The Philadelphia Dance Academy
9th Annual Spring Showcase
Sunday, June 8, 2014
What: This year our theme for ballet classes is Sleeping Beauty. Contemporary and Theater Dance classes will perform their own pieces separate from the theme.
Who: All students who paid a costume fee in Theater Dance or Pre-Ballet I and older participate in the Spring Showcase. Creative Movement and Adult classes do not participate.
When & Where:
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, June 1, 10:00am-4:00pm
The Philadelphia Dance Academy, 219 Cuthbert St, 3rd Floor
Showcase: Sunday, June 8, 2pm & 5pm (each show about one hour and 15 mins)
Walter K. Gordon Theater / Stedman Gallery and Fine Arts Complex
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Camden Campus
314 Linden, Camden, NJ 08102-1403
(free parking in Lot 14)
Click here to see in which show your child’s class is performing.
Dress Rehearsal Sunday, June 1:
AT THE STUDIO. MANDATORY FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS. NO COFFEE ON THE PREMISES ON THIS DAY.
Your rehearsal will begin approximately 10 minutes after arrival time. You can get individual photographs taken by a professional photographer afterwards. You should be done rehearsal and photographs in about 30 minutes. Photographer is present 10:00am-2:30pm. Pay her directly.
Click here for the Dress Rehearsal schedule.
Performance Day Drop-off Sunday, June 8:
All students who perform in only one show should arrive in costume with hair neatly in a bun and light stage make-up already done. Dressing room space is limited. Drop off your child with a staff member. Only volunteers are allowed backstage.
11:30am: all students in 2pm show will rehearse dance onstage
3:30pm: all students in 5pm show will rehearse dance onstage
Getting There: The Gordon Theater is a 7 minute drive from the studio. Driving directions are available on the Rutgers website.
It is also accessible by NJ public transit. Take the PATCO line from Philadelphia to the Camden City Hall stop at Market and 5th Streets or the Riverline Lightrail to the Cooper St/Rutgers U stop at Cooper and 3rd Streets. Both stops are mere blocks from the campus. See the NJ Transit website for timetables.
Volunteers: Sign up to volunteer backstage on the bulletin board sign-up sheet, or through email. We need 2 or 3 parent volunteers assigned to each class (depending on class size). For classes performing in both shows, we ideally like 2 sets of volunteers so that volunteer parents will have a chance to see one of the shows. Volunteers attend Dress Rehearsal day and arrive on Show day at 11am for the 2pm show and 3:15pm for the 5pm show. Detailed volunteer procedures available.
Costumes: You may take your costume home once all tuition is paid. Remember your costume and hairpiece on show day. Classes in only one show are welcome to come to the theater and dress rehearsal dressed in their costumes.
Shoes/Tights: ALL BALLET CLASSES (including PRE-BALLET) should have light pink ballet footed tights, and pink leather or canvas ballet slippers with a strap sewn (NOT TIED) across the instep. Theater Dance should have tan (non-shimmer) tights and tan jazz shoes. Boys should wear black ballet slippers and black jazz shoes.
Tickets: $15 each. First come, first served. We cannot sell tickets the day of, so purchase yours now. We accept cash or check at our main Old City location and check only at our Rittenhouse or Wynnewood locations.
Tickets are general admission – which means there is no assigned seating – and are only valid for the performance time printed on the ticket. If students are going to attend one of the performances in which they are not participating, they will need a ticket to ensure that there is adequate seating. A child who is sitting on your lap the entire show does not need a ticket.
Filming/DVDs: DO NOT TAKE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY DURING THE SHOW. It upsets and distracts the performers. You are not permitted to film during the performance but we will have the performance professionally filmed. DVDs will be available for $25. The DVD will have both performances. They must be pre-paid/pre-ordered. Form is at front desk.
After the Show: One parent/guardian can pick up each child at the door to the dressing room. A volunteer can bring your child to you.
What if I am attending both shows?: If your child is in both the 2pm and the 5pm, he or she should stay at the theater and pack a lunch with plenty of water. If you and your other family members would like to leave, we recommend the Cherry Hill Mall for dining (Capital Grill, Seasons 52, food court, etc.) and shopping. It is about 15 minutes from the theater.
Let us know if you have any questions.