As previously mentioned, your dancer is required to provide his/her own leotard, tights, & shoes and Party Children are to bring appropriate party clothes. Please review the following to see what your child will be required to bring for the performance. There is a $10 Costume fee per dancer due now.
Party Children & Clara’s: pink tights, pink ballet slippers, party dress,a doll and wrapped gift box. Boxes must have the top and bottom wrapped separately in holiday gift wrap.
Party dresses must be tea length and have short sleeves. The dresses should have some fullness in the skirt and may not be fitted. No tanks or spaghetti straps. No "Christmas" Red, no black, hot pink or bright purples. We have some dresses available to borrow. Hair is 1/2 up at the crown of the head and the rest down and curled in "banana curls."( think shirley temple, nellie olsen from little house- yes, i know i have dated myself :) ) The doll must be a baby doll and not a stuffed animal. Please be cognizant of the size and weight of the doll as the dancer must hold them in one arm. No American Girls or Madame Alexander or something you or your dancer will be crushed if it gets squished or stepped on or makeup on etc. If your dancer is a party child and a mouse, they will not need a baby doll.
Soldiers: Black leotard, Black tights and Black pointe shoes.( I will spray them. I need them by 11/15. Very high bun ( necessary for the hats.) NO Booty shorts on stage!
Mice: old Pink ballet slippers & 1 pair of white or pink tights (to be dyed). Hair: mouse buns - which are: pigtails made into buns with a center part- set just above eye level.
Angels: nude or flesh- colored camisole leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. Hair in a bun at the crown of the head.
Polichinelles: pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Hair in high pigtails.
Chinese : pink tights, shoes.
Flowers & Flakes: pink tights and ballet slippers or pointe shoes and appropriate undergarments.
Eyelashes please! Hair securely in place in a french twist.
*All other costume pieces and accessories will be provided by MCD and remain the property there of.
A note about make-up... If your dancer has not worn make-up before please carefully consider using a hypo-allergenic product. Most of our dancers have no problem with make-up they use. However, some of our dancers have had reactions to make-up in the middle of a show. It can be scary and uncomfortable for them so please consider doing a trial before the show or choosing a brand better suited for sensitive skin.
Almay and Arbonne (www.arbonne.com) products are two I know of that are hypo-allergenic. If you have any suggestions, let me know. Thank you. Brown shadows for eyes (no blue eyeshadow please) blush, mascara and gloss or something to bring some color to the lips. no red lipstick please. All dancers should have their own brushes, hair stuff etc.