While class pictures are not mandatory, we do hope that everyone joins us for the class pictures. These photos line our halls and are a fun keepsake for the studio!
Tuesday 5/23 and Wednesday 5/24 are picture days in the classrooms at CGPAC!
Schedule will be posted with the rehearsal schedule.
We are handing out order forms in class this week, and will also have them available at the studio on your picture day. Each dancer taking an individual picture or ordering a group shot will need a separate form for each class. It is how the photographer knows which student is which and what they are ordering (what type and how many individual shots to take).
Please arrive in full hair/makeup/costume about 5 minutes before your picture time with your form filled out. If you have multiple picture times close together you will be able to use the front dance room and dressing rooms to change at the studio. Some of you will have 5 or 6 pictures basically in a row!
Siblings: If you want to order a siblings dance picture, you can bring the additional sibling dancer into one of the picture times together. We can take an individual, and then add their sibling(s) in for an additional shot. A separate picture package would be ordered if you want this.
If ordering 1-3 packages, or just class photos, consider prepaying online instead of paying in person. Instructions on form. If you choose this, please print your receipt to turn in with your order forms.
Discounts for bulk ordering: If your family is ordering 4 or more packages, you can take 25% off each package! To take advantage of this, you will need to pay in person at picture day. This is only for print or digital packages (which include a class photo), not for a la carte class photos.
No purchase required, but you are asked to attend picture day so we have your dancers in our class pictures!
Dress Rehearsals & Conflict Forms
NOW CLOSED: Dress Rehearsal and Picture Day Conflict Submission Form
In order to set our students up to succeed, we require attendance at our MANDATORY dress rehearsals (one at the studio, and one on stage). Practicing together in costume with all performers in attendance before going to the theatre is a must. When we are on stage, we are worried about spacing, microphones, lighting, entrances/exits. We cannot fix costume issues or choreography. That is why these are MANDATORY.
With that said, we do everything we can to work around things you cannot change (a school concert, graduation, etc). It is a complicated process and Miss Amy will work hard to find a time slot for each class that can have full attendance.
Thank you for looking ahead at sport schedules, graduations, 8th gr. dances, etc so we can make this all work! Note that too many absences in April and May can mean being out of part of your recital dance. Please understand that the teacher teaches whether you are there or not, and there may be consequences to absences.
If you have any conflicts, please fill out this google conflict form to use to accurately submit anything you absolutely cannot work around.
Sign up to work at a rehearsal, a performance, or to help with other preparations and costume cleaning. We are counting on everyone working at least one shift per dancer (for level 3 and under please chaperone). Each separate sign up page is linked below each category.
Early Release Form
Teaching students to perform includes learning about being part of the whole cast, which means being part of cast bows and supporting the other students performing throughout the show. Performers are in the show from beginning to end, just as audience members are sitting from beginning to end of the show.
Being part of a performance is exciting, but we have to have rules in place for safety. All performers are expected to remain backstage for the entirety of the show and will have a final bow with the cast. The only exception to this is for preschool dancers, who will be signed out to their parents at intermission of each performance.
If your performer must leave before bows are complete, please fill out this form and email it to MissAmyCGPAC@gmail.com for approval. This must be done by the day before the performance. No exceptions will be made day-of. You will need her signature on the form in order for it to be valid. The volunteer working at the check-in station does not have the authority to give permission to release a child. They will need to see your signed release form in order to get your child for you.
We understand that due to scheduling, you may need to pick your student up early. However, please only use this if it is absolutely necessary, as it causes extra work and chaos for our backstage volunteers. With hundreds of dancers backstage, and volunteers who do not know everyone personally, we cannot and will not allow anyone to take a student during the show who does not have pre-arranged permission. We take the safety of your children very seriously, and ask that you make these plans in advance to help us keep everyone as safe as possible.
Thank you for your understanding, and as always, let us know if you have any questions.
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