2021 Annual School Showcase

  Rehearsals at THEATER
  • Prepare your child in their hair, make-up and 1 st costume according to the schedule
  • Make sure your child warms up and has a good meal prior to the show
  • All Dancers must arrive at Theater at time of check-in 
  • Shoes & tights are the responsibility of the dancer and are not included with the costume
  • Make-up should be applied. Earth tone eye shadow (NO Blue), black mascara, blush & red lipstick. PLEASE WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO! (Ballet 3 & Under) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIqu_lrMwhU , (Ballet IV & Up) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92FBBA5dMtA
  • Hair should be in a high bun and secure. No Bangs. If the costume has a headpiece that does not wrap around the bun, it should go on the right side. PLEASE WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO! (Thick Hair) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfk6ssFhPss , (Child Thinner Hair) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu5hotXsNg​
  • Dancers should remove all nail polish
  • Jewelry is not to be worn. Please leave all valuables at home.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium
  • No food and drink is to be brought into the dressing rooms
  • No Flash Photography is allowed at any time. It could be hazardous to the dancers, no recording of the performance is allowed
  • Parents are not allowed in the auditorium for rehearsals & dress rehearsal.
  • Dancers will be assigned a place or covered tent to change. Parents should remain in the lobby of the theater until their dancer is finished. Please let your dancer know that you will drop them off and return to pick them up. We will have staff supervising the students.
  • Dancers with multiple costumes could wear a tan leotard under their costume to allow for quick changes
  • Dancers, in the final act, will be invited back on stage at the end of the show to take a final bow and celebrate. 

It is very important to attend all scheduled rehearsals in order for each child to feel comfortable in their costumes and on the stage. A missed rehearsal could result in the dancer being removed from the showcase piece. Good attendance is required to participate in the Showcase.

Shoes and Tights
All shoes and tights should be clean and free of any rips, tears, runs or stains. Please see dress code for required tights and shoes.

Commonly Asked Recital Questions: Heartland Conservatory

What is showcase?

Showcase gives the dancers the opportunity to exhibit their skills and provide as professional a stage setting as possible under the direction of instructors who are professionals themselves. The reward of being involved is a phenomenal highlight for their year of hard work. Performing promotes teamwork, confidence and poise. Showcase is a professional, safe enviorment for them to share thier growth with friends and family.

Where is showcase?

Theater Dress rehearsal and showcase are at Sumpter Amphiteater. 

Do I have to go to dress rehearsal?

Yes, all students participating in recital must be at dress rehearsal. This is an opportunity for your student to become comfortable with the stage. There also may be last minute instructions that can only be addressed at dress rehearsal.

What is check-in?

Check in is the time that you are your student is required to be in the building at the check in table. Your student will then be taken back to the dressing room area.

What does my child need when arriving at the theater?

All Students must arrive at the theater with hair and make-up done. Pink tights and shoes must be worn with all costumes and kids should arrive underdressed in these clothes. If it is warm outside, costumes may be worn into the theater. 

Can I watch the dress rehearsals from the audience?

No, we want to keep the children focused and on task. Parents & siblings taking photos etc. is too distracting and therefor slows down our process. 

What do I do after I’ve dropped of my child for an onstage rehearsal?

Every time your child arrives at Sumter you will need to walk them through the gates and down to the stage to deliver them to HCD staff. 

Can I take videos or photographs

This year 2021, we are providing a professional videographer so there will be NO filming the performance. NO flash photography! It is dangerous to the dancers. You may take photos Before & after the performance is welcome!

If I’m not backstage, who will help my child change?

There will be a number of assistants back stage to help. Your help backstage is not needed. For the safety of the children, no one except dancers and staff will be allowed backstage. 

Can I take my student out after they perform?

Please remember that our recitals are only about 1 - 1 & 1/2 hours. This will be decided after the final show order has been determined

Why does everyone attending have to have a ticket?

Due to fire codes, each person must be accounted for and the space cannot exceed its seating capacity.  Each seat holds a value and in order to keep prices down we must charge for each seat regardless of age.

Should I bring my small child to the performance?

Please be advised that the lights and noise can scare small children and many times parents with little ones spend most of the show in the lobby because it is just too much. Every member of the family is always welcome so if you think your little one will enjoy the show, the more the merrier! If the child will not sit on your lap, a ticket is required.

What if I have a family member who needs wheel chair or walker seating?

When buying your tickets there will be ADA seating available

How many tickets can I buy?

Each Family is given the opportunity to purchase tickets to thier students designed perforamce 1 week prior when the tickets will go on sale to the general public to redeem thier 2 free tickets and purchase additional tickets.

After that, tickets will be available for purchase. We cannot guarantee availability.