VDC's Student Production
Dancing Under the Sea
June 22, 2019
We are excited to announce that our student performances for the 2018-2019 dance year will be held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center (10900 University Blvd., Manassas) on Saturday, June 22nd !
In an effort to reduce the length of our recital and not have to limit the number of tickets sold per student, we hold two separate performances. Please understand that we have done our best to divide the performances in a way that is most convenient to the majority of dancers and their families.
Due to the number of students enrolled in multiple classes,
it is not possible to keep every dancer in only one performance.
Please click on Performance Newsletter (above) to see which performance(s) your child(ren) will be in.
Rehearsals and Performances
CAST A - Early Performance Dress Rehearsal (Mandatory):
Dress rehearsal for the earlyshow (12:30 p.m.) will be held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center onThursday, June 20 from 5:00-8:30 p.m.All students in the early show must attend the dress rehearsal in order to participate in the performance. Students must arrive on time, in costume, with hair and make-up done as if for the performance.
CAST B - Late Performance Dress Rehearsal (Mandatory):
Dress rehearsal for the lateshow (5:00 p.m.) will be held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Friday, June 21 from 5:00-8:30 p.m.All students in the late show must attend the dress rehearsal in order to participate in the performance. Students must arrive on time, in costume, with hair and make-up done as if for the performance.
Both Performances: Students must arrive at the Hylton Performing Arts Center no less than 30 minutes beforetheir performance is scheduled to begin (12:00 for the 12:30 performance and 4:30 for the 5:00 performance). Due to safety concerns, all participating students must remain backstagethroughout the entireperformance. Only students, parent volunteers,andVDC staffwill be allowed backstage.The auditorium doors will open 30minutes before each performance is scheduled to begin.
In-Studio Run Through Rehearsals:In order to ensure that all dancers are comfortable on stage and that our performances run smoothly, we will be holding in-studio rehearsals at VDC for Cast A the weekends of May 18 and June 2 and Cast B the weekends of May 19 and June 1. A detailed schedule will be distributed at a later date. All dancers are asked to attend their rehearsal blocks.
Tickets, Volunteers and Additional Info.
Tickets: Tickets will be $20.00 per audience member. Tickets for VDC students who would like to attend the performance they are not dancing in will be available at a discounted rate of $12.00 per student. Tickets will be required for all audience members, including young children, and seating will be reserved. Ticket fees are used to cover various costs, including rental of the Hylton PAC auditorium for dress rehearsals and recitals, as well as fees for the sound and lighting technician(s), event manager, custodians, ushers, and VDC staff members.
Backstage Volunteers: We are seeking parent volunteers for classes with an average age of less than 12 years to work backstage during each performance. The volunteers will remain in the backstage area throughout the performance and will assist VDCstaff with lining the students up to go on stage, walking students to the bathroom, helping students with costume changes, and helping maintain order in the backstage area so that the performance can run smoothly. Volunteers will be able to observe their child's performance from the side of the stage. Volunteers do not need to purchase a ticket for that performance. If you are interested, please make note of your interest on the attached permission slip.
Student Photographs and Recital DVD: Information regarding individual and group photographs will be announced when the dates are finalized. Dancing Under the Sea will be professionally recorded and DVDs will be available for purchase. Guests will not be allowed to record or take flash photographs during the performance.