Producers: Bondy Juarez and Elizabeth Gavalda
INFORMATION PACKET – HOLIDAY SHOW 2017
Lead Auditions – Saturday, September 23 – 2-3pm – East
Last Day to Sign Up- Wednesday, September 27th – Sign up Genius ONLY
Cast List Posted- Friday, September 29th
Payment Due– Wednesday, October 4th
Measurement Day- October 4th 4:30-7:00pm @ RDC Main
SHOW- SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16th – 2pm & 5pm
The Concept of our show
RDC presents its 12th Holiday Show “A Nutcrackers Gift”, based on the 2nd act of the famous Nutcracker ballet. We will transport you to a land full of your favorite sweets and treats. A story of Clara and her Nutcracker with a pay it forward twist in a fantasy world full of many delicious treat each one special in their own way.
This winter, Revolution Dance Center will be putting on its 12th Annual Holiday show, entitled “A Nutcracker’s Gift” This is an extra performance opportunity with rehearsals outside of regular class time. We would be thrilled to have your child as a dancer in our latest production. We have included information about the show numbers, dates and times of rehearsals (Subject to change based upon the progress of each number), performance dates and times, parent involvement opportunities and the participation cost for each dancer.
There are no auditions for most of the numbers. There will be auditions for lead roles only ages 10 and above for the more advanced dancers. If you are interested in participating in this show, there will be a link (sign-up genius) in our September newsletter, on our website and on Facebook. You can sign up for the style of dance that you want your child to perform, even if he or she is not taking that type of dance. There will be NO sign ups at the Studio. The Cast list will be posted on the website at www.revolutiondancecenter.com and the RDC Facebook page on September 29th. Rehearsals will start on Saturday Oct. 7th, 2017 and will run for 9 weeks on Saturdays from 12:30 to 4:25pm (approximately 1 hour for each number). If this is something that your dancer would be interested in, RDC will need a full commitment and payment by Wednesday, October 4th.
Please remember to come in, make your payment and get measured on –Wednesday, October 4th 4:30-7:00pm @ RDC Main
Please understand that this show requires a significant amount of time and energy for everyone involved. If you have any conflicts that will coincide with any of the show’s rehearsals, please e-mail Mrs. Julie Kay at Juliekayrdc@gmail.com; please note that there are a maximum number of 2 excused absences for the entire show. We ask that if an unavoidable emergency comes up that the cast member please call the front desk before that rehearsal. Attending rehearsals regularly insures that your child will be prepared for the stage. We encourage parents to bring a video camera to tape the last 15 minutes of rehearsal so their dancer can practice at home. We will also video tape each routine for the first 4 weeks and post it on our RDC YouTube page (https://www.youtube.com/user/jkdcrdc/videos?view=1). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask any choreographers or the front desk we will be more than happy to assist you.
All rehearsals for the holiday show will be held at RDC – 2287 or 2233 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, CA 91020
This will be a fun show for the whole family and we look forward to having you join us for this experience.
Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to teach your children!
Dance Happy, RDC
HOLIDAY SHOW NUMBERS AND REHEARSALS
Please understand if your dancer has a regular class on Saturdays, he or she may be too tired to do class and rehearsal on Saturdays during October and November – Consider moving your class to another day or doing make up classes for these 9 weeks, starting Oct. 7th. No refunds will be given on classes missed during the Holiday Show. Please note, some age groups may ultimately be combined based on sign ups.
SIGN UPS WILL BE ONLINE THROUGH SIGN UP GENIUS – YOU WILL SIGN UP FOR THE ROUTINE YOU WANT YOUR DANCER TO PERFORM
|Style||Age||Date & Time||Studio||Teacher|
|Ballet “Angels”||3-4yrs.||Sat. 2:00-2:45||H (East 2233 Honolulu)||Elizabeth|
|Hip Hop “Gingersnaps”||5-6yrs.||Sat. 1:30-2:25||G (East 2233 Honolulu)||Brim|
|Tap “Hershey Kisses”||5-6yrs.||Sat. 2:30-3:25||E (East 2233 Honolulu)||Liz|
|Jazz “Russians”||7-9yrs.||Sat. 3:00-3:55||G (East 2233 Honolulu)||Elizabeth|
|JR Rockettes “Peppermints”||7-9yrs.||Sat. 1:30-2:25||C (Main 2287 Honolulu)||Lauren|
|Lyrical/Modern “Marzipan”||7-12yrs.||Sat. 2:30-3:25||C (Main 2287 Honolulu)||Charlotte|
|Musical Theater/Jazz “Spearmints”||10-12 yrs.||Sat. 2:30-3:25||A (Main 2287 Honolulu)||Lauren|
|Ballet “Spanish”||Level 1C, 2B, 2C||Sat. 1:30-2:25||A (Main 2287 Honolulu)||Bondy|
|SR Rockettes “TBA”||12+yrs.||Sat. 1:30-2:25||B (Main 2287 Honolulu)||Liz|
|JR. RBC “Chinese”||Already Cast||In Class||Bondy|
|“Waltz of the Flowers”||Level 5 A and B||In Class||Zareh/Ava|
|Dance Ambassadors “Lollipops”||Already Cast||In Class||Amanda/Ali|
|Contemporary “Arabian”||13+ yrs||Sat. 12:30-1:25||H (East 2233 Honolulu)||Eric|
All Rehearsals must be attended!
Rehearsals will be held at RDC Main-2287 Honolulu Avenue or East – 2233 Honolulu Ave. Montrose, CA 91020
Saturday Oct. 7th, 14th , 21nd, 28th Nov. 4th, 11th, 18th Dec 2nd Run through Dec 9th (3-6pm)
How To Sign Up on Sign Up Genius
- Click on link on RDC Website OR in September Newsletter OR on Facebook – It will be in your “Signups I’ve Been Invited To” section.
- Find the correct age bracket AND style you want to sign up for – Click on “Sign Up” (blue button).
- In “My Comment” – enter YOUR CHILD’S NAME and AGE – Enter your cell number in the space provided.
- Click “Sign Up Now” (blue button)
- The screen will confirm what you signed up for.
- If you want to sign up for more than 1 number or more than 1 child – Click the “Back to Sign up” button on the confirmation page.
- If you want to sign up for Backstage Moms – there is a space for that too. In the “My Comment” section – put your child’s name.
Sign up genius link: Sign Up Here Now!
Pot Luck Cast Party
Saturday, December 2nd 6:00pm-8:00pm in Studio E
All Cast members and families come enjoy showing off your routine, crafts and of course a DANCE PARTY! Paper Rabbit will also be at the party for you to purchase Nutcracker customized ornaments. There will be a signup genius for potluck items.
Dress Rehearsal (Mandatory)
Saturday, December 16th 10:30 am-12:00pm
Glendale High School Auditorium
1440 East Broadway Ave Glendale Ca, 91205
Saturday, December 16rd 2 & 5 pm
Glendale High School Auditorium
1440 East Broadway Ave Glendale Ca, 91205
RDC’s Holiday Show will be performed at Glendale High School Auditorium, 1440 East Broadway Ave Glendale CA 91205 on Saturday, Dec. 16th at 2 & 5pm. Your dancer will be performing in both shows. The dress rehearsal will be on Saturday, Dec. 16th from 10:30am -12pm.
Each show will be approximately 1 hour with no intermission. Every dancer must arrive to the theater in full costume and make-up 45min before show time. There will be a check in area for the dancers when you drop them off backstage. We will have our teachers and backstage mothers escort the dancers backstage to insure their safety. More information regarding drop off and pick up will be given at dress rehearsal.
Tickets for the performances will go on sale, Monday, November 6th at 7am online only through TutuTix. A link will be available from the front page of our website. The show will be reserved seating only at $15 each, plus a service fee. There will be separate tickets for each show. Ticket sales are FINAL, no exchanges for a different show, returns or refunds. NO EXCEPTIONS! Tickets will be $20 on the day of the show.
Videotaping – No DVD will be made of the show, you will be able to videotape the show from a designated area but not from your seat.
Please understand that the cost to participate includes all rehearsals, a costume for 1 dance that you will get to keep (except tutus), staging and prop fees. You will be responsible for shoes and tights for your dancer. If your dancer is cast in more than 1 number, there is an additional fee of $85.00.
Dancers ages 3 to 10 yrs — $275.00
Dancers 11 yrs and up — $295.00
Dance Ambassadors — $145.00
Chinese, Waltz of the Flowers & Leads – $50.00
Participation Fee and commitment is due in full by Wednesday, October 4th at RDC Main. We will be ordering costumes after the first rehearsal so there are no refunds. Autodebit is not available for this performance – you must come in to the studio to pay the participation fee.
Your participation fee includes your costume for the performance. You will need to provide your own tights and shoes. Dancers will be measured on Wednesday, Oct. 4th from 4:30-7:00pm at RDC Main. Just come to the front desk. If you absolutely can’t be there, we will measure during the first rehearsal. Costumes will be ordered the day after the first rehearsal for all dancers who have been measured and paid their performance fees. Late fees and increased shipping costs may be incurred if payment or measurements are delayed.
Parent Involvement Opportunities
Performance groups under 10 years old will need 1 or 2 backstage mothers (sorry dads!). If your dancer is under 10 years old, please look for the RDC September newsletter link (sign-up genius) if you would like to be a backstage mother.
Your duties would include:
- Keeping dancers supervised, quiet & content before they go on stage.
- Prepare them for entrance on stage (once you have volunteered, you will have a line-up of the students and you will become familiar with them, also, teachers will ask you to come into rehearsal as it gets closer to the performance for specific instructions).
- Making any necessary adjustments to their costume to keep them uniform etc. & touching up their make-up just before they go out on stage to keep them all looking stage-ready
- Delivering the class to the Stage Right Attendant (once you have given the students to the attendant you will be permitted to leave, this will give you plenty of time to get to your seat & see your dancer).
- Retrieving the students after their dance and taking them to their staging area until their parent or guardian comes for them.
Usher Dads. Dads, here is your chance! Help out ushering guests into the auditorium and passing out memory books. You will be in your seat in time for the show – Guaranteed! Sign up using the sign up genius link if you would like to help.