Student Showcase: Winter 2012
Wild Lily loves to have a good time and share their dance with family and friends!
Each semester we hold a student showcase for our dancers and instructors to display their movements and dances from their classes. We have Flamenco, Bellydance, Bollywood, , Tap, Ballet and much more! It’s a time for everyone to enjoy, show off and be proud of their accomplishments in a fun and inviting atmosphere.
Each dance class that learns a choreography, or routine, dances this piece with the group. Previous students who’ve taken the class and know the dance are welcome to join in the group performances (if you let us know beforehand and attend the rehearsals). Our fitness classes (and any dance classes that do not involve a routine) are encouraged to participate in a demonstration, lead by the instructor. Having each and every class portrayed throughout the evening gives everyone a true feel for what it is to “be a Wild Lily.”
Details for Winter 2012 Student Showcase
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Times: Performers @ 6:00pm, Doors Open @ 7:30pm, Show Starts @ 8:00 pm
Location: Bishop Field Elementary Auditorium, 44 Bond Street
Price: Tickets are $5.00 each – On Sale March 11!!
Dress Rehearsal: Sunday, April 1. Please check your class times here
What’s the Showcase Like?
The evening of the showcase is a fun and exciting time for all involved. We open the doors at 6:00pm for all dancers and performers to come in for staging run-throughs and costume changes and general “getting ready” – the doors for the public does not open until 7:30pm, so there is lots of time to prepare and get excited.
Once the doors open for guests,we encourage you to have your costumes on and ready and you are welcome to mingle with and chat to your guest. Just before 8:00pm we ask that all performers migrate to the performers area until their group goes to the stage. Though it is tempting to chat backstage, we do ask that you keep noise to a minimum as it is audible throughout the space during pieces and can be disruptive to guests and those on the stage.
Our MC will welcome everyone to the evening, and introduce each piece as they approach the stage. There can be anywhere from 6 to 10 numbers in the first half of the show including Bellydance, Bollywood, Flamenco, Tap, and Ballet! The show is interactive, and we do encourage our guests (and performers) to show their appreciate by clapping, standing, ‘woo-hoo’-ing, yipping or zaghareeting (bollywood/bellydance), ‘ole’-ing (flamenco) or any other noise you can think of.
Halfway through the evening there will be an intermission. After 15 minutes there will be a ‘zil’ noise to begin the 2nd half of the evening of dances and demonstrations. We finish the evening with a performance by a special guest performance for your entertainment. It’s a great time to get photos, dance socially and enjoy the evening.
Costumes? Fees? What’s expected of me?
There is zero charge to perform, and better yet, there is zero charge (from us) for your costumes, but we also don’t provide the costumes. Your costumes, especially in cultural dances like ours, are very representative of you as a dancer and of the dance that you’re doing, so we give our students leeway about their costuming choices to help you reflect what it is that you are trying to say. Your instructor will let you know what types of pieces and costuming choices are appropriate in style, and will give you guidance on how to “fancify” your costumes.
You’ll also be strongly requested to attend the Staging Rehearsal a few days prior to the showcase. This will let you get a feel for how the evening will run. Plus it’s extra practice and it’s a time for last minute help and adjustments.
I’m not sure if I’m ready?
Our instructors teach the choreographies as part of the last half of the semester, but there’s also extra rehearsals scheduled near the end of the term for those who’d like to participate in the Showcase. There is also a full run through of all the performances a few days before the Showcase. So there’s lots of time for preparation. If you’re still having doubts, just talk to you instructor about it. The main thing is to have fun, not to be the perfect dancer. The Showcase isn’t meant for Broadway, so if you mess up or if you completely forget and break out into an impromptu solo, it’s really not a big deal. Have fun and enjoy the movement!
Do I have to Perform?
Not if you do not wish to do so. We encourage all students to push themselves and get up there on the stage, however if you don’t feel comfortable, or if you have other commitments the night of the showcase there is no mandatory participation rule. It’s your time to shine, if you want it.
Can I be a part of the Showcase if I don’t perform?
If you don’t want to perform, but you still want to be a part of the evening, there are lots of opportunities for helping out. We need people for:
- Stage Manager
- Change Room Aides
- Photo & Video
If you’d like to take any of these roles off our shoulders just send us an email to email@example.com and let us know where you’re handy.