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It’s Recital Week at DAU! Click for Important Updates and Information!

DAU Recital 2016 Information and Updates

Rehearsals are June 17th, and Recitals are June 18-19!
Dance Academy USA’s Recital 2016 is HERE! Dress Rehearsals will be Friday, June 17th, and the shows will be held on Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th. If you still need tickets, click here. Please click HERE for Dress Rehearsal times, Show times, theatre information, and hair tutorials.
Dates to Remember
Thursday, June 16 – Last day of regular classes
Friday, June 17 – Dress Rehearsal at California Theatre for all classes
Saturday, June 18 – Shows 1, 2, and 3 at California Theatre
Sunday, June 19 – Shows 4, 5, and 6 at California Theatre
Theatre Entrance Information
On Friday, for Rehearsals everyone (dancers and parents) will enter through the Market Street entrance.  On Saturday and Sunday only Dancers and Volunteers will enter through the Market Street entrance. All ticketed guests will enter through the First Street entrance.

Wondering how to apply Stage Make-Up?
Click here for a video with tips from the Pacific Northwest Ballet on how to apply stage makeup. Please note, this is dancer uses fake lashes and black mascara. For DAU’s recital, using black mascara only is fine.

Honor Your Dancer With a Beautiful Flower Bouquet!
Our competition team will be selling bouquets for $10 each at the recital, before and after each show.  Buy one for your dancer,  we will accept cash or check (make the check out to DAUPC).  Exact amount of cash appreciated.
Dress Rehearsals will be held on Friday, June 17, 2016.
Show 1 – 9:15am
Show 2 – 10:45am
Show  3 – 12:15pm
Show 4 – 2:00pm
Show 5 – 3:30pm
Show 6 – 5:00pm
Recital shows will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19, 2016.
Recital Show #1 Saturday, June 18th at 10:30 am
Recital Show #2 Saturday, June 18th at 2:30 pm
Recital Show #3 Saturday, June 18th at 6:30 pm
Recital Show #4 Sunday, June 19th at 10:30 am
Recital Show #5 Sunday, June 19th at 2:30 pm
Recital Show #6 Sunday, June 19th at 6:30 pm



What happens at Dress Rehearsal?

You should arrive at the Market Street entrance to the California Theater, 345 S. 1st St., San Jose, 15 minutes before your scheduled rehearsal time.  Dancers should be totally dressed, hair and makeup done and ready to go on-stage.  Proceed to the main auditorium, take a seat in the audience and wait until your child’s class is called to go backstage.  Rehearsals generally take about 1.5 hours.  Dancers may leave after their last routine, if they do not want to stay for the rest of the rehearsal. Parents can take pictures and videos.  During the actual recitals no cameras, videos, or phones are allowed.

Where do I drop off my dancer for the recital?

All dancers will enter the California Theater through the Market Street entrance dressed in their costume.  They will be taken by DAU staff or TA’s to their dressing rooms. There will be a DAU “Drop Off” sign on Market Street. Dancers must arrive at the door 45 minutes before show time.  Allow enough time to park.

Where will my child be during the actual recital show?

Dancers will wait in their assigned dressing rooms, supervised by parent volunteers, during the show.  All dancers in Creative Dance and Intro to Dance classs will be taken to Level 2.  All other dancers with 1 or 2 numbers per show will report to Level 1.  All dancers with 3 or more numbers per show will be on Level 3.  We will have TA’s and staff members take dancers to the appropriate levels.   Any dancers on Level 1 who only have 1 number in the show will be escorted to the main auditorium to watch the half of the show in which they are not performing.  We will provide water and a snack of Goldfish to all dancers in the dressing rooms.  No other food is allowed on any level backstage.  Dancers should only bring the items that they need to perform to the dressing room (e.g., costume, tights, dance shoes, bobby pins).

What do I do with my child’s hair?

Creative and Intro to Dance girls have a half up/half down, either curled or straight.  All ballet dancers wear their hair in a bun lined up with the top of their ears.  All other dancers wear their hair in a single pony tail lined up with the top of their ears.  Water and gel work well to keep their hair from coming loose.

What about tights for my daughter?

Please refer to your blue sheet or ask your teacher for the correct color tights for your routine.
If you wear pink tights, you need Capezio Ballet Pink.
If you wear tan tights, you need Capezio Light Suntan.
If you wear fishnets, you need Capezio Light Suntan and Body Wrappers Black Fishnets.
If you  do not wear tights, please remember there should be no visible panties or socks.

Where do I pick up my dancer at the end of the show?
All dancers will participate in the finale at the end of the show.  After the finale, we will bring young dancers to the lobby on the Market Street side of the Theater.  Volunteers and/or teachers will wait until our youngest dancers are picked up by their parents.

How will I get my child’s recital pictures?
Pictures will be delivered to the studio office Thursday, June 16, and will be taken to the theater with us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Be sure to pick up your child’s pictures.

If I haven’t purchased tickets yet, how can I get them?
The easiest way is to go onto the DAU website, click on the link to purchase tickets and do them on line.  You may buy tickets at the theater on the day of the recital, but we tend to have full shows and it would be wisest to get them now.

When do classes end?
Regular classes run through the evening of Thursday, June 16th. Beginning Friday, June 17th, all DAU Staff and students will be at the California Theatre for Dress Rehearsal and Recital. For summer, we are offering a wide variety of camps and intensives. Fall classes will begin on August 1st, please click here if you haven’t registered yet.

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