Recital 2021 Handbook


Dear Parents,


Find all the information you need to know about the 2021 Tiny Tutus Dance Center Recital: "Rise Up"! This handbook covers venue location, recital times and detailed instructions that follow state guidelines and will keep our dancers and families safe.


Please read this information all the way through so you and your dancer feel prepared for the best experience possible! It's a lot but we feel it will reduce any confusion and answer most questions about the event.


Although different, we believe that this year's recital will be just as fun and memorable as past performances!


Important: Our 2021 outdoor Recital will be focused on the safety of our families. To avoid crowding and to stay on time, we will run our recitals like our rehearsals in the past: when your dancer (s) complete their final routine (s), that class will be done and dancers must be picked up at the Dancer Pick-up table. Before exiting, families will move on to our Photo Op Station in the parking lot! Please see more details below.



Recital Packages & Gifts: When to Pick Up

-Bun Kit: You will be called

If you purchased a bun kit we will be calling you when your order is ready.

-Recital Packages/Gifts: Day of the recital. This includes 3 tickets, 2 programs and any gifts purchased.They will be given to each family at the Information Desk the day of recital AFTER you check your dancer in at the Dancer Check-in desk. If you purchased gifts such as Recital T-shirt, bracelet or balloon bouquet, they will be with your package. If you plan to give your Recital T-shirt to your dancer before recital, you can arrange to pick up at the studio ( we will announce when recital t-shirts are ready). Otherwise, your shirt will be with your package at the Information Desk. Balloon bouquets and bracelets can not be picked up before the show.


Rehearsal Information

THIS YEAR WE WILL BE REHEARSING DURING THE LAST DAY OF CLASS the week of May 3rd-May 8th.

This will not be a dress rehearsal.

Dancers will not wear costumes but will practice their entrances and exits, Opening Parade,

along with their routines in their usual dance wear.


RECITAL MEETING!

The last 15 minutes of the last class your teacher will go over all things recital! Parents will be welcome to come into the classroom (due to increase in indoor capacity) or if you are not able or do not feel comfortable, please log on to Zoom (same code as always)! We ask that every parent attends so each family is prepared for the big day! Feel free to ask any questions during this meeting or email us at tinytutusdancecenter@gmail.com



Recital Location

The outdoor recital will take place at Burlington County Amphitheater.


For directions to the show type: Burlington County Amphitheater into your GPS. For some reason, there are two addresses listed for the venue. 695 Woodlane Rd. Westampton, NJ 08060 is the address that will show up when you type in the name. It is correct, but you don't want to type in the address itself because this will bring you to BCIT, the school next door.


The amphitheater is located behind the Burlington County Library as seen on the image above. The library has a large parking lot that will be used as parking for our event. Handicap parking is available in this parking lot as well. Typing the Burlington County Library into your GPS may be helpful too!


Bathrooms are available in the small concession stand building. The amphitheater is handicap accessible by ramps. Once in the amphitheater, there is space in the very top row reserved for wheelchairs.



Recital Schedule



WE ASK THAT DANCERS ARRIVE 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE SHOW STARTS!

WE ARE ON A STRICT SCHEDULE AND WILL NOT BE ABLE

TO WAIT FOR LATECOMERS.

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Recital A

Part 1- 10:00am

ARRIVAL TIME: 9:30AM

Part 2-11:00am

ARRIVAL TIME: 10:30 AM

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Recital B

Part 1- 12:00pm

ARRIVAL TIME: 11:30AM

Part 2-1:00pm

ARRIVAL TIME: 12:30PM

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Recital C

Part 1-2:30pm

arrival time:2:00PM

Part 2-3:30pm

arrival time: 3:00PM

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Recital D

Part 1-D 4:30pm

arrival time: 4:00PM

Part 2- 5:30pm

arrival time: 5:00PM


RECITAL LIST OF CAST MEMBERS AND THE ORDER OF EACH SHOW!

THIS WILL DETERMINE WHICH COSTUME YOUR DANCER WILL ARRIVE IN!



Recital Line Up List




What Dancers Should Bring

All dancers will need to arrive IN COSTUME completely ready- hair and makeup done. Please bring all costume pieces, props and shoes in a garment bag with hanger with their NAME CLEARLY LABELED on the outside. This will help staff move dancers quickly to and from backstage to Dancer Pick-up when they are done. If they have more than one costume change, please bring additional costumes in a garment bag as well. All costume pieces, tights, shoes and props should have your dancer's name or initials on them so they do not get lost!


A BEACH TOWEL! All dancers must bring a beach towel that will be used as their own personal item area where they will sit and lay out their costume pieces and shoes. Put your beach towel in your garment now so you don't forget!


Make-up is totally up to your discretion. Our dancers do like to feel special for performance day, so even a little can add an element of excitement! With masks on, lipstick will not be necessary for stage. You might consider applying any combination of powder, blush, eye shadow & mascara for the show, but it is not mandatory.


Do not pack food or water. Please make sure your dancer eats a healthy meal before their show and have them use the bathroom ahead of time! There will not be time to eat during the show and we will provide mini water bottles backstage if needed. If your dancer is in multiple shows, they may pack a water bottle and snack for in between shows. No peanuts please. If your dancer has any unique needs, we are happy to accommodate. Please email us at tinytutusdancecenter@gmail.com


Please make sure your dancer goes to the bathroom BEFORE sending them backstage!



IMPORTANT

Recital Performance Procedures


Please Read Carefully. Our procedures are put in place to keep our dancers and families safe. Due to CDC guidelines, time constraints and limited daylight, our shows will be on a quick rotation that does not allow for crowding or lingering. Please be respectful and patient with this plan. We have not done this before, but with your help, we do believe each show will still be exciting, fun and special!


1. At your arrival time (30 minutes before your show time) you will see a “Dancer Check-in” sign and table across from the library parking lot. To avoid crowding at Dancer Check-in, please have ONE parent standing with dancer in line. Dancer should be completely ready with all belongings in their garment bag (s). We ask that you keep a safe distance from others in line. Please make sure your dancer goes to the bathroom BEFORE sending them backstage!

2. At Dancer Check-in, each dancer will have their temperature checked, hands sanitized and receive a mask to wear during their performance. Additionally, the parent will receive a note card and the student will receive a bracelet with the dancer's name printed on both. This will allow you to pick them up at Dancer Pick-Up when they complete all dances.


3. Your dancer will be escorted to the Dressing Area under the gazebo. The Dressing Area will be surrounded by curtains for privacy. Each dancer will bring their own beach towel where they will be able to sit and also lay their costume pieces and shoes out to change for other dances (staff will help with this). Students will be grouped by class. Each class will have a staff member assigned to them to help change for each dance as well as escort them to the bathroom (if needed), the stage and then to Dancer Pick-up.


4. Audience members will follow "Amphitheater Entrance" signs from the parking lot and walk along the fence to enter the amphitheater. Once you hit the stop sign, tu