Below is a copy of the letter that was sent home with your students. As always, please reach out with any further questions. We are so proud of our dancers and look forward to sharing the results of their hard work with friends and family on June 16th! ~ The CBM team
Dear Dancers and Parents,
As you all know we are beginning preparations for our Spring Dance Concert. Please read this letter carefully as it contains a lot of important show information. The shows will be at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center located at 471 Stroudwater Street Westbrook, ME (Westbrook Middle School) on Saturday, June 16th. There will be a matinee at 1:00 pm and an evening show at 7:00 pm.
When is my dancer performing? If you are receiving this letter, your dancer is performing in the Evening Show.
EVENING SHOW- SATURDAY JUNE 16TH @ 7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30pm)
*Students in more than one class or siblings dancing in different classes may be scheduled in each performance.*
A detailed rehearsal schedule is attached. Rehearsal time is very tight so it’s important for the dancers to arrive at least ten minutes early prepared with costume on and hair and makeup complete to go on stage at the assigned time. TEN minutes before your rehearsal time, please meet in the Gymnasium, where group photos will be taken. Dancers will be brought to the auditorium to run their dance on stage and return to the gymnasium for pick up. Only dancers will be allowed in the auditorium during rehearsal. Food is allowed in the cafeteria only, not in the auditorium.
The rehearsals are very important for the dancers to become accustomed to the stage and for the choreographers to make adjustments as needed for staging. Anyone who misses his/her dress rehearsal or has an outstanding balance for tuition or costumes will not be allowed to perform in the show.
DROP OFF/PICK UP
Dancers should report to the GYMNASIUM by 6:30 PM on Saturday, June 16, dressed in their costume, or first costume if in multiple pieces, with hair and make up complete. Dancers will be escorted to and from the stage, and will be able to watch part of the show from the auditorium.
After the show you may pick your dancer up in the GYMNASIUM. For the safety of our dancers, no dismissals will be permitted prior to the end of the show. Thank you for your cooperation!
****There will be no kids classes held at the studio Friday or Saturday, June 15 and 16. Please report directly to the theater for your scheduled dress rehearsal.****
Costumes will go home with dancers in the coming weeks. Please note that while we order costumes based on your child’s specific measurements, costumes are not custom made and will likely need simple adjustments such as hemming or adjusting of straps.
Simple stage makeup, such as soft pink blush and lipstick or gloss, is recommended for young dancers. Teens and adults may wish to add mascara and eyeshadow in neutral colors.
**Dancers with an outstanding balance will not be permitted to take their costume(s) home until their balance is paid.**
Class photos will be taken at the time of rehearsal. It is important your dancer show up to the gymnasium, at the designated rehearsal time, dressed in his/her costume. Dancers may also opt to have individual photos taken at this time. Photos can be picked up at Casco Bay Movers Dance Studio, approximately 2-3 weeks after the performance. Casco Bay Movers will send an email stating the photos are available for pick up.
Bruce Haskell Photography www.brucehaskellphotography.com (207-828-3903)
Both shows will be professionally recorded. You may purchase your video online at www.luminosea.com. Order forms will also be available at the box office and Casco Bay Movers front desk. EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR DVD ORDERS: SAVE $10 IF YOU PAY FOR YOUR DVD BY JUNE 1. (NORMALLY $35)
Luminosea Video Productions: Petr Marecek www.luminosea.com (207-776-4748)
Please note: Photography & Video Recording are not permitted during performances.
We will need volunteers to usher, help out backstage and sit in the auditorium during the performances. Volunteers will be able to see most of the performance. For more information and to sign up to volunteer, please visit the CBM front desk.
Portland Youth Dance Raffle, Flower & Bake Sales
PYD will raffle a Casco Bay Movers 10 class dance card (a value of $155) in addition to selling flowers for your special dancer, and tasty treats in the lobby at both performances. All proceeds will benefit the Portland Youth Dance Scholarship and Outreach Programs.
Tickets: Evening Performance – RESERVED SEATING
In an effort to alleviate congestion and stress at the door on performance day, we are pleased to offer reserved seating. Purchase early for best selection.
Tickets go on sale at the studio beginning Tuesday, May 15th at 3:00pm. There will be no refunds or exchanges for ticket purchases.
*Advanced Price: Before June 14th: MasterCard, Visa, Discover or Cash/Check accepted
$20 ($18 for senior citizens 65+ and children 10 & under)
*Theater Price: Starting Friday June 15th tickets will be available at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center Box Office. You can buy tickets during rehearsal times only, and one hour prior to the shows. Cash or Check ONLY.
$22 ($20 for senior citizens 65+ and children 10 & under)
Dress Rehearsal Schedule for Friday, June 15th at Westbrook Performing Arts Center
Call Time Class
3:45pm Hip Hop 5 & 6 w/ Elizabeth & Amanda
4:00pm Hip Hop 2 w/ Elizabeth/Kristina Tuesdays 5pm
4:15pm Teen Jazz w/ Julie Thursdays 7pm
4:30pm Contemporary 2 w/ Julie Mondays 6:45pm
4:45pm Hip Hop 3 w/ Amanda Thursdays 7:30pm
5:00pm Hip Hop 2 w/ Amanda Thursdays 6:30pm
5:15pm Modern 4 Allie Thursdays 5:30pm
5:30pm PYD Co 2 for Matinee
5:45pm Modern 1 w/ Elizabeth/Allie Mondays 4pm
6:00pm Jazz 2 w/ Elizabeth/Rachel Thursdays 5:30pm
6:15pm Ballet 2-3 w/ Allie Wednesday 5pm
~TECH CREW BREAK~
7:00pm Teen Hip Hop w/ Allie Wednesday 6:15pm
7:15pm PYD Crew for Matinee
7:30pm Contemporary Wkshp w/ Emily Tuesdays 7:15pm
7:45pm Adult Repertory Group w/ Kate Tuesdays 7:15pm
8:00pm PYD Co for Matinee
8:15pm Jazz 3 w/ Elizabeth/Emily Wednesdays 7pm
8:30pm Hip Hop Rep w/ Cassandra Mondays 7:30pm
8:45pm Jazz 4 & 5 w/ Kate Mondays
Dress Rehearsal Schedule for Saturday, June 16th at Westbrook Performing Arts Center
Call Time Class
3:00pm Hip Hop 4 w/ Elizabeth/Kristina Tuesday 3:45pm
3:15pm PYD Co for Evening
3:30pm Freestyle w/ Elizabeth/Kristina Fridays 5pm
3:45pm PYD Co 2 for Evening
4:00pm Ballet 2 w/ Kate Fridays 5:30pm
4:15pm PYD Crew for Evening
4:30pm Modern 3 w/ Rachel Tuesdays 4:45pm
4:45pm Contemporary 1 w/ Rachel Wednesdays 5pm
5:00pm Tap 3 w/ Vanessa Tuesdays 4:45pm
5:15pm Modern 2 w/ Wendee Wednesdays 3:30pm
5:30pm Musical Theater w/ Vanessa Wednesdays 4pm
5:45pm Tap 2 w/ Vanessa Tuesdays 3:45pm
6:00pm Ballet 3 w/ Kate Mondays 4:45pm
Dress Rehearsal Reminders: Rehearsal time is very tight so it’s important for the dancers to arrive at least 10 minutes early prepared with costume on and hair and makeup complete. TEN minutes before your scheduled rehearsal time, please meet in the Gymnasium, where group photos will be taken. Dancers will be brought to the Auditorium to run their dance on stage and returned to the gymnasium for pick up. The rehearsals are very important for the dancers to become accustomed to the stage. Dancers who miss their dress rehearsals will not be allowed to perform. ONLY DANCERS WILL BE PERMITTED IN THE AUDITORIUM DURING THE DRESS REHEARSAL.