19 May Dress Rehearsal Information
Dress Rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, June 18th and Thursday, June 19th at the Ford Performing Arts Center 15801 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI. Please check the back of this sheet to find out what time you must be there.
HOW IT RUNS: For the most part, dress rehearsal runs SHOW A ON WEDNESDAY IN SHOW ORDER and SHOW B ON THURSDAY IN SHOW ORDER. Some dances will need to reherase both nights. The reason being is for our technical team. We can eliminate technical light, sound and other such errors that can occur when different dances follow each other in different shows by properly rehearsing them. Sections of the recital that are identical in both shows will only rehearse once.
Make note of your arrival time so you won’t be late. Your arrival time is earlier than your assigned rehearsal time so that we can keep moving if we are running ahead of schedule.
DO NOT WEAR YOUR COSTUME FROM HOME. It could get damaged or soiled on the way to rehearsal. We have allowed space and time for you to change when you arrive.
REMINDERS FOR APPROPRIATE PERFORMANCE APPEARANCE:
*No nail polish on fingers or toes.
*No underwear under your tights. Tights are the dancer’s underwear, and under pants can show on stage even if you think the costume completely covers them. If dancer needs something for the time of month, you may purchase dancers’ briefs at our store which are designed to disappear under tights and costumes.
*No jewelry or extra accessories are to be worn. This includes earrings.
*Dress Rehearsal means Dress Rehearsal. Plan on full make-up, correct hair, and all costume pieces.
Each dance will run 1 or 2 times on stage depending on need. You are welcome to video tape the rehearsal. However, there may be people walking around, hanging backdrops, etc. while your dance is in progress. NO VIDEO TAPING IS ALLOWED DURING ACTUAL RECITAL PERFORMANCE. Once you are done with your dance(s), you are free to leave. You are not required to stay until the end of rehearsal.
There is absolutely NO FOOD OR DRINK ALLOWED in the theater or dressing rooms.
This is the theater’s policy which we respect and abide by at all times. Make sure you tidy up your own area in the dressing rooms before leaving as well. You are welcome to eat in the lobby area if needed.
FOR DANCERS IN THE STUDIO 1 & 2: The theater calls the studio “Studio A”. This is your dressing room which will be divided into 2 sides by room dividers on recital night.
DANCERS IN DRESSING ROOM A and C: These dressing rooms are in the backstage hallway.
Dressing Room A is NOT Studio A.
BOYS & MEN: Go directly to Dressing Room B via the backstage hallway.
ONCE YOU ARE CHANGED, YOU MAY SIT DOWN IN THE AUDITORIUM AND WATCH THE REHEARSAL UNTIL YOUR DANCE IS CALLED.
PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR ARRIVAL TIME. REHEARSAL TENDS TO RUN EARLY,
SO DO NOT BE LATE!