Défilé Street Scenes:

What is Défilé:

Défilé means "Parade or procession of dancers." I'm not sure how they began to use it, but The Paris Opera has used the term this way for many years. Both from the French and the American point of view many have not liked the use of the term.

We have fashioned our end of year performances around this concept because it allows our studio to grow in numbers and our performances to be held within a reasonable time frame.

Westside Studio's Défilé is enjoyable, moves quickly and gives every dancer an opportunity to be on stage for an age appropriate amount of time.

 


2020 Défilé 
May 12-14th

6:30 pm
Westside Studio Parking Lot


 

Information

We will have three shows. One a day starting at 6:30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Each show is approximately 45 minutes. Your dancer will only be in only one of the shows unless taking multiple classes. All information regarding the show and rehearsal schedule can be found below

Things to remember for the day of the show:

-These shows are free of charge.

-Please double check what time/show your dancer is performing.

-All other dancers must arrive 10 minutes before the show.

-Please have your child's name on all their belongings that are coming.

-No food or colored drinks are allowed backstage (water is fine).

-Please pack your dancers bag with items that will keep them busy in between numbers.

 


Performance Fee:

$40 - $50 per Student/per Class

*Recital Fees will be automatically posted to all accounts*

Performance Fee Due Date: March 1st


Flower and Photo Information and Forms:

Photo Week:  May 7th - 8th  During your student's class time. (some class photo times have been adjusted *make sure to check the schedule posted on the website and in the lobby of the studio. Sitting fee of $25.00 for one class and $10.00 for each additional class. Needs to be paid prior to or on photo day at the front desk. Forms can be found HERE or at the front desk. Photos will be made available online for download.  An email will be sent when ready.

Flowers:  Order forms can be found HERE or at the front desk (If you place an order, they will be available for pick up at the show).  We will have some flowers on sale at the theater.

  • A tradition of WS Defile is our little ballerinas, the 3, 4 & 5 yr olds, are presented flowers and taken off the stage by their dad as part of their dance.  Please know it can be a Grand Dad, Brother, Uncle or Mom if needed

Rehearsal/Hair/Costuming Instructions for each show:

Costuming needs, photo time, and rehearsal time for the will be announced closer to the show. All the info you will need for the shows can be found here: Tuesdays Show, Wednesdays Show and Thursdays ShowPlease note, when you find your dancers piece the hair and costuming info found in the parentheses are what you are responsible for. Anything else listed the studio will provide. Here's how to know when your dancer arrives and what they will need:

Find your dance and locate the dress rehearsal time. Please arrive 10 minutes before time listed. So if your rehearsal says "On Stage" at 10:00 you would arrive at 9:50.

See the example below to know where to locate your dancers information:

 


Rehearsal/Hair/Costuming Instructions for 7:00 pm show:

Costuming needs, photo time, and rehearsal time for the will be announced closer to the show. All the info you will need for the show can be found HEREPlease note, when you find your dancers piece the hair and costuming info found in the parentheses are what you are responsible for. Anything else listed the studio will provide. Here's how to know when your dancer arrives and what they will need:

Find your dance and locate the dress rehearsal time. Please arrive 30 minutes before time listed. So if your rehearsal says "On Stage" at 10:00 you would arrive at 9:30.

For day of the show. PB1, PB2, PB3 check in is at 6:30 pm. All other dancers must arrive at 6:00 pm.

See the example below to know where to locate your dancers information:

 


Make-Up:

Every dancer needs to have make-up on otherwise the lights on the stage will wash your daughters face out and any videos/pictures taken that night will not turn out how you will want them to! Obviously younger dancers won’t have tons of makeup on, but they do need “some” in order to be performance ready! Black mascara on eyelashes, Blush on cheeks and Lipstick on lips. Older dancers will want darker make-up. 


Recital Location:

Westside Studio Parking Lot

Keepsake Ads and Dancer Shout-outs

Show your dancer some love with Keepsake Ads and Dancer Shout-outs in our Defile Program. This year you can wish your dancer(s) luck, send a shout-out to one (or all) of your dancers/friends at the studio or advertise for your business to thousands of people in the Washington County area. Download the form below for instructions and info:

Keepsake Ad/Shout-out Form

Keepsake Ad/Shout-out Full Page Template

Keepsake Ad/Shout-out 1/4 Page and Half Page Template

Examples you can look at for help in designing your ads: