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2022 Annual Concert "Thumbelina"

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THUMBELINA
FDS's 2022 June Annual Concert
Sunday, June 12th, 2022, curtain up at 5:30 pm

at West Valley College Theater
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070​

Stage Rehearsal on Thursday, June 9th, 2022​
FDS in-studio Dress Rehearsal on
Saturday, June 4th, 2022

FDS is excited to announce that we are finally able to present Thumbelina - our annual themed concert which will take place on June 12th, 2022.

 

After this originally scheduled concert was set to occur in 2020, due to theater closures and the pandemic, we are thrilled to finally bring this idea and theater performance to life!

 

Specific students were chosen to play these characters in 2020, and we are even more excited to see how these students have grown to fulfill their roles with their magic, light, and talent brought to life on a full production stage with everyone in attendance. 

At Fantasy Dance School, we love to perform!

We feel that performing is such an excellent way for self-confidence and self-esteem to grow! 

The students learn the joy of working hard and then receive a natural and fulfilling reward for their efforts and hard work. There is a beautiful joy, and the natural high that is felt when performing teaches students appropriate and healthy ways to find joy in life! 

We seek out many Community performance opportunities such as festivals, parades, community events, the Festival of Trees, etc. 

We also hold our Winter Show in December and Annual Concert in June. 

  • All students in performing classes are encouraged and expected to participate in the Annual Concert. The students work hard all year long and the Annual Concert is the pinnacle point of the season.  The classes learn to work together and rely on each other. 

  • Any student who wishes not to be included in the Annual Concert must inform the office by January 10th in written format before they begin to learn the dances that will be performed.

  • All performance fees, costume fees, and tuition must be paid in order to perform.

  • Tuition needs to be current, up through the date of the performance to participate.

Commitment

The Annual Concert is a commitment. This includes a commitment to be in classes weekly to learn, clean, and practice dances with their classmates and at ALL scheduled performances/rehearsals, including non-dress rehearsals occurring throughout the two weeks before the concert.

Rehearsal Schedules

There are MANDATORY rehearsals that students are required to attend. This includes:

  • In-studio Dress Rehearsal on Saturday, June 4th, 2022,

  • Stage Rehearsal on Thursday, June 9th, 2022, and

  • non-dress rehearsals occur throughout the two weeks before the concert.

While specific rehearsals times will be released closer to the concert, we ask families to block off the two weeks before as rehearsals days and times may differ from what your original class time looks like.

Classes may be called at different days or times dependent on the number of dances, solos, and where they fall in the various scenes.

Please keep in mind that if you participated in our previous year's outdoor concerts, rehearsals will be very different in length and times as we are preparing our indoor performance which will include more dances, sets, and an unforgettable story come to life.

Rehearsals will occur daily after school and may differ from your usual class times.

Absences

Any class or rehearsal absences during May and June may result in your student not performing in the show. Please be mindful when planning vacations at this time. Take this into consideration before committing to the annual show.

Concert Ticket Distribution

Each family can purchase tickets to the show. Tickets will be available for purchase and reservation beginning on May 16th.

As a reminder, seats are arranged based on coming to the office and picking off the seating chart on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis (whether you are purchasing tickets or reserving your 2 tickets included in your performance fee).

If you wish to purchase more tickets alongside the 2 tickets included in the performance fee, please make sure you are telling us the total needed when coming to the office. For example, you would like 4 seats (2 tickets included in your performance fee and buying 2 extra tickets).

*For 2 tickets included in the performance fee, you still must come to the office to reserve your seats on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. If you do not reserve your 2 tickets included in the performance fee to our office, we will assume you do not wish to use these tickets.

Costume Distribution

Purchasing a costume indicates you are planning to participate in the annual show.

Costumes will first be tried on during your student's classes to see if adjustments or alterations will be needed. Once all alterations are completed on our end, costumes will be distributed to families.

The Costume distribution week is Monday, May 2nd through Saturday, May 7th, 2022. 

All families will be receiving an email about what day and time slot is designated for them to pick up their student's costumes (most likely the day of their class). Please be sure to come to your designated day and time with a labeled garment bag to pick up your costumes. 

Garment bags are available for purchase through our FDStore if needed. 

*Once costumes are given to the families, please DO NOT wash costumes before the concert. Steaming of costumes is all that is allowed before the concert. 

Directions to the West Valley College Theatre:

*From Fruitvale, turn Left onto Allendale Ave

*Take the Second Right onto Theater Way

*Turn Left onto N College Cir
*Park in LOT 7

*$3 Parking Fee

Drop-off/Pick-Up Location:

*As you enter from the parking lot, there will be an entrance to the RIGHT of the Main Entrance of the Theater. This will be the designated drop-off location for you to check-in your student.

Communication

All FDS correspondence regarding the show and costumes is sent via email. Be sure to add info@fantasydance.us to your email address book. And be sure to have your current email address on file with the studio.

Rehearsal Schedule and Performance Handbook

Tuesday, May 31st

In-Studio Rehearsal

Saturday, June 4th

In-Studio Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, June 11th

In-Studio RUN-THROUGH

Wednesday, June 1st

In-Studio Rehearsal

Monday, June 6th

In-Studio Rehearsal

Sunday, June 12th

STAGE PERFORMANCE

Thursday, June 2nd

In-Studio Rehearsal

Wednesday, June 8th

In-Studio Rehearsal

Friday, June 3rd

In-Studio Rehearsal

Thursday, June 9th

STAGE Dress Rehearsal

Sunday, June 12th, 2022 - Day of the Concert - WHAT TO EXPECT

                                                                                

Please note that this performance will be our way of showing appreciation, love, and growth for all of our students and families that have been with us this year and in years past. We will be closely monitoring (and potentially making adjustments) based on the recommendations by the County of Santa Clara, the State of California, and the West Valley College Theater. Guidelines corresponding to COVID-19 may change by the time of our concert. Please check our website and read all emails for updates regarding our COVID-19 policies that may change by the time of the concert due to current guidelines. Please always check in with our office administration via phone or email if you and your family have any questions. We appreciate everyone's cooperation and really can't wait to see our students shine on stage!

​Dancers - What to Expect:

  • On the day of the performance, all dancers will be required to have their temperature taken before and answer the standard questions regarding COVID-19 symptoms felt within the last 24 hours upon arrival.

  • (Dependent on West Valley Theater & the County of Santa Clara guidelines currently) - On the day of the performance, masks will be required to be worn by all students at all times inside the theater. Please note that uniform masks or face shields may potentially be required during their dance on stage, but more information will be released when confirmed.

  • Dancers must stay with their class at all times. This will also be practiced during the weeks of rehearsals. Dancers will be prohibited from mingling with other classes at this time to maintain stable groups.

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Attendance Members - What to Expect:

 

  • Audience members are asked not to attend if they are currently or have felt symptoms related to COVID-19 and its variants within 24 hours of the concert.

  • (Dependent on West Valley Theater & the County of Santa Clara guidelines currently) - All audience members (2 years and older) will be required to wear a mask for the performance's entirety.

  • Tickets will be available for reservation starting May 16th, 2022.