Pre-Dance Showcase Information

North Shore School of Dance
*2017 Pre-Dance Showcase
Important Pre- Dance Dates
-April 13th -Tickets on sale for Showcase
-April 24th-29th Parent Observation @ NSSD
-April 30th -Picture day @NSSD
-May 5th-10th-Last Week of Pre-Dance Classes
-May 12th -Dress Rehearsal @ Christian Heritage Academy
-May 13th -Little Red Riding Hood; Pre- Dance Showcase@ Christian Heritage Academy

PRE-DANCE PICTURE DAY: April 30th, 2017
LOCATION: NORTH SHORE SCHOOL OF DANCE
• Please bring completed picture forms to the Picture Day and hand them into the photographer. Forms will be handed
out during your child’s observation day.
• Purchasing photos is optional, but we would like all children to be present for the class photo!
• Please bring your dancer 10 minutes before their picture time, to put shoes on and line up.
• Combination classes will take a class photo of each dance style. Parents should plan on changing their child into their 2nd costume immediately after their first picture. TUES Pre-Ballet Jazz 4:15 & FRI Hh/Tap 1:30, you will only be taking one, but are welcome to have an individual taken in the other costume.

DRESS REHEARSAL: FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017
LOCATION: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY
315 WAUKEGAN RD, NORTHFIELD, IL 60093
• Please check which show your child is in, and the rehearsal time. Each rehearsal is an hour long this year, so please be on time so your dancer does not miss their dance on stage.
o Show 1 Rehearsal will be called at 4:00pm
o Show 2 Rehearsal will be called at 5:30pm
• Dancers are to be kept with you in the theatre until they are called to go onstage.
• Combination classes, Parents please be ready to change your dancer quickly as soon as they come off stage.
• We will be running the show in order to help your dancer get familiar with the show.
• See Rehearsal times attached on page 3
• Please let you instructor know if your dancer will not be at the rehearsal and the show.

PRE-DANCE SHOWCASE: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017 10:00AM & 12:00AM
LOCATION: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE ACADEMY
315 WAUKEGAN RD, NORTHFIELD, IL 60093
• Performances are approximately 1 hour and include performances by North Shore Ballet Theatre.
• Dancer’s should arrive ready to go 30 min before The show time.

o 10:00am Show 1
▪ Arrive by 9:30am
▪ Please have your Dancer Seated no later than 9:50am

o 12:00pm Show 2
▪ Arrive by 11:30am
▪ Please have your Dancer Seated no later than 11:50am

• Bring your child into the theater when you arrive (dancers do not need a ticket). Your child’s class will be called on stage when it is time to go backstage to begin the show.
• Combination and Multiple classes: Child should be dressed in her first costume. Send the other dance costumes, headpieces, and shoes in a bag with your child’s name on everything. Teachers and assistants will assist with changing the students backstage.
• At the end of the show (finale), the children will be brought back on stage for a final bow and pick-up. Please, only one parent per child should come to the stage for pick-up.

TICKET INFORMATION:
• Tickets can be purchased online with a credit card at www.northshoredance.com/tickets.
• Tickets go on sale Thursday, April 13 at 6:30a.m.
• The Pre-Dance Showcase is reserved seating; all orders are first come-first served.
• Tickets are $7 per person.
• Each family is allowed 10 tickets maximum for the Pre-Dance Showcase. If you try to purchase more, a ticketing error will occur and you will not be allowed to purchase them.
• Additional tickets may become available at a later date; you will be notified by email if there are additional seats available. Only at that time will you be allowed to purchase over the maximum.
• Tickets can also be purchased at the front desk.
GENERAL REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE REMINDERS:
▪ All costumes & pieces will be handed out in class during observation week.
▪ Observation Week is: Monday, April 24-Saturday, April 29.
▪ Students are to wear their colored leotard dress, any wings, and additional hair piece. Bring ballet
shoes, tap shoes & jazz shoes ( if needed)
▪ Please take your child to the bathroom before the dress rehearsal/performance.
• All hair must be pulled out of your child’s face. Please put all long hair in a smooth bun or a
ponytail.
• Make-up is optional for the girls.
LAST MINUTE THEATRE REMINDERS:
• No food or drink in the theater at any time.
• No flash photography in the theater, it can be dangerous to our dancers.
• Video taping is available during the dress rehearsal and performance. Please do not block other viewers or the aisles with personal camera equipment.
• All parents and children must stay back from the stage and must not block the aisles while theshow and rehearsals are in progress.

Any questions please email nssdance@gmail.com attention Brook Burkhardt.
Thank you and enjoy the show,
Brook Burkhardt, Assistant Director and Pre-Dance Director
Rachel Gruber, Caroline Kuhl, Jill Moshman, Christine Wellner- Pre-Dance Instructors