Annual Show INFO

ANNUAL RECITAL / SHOW PRODUCTION "THE LITTLE MERMAID" INFO - 2024

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ABOUT SHOW

Dear students and parents,
We are excited to announce that our Annual Dance Recital / Show Production  will take place on June 16th, 2024!

WHERE: Northshore Performance Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011

Invite friends via Facebook event here: TBA

SHOW MISSION: to unite, inspire and create unforgettable memories for performers and audience alike.

PARTICIPANTS:

Annual Dance Recital: Under The Sea
* all classes ages 2 to 7, and youth teams, solos and duets.

Annual Show Production - "The Little Mermaid" Each class will prepare a dance number to complete the "Mermaid" storyline!
* all classes ages 6 to adults.

Participation in the Annual Dance Recital / Show Production is expected, highly encouraged and optional. It is an excellent opportunity for your child to work towards and be a part of the performances on a professional stage and all studio community celebration, creating more happy memories for all of us to remember for life!

What is the LaVida Show Production?

This year we are performing "The Little Mermaid"!

This dance production is an energizing experience of the intriguing story told on stage through the medium of dance, featuring colorful costumes and invigorating music. Each dance, each style represents an idea and tells part of the story. It will be enjoyable and amusing for adults and kids alike!

Professional Spectacle: Immerse yourself in a professionally crafted production featuring dazzling lighting, captivating sound, and the allure of a theatrical stage. We take pride in providing students with a hands-on lesson in theatre etiquette and the intricacies of show production.

Audience Appreciation: Each performance is met with enthusiastic responses from our audience, creating a vibrant atmosphere that our students thrive in. There's nothing quite like the joy of performing for family and friends!

Mission in Motion: We are committed to our show's mission of uniting, inspiring, and creating lasting memories. Even during the lockdown when theaters were silent, we didn't miss a beat. We proudly went above and beyond by producing a full-length dance movie, "The Jungle Book," available for on-demand viewing here.

Venue Extravaganza: This year, our dance spectacle unfolds on the theater stage of the Northshore Performing Arts Center. Rest assured, there will be plenty of seats to accommodate our cherished audience and our talented performers.

Get ready for an evening filled with enchantment, creativity, and the sheer joy of the performing arts. Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this exciting journey together!

We are COMMITTED to fulfill our promise – to unite, create unforgettable memories and inspire people to DANCE!


11 AM SHOW - all classes ages 2-7 and Youth Performance Teams

1) DRESS REHEARSAL AND PICTURE DAY/WEEK:
DATE: June 3rd - 8th
TIME: During your regular class time! You will receive an email with more information, Search inbox by subject line "Important: Show Info - Part 1"
WHERE:@LaVida Studio

2) SHOWDAY

DATE: June 16th, 11:00AM

ARRIVAL TIME: Dressed and ready to go on stage by TBD
WHERE: @ Northshore Performance Arts Center


2 PM SHOW PRODUCTION - classes ages 6+, Youth Performance Teams, Adult Performance Teams

1) DRESS REHEARSAL AND PICTURE DAY/WEEK

DATE: June 2nd & June 3rd-8th
TIME: You will receive an email by TBA with an exact time.  Search inbox by subject line "Important: Show Info - Part 1"
WHERE: @ LaVida Studio

2) TECH REHEARSALS

DATE: June 9th
TIME: TBD. Please, watch your emails.

WHERE: @ Northshore Performance Arts Center

3) SHOWDAY

DATE: June 16th, 2:00PM

ARRIVAL TIME: Non-team groups arrive at TBD dressed and ready to perform by TBD
WHERE: @ Northshore Performance Arts Center

 

*Dancers in the production will perform in BOTH production shows, at 2PM & 5PM.


5 PM SHOW PRODUCTION - classes ages 6+, Youth Performance Teams, Adult Performance Teams

1) DRESS REHEARSAL AND PICTURE DAY/WEEK

DATE: June 2nd & June 3rd-8th
TIME: You will receive an email by TBA with an exact time.  Search inbox by subject line "Important: Show Info - Part 1"
WHERE: @ LaVida Studio

2) TECH REHEARSALS

DATE: June 9th
TIME: TBD. Please, watch your emails.

WHERE: @ Northshore Performance Arts Center

3) SHOWDAY

DATE: June 16th, 5:00pM

ARRIVAL TIME: Non-team groups arrive at TBD dressed and ready to perform by TBD
WHERE: @ Northshore Performance Arts Center

 

*Dancers in the production will perform in BOTH production shows, at 2PM & 5PM.


REGISTRATION
REGISTRATION is automatic!
No registration forms, no lines, no confusion. Simplified process for our families:

  • Your child was measured during the Costume Measurement Week on November 27 - December 2nd.
  • Your card on file will be charged the Performance Registration on January 15th
  • Your costume will be ordered right away to be on time for the Picture Day and Dress Rehearsal
  • You will be emailed an additional pertinent information about your child(ren) participation throughout the upcoming months.

If your child has not been measured during the Costume Measurement Week:

  • You will need to take measurements and submit from home following this Measurement Form ASAP (see How To video instructions included in form).

 

PERFORMANCE REGISTRATION includes:

  •     costume(s)  *yours to keep
  •     rehearsals  *including dress/tech/showday
  •     designated auditorium seating area for performers
  •     video per family  *downloadable
  •     digital group photographs from the Picture Day *downloadable
  •     digital action/stage photographs  *downloadable
  •     signature show medal per dancer  *collectable
  •     show day surprises  *to be announced
  •     priceless memories! 

COSTUMES:
Dancer will be in 1 Dance Number and have 1 costume if enrolled in 1 style/type of class (once or twice per week).
Dancer will be in 2 or more Dance Numbers and have same number of costumes if enrolled in 2 or more different styles/types of classes.

PAYMENT:
Performance Registration is $200 per dancer. If you participated in the Winter Showcase your will get a discount rate at $150 per dancer. There will be an $80/per each additional style (for costume/class photo). Your card on file will be charged the following amount on January 15th.

Number of Dancers per family Total number of Dance Numbers performing per family Total Payment*
1 1 200 (150 if participated in winter showcase)
1 2 280 (230)
1 3 360 (310)
2 2 400 (300)
2 3 480 (380)
2 4 560 (460)

*does not apply to Youth Teams. The Performance Registration is included in your Team Fees.

REFUND POLICY: If at any point you decide not to participate you will receive a 50% refund and costume that you may keep. Request to drop participation must be received via email only prior to the show date. No refund after June 1st. No exceptions.

LATE REGISTRATION: For any registrations after January 15th, the $35 expedited shipment fee per costume may apply. Costume and thus participation are not guaranteed after February 28th; we will try our best to coordinate with the costume company and provide each child with an opportunity to participate.

OPT-OUT FROM PARTICIPATION: The participation in the show is expected, highly encouraged and optional. Children tend to keep their interest in dance longer and have stronger motivation to do well in their dance classes. If you decide not to participate, please, submit the Opt-out Form by January 10th and your card will not be charged and costumes will not be ordered. Classes will begin learning choreography for the show in February during a portion of their class. Students who do not participate in the show can still participate fully in the class and will perform for their parents during the Observation Week in their class (no costumes), during the week of June 24th.


PERFORMANCE TEAMS

Teams perform in ALL SHOWS.

11 AM SHOW
*Teams Solos and Groups that are not in the production will perform at the 11AM show.
Date: JUNE 16th
Arrival Time: TBD

2 PM SHOW
Date: JUNE 16th
Arrival Time: TBD

5 PM SHOW
Date: JUNE 16th
Arrival Time: TBD

DRESS REHEARSALS AND PICTURE DAY
Date: June 2nd
Time: TBA
Where: @LaVida Dance Studio

TECH REHEARSALS

Date:  June 9th
Time: TBD. Please, watch your emails.

Where: @ Northshore Performance Arts Center


TICKETS
  • Online tickets: Adult $30-40, Child $20-30, Children under 2 are free -> https://27614.danceticketing.com/
  • The start date of Online Tickets Sale is planned for May 1st and will be announced via email and Facebook LaVida Parent Group
  • At the door tickets (Cash Only): Adults $40, Child $30, Children under 2 are free. *The show is expected to sell out and we do not guarantee the sale of the tickets at the door.

Dancers will be able to sit on your lap or in the Performers Seating Section. Only purchase them a ticket if you would like them to sit next to you in their own seat.


FAQs

The participation in the show is expected, highly encouraged and optional. Children tend to keep their interest in dance longer and have stronger motivation to do well in their dance classes. If you decide not to participate, please, submit the  Opt-out Form by January 10th and your card will not be charged and costumes will not be ordered. Classes will begin learning choreography for the show in February during a portion of their class. Students who do not participate in the show can still participate fully in the class and will perform for their parents during the Observation Week in their class (no costumes), during the week of June 24th.

Here is the Trailer from our 2019 Show “Trolls” on stage for you to get inspired: TRAILER "Trolls Show"

All Production - Dress Rehearsals and Picture Day

  • Sunday, June 2nd
  • @ LaVida Studio
  • Time TBD. Please, watch your emails.

Little & Primary - In class Costume Rehearsal and Picture Week

  • June 3rd - 8th
  • @ LaVida Studio
  • During regular class time

All Production - Tech Rehearsals

  • Sunday, June 9th
  • @ Northshore Performance Arts Center
  • Time TBD. Please, watch your emails.

Production Performers will have a Tech Rehearsal Sunday June, 9th at the Northshore Performance Arts Center. Times to be announced, watch your email for additional information.

Additionally, some classes will be assigned rehearsals as needed. Some classes will likely not have any additional rehearsal times outside of the regularly scheduled class time. We will notify of any changes via email.

  • Online tickets: Adult $30-40, Child $20-30, Children under 2 are free -> https://27614.danceticketing.com/
  • The start date of Online Tickets Sale is planned for May 1st and will be announced via email and Facebook LaVida Parent Group
  • At the door tickets (Cash Only): Adults $40, Child $30, Children under 2 are free. *The show is expected to sell out and we do not guarantee the sale of the tickets at the door.

Dancers will be able to sit on your lap or in the Performers Seating Section. Only purchase them a ticket if you would like them to sit next to you in their own seat.

The show is expected to sell out, and we do not guarantee the sale of the tickets at the door.

  • At the door tickets: Adults $40, Child $30, Children under 2 are free
  • Cash Only

We recommended purchasing your tickets to reserve your seats online -> https://27614.danceticketing.com/

  • Online tickets: Adult $30-40, Child $20-30, Children under 2 are free -> https://27614.danceticketing.com/
  • The start date of Online Tickets Sale will be announced via email
  • At the door tickets: Adults $40, Child $30, Children under 2 are free. *The show is expected to sell out and we do not guarantee the sale of the tickets at the door.

Dancers will be able to sit on your lap or in the Performers Seating Section. Only purchase them a ticket if you would like them to sit next to you in their own seat.

Absolutely, there is no ticket limit!! Please ensure that when buying tickets, you search for your child's name to ensure they are for the correct show.

No ticket is required if your child sits on your lap or in the Performers Seating Section. If you want your child to have a seat next to you, please purchase it at the same time you reserve your own tickets.

All children that have not been picked up by a parent after their performance will be escorted to a reserved Performers Seating Section in the auditorium to watch the rest of the show.

We will assign the show number for your dancer(s) TBA.

The general assignments will be as following:

11 AM SHOW - classes ages 2-7 and Youth Performance Teams, Solos & Duets

2 PM SHOW - All classes ages 6+, Youth and Adult Performance Teams - production participants

5 PM SHOW - All classes ages 6+, Youth and Adult Performance Teams - production participants

*Dancers in the production will perform in BOTH production shows, at 2PM & 5PM.

When purchasing on the Ticket Site, go to the Section: "ENTER PERFORMER NAME TO HIGHLIGHT PERFORMANCES THEY ARE IN" to Find with performances your child is in.

At least 45 min before the show start time, to complete the check-in process and take pictures in the designated areas (no pictures backstage, please!)

 

We want all children to enjoy the show and watch other performances before and after they perform. Therefore, you dancers will be brought backstage 5 dances prior to their child's performance and picked up right after.

All children that have not been picked up by a parent after their performance will be escorted to a reserved Performers Seating Section in the auditorium to watch the rest of the show.

We STRONGLY request to get up and come back to your seat only BETWEEN the dance numbers.

We will have staff and a Volunteering Parent Team backstage to help with costume changes.

Children will change costumes themselves. Please, pack performance attire (costume, tights/socks, shoes, accessories) for each dance number separately for easy access.

If you child is young, one parent per child will be allowed backstage to help with costume change. Please change costume right after the previous performance.

Yes! We are looking for a few volunteers per show! We ask that you volunteer for a different show time than you plan to purchase tickets for and watch. Volunteers will be expected to help for the ENTIRE show they sign up for.

Volunteers tasks are:

  • Assist in lining up dancers up according to the Performers List
  • Assure every child is in the correct full performing attire.
  • Help the instructor to bring young dancers on stage.
  • After a dance, escort the group to the designated Performers Seating Section.
  • Assist back stage management as needed with other tasks
  • You will be issued 1 free ticket to use for a different showtime when you can enjoy the full performance!

To sign up for Volunteering Parent Team, please email us at info@lavidastudio.com

Thank you!