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Kaleidoscope Dance Year-End Performance

Sunday, May 15

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie

For 18 years, Kaleidoscope Dance has provided dancers with an exciting performance experience through our year-end shows. It is a great chance for our dancers to shine in front of their family and friends as well as build self-confidence and teamwork skills!

Our goal is for our dancers and their families to experience a professional quality performance through an organized and fun experience. Please know that your support and enthusiasm are very much appreciated.

To accomplish this goal, we ask that you kindly read over this information carefully and reach out to us with any questions. We are here to help and want to make this a wonderful and memorable experience for your family.

Each dancer will be sent home with a custom info sheet, printed on colored paper, with all the dates, times and info needed. There are 4 performances (A, B, C, D) and the info sheet indicates which performance your dancer will participate in. If you lose the info sheet – don’t panic – the front desk can easily send you one via email.

Helpful Tips

  • All dancers are required to attend all rehearsals at the theater in order to participate in the performance. Rehearsals allow the dancers to become familiar with the theater and gain confidence being on stage.
  • Exciting News! Each dancer will receive access to an online stream of the performance which can also be downloaded. There is absolutely no photography or video recording allowed during the performance.
  • Even Better News! Grab a coffee, relax and let the Kaleidoscope Team do the work! All rehearsals are closed to audience members. We ask that you drop your dancer off and let us do the heavy lifting.

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Costumes  |  Hair  |  Makeup  |  Picture Week  |  Tickets  |  Rehearsal Week  |  Performance Day

Costumes, Hair and Makeup (Oh My!)

Costumes:

  • All costumes need to be steamed and wrinkle-free, labeled clearly with first and last names. Please make sure pants are hemmed to the top of dance shoes.
  • If your dancer requires support underneath costume, dancer may wear a nude dance bra with clear straps only. These are available on our online dancewear store.
  • Please do not wear jewelry. Small earrings are fine.
  • Dancers should wear the tights sent home with their costumes. If they did not receive tights, they do not need to wear them with their costume. Pink tights are to be worn with all ballet costumes. Flesh tone tights are worn with jazz, hip-hop, and tap costumes, if applicable.

In more than one class?

If your dancer has more than one costume, please send your dancer with their other costumes (labeled inside) and hung on a labeled hanger. All accessories including tights and dance shoes should be inside a labeled zip lock bag. PLEASE do not send their things in their dance bags. We only need costumes on hangers, and the zip lock bag attached.

Hair:

Check out the videos and info sheets below on how to get your dancer’s hair show ready!

Confused on what supplies to buy? Check out this helpful Hair Supply Purchase Guide

Ballet Bun: All ballet classes, including Creative Movement, Fairytale Ballet, Elements Training Program and Dance Ensemble

You can also download this helpful guide – Ballet Bun Tutorial

High Ponytail: All combo classes, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap and Contemporary

You can also download this helpful guide – High Ponytail Tutorial

Makeup:

Check out the helpful videos and info sheets below to get your dancer’s makeup perfect for their performance!

Not sure what makeup to get? Here’s a Makeup Purchasing Guide

Ages 2-8: How to Apply Stage Makeup

Also, check out this helpful Stage Makeup Application Guide for Ages 2-8

Ages 9 & up: How to apply stage makeup

You can also download this helpful Stage Makeup Application Guide for Ages 9 & Up

Picture Week

New this year, we will be hosting a picture week instead of a picture weekend. AND, the best news is pictures will be taken during your dancer’s regularly scheduled class time! It doesn’t get easier than that!

Dates: Monday, May 2 – Sunday, May 8
Time: Dancer’s regular class time
Location: Kaleidoscope Dance

Arrive with:

  • Costume on
  • Makeup and Hair done
  • Dance shoes on
  • If in more than one class that day, bring other costumes labeled and on a hanger, with additional dance shoes, tights, etc.

Additional Picture Week Tips:

  • More info will be emailed home in April about ordering pictures
  • Pictures will be taken of every dancer. Proofs can be viewed prior to ordering
  • In addition to getting their picture taken, all classes will rehearse their dances that week and have some special surprises waiting for them
  • The lobby will be closed that week to ensure we have enough space to have a successful picture experience for our dancers

Tickets

Tickets on Sale: Sunday, April 10 – 10:00 AM

Performances are expected to sell out. Do not delay in purchasing tickets!

Tickets are available via:

Please make sure to buy for the correct performance! Check the colored info sheet sent home with your dancer or ask our front desk.

  • Tickets are $22 each. If your dancer/family is in more than one show, you will receive the second performance for $14 a ticket.
  • Per NSCPA’s policy, the box office charges a convenience fee of $4.00 per ticket for phone orders and $5.00 per ticket for online orders. There is no fee if tickets are purchased in person.
  • All children, including little ones who will sit in your lap need a ticket, per the policy of the theatre. This is due to fire code regulations.

Rehearsal Week

Performances A, B, C Info Only:

What Does My Dancer Need for Rehearsal?

  • Arrive in dance clothes like they do for their regular classes
  • No costumes – we are keeping it easy on our families. Dancers only need costumes for picture week and day of performance
  • Arrive with dance shoes on and regular dance clothes
  • Please do not send dancer with coats, bags, street shoes, etc. We don’t want them to get lost

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedure:

  • Drop-off and pick-up will happen at the rear door of North Shore Center. The door is located at the back of the theatre (east side of building)
  • Kaleidoscope Team members will be there to greet your dancer and take them into the backstage area upon arrival
  • Dancers will be dismissed at the same door

Theater Rehearsal Days & Times

Performance A
Theater Rehearsal

Thursday, May 12
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Performance B
Theater Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 10
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Performance C
Theater Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 11
4:00 – 5:30 PM

Performance D Info Only:

Tuesday, May 10
Spacing Rehearsal – see info sheet for which classes
5:30 PM-7:00 PM

7:00 PM-7:45 PM  All Kaleidoscope Krew Dancers

7:30 PM-8:15 PM  Prep Ensemble

8:00 PM-9:00 PM  Junior Ensemble

8:30 PM-10:00 PM  Senior & Elite Ensemble

Wednesday, May 11
Spacing Rehearsal – see info sheet for which classes
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

7:30 PM-9:45 PM  All Kaleidoscope Krew & Ensemble Dancers

Thursday, May 12
Dress Rehearsal – All dancers in Performance D
5:30 PM-9:30 PM

Performance Day

What Does My Dancer Need for the Performance?

  • Arrive in costume
  • Makeup and Hair Done
  • Dance shoes on
  • If in more than one class, bring other costumes labeled and on a hanger, along with dance shoes, tights, etc.
  • Please do not send dancer with coats, bags, street shoes, etc. We don’t want them to get lost

Drop-off and Pick-up Procedure:

  • Drop-off will happen at the rear door of North Shore Center. The door is located at the back of the theatre (east side of building)
  • Kaleidoscope Team members will be there to greet your dancer and take them into the backstage area upon arrival
  • Dancers will be escorted to the front lobby for pick-up after the performance

Performance A

Sunday, May 15

Dancer Drop-Off:  9:00 AM
Performance Time:  9:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Performance C

Sunday, May 15

Dancer Drop-Off:  1:00 PM
Performance Time:  1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Performance B

Sunday, May 15

Dancer Drop-Off:  11:00 AM
Performance Time:  11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Performance D

Sunday, May 15

Dancer Drop-Off:  4:15 PM
Performance Time:  5:30 PM – 7:45 PM

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