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Watch the mystique unfold on stage at the Merriam Theatre as dancers transform themselves into the beautiful and magical creatures that inhabit the world all around us. Try to guess the type of bird each ballet personifies as the stage lights up with Carnival of Birds Showcase. A performance of heart, soul and passion, our students will amaze you with the way they take flight and dazzle you with jetes, pirouettes and battements that will make you feel like you’re flying, not to mention the heart warming smiles and exuberance brought to the stage by every single student. Time to Fly!

Our students will display all the beauty, wonder and elegance of birds in this staged ballet celebration: Carnival of Birds. Dynamic, fluid and virtuosic dancers will come to life for an unforgettable and captivating performance at the beautiful Merriam Theatre. 

It’s not too late. Children’s Dance can register now through April 1st to secure a place in our Carnival of Birds Showcase. Click here for more details.

Parents: Purchase an advertisement in the program book to showcase your dancer. Click below for more details.
 


ANNUAL SHOWCASE PERFORMer INFO

 

1. ATTEND SCHEDULED REHEARSALS

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Please review and schedule accordingly the rehearsal schedules provided for your designated class.  The MASTER LIST will consist of the individual rehearsal schedules combined. 

 

2. GET YOUR PORTRAIT TAKEN FOR THE PROGRAM

Wednesday April 26: 2:30 - 4:45 PM
Saturday, April 29: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Downstairs Lobby

Please be ready in your class attire and ladies please have your hair up in a neat bun. If you would like to use a prior portrait please inform us during the portrait sessions. 

 

3.  DANCER COSTUME FITTINGS

The School will bring all costumes to the theater for the dress rehearsal and performance. After the performance, students may bring their costumes home or donate it to the school.  

However, students that were issued accessories or hairpieces that belong to The School are required to return these items before the student will be allowed leave. Students will be billed for any missing or damaged School-owned items.

Please refer to the SHOWCASE HANDBOOK for Costume/Hair/Make Up requirements.

 

Should any student like to donate their costume to The Rock School after the Showcase, a tax-deductible contribution letter will be provided to the parent/guardian.

 

4. PRINT EXCUSED ABSENCE LETTER

Students will be required to miss school or leave early on performance day to attend rehearsals prior to the show at the theater.  Please make sure you print out and sign the EXCUSED ABSENCE LETTER.

 

 

5.  REVIEW HANDBOOK & DAY OF PERFORMANCE SCHEDULES

HANDBOOK AND "DAY OF" SCHEDULE WILL BE HANDED OUT SOON

 

 

*Performance Images from 2016 Annual Showcase.  DVDs available at front desk.