Since we have just completed our spring show, we’d like to take a moment to share some of the “behind the scenes” details, particularly for those who are new to the world of dance. We’ll take a look at the cost and length of shows.
We charge a one-time fee for participation in the show, and a cost-per-class fee for costuming. The participation fee goes toward the cost of running the show: venue rental, insurance, sound permits, additional staffing (lighting tech, sound tech, stage manager, house manager, spot light operator, stage help, janitors), and programs (winter show). The remainder goes toward costuming, and we work hard to keep costs as low as possible.
If you were to ask around at many of the other local dance studios, you may be surprised to find that there are requirements to buy ads and sell additional tickets. Furthermore, the length of shows can be up to 4 hours! We plan to continue splitting our show into two performances and keep it around two hours in length. We realize that you may think this is somewhat difficult for younger dancers, but here’s our advice: enjoy the show! It is an opportunity for your dancer to feel a part of the larger studio community…to see other genres of dance and other levels of mastery, to be a part of the whole show experience, and to share something they love with the people who are most important to them. For you, it’s your chance to celebrate their skills, accomplishments, strength and bravery. Your children are only little once…we invite you to enjoy these special moments that are all too fleeting.
We have been producing shows for years and are constantly tweaking things so that they run more smoothly for dancers and families, while preserving a quality show experience. If there’s something that you’re just not sure about, there is likely a very good reason why it is that way. If you have any questions, just ask.
We produce two showcases, our winter show takes place in a theater, and we enjoy our spring show outdoors. Both are optional, so choose your favorite (many dancers do both) and enjoy. We love to see all the smiling faces on show day!