A newsletter for Contempo Dance Academy students and their families
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Winter Term (Nov 26-March 10) begins soon!
Invoices for Winter Term are being distributed in classes this week, with payments due no later than the first week of Winter Term classes. If you are planning to join additional classes, please see the attached brochure for class times (and our officialvacation schedule). There are several new classes offered this term, including 2 for adults, so tell your friends and qualify for areferral credit. Thank you for helping us to share the joy of movement!
Our dancers need your help--be a "Sweets" show volunteer!
Come and be a part of the behind-the-scenes fun! We are looking for volunteers to help as dancer chaperones, ushers,backstage runners, costumers, etc., for dress rehearsal and both performances. You will have a chance to see your childperform, be entitled to early seating for your family, and be a part of this unique holiday show. Please let us know as soon aspossible (before Nov. 28th) which days you are available to help. We appreciate our awesome volunteers!
"Nutcracker Sweets" tickets & DVDs are now on sale
Tickets are available for cash or check purchase (no credit cards please) for both shows. All seats are generaladmission. Performers do not need to purchase tickets. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children purchased inadvance--in person (during office hours) or by dropping off a check and request (date, # of adult tickets, # of kid tickets)in our drop-box on the brick wall outside the studio. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door for bothperformances for $10 (cash only) purchase, but don't wait. Last year's "Sweets" was sold out!
Classic Media Productions of Downers Grove (a new vendor for us) will be doing a professional 2-camera recording of the Saturday performance for a special price of $25 per DVD, thanks to your advance reservations. If you completed agreen DVD advance reservation form, please make the $25 payment by cash or check payable to Contempo Dance Academy by December 1st. If you did not reserve a copy, you can still order one now. (Recording of dress rehearsalor performances by anyone other than Classic Media Productions is prohibited.)
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Mandatory Dress Rehearsal, All dancers @ 3:30 p.m.Performance #1 @ 6:30 p.m. (Dancers check in at ticket table by 5:45 p.m.)
December 15th-- Performance #2
11:00 a.m. (Dancers check in at ticket table by 10:15 a.m.)
Location for performances and dress rehearsal
: Grounds for Hope Cafe Auditorium, 2701 Maple Ave. near Green Trails inLisle. It is in a strip mall/shopping center and the building says "Trinity" in large lettering.
Costumes, Hair, Makeup, Shoes:
Most costumes will be distributed in the next few weeks. Tutus should be hung upside down on a pant hanger (with clips) for maximum fullness. Wrinkles in knit skirts/dresses/pants should be steamed out--not ironed.Hanging the costume in the bathroom while taking a shower may provide enough steam to remove thewrinkles, so try that first.
Students should arrive at the theater in costume, with hair and makeup already done for dressrehearsal and both performances.
There is not enough time or space to accommodate dressing at thetheater.
Students with costume changes
(and their moms only) will be given access to a group dressing roombetween show numbers. However, it is highly recommended that these students purchase a skin-toned"nude" leotard to wear under their costumes for speed and modesty during costume changes. You canpurchase one at Contempo for $16 until we sell out, or find one at a local dance store. (Our dancers havereported that Kay Clay charges $30 for a skin-toned leotard).
Hair: Ballet classes
must have hair pulled into a high bun, no bangs or stray hairs in the face. Flower clipsare worn to the right of the bun. Scrunchies are worn over the bun. A video on making a bun will be postedon the "Contempo Dance Academy" Facebook page for your convenience, or suggestions may be found on