Fall'17 Studio Show Performer Information

09-08-2016

Spring'2017 Studio Show Performer Information

Do you want to dance w/ the coolest bunch of girls in a super fun belly dance show coming up on Sat, Sept 23?! We've got 2 awesome groups forming open to ALL students of ALL levels! Yes, even absolute beginners! Everyone is welcome. There is NO audition to join either group. There are NO requirements other than learning the choreography & making it on time to 2 rehearsals & the show.

 The student dances for the Spring 2017 studio show (Show date Saturday, Sept. 23rd) are Passion Drum and Desert Dream.

 Learn either or both student group choreographies over the next two weekends & away we go to the show!
 
What do you need to do first?
  1. Check out the student group dances & then pick one... or do both! Passion Drum (description) and/or Desert Dreams (description).
  2. Next, go to the workshop of the dance you want to perform to learn or refresh the choreography.
  3. Come to the rehearsals of the dance you want to perform. Be on time & plan to stay the entire length of both rehearsals.
    Pay for your costume & buy your tickets at your first rehearsal.
  4. Come on time & dressed to the show on Sept 23 Studio Show @ Cafe Istanbul 2 in Kennesaw. Dance your heart out at the show in front of an adoring audience! It's just that easy!!!
  5. Here is the workshop & rehearsal schedule for the two dances. Please note the different locations!!!
  • +++Passion Drum Schedule+++
    + Sat, Sept 9th One Day Workshop 1-4 @ L5P
    + 1st Rehearsal Sun, Sept 10 @ L5P 12:30-2:30
    + 2nd Rehearsal Sun, Sept 17th @ Café Istanbul 2 in Kennesaw 11:30-1:00
    (Rehearsals will be together w/ the closing number performers)

  • +++Desert Dreams Schedule+++
    + Sat, Sept 16th Desert Dreams One Day Workshop 1-4 @ L5P
    + 1st Rehearsal Sun, Sept 17th @ Café Istanbul 2 in Kennesaw 2:30-4:00
    + 2nd Rehearsal Wed, Sept 20th @ Café Istanbul 2 in Kennesaw 7:30-8:45pm
Last chance -  if you didn't learn the dances in a 5 week course, you can learn them in a 1 day workshop:
Passion Drum Sat, Sept 9th One Day Workshop 1-4 @ L5P
Desert Dream Sat, Sept 16th Desert Dreams One Day Workshop 1-4 @ L5P

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Showdate

Saturday, Sept. 23rd, at Cafe Istanbul 2 Kennesaw
4200 Wade Green Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144

  • Timeline:
    Student Dancers arrive at 3pm,
    Door opens at 5pm
    Show 6:00-7:30pm
    Dancers leave at 8:00pm
  • Location: 7 Stages Theater (in Little 5 Points), 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, 30307

Costumes:

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Note: Passion Drum Pants are super wide (see pic above) and the jewelry is individually matched to the sashes.

What's included in the costume? 

Passion drum: $84 Flair Pants, Sash, Top, Jewelry 

Desert Dream: $99 Black Pants, Skirt, Sash, Top, Jewelry

Cost

Student Group Cost:
Costume: $84 Passion Drum, $99 Desert Dream
$29 Rehearsals (required 2 sessions, see above)
$28 for 2x Tickets (min. required; additional tickets $14+)

Note: If you participate in both dances, you do not need to buy more than 2 tickets.

Payment plan: Pay for the costume at the 1st practice and for the rehearsals and 2+ tickets at the 2nd practice. There is a $5 surcharge for this.

 

Tickets: Tickets are for sale online, at the studio, or (if available) at the door.

Ticket cost: (incl. 50% off meal cost)
Private table, seats up to 4 - Front row $69.99, 2nd row $49.99
Individual seats - Front row $17.99, 2nd row $13.99

Guests can order food and drinks before the show or during intermission. The ticket price includes a 50% off coupon for food items.

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Important:

You will be expected to be on time and to stay the entire time of each activity. Do not commit to being in this show if you can not guarantee that your schedule will allow you to attend ALL activities.
THERE ARE NO EXCUSES OR EXCEPTIONS WHATSOEVER.

If you miss a practice and/or are more than 15 minutes late for whatever reason, you will be staged out of the dance, and you will not perform. No refunds.

I know this sounds harsh, but this is the only way to ensure that everyone is treated fairly & equally. This also ensures that all of our valuable time is used as constructively as possible. We have very little time to prepare you to be as fabulous as you possibly can be. Schadia gives her valuable time to your group, and everyone in the group is expected to take full advantage of it - hence not allowing anyone to be absent or more than 15 minutes late.

Frequent Questions

Q: Can I upgrade my tickets from 2nd row to more expensive ones up front?
A: Yes

Q: I am new to the studio. I don't know the choreography being performed yet. Can I still be in the Show?

A: Yes, but only if you take the one day workshop scheduled before the staging that teaches the choreography you want to perform. And, yes you will be fabulous.

Q: Are there tryouts? I am not sure if I am good enough ...
A: No tryouts, any current student can perform, and you will be fabulous.

Q: I think I am tall/short/big boned/skinny/young/old, can I still perform?
A: Yes - everyone can perform. And, yes you will be fabulous.

Q: I can make all but one of the practices, can I still perform?
A: No. You need to attend all scheduled practices.

Q: My schedule requires that I have to come 20 minutes late to one/some practices, can I still perform?
A: No. You can not be more than 15 minutes late.

Q: What happens if there is an emergency and I am late/miss a practice, can I still perform?
A: No. You can not miss any practices or be more than 15 minutes late, regardless of the circumstances.

Q: Isn't that a little too harsh? Miss one/late and you are out...
A: Yes, it is harsh. We will have many paying guests, who expect a good show. We have only 2 practices, and the setup for a total of 3 meetings within a 3 week window to get ready for this show. There is no extra time. There is no way to reschedule, leaving us with no other option.

Q: So you talk tough, but then make exceptions?
A: No. Absolutely not. The rules are the same for everyone - Troupe members and students alike. No exceptions.

Q: So you staged me out of the show because I could not make/was late to a practice. Can I get a refund on the costume/tickets?
A: No. The costumes are special order, often to your size. They and your tickets can not be resold by us. You are free to resell them if you would like.

Q: When do the tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets go on sale at about a month before the show, the exact date is announced via email and the website. See above for the exact procedure and timeline of the ticket sales.

Q: Can I get a refund on the tickets (like if I am staged out of the show)?
A: No. But most likely other students will be more than happy to buy your tickets.

Q: Can my guest videotape my performance?
A: No. The choreographies are copyright protected by us. But we do videotape the show, which is for sale about 2 weeks after the show at the studio on a DVD w/menus and the proper copyright.

Q: Can they take pictures of me?
A: Not during the show. Consumer camera's flash is not strong enough for the big stage, and only disturbs the video. Often, people stand up or hold a camera above their head to take a picture, which never looks good and always blocks someone elses view. We have an official photographer taking pictures and we post them on the website and facebook for you after the show.

Q: Do little children need tickets too?
A: Yes. We do offer discounted tickets for children ($10).

Q: I want to be staged so that I perform in front of my guests from my good side. Can you accomodate that?
A: No, but rest assured your friends will be able to see you, and you will look fabulous.

Q: Which seats are the best?
A: Seat prices depend on how close to the stage you are and/or the angle of the view. The ticket price is the best indicator for the quality of the seat.

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