*Tech/Dress Rehearsal is Wednesday 12/4 @ The Riverside Theatre located at 91 Claremont Avenue NY, NY 10027 located between Broadway and Riverside Drive at 120th Street.
There is pay parking available ( an elevator will take you into the theatre lobby) or you may park on the street. You should plan to arrive as close to 4pm as possible. We will begin with a space through, where we do a "blocking" of entrances and exits and stage positions, etc.
After the spacing rehearsal, we plan to do a run thru of show and will start as close to 6pm as possible. All dancers should plan to be available until 9:00. If there is any way we can dismiss earlier, we will! :)
Please note: dancers should bring a quiet activity as well as something warm to wear while waiting. All dancers should come with a labeled bottle of water. This rehearsal is a technical rehearsal which means- although we'd love to run straight through without stopping, there will be moments we have to pause for technical issues i.e scene changes, sound and light cues. Please be patient and trust MCD and Theatre staff do the best we can to keep things moving. Clearly, there is a finite amount of time and some issues need to be addressed in the moment. We appreciate your patience.
You should plan to have dinner onsite however, no one may eat in the theatre, backstage or audience areas. Please note there will not be a specified dinner break. Dancers should eat when they are not dancing and must be out of costume while doing so.
Parents are not allowed to linger backstage at drop off. This is for the safety and well being of your child . We appreciate your cooperation. All dancers should sign in when entering the backstage area.
You are welcome to eat in the lobby. Please be respectful of the space and mindful that we are guests. Phones are not allowed to be on in the house (audience) during rehearsal or especially during performance. Theatre etiquiette dictates no texting or emailing or phone calls in the theatre. Please step outside into the lobby to take care of these things if absolutely necessary. It is dangerous,and distracting to the dancers and I promise you it is visible. It's disheartening to hear the dancers tell us they saw their friend, parent, guest etc., texting during the show. If you choose to remain in the house for the tech rehearsal, please know that we need it to be quiet. Young dancers may sit and watch at the tech only as long as they go backstage in time for their next entrance.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Finally, we appreciate that there is a level of excitement and sometimes, nervousness that accompanies live performance both on the part of the dancer and the family. Please do your best to deliver your child to the theatre, rested, fed and calm. The more you can focus on how much fun they will have, the better they will feel and the better they will do. My dancer needs to be places early to feel settled and calm so I always have to leave extra time. Your dancer may have that "something" as well. Please allow plenty of time for travel and parking etc., especially on Friday.
If you are running late please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 917-302-4029.
We very much want this to continue to be a positive experience for your dancer and encourage you to generously applaud their efforts.
During performances, dancers should come to the stage door when called( accessible from the lobby) and sign in. Then, a backstage parent will escort your child to their dressing area where they should be prepared to follow the instructions of said volunteer.
There will be adults on hand to help with dressing, costume changes and hair changes if necessary. The backstage parents do not apply makeup or do party girl hair. Your dancer should arrive with those items taken care of. Dismissal will be from the same stage door location. Parents may not come backstage to pick up dancers. If your young dancer is carpooling, please let me know in writing, in advance, who you are giving your permission for your child to travel with .
We are so proud of your dancers and our company! We hope you enjoy every moment.
Call Times: ( when your dancer needs to be at the theater)
12/7- 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm respectively
12/8 11:45am older dancers 12:00 youngest dancers