It is with goose bumps I am announcing this officially.....
WE HAVE BOOKED THE Charles Bailey Theatre for our year end show!
Saturday June 17th,
Dress rehearsal Thursday June 15th
A lot of you know how badly I have wanted this for the students, although I appreciate how great the community of Fruitvale has been hosting us, having a real stage with lighting and curtains and backstage space and dressing rooms will dramatically step up our show!
The students will benefit so much from the FULL experience of a theatre setting, often the actual time spent on stage is a bit of a blur with nerves and it is behind the scenes that us performers take with us in our memories. Knowing stage etiquette and protocol is an education in itself and the dancers will so enjoy this exciting aspect of our show.
Also feedback from you all has been that unless you are lucky enough to get in the first 3 rows at the Fruitvale Hall it is very hard to see your dancers on stage at our previous shows, so that was a big motivating factor too.
I am excited that this will also give us a larger public presence and we are hoping to draw an even bigger crowd than we have been lucky enough to have in past shows so start spreading the news already!!
As you can imagine ticket $ will increase slightly but if we weigh the benefits of using a professional theatre I am sure you all will agree it is well worth it!