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Winter Gala Information

When: Saturday, December 1st at 6:30pm, Dancers arrive by no later than 6:00pm to enter theater to be organized by class in the student section. Doors open to audience/family at 6:00pm. Dress/Tech Rehearsal is Saturday morning December 1st as well, times vary- see below.

Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Tickets are for sale through the BCT box office website Tickets are $10.00, ages 5 and under are free but need to purchase a “free” ticket to have their own seat. Your dancer does NOT need a ticket!

Student Section: your dancer will be seated in our student section organized by class on the right side of the auditorium. Our tinniest dancers are welcome to sit with family after they perform or after intermission.

Dressing rooms: If your dancer requires a costume change, they will be allowed to use the downstairs dressing rooms. There will be female helpers in the dressing rooms to assist your dancer if needed. Please feel free to locate the downstairs dressing room in advance at the dress rehearsal- we will be happy to show you! (See back of page for costume info).

Video/Pictures: The show will be professionally recorded. DVD’s will be for sale through our website a few weeks after the show for $10.00 each, to be picked up at the studio. Audience members may video with a small device from their seats only, as long as they are not blocking the view of others or our videographer. Please no flash photography.

Dress/Tech Rehearsal: takes place Saturday December 1st at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Unless they are in Cinderella, each class is allotted a strict 15 minute time slot on stage. Students should arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time and are free to leave at the end of their 15 minute slot. Students should wear their costumes. Parents are welcome to wait with their dancer in the auditorium during dress rehearsal. Students must remain seated and wait quietly during rehearsal until their class is called up.

Dress Rehearsal time slots are as follows:

Tiny Tappers: 10:00-10:15am

(Cinderella) All Pre-Ballet, Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet 3&4, A/T Ballet 1&2 10:15-11:00am

Jazz 1: 11:00-11:15am

Contemporary 1: 11:15-11:30am                                                              

Mini-MAD At The Hop: 11:30-11:45am 


Jazz 2: 12:00-12:15pm                                                                                           

Lyrical 1/2: 12:15-12:30pm                                                              

Contemporary 3: 12:30-12:45pm                                                                         

Mini-MAD: Live Your Story 12:45- 1:00pm                                        

Lyrical 4: 1:00-1:15pm                                                       

Contemporary 2: 1:15-1:30pm                                                         

Ballet 5: 1:30-1:45pm                                                               

Lyrical 3: 1:45-2:00pm                                                                           

MAD Co: Baroque’n 2:00-2:15pm                                                                                 

A $15.00 performance fee per dancer helps cover the rental cost of costumes and the theater rental. This fee can be paid at our website via the link on the main page, or at the studio.

Costume Loan: MotionArts owns all costumes and accessories. We do this to help keep the cost low for all dancers and to be responsible consumers! Costumes will be distributed the last week of classes, some pieces maybe distributed at the theater (like large tutus or props). Dancers will need to wear their own leotard, tights, and shoes (listed by class below). Costumes must be returned at the end of the show to return bins located near the exits of the theater.

Costume Requirements by Class:

Tuesday PreBallet: Girls: Pink leotard, pink footed tights and shoes, hair in bun, Tutu and hair piece from MotionArts. Boys: shirt and black leggings from MotionArts.

Saturday PreBallet: Pink footed tights and shoes, hair in bun. Dress and hair piece from MotionArts (may wear leotard that doesn’t show underneath).

Wednesday PreBallet: Pink leotard, pink footed tights and shoes, hair in bun. Mouse costume from MotionArts

Ballet 1-4: Black camisole leotard, pink footed tights, pink shoes, hair in bun. Costume from MotionArts.

Tiny Tappers: Pink tights, tap shoes, hair dancer’s choice. Costume from MotionArts (may wear leotard underneath that doesn’t show.

Jazz 1: Any color tank leotard, black jazz shoes, hair pulled back. Top, skirt with built-in-shorts and headband from MotionArts.                                                                                         

Jazz 2: Any color tank or camisole leotard, black jazz shoes, hair pulled back. Costume from MotionArts.

Lyrical1/2: Nude or pink camisole leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers, hair pulled back. Dress from MotionArts.

Lyrical 3: Nude Camisole leotard, pink tights, ballet slippers, hair in bun. Dress from MotionArts.

Contemporary 1: Camisole or tank leotard that is not visible under dress, pink footless tights, bare feet, hair pulled back. Dress from MotionArts.

Contemporary 2: Nude Camisole leotard, pink footless tights, bare feet, hair pulled back. Dress from MotionArts.

Lyrical 4, Contemporary 3, Ballet 5 please consult with your instructors.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call 812-961-0501. We are excited to share this experience with you and your dancer!