McMinnville Recital Week 2019
VDV McMinnville Recital 2019: “Party Like It’s 19..(99)!”
Hello to our VDV Parents! Recital weekend is just around the corner, and we are thrilled to share the results of our 19th season. Here are some helpful hints and information about our big weekend coming up! Thank you for being a part of it!
Friday, June 14th, 2019, 6:00pm and Saturday, June 15th, 2019, 10am (All students in both shows)
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show for seating. The recitals will each have two intermissions. All seats are reserved, and we will have some limited VIP seats available for sale. Tickets will be available for purchase online at www.tututix.com/tickets/
All dancers should arrive 1 hour prior to show time. Tickets in advance are $20 VIP, $16 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students (ages 3-18.) Please no flash photography or video of the performances, as we will have a professional video download available for purchase. Photos and video are OK at the dress rehearsal! The ticket proceeds pay our theater rental and theater staff. Thank you!
Since we are expecting all of the shows to be very full and well-attended, everyone will need a purchased ticket to watch the performance in the theater. We will have fun activities going on backstage to keep our dancers entertained while the show is running.
Solo-Duo Showcase and Vandy’s Awards Show: Saturday, June 15th, 5:00pm
We are thrilled to present our solo and duo singers/dancers on their own night. Afterwards, Miss Kathleen will be presenting VDV annual studio awards and awarding over $10,000 worth of scholarships for next season of dance to some very deserving students. She will also be honoring our amazing teaching staff and our studio manager, team managers, assistant teachers, dance team captains and co-captains. Next, we will honor all students of the month, outstanding Starpower and OnStage New York dance team students, and high school graduates! Miss K will also be presenting the “Party Like It’s 19…99” awards (19 studio awards that can be presented to anyone at the studio!) Awards will also be presented for outstanding parent of the year, studio excellence winners, outstanding dance soloist, vocal soloist, 5-year vocal awards, 10-year studio awards, and crowning of our 2019 students of the year. This is a dress up event, and all dancers who will be honored are encouraged to dress up for this event! Break a leg! So many awards!!!!!!!! A complete list is coming soon of which students will be part of our awards!
Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 11th, 4-8pm (classes only, no teams)
When arriving at rehearsal, please make your way backstage and check into the dressing rooms. We will have all of the dressing rooms marked to direct you. Miss Kathleen will have several helpers backstage to help with costume changes. Stacy J and Nicole will be her stage managers once again and will be in charge of lining dancers up, helping with changes, and small backstage emergencies!
Hair, Makeup, Shoes and Tights
During the dress rehearsal and recital, we will require full hair, makeup and costumes. Head to toe! The dancers will rehearse hair styles and costume changes, as you know practice makes “performance”! The stage lights are professional quality and can really drown out your dancer’s facial features, so stage make up is essential. This consists of foundation, pink blush, black eyeliner, mascara, and red lips. Team dancers may have more specific requirements. For our classes, the hair assignments will come out with the rehearsal and recital line up! All ballet classes need ballet pink tights and pink leather ballet shoes.
Recital Weekend Goodies
During the recital, we will be having amazing concessions for purchase in the lobby at the snack bar. This is a fundraiser for our dance teams! Yummy! Flowers will also be for sale, to congratulate your dancer/singer!
You’re on Camera! Recital download order forms coming soon!
We have exciting news…Show and Tell Productions will be our professional videographer for the recitals. We will have high resolution videos, available via digital download. The recital will be $40 and Solo/duo showcase will cost $25. All orders can be placed through VDV. DVDs will no longer be available.
Helpful Hints for Recital
-Prior to recital, please remove nail polish.
-Make a list of your dancer’s costumes, write your child’s name in the tag of each costume piece, and bring all costumes to rehearsal/recital, including shoes and accessories.
-Have dancer dressed in costume with correct tights, shoes, hair, and makeup and ready to go 5 dances before they are set to perform.
-Secure all hair pieces with bobby pins.
-Bring water and non-messy snacks for your dancer, for in between numbers.
-If dancers have multiple dance numbers, having a tan leotard under costumes for quick changes is helpful.
2019-2020 Dance Team Auditions: Monday, June 10th, 6:00pm
If you are interested in auditioning for a jazz, tap, hip hop, singing, or production team, auditions will be Monday, June 10th, at our Gallery Studio. Interested dancers ages 7 and up are welcome to attend. Being on a VDV team requires commitment, dedication, great attendance, a love of performing, and a financial commitment, as well. Our teams compete at two local competitions. More info to come. Singing team/production singers, please prepare a 30-second song, with or without music on a mobile device. Due to scheduling and team placements, the fall dance schedule could be different from this year. Team results will be shared via email by June 20th!
6:15pm Jazz/Contemporary/Production-Across the floor
6:45pm Hip Hop combo
7:15pm Tap across the floor/combo
7:45pm Vocal team/Production leads. (Sing 30 seconds of a song of your choice. If interested in singing lead in production, also prepare 30 seconds of any song from Newsies.)
Summer Classes and Camps: vdvdance.com/west-linn-summer-camps-2019/
We are offering a great collection of summer dance classes this summer! We highly recommend that dance team dancers keep up their skills this summer. Summer is also a great way to get your friends involved in VDV! Registration will be open online with the city! Register at westlinnoregon.gov/parksrec
QUESTIONS? Contact our studio manager, Miss Tawnya: tawnyadance(at)gmail.com