Showcase Date: Saturday, June 19th
Important Dancer Guidelines
- Arrive Ready to Perform — Dancers should be dressed in their costume with Bloch brand ballet pink tights, hair in a super sleek bun, and easy to slip on/off street shoes. Dance shoes needed for the performance should be carried in a 1 gallon zip lock bag. Note: Dancers in Pre-pimary, Primary, and Elementary A combo classes are performing in ballet slippers and do not need their tap shoes at the show.
- Remove all nail polish, earrings, and other jewelry before arriving for the show.
- In order to provide a secure environment dancers must be checked in by one guardian and checked out by that same guardian. All other friends and family should wait in the area for audience members. This extra precaution can cause delays, so please be patient. Our primary concern is the safety of our dancers. Students will be dismissed youngest to eldest in the following order of class levels: Pre-Primary, Primary, Elementary A, Elementary B, Elementary C, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3/4 & Teen.
Where is the show?
Baptist Church in the Great Valley
945 N Valley Forge Road
Devon, PA 19333
When is the show?
Saturday, June 19th (Rain date Sunday, June 20)
There are three shows: 1PM, 3PM, 5PM — please see your assigned show time(s)
What time should dancers arrive on show day?
Dancers arrive 30 minutes before your assigned performance and check in at the check-in table.
What should I bring backstage?
To expedite check-out we ask that dancers bring only the following:
- A beach towel to sit on while waiting to perform.
- A gallon size ziplock bag that contains the dance shoes needed for the show.
- A disposable water bottle.
- If you are in more than one dance, please bring your garment bag along with any additional costume pieces or headpieces.
- Please come in a mask. We will be providing all dancers with a disposable mask when they check-in at the backstage area.
IMPORTANT: Make sure your name is on all of your belongings!
How do I protect my things backstage?
Please write your name on all your things (on the inside of your dance shoes and on the tag of costumes/clothes). Please see above about what to bring.
How long is the show?
There will be approximately 30 minutes of dancing followed by 30 minutes of time for carnival games. After that, we ask that guests exit to make room for the next group of dancers and attendees.
Do we need to stay for the whole show?
We ask that audience members stay for the entire duration of the show as a sign of respect for the dancers on stage.
If I’m in more than one show, what should I do between shows?
Dancers are asked to stay in the backstage area between shows — the time goes fast!
What should I do about eating on show day?
Dancers that are in one show only should eat a big meal before the performance and then can eat again when they get home. Dancers in more than one show should eat a big meal before the first show, and can bring a snack to eat between shows.
Please bring a snack that is quick/easy to eat and not messy
Due to a food allergies, we ask that any food onsite be free of nut products.
May I take photos or video during the performance?
For the safety of the performers, NO personal video or flash photography is allowed during the performance. We will be videotaping the show and you are welcome to take posed photos before or after the performance.
Why will this year’s show be outside?
Most venues (including the theater we had reserved) are not renting out their spaces at this time. Also, being outside enables us to have more people enjoy the show at a time while being in an environment with great air circulation.
I’ve never been to an outside Showcase, what will it be like?
This will be our first time, too! But, we are excited for the opportunity to use the outdoors to our advantage. We will set up the event like a true carnival — think activity booths, balloon animals, prizes, and more! Our hope is that it will feel like a huge party to celebrate the end of what has been a challenging year.
If my dancer is in more than one class, am I paying for each class?
Normally there is a participation cost per class, but this year it is a flat cost per person, no matter how many classes they are in. We have worked hard to keep costs down for our families and streamline the show as much as possible.
If my dancer is in more than one class do they receive a costume for each class?
This year dancers will receive only one costume, no matter how many classes they are in. For dancers in more than one class, we have come up with a creative solution that will allow them to wear an all-in-one costume that can quickly convert from one “look” to another.
Why are dancers only receiving one costume this year?
As a result of COVID-19, costume prices have increased due to limited stock and challenges with canceled performances. To keep costs down for our families during this time, we decided to get one costume per dancer rather than one costume per class. In addition, there are severe shipping delays, so the fewer costumes ordered, the better we can track their shipment status. Lastly, since our performance will be outside, we will not have a traditional dressing room. Having fewer costume changes will speed the show along and provide more modesty for dancers when getting ready.
If I have two dancers in the show can four people come as audience members?
Yes, each dancer in the show gets two adult audience members.
How will seating work?
We will set up assigned seating with two seats for each dancer’s audience members. Siblings are welcome to attend the show free of charge and are encouraged to bring a blanket for sitting on the ground next to their adult chaperones.
How will you ensure social distancing?
To ensure the health and safety of everyone we plan to hold multiple show times. Multiple show times will allow us to maintain social distancing by limiting the size of our audience at any given time.
Are masks required for the showcase?
Yes, all performers, audience members, and staff are asked to wear masks for the duration of the event. We realize mask guidelines have changed, but since the majority of our performers are under the age needed for vaccination, we feel it is best to support them by remaining in masks.
Which classes are in the Showcase?
All classes expect for toddler dance and teen/adult ballet.