June Show 2023
Virginia Regional Ballet Academy’s JUNE SHOW – 2023
EACH FAMILY MUST sign up on SignUpGenius.com for one of the many volunteer positions!
Link coming in a separate email.
ALL Costume and June Show PAYMENTS ARE NOW PAST DUE!
Please remit payment online, or in the Williamsburg mail slot or Yorktown tuition box. All fees, including June tuition, must be paid to perform in the June Show! If you have any questions about your totals, please email VRB at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets must be pre-ordered by May 31st and will be distributed the following week. Tickets will also be available at dress rehearsal and the day of the show.
PICTURE DAY – Savand Action Photography —
- Saturday, June 10th at Jamestown High School
Save the date! Group and individual portraits will be taken ONLY on Saturday, June 10th!
Group and individual pictures will correspond with your dress rehearsal time. Even if you are not planning to order individual portraits of your dancer, please attend picture day so that your dancer will be included in the group photo. Please let VRB know if your dancer will not be able to be present for her/his class photo(s).
BACKSTAGE MOMS NEEDED!
Each class needs a backstage mom. Backstage mom duties include: sitting with the class in the designated waiting area, making sure dancers are properly costumed, getting dancers on and off the stage, and releasing each dancer to her/his parent at the specified time. You must be available for dress rehearsal. If you are interested in taking on this very important job, please sign up on SignUpGenius.com.
If your child is in more than one dance, let the quick change parent change her costume. It is very distracting for parents to keep entering and exiting the auditorium, and there is just not enough room in the dressing rooms for each child to have her/his parent backstage.
· Please label all shoes (on the inside sole) and accessories. Costumes will be grouped by class and labeled with individual accessories attached. Please return costumes to the appropriate rack before leaving.
· Please do not bring “big” dance bags to the theatre. There simply is not enough floor space.
· Rental costumes must be left at the theatre after the shows.
· Reminder: NO eating or drinking in costume!
TICKETS – It is recommended that Tickets be pre-ordered.
Tickets will be distributed to you the week prior to the show. All tickets may be purchased for $10 each. Order forms due May 31st.
To pre-purchase tickets at the studio, complete the ticket form and drop it in the mail slot or tuition drop box along with payment (cash or check payable to Virginia Regional Ballet). Pre-ordered tickets will be available for pickup the week prior to the show. Order forms are available at the studio.
Children attending (and not performing in) the June Show must have a ticket unless they are able to sit in a ticket-holder’s lap (3 years old and under only). The tickets largely contribute to the cost of renting the theater ($7,500.00).
Please stay for the entire show. The last group deserves as big an audience as the first group.
DRESS REHEARSALS – MANDATORY!
See Dance Order page to determine: Coming in a separate email
Saturday, June 10th Dress Rehearsal at Jamestown High School* 3751 John Tyler Hwy* Williamsburg, VA
for the performances on Sunday, June 11th at 11am and 2:30 pm
June 10th at Jamestown High School
|Warm-up||Dancers are responsible for their own warm-up and may arrive one hour prior to dress rehearsal times.|
|All Dancers||All dancers must be in the building 30 minutes prior to rehearsal time.|
|11am Show||9am-12:30pm Full Dress Rehearsal|
|2:30pm Show||1:00-4:30pm Dress Rehearsal (Repeat classes from 11am show are excused, unless otherwise specified by instructor.)|
|Professional Photos||Will be taken during dress rehearsal for purchase.|
Dress Rehearsal will begin promptly at the designated times in full costume and make-up. We will run the show in order. Please report to your dressing room mother in the auditorium. You will find your class name on a row in the auditorium. We will practice the backstage line-up, and entering and exiting the stage. Please, no eating or drinking in auditorium.
Parents, you are to wait for your child in the auditorium. Please, NO DROP OFFS! This is a good time to take pictures and/or videos of your child (No flash please!). Both will be prohibited during the performances. After each class has rehearsed on the stage, the class mom will escort the dancers, as a group, to the dressing room. Please hang your dancer’s costumes on the designated costume racks; dancers must leave their costumes, accessories and shoes at the theatre between dress rehearsal and the show. DO NOT ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO WEAR HIS/HER COSTUME OUTSIDE OF THE THEATRE! Please check with your class mom before leaving; she may have notes from your dancer’s teacher.
SUNDAY, JUNE 11th, 11am and 2:30pm at Jamestown High School* 3751 John Tyler Hwy* Williamsburg, VA
The Williamsburg studio will perform at 11am this year (with some advanced Yorktown classes) and the Yorktown studio will perform at 2:30pm. The performance will begin promptly. There will be a 20 minute intermission. Ballet 3 and up dancers should arrive at 9am. Warm up will begin at 9:15am. All other dancers should arrive 1 hour prior to performance time. Dancers should arrive with hair and make up complete. One parent may accompany their dancer to assist in dressing and promptly leave. The program order for each performance is included in this packet.
We kindly request that you do not “reserve” seats in the auditorium when you bring your dancer to the theatre before the performance to get ready. Ushers will assist in finding seats fitted to your party’s size.
Volunteer opportunities include: Backstage Parent (Dress rehearsal and Performance), Auditorium set-up (day of dress rehearsal), Ushers, Lobby flower, ticket sales, t-shirt, DVD sales, and Auditorium/Dressing room clean up. Please sign up on sign-up genius.
DANCERS AND CLASS PARENTS ONLY! Dads: We ask that you stay out of the dressing rooms completely. (We are not trying to be discriminatory but your presence sometimes makes the girls a little uneasy when they are changing. There are a lot of other volunteer opportunities for you!)
At this time, masks are optional.
Cast & Pool Party
In respect for your family time, there will not be a cast party. Instead, we will have a pool party and cook out at the Williamsburg Community Pool adjacent to the Williamsburg studio on Thursday, June 15th from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. More information will be posted and emailed about the pool party.
Last Day of Regular Classes – Saturday, JUNE 17th
Classes may be combined. Please ask your instructor.
2023/2024 Class Schedule:
Fall class placements and schedules will be emailed as soon as they become available.
Summer 2023 Programs
Don’t forget to register for Summer Classes, Dance Camps, Workshops, & Intensive Seminars. Advance registration is required. Registration closes 1 week prior to the start date of each dance camp workshop, or intensive seminar. Register online today.
2023 Nutcracker Auditions – Saturday, August 12th . See the website for details.
All students who plan to audition MUST take at least 4 weeks of regular summer class and 1 or 2 weeks of Ballet Intensives if it appropriate for your class level.
All Nutcracker dancers must take summer classes. Intensive Seminar is required of all Nutcracker dancers (from VRB in Williamsburg, VRB in Yorktown, and outside schools) at the Ballet 2A level and up. Students must take at least 4 weeks of regular summer classes.
Subject To Change