WICHITA CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS/ WICHITA GRAND OPERA

9112 E. Central Avenue

Wichita, KS 67206

{Located on Central between Rock and Webb; just east of Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School}

PERFORMANCE LOCATION

an IMPORTANT video MESSAGE FROM MISS JANA

WHAT IS RECITAL "REIMAGINED"?

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to cancel our normal Spring Recital and threw us into a world of uncertainty. Despite the challenges, we felt it was very important to continue to work towards finding a way to allow our dancers to complete their Recital choreography and perform it on a stage. Learning choreography and performing it on stage are critical components of dance education. And so we have pushed to find a way to be able to provide those important aspects to your dancer; despite the challenges of the pandemic and state restrictions.

and so we have "reimagined" our spring recital!

WHAT DOES RECITAL "REIMAGINED" LOOK LIKE?

  • Our "Reimagined" Recital will be filmed by a professional videographer over the course of a week.  

  • We have done our best to group classes based on age and skill. Schedules for filming & performances as well as call times are listed on this page below.

  • Each dancer will be allowed to bring up to 4 guests to watch from the audience. We will NOT be selling tickets and ask families in the audience to stay social distanced as a consideration to one another.

  • Each dance will have 20 minutes on the stage to rehearse their dance and then PERFORM for the camera and the families in the audience!

  • DVD's of the entire Recital will be available for order so parents and dancers will have an opportunity to watch the entire Recital.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!

We are in the process of finding a date to rent the Drive In Movie Theatre so that we can premier our filmed Recital at the Drive In this summer!  We have plans for a super fun family event to celebrate all of our dancers success and perseverance during this trying time!  SO STAYED TUNED FOR DETAILS!

OPTIONAL RECITAL FEE

INDIVIDUAL FEE: $15

FAMILY FEE: $25

As Miss Jana explained in the video above, with the challenges of social distancing and group maximum recommendations provided by the state of Kansas, we will be unable to have a traditional audience and sell tickets to our "Reimagined" Recital.  However, our costs to produce the Recital remain. In fact, they are actually more than what they would normally be as we are renting the facility for an entire week as opposed to a few days and have increased staff needs to make all of the logistics happen in a safe and social distanced manner. Therefore, if you are able to help by paying a Recital Fee in lieu of the tickets you would normally purchase to the Recital, we would be most grateful. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our dance families in varying ways and we DO NOT want to put any unnecessary burdens on families who are already undergoing pandemic-related financial stress. That is why this is an optional fee. If you are able to pay the recommended recital fee, please follow these instructions:

--> LOG INTO YOUR PARENT PORTAL BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW

--> CLICK THE "ONLINE STORE" ICON

--> CHOOSE EITHER AN INDIVIDUAL OR A FAMILY FEE AND ADD IT TO YOUR "CART"

--> COMPLETE THE ONLINE CHEKOUT

If you would prefer to pay the Recital Fee by cash or check, you are welcome to bring a Recital Fee payment to the Recital on your filming day. We will have payment envelopes available at the venue.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND HELP!

IMPORTANT PROCEDURES

  • CALL TIMES: Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your call time; no EARLIER.  When you arrive, a staff member will meet you in the venue lobby and direct you to your class meeting location.  PLEASE WAIT IN THE LOBBY FOR DIRECTIONS and do not enter the auditorium! CALL TIMES ARE LISTED BY DAY/CLASS BELOW.

  • ARRIVE IN COSTUME: Please arrive dressed in FULL hair, make up and costume for your first performance. Bring your dance shoes with you!

  • COSTUME CHANGES ON SITE: If you have 3 or less numbers between your call times, you are welcome to stay in the building to change your costume.  We will have staff members available to assist with this process. 

  • COSTUME CHANGES OFF SITE: Due to social distancing and group capacities, if you have more than 3 numbers between your call times, we will not be able to accommodate additional dancers or families in the building for costume changes or audience viewing.  You are welcome to run errands, get dinner, change at home or in the bathroom and then come back for your next call time.

  • INDIVIDUAL PICTURES: Greg Patterson will be on site at the venue to take individual pictures for anyone who is interested. Due to social distancing, we will NOT be taking group pictures. Order forms will be available on site. 

  • DVD / USB ORDERS: DVD and USB order forms and payment envelopes will be available on site.

  • NO CLASSES THE WEEK OF RECITAL: We will NOT hold any regular classes during the week of Recital because we will be filming performances at the venue all week and will be utilizing ALL of our staff members at the Recital venue. 

FAQ:

HOW SHOULD MY DANCER WEAR THEIR HAIR?

  • Dancers ages 6 and up are asked to wear their hair in a traditional ballet bun.  SEE TUTORIAL BELOW.

  • Dancers ages 3 - 5 are asked to wear their hair in a bun if it is long enough, but if not, wearing it pinned back from the face is sufficient.

IS STAGE MAKE UP REQUIRED?

  • Yes, Some make up is required for all dancers so that the faces will be able to be seen on the recording and by the audience. Please use the guidelines below:

  • Dancers ages 3 - 5: Pink cheeks and red lips are requested.  Eye shadow and mascara is optional.

  • Dancers ages 6+:  Eye shadow, mascara, pink blush, and red lipstick are requested. Eyeliner, and false lashes are optional.

  • Eye shadow recommendation: We recommend using Maybelline number “040 Charcoal Smokes”.  An Amazon link to this recommended shadow can be found by clicking here.  Any similar shadow is also acceptable.

  • Lipstick recommendation: We recommend using the “Blue Red” color of Lipsense lip color or any other similar color-stay” formula.   

  • Make Up Tutorial: You can view a quick make up tutorial by clicking here.  Please note that the eyeshadow used in this tutorial is different than the one we now recommend, but the technique is the same.

 

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TIGHTS & SHOES TO WEAR WITH MY COSTUME?

  • All costume information, including a picture, can be found in your Parent Portal.

  • Log in to your Portal and click the "Costume" icon for all costume details.

IS THEIR A VIDEO TO PRACTICE WITH?

  • Yes! All videos can be found at www.mdmathome.com.

  • You must have requested access to use the site in order to access the video content.

  • Use the "Recital Files" menu option to find the Videos.

  • We have also uploaded the cut Recital music to your Parent Portal under the "Shared Files" icon.

CAN I WATCH MY DANCER PERFORM?

  • Yes! Each dancer will be allowed to have up to 3 guests in the audience during their performance time.  Tickets will not be sold so we ask that all families respect social distancing guidelines when viewing the performances.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

  • PLEASE be sure you have read all of the "Important Details" above as many answers will likely be answered in that section.

  • Other questions... email us at office@dancemechanix.biz.

performance dates & call times

MONDAY - JUNE 22ND

All Taps & Twirls & Kinder-kids classes 

TUESDAY - JUNE 23RD

ALL MINI LEVEL 1 & 2 CLASSES

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WEDNESDAY - JUNE 24TH

ALL TEEN CLASSES & JUNIOR LEVEL 4 & 5

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THURSDAY - JUNE 25TH

JUNIOR CLASSES LEVEL 1 - 3 & BOYS TECHNIQUE

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FRIDAY - JUNE 26TH

ADVANCED CLASSES, MUSIC THEATRE,

ROGERS BALLET CLASSES & SENIOR DANCE

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HAIR & MAKE UP TUTORIALS

MERCHANDISE ORDERS

OUR ONLINE STORE IS NOW OPEN!

-----> LOG INTO YOUR PARENT PORTAL

----> CLICK THE "STORE" ICON

----> SHOP AWAY & CHECK OUT ONLINE!

---> PICK UP YOUR ITEMS AT THE RECITAL

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