FORGIVEN : RECITAL 2021
This page includes plans for Forgiven Performances (Doxa Recital 2021). This page may be added to and updated as more information is available.
Please read carefully, especially making note of the date of your dancer's performance, and then complete the Commitment Form.
Important Dates :
Classes assigned to each performance are listed below. LOOK FOR YOUR DANCER'S CLASS DAY/TIME. Dancers in multiple classes or siblings may appear in the same performance or across multiple performances.
*Please note that ALL events on the church calendar are currently considered "tentative" due to the climate surrounding Covid-19. We will make every effort to have LIVE performances attended by families on these dates as scheduled below, but cannot guarantee unforeseen changes or adjustments that may be required. See Covid-19 Disclaimer below.
- Sweet Peas Sun 3:45
- Sweet Peas Fri 6:30
- Sprouts Sun 1:45
- Buttercups Sun 2:30
- Buttercups Sun 3:30
- Buttercups Mon 5:00
- Buttercups Thurs 3:45
- Daisies Sun 4:15
- Daisies Wed 5:15
- Lilies Sun 5:15
- Lilies Wed 5:15
- Sweet Peas Mon 10:30
- Sweet Peas Mon 11:15
- Buttercups Wed 4:00
- Buttercups Wed 4:30
- Buttercups Thurs 5:45
- Daisies Fri 4:15
- Lilacs Mon 5:15
- Lilacs Tues 4:15
- Lilacs Thurs 5:15
- Lilacs Fri 4:15
- Oaks Sun 2:30
- Sweet Peas Tues 4:15
- Sweet Peas Thurs 4:30
- Buttercups Tues 3:30
- Buttercups Tues 4:30
- Buttercups Wed 10:45
- Saplings Sun 2:30
- Daisies Tues 5:00
- Irises Mon 5:15
- Irises Tues 5:15
- Irises Thurs 5:15
- Irisies Fri 5:15
- Sweet Peas Mon 4:15
- Sweet Peas Tues 2:45
- Buttercups Tues 2:00
- Buttercups Thurs 4:00
- Daisies Mon 4:00
- Daisies Tues 2:00
- Daisies Thurs 4:45
- Lilies Mon 4:00
- Lilies Tues 3:00
- Lilies Thurs 4:00
- Oaks Sun 2:30
For an easier way to see just YOUR DANCER'S schedule regarding performance and dress rehearsal times, log into your parent portal and view the Bulletin Board.
DRESS REHEARSAL INFORMATION
SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH
8:45 - 10:15 AM
Sweet Peas SU3:45 & FR6:30
Buttercups SU2:30, SU3:30, M5:00, TH3:45
Daisies SU4:15, W5:15
Lilies SU5:15, W5:15
10:15 - 11:45 AM*
Sweet Peas M10:30, M11:15
Buttercups W4:00, W4:30, TH5:45
All Lilacs (may need to stay until 12:15)
1:00 - 2:30 PM*
Sweet Peas T4:15, TH4:30
Buttercups W10:45, T3:30, T4:30
All Irises (may need to stay until 3:00)
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Sweet Peas M4:15, T2:45
Buttercups T2:00, TH4:00
Daisies M4:00, T2:00, TH4:45
Lilies M4:00, T3:00, TH4:00
4:30 - 6:30 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Is dress rehearsal mandatory?
This is the only chance your dancer has to practice in their costume on the stage. For young dancers, the setting is overwhelming and understanding entrances/exits and transitions is only possible in person with other groups present. A missing dancer makes it more confusing for all others in their class. If a dancer has multiple classes per week and those classes fall in different performances, they need to attend all applicable dress rehearsal times.
Where is the dress rehearsal?
The dress rehearsal is at Paramount, but in Building A. This is the same location as the performances. Use the sliding glass door entrance facing Terrace St. near the iron-fenced playground.
Do parents stay at dress rehearsal?
YES (for most levels). It is important that every Lower School student has an adult responsible for them at all times. It is helpful for parents of Intermediate School to stay as well, to help your dancer if needed and to arrange photo purchase if desired. Teachers and volunteers cannot be responsible for your child during dress rehearsal.
Do we have to buy the costume?
YES, but parents purchase the costume at wholesale price (Doxa does not mark-up costumes to the price suggested by costume companies). Please see the policy regarding costumes here.
Do we have to provide anything for our dancer?
Every dancer is required to have the appropriate Attire Basics for their level. See that section below.
Do we have classes after dress rehearsal day?
The last day of regular classes will be April 9th prior to dress rehearsal on April 10th.
Classes are not held during performance week. The season concludes with the recital, except for dancers performing the next weekend in the story ballet. We highly encourage all families to bring their young dancers to a story ballet performance!
Is there a cast party or reception?
At this point we are not sure we will be able to have either this season. If we are able to do so, we will communicate the details at a later date.
How do I help my dancer practice at home?
In the Parent Portal under Shared Files, you will find the music for your dancer's piece(s). Regular practice at home will really help your child, especially if they can practice immediately after class while it is fresh in their mind. Consistent class attendance will help them feel confident so that they don't miss instruction and have to catch up. If they feel overwhelmed because they can't remember their whole dance, encourage them to practice just the parts they do know.
COSTUME FEES 2021
- Sweet Peas = $28
- Buttercups = $30
- Daisies = $35
- Intermediate School = $40
- Upper School = $40
- Boys Shirts = $14 child / $16 adult
Fees shown are per costume, one for each level-specific technique class your dancer takes weekly.
We do offer costume fee limits for families with multiple dancers, students taking more than two technique classes, or needs-based requests. Please view the policy for more information.
POSTS: January 15th DUE: January 30th
REQUIRED ATTIRE BASICS
Female Attire Basics
Male Attire Basics
For female dancers, hair should be worn in a ballet bun. Please consider getting that cute summer bob AFTER recital! Hairpieces will not work well with hair that doesn't go into a bun.
If you need help, here is a good YouTube video tutorial. Use hairspray or a hair gel, plenty of bobby pins, and for a nice finished look, a hairnet wrapped over the bun itself. Bring extra bobby pins for securing headpieces. Don't wait until recital to try it - every class is a chance to get better at doing your dancer's ballet bun!
Boys should wear their hair nicely combed with gel to help it stay put.
We leave it up to the parents as to whether or not they have their child wear makeup. We suggest a little bit, but this is not a large auditorium and it is not necessary to wear tons of makeup.
Please refrain from using body or hair glitter as it can be distracting. No jewelry, except small stud earrings in a neutral color (silver, gold or clear rhinestone) if desired. Check for watches, rings, and friendship bracelets which are easy to forget to take off. We highly recommend your dancer leaves these items at home.
Please try to avoid temporary tattoos, face paint, or hair color in the weeks prior to recital - you never know what may not wash all the way off!
Please do not let your dancer wear their ballet shoes outside! This makes them wear out faster, but also tracks extra dirt onto the stage and studio floors, which is dangerous for both themselves and for other dancers. If your dancer is leaving their costume with us (Upper School participating in the story ballet, or others requesting a costume purchase policy exemption) be sure to bring regular clothing to change into after recital.
It takes a lot of parent volunteers to make performances at Doxa successful!
We will have a volunteer sign up process for dressing room attendants and probably temperature check volunteers closer to time. If you would like to help with our costume team for the story ballet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org - we are forming that team now! We have both craft and sewing projects available!
Doxa is planning this production in the midst of what is still considered a global pandemic. We will communicate any adjustments to protocols or plans as they arise.
PLAN A: Live performances during the dates given above
PLAN B: Mini-performances -- performing classes extended one week (April 11-16) and parents watch their dancer's class "perform" their piece during their normal class time; in this scenario, we would likely not have a dress rehearsal
PLAN C: Cancellation of recitals; dancers are encouraged to perform their pieces for their families at home (very last resort)
Even within these various options, additional protocols may be necessary. For live performances, guidelines and restrictions will follow suit of Paramount worship services, including but not limited to: capped audience capacity (free-tickets or registration required), socially distanced seating, masks for audience members - according to the specific guidelines that are in effect at the time of the performances. If the environment in April is similar to now, dancers 10+ should expect to wear their masks backstage and in the dressing rooms, at all times when not performing.
Dancers should also consider being extra cautious about exposure in their life outside of Doxa during recital season and especially the month of April. This is a request based on the fact that a production like would be easily hindered or completely cancelled by an outbreak among dancers or staff. Just as dancers take extra precautions to avoid injury when part of a performance commitment, we ask they take extra precautions as it relates to Covid-19.