Listed below are some general "pearls" for dancer families:
- At times things may seem chaotic, but everything does come together in the end for a wonderful performance and experience for our dancers.
- Always wear appropriate dance leotards and shoes to all rehearsals. Also, be sure to bring cover ups to wear to and from rehearsal. DO NOT wear your dance shoes outside.
- Do not bring any food, drinks or gum to rehearsals.
- Please plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to each performance with costumes, make up and hair ready.
- Children may bring books, silent hand held games, CD players WITH EAR phones, or any homework to use while they wait to perform downstairs at the theater. Please do not send markers, crayons, board games or toys with small pieces. We are not responsible for any lost or damaged items. Please mark all personal belongings with the child’s name.
- The downstairs area is small and cramped at Eastman. Please bring as little as possible with your dancer. It is a good idea to keep coats with the parents during the performances. There is no room to keep them downstairs.
- Take ALL COSTUME PIECES HOME between each performance. Check to BE SURE you have all your child’s pieces before leaving Eastman.
- Remind your dancer that they are to remain in their seats and QUIET while they are waiting to perform and after performing.
- Dancers are not allowed to leave until the end of performances unless special written permission is given from Intercity staff. Backstage chaperones will need a written permission slip to release your child early.
- When dropping off or picking up your child downstairs. Please do not stay downstairs... THERE IS NO ROOM. Also, only females should go downstairs to pick up their child. We have older dancers who are changing.
- If you or your child has questions on the day of performance, PLEASE ask an Intercity staff member or chaperone. if we cannot answer your question, we will contact Dorothy. She has far too much to deal with on performance day!!
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