrup Tights
Shoes: Tan Pirouettes
Accessories: Floral headpiece with clip

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Let it Go
(Pre Ballet)

Classes:

Monday 4:45pm Miss Kara
Tuesday 3:00pm Miss Summer
Saturday 10:45am Miss Freya


Tights: Pink Tights
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: Floral Barette

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Exceptional
(Pre Hip Hop)

Classes:

(SPLIT CLASS) Monday 5:30pm Mr. C
(SPLIT CLASS) Thursday 3:30pm Miss Maddison N.
(SPLIT CLASS) Friday 5:15pm Mr. C


Tights: Tan Tights & White Socks
Shoes: Black Pastry Pop Tart Sneakers
Accessories: Sequin scrunchie

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The Next Right Thing
(Primary Ballet)
(Ballet 1)

Classes:

Thursday 5:00pm Miss Madison D.
Tuesday 3:45pm Miss Summer

Tuesday 4:45pm Miss Maddison N.
Friday 6:00pm Miss Madison D.


Tights: Pink 
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: Jeweled headpiece with clip

 

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Did I Mention
(Jazz 1)

Classes:

(SPLIT CLASS) Monday 4:30pm Miss Megan
(SPLIT CLASS) Tuesday 4:45pm Miss Freya
(SPLIT CLASS) Wednesday 4:00pm Miss Kara


Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Jeweled hair bow with clip

 

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Show Yourself
(Lyrical 1)

Classes:

Wednesday 5:00pm Miss Kara

Tights: Tan Stirrup Tights
Shoes: Tan Pirouettes
Accessories: Appliqué for hair

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I'll Be There For You
(Combo 2 Tap)

Classes:

(SPLIT CLASS) Monday 3:30pm Miss Megan
(SPLIT CLASS) Tuesday 6:45pm Miss Maddison N.
(SPLIT CLASS) Saturday 9:00am Miss Freya


Tights: Tan Tights
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Hair bow with clip

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All Is Found
(Combo 2 Ballet)

Classes:

(SPLIT CLASS) Monday 3:30pm Miss Megan
(SPLIT CLASS) Tuesday 6:45pm Miss Maddison N.
(SPLIT CLASS) Saturday 9:00am Miss Freya


Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: Snowflake headpiece with clip

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Stand by Me
(Jazz 4)

Classes:

Tuesday 7:45pm Miss Freya

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: N/A

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Cold Water
(Hip Hop 2)
(Hip Hop 3)

Classes:

Monday 6:15pm Mr. C
Friday 7:00pm Mr. C
Tuesday 6:45pm Mr. C



Tights: Tan
Shoes: Black Pastry Pop Tart Sneakers
Accessories: Colorful bandana

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Fixer Upper
(Musical Theater)

Classes:

Saturday 10:45am Miss Megan
Saturday 11:30am Miss Megan



Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Paillette flower hair clip

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Here Comes the Sun
(Ballet 3)

Classes:

Friday 5:00pm Miss Madison D.
Thursday 6:00pm Miss Madison D.



Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: N/A

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Let's Go
(Hip Hop 1)

Classes:

Tuesday 5:45pm Mr. C
Friday 6:00pm Mr. C 



Tights: Tan
Shoes: Black Poptart Pastry
Accessories: Two hair poufs on clips

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River Deep Mountain High
(Combo 3/4)

Classes:

Wednesday 7:00pm Miss Summer 


Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Floral appliqué hair clip

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Rollin on the River
(Tap 3)

Classes:

Monday 7:15pm Miss Maddison N.
Wednesday 7:30pm Miss Maddison N. 



Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Taps
Accessories: Ultra Sparkle scrunchie

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Skyscraper
(Ballet 2)


Classes:

Friday 4:00pm Miss Maddison N.
Tuesday 5:45pm Miss Madison D.




Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballet
Accessories: Beaded appliqué for hair

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Magic Happens
(Jazz 2)


Classes:

Tuesday 6:45pm Miss Freya
Thursday 5:00pm Miss Freya



Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: N/A

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You Are My Sunshine
(Daddy Daughter)

Classes:

(SPLIT CLASS) Saturday 8:15am Miss Freya

Tights: Pink
Shoes: Pink Ballets
Accessories: Floral headpiece with clip

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Paint it Black
(Lyrical 3)

Classes:

Thursday 7:00pm Miss Freya


Tights: Tan Stirrup Tights
Shoes: Tan Pirouettes
Accessories: Appliqué headpiece

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Radioactive
(Jazz 3)

Classes:

Wednesday 4:00pm Miss Freya


Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz Shoes
Accessories: Two rhinestone barrettes

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Devil Went Down to Georgia
(Tap 4)

Classes:
Thursday 7:00pm Miss Maddison N.

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Tap Shoes
Accessories: Sequin hair appliqué; Ultra Sparkle point gloves.

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Don't Be So Hard on Yourself
(Jazz 3)

Classes:

Thursday 7:00pm Miss Maddison N.

Tights: Tan
Shoes: Tan Jazz Shoes
Accessories: Sequin ponytail cuff

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My Hero
(Lyrical 4)

Classes:

Thursday 7:00pm Miss Maddison N.

Tights: Tan Stirrup Tights
Shoes: Tan Pirouettes
Accessories: Large rhinestone barrette

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Fighter
(Adult Jazz)

Classes:

Wednesday 8:30pm Miss Maddison N.

Tights: Tan Tights
Shoes: Tan Jazz
Accessories: Rhinestone hair clip

Recital Week

Recital Week Rehearsal Details: June 10-15

Recital Week is an action-packed week where we move ALDA into the Bonita Center for the Arts & help our dancers learn their on stage traffic patterns, enterance and exit cues, and all the nitty gritty details that make for a flawless performance! EVERY SHOW will  have a full dress rehearsal to ensure all costume changes, side stage flow, & all transitions are perfect! These rehearsals are extremely important to the success of the show and are MANDATORY!

There are two types of rehearsals during this week:

  1. STAGING REHEARSALS - staging rehearsals are when your dancers will learn their on-stage spacing, traffic patterns, entrances /exits, & learn how to move about the backstage and side stage areas. These rehearsals require REGULAR DANCE WEAR (no costumes) & proper dance shoes. These rehearsals are generally shorter in length and parents are asked to remain on site while they wait for the rehearsal to finish. 

  2. DRESS REHEARSALS - dress rehearsals are a practice run through of the show just as it will occur on show day! Dancers will need to arrive in FULL COSTUME & HAIR just as they will on show day & bring all needed costumes, shoes, tights, & accessories. Backstage volunteers will also need to be present for dress rehearsal! Dress rehearsals are closed to an audience, and will run as long or slightly longer than the show length. Parents will check in dancers at the performer entrance and are free to leave if they wish. Our administration team will be active on our Instagram Stories & via email to keep parents informed of rehearsal status & when we are nearing pickup time. Dancers will be picked up at the side gated entrance opposite the performer entrance.  Action shots may be taken by our professional photographer during dress rehearsal so we encourage dancers to look their show time best!

 

 

Monday, June 10th REHEARSALS:

TBA!

Tuesday, June 11th REHEARSALS:

TBA!

Wednesday, June 12th REHEARSALS:

 

TBA!

 

Thursday, June 13th REHEARSALS:

TBA!

 

Friday, June 14th REHEARSALS:

 

TBA!

 

 

MORE INFO COMING SOON!
 

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 or  over a lip stick -- it has staying power and won't smear all over your dancer's face or costume!! A lip liner can achieve the same result if you line and fill in the lips!!

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. 

Need a garment bag or two? CLICK HERE for an example of what to look for in a garment bag! Remember, these can be used for years to come, so I advise selecting a great one! You want at least one side clear and separate pockets for accessories, tights, and 
shoes so nothing touches and snags/dirties something else!! 

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
COMING SOON!

Daddy Daughter Performance Details

All our incredible dads and daughters will have rehearsal on (TBA) at the Bonita Center for the Arts! Dancers and dads can wear regular active wear for this rehearsal! Dancers please wear your dance shoes!

Practice at home videos:
COMING SOON

Dads performance attire:

  • Dark colored dress/suit pants

  • White button down long sleeve shirt

  • Matching jacket (Optional)

  • Light Blue tie or bowtie (Optional)

  • Dark dress socks

  • Dark dress shoes
     

Daddy Daughter
Full Cast Finale

Full Cast Finale Details

Our Full Cast Finale is the final number of our show that highlights every participating dancer & allows our hard working kiddos to take the big bow they deserve in style! It's a ton of fun each season & we adore the special memories made and love seeing our dancers all together in celebration of their efforts.

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

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