Winter Recital Details

Winter Recital: To the North Pole!

SATURDAY, DEC 16
1:00 PM & 6:30 PM
SISTERS HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM

*** Dancers in the same family can check-in together with the oldest child. 

MATINEE
12:00 – Check-In Volunteers arrive
12:00 – Teams begin to arrive
12:15 – Group Leaders arrive
12:20 – 12+ yr olds begin to arrive
12:25 – 10-11 yr olds begin to arrive
12:30 – 7-9 yr olds arrive arrive
12:35 – 5-6 yr olds arrive
12:40 – 3-5 yr olds arrive
12:50 – Places!
1:00 – Show begins!
Expected Runtime with intermission: 2.5 hrs

EVENING
5:30 – Check-In Volunteers arrive
5:30 – Teams begin to arrive
5:45 – Group Leaders arrive
5:50 – 12+ yr olds begin to arrive
5:55 – 10-11 yr olds begin to arrive
6:00 – 7-9 yr olds arrive arrive
6:05 – 5-6 yr olds arrive
6:10 – 3-5 yr olds arrive
6:20 – Places!
6:30 – Show begins!
Expected Runtime with intermission: 2.5 hr

ACT 1

All Aboard the Polar Express!

    • OVERTURE – Jr & Sr Ballet (Lonnie)
    • POLAR EXPRESS – 7-9 Jazz/Tap, Fri (Lonnie)
    • OFF THE RAILS – Teens Contemporary Int (Jordi)
    • ONBOARD REFRESHMENTS – 7-9 Jazz/Tap, Wed (Lonnie)
    • WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES TO TOWN – Jr Prep Ballet (Lonnie)

The Wintery North Pole Landscape

    • THROUGH THE SEASONS TO WINTER – Jr & Sr Ensemble (Kayla)
    • BLUE CRYSTAL GLOW – 9-10 Ballet/Lyrical (Sarah)
    • SNOW – 12+ Jazz Beg/Int, Wed (Lonnie)
    • WINTER WONDERLAND / HERE COMES SANTA – Adult Hip Hop (Shannon)

Welcome to Santa’s Workshop

    • MEETING MR. & MRS CLAUS
      Matinee: 3-5 Pre-Ballet/Tap, Thu (Lonnie)
      Evening: 3-5 Pre-Ballet/Tap, Fri (Lonnie)
    • SUGAR PLUM SOLDIERS – 8-9 Hip Hop (Ashley)
    • WRAP IT UP – 5-6 Hip Hop, Thu (Lonnie)
    • GAMES: CHESS – Teens Jazz Adv (Kayla)
    • SNOW DAY – 8-10 Hip Hop, Fri 2:45 (Colby)
    • TOYS – Matinee: 3-5 Pre-Ballet/Tap, Wed (Lonnie)
    • DOLLS. – 7-9 Ballet/Lyrical, Fri (Lonnie)
    • HOLIDAY FUN – Teens Hip Hop Beg/Int (Ashley)
    • ELVES AT WORK
      Matinee: 3-5 Hip Hop, Tue (Lonnie)
      Evening: 3-5 Hip Hop, Mon (Lonnie)
    • END-OF-SHIFT CELEBRATION – Jr Prep Ensemble (Kayla)
    • MINI CURTAIN CALL (for the 3-5 yr classes)

**15 MIN INTERMISSION**

ACT 2

Reindeer and the Sleigh

    • SANTA’S REINDEER – 5-6 Ballet/Tap, Tue (Cindy)
    • JINGLE BELLS – 9-10 Hip Hop, Wed (Shannon)
    • NORTHERN LIGHT – Teens Contemporary Adv (Kayla)
    • THROUGH THE BLEAK MID-WINTER – Teens Ballet Beg/Int (Jordi)

Christmas Eve Traditions

    • HOME FOR CHRISTMAS – 11+ Contemporary Int/Adv (Sarah)
    • ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU – 11-12 Hip Hop (Ashley)
    • CHRISTMAS PARTIES – Teens Hip Hop Int/Adv (Shannon)
    • CHRISTMAS COOKIES – 5-6 Ballet/Tap, Thu (Lonnie)
    • LETTERS TO SANTA – 11+ Jazz Int/Adv (Denisse)
    • TIME WITH FRIENDS – 7-8 Hip Hop (Ashley)
    • TOY SOLDIERS – 10-12 Jazz Beg/Int, Mon (Denisse)
    • SLEEPING UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE – 7-8 Ballet/Lyrical, Tue (Lonnie)
    • BELIEVE – 11-12 Ballet/Lyrical (Lonnie)

Christmas Day

    • A SURPRISE FROM SANTA – Pointe 2 (Lonnie)
    • CHRISTMAS SWEATERS – 5-6 Hip Hop, Wed (Lonnie)
    • SWEETS FROM SANTA – 8-10 Hip Hop, Fri 1:45 (Colby)
    • WHERE ARE YOU CHRISTMAS – 10-12 Contemporary (Jordi)
    • CAROLS AND BELLS – Teens Contemporary Beg (Jordi)

Finale

    • WINTER DANCE BATTLE – Jr & Sr Hip Hop Team + Pointe 2 (Shannon)
    • CURTAIN CALL

LINK TO FOLDER. We will continue to add videos as applicable.

Please help and encourage your dancers to practice their dances at home. This goes a long way to helping them feel calm, confident, and prepared for the stage.  

Tickets can be purchased online beginning Wednesday, Nov. 15th at 7 am.

Teens to Adults: $15
Children up to 12 yrs: $10
Children under 2, sitting on a lap: Free

BUY TICKETS HERE

Tickets will be available to purchase online through Saturday, but seats will be limited.

Please use this google doc to sign up to volunteer.

    • As a thank you for volunteering, your account will be credited $15 (the price of an adult ticket) after the show.
    • Yes, backstage volunteers will be able to watch your dancer(s) perform from the side-stage.
    • Please contact Jenica at the studio, jenica@danceinsisters.com, or 503-780-4947.

VIDEO will be recorded for both performances and all numbers put into one recording. USB or DVD are available for $30 each and will be ready to be picked up from the studio in January when we return from the break. Pre-order here.

PHOTOS will be taken during rehearsal and performances and will be available for purchase a couple of weeks after the recital. 

Dancer Check-In / Check-Out
Dancers should arrive with stage-ready costume, hair, makeup for their first dance (except for lipstick, which can be applied right before dancers go on stage). See Class Details section for more info.

Check-In is down the hallway, to the right of the auditorium.

3-10 years: parent/guardians need to sign in dancers. You will receive a sticker with your dancer’s name on it. This becomes your “ticket” to enter backstage to pick up your child at the end of the recital. For the safety of our dancers, only ONE adult per dancer/family — the one with the name sticker(s) — may go back to the choir/band rooms.

11+ years: Dancers do not need a parent for check-in, but must sign in.

Once checked in, dancers must remain in the choir or band room. They cannot leave to enter the Commons during intermission. The only exception is our 3-6 year old dancers, or those who have made arrangements ahead of time, who may be picked up at the beginning of intermission.

Family Members & Friends

APPLAUSE: Enthusiastic applause and cheering is encouraged — but it is not appropriate to yell a child’s name.

AUDITORIUM: please refrain from entering and exiting during the performance. It is very distracting to the performers and to the audience. If urgent, ushers will allow doors to open between numbers. No eating, drinking, or tabacco allowed in the auditorium.

BACKSTAGE: Friends and family members are not permitted backstage or in the dressing rooms before, during, or after the recital, including intermission. There is a lot of backstage activity in a limited space, and the dressing rooms are private areas. Please meet dancers in the Commons after the recital.

Costume, Hair, Makeup Details

Label Everything. Write your child’s name on ALL AND EACH costume pieces, shoes, accessories, tights, etc and place them in a labeled garment bag. Place accessories in a labeled clear ziploc bag.

COSTUME CARE: Take special care of costumes and make sure they are free of wrinkles. Do not wash or use a traditional iron because the materials can shrink, burn, melt, or change color. Please use only a steam iron, hand held steamer, or hang in the bathroom during a shower.

TULLE SKIRTS: Grasp the waist and give a gentle shake, then use your fingers to “comb” out any pieces of tulle that are wrinkled. Store on a hanger upside down. Use a hand-held steamer or hang in the bathroom during a shower.

SHOES: Jazz: black; Ballet: pink; Tap: black; Contemporary: nude half-soles; Hip Hop: check details

PONYTAIL (slicked back)
Spray bottle with water, gel, brush or comb, soft-bristle brush (creates a very smooth finish), elastic hair ties, and hairspray

    • Tutorial for slicked-back ponytail with middle part: Video

CLASSIC BALLET BUN (slicked back)
Lonnie prefers a “classic ballet bun,” which should lay relatively flat against the head. Use a hairnet and bobby pins, without a bun-maker/donut. The bun-makers create too much bulk that sticks out too far from the head. Tutorials are included below and/or check with Jenica in the front office with any questions. 

Spray bottle with water, gel, brush or comb, soft-bristle brush, bobby pins and/or u-pin hairpins to match hair color, hair net to match hair color, and hairspray

    • Begin with a slicked-back pony (tutorial above).
    • Classical tutorial: Video
    • Tutorial for shorter, thinner hair: Video
    • Tutorial for long, thick hair: Video

Jewelry: No jewelry, except for small diamond studs if ears are pierced.

WHY MAKEUP FOR KIDS?
The intention is not to make your child look older, but rather to enhance your child’s features so they are clearly seen from the stage and not washed-out by the stage lights. This is true for both boys and girls. Here is a great article!

TIPS TO PREVENT LIPSTICK SMUDGING

    • Cover the entire lip with a lipliner pencil in a color that is similar to the lipstick.
    • Dab the lipstick overtop (matte options work better than glossy)
    • Blot lipstick with tissue.
    • Press a light application of translucent powder or finishing powder overtop. Or, spritz with setting spray.

STAGE MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Video: Smokey Eye Dance Makeup Tutorial

    • Foundation: Select a skin-tone color. No need to go darker than usual.
    • Blush: Applied on the cheekbones, heavier than everyday wear to counteract the one-dimensional effects of the foundation.
    • Bronzer and Contouring: Can help define facial features, but it is a personal preference. There are many youtube tutorials on this.
    • Finishing Powder or Setting Spray: Creates a matte finish to reduce shine that reflects light and causes shadows.
    • Eyeshadow: Use a neutral palette (e.g. grays, browns) that works with your skin tone, but apply much heavier than everyday wear. Begin with a lighter neutral color (e.g. light gray) across the entire eye lid. Apply a darker shade (e.g. dark gray) across the eye socket. Use a very light or white shade under the eyebrow to highlight.
    • Eyeliner: Black with a slight extended wing.
    • Mascara: Black, waterproof to prevent smudging and flaking.
    • Lip liner & Lipstick: Select a bright red color that works well with skin tone. A long-wear matte works best. Glossy lipsticks tend to smear!!!

For All Classes

SELF-COSTUME ITEMS: Please provide items marked with an asterisks

FOUNDATIONS: Underwear, if worn, needs to be skin-colored and concealed. For dancers who have costume changes, we highly recommend wearing a skin-colored leotard as a base layer to simplify changes.

MAKEUP FOR THIS AGE GROUP: red lipstick and blush, mascara is optional, (boys nothing), no nail polish

Pro tip: use lip liner over entire lip, dab lipstick, dust with translucent setting powder)

JEWELRY: none except small diamonds if ears are pierced

HAIR: buns and ponytails should be slicked back with water, gel, and hairspray


3-5 yr Hip Hop Tumbling Mondays (Lonnie) “Elves at Work”
Performance: 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 6:10 p.m.
Check-Out: Intermission

    • Song: “Elf Trap Remix” & “The North Pole” (Nick Nittoli)
    • Girls Costume: Green dress, belt, striped tights, boot covers, all-black sneakers* (not using hat)
    • Girls Hair: Slicked high ponytail. Lonnie will provide a large red bow.
    • Boys Costume: Elf t-shirt, yellow sweatpants, green beanie, *all-black sneakers,
      *all-black socks
    • Boys Hair: Combed neatly, sprayed in place

3-5 yr Hip Hop Tumbling, Tue (Lonnie) “Elves at Work”
Performance: 1:00 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:40 p.m.
Check-Out: Intermission

    • Song: “Elf Trap Remix” & “The North Pole” (Nick Nittoli)
    • Girls Costume: Green dress, belt, striped tights, boot covers, all-black sneakers* (not using hat)
    • Girls Hair: Slicked high ponytail. Lonnie will provide a large red bow.
    • Boys Costume: Elf t-shirt, yellow sweatpants, green beanie, *all-black sneakers,
      *all-black socks
    • Boys Hair: Combed neatly, sprayed in place

3-5 yr Pre-Ballet/Tap, Wed (Lonnie) “Toys”
Performance: 1:00 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:40 p.m.
Check-Out: Intermission

    • Song: “Toyland” (Kiboomers)
    • Costume: Purple sequin dress, pink tights, hair bow, *pink ballet shoes
    • Hair: Slicked-back, high bun with bow attached directly in front of bun

3-5 yr Pre-Ballet/Tap, Thu (Lonnie) “Mr & Mrs Claus”
Performance: 1:00 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:40 p.m.
Check-Out: Intermission

    • Song: “Here Comes Santa Claus” (Doris Day) & “Mrs. Santa Claus” (Nat King Cole)
    • Girls Costume: red dress, pink tights, *black tap shoes, red hat. If the costume hat doesn’t fit, please provide one in a red color that matches the dress. 
    • Girls Hair: Down and curled under hat
    • Boys Costume: red sparkle vest, *black dance pants, *white button down shirt, *santa
      hat, *black tap shoes
    • Boys Hair: Combed neatly, sprayed in place

3-5 yr Pre-Ballet/Tap, Fri (Lonnie) “Mr & Mrs Claus”
Performance: 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 6:10 p.m.
Check-Out: Intermission

    • Song: “Here Comes Santa Claus” (Doris Day) & “Mrs. Santa Claus” (Nat King Cole)
    • Girls Costume: red dress, red hat, pink tights, *shoes
    • Girls Hair: Down and curled under hat
    • Boys Costume: red sparkle vest, *black dance pants, *white button down shirt, *santa
      hat, *black tap shoes
    • Boys Hair: Combed neatly, sprayed in place

For All Classes

SELF-COSTUME ITEMS: Please provide items marked with an asterisks

FOUNDATIONS: Underwear, if worn, needs to be skin-colored and concealed. For dancers who have costume changes, we highly recommend wearing a skin-colored leotard as a base layer to simplify changes.

MAKEUP FOR THIS AGE GROUP: red lipstick and blush, mascara is optional, (boys nothing), no nail polish

Pro tip: use lip liner over entire lip, dab lipstick, dust with translucent setting powder

JEWELRY: none except small diamonds if ears are pierced

HAIR: buns and ponytails should be slicked back with water, gel, and hairspray. Lonnie prefers a classic “ballet bun” that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for video tutorials. 

5-6 yr Ballet/Tap, Thu (Lonnie) “Christmas Cookies”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:35 & 6:05 p.m. (or at the start of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: “Bakin’ Cookies” (The Ellas)
    • Costume: red/white sequin dress, tights (will be distributed the week before rehearsal), shoe bows, bakers hat, *black tap shoes
    • Hair: Two low ponytails, curled, with white bows

5-6 yr Hip Hop, Wed (Lonnie) “Christmas Sweaters”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:35 & 6:05 p.m. (or at the start of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: “Jingle Jangle” (Dimitri Syde, etc.)
    • Girls Costume: red/white Christmas sweater, red baseball hat, *all-black plain leggings, *all-black socks, *all-black sneakers
    • Girls Hair: Two low ponytails with hairbands that match hair color
    • Boys Costume: red/white christmas sweater, *all-black plain sweatpants, *all-black socks, *all-black sneakers
    • Boys Hair: Combed neatly, sprayed in place

5-6 yr Hip Hop, Thu (Lonnie) “Wrap It Up”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:35 & 6:05 p.m. 
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: “Wrap it Up” (Yo Yo Yo Kids)
    • Costume: elf squad t-shirt, red/black checked santa hat, *all-black plain leggings or sweatpants, *all-black sneakers, *all-black no-show socks
    • Girls Hair: Two low ponytails with hairbands that match hair color
    • Boys combed neatly with hairspray

5-6 yr Ballet/Tap, Tue (Cindy) “Santa’s Reindeer”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:35 & 6:05 p.m. (or at the start of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: “Jing-a-Ling/Reindeer Dance/The Flyaway” by Radio City Christmas
    • Costume: Reindeer leotard, reindeer antler headband, shoe covers, tan tights, *black tap shoes
    • Hair: slicked back low bun. Buns should be slicked back with water, gel, and hairspray. Lonnie prefers a classic “ballet bun” that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for video tutorials.

For All Classes

SELF-COSTUME ITEMS: Please provide items marked with an asterisks

FOUNDATIONS: Bras and underwear, if worn, need to be skin-colored with clear straps, and be concealed under costumes. For dancers who have costume changes, we highly recommend wearing a skin-colored leotard as a base layer to simplify changes.

MAKEUP FOR THIS AGE GROUP: Foundation to match skin color, red lipstick, pink blush, mascara, subtle smokey eye shadow in a neutral or gray palette (boys nothing). No nail polish (tip: use lip liner over entire lip, dab lipstick, dust with translucent setting powder)

JEWELRY: none except small diamonds if ears are pierced

HAIR: Ponytails and buns should be slicked back with water, gel, and hairspray. Lonnie prefers a classic ballet bun that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for details and video tutorials. 

7-8 yr Ballet/Lyrical, Tue (Lonnie) “Sleeping Under the Christmas Tree”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:30 & 6:00 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: “Nutcracker: Clara and the Nutcracker” & Sleep Well Little Children/What a
      Wonderful World” (Kristen Chenowith)
    • Costume: red nightgown, pink tights, white hair bow, *pink ballet shoes
    • Hair: Half up/half down, curled with white hair bow in back

7-9 yr Ballet/Lyrical, Fri (Lonnie) “Dolls”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:30 & 6:00 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: “Coppelia Waltz of the Dolls” & “What was I made for?” (Billie Eilish)
    • Costume: pastel dress (purple, blue, green, or pink), pink tights, *pink ballet shoes
    • Hair: slicked back high bun, attach bow directly in front of bun. Lonnie prefers a classic “ballet bun” that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for video tutorials. 

7-9 yr Jazz/Tap, Wed (Lonnie) “Onboard Refreshments”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:30 & 6:00 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: “Hot Chocolate” Polar Express Soundtrack
    • Costume: black button-up shirt, white apron, white bowtie, *all-black plain leggings, *black tap shoes, *black light socks, black knee-high nylons, or black ballet socks
    • Hair: slicked back low bun with middle part. Bangs can be down and brushed/sprayed in place. Lonnie prefers a classic “ballet bun” that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for video tutorials. 

7-9 yr Jazz/Tap, Fri (Lonnie) “Polar Express”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:30 & 6:00 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: “Polar Express” Polar Express Soundtrack
    • Girls Costume: blue pajama top, white leggings, headband, *black jazz shoes
    • Girls Hair: hair down, curled. Secure wire headband as tight as possible with bobby pins, create bow look with end pieces.
    • Jack Costume: conductor hat, *all black pants, *white button-up shirt, *vest, *black
      jazz shoes

7-8 yr Hip Hop, Thu (Ashley) “Time with Friends”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:30 & 6:00 p.m. (or at the start of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: “What About Friends/ Sleigh Ride” by TLC
    • Costume: long sleeve t-shirt in red, gold, green or blue. Bucket hat, *denim overalls, *all black no-show socks, *all black sneakers
    • Girls Hair: Two low ponytails with middle part 

8-9 yr Hip Hop, Thu (Ashley) “Sugar Plum Soldiers”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:30 & 6:00 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: Christmas Mix
    • Costume: Toy soldier t-shirt, gold headband or bow, *all black pants/leggings (any style), *all black no-show socks, *all black sneakers 
    • Hair: slicked back high ponytail without part

For All Classes

SELF-COSTUME ITEMS: Please provide items marked with an asterisks

FOUNDATIONS: Bras and underwear, if worn, need to be skin-colored with clear straps, and be concealed under costumes. For dancers who have costume changes, we highly recommend wearing a skin-colored leotard as a base layer to simplify changes.

MAKEUP FOR THIS AGE GROUP: Foundation to match skin color, red lipstick, pink blush, mascara or optional fake lashes without mascara, subtle smokey eye shadow in a neutral or gray palette (boys nothing). No nail polish (tip: use lip liner over entire lip, dab lipstick, dust with translucent setting powder)

JEWELRY: none except small diamonds if ears are pierced

HAIR: Ponytails and buns should be slicked back with water, gel, and hairspray. Lonnie prefers a classic “ballet bun” that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for video tutorials. 

8-10 yr Hip Hop, Fri 1:45 (Colby) “Sweets from Santa”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:25 & 5:55 p.m. (or at the beginning of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: Tootsee Roll by 69 Boyz
    • Costume: Tootsie Roll t-shirt, white beanie, *black leggings, *black tennis shoes, *black socks
    • Girls’ Hair: low ponytail under the beanie 

8-10 yr Hip Hop, Fri 2:45 (Colby) “Snow Day”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:25 & 5:55 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: Bring ‘Em Out by T.I.
    • Costume:: Plaid hooded flannel, *black pants (any style good for dance), *black tennis shoes, * black socks, *plain white t-shirt
    • Hair: middle part, low slicked-back ponytail

9-10 yr Ballet/Lyrical (Sarah) “Blue Crystal Glow”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:25 & 5:55 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: “Blue Crystal Glow” Jewel
    • Girls Costume: Blue dress, pink tights, *pink ballet shoes
    • Hair: Low slicked bun with middle part. Tie provided ribbon around bun with bow on top and loose ends hanging down.  Lonnie prefers a classic “ballet bun” that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for video tutorials. 
    • Elias: Blue vest, *black pants, *white button-up shirt, *black ballet shoes
      Hair: combed neatly, sprayed in place

9-10 yr Hip Hop, Wed (Shannon) “Jingle Bells”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:25 & 5:55 p.m. (or at the start of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: Jingle Bell Remix, Candylyxx
    • Costume: White sweatshirt, white cargo pants, *all black no-show socks, *all black sneakers
    • Hair: slicked back half-up/half-down

10-11 yr Jazz (Denisse) “Toy Soldiers”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:25 & 5:55 p.m. (or at the start of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: “Wonderful Christmastime” by Demi Levato
    • Girls Costume: Soldier unitard, nude tights, *black jazz shoes
      Hair: slicked ponytail with middle part
    • Elias: Red sequin shirt, *black jazz pants, *black jazz shoes
      Hair: combed neatly, sprayed in place

10-12 yr Contemporary (Jordi) “Where are You Christmas”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:25 & 5:55 p.m. (or at the start of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: Where Are You Christmas, Faith Hill
    • Girls Costume: sage dress, *nude half-soles
    • Girls Hair: Middle part with half of hair pulled into a ponytail, hair curled with hair clip attached to the base of ponytail.
    • Elias: gray shirt, *black dance pants

11-12 yr Ballet/Lyrical (Lonnie) “Believe”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:25 & 5:55 p.m. (or at the start of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: “Believe” by Josh Groban
    • Costume: blue dress, pink tights, *pink ballet shoes
    • Hair: slicked back low bun with middle part. Lonnie prefers a classic “ballet bun” that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for video tutorials. 

11-12 yr Hip Hop, Thu (Ashley) “All I Want for Christmas is You”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:25 & 5:55 p.m. (or at the start of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: All I Want for Christmas Remix
    • Costume: red pants, *all black thick strap tank top, *all white puffy jacket, *all black no-show socks, *all black sneakers
    • Hair: low slicked back ponytail with a middle part

Jr Prep Ensemble (Kayla) “End-of-Shift Celebration”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:25 & 5:55 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: “Celebrate” Jonas Bros
      Costume: red dress, green elf apron, green elf hat, *black shorts, *nude half-soles
    • Hair: Low slicked back ponytail

Jr Prep Ensemble Ballet (Lonnie) “When Christmas Comes to Town”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:25 & 5:55 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: “When Christmas Comes to Town” Polar Express Soundtrack
    • Costume: burgundy dress, burgundy headband, *pink convertible tights (the pair that was purchased for class earlier this fall), *black spandex shorts, *pink ballet shoes
    • Hair: Low slicked back bun with provided red headband. Lonnie prefers a classic “ballet bun” that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for video tutorials.Y

For All Classes

SELF-COSTUME ITEMS: Please provide items marked with an asterisks

FOUNDATIONS: Bras and underwear, if worn, need to be skin-colored with clear straps, and be concealed under costumes. For dancers who have costume changes, we highly recommend wearing a skin-colored leotard as a base layer to simplify changes.

MAKEUP FOR THIS AGE GROUP: Foundation to match skin color, red lipstick, pink blush, mascara or optional fake lashes without mascara, subtle smokey eye shadow in a neutral or gray palette (boys nothing). No nail polish.

Pro tip: Use lip liner over entire lip, dab lipstick, dust with translucent setting powder

JEWELRY: none except small diamonds if ears are pierced

HAIR: Buns and ponytails should be slicked back with water, gel, and hairspray. Lonnie prefers a classic “ballet bun” that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for video tutorials. 

11-13 yr Contemporary Int/Adv (Sarah) “Home for Christmas”

    • Song: “North Pole” by Lori McKenna
    • Costume: burgundy joggers, olive tank, *black racerback sports bra, making sure straps don’t show, *nude half-soles
    • Hair: half up/half down

11-14 yr Jazz Int/Adv (Denisse) “Letters to Santa”

    • Song: “Oh Santa” by Mariah Carey, Arianna Grande, Jennifer Hudson
    • Costume: Red sequin tank, *black leggings, *black jazz shoes
    • Hair: Slicked back bun with middle part.  Lonnie prefers a classic “ballet bun” that is flatter, against the head, without a bun-maker/donut. Please see “hair tips/tricks” for video tutorials. 

Jr Ensemble Ballet, Mon (Lonnie) “Overture”

    • Song: “Suite from Polar Express”
    • Costume: white leotard, white skirt, *pink tights, *pink ballet shoes, white hair ribbon
    • Hair: slicked back low bun with middle part, tie provided ribbon in a bow around bun

Jr Ensemble, Thu (Kayla) “Through the Seasons to Winter”

    • Song: “Honey, Honey” Fiest
    • Costume: gray leotard, gray skirt, nude stirrup tights, *nude half-soles
    • Hair: low slicked bun with middle part

Jr + Sr Hop Hop + Pointe 2 (Shannon) “Winter Dance Battle”

    • Song: Nutcracker Remix
    • Hair: TBD
    • Costume: a combination of white, black and denim provided by dancers, all white tennis shoes. Some dancers in white tutu.

For All Classes

SELF-COSTUME ITEMS: Please provide items marked with an asterisks

FOUNDATIONS: Bras and underwear, if worn, need to be skin-colored with clear straps, and be concealed under costumes. For dancers who have costume changes, we highly recommend wearing a skin-colored leotard as a base layer to simplify changes.

MAKEUP FOR THIS AGE GROUP: Foundation to match skin color, red lipstick, pink blush, mascara or optional fake lashes without mascara, subtle smokey eye shadow in a neutral or gray palette (boys nothing). No nail polish (tip: use lip liner over entire lip, dab lipstick, dust with translucent setting powder)

JEWELRY: none except small diamonds if ears are pierced

HAIR: buns and ponytails should be slicked back with water, gel, and hairspray

12+ Jazz Beg/Int, Wed (Lonnie) “Snow”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:20 & 5:50 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: “Snow” (Leslie Odom Jr.)
    • Costume: red/white sweater, white hair bow, *all-black plain leggings, *black jazz shoes
    • Hair: slicked back high ponytail, curled

Teens Ballet Beg/Int (Jordi) “In the Bleak MId-Winter”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:20 & 5:50 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: In the Bleak Mid-Winter, Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace
    • Costume: Gray skirt, *black leotard (any style), tights, *pink ballet shoes, flower hair clip
    • Hai: Half up/half down and curled; attach gray flower hair clip attached to base of rubberband

Teens Contemporary Beg (Jordi) “Carols and Bells”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:20 & 5:50 p.m. (or at the beginning of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: Carol of the Bells, Pentatonix
    • Hair: High slicked-back ponytail with hair scarf 
    • Costume: red velvet skirt, black stirrup tights, burgundy hair scarf, *black leotard (any style), nude half soles

Teens Contemporary Int (Jordi) “Off the Rails”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 1
Check-In: 12:20 & 5:50 p.m.
Check-Out: After finale (or during intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 2; no re-entry for finale)

    • Song: Off the Rails by Notwist
    • Costume: Black sequins top, *black leggings, *nude half soles
    • Hair: High slicked back ponytail

Teens Hip Hop Beg/Int (Ashley) “Holiday Fun”
Performance: 1:00 & 6:30 p.m. show, Act 2
Check-In: 12:20 & 5:50 p.m. (or at the beginning of intermission if they have a ticket to watch Act 1)
Check-Out: After finale

    • Song: Holiday by Lil Nas X (clean version)
    • Costume: white crew sweater, white bows, navy leggings, *all white sneakers, *all white long socks
    • Hair: middle part with slicked back ponytail (middle of head)
    • Makeup: burgundy lipstick (not red)

For All Classes

SELF-COSTUME ITEMS: Please provide items marked with an asterisks

FOUNDATIONS: Bras and underwear, if worn, need to be skin-colored with clear straps, and be concealed under costumes. For dancers who have costume changes, we highly recommend wearing a skin-colored leotard as a base layer to simplify changes.

MAKEUP FOR THIS AGE GROUP: Foundation to match skin color, red lipstick, pink blush, mascara or optional fake lashes without mascara, subtle smokey eye shadow in a neutral or gray palette (boys nothing). No nail polish.

Pro tip: Use lip liner over entire lip, dab lipstick, dust with translucent setting powder)

JEWELRY: none except small diamonds if ears are pierced

HAIR: buns and ponytails should be slicked back with water, gel, and hairspray

Teen Hop Hop Int/Adv (Shannon) “Christmas Parties”

    • Song: Holiday Remix, Joe Budden-Fire & lil Kim
    • Costume: red puffer vest, black sweatpants, *black long-sleeve t-shirt, *all white sneakers, *all white no-show socks
    • Hair: low slicked back ponytail without part

Adv Ballet, Mon (Lonnie) “Overture”

    • Song: “Suite from Polar Express”
    • Costume: red leotard, red skirt, *pink tights, *pink ballet shoes
    • Hair: slicked back low bun with middle part, tie provided ribbon in a bow around bun

Jr Ensemble, Thu (Kayla) “Through the Seasons to Winter”

    • Song: “Honey, Honey” Fiest
    • Costume: gray leotard, gray skirt, nude stirrup tights, *nude half-soles
    • Hair: low slicked bun with middle part

Pointe 2 (Lonnie) “A Surprise from Santa”

    • Song: “Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses” (Fairy Lullaby) & “Argreers” (The Fyre and Lightning Consort)
    • Costume: Pink corset, pink tights, white tulle tutus, *pink pointe shoes
    • Hair: Slicked high bun with crown hair piece

Adv Contemporary, Tue (Kayla) “Guiding Light”

    • Song: “Guiding Light” by Foy Vance and Ed Sheeran
    • Costume: blk/green top, black pants, ensemble leotard, *nude half-soles
    • Hair: low slicked ponytail with middle part

Adv Jazz, Tue (Kayla) “Games/Chess”

    • Song: “King of My Heart” by Taylor Swift
    • Costume: blazer vest in black or white, checkered shirt, *white shorts, *nude half-soles
    • Hair: slicked high pony

Jr + Sr Hop Hop + Pointe 2 (Shannon) “Winter Dance Battle”

    • Song: Nutcracker Remix
    • Hair: TBD
    • Costume: a combination of white, black and denim provided by dancers, all white tennis shoes. Some dancers in white tutu

Adult Hip Hop

    • Song: Winter Wonderland, by Snoop Dogg & Anna Kendrick
    • Self-Costume: Ugly sweater, black bottoms, mostly white sneakers (if not, any clean sneaker will do)

Dress Rehearsal

MS SHANNON’S CLASSES
Saturday, December 16

11:00 AM — Adult Hip Hop WINTER WONDERLAND Shannon
Tiffany Bell, Allison Bohrer, Haley Ellison, Kayla Golka, Bethany Gunnarson, Gabby Haugen, Brony Hruska, Kastle Likens, Ping Liu, Jen Schaefer, Maryrose Schiedler, April Summer, Dionne Sweeney, Ashleigh Thomas 

11:15 AM — Jr./Sr. Team Hip Hop WINTER DANCE BATTLE Shannon 
Addie Bohrer, Kate Cogdill, Caroline Dean, Vivienne Hamerly, Kyanne Keeton, Wyatt Kiefer, Lily Krawski, Campbell Liddell, Paige Liddell, Opal Reid, Brooke Blakelock, Gracie Fendall, Adriana Lammers, Audrie Niemann, Olivia Nieto, Kam Osborne, Colby Roberts

11:25 AM — Int./Adv. Hip Hop CHRISTMAS PARTIES Shannon 
Brooke Blakelock, Brianna Fuller, Adriana Lammers, Audrie Niemann, Olivia Nieto, Kam Osborne, Colby Roberts, Alex Smith, Ayla Smith

11:35  AM — Hip Hop 9-10 yrs. JINGLE BELLS Shannon 
Elias Barnet, Hannah Bohrer, Emma Burke, Abi Davis, Noelle Durham, Eleanor Freeland, Hadley Green, Elin Hernandez, Ella Kaden, Camden Kirkpatrick, Kaia Morzov, Camden Nordell, Jordan Oathes, Avery Orange