June Recital

Factory
104 East Knapp Avenue | Edgewater, FL. 32132
(386) 690.6167 | dancefactorynsb01@gmail.com

Dear Parents and Students,
For 20 years, Dance Factory has provided students with an exciting performance experience through its recital. The annual staple of the dance school, the recital, conjures images of childhood for many. It’s a rite of passage for thousands of youngsters, a chance to shine in front of family and friends that they anticipate with nervous excitement.
The recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress. A big part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. The experience helps build self-esteem, self-assurance, and contributes to a sense of confidence. Although performance opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in dance, they also contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities. That onstage experience can result in better in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong interview skills for future college or job opportunities.
The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the children develop retention skills, and by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result. Dedication to recital commitments is the responsibility of both students and their parents. We’ve created this handbook in an effort to clarify what we expect from you in terms of commitments and responsibility to the annual recital, the school, and other students and parents.
Home Study To ensure that the students feel confident about their performance, we ask parents and guardians to encourage them to rehearse their recital choreography on a regular basis. You can find rehearsal videos at our Facebook page @dancefactorynsb01 (rehearsal page).
Important Dates
Date                    Event                 Location

Thursday, April 1st 2021 Recital Fee Due Dance Factory
Friday, May 21st, 2021 Tickets go on Sale @ 4:00 PM Dance Factory
Saturday, May 29th , 2021 Recital Photos @ TBD Dance Factory
Sunday, May 30th, 2021 View Photos @ TBD Dance Factory
Friday, June 25th, 2021 Mandatory Rehearsal The Coliseum
176 N Beach St, Daytona Beach
Saturday, June 26th, 2021 20th Annual Dance Recital The Coliseum
176 N Beach St, Daytona Beach

By allowing your child to participate Dance Factory’s recital, you commit yourself and/or your child to the following dates and events.
Updates
As the season progresses, additional recital information or updates will be posted on the Dance Factory website, www.dancefactorynsb.com , in monthly newsletters, and on front door of the locker room in the studio lobby. Make it your responsibility to keep abreast of this important information.
Our goal is to make the recital an organized, exciting experience for everyone involved. It’s a team effort; students, their parents, the teachers\ director are key players in the show’s success

PART 2:
Recital Fee
In an effort to provide every child an opportunity to participate and put on a professional show each family has a $100.00 recital fee due April 1st. Cost associated with recital fee include, venue, light & light technician, sound technician, printing of programs, props recital t-shirt, video & participation medals.
Each dancer will receive Recital T-shirt, professional recorded Recital DVD & Medal.
Please let Miss Megan Know your child t-shirt size at the time of paying recital fee.
Costumes
They are always age-appropriate and of the highest quality possible. Pre Dance students will need one costume with attachments for their 2 dances; all other students will need one costume for each subject they train in. Shoes and tights are not included.
Costume Deposits In an effort to ensure that costumes are delivered in time for school photographs and an organized distribution to our students, costume orders are placed during the December holiday break. Costume manufacturers do not accept cancellations or offer refunds; therefore the school does not refund costume deposits. Parents or guardians accept full responsibility for all expenses, including surcharges and postage for costumes that are ordered late. Dance Factory is not responsible if costumes are not received in time for the recital due to late payments..
Sizing
Costume measuring begins during November and December, during scheduled class times. Each child will be measured in order to determine his or her proper costume size(s). Alterations Although rare, alterations are sometimes needed after the costumes have been distributed and are the sole responsibility of the student’s parent or guardian. Please contact Dance Factory office for recommended seamstress.
NEW Students that wish to participate in the June recital please let Miss Megan know immediately.

 Distribution
 Costumes will be distributed when all outstanding balances for the season (including tuition) are paid in full. The deadline for all costume balances was December 18th. If you registered in January – March 2021 Please see Miss Megan for costume information if you wish to participate in the June Recital. Class photos will be taken in May. To ensure that there are no costume problems, students should not wear their costumes, accessories, or tights prior to the photo session, dress rehearsal, or performance.
 
Withdrawal
 No refunds will be made if a parent or guardian withdraws a child from the school after costumes have been ordered and prior to the recital. Parent or guardians may pick up purchased costumes at the school at the time of general costume distribution and up to 15 days after the performance or pay a $25 cancellation fee for each costume ordered.

 Costume Expense
 The cost of costumes is $70 + tax for pre-dance classes. $75 +tax for 2 in1 costumes. Any special orders, including extra-large sizes, may require an additional charge (determined by the costume company). Additional charges are the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian. Accessories, such as headpieces or gloves, are included in the cost of the costume.
((Tights and shoes are not included.))
New Students that register between January – March. Full Costume balance is due April 14th. Or Costume Deposit Program  (CDP) is available for April & May. Please see Miss Megan for your costume order form.
 Costume Care
We recommend that each student’s name be placed in his or her costumes, shoes, accessories, and tights. Place the costumes in a garment bag with your child’s name on the outside. Pack accessories in a clear plastic bag with your child’s name on the bag and on each item. Hats should be stored in a container to prevent damage. Press all costumes prior to the dress rehearsal and the performance. Please do not wash costumes in your washing machine; dry clean them only (after the recital).
.Shoes
Should be polished and cleaned up. Make sure that all shoes have their name in them on the inside of the shoes. Please do NOT write on the bottom of the shoes.

Costume Tips:

  • Always have a second pair of tights available.
  • Place costumes in a garment bag for travel.
  • Carry hats in a container to prevent them from damage.
  • Hang and press costumes before each performance.
  • Place your name in all costumes and shoes on the inside of shoe or garment.
  • Clean all shoes before photos, rehearsal & recital.

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 Tights
To ensure that there are no discrepancies in color and style, students are required to have the same tights for their classes. Tights are available from dancewear stores. Be sure to purchase the correct style. Please purchase new tights for the recital, and do not wear or wash them before the dress rehearsal or performance. (Note: Having a second pair of tights on hand offers students and parents a great sense of security.) Tight brands that are exceptive Capezio & Bodywrapper only.
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Tights Colors for all Classes

  • Pre Dance                   Color: White       Style#C80
  • Level 1                         Color: White        Style#C80
  • Ballet Level 2, 3, 4 & Adult   Color: Theatrical Pink  Style# C81 & A81
  • Jazz & Tap 2, 3, 4 & Adult     Color: Jazzy Tan   or Coffee     Style# C81 & A81
  • Lyrical 3 & 4         Color: Jazzy Tan or Coffee    Style# C32 & A32
  • Boys Ballet Tights     Color: Black       Style# B90
Hair and Makeup
All female students are required to wear makeup for the recital: lipstick, blush, eye shadow, and mascara. For the boys, a little blush works well so they are not washed out under the stage lights.
  • Lipstick – Maybelline Optic Ruby# 310 or All Day Cherry #015
  • Blush- Maybelline Berry #55
  • Mascara – black      Eyeliner – Black
  • Eyeshadow – Maybelline Natural Smokes or Chai Latte 22Q
 Uniform hairstyles are required. All female dancer and pre dance students must wear their hair in a ballet bun or French braid bun. No bangs or beads are allowed unless instructed by teacher. Dancers with short hair must pull their hair away from the face.
PART 3:
Be Prepared Pre-Planning
The recital isn’t a one-day activity. Gather all costumes, accessories, shoes, and makeup several days in advance so you’ll know if something is missing or isn’t right. Make a checklist of your child’s routines, listing their costume, tights, shoes, and any accessories, and refer to it to make sure you have all your supplies before going to the theater. Bring at least one extra pair of tights of each color. Also bring extra hair gel, hair nets, bobby pins, and hairspray.
PART 4:
Dress Rehearsal
Participation in the dress rehearsal is mandatory.
The dress rehearsal allows the students to become familiar with the auditorium surroundings and feel comfortable with their performance, costume(s), and being onstage. Lighting, music cues, set changes, and all other logistics for an organized and professional performance are rehearsed so that the students make the best impression possible. We run an organized and timely dress rehearsal; your help with the process will guarantee a professional production.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to curtain time. Students may arrive in their first performance costume or may change in the dressing room.  This is a full dress rehearsal all dances should have hair and makeup done as well. A run-through of the finale will take place at the dress rehearsal. Schedule and class rehearsal times will be sent out at the end of May.

PART 5:
Student Drop-Off and Pickup Dress Rehearsal
Drop-Off and Pickup Parent or guardian should bring the students to back stage door in the auditorium, where they will be checked in and placed under the supervision of their backstage class mom(s). Parent or guardian for pre dance and level 1 Only may remain in the auditorium on the upper level until his or her child(ren) has been dismissed.  Dress Rehearsal Dismissal Students will be dismissed from rehearsal once they have completed all of their routines.
 Recital Performance Arrival and Dismissal
Parents or guardians should bring the students to back stage door in the auditorium, where they will be checked in and placed under the supervision of their class mom(s). Students will remain backstage for the entire performance. After the finale, Parents can pick their child up from the stage back stage door. Parents are not allowed in the dressing rooms after the children have been checked in for their dance.
Special note: Please do not attempt to pick up your child during the performance. All students will be under the supervision of responsible adults and will be safe for the length of the performance.

PART 6:
Recital Photography 
Where: Dance Factory
When: May 29th, 2021
Time: TBD

Class photos on will be taken on May 29th. Please confirm your child’s time on the schedule that will be post in the beginning of May.
All students are required to be present for their class picture. After the group photo shoot, students may choose to have solo portraits made in any or all of their costumes. There is no obligation to purchase photos. Photos will be ready for viewing on May 30th at the Dance Factory. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your child’s scheduled time, since photo shoots tend to run ahead of schedule.
Photo Shoot Hair and Makeup Consider it the same as a performance. All female students are required to wear makeup: lipstick, blush, eye shadow, and mascara. For the boys, a little blush works well. Uniform hairstyles are required. All female students must wear their hair in a bun or French braid. No bangs or beads are allowed. Dancers with short hair must pull their hair away from the face.

PART 7:
 Recital Tickets Ticket Policies
Tickets go on sale MAY 21st  @  the Dance Factory at 4:00PM, cost $20.00 per ticket or Full table of 4 $65.00. Seating charts are available in the Dance Factory’s front lobby. All tables are reserved seating. Tickets will sellout and will not be available the day of the show.

Ticket Pricing        $20.00 per seat
$65.00 for a table of 4

All studio accounts (tuition, costumes, etc.) must be paid in full before any family member may purchase recital tickets. We would like to create an organized and professional atmosphere, all tickets are reserved seating, doors will open 30 minutes before show time, all seating is reserved seating. Each member of the family must have a ticket to enter the theatre. No children will be allowed to sit on a parent’s lap. Only Under the Age of 2. Please do NOT allow Children to run around the theater, this is distracting to audience members. All of our recitals are considered family entertainment and are two hours in length.

PART 8:
Recital Policies Video and Photography
Parents Please note: No flash photography will be allowed at the recital.
We will have a photographer & videographer in the auditorium taking photos of the entire event during the rehearsal and recital.

Auditorium Rules

  • No smoking/vaping is allowed in the auditorium or dressing rooms.
  • When dancer are not onstage, dancers must remain in the dressing rooms with their class moms during the recital and rehearsal.
  • Backstage or dressing rooms during rehearsals or the recital off limits to all guest, family and friends.  The same applies during intermission and after the show. There is a lot of backstage activity in a limited space, and dressing rooms are a private area. Please remind your family and guests to be respectful of these areas. Those who wish to greet a performer after the show or present flowers should do so in the lobby areas.
 PART 9:
Recital Yearbook-Program
Each year Dance Factory publishes an annual yearbook-program for the recital. “Well-wisher” and commercial ads are available. All students have the opportunity to purchase and sell ads, but participation is not required. Please see Miss Megan for commercial ads forms.
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PART 10:
Volunteer Information
Anyone interested in volunteering to help backstage is welcome. A volunteer form is required. There will be an orientation for all volunteers before dress rehearsal, and all must abide by the policies set forth by the Dance Factory. The recital weekend is a hectic experience; all volunteers must work in a cooperative manner at all times. Our backstage crew work very hard to put an efficient system in place, and we ask that all volunteers rely on their experience and follow their instructions. All volunteers will receive an identification badge at the dress rehearsal, which must be worn in the theater at all times. Please do not bring guests, including children, with you while you are volunteering.

  • Class mom: Ensure that children are safe and accounted for when not onstage. Check for proper attire and escort children to and from the stage for their performances.
  • Security: Check dancers in as they arrive at the theater and release them when they are picked up. Ensure that only authorized personnel volunteers are backstage. Making sure the side doors are not used during performances.
  • Usher: Escort ticket holders to their seats; distribute programs, open doors for intermission.
  • Flower sales: Arrange and sell presentation bouquets at the theater.
  • Picture Day / Dress Rehearsal: Help keep the day organized. Hand out T-shirts, programs, helping in the audience, crowd control, runner, etc.
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Our mailing address is:

Dance Factory104 East Knapp Ave. Unit B

Edgewater, Florida 32132