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The dress rehearsal and recital should be your only weekend plans! Please block off the entire weekend. It is a very special weekend for your dancer!

TIME AND LOCATION

  • Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, June 11, 2022 (Call Times TBA)

  • Recital: Sunday, June 12, 2022 (Call Times and Showtime TBA)

  • Location: El Segundo Performing Arts Center (located in El Segundo High School); 640 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245


SHOES

  • Shoes must be clean and look brand new.

  • Dancers must begin wearing them to class no later than May 30th

  • Please see list and image examples below.

  • Required Shoes and Shoe colors:

    • Monday 4pm: Black Tap Shoes

    • Monday 5pm: Tan Slip-On Jazz Shoes

    • Monday 6pm: Tan Slip-On Jazz Shoes

    • Tuesday 4pm:

      • Female Dancers: Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes

      • Male Dancers: Black Ballet Shoes

    • Tuesday 5pm:

      • Female Dancers: Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes

      • Male Dancers: Black Ballet Shoes

    • Tuesday 6pm: Black High Top Converse (non-platform)

    • Wednesday 4pm: Black Lace Up Tap Shoes

    • Wednesday 5pm:

      • Female Dancers: Black Mary Jane or Lace Up Tap Shoes

      • Male Dancers: Black Lace Up Tap Shoes

    • Wednesday 6pm: Black Slip-On Jazz Shoes

    • Thursday 4pm: Black Slip-On Jazz Shoes

    • Thursday 5pm: Black High Top Converse (non-platform)

    • Thursday 6pm: Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes

    • Friday 4pm: Black Slip-On Jazz Shoes

    • Saturday 9am:

      • Female Dancers: Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes

      • Male Dancers: Black Ballet Shoes

    • Saturday 10am: Ballet Pink Ballet Shoes

    • Saturday 11am: Black Slip-On Jazz Shoes

HAIR & MAKEUP

 

Hair for Jazz, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Tap Classes:

Dancers with hair longer than shoulder length must wear a high ponytail. Dancers with hair shorter than shoulder length must wear a high, half-up ponytail. If your dancer's hair is too short for a ponytail or half up ponytail, it must be clipped away from the face with clips or bobby pins that blend with their hair color. All hair must be pulled away from the face (no loose strands). Bangs that are longer than eyebrows must be clipped back. We want to see your dancer's beautiful eyes!

 

Hair for Ballet Classes:

Hair should be worn in a high bun. (unless your high ponytail already resembles a high bun) "Donut Bun" pieces are an easy way to keep a bun in place and looking perfect. These are not required but helpful, especially for dancers with long hair. "Donut Bun" holders can be found at stores like Target, Dollar Tree, and Amazon. Click the following link for an easy-to-follow video tutorial.  https://youtu.be/oyZfxOO_wcU

Makeup

Makeup for all dancers is optional but we highly recommend wearing it because it will enhance your dancer's features under the bright stage lights that wash out performer's faces.

  • Blush

  • Lipstick

  • Mascara

  • Eyeshadow

  • Eyeliner

Shoes

All shoes must look clean and new and must fit your dancer properly. Please try them on to be sure your dancer does not need new shoes before the recital. Individual class shoe requirements are listed below. Please read carefully! Your dancer may need different color shoes than the ones they currently have. PLEASE LABEL YOUR DANCER'S SHOES WITH THEIR FIRST AND LAST NAME.

 

Tights/Undergarments

If your dancer's costume requires tights, they will not be allowed on stage without tights. No footless tights or nylons allowed. Tights are not meant to be worn with underwear. If your dancer wears underwear, it must not show. Bras must be skin color and must not show. Tights color requirements are listed below.

 

Accessories

The only accessories allowed on stage are the accessories included with your costume. Absolutely no jewelry, hair accessories, or socks allowed unless it was included with your costume. No face paint, body paint, or temporary tattoos allowed. All accessories included with your costume must be worn on stage. Accessories that are included with your costume are listed below.

 

Costume Condition

Costumes must be in perfect condition. Please have your dancer try their costume(s) on to be sure it fits. After that, they are not allowed to wear it or touch it until recital picture day, dress rehearsal, and the performance. If a dancer's costume is dirty or torn, they will not be allowed on stage. Costumes cannot be returned or exchanged. If it does not fit, you are responsible for alterations.

Face Masks

Your dancer is not required to wear a face mask on stage. If they choose to wear a mask, we will provide a disposable, skin colored mask.

 

INDIVIDUAL CLASS REQUIREMENTS

 

Ballet Classes

 

Tuesday 4pm Female Dancers: 

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Ballet pink ballet shoes required

  • Accessories included with costume: Two rhinestone pearl barrettes.

Tuesday 4pm Male Dancers:

  • Black ballet shoes required, no socks

Tuesday 5pm Female Dancers: 

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Ballet pink ballet shoes required

  • Accessories included with costume: Crossed rhinestone barrettes.

Tuesday 5pm Male Dancers:

  • Black ballet shoes required, no socks.

Saturday 9am Female Dancers:

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Ballet pink ballet shoes required

  • Accessories included with costume: Hair Bow

Saturday 9am Male Dancers:

  • Black ballet shoes required, no socks.

Saturday 10am:

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Ballet pink ballet shoes required

  • Accessories included with costume: Two rhinestone pearl barrettes.

 

Tap Classes

 

Monday 4pm:

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Black tap shoes required (Mary-Jane style ok for this class).

  • Accessories included with costume: Rhinestone barrette & choker

Wednesday 4pm Female Dancers:

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Black tap shoes with laces required (no Mary-Jane style tap shoes allowed for this class)

  • Accessories included with costume: Rhinestone hair tie

Wednesday 5pm Female Dancers:

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Black tap shoes required (Mary-Jane style ok for this class).

  • Accessories included with costume: Headband and yellow satin ribbon shoe bows

Wednesday 5pm Male Dancers:

  • Black tap shoes with laces required

Jazz Classes

 

Monday 5pm:

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Nude jazz shoes required

  • Accessories included with costume: Rhinestone barrettes

 

Wednesday 6pm:

  • Black jazz shoes required

  • Accessories included with costume: Metallic ponytail cuff

 

Thursday 4pm:

  • Black jazz shoes required

  • Accessories included with costume: Sequin hair bow; mini fishnet mitts.

 

Friday 4pm:

  • Skin colored tights and black fishnet tights required

  • Black jazz shoes required

  • Accessories included with costume: Fedora hat (Miss Paige will hold onto hats until recital day!)

 

Saturday 11am:

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Black jazz shoes required

  • No accessories included with costume.

 

Contemporary Class

 

Monday 6pm

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Nude jazz shoes required

  • Accessories included with costume: Rhinestone barrettes

 

Hip Hop Classes

 

Tuesday 6pm Female Dancers:

  • Black high-top converse sneaker required (must be clean and look new)

  • Accessories included with costume: White bandana and over-the-knee socks

 

Tuesday 6pm Male Dancers:

  • Black high-top converse sneaker required (must be clean and look new)

 

Thursday 4pm:

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Black jazz shoes required

  • Accessories included with costume: Sequin hair bow; mini fishnet mitts.

 

Thursday 5pm Female Dancers:

  • Skin colored tights required

  • Black high-top converse sneaker required (must be clean and look new)

  • Accessories included with costume: Metallic ponytail cuff

 

Thursday 5pm Male Dancers:

  • Black high-top converse sneaker required (must be clean and look new)

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CALL TIMES

Below please find tentative call times for the recital dress rehearsal on Saturday, June 11th and the recital on Sunday, June 12th at El Segundo High School: 640 Main St., El Segundo, CA 90245

Call time means in the theater, in costume, warmed up, and ready to dance on stage. Please allow time to find parking, find the theater, use the restroom, etc. We are running a very tight rehearsal schedule and cannot wait for anyone who is late, so please arrive on time!

 

Parking: The Theater has a small parking lot, so please prepare to find street parking.

Link to theater map: https://www.diazstudioofdance.com/recital-tickets

 

Call times are tentative and subject to change. Please reserve the entire weekend. The dress rehearsal/recital should take priority over all other activities this weekend.

An adult must be present with each child during the entire rehearsal. Only one adult per child will be allowed at the rehearsal. No siblings/friends allowed.

DRESS REHEARSAL IS MANDATORY. Dress rehearsal should take priority over all other activities. We want every class to feel prepared for the recital, which means the entire class needs to be present for blocking/lighting. Each class is a team. When a team member is absent, it affects the entire class.

 

If your dancer DOES NOT have a costume change please arrive in costume.

 

If your dancer HAS a costume change please arrive wearing all black dance attire. Absolutely no street clothes allowed on stage.

 

Please plan ahead and pack lunch, water, snacks, a book, activities to keep little ones busy, a jacket or sweater, a blanket, etc. Also bring a change of comfy clothes. No eating in costumes!

You are responsible for helping your dancer change their costumes between dances. Changes need to be made quickly. The show does not wait for anyone.

 

Please label your dancers shoes and costumes with their first and last name. Remember, there will be 200 other dancers with the same shoes and costumes at the recital, and even the most unique names are sometimes shared by another dancer! :)

Teachers will not be dancing on stage with your dancer.  Please be sure your dancer practices every day and attends every class between now and the recital unless they or anyone in your household is experiencing covid symptoms.

We will be doing a full show run through after we block and light all of the dances, so plan to be at the theater until 6pm. Parents, you are welcome to film during the full show run through! This is a great opportunity to film up close! (Also a chance to practice those costume changes!)

We will have a professional videographer filming the full show run through.  If your dancer is not present, they will not be in the video.

 

Dress Rehearsal Tentative Call Times (Saturday, June 11th):

 

  • Adult Contemporary/Jazz: 10:15am

  • Me Against the Music (Friday 4pm Jazz): 10:35am

  • No Scrubs (Adult Hip Hop): 10:55am

  • Dr. Dre Medley (Thursday 6pm Ballet): 11:15am

  • Bye Bye Bye (Adult Tap): 11:35am

  • Is This Love? (Monday 6pm Contemporary): 11:55am

  • Going Back to Cali (Thursday 5pm Hip Hop): 12:15pm

  • Rhythm Nation (Wednesday 6pm Jazz): 12:35pm

  • All other dances: 12:55pm

 

We will be doing a full show run through after we block and light all of the dances, so plan to be at the theater until 6pm. Parents, you are welcome to film during the full show run through! This is a great opportunity to film up close! (Also a chance to practice those costume changes!)

We will have a professional videographer filming the full show run through.  If your dancer is not present, they will not be in the video.

 

Show Day Tentative Call Times (Sunday, June 12th):

  • Dancers in the Saturday 9am class and the Monday 4pm class will enter the theater with your party since they will be sitting on your lap during the show. Doors will open at 2:30pm. The show begins at 3:30pm, so please be sure you are on time.

  • All other dancers must arrive at 2:00pm.

​Please arrive show ready. Show ready means in costume, make-up on, hair done, and warmed up. If you or your dancer has a costume change, please allow time to set up in the dressing room area and get settled. Please be sure your dancer uses the restroom before the show starts. Doors open at 2:30pm. Showtime is 3:30pm.

TICKET SALES

Set your alarms! Recital tickets go on sale May 25th, at 10am PT! Please see below for the link and additional details.

  • Tickets are $15 + $1.75 service fee per ticket

  • It is assigned seating. Tickets sell quickly, so do not wait to purchase your tickets. 

  • We are not limiting the number of tickets each family can purchase.

  • Audience members ages 3+ need a ticket. Audience members younger than 3 without a ticket must sit on a lap. 

  • Performers do not need a ticket.

  • Tickets must be purchased online. Tickets will not be sold in studio or at the door.

  • All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Assigned seats cannot be changed after they are purchased.

  • All parents/grandparents/relatives/friends/etc. need tickets to be admitted to the theater.

  • IF YOUR DANCER HAS A COSTUME CHANGE: Diaz Studio of Dance is reserving a seat for one parent per family in the "parent costume change" section and will charge your credit card on file for this ticket. When you tally how many tickets you need to purchase for your group, do not count yourself as we will have already purchased a ticket for you. If you prefer to sit with your party and do not want a seat in the "parent costume change" section, you must let us know before Monday, May 23rd. Please note that there will not be a Diaz Studio of Dance chaperone in this section.

  • IF YOUR DANCER IS IN OUR MONDAY 4PM OR SATURDAY 9AM CLASS AND DOES NOT HAVE A COSTUME CHANGE, they will sit on your lap after they perform and until the final bows. We noticed in our last show that this is what the majority did. They do not need a ticket unless you want to reserve them their own seat.

  • Link to purchase tickets: https://buy.tututix.com/diazstudioofdance