2019 Youth Winter Showcase Information

Show Date: January 19th, 2019

Show Times: Cast A 11:00am, Cast B 1:30pm, Cast C 4:00pm

Rehearsal Schedule:

Dancers will learn their dance pieces in Ballet class beginning October 15th

Mandatory Dress rehearsals will be IN BALLET CLASSES for all students/dancers the week of December 15th-20th   

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal (Actors, Soloists and Level 4/5  dancers and JR Company ONLY) on January 18th, 5:30-7:30pm at the North 4th Theatre


For students Level 1-5 (ages 14 yrs and under)

Registration will be by *appointment in the office beginning October 15th and ending on November 15th . Late registration will be by costume/cast availability and will have a $25 late fee.  

*Appointments for Registration, Costume Fitting, and Purchasing Family Tickets will be scheduled in 10 minute slots October 15th-November 15th.  Please schedule your appointments at the following link: www.elitedancetheater.net/youth-showcase.  Please be sure to bring your dancer in a leotard for accurate fitting.

Registration Pricing:

Ballet Students: Girls: $60, Boys $35

Ensemble Students (Level 2-5 Students that participated in July Evals): $25


North 4th Theatre, 4904 4th St NW * Performers enter through front lobby

Tickets: Ticket prices are $20 for adults & children (General Seating). *Family tickets (4 per family)  will be available for purchase at the time of your registration appointment.  Additional tickets for guests  will be available for purchase on the elite website beginning December 19th at 9am.  First come, first served. *We recommend not bringing younger children to the show, but if you do, ALL human beings (including infants) must purchase a ticket and remain in their seats through the show.  This is not only a fire code issue, but we want to make sure to eliminate unnecessary distractions for our audience and performers.

Rehearsals: Students will be learning their dance pieces in their normal classes beginning October 15th, 2018.  It is important that they attend their classes on a regular basis!

Dress Rehearsals: Dress rehearsals are Mandatory!

Students must come in their FULL costume to their normal class times at the studio December 15th-20th. Dancers will be given their costumes BEFORE the week of their scheduled dress rehearsals at the studio and will be responsible for their costumes for the show.  Lillian Garcia must be made aware of any costume problems/issues immediately, so that she has time to fix them by showtime!

Ensemble Level 2-5 students that participated in July EVALS may register! Participants must register by the deadline, and must attend all rehearsals Registration fee is $25

January Schedule for Ensemble - participants must attend their required schedule to perform

Saturday the 5th

  • 1:00-2:00pm Ensemble (all), Clara, Nutcracker, Sugar Plum, Cavalier

  • 2:00-2:30pm Ensemble Level 2 and 3

  • 2:30-3:00pm Ensemble Level 4

Wednesday the 9th

  • 5:00-6:00pm Ensemble (all), Clara, Nutcracker, Sugar Plum, Cavalier

  • 6:00-6:30pm Ensemble Level 5

  • 6:30-7:00pm Clara, Nutcracker, Sugar Plum, Cavalier

Saturday the 12th 1:00-2:00pm Ensemble (all), Clara, Nutcracker, Sugar Plum, Cavalier

  • 2:00-3:00pm Review for Level 4 & 5, All demonstrators and soloists

Wednesday the 16th

  • 5:00-6:00pm Ensemble (all), Clara, Nutcracker, Sugar Plum, Cavalier

JR Company JR CO rehearsals will be during their Company classes on Thursdays. Company members that do not attend all rehearsals consistently will be used as understudies. JR Company need to register in their Class Level AND for the Ensemble

At The Theatre

Dancer check-in times are as follows.  Note: we will not check in dancers any earlier than the times listed below.  Please do not be late!

Level 4-5 45 minutes prior to the show

Level 2-3 30 minutes prior to the show

Level 1 20 minutes prior to the show

The house will open 30 minutes before the show for you to find seats.  Parents with dancers that have a later check in time, please feel free to find your seats first, take your child to the restroom and then check them in.  Seating will be General Admmission, BUT there are no bad seats in this theatre!

We will be holding a reception for our guests 30 minutes prior to each show.  Parents, we ask that you do not serve food or drinks to your dancers before checking them in.  Dancers should be trained not to eat in costume and only drink water before a performance.  Let’s keep costumes clean, and sugar rushes and potty breaks to a minimum. Please take your dancer to the restroom and get a drink of water at the fountain next to the restrooms before checking them in!  Then, you can enjoy the reception before taking your seats for the show!

We have staff/chaperones to take care of the children backstage at all times.  Our chaperones will check in your children at the appointed time (see check-in times above).  Parents will be required to sign in/sign out their child. Elite reserves the right to ask for identification for any person picking up a child.

Items to be checked in with your dancer:  Parents must keep all other items with them. Please make sure all performance items, including shoes are labeled with dancer's name!

IMPORTANT: We will not allow children to be picked up before the show is over.  The show will last approximately 45 minutes. Please keep in mind that this is not just a security issue.  elite is a family, which means that we respect and enjoy everyone's performer, not just our own. Please support and acknowledge the hard work of all the performers, choreographers, instructors, and production crew by watching the show in its entirety.  

Make Up/Hair:       

elite will provide make up for the dancers. Dancers need to wear their hair in a bun WITH a hair net over the bun (can be purchased at Walgreens). If a child’s hair is too short to be put in a bun, hair needs to be back in clips (that match their hair) and must be off the face. Absolutely NO BANGS! Use a lot of hair spray! Please remove nail polish and jewelry. Boys: please have hair neat and tidy


Costumes are included in registration fee  (including tights)  Appointments for: Registration, Costume Fitting, and Purchasing Family Tickets will be scheduled in 10 minute slots from October 15th-November 15th. Dancers will be given their costumes BEFORE their scheduled dress rehearsals at the studio and will be responsible for their costumes for the show. Dancers will need to come to the dress rehearsals and shows in their first costume (including tights and hair done)

Additional Supplies Needed: Dancers will need to provide these dance wear basics and have them by dress rehearsals.

All Classes Ballet Slippers for all dancers

BOYS Short sleeved body armor shirt, black dress pants, Black Ballet Slippers

Parents and Guests:

Parents may photograph and videotape during dress rehearsals at the studio. There will be photo opportunitites available with soloists and groups after each show in the lobby. Photography/Videotaping will not be allowed during the shows.  Note: If we have issues with parents or guests with this, we will stop the show and escort anyone out that refuses to cooperate. elite will be photographing and videotaping for promotional purposes, but will not be sharing those with the general public. No one is allowed backstage or in dressing rooms, unless they have volunteered and signed up for a job with the studio staff.

Questions?? Please call the studio at 505-440-0434.