2018 BDC annual Student Performance Information:

Music & Dance I


Last regularly scheduled Music & Dance I classes at BDC: Friday June 22

Starting Saturday June 23 all rehearsals and performances will be held at Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA). Music & Dance students will have one spacing rehearsal, one dress rehearsal and one performance.


Spacing Rehearsals at BPA:

Whitney’s Class - Saturday June 23, 2:00-2:30pm at BPA

Sandy’s Class - Saturday June 23, 4:00-4:30pm at bPA

This mandatory spacing rehearsal is very important for the dancers as they become much more comfortable performing once they have experienced the stage and theater space. Dancers should come dressed in their classroom attire with hair in a neat, gelled bun. Rehearsal is a quick 30 minutes so please be on time!


Dress Rehearsal - Wednesday June 27, 7pm at BPA

(dancers at theater by 6:15pm)

Dress Rehearsal is run like an actual performance with costumes, make-up and lighting. We ask dancers to arrive at 6:15pm in their designated Performance Attire with hair gelled in a bun. Music & Dance dancers meet in the BPA lobby where they will receive their hairpiece and have some make-up applied by our make-up crew. The dress rehearsal begins at 7:00 pm. You are invited to watch and it is the only opportunity to photograph or video your child (no flash please). Music & Dance students perform shortly after the opening piece and when they are finished we will stop the rehearsal very briefly so you may collect your dancer.  Your student is excused to go home at this time or they may stay with you to watch the rest of dress rehearsal. Professional DVDs of this dress rehearsal performance will be available to order.


Performance - Saturday June 30, 2pm at BPA

(dancers at theater by 1pm)

Prior to your dancer’s arrival at the theater, they should have a nutritious snack, use the bathroom, have hair gelled in place and be dressed in the Required Performance Attire. Makeup will be applied backstage. Jewelry (including earrings), hair items and nail polish are not allowed for dress rehearsal or the performance. They may want to have a sweater for sitting in the audience as it can be chilly. Arrival time at the theater is 1pm sharp! Please enter through the stage door on the South side of the building. Act I will last approximately 40 minutes and at first intermission, we will bring your dancers back into the theater for your reunion. We hope that you can stay for the remainder of the performance. Having you in the audience is a gift to all the dancers who have worked an entire year to present their best. Your attendance shows respect for their efforts. Their gift to you is a vision of the progression of a dancer in training, through which you may glimpse your future dancer.



Tickets are available at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org and the BPA box office which is open 1:00-4:00pm Wednesday to Friday. You can only buy ADA tickets in person. Remember to buy tickets for the Saturday Matinee at 2pm (there are four shows to choose from). Get your tickets early as they will sell out!



In order for all parents to attend a performance, we ask someone from each family to volunteer to work backstage at one of the shows.  It works well for parents of the Music & Dance classes to volunteer for the Introduction to Movement performance and vice versa. (The Intro to Movement Class performs in the Friday night show). There are many ways to volunteer! Please sign-up online.


Required Performance Attire

Long-sleeved, light blue leotard; very clean pink seamless tights (2 pairs in case one runs); pink leather, single-elastic ballet shoes with the drawstrings tied in a knot, cut short and taped inside the shoe. OR white shirt; black tights or leggings with black socks; and single-elastic, black leather, ballet shoes with the drawstrings tied in a knot, cut short and taped inside the shoe.

Dancers’ tights are their underwear. Please practice this now by having your dancer wear only tights and their leotard each time they come to class. When performance time comes,  it can be upsetting if they are newly presented with this unusual (and shocking to some :) way of dressing.



Very Short Hair: trimmed neatly above the eyes and gelled or hair-sprayed to tame fly-aways.

Longer Hair: Hair should be worn in a bun at the crown of the head and gelled back smoothly from the face in order to look shiny and neat, with no bangs or frizzy pieces.Use only black ponytail holders & large bobby pins; no clips or barrettes.

Click here for our favorite How to Make a Performance Bun Video Tutorial