Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Greenville, RI
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Dress Rehearsal
DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE, Saturday, June 9, 2018
RIC, Roberts Auditorium, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence RI 02908
No classes at the studios on Saturday June 9!  We will all be at dress rehearsal!

Dress Rehearsal is a run through of the entire recital in full costume, hair and makeup.  It is the opportunity for dancers to experience the stage, lights, music, audience and backstage, and in some cases, it's for the first time!
  • Start times are FIRM. DO NOT BE LATE!  Dancers should be in their seat at the start time ready for stage.
  • End times are approximate. Dancers are dismissed when their classes are complete.
  • We are unable to wait for dancers who are late, we try our best to stay on schedule, be stage ready!
  • Please wait in lobby until you are asked to take your seats.
  • ​One parent per child at dress rehearsal.  Non-dancer siblings may not attend.
​Dress Rehearsal Times:
TBA

​We ask that the parents and dancers in the audience are considerate and respectful of the dancers and technicians.  There should be no talking, as RIC technicians and CDDS staff are focused on creating the show and need full concentration and a loud audience can be extremely distracting.  If you would like to chat with fellow dance parents, please make your way to the lobby!

How to: Dress Rehearsal for Recreational Dancers

These guidelines are lengthy and FULL of great information for Dress Rehearsal.  We ask that you please read through the entire guidelines!

Dress Rehearsal for all Studios is Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Roberts Auditorium, Rhode Island College (Studios are CLOSED)
​One parent per child at dress rehearsal.  Non-dancer siblings may not attend.
 
Step 1:  Get ready at home!
HAIR:  *Mommy and Me AND Pre-School (new this year!):  Pulled away from face
Pulled away from face=half up half down, braid to the side, curled, how ever you want it, as long as it won’t be in the way when your little one is performing!  Be mindful that we still need to attach headpieces.  Use hair elastics the color of the hair.
*Primary, Level 1, 2, 3, 4, Company:  Two French braids, Parted left to right, tucked under, see website for details: Recital hair
If your dancer has shorter hair, try your best to pull hair back as close to this look as possible.


MAKEUP:  Stage Makeup-black mascara, brown eyeshadow, blush, red lipstick.  Due to the bright lights on stage, dancers need a little makeup!  Without makeup, the dancer’s features can be washed out on the big stage!

REMOVE AT HOME:
  • UNDERWEAR: Tights are considered an undergarment, underwear is not needed!
  • JEWELRY:  If earrings cannot be taken off, please cover them with a piece of band aid before arrival!
  • TEMPORARY TATTOOS
  • COLORED HAIR DYE
  • HAIR BEADS
  • NAILPOLISH
  • SHINY TIGHTS OR PANTYHOSE.  Dancers must wear the tights stated under the dancewear requirements for the studio.  
If your dancer arrive with any of these items, a staff member will remove them.  CDDS and RIC are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • ​Leave snacks, games and personal belongings at home.  
  • One parent per child at dress rehearsal. Non-dancer siblings may NOT attend. 
WHAT TO PUT ON AT HOME:
  • Tights, camisole and first costume will be listed in the show orders on our website TBA.  Camisoles are skin toned leotards that dancers wear underneath their costumes so they are fully clothed at all times backstage.  Mommy & Me dancers do not need a camisole.
  • Dancers who wear two shades of tights:  Put on your light sun tan tights, then camisole.  Put on and take off your pink tights as needed.  
WHAT TO PACK:
  • Any additional costumes, shoes, accessories.  
  • Leave snacks, games and personal belongings at home.  
Step 2:  Go to Roberts Auditorium at Rhode Island College!
Please note:  There is another dance group using Sapinsley Hall located next to Roberts Auditorium.  Be sure to arrive at the correct location with your CDDS family!
Dancers should arrive IN costume with ONE parent per dancer.  Non-dancer siblings should NOT attend.
We start ON TIME.  

ARRIVING AT RIC
  • Enter through the front doors of Roberts Auditorium.
  • Wait in the lobby until a staff member tells you it's time to enter!  We are running through 4 shows. There may be some overlap on times.  We will let you know when your show may enter.  See a staff member with any questions.
ENTERING THE AUDITORIUM
  • Put on your dancers shoes and remove any jackets etc in the lobby.  Dancers should enter the auditorium ready to perform!
  • Parents will hold on to their dancer’s other costumes etc. and sit in the MIDDLE and Left of the auditorium. Right side seats are reserved for the dancers’ classes.
  • After the dancer has performed, ONE PARENT will meet them in the hallway, bring them to the Forman Theater dressing room, change them into their next costume, and then bring them back to sit with their class.  After they have finished ALL of their routines, you may leave.
  • Per RIC Policy: no changing in the hallways.  RIC is a public building, you must change in the dressing room.
  • Pictures and Video may be taken at dress rehearsal ONLY!  We have a professional videographer at each show and DVDs will be on sale.  Photos and video may NOT be taken at the Recitals for the safety of our dancers and the comfort of those around you.
We ask that the parents and dancers in the audience are considerate and respectful of the dancers and technicians.  There should be no talking, as RIC technicians and CDDS staff are focused on creating the show and need full concentration and a loud audience can be extremely distracting.  If you would like to chat with fellow dance parents, please make your way to the lobby!

After your dancer's Dress Rehearsal is complete, we ask that you leave Roberts Auditorium to make room for the next group.
Please trust our experience and expertise.  We want your dancer and family to have an exciting experience!  We look forward to a great rehearsal and wonderful show!
 
Here's what's happening in the Roberts Lobby
Donner Photography will be showing photos from picture day and taking orders.
DRESS REHEARSAL & RECITAL CHECKLIST
___Please label your child’s name in everything!
___Pack all costumes and accessories in a garment bag with your child’s name.  Put all accessories for the costume in a Ziploc bag with the child’s name on it and hang it on the hanger with the costume.  Do the same for bobby pins, makeup, safety pins etc.  * CDDS Garment Bags are available for $35.00!
___Child should arrive in their camisole, first costume, hair and makeup done. Camisoles are skin toned leotards that dancers wear underneath their costumes so they are fully clothed at all times backstage. 
___*Mommy and Me AND Pre-School (new this year!):  Pulled away from face
Pulled away from face=half up half down, braid to the side, curled, how ever you want it, as long as it won’t be in the way when your little one is performing!  Be mindful that we still need to attach headpieces.  Use hair elastics the color of the hair.
*Primary, Level 1, 2, 3, 4, Company:  Two French braids, Parted left to right, tucked under, see website for details: Recital hair
If your dancer has shorter hair, try your best to pull hair back as close to this look as possible.
NO colored elastics or clips.  If your dancer needs help, there will be backstage moms to assist! 
___Stage Makeup-black mascara, brown eyeshadow, blush, red lipstick.  Due to the bright lights on stage, dancers need a little makeup!  Without makeup, the dancer’s features can be washed out on the big stage!
___Most headpieces go on the right hand side.  Use alligator clips to secure headpieces.
​___One parent per dancer.  Non-dancer siblings should not attend.
Please note for Recitals:
We ask that you arrive early, as we start the show on time, and we do not want you to miss your dancer’s routine! 
If you are late, you will not be allowed in the auditorium until an appropriate time per RIC Staff. 
We ask you to follow these policies for the joy and safety of your child and the professionalism of our show.
ENJOY the show in air conditioned comfort!   Thank you, Miss Carolyn