Defile Performance Week begins Tuesday, May 26 and runs through Monday, June 1.
All participating Défilé classes will perform virtually via Zoom during their regularly scheduled class time. We encourage students to present themselves just as they would for the stage; class attire, accessories, proper hair style, makeup, etc. (Ballet skirts are unfortunately not available for purchase due to ordering and shipping limitations caused by the pandemic; Ballet students are welcome to wear skirts/tutus already in their possession). Teachers will give students time at the beginning of each class to get ready since many dancers have back-to-back classes in their weekly schedules.
Families are encouraged to send the class Zoom links to any friends or family who would like to log in and watch the performance! Guests can expect the performance to begin roughly halfway through the class (no need to log in right at the start!). Teachers may ask guests to turn off their cameras to minimize distractions on the screen for the students.
Finally, we want your picture!! May 18-23 is our official "Défilé Picture Week"! Take a picture of your child in each of their défilé outfits and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org (one picture per child, per class please). Include your child's name, class, day, time, & teacher with each photo. We are working on a way to commemorate this unusual time in our défilé history!
Questions? Please reach out to our school administrator at email@example.com
COSTUME CHANGE FORMS not yet available
PHOTO ORDER FORMS not yet available
DVD ORDER FORMS not yet available
Skirts are not available for purchase this year, unfortunately. We encourage female Ballet students to wear a skirt already in their possession at home.
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 (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
2020 CONCERT SCHEDULE
PINK - SATURDAY, 5/23 @ 1:00
Intro to Pre-Ballet, Pre-Ballet 1, Pre-Ballet 2, Kinder Ballet
Happy Tappy Feet, Kinder Tap
Bitty Bop Hip-Hop, Kinder Hop
BLUE - SATURDAY, 5/23 @ 5:15
Jr Jazz levels 2-6
Beginning Lyrical, Jr Lyrical A & B
Jr Tap levels 3-6, Tween Tap
Broadway Dance levels 1-4
Jr Hip-Hop levels 1-4
PURPLE - SUNDAY, 5/24 @ 2:00
Ballet levels 1- 2A
Jr Jazz 1
Jr Tap levels 1-2
Boys' Fusion levels 1-2
GREEN - SUNDAY, 5/24 @ 6:15
Ballet levels 2B-6
Character 1, 2
Intro to Modern, Jr Modern 1/2, Intermediate/Adv-Int Modern
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 23-24, 2020. The full concert schedule can be found on this page. Pay close attention to which color concert(s) your child is performing in!
All students in technique classes starting with our Intro to Pre-Ballet classes up through our graduating 8th graders participate in Défilé. Elective classes (such as Leaps & Turns, Foot & Ankle Conditioning, etc.) are not presented in Défilé. Mommy & Me students, High School students, & Adult students do not participate either.
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 appropriate 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 $30 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.