* When and where will the showcase take place?
The showcase will be held at Whiting Auditorium located at 1241 E Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503. We can't wait to celebrate our 37th Annual Dance Concert.
* What time will my dancer be performing?
All students will be performing in both shows and are to report at the designated times below:
Show time 6:00 pm - Report Time 4:00 PM
PLEASE BE ON TIME !!!
* Where do I drop off and pick up my dancer?
All dancers are to report to the back entrance of the auditorium located at the bottom parking ramp (Use Second Door). All dancers should be dropped off PROMPTLY at 4:00 pm not a minute before. All dancers are to report to their assigned dressing rooms with their assigned stage mother. Signs will be posted that tell dancers where to go. All dancers will be given wrist bands for backstage entry. Parents are to give all costumes to their child's assigned stage mom and leave the back area immediately . After the showcase dancers will be released to the same back door and must be picked up PROMPTLY.
* When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets go on sale starting March 1st, 2020 after classes resume. Please do not hesitate when buying your tickets as we are known to sell out completely for our shows. All tickets can be purchased via the following options:
*Online at tickets.thewhiting.com OR Call (810) 237-7333
*Purchase at our Studio office at 3300 N. Saginaw St. (Mon - Thurs 5 - 7 or Sat 9 - 12)
* At the door the day of the show with a $5 inflation. Ticket Prices are listed below:
Ticket Pricing : $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
* What is Run Thru Week?
Run Thru Week is our "Full Show" rehearsal at the studio. This allows all of our students and staff time to make sure that all recital dances are complete, in show order, and look there absolute best. Run Thru Week in MANDATORY for all dancers. Run thru dates are as follows:
Saturday April 18th
Monday April 20 - Wednesday April 23rd
SPECIAL REHEARSAL : If needed extra rehearsal will be on Thursday April 24th for those dances that may need extra work. Advance notice will be given to students in those dances.
* Do we have a Dress Rehearsal?
Yes we do !! Dress "Tech" Rehearsal is where each class will be able to practice their dance on stage. Our Tech Rehearsal will be held Friday April 24th at Whiting Auditorium 1241 E Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503. All dancers are to report for Tech Rehearsal from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Dancers please come in your first outfit and remember to bring ALL your dance shoes. PLEASE BE ON TIME as rehearsal will start PROMPTLY at 5:00 pm DO NOT allow students to wear costumes before this day except for picture day.
* How should my dancer's hair be for showcase?
For all Ballet and Tumbling routines, hair should be in a "Neat" bun in the back of the head in the center. All other routines should have hair done neatly and styled out of the dancer's face.
* Can my dancer wear make up and jewelry for the show?
Make up Yes !! All Dancers should come with make up already on for the actual show and not the dress rehearsal.
Jewelry NO !! No jewelry of any kind should be worn as it may cause injury or prohibit a dancer from performing their best. Only rhinestone "stud" earrings can be worn during the show along with costume accessories IF included in their costume bag. If your Dancer has to change into another costume please be sure to bring that costume and give it to the assigned staff mom for that class with all pieces. Dancers should have all shoes and costumes labeled inside with their names.
* Will there be a picture day?
Yes there will be a picture day! Pictures will be taken at Creative Expressions Dance Studio from 9:00-6:00. Tentative Date is March 28, 2020. Dancers are to arrive with make up already done. No classes will be held on that Saturday ; PICTURES ONLY. Please follow schedule given for class report time!!!
* I have a balance can my dancer still perform?
No! Dancers must have a zero balance to participate. All balances must be paid in full by March 31st. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
* Can I take pictures and video during the show?
NO!!! There will be NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY OR VIDEOING ALLOWED of the entire show. Anyone caught taping the entire show will be asked to stop or risk having devices confiscated until the end of the show. HOWEVER, we now allow for you to take pictures and video snippets of your child as long as you share a POSITIVE post to our social media sites via Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. We believe in encouraging our students and assisting in cultivating their character to produce confident dancers. Any negative content will be reported and action taken. The show will be professionally recorded and DVDs / thumb drives will be on sale for purchase. Creative Expressions is a non profit organization and funds received from your purchases help support the studio. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT !!!
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