Défilé

ATTENTION PARENTS!  Défilé information is distributed January-April in a series of three informative notes.  Be sure you know what COLOR concert(s) your student is performing in!  A full list of performing classes, organized by concert color, can be found on this page.  And as always, please contact our office staff or your student's instructor if you have any questions about our end-of-year performances.  

 

NOTE #3 - Theatre/Costume Logistics

Click the color concert you wish to view

PINK

BLUE

PURPLE

GREEN

 

 

CLICK HERE to download the COSTUME CHANGE FORM 

 

STUDIO WEST PHOTO ORDER FORMS- click the color concert you wish to view   

PINK

BLUE

PURPLE

GREEN  

 

CLICK HERE to download the DVD ORDER FORM

 

 

Female Ballet students must purchase the required Défilé skirt for their level.  Please reference the pictures below for your child's skirt assignment.  Shipments are arriving daily at Avenue 21 Dancewear.  If your child's skirt or size is not yet available, please check back in a day or two.

Pre-Ballet & Kinder Ballet (PINK CONCERT): Pink Full Elastic Waist Tutu

Ballet 1 (PURPLE CONCERT): Pink Two-Tiered Chiffon Pull-On Skirt

Ballet 1 Accelerated (PURPLE CONCERT): Blue Two-Tiered Chiffon Pull-On Skirt     

Ballet 2A (PURPLE CONCERT): Purple Two-Tiered Chiffon Pull-On Skirt    

Ballet 2B, 3A, 3B, Tween Ballet 2 (GREEN CONCERT):  White Romantic Juliet Tutu  

If you are purchasing a Juliet romantic tutu for the first time, please read on for instructions on how to care for your brand new skirt.

TAKE TUTUS OUT OF THE BAG AND HANG THEM RIGHT AWAY! There is nothing worse than walking out the door to the theatre and realizing your child's tutu is a wrinkled, loofa-esque mess. 

HANG IT INSIDE-OUT. This will help give the tutu perk and bounce.

DON’T USE AN IRON! A hot iron will melt the tulle. Most costume manufacturers have long turn-around times (typically 3 months!), so securing a replacement is near impossible.

STEAM IT. Use a steamer (not an iron!) and pull outward gently on the ends to smooth the wrinkles. If you don’t have a steamer handy, hang the tutu inside-out in the bathroom and run the hot water for a while, creating your own steam room. Use your hands to gently pull and smooth the wrinkles.

BE WEARY OF WATER SPOTS. Many times tutus will be edged with satin or other water sensitive trims. If opting for a light spray from the water bottle, make sure it is set on a very fine mist and spray from a distance. It’s always a good idea to test a small area on the underside first.

WASHING MACHINE = TUTU DEATH. This may sound like a no-brainer, but tutus are delicate and even the “gentle” cycle on your washing machine spells certain death for your tutu.

IN THE CASE OF A COSTUME DISASTER, NOTIFY THE COSTUME MANAGER OR STUDIO DIRECTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. While we might be tempted to believe that the skirt fairy will fly into the closet with a new tutu while we sleep peacefully, we have to get real. Costume replacements or mending are a time-sensitive issue. The faster you come out with it, the faster and more probable it is that your issue will be solved.

 

Ballet 4, 5, 6 (GREEN CONCERT):  White Practice Tutu 

 

 

2018 CONCERT SCHEDULE

PINK - SATURDAY, 5/26 @ 1:00 

Intro to Pre-Ballet

Pre-Ballet 1

Pre-Ballet 2

Pre-Tap

Kinder Ballet

Kinder Hop

Kinder Tap

BLUE - SATURDAY, 5/26 @ 5:15

Jr Jazz levels 2-6

Jr Lyrical A & B

Jr Tap levels 3-6

Broadway Dance levels 1-4

Jr Hip-Hop levels 1-4

PURPLE - SUNDAY, 5/27 @ 2:00

Ballet levels 1- 2A

Jr Jazz 1

Jr Tap levels 1-2

Elementary Hip Hop levels 1-2

Boys' Fusion levels 1-2

Broadway Singers

GREEN - SUNDAY, 5/27 @ 6:15

Tween Ballet

Ballet levels 2B-6

Pointe

Character

Intro to Modern

Jr Modern levels 1-2

Intermediate Modern levels 1-2

Adv/Int Modern

 

ARCHIVED NOTES

NOTE #1 - General Concert Information

Click the color concert you wish to view

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BLUE

PURPLE

GREEN

 

NOTE #2 - Ticket Information

Click the color concert you wish to view

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BLUE

PURPLE

GREEN

 

 

WHAT IS DÉFILÉ ?

We like to think of Défilé as a "concert-graduation".  It gives our students an opportunity to perform on the stage in a comfortable situation without hours of rehearsal and tons of pressure.  Parents can witness the progress their student has made over the year.  It isn't a big spectacle with fancy costumes and sets.  Dancenter North borrowed this concept from the Paris Opera Ballet School who present a Défilé (translation: parade) each year at the end of their season.

WHEN IS DÉFILÉ ?

Students are presented on stage at Carmel High School Auditorium at the end of the Spring session in a series of 4 concerts on May 26-27, 2018.  Please view the full concert schedule above.  Pay close attention to which color concert(s) your child is performing in!  

WHO PARTICIPATES?

All students in classes starting with our Intro to Pre-Ballet classes up through our graduating 8th graders participate in Défilé.  High School students and adults do not participate.

HOW MUCH REHEARSAL CAN WE EXPECT?

Dancenter North believes that class time should be spent developing technique.  For that reason, practice for Défilé is kept at a minimum and rehearsed only during a small fraction of class time.

WHAT IS THE PRODUCTION FEE FOR AND HOW MUCH IS IT?

The fee pays for the supplement to the student's apparel for the occasion.  Our staff works to find an apporpriate accessory or costume piece for each class and each student.  It is organized, packaged, and delivered to each student the week prior to performances.  A $27 production fee is applied for each dance discipline in which the student is registered.  If your student is registered for more than one class per discipline in the Spring session, you will only pay one fee for that discipline.