Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take pictures during the show?
No, photography of any kind is NOT allowed during the performances or rehearsals. But, heres the great news…we have a professional photographer taking photos during the performance-and you get access to those pictures. We will send you an email with a link to all of the photos that were taken when your dancer was on stage. So, sit back, relax and enjoy the moment.
Can I take video during the show?
No, video, pictures or photography of any kind is NOT allowed during performances. But, heres the great news…we have a professional videographer taking videos during the performance and you get the edited video. We will send you an email with a link after it is edited. You’ll be able to stream the video for a year. Just download the show within the year to keep it forever. So, sit back relax and enjoy the moment.
When can I take a picture of my child in their costume?
For the Christmas show, costumes are rented and dancers are not able to take them home. However, we have a wonderful photographer who will be taking live action pictures while your dancer is on the stage.
When does my dancer(s) get their costume(s) for the performance?
Costumes are delivered to the theater for you. Our costume service includes the ordering, fitting, altering, organizing and delivery of your rented costume. All you need to do is make sure your dancer has their shoes and other accessories that are required for their dance form. Dancers will change back into their clothing before leaving the theater at the end of the performance.
What should be done BEFORE arriving at the theater?
- Put your name on everything you plan to bring to the theater.
- Remove all nail polish, earrings, rings, bracelets, hair ties and watches.
- Make sure hair is in a bun (girls) or neat and tidy (boys).
- Put on your stage make-up
- Dress in your class uniform (leotard, tights, and proper skin-colored undergarments). Leave your skirt at home; you will not need it for this performance.
- Wear a cover up outfit over your dance clothes (labeled dress, pants or skirt and shirt, coat, etc.)
What should my dancer bring in their dance bag to the theater?
- Your dancer should bring all shoes and accessories (black socks, black ankle length leggings, etc.) for their dance(s).
- Pack a towel or blanket for your dancer to sit on backstage.
- Coloring books and crayons or other quiet activities for them to do while they wait for their turn on the stage.
- Bottled water and non messy snack (no nuts, please!)
Am I allowed to help my dancer get ready for the show backstage?
We have GREAT volunteers who are screened and trained to understand how best to care for all of our dancers. For the safety of the dancers and for order backstage, parents are NOT allowed backstage. We ask all parents to prepare your dancer’s hair and makeup prior to their arrival for the performance.
What does my child do when they aren’t performing on stage? Do they get to watch the performance?
- Your dancer will be enjoying life behind the scenes of the show, learning all about preparing to perform, and what it takes to put on a big production.
- You may bring individually wrapped snacks and bottled water for the dancers while they are backstage. (Simple non-messy foods keeping known allergies in mind)
- We have really GREAT faculty and volunteers who want to make sure that our dancers have a memorable time backstage-even when they aren’t on the big stage.
- All dancers participate in the curtain call at the end of the show.
Other helpful tips from our wonderful dance moms:
- Plan ahead, get all items needed, and pack them now.
- Put your name on EVERYTHING you bring to the theater.
- Extra tights are always a good idea. If you have an older pair with no holes or runs, pack them.
- Pack extra hair items, you never know.
- Proper undergarments & cover-ups are very important at the theater. But NO panties under a leotard. The polka dots can be seen under the lights. Be sure any undergarments worn are skin colored.
- Practice make-up and hair before the performance. It can be fun when there is no pressure. Remember: for some hair types, damp hair is much easier to pull back in a slick bun. Also, you can’t use too many hair/bobby pins.
- Before the performance, practice packing clothing, towel and personal items in their dance bags. Dancers need to learn to take care of their things. It takes practice.
- Take off the nail polish now, so you don’t forget.