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Tree Lined Park

Spring Show 2024
Info for our Dance Families

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March 8 at 6pm

March 9 at 2pm & 6pm

Jones Theater (in Daggy Hall)

On the campus of WSU, Pullman, WA

 

FEATURES OF THIS YEAR’S SHOW

  • Eighty Irish Dancers!

  • A classic story told with music and Irish dance.

 

Grade-level Irish dancers (Beginner through Champs) will perform in all three shows The shows on Friday and Saturday are the same -- all dancers are performing in each show.

“Intro Irish” classes (for first-year Irish dancers) are NOT in this show but will be in the PREP Show in May.

DON'T KNOW YOUR DAUGHTER'S CLASS/LEVEL?

Here is a list of all the dancers in the show and their class/grade level.

COSTUMES 

Costume requirements will be included in the bag that is sent home with your dancer. It will also be emailed to all performers. You may also find your class info on these documents...

-- Young Beginners

-- Older Beginner, After School

-- Older Beginner, Homeschool

-- Intermediate 1, After School

-- Intermediate 1, Homeschool

-- Intermediate 2

-- Novice 1

-- Novice 2

-- Prizewinner/Champs

 

TICKET SALES ARE ONLINE

Ticket sales opened to the public on Friday, Feb. 16. Reserve tickets may be purchased on our website and the Facebook event page. Please direct folks to one of those places. Shows usually sell out, so do not expect to be able to purchase tickets at the door (though we will sell tickets at the door if seats are still available).

Again, the shows on Friday and Saturday are the same. All dancers are performing in each show.

FIRST FULL-CAST REHEARSAL - FEB. 10

  • In the studio 

  • No costumes, but we will use props

  • Schedule: 

    • 8:30 AM –  All leads, teachers, and TAs arrive

    • 9:00 AM –  Int. 1 thru Champs arrive

      • 10:00 AM – Int. 1 HomeSchool, Int.. 2 , & Novice 1 dismissed

    • 10:00 AM – Beginners Arrive

      • 11:00 AM –  Beginners & Int. 1 AfterSchool dismissed

    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM – Champs, PW, Novice 2 continue rehearsing

NO-TECH REHEARSAL ON STAGE (FULL CAST) -- Friday, Feb. 23

  • At the Jones Theater (in Daggy Hall, on the campus of WSU)

  • No tech (lights), but we will use props and set pieces.

  • Dancers SHOULD wear their costumes for this rehearsal. 

What dancers should do BEFORE they arrive:

  • Arrive wearing your costume as noted in the costume notes (see link above)

  • Hair should be done as specified in the costume notes

  • Make-up is not required for this rehearsal

  • Bring: 

    • Water bottle (required)

    • No food is allowed backstage for this rehearsal. Please eat before arriving.

    • Dancers are encouraged to bring some quiet activities to pass the time while they are waiting to dance. Some suggestions are a book or a deck of cards.

Directions to the Jones Theater in Daggy Hall on the campus of WSU in Pullman:

  • WSU Campus Map, showing evening and weekend parking map 

  • The blue parking lot across the street from the Daggy Hall building (to the south) is free after 5:00 PM and on weekends.

  • The entrance to the Jones Theater is located on the east side of the Daggy building (facing the Math Learning Annex). You’ll need to walk up a small hill from the street (College Ave). Follow the sidewalk and the signs.

No-Tech Rehearsal Schedule

  • 4:30 PM – Directors, Teachers & TAs arrive

  • 5:00 PM – Call time for dancers

    • Parents drop off dancers in the lobby of the Jones Theater

    • Beginner dancers should go inside the Wadleigh Theater (to your left after entering the lobby)

    • Intermediate dancers should proceed to the middle dressing rooms (down the hall and past the bathroom)

    • Novice 1 & 2, Prizewinners, and Champs should proceed to the dressing room with the lighted mirrors.

    • NEW THIS YEAR: All dancers must "sign in" (a sheet will be in your designated class area and a TA or teacher will assist as needed)

  • 5:05 PM – Everyone on stage to pray. Get started!

  • 6:30 PM –  Beginner dancers dismissed early.  Parents must sign their dancers "out."

  • 8:00 PM – Rehearsal ends. Parents pick up your dancers where you dropped them off.

    • NEW THIS YEAR: Be sure to sign out before leaving.​​

No classes for Beginners through Champs on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 6,7 & 8.

Intro Irish and Twinkle classes on Wednesday and Thursday (March 6 & 7) will still take place.

Friday's Intro Irish class at 4 pm is canceled (March 8).

DRESS REHEARSAL -- THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Dress Rehearsal will be at the show venue, Jones Theater (in Daggy Hall on the campus of WSU)

What dancers should do BEFORE they arrive:

  • What to Wear: This is covered in the costume info sheet for each class  (see above)

  • Hair:  arrive with hair styled as noted on the Costume Handout that was sent home with your daughter’s costume (and emailed that same day).

  • Makeup: arrive with stage makeup done

  • Bring: 

    • Water bottle (required)

    • Because the rehearsal goes through the supper hour and is longer than usual, we are allowing dancers to bring snack food. Please make sure it is not messy, though, so we don’t risk soiling the costumes or creating a mess backstage (no chocolate, nothing juicy or crumbly, etc).

    • Dancers are encouraged to bring some quiet activities to pass the time while they are waiting to dance. Some suggestions are a book or a deck of cards.

Dress Rehearsal Schedule:

  • 4:00 PM – Directors, Teachers & TAs arrive

  • 5:00 PM – Call time for dancers

    • Parents drop off dancers in the Wadleigh Theater (to your left after entering through the main doors).  

    • NEW THIS YEAR: All dancers must "sign in."

    • Place your personal belongings in the area assigned to your class.

    • Begin stretching your feet as space allows.

  • 5:15 PM – Pray and warm-up

  • 5:30 PM – Rehearsal begins

    • We will be practicing the lighting and sound for the first time--please be patient.

    • We will run through the entire show two times.

    • When not dancing you may read, write, or chat quietly; but stay in your area.

  • 7:15 – Full-cast photo will be taken on stage, immediately following the first run-thru. Please stay on stage until you are dismissed.

  • 7:30 – Beginners will be dismissed after the photo has been taken. 

    • After being dismissed, these dancers may leave with their parents, or stay in the audience with their parents to watch the remainder of the rehearsal.

  • 9:00 PM – Parents pick up your dancers where you dropped them off. Be sure to "sign out."

Again, the Beginners will be done at 7:30:  We will still be running the show, so come into the theater to pick up your dancer where you dropped her off. You are welcome to stay and watch the rest of the show if you want--it will be the only opportunity your dancer has to see the show from the audience's perspective (during the shows, they will remain backstage after they are done dancing, for the remainder of the performance).
 

SHOWS -- MARCH 8 & 9

What dancers should do BEFORE they arrive:

  • Costume: arrive wearing your costume as noted in the Costume Notes (linked above).

  • Hair:  arrive with hair styled as noted on the Costume Notes.

  • Makeup: arrive with stage makeup done

  • Bring a water bottle (required). Dancers should not bring food backstage. 

SHOW 1 

  • Friday, March 8

    • 4:30 PM – Directors, Teachers & TAs arrive 

    • 5:00 PM – Call time for dancers

    • 6:00-6:50 PM – Show Time!

    • 7:30 PM – Out of the building.

SHOW 2 

  • Saturday, March 9 

    • 1:00 PM – Directors, Teachers & TAs arrive

    • 1:15 PM– Call time for dancers

    • 2:00-2:50 PM – Show Time

      • We must clear the building after Show #2. Please take this time to eat, rest, and prepare for the next show.

      • If your family will be out and about in the community between shows, please make plans to change into regular street clothes (you may change at the theater, but keep the costume with you).

SHOW 3 

  • Saturday, March 9

    • 5:00 PM – Directors, Teachers & TAs arrive

    • 5:15 PM – Call time for dancers

    • 6:00-6:50 PM – Show Time! 

    • 7:15-8:00 PM – Tear Down and Load Out (all teachers & TAs help)

 

SHOW PROGRAM 

Our show program will be available online soon. We will post a QR code at various locations around the Jones Theater for the audience. We will have a limited supply of printed programs at the show.

VIDEO & PHOTOS

Daniel Foucachon, founder of Roman Roads Press and a long-time Dance Dad, will once again be filming the entire show. This video will be available for viewing on the Rince na Grá YouTube channel. 

Thomas Sensing will provide professional photography of the show. His photos from last year's St. Paddy's Show (on the website HERE) were fantastic! We are thrilled to have his talents at work for us again this year.

Our dance families are welcome to pictures on stage after the show.

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