TWO PERFORMING OPPORTUNITIES
(1) The Nutcracker – Held at West Chester University Theatre
Ballet Students enrolled in either Elementary l, 2 and 3 Combination Classes are invited to participate in the Brandywine Ballet Company’s production of The Nutcracker performed in December at the West Chester University Theatre. Detailed information will be available on-line at www.brandywineballet.org after September 1. Participation is NOT mandatory, however it is a wonderful performing opportunity if you would like your child to experience it.
(2) Student Recital - Held at Downingtown West High School - Friday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Annually, The Dance Center ends their year with a beautiful Student Recital for both the West Chester Studio and the Lionville Studio! The recital is held in June at Downingtown West High School. MANDATORY Dress Rehearsals and Leotard Rehearsals for the recital will be held the 2 weeks preceding the recital (the exact times will be forthcoming spring, 2018). All students are encouraged to participate in the Student Recital, but it is not mandatory.
All Lionville classes will participate in the Friday, 6:30 Recital Only. We will not split up the Lionville studio into 4 recitals as we have in previous years. Lionville students will have their own recital on Friday night. Some of the older classes from the West Chester Studio will also perform on that evening. Complete details and sign-up forms will be emailed to all students October 1.
PLEASE NOTE: Students who sign up for dance classes by February 1 are eligible to participate in the Student Recital. Although welcomed in class, students who sign up after February 1 will not be eligible to participate in the recital as it is the culmination of a years’ worth of dance instruction. Those new students who have not received the majority of instruction will not be prepared for the recital dance. Students who begin past the recital participation deadline should be aware that much of each class is dedicated to the recital dance.
GENERAL RECITAL DETAILS:
The Student Recital is NOT run by the YMCA. It is run solely by The Dance Center and is combined with the West Chester Studio. All monies involved (except for June tuition) will be paid to The Dance Center. Participation in the Student Recital is not mandatory. Students not participating in the Student Recital are still welcomed to take class(es) and finish out the year of instruction until May.
Tickets will go on sale for the recital in March * on-line only * through Tutu Tix. Tickets are $16 in advance, $18 at the door.
Recital Cost: The cost of costumes is based on which class(es) your child attends. These costs are detailed on the Recital Permission Form. The total cost includes the Recital Fee and the Costume(s) only. This fee DOES NOT include shoes and tights needed for the Recital. In addition, the fee DOES NOT include costume alterations that may be needed for your child, as all costumes come in general sizing only. The full Recital Cost is due December 1. After December 1, an additional $15 Processing Fee per costume will be due to cover the cost of separate shipping and handling that is charged to The Dance Center after the initial order has been processed and in production.
In order to participate in the Student Recital, students must attend mandatory Leotard Rehearsal at the West Chester Studio on Monday, June 5 and mandatory Dress Rehearsal at Downingtown West High School on Monday, June 12. Student must also sign up and attend all registered dance classes until the recital which includes June classes/rehearsals. The Leotard Rehearsal and Dress Rehearsal count toward the full month of classes as June is a full tuition month for recital participants.