News & Notes
Hi BLDCo! Thank you for all the well wishes! Surgery was successful, and all is well. Honestly the attacks were so much worse! So if anyone is putting it off …don’t! It was a piece of cake!
I will be laying low this week and continuing to work hard at getting our show safely on the road!
The studio will be open for all classes & rehearsals Monday -Wednesday Nov 23rd-25th. We will be closed for Thanksgiving recess Thursday Nov 26th -29th. I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving.
Please take every precaution to stay well and to keep our dance family safe over the next week. I am sure you are all aware that our town’s numbers are rising. In an effort to limit our exposure to each other after the holiday and before the Nutcracker, all Company classes will be going virtual Monday- Wednesday Nov 30th -2nd. This is only for company dancers not the entire studio. I strongly recommend that anyone who has traveled for the holiday, been at a gathering with over 10 people, is not feeling well or may have been in contact with a positive person get tested before attending dress rehearsal. This includes the staff too. The last thing that I want is for BLDCo to be a super spreader. I want the Nutcracker to be a positive experience, just not for COVID!
On a different note. Our meeting went well with the theater staff. There are several spaces (rooms) backstage. Each company will be separated into their own dressing area and will need to remain masked and socially distanced in each room. Our male dancers and little kid classes will also have their own private spaces. There will be no parents permitted backstage. We have to comply with capacity limits. Dancers will need to be able to walk their own stuff into the building and set up themselves. Racks are a good idea but try to downsize as best that you can. Of course staff will be there to help.
I will be sending info soon on how to purchase the broadcast. Keep in mind that the video download will be available for you to share with your family later on as well. This will be the usual edited keepsake version and will be available in the usual timeframe.
Our plan is to have 1 dress rehearsal, 2 invited dress rehearsals, and 1 Live performance that will be streamed live. Because COVID cases are on the rise all performers and staff will be masked. We have several creative ideas and will be distributing masks to the cast.
We will be allowing 2 people per family to attend an assigned “invited dress rehearsal”. These rehearsals will run the same as a performance without stops. These invitees will be socially distanced from each group of two in assigned seats. Complimentary Tickets will be needed to enter these performances on the day that is assigned to your level.
Thursday 12/3 5:00-9:30 is a regular dress rehearsal for dancers only.
5:00 -6 Gumdrop & Ponchinelles Dress Rehearsal
7:00 invited dress (Jr B & Debut families)
Saturday 12/5 2:00 invited dress (Jr A & Sr B families)
Sunday 12/6 2:00 Live Broadcast & video taping (Sr A & Combo & preschool families)
Please RSVP to your performance invite. It is imperative that we have an accurate headcount. Tickets will be distributed according to your response. No walk ins or last minute additions will be allowed. Only 2 people will be seated together. It is not mandatory that you attend. The Broadcast is going to be great!
Countdown to Nutcracker Week= 1 week! Stay well! Take precautions! We don’t want anyone to miss the shows! #wearyourmask #stayhome #weneedyou #itsgonnabegreat
Rehearsals week of Nov 23rd
3:05 -3:35 Gab & Isa Duet (JMc)
3:45-4:10 Alex C (JMc)
5:40-6:10 Brooke (JMc)postponed until further notice
7:00 -7:30 alternating weeks (11/16 Nikki)( 11/2 Olivia)( Jordan S 11/23) DM
7:30-8:00 Kate K , Ava Castellano duet (DM)
8:15- 9:00 Ava & Brooke (DM) jazz duet -consecutive weekspostponed until further notice
3:40-4:10 Gianna C (SG)
4:30-5:00 Lana & Gabi 11/3, 11/27alternating week (DATES ADJUSTED FOR NOV CONFLICTS)w/ Julianna M 11/10 & 17 ( (HG) Rm 3
6:20-6:50 Mia K (JGM) each week Rm 3
7:30-8:00 9/22 Gianna M (SG) 9:30-10, 9/22 -11/24, Dec 1 back to 7:30 Rm 3
7:00-7:30 Debut MT Trio (JG,MD,MB) (JGM) Each week Rm 3
7:30-8:00 Debut Trio (L,B,A) 11/3,11/17 alternating every other week Jr duet EO/VP 11/10, 11/24Rm 3
8:00-8:30 Kate Kopp (SG) Rm 3
8:30 -9:00 alternating wks 11/3, 11/17 Jr Jz Trio CM,PS, SS (SW) Payton S 11/10, 11/24 Rm 3
9:30-10:00 Amanda N (JM) Rm 1
9:30-10:00 Sr Pointe Trio (AM)
Wednesdays: THE STUDIO WILL BE OPEN WED NOV 25th for all classes
4:20-4:50 Andraya D solo 12/2 (Date change) – DD (alternating weeks with Sam S 11/4, Ava Castellano 11/18 Rm 1
7:00 -7:30 Amelia B consecutive weeks Rm 2
7:30-8:00 alternating weeks (11/18 Grad Srs) (11/4, 11/25 Sophia & Nikki comp duet) DM Rm 2
8:00-8:30 9/23 Julianna G 1week per mth (FM) see Sat 11/25 next reh Rm3
8:30-9:00 Caroline M 1 week per month (FM) 11/25 next reh Rm 3
Thursdays: STUDIO CLOSED THURS NOV 26-29th
8:15-8:45 alternating weeks Francesca (11/5) Grace 11/19 (GD) 8:45-9:15 Christyn O (FM/GD) 9:15-9:45 Jenna S (FM/GD)
Fridays: Studio Closed Thurs Nov 26th -Sun 29th
3:40-4:10 Andraya K every 3 wks (GD) (11/6th) 4:30-5:15 Jr HH Trio (AF, SI, MB) Rm 3 4:00-4:30 Alternating weeks Isa D starts 11/6, 11/20 5:00-5:30 Erin Madigan duet (JG) Rm 2 5:20-6:20 Debut Sm Grp (SW) Rm 1 5:20-6:20 Sm Grp Contemporary, AC, AC, AD, PS (Jr A) GD Rm 3 6:20-6:50 Jr Sm Grp Tap AG,AD,KS,CM,SS (SW)Rm1 9:00-9:30 Jr Jz Trio, Avery, Madigan, Vivian (SW) Rm 1 9:30-10:00 Jr MT Small Group JG,JC,AG, KS,KI (JGM)Rm2
Saturday: Nov 14
Room 1 Studio Closed Thurs NOV 25th -Sun 29th
9:00-9:30 Sr MT Trio CKA (JGM) 9:30-10:20 Jr Jz Sm Grp (JGM) 10:30-11:20 Preschool (JGM) 11:30-12:30 Nutcracker Gumdrops(JGM) 1:00-2:00 Sr Sm Grp Cont (HG) 2:50-3:20 Jr Ballet Trio (JGM/FM)
9:00-9:30 Kiera (DD) 9:40-10:10 Cara (DD) 10:20-10:50 Gabriella A (DD) 11:00-12:00 Gabi C (DD)