Thank you for your interest in the Lindsey Claire Dance Company. Below you will find some helpful hints you will need to know to make sure each visit to our studio is a rewarding one for you and your child.
-Selecting the best class time for your busy schedule and being on time each week is important to your child. Physically class is designed from the first minute of warm up, then as we progress, to cool down each muscle group in a correct manner. This promotes a strong body and lessens the chance of an injury. Psychologically, arriving late distracts the mind to the discipline of the work. Most young children do not like to be singled out and are embarrassed when late. Many hesitate to participate and may eventually refuse to continue the class.
-It's best for your child to have the security of coming to class knowing what is expected, to fit in comfortably, and to recognize the other students. If for some reason you cannot attend class at the scheduled time, please call to let us know. It's also helpful for us to know if you have decided to cancel your place in class.
-It is important to come to class in proper dance attire. You can find what your child is required to wear to class each week under the "Classes & Schedule" tab at the top of the page. All dancers should come with their hair pulled back in a ponytail, bun, or braid so that hair is not a distraction while dancing.
-Please remove all jewelry from your dancer before attending class. The less adorned your child is the safer they will be in a class situation.
The Daddy/Daughter dance is a wonderful opportunity for Dad’s to spend quality time with their Daughters. Together they will learn a dance that they will perform during the recital. This will be part of our Finale for this year’s recital. Dancers and Dad’s pay a one time fee and rehearse once a month for 5 months. Dancers must be 3 years of age by January 1, 2018 in order to participate in the Daddy/Daughter dance. For the recital the dancers wear a white dress and the dads wear a dark suit. Since we know it can be frustrating locating a white dress we will have some options available for you to order online.
Please read the following information very carefully before committing to the Daddy/Daughter Dance 2018.
The non-refundable fee to participate is $99 (includes all rehearsals, dress rehearsal and a choreography video). This fee is non-refundable, so moms, make sure the dad actually knows about the dance, rehearsal dates, and times and is fully committed before signing up.
The Daddy/Daughter dance is great fun but it also involves lifting your daughter (sometimes over your head-for smaller/younger dancers), memorizing choreography and several hours of rehearsals. If you have back problems or other physical conditions that prohibit you from lifting your daughter, please check with your doctor and contact us before you register.
There are 5 rehearsals on the following (tentative) dates* at the following tentative times* of 11:00-11:30.
January 20th, February 17th, March 31st, April 21st, May 12th plus a dress rehearsal.
*We try not to change the rehearsal schedule, but this is “showbiz” and circumstances beyond our control sometimes cause schedule changes. If the schedule is adjusted we will provide at least 24 hours notice.
At LCDC, we believe in creating positive experiences and lasting memories. The Daddy/Daughter dance is an experience that will last a lifetime! Spending time at rehearsal and working through choreography with your daughter is never time wasted. The memories of class, in fact, are as significant as performing the actual dance on stage in front of an audience. Try to remember this important fact if you feel confused, frustrated and tired during rehearsal. This time with your daughter is for you and your daughter… it is unique, important and very special.
All rehearsals are “Closed Rehearsals”, meaning Moms, friends and family may not watch the daddy daughter rehearsals.
We realize that many dads travel out of town on business, however rehearsal attendance is very important. You may miss only one rehearsal (not the dress rehearsal) and you should try not to miss any of the last three rehearsals, which is when actual on-stage placements occur. Unfortunately, we are unable to alter the rehearsal schedule to accommodate individual travel plans, illness, vacation etc.
**Please note that we will be having 3 recitals this year. Depending on the amount of participants we have in our Daddy/Daughter dance will depend on which recital Finale you are assigned to. We will try our best to keep everyone in the same show for their class dance and Daddy/Daughter. We will know in January which recital you will be participating in.
How do I sign up for the Daddy/Daughter Dance?
We are accepting registrations NOW! Log in to your studio director account and register today online: http://bit.ly/1GgpUIc. You must be registered and paid in full by January 1. We will not accept any new registrations after the first rehearsal. If the fee is not paid for in full by the January 1 deadline it will be drafted with January’s monthly tuition draft.
*Granddads, Uncles, Big Brothers, Cousins, Friends, Guardians are invited to perform if a dancer’s father is absent or otherwise unable to perform. If you’re lucky enough to be a dancer with two moms and no “father”, pick one of your moms, buy a white dress and a dark suit and dance your heart out! If you have two dads, train them both! Since we will have two shows, you can dance in more than one show.If you have a different, unique situation, shoot us an email and we’ll figure out a way to make your dreams come true.
We will be having open auditions for Main Character parts and Opening/Closing scenes for our 2018 recital. We will need dancers and tumblers from all genres to participate.
The audition is free and will occur on Saturday, JANUARY 6. Those that receive roles will be responsible for the performance fee and costume fees for their roles. To audition all students must be the age of 6 by January 1, 2018. Audition forms may be picked up at the front desk. All forms are due by Monday, December 18th.
Auditions are: Saturday, December 6TH at 10:00 AM (Results posted by January 20th)
All main characters will have private rehearsal times, in class rehearsal times, and Saturday practices. Opening & Closing numbers will have rehearsals on Saturdays in the Spring.
Casting For: ALICE, MAD HATTER, OPENING & CLOSING NUMBER AND MORE!
Please read the following carefully:
REHEARSALS: The rehearsal process is very important. Your child will be expected to attend all rehearsals. We understand that unforeseen circumstances sometimes occur. Therefore, if needed, two excused absences will be permitted. You may not be allowed to miss the last three rehearsals that are scheduled.
OUR FIRST REHEARSAL IS THE CHOREOGRAPHY REHEARSAL. THIS IS MANDATORY TO PARTICIPATE AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE MAY BE MISSED!!! IT IS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH.
Rehearsals will be on February 17, March 3, March 31, April 7, April 21, May 5, May 12 & May 18. Extra rehearsals might be scheduled if needed. The above dates are tentative and we will always give at least 24 hours notice of any changes. You will also be expected to stay for an extra rehearsal on Friday, May 18 after the full dress rehearsal that evening. Rehearsal times will be held between the hours of 11:00-3:00 on those Saturdays. Rehearsal schedules and casting will be posted in the studio and emailed by January 20. Dancers will not be scheduled for more than one hour per role. Parents are responsible for keeping up with communications and rehearsal schedule changes. If you are not receiving emails from us, notify us immediately.
FEES: Auditions are free. There is a $99 performance fee which includes the audition, all rehearsals, and the dress rehearsal. For our opening & closing scenes the costume fee is $85 per costume. For our main character roles costumes will not exceed $150. The performance fee and costume fees may be paid in full by January 1 and are not refundable. If the fee is not paid for in full by the January 1 deadline it will be drafted with January’s monthly tuition draft.
**KEEP IN MIND ALL MAIN CHARACTER ROLES MAY BE ASKED TO TAKE PRIVATE LESSONS & ATTEND IN CLASS REHEARSALS WITH CLASSES THEY PERFORM WITH DURING THE SPRING.
**ALSO ALL MAIN CHARACTER ROLES & OPENING & CLOSING NUMBERS MUST BE PRESENT & PARTICIPATE IN ALL THREE RECITAL SHOWS & REHEARSALS - 1:00, 3:00, 6:00.
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