Hirschl School of Dance Arts Recital 2022 Theme:
Imagine… Allowing students to let their minds freely soar, giving them thirst, the knowledge, and the opportunity to see what they are capable of.
Create… Allowing students to take what they have imagined and be able to discover and devise things from their minds’ eye.
Express... Providing a platform to bring their creations to life and to be able to allow the world to see the magic they have within them.
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Note from Mr. Hirschl

Thank you for your patience with recitals and SB productions. The last couple of years have been precarious. My personal and professional ethical policy is that the health and safety of HSDA families takes precedence at all times. Due to this, we did not hold our recital 2020, 2021, or SB Nutcracker 2020. My conscience did not allow me to take the chance with you. If other studios did, that's up to them.

About Our Dance Recitals: Participating and not!
    DANCE RECITALS are an important part of the training process, but are non-mandatory at our studio. Talent is showcased as students are given the opportunity to perform in front of an audience. We spend most of the year teaching students how to become better dancers and performers before teaching a dance routine. Students who choose not to participate in recitals still get value from the lessons. Even the youngest student will know how to do each, proper French names for the ballet.
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    Recital fees and costume prices kept low and realistic. The Hirschl School always puts effort into the true definition of a "recital"; showing off what the students have learned during the prior year, and giving them the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. We do not hide the talents of the performers behind glitzy costumes and give all performers an equal opportunity on stage.
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    Our costumes, choreography and musical selections have always been tasteful and age-appropriate. As proof, we will happily get you a DVD of last year's production at no charge or obligation. Pick one up, or give us your address and we'll send one to you.
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    Sunrise Ballet productions are separate from HSDA recitals and presentations. Recitals are primarily set up to give students the opportunity to present what they have learned in classes. The Sunrise Ballet is a California 501C-3 non profit organization dance company that produces full length performances designed to entertain the public.
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    Competitions: We are competitive in that we stimulate our students to strive for self-improvement. We do not participate in "competitions". We treat dance as a physically demanding art form, rather than a competitive event. All HSDA students are taught to compete only with themselves in a continuous state of growth & progress. We believe anyone who loves to dance and has chosen to do so is already a winner.
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    Question: "Do all classes have a dance in the recital?" Answer: No. During recital practice time (February to the end for May) we keep a few classes open as "non-participatory" for students that choose not to participate, for all new students that start during this time, and for participating students that still want a growth/technique class.
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    Question: "If my child is not in recital, do they still learn the dance?" Answer: Yes, if they are in a participating class, they do. The dances are broken into small parts, and the technique of each individual step is corrected on all students that take the lessons, whether they are in recital or not. They still derive benefit and progress as students in classes. And they still dance during lessons: There is no "sit time" just because they are not in the actual dance. In addition, we also have several classes in each level that are non-participatory. In this way students can do makeup lessons, and we can accommodate new students starting during this time.
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Hirschl/Sunrise Recital 2022. (1-1-22 ) There may be changes to this: Check your e-mail & website for weekly updates. Read- then sign and return the attached acknowledgment sheet.
 
1. PERFORMANCE FEE: $100 per family. This includes one full-length recital DVD (on a 2-DVD set for HD quality) or on a flash drive plus one recital T-shirt (per performer). Costumes are not a part of the performance fee. If you have not let us know you’re participating by February 5th, we will assume that you are not participating. The performance fee is due Saturday, February 5th- after that, the fee is $125.
2. QUESTIONS? Ask your group leader or contact Mr. H. Do not disturb teachers or students during lessons or rehearsals.
3. COSTUME invoices: We will give you an invoice with specific information & payment deadlines. We will get these out as soon as possible. Make out performance fee, costume & ticket checks to HSDA. 
4. Where: Servite (ACPA) Theater, 1952 West La Palma Ave in Anaheim, between Euclid and Brookhurst St.
5. Show times and dates: Saturday, June 11th, 12:00pm and 4:00pm (all dances will be performed at both shows)
6. Full cast (and backstage parent) dress rehearsal: SATURDAY, May 21st, 2:30-5:00PM at the studio.
7. Dress rehearsal at the theater: Friday, June 10th, 5:00-8:00pm
8. Photo Shoot/Costume Check Days: Saturday, Sunday & Monday, May 29th, 30th and 31st. (Exact times TBA)
9. When cast should arrive to the backstage entrance of the theater: One hour prior to show times.
10. Length of the performance: About 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.
11. TICKET INFORMATION: Ticket prices: $20 general admission. All regular seats, all ages. Tickets are all the same price, whatever the age of the person. Yes, “babes-in-arms” must still pay the full price, even if they only sit on someone's lap and do not occupy their own seat. It is highly suggested that children under 2 years do not attend the performance. Please inform friends and family before they purchase tickets.
12. All seats are assigned seating. Seating availability will be updated on the website. All tickets at the door will be $20 with no discounts. Early purchasers get the best seating choice. Tickets go on sale Saturday, April 2nd. Late comers will be seated at the back of the theater (if seating is available) until intermission to prevent disturbing the audience & performers. Where to get tickets: 
13. REHEARSAL POLICIES: Working together as a team we’ll make this production a success and something we can all be proud of! Participation has its commitment requirements. We want all performers to know their dances, look their best, and have an enjoyable experience. You will be required to attend dance lessons during the rehearsal period. This is a commitment you must make for yourself as well as for your fellow performers. If you are not able to make the commitment, choose to not  participate. In the best interest of the rest of the cast, we have the authority to dismiss any performer from any dance if we feel it necessary.
14. ATTEND ALL YOUR CLASSES! Make the commitment to yourself and to the others in the cast. Do not make any outside commitments during this time that will interfere with time or energy. Clear your schedule so you are able to attend the extra rehearsals and photo shoot in a timely manner.
15. FOOD & DRINK (at the studio) are allowed in the lobby areas only. Only water is allowed past the lobby. If any cast member has any medical condition (hypoglycemia, etc.) that requires them to eat more often, the staff should be notified. Any medical conditions must be indicated in writing.
16. AT THE THEATER: Cast members are not allowed into the audience or intermission areas prior to or during performance or intermission. The audience is not allowed to go into any cast member area during these same times. Only official cast and crew are allowed to be in those areas.
17. QUESTIONS? Ask your group leader or the administrator in the studio lobby. If you need to speak with Mr. H, call and leave a message or e-mail (info@hirschlballet.com), or use the HSDA Remind app. Do not disturb the teachers, choreographers or students during lessons or rehearsals.
18. EXTRA NOTES:
   A/ If you have skin that requires special make up, let us know in advance. We want everyone to look standardized.
   B/ Dance shoes are to be worn inside the dance school & stage areas only.
   C/ Hair and clothing for rehearsals. Hair is to be in the proper fashion and the appropriate dance attire. Mark your belongings! Put your name on the inside of your shoes, tights, etc., where it won’t be seen.
   D/ Don’t bring anything of value to studio or theater. We are not responsible for lost items. Bring to theater: dance bag, towel, extra hair supplies, extra tights & shoes, water, something quiet to keep them busy. A beach towel would be good. Comfortable clothing (sweatpants/T-shirt) & tights underneath. Make sure tights & shoes are good condition.
19. The Drop-off & Pick-up area is at the back stage door. Pick-up area is at the front rows of the audience area. 5 minutes after the curtain closes the performers will be brought onto the stage area for pick up. Only authorized persons are allowed on stage or in any backstage areas.
 
Recital 2020 Parent Volunteering Duties

 

One parent/guardian of each participating family must volunteer for a duty. Make sure you fully understand the duty you are signing up for. Sign up or make donation payment by Saturday, February 8th. A $125 tax-deductible (payable to the Sunrise Ballet) donation will be accepted in lieu of volunteering. Sign up sheets are in the studio lobby information book.

     ASSIGNING PARENT VOLUNTEER DUTIES: We do not assign volunteer duties. You choose what you’d like to do.

     BACKSTAGE CREWS: You wear black clothing backstage at the theater, and be at both shows plus dress rehearsals and photo shoot. Only authorized persons are allowed in backstage areas before/during/after performances.

    a/GROUP LEADERS: List of duties for backstage group leaders: You will be the information liaison for the group you are in charge of for the duration of rehearsals & performances. You will need to be at the theater 30 minutes before the cast calls at all rehearsals, photo shoot & performances. You will get them ready in the correct costume at the right times. You will make sure hair & make up are correct at photo shoot and performances. You will make sure their costumes are clean & in good order. You will make sure they are in the right place at all times at photo shoot & performances. You will keep the performers & parents away from the costume department, and let them do their job.  You will pay attention to your whole group with equality. You will make sure your group has cleaned your area (at the theater and at studio) when you are done.

   b/Backstage supervisors– one for each side of the back stage area, in charge of keeping order & security on that side and helping out wherever needed with any unforeseen circumstances.

   c/Hair & make up– application and checking for uniformity.

   d/Security: Will make sure only authorized persons get back stage before, during, or after rehearsals or performances.

 

    USHERS/LOBBY: Taking tickets, handing out programs, assisting with intermission, checking audience & lobby areas for cleanliness before, during & after shows, providing security for the cast, keeping the audience where they belong, making sure photo/video cameras are not brought into the theater, making sure photo/video cameras are not being used in the audience during the performances, escorting people from the theater if they are being a nuisance or if they are using any type of recording device. This duty is required from 90 minutes before show until about 20 minutes after show time, plus during performances. Lobby Manager: In charge of the lobby & lobby persons.

   CAST PARTY Coordinators: Putting an enjoyable cast party together; getting party theme ideas, soliciting help from the cast parents, plus advertising it to the cast. This duty may be done by the SB corps de ballets members.

   Program Committee: Getting advertisements for the program from cast member families, cast members, plus any outside local business ads and personal messages. This involves phone calls to cast families, HSDA studio non-participating families, and some local businesses that would like to sponsor or advertise. SB Guild handles this.

   Costume Committee: NOT ALL WORK IN THIS GROUP REQUIRES SEWING. THERE ARE MANY OTHER THINGS NEEDED THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SEWING! Administration, bagging/tagging, contacting participants, etc.. If you have expertise in the sewing department, we’d love to have you. Any persons interested in joining this group must apply directly to Mr. Hirschl or the Sunrise Ballet Guild.

   FLOWER committee: Buying the flowers/accessories and assembling arrangements. This duty will be done at the studio facility 1-2 days prior to the performances. They will deliver them to the performers at the theater the days of performances.

   SILENT AUCTION Committee is in charge of getting items from cast families and local businesses and setting up the silent auction at the studio facility.

   CONCIERGE (the “Welcome Committee”): These persons are in charge of keeping cast families informed with weekly details & updates, ticket sales during rehearsal times, and payments of program advertisements & costumes. They will need to be at the studio on Saturdays during dress rehearsals and the photo shoot, and will make any last-minute calls to cast families if need be.

   Sunrise Ballet Sets/Scenery/Props construction (This group works year round!) Check status & refurbish/update backdrops, the tree, and the sets & scenery for production. This group is also in charge of checking, inventory and proper storage of sets & properties: rifles, swords, dolls, gift boxes, throne, chair, tables, toy box, drums, bugles, tablecloths, platters, serving trays, glasses, grandfathers clock, sleigh, nutcrackers, etc.

 

Updated 1-11-22

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