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Recital Time!

Hello dancers and families, it’s that time again! Our big spring recital is in less than a week. Here’s everything you need to know:

Dress Rehearsal

For dancers in Act I: Dress rehearsal is Tuesday, May 26.

For dancers in Act II: Dress rehearsal is Thursday, May 28.

Rehearsal begins at 6 pm both nights; please arrive at Moore Auditorium in Mars Hill at 5:30. Dancers should be in full recital makeup, and bring their costumes so that they can change backstage in the dressing rooms. As with the recital, no chewing gum, food or drinks are allowed in the auditorium, and dancers should not have any underwear visible. Ballet shoe ties should be tucked out of the way, and dancers’ hair should be neatly pinned away from their faces. If your teacher wants your hair to be a certain way for the recital, please do it this way for the rehearsal as well.

Recital

The recital begins promptly at 6 pm, and dancers should arrive no later than 5:30. Rules for food, hair, underwear, etc. are the same as those listed above for the dress rehearsal. Please do not wear your costume in the audience before or after your performance; they are to be seen onstage only. You may wear your costume with a cover-up over it while you are in the audience. If dancers have a long wait before going onstage, they may sit with their families in the audience, but all dancers must be backstage three numbers before their appearance. Dancers who are receiving 3, 6, 9, 12, or 15 year trophies, please check the program to see when they will be presented, and be backstage three numbers before you are set to receive your trophy. Parents, please be prepared to pick up your children as they come off the stage, if they might need help finding you and their seat.

Each dancer received two tickets when all tuition and the recital fee were paid. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. Tell your friends and family to come watch you perform!

We will be selling candy and flowers at the recital; someone will be at the dress rehearsal to take pre-orders, and you may also buy them on the day of the recital without pre-ordering.

Jim Guilliams will be recording the recital and selling videos again this year. You can order them at the dress rehearsal or at the recital.

We’re excited to have such talented dancers at Weaverville Dance Academy, and can’t wait to let you show off all of the hard work you’ve done this year. See you at the recital!

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Important Holiday News!

merry-christmas4It’s that time of year again, WDA friends and family: the annual Christmas party is fast approaching, along with the Weaverville Parade. Here’s what you need to know about both:

The Christmas Party is on Saturday, December 20 at 10:00 am in Moore Auditorium at Mars Hill University. Please arrive around 9:30 so your student can find his or her seat in the auditorium. They will be seated down the left side and some on the right toward the back; parents and others, please sit in the middle or in other areas where the dancers aren’t seated. Don’t worry, we’ll have someone make sure your dancer gets on stage at the right time. There are no special costumes for this performance; dancers should wear their favorite leotard and tights, or whatever the parents agreed to have them wear. This is an informal program, to help all the dancers feel comfortable on stage and to celebrate this beautiful time of year with everyone. It promises to be fun and festive, as always.

The Weaverville Christmas Parade is on Saturday, December 13 at 1:00 pm. We are number 18, and the parade starts at North Buncombe Middle. However, the parade committee asks that all students be on the float before we arrive at the school. Please meet at the large parking lot at Big Lots between 11:30 and 12:0. Look for our truck and trailer in the parking lot. We’ll load the students up there, and meet back there when the parade is over. Please dress in your favorite Christmas clothes, and be sure to dress for the weather. If it’s cold, bundle up!

A couple more important notes: If your child is going to be in the spring recital in May, please make sure you’ve paid your $25 costume deposit, which was due in November. This deposit is non-refundable, so please make sure your child is committed to being in the recital before paying. Thank you!

The studio will be closed from December 22-January 3 for the Christmas holiday. Happy holidays with love from all of us at WDA to you!