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Kinder Performers Information

Kinder/Pre-K Recital FAQs

All Sunset Center Shows for levels Pre-K prefix-6 are on SUNDAY, May 28th.

Kinder/Pre-K Levels: Your showcase will be in the morning (approx. 10 am, exact time TBD)

You will not have a dress rehearsal.

NOTE: Parents with a child enrolled in more than 1 kinder dance class, give careful attention to heading(s) that mention “2+ enrolled kinder prefix classes”.

 

HAIR/SHOE/TIGHT/COSTUME:

  • HAIR, all KINDER prefix classes in the morning show: (female costume): hair in low BUN with a center part, elastic matching hair tone, “suggested” bangs secured back to remove the shadow bangs create with stage lights on your child’s face, HEADPIECE IS WORN (on the back left side, back from the left ear but touching the bun in the back) & and all performers (male costume): hair as worn, well-groomed

  • Is your class titled: “Kinder Ballet/Tap”

    • If wearing Female costume with a class that has “Ballet” in the title: Show up to theater wearing PINK Ballet shoes with b) tap shoes in hand inside the labeled gallon bag given in class (*if student has laces on the ballet shoe, double knot and tuck all laces inside ballet shoe)

      • TIGHTS: any “like-new” pink tight.

      • Wear your costume with the ballet tutu over. Label the ballet tutu with child first and last name somewhere not visible to the audience (on the tag).

    • If wearing Male costume: Show up to theater wearing BLACK Ballet shoes with thin black socks with b) tap shoes in hand in the labeled gallon bag given in class, (*if student has laces on the ballet shoe, double knot and tuck all laces inside ballet shoe).

    • Your child in this “Kinder Ballet/Tap” titled class has TWO DANCES for their ONE enrolled class. First, the child performs a BALLET dance and EXITS stage. The next time you will see your child on stage will be 1-2 dances later for their TAP dance. The child changes from ballet to tap shoes backstage. The child re-enters the stage after a few minutes and performs a tap dance. Your child HAS 2 DANCES BUT 1 CLASS.

3) If your class is titled: “Kinder Ballet/Lyrical”

    • Show up to the theater wearing PINK Ballet shoes: if your student has laces on the ballet shoe, double knot and tuck all laces inside the ballet shoe

    • For female costumes: TIGHTS: any “like-new” pink tight. If in 2 dances and one is acro or hip-hop prefix shared, buy adapt-a-toe pink tights (that roll up) for capri pants.

    • Wear your costume with the ballet tutu only.

    • Your child will perform ONE DANCE for their ONE enrolled class for this class title. Both ballet and lyrical styles are blended into one dance.

    • Ensure you have referred to 1) in this email for the female hair for all performers.

4) If your class is titled: “Kinder Hip Hop”:

    • Show up to the theater wearing your designated Hip Hop Dance Shoes with a low no-show white sock.

    • Your student will not need tights.

    • Your child will perform ONE DANCE for their ONE enrolled class for this class title.

    • Ensure you have referred to 1) in this email for the female hair for all performers.

    • If your female costume wearing student has a ballet prefix class before or after this dance (show order TBD), ensure they have adapt-a-toe convertible ballet tights rolled up under their hip-hop pants.

5) If your class is titled: “Kinder Acro”:

    • Show up to the theater in bare feet

    • Your student will not need tights (except if they have a second dance in female costume like a ballet-shared prefix class and need convertible, adapt-a-toe pink tights (that roll up) under or worn first, depending on show order (TBD)

    • Your child will perform ONE DANCE for their ONE enrolled class for this class title.

    • Ensure you have referred to 1) in this email for the female hair for all performers

    • If your female costume wearing student has a ballet prefix class before or after this dance (show order TBD), ensure they have adapt-a-toe convertible ballet tights rolled up under their acro pants.

All Performers: Make-up:

NONE required (optional stage make/up)

 

All Performers: Don’t bring anything else!

Do not bring anything additional with your child at drop-off. No water bottles. No food. No backpack. No jacket. No Outside Shoes. We are unable to track any additional items backstage. Wear your first costume, if 2+ dance, bring your second costume piece with your name on it.

 

All Performers: What to expect at drop-off?:

A line to check in your child at drop-off. You will be given a claim ticket to match their wristband, which will be placed on their wrist at check-in. This wristband is printed with first and last name and enrolled classes. Check-in will take time. Thank you for your patience as each child is carefully checked-in.

 

All Performers: When can I pick them up?

When the show is over, we will not release any child before the show ends.

The recital estimated run time is 1 hr. and 15 min. with no intermission.

We will take a few moments after the end of the show to have all students lined up and ready for pick up. We appreciate all parents' patience and ask that only one parent from each family be in the pick-up line.

You must match your claim ticket to your child’s wristband at pick-up.

There will be one pick-up line for preschool classes and one pick-up line for kinder classes. Pick-up will take time. Thank you for your patience as each child is carefully checked out.

 

All Performers: Where is this show?

Carmel’s Sunset Center (the low building to the right of the main theater is drop-off). You will drop and leave at the door. No parents inside for drop-off.

 

All Performers: Does my child have a dress rehearsal prior to this Sunday, May 28th.

NO, they do not. There is no dress rehearsal for any pre-k or Kinder prefix student for the approx. 10 AM show.

 

Do I need to buy a ticket to see the show?

YES. Ensure you have purchased tickets to the approx. 10 am show from the Carmel-by-the-Sea Sunset Center’s website: www.sunsetcenter.org. Tickets are not available for sale yet. Release date TBD,

There is a $30 Recital fee to help cover the cost of teacher hours outside of their classroom hours for backstage staff.

All policies and ticketing policies are that of the theater not of TDC. Direct all questions and concerns to the theater box office.

PRO-TIP: Do not wait until the show day to pick-up tickets at will call. Pick-up before.

 

FINAL TIP:

GO POTTY BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE

 

We hope these tips for success make this a fun, memorable, and special recital experience!

 

There is a more detailed information page on our website: https://www.dancecarmel.com/recital

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