Winter/Spring Schedule 2018

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It’s Almost Show Time!

The recital is less than a week away! If you have any questions, AFTER you have read through this post, please email Sarah at admin@stillpointballet.com

We are still in need of a bunch of volunteers. If you can help before, during, or after the show, please click here to let us know (friends and family can also sign up to help!): Volunteer Sign Up

Don’t forget to pick up your comp tickets this week at the studio. You can purchase extra tickets online here: Tickets

Participation in the Dress Rehearsal is required for every spring recital dancer. If you are not at the dress rehearsal, we will know not to expect you at the performance.

This rehearsal will be run in costume, hair done, and makeup. 

The dress rehearsal and performance will take place at the Performing Arts Center (GPHS), located on the corner of 8th and Olive streets.

The parking lot for performers is on Josephine street. Please park there and enter in the dancer entrance, which will be clearly marked.

Arrive no later than 20 minutes prior to your scheduled rehearsal time. Click here for the dress rehearsal schedule: Dress Rehearsal Schedule

The dances are run once for spacing and again as they will be performed.

This is a long process and we make every attempt to stay on schedule, however, delays sometimes occur. Thank you for your patience.

Photos will be taken in the little theatre, after each class has rehearsed. Please stay for these, even if you do not plan on purchasing any photos. Photo order forms are available at the studio, and will also be available from Jim Ingraham on the day.

Call time (the time at which you need to be in the green room before the performance) for the recital is 6:30PM. Show time is 7:00PM. If you need help with hair and/or makeup, please arrive by 6:00PM.

All dancers, aged 8 and under, require 1 parent or guardian to supervise them in the green room for the dress rehearsal AND the show. What is the green room? I’m glad you asked! Here’s a word from our wonderful green room benevolent dictator, Dayna.

A Calm Green Room is a Happy Green Room

Thank you, in advance, for helping make this a successful experience for all the kids! Parents, please go through this information with your children before the dress rehearsal. If you have any questions about the Green Room, please talk to Dayna Hankins (541-218-4334, text messages are fine).

** If your child is in Act I, please plan for them to leave the Green Room and join the audience during intermission to enjoy watching Act II. If your child is in Act II, please plan for them to enjoy watching Act I from the audience and then head to the Green Room during intermission. Seats will be reserved in the house for this purpose. Dancers, and their chaperones will not require a ticket.**

What is the purpose of the Green Room?

The green room is like the sitting area at an airport gate. It’s where all the getting-ready and waiting happens for the younger members of our cast, you must go through a security checkpoint to access it, and it requires a reasonable level of quiet so we can hear when it’s time for each dancer to board their flight . . . I mean, head to the stage.

What are the behavior expectations of the Green Room?

Think in terms of rainy-day recess in the library. There is absolutely no running, dancing around, or general craziness, and voices must be kept to a minimum. “No dancing??!? But these are a bunch of dancers!!!” The more they save for the stage, the better the performance will be. Not to mention the fact that it’s all fun and games until someone gets kicked in the eye by an overenthusiastic tour jeté. It is extremely important that all the young dancers in the Green Room listen to and follow the directions of the chaperones. Thank you, parents, for your support in this matter.

What can we bring?

Please bring quiet and calm activities to keep your child occupied during the waiting. Don’t bring anything valuable or that can’t be replaced, and label all of your stuff with your name. Please keep coloring supplies limited to colored pencils, for the sake of the costumes.

What about food and beverages?

Dry snacks can be eaten in the non-carpeted area by dancers who are not in costume. Please avoid soft things that crumble or wet things that drip and/or squish and/or make sticky floors. Carrots, celery, and crackers are excellent options. Bottles of water (only water!) are welcome and encouraged. Grown-ups (only grown-ups!) may bring coffee, provided it is securely contained. All coffee must be kept and consumed at the back counter.

Anything else?

Please bring a pair of socks for your dance to wear over their ballet slippers while waiting in the green room. They will take the socks off when they line up for their scene. This helps keep dancers from tracking anything onto the stage floor, which helps keep our pointe dancers safe. Avoid fuzzy socks, however; they have been known to leave little presents of fuzz all over slippers and tights.

One more thing . . .

Label EVERYTHING!! Slippers, tights, clothes, jackets, toys, backpacks, pretty much everything should have your name on it. It just makes life easier for all involved.

Important Spring Recital Info…

Hold on friends, a ton of info about the recital is heading your way! Please take the time to read this ENTIRE post, as it contains just about everything you need to know about the upcoming recital.

The spring recital is less than a month away! It is vitally important that dancers do not miss any classes between now and the recital.

Please note that all dancers, aged 10 and under, must have a parent or guardian with them in the green room for both the dress rehearsal and show.

The spring recital is a huge undertaking and we will need as much volunteer help as we can get. Please keep your eyes out at the studio and here, on the blog, for volunteer opportunities.

Costume, Hair & Makeup:

All dancers should have been fitted for all their costumes by now. If not, please email Sarah at admin@stillpointballet.com so she can set up a time to make that happen.                                                                                 

Each dancer will need to provide, for themselves, make-up, hair pins, pony tail holders, and hair nets as needed.

Hair: All girls need to wear their hair in a Ballet Bun: Tight bun at the center, back of the head, with the bottom of the bun at eye level.

Tights and Shoes: Clean, pink ballet tights and shoes, for girls and clean black ballet shoes and tights, for boys. For girls, revolution dance wear tights are required for all classes taught by Penny, except Ballet III. These are available for purchase at the studio. Ballet III girls need to wear Capezio #9 tights in theatrical pink. We also have shoes for sale. Please don’t wait until the last minute to purchase these!

Dress Rehearsal: The dress rehearsal takes place during the day on June 3rd, at the GPHS performing arts center (PAC).

The dress rehearsal is incredibly important, and is mandatory for ALL PERFORMERS! If you miss your rehearsal time, you will not be allowed to perform in the show.

The times listed in the rehearsal schedule are your assigned stage times. Please arrive at the PAC AT LEAST 20 minutes before your assigned stage time, with hair and makeup performance ready. For the rehearsal to run smoothly and on time, we need you to check and double check your rehearsal times and be ready to go when you are called to the stage.

Call time (the time you need to arrive at the theatre for the evening show) is 6pm for Ballet I, II, and III. For 4&5 year olds and 6&7 year olds, the call time is 6:30.

Please click here for a printable version of the rehearsal schedule: Dress Rehearsal Schedule

Time Class
10:00 – 10:20 4&5’s
10:20 – 10:40 6&7’s – Wednesday
10:40 – 11:00 Ballet II – Monday
11:00 – 11:20 6&7’s – Thursday
11:20 – 11:40 Ballet III Thursday
11:45 – 12:05 Contemporary
12:15 – 12:35 Ballet III Tuesday
12:40 – 1:00 Beginning Tap
1:00 – 1:20 Ballet I
1:20 – 1:40 Ballet II – Wednesday
1:40 – 2:00 Pointe I
2:00 – 2:20 Boys Ballet III
2:45 – 3:45 Ballet IV

Spring Recital 2017

Dear Dancer Families,

Our Spring Recital will be Saturday, June 3rd beginning at 7:00 PM at the Performing Arts Center at Grants Pass High School. 

Dances are rehearsed during classes for all Pre-ballet, Tap, Ballet I/II and III, and Contemporary classes.  Rehearsals for Ballet IV TBA by Sylvia. The dress rehearsal is during the day on June 3rd.

We need to know who will be dancing in the recital ASAP for choreography, and costuming reasons. Please let us know if you will be participating, or not, no later than March 17. 

To let us know, just scroll down, fill out the form, and hit submit. Easy peasy, no printing required.

Because the lion’s share of rehearsing takes place during class time, consistent and regular attendance to these classes is required. If your family is planning on taking a vacation during this rehearsal time, or you have other commitments and will be gone from classes, please reconsider your dancer’s involvement in the recital.

The production fee is $60.00 per dancer and $15.00 for each additional dancer in the same family. This is due no later than April 14.  Production fees can be paid at the studio by check, cash, or debit/credit card. You will receive two tickets for the show and additional tickets will be available for sale.  Families supply dance basics (tights, shoes, etc.) for the dancer, and  Stillpoint supplies costumes. 

Studio housekeeping

Unbelievably, it’s almost March already!

We have a few housekeeping things to get sorted out around the studio.

Our annual Spring Recital will be June 3rd this year, at the Grants Pass High School performing arts center. We rehearse only during class times, so if you’re wanting your child to dance in the recital, and you’ve been taking some time off classes, now’s the time to get back into the swing of things.

Penny has already begun the process of choosing music for the pieces, and working on the choreography, so the sooner we know who will be dancing in the recital, the better! We will be sending more info out in the next week or so, including information about the production fee, and how to let us know you wish to participate.

The primary way we communicate with students and families at the studio is through ‘remind.’ If you have not already signed up for remind classes, or if your child has moved classes and you need to make sure you’re in the correct class, please check in with Sarah. You can email her at admin@stillpointballet.com, or just catch her at the studio.

We are in the process of updating contact information for ALL our students. If you are an existing student, and you have had any changes to your address, phone number, or email since you completed the registration paperwork, what could be up to 5 years ago, please take the time to complete a new form. If you’re not sure, again, check in with Sarah. She’ll double check for you.

As most of you probably know by now, we have not had internet access at the studio for a few weeks. Until we can get that sorted out, please plan on making credit card payments at stillpointballet.com/tuition. When it’s back up and running, we’ll be sure to let you know… just make sure you’ve got your remind classes sorted out so you don’t miss anything!

If you know any new students to the studio who don’t yet read the blog or receive the remind updates, PLEASE help them find their way to this post so they get all this important info!

Winter 2017 Schedule

Happy holidays Dancers! Did you miss us? We’ve been busy over on the Nutcracker blog for the last few months, putting on what was an incredible 25th anniversary production.

We’ve added a couple of classes to the schedule for 2017, which begins January 2nd.

Contemporary dance and conditioning, Monday 6-7:15PM: Taught by Penny, this class takes the place of Ballet III stretch and strength and is HIGHLY recommended for all dancers in ballet III. Ballet II dancers, age 10+, are also welcome to join.

Pre Ballet 6&7 year olds now have a second class available on Thursdays, 3:30-4:30. If you have a dancer currently in the 4&5 year old class, who will be turning 6 in the next few months, they are welcome to try this class.

As always, if you have questions about your child’s placement, please call Penny at 541 476 4641.

If you are currently enrolled in class, and you’re not planning on changing, adding, dropping, or altering any classes, you’re good to go, and we’ll see you in January. If you are, you need to email admin@stillpointballet.com and let Sarah know what class you wish to enroll your dancer in.

Click here for a printable version of the schedule: 2017-winter-schedule2017 winter schedule.jpg

Fall 2016 schedule

To students new to Stillpoint Dance Studio, welcome! To all dancers returning to the studio, welcome back!

The 2016 fall schedule begins September 12th. Please make sure that your dancer is enrolled in classes ASAP, as space is limited.

This year, we are adding a level of ballet, and changing the way students are placed into classes. We will also be using the system, “remind” to help us communicate better with students and their parents.

To enroll your dancer in pre-ballet for 4&5 year olds, 6&7 year olds, and beginning tap, all you need to do is send an email to admin@stillpointballet.com with your child’s name, and the desired class. You will receive an email back with instructions on how to sign up for remind updates and texts.

All levels, ballet I and higher, will require placement by the instructor prior to enrollment. For these classes, you will need to email admin@stillpointballet.com, with your dancer’s name and age. Penny King will then place your dancer into the correct class for his/her skill, training, and experience level. You will receive an email back with your dancer’s placement and instructions on how to sign up for remind updates and texts.

It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that dancers taking ballet II come to class twice per week. Ballet III dancers, twice a week is mandatory to remain in the level, and it is highly recommended that you also come to at least one ballet II class per week.

Click here for printable copy of the fall schedule: 2016 Fall schedule2016 Fall schedule.jpg