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Dance Concert FAQs

WHAT DAY IS THE DANCE CONCERT?

Our 12th Annual Dance Concert Series “We Thrive As One” will be held at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Bank of America Performing Arts Center formally known as the ‘Civic Arts Plaza’. 

Show 1: Friday June 23, 2023 @6:00PM (Approx. 2.5 hours)

Show 2: Saturday June 24, 2023 @11:00AM (Approx. 1.5 hours)

Show 3: Saturday June 24, 2023 @4:00PM (Approx. 3 hours)

 

WHAT TIME SHOULD MY DANCER ARRIVE?

“Call Time” is the time that dancers need to arrive to the theater on the day of the Dance Concert. Dancers should arrive in their first costume with hair and make up complete, ready to take the stage. Dancers must arrive early to get situated in their dressing rooms, prepare their costumes and to stretch and prepare their bodies for their performance. All performers will attend an on stage meeting shortly after their Call Time. Dancer call times for each show are listed below. Please mark your dancer's Call Time on your calendar. 

Show 1 - Friday June 23, 2023 Call Time: 4:30PM

Show 2 - Saturday June 24, 2023  Call Time: 9:30AM

Show 3 - Saturday June 24, 2023 Call Time: 2:30PM

 

HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?

Tickets went on sale on Saturday March 11, 2023. If you haven't purchased tickets yet you can grab some today at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center Box Office or from home on Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are $37 for Standard seating and $47 for Premium seating. Keep in mind that all 3 shows are different so be sure to know if your dancer is in Show 1, 2, or 3 before purchasing your tickets. The box office charges a $4 box office fee per ticket and Ticketmaster charges an $8 fee per ticket. Tickets are reserved seating so purchase your tickets early! Everyone entering the facility needs a ticket. Children 2 years old and under are permitted to sit on your lap however you need to obtain a complimentary ticket from the box office.

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00AM - 2:00PM

BOX OFFICE PHONE NUMBER

(805) 449-2787

HOW LONG IS THE SHOW?

Show 1 is approximately 2.5 hours with a 15 minute intermission

Show 2 is approximately 1.5 hours, no intermission

Show 3 is approximately 3 hours with a 15 minute intermission

While we typically run a fast paced show with very little downtime, we never truly know how long the show will be until it actually happens. Since it is a live show and we are working with young dancers there may be circumstances that cause small delays that could adjust the overall length of the show. We typically overestimate the time frame just in case.

 

DOES MY DANCER HAVE TO STAY UNTIL THE END OF THE SHOW?

At the end of each show all of our dancers come on stage for the Curtain Call and their final bows. During the Curtain Call we announce our end of the year Thrive awards and scholarships (all students are eligible). The Curtain Call is a highlight for the dancers as they get to return to the stage once again to celebrate their hard work and dedication for the year!

 

WHERE DO I DROP OFF?

On the day of the Dance Concert parents will park in the main parking structure at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center and walk their dancers past the fountain area to our check in tables. For the safety of our dancers, the backstage area is closed to the public. Parents will not be allowed backstage or in the dressing room areas, however our faculty, staff, teachers and assistant teachers will help to escort the dancers to their dressing rooms. 

 

WHERE DO I PICK UP?

Immediately after each dance concert ends, parents will return to the check in table area to receive their dancers. Please send only 1 parent to the pick up area.

 

CAN I GO BACKSTAGE TO CHECK ON MY DANCER?

For safety reasons our backstage is closed to the public. Parents cannot go from the audience to the backstage area or vice versa at anytime. For security reasons no one will be allowed to enter the backstage area during or after the show. In case of an emergency, someone will be at the check in table at all times and communicating with our backstage staff via walkie talkie.

 

CAN DANCERS GO INTO THE AUDIENCE/LOBBY?

For their safety and in order to maintain theater etiquette & professionalism, dancers may not go into the audience or the lobby during the performances or intermissions. They must stay backstage in their dressing room until after the curtain call.

 

WHERE DO I PARK?

On the day of performances, the Bank Of America Performing Arts Center charges a parking fee for each vehicle. No cars will be allowed to park in the back parking lot. Any cars without the proper permit will be immediately towed.

 

COSTUMES

Costumes have already started to arrive and will continue to arrive over the next few months. You will receive an email once your dancer's class costumes are available to sign out. Please make sure that all costumes are in good condition, fit properly and have all of the necessary pieces PRIOR to photo days and the dance concert. After signing out costumes, any issues that might occur are at the expense of the parent. Do not wear, wash or iron costumes prior to the performance. For details on hair, accessories, hemming etc. please see the costume book located at the front desk or in your Thrive Customer Portal.  

 

HAIR

The hairstyle for all classes will be either a low Bun or a low Ponytail with a center part. Please see the Costume Book at the front desk to see what hairstyle your teacher has chosen. Buns and Ponytails should be parted in the center, slicked back with gel and no wisps. Dancers should bring extra hair supplies with them to the performance (hair ties, bobby pins, gel, brush). For more information on how to do a bun please see the HAIR TUTORIAL link below.

 

MAKE UP

All dancers should wear make up for their Show. Make up allows the dancers expressions to be seen under the bright stage lights. Our youngest dancers ages 3-6 should wear eye shadow, mascara, red lipstick & pink blush (eyeliner is optional). Our oldest dancers ages 7+ should wear full stage make up: foundation, powder, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, blush, red lipstick. Dancers should bring their own make up to the performance for touch ups. Please check out the Make Up Tutorial link below or stop by the front desk and check the Costume Book.

 

DRESSING ROOM ASSIGNMENTS

Dressing rooms will be assigned to all dancers. Location assignments will be posted below. Keep in mind students are assigned by age, not necessarily by classes. Some classes have a variety of ages therefore all dancers in any given class may not be rooming together. Also, if you have siblings that are in separate rooms that would like to be together, please let us know. Do keep in mind however that sometimes the siblings would prefer to be with their age group rather than with their sibling.  Listed below are things each of the dancers can bring with them to make this experience more comfortable. Make certain that each item is labeled with your dancers name:

  1. A rolling suitcase or large bag to carry belongings

  2. A cover up to wear over costumes while waiting to perform (robe, large button down shirt etc.)

  3. A towel or small blanket to sit on

  4. A pillow

  5. Quiet toys, books, ipads, video games, board games etc.

  6. Lunch/snacks/water

  7. Wet Ones 

  8. Make-Up

  9. Brush, comb, hair supplies

  10. Mirror

  11. Extra Bobby Pins/Safety Pins

  12. Gel, Hair Spray

  13. Any other items that will make your day more comfortable

*We recommend that you LABEL EVERY THING!

*Please note that Thrive is not responsible for any lost items. 

 

THE LIST OF NO’S!

  1. No Eating in costume (without cover up)

  2. All shoes must be clean without tears or holes.

  3. Don’t wear jewelry unless instructed. All other jewelry must be removed.

  4. No nail polish

  5. No gum

  6. No underwear under tights or costume.

  7. No hair wisps. All buns and ponytails must be pulled back tight and slicked with gel.

 

PHOTO DAYS

Mark your calendars for Photo Days!

Tuesday May 23, Wednesday May 24 and Thursday May 25

Photos will be taken at Thrive Dance Center. A professional photography company will transform our classrooms into photo studios and capture beautiful images of your dancers in their costumes. Class and individual photos are a wonderful keepsake honoring your student's hard work and dedication in dance. Photo days are also a great opportunity for you and your dancer to practice preparations for the dance concert. Purchasing photos is optional.

 

WILL I GET A VIDEO OF THE PERFORMANCE?

A professional videography company has been hired to capture your dancer's special moments on stage. As part of your dance concert participation fee, all dancers participating in the dance concert will receive a digital download of their show. After the dance concert the video will be professionally edited and should be available 6-8 weeks after the dance concert. Please note, no video or photography will be allowed inside the Fred Kavli theater per theater rules.

 

WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY DANCE CONCERT T-SHIRT?

As part of your dance concert participation fee, all dancers participating in the dance concert will receive a commemorative dance concert T-shirt. Dancers will receive their T shirts in May and can wear them to classes and to the theater on the day of the dance concert.

 

WHEN IS THE LAST DAY OF CLASSES?

The last day for classes at the studio will be Wednesday June 21, 2023.

 

JUNE CLASS TUITION

June Class Tuition will be due on June 1, 2022. June tuition will be only 75% of your normal tuition amount.  Dancers will not be allowed to participate in the performance unless all accounts are paid in full by June 10th. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

COMPANY AUDITIONS

If your dancer loves to PERFORM, why not check out what our Thrive Dance Company has to offer. Thrive Dance Company is a great opportunity for your child to be a part of a team, learn and grow in a positive environment and take their dance training to the next level.

 

Company auditions for the 2023-24 Season will be held on Sunday August 27, 2023. More detailed information will be emailed out this summer. We will also announce the company auditions on our website.

 

SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVES, DANCE CAMPS & AUGUST CLASSES

This Summer, Thrive Dance Center will be offering a full Summer of fun and exciting programing including our new Themed Summer Dance Camps!  In addition for dancers ages 2-18, we offer our 2 Week Dance Intensive for dancers focused on exposure to all styles of dance and technical growth. 

DANCE INTENSIVE DATES 2023

WEEK 1 - Monday July 10 - Thursday July 13, 2023

WEEK 2 - Monday July 17 - Thursday July 20, 2023

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON OUR 2023 SUMMER PROGRAMS.

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO MARK ON YOUR CALENDAR

PHOTO DAYS - Tuesday May 23rd, Wednesday May 24th & Thursday May 25th

DANCE CONCERTS - Show 1: Friday June 23rd 6:00PM, Show 2: Saturday June 24 11:00AM , Show 3: Saturday June 24th 4:00PM 

SUMMER INTENSIVES Week 1: July 10th - 13th & Week 2: July 17th - 20th

COMPANY AUDITION Sunday August 27, 2023

FALL CLASSES BEGIN Tuesday September 5, 2023

 

 

AT THRIVE WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON PROVIDING A POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THAT TEACHES CONFIDENCE, DISCIPLINE, AND A LOVE FOR THE ARTS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TRUSTING US WITH YOUR DANCER AND ALLOWING US TO HELP THEIR PASSION FOR DANCE GROW!

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