Philosophy, Policies & Procedures
Official Shows, June 17-18
We dress rehearse June 3-4 and perform at Lenape High School, 235 Hartford Rd., Medford NJ
Click here for the Mandatory Dress Rehearsal Schedule
Show times and cast assignments appear below as downloadable PDFs
CORE presents an original story-dance production,
As the season progresses, additional recital information or updates will be posted on the CORE Academy of Movement, [www.coremovement.com], in monthly email newsletters, and on the school bulletin boards in front of each classroom. Make it your responsibility to keep abreast of this important information. Our goal is to make the recital an organized, exciting experience for everyone involved. It’s a team effort; students, their parents, the teachers, and the director are key players in the show’s success. Our choreography requires you to attend 100% of rehearsals. Absences require 2 weeks advance notice and may not exceed 3 excused absences. NO DANCER may miss rehearsals or activities in the months of March, April, May and June. The Director and Choreographers reserve the right to limit a dancers’ participation if his/her presence is deemed insufficient. It’s a team effort, we expect you to do your part, too.
Additional items for consideration
$18 tickets will be sold SUNDAY MARCH 26, 5:00a through our own secure website or in person beginning April 6. Each member of a person’s party, regardless of age requires a ticket as per Lenape fire code. Optional expenses include DVD’s which will be recorded and distributed in August AFTER the shows, and scholarship flowers, tshirts, medals and trophies.
To ensure that the students feel confident about their performance, we ask parents and guardians to encourage them to rehearse their recital choreography on a regular basis. A copy of your child’s dance music is available for your student.
PARTS 2/3: Costumes
We spend many hours determining the correct costumes for each class. They are always age-appropriate and of the highest quality possible. Preschool and combined discipline students will need one costume; all other students will need one costume for each subject they train in. Costumes include all accessories (hats, gloves, tights, etc.), but not shoes.
Although rare, alterations are sometimes needed after the costumes have been distributed and are the sole responsibility of the student’s parent or guardian. Sometimes it’s a simple hem, or sometimes I order a larger size to accommodate girth but perhaps the sides need to be taken in for tall and thin dancers, etc. Please contact the CORE office for recommended dressmakers. When possible, Miss Jaclyn alters the costume herself to save you time.
Distribution and Fees
We take great amounts of time to insure your costumes require minimal effort on your part. We inventory, steam and label each individual piece and matching accessories. Nothing leaves us without what is needed to step on stage. Costumes will be distributed when all outstanding balances for tuition and costumes are paid in full. The deadline for all balances due is January 10, but YOU MUST RETURN THE COSTUME AGREEMENT WITH YOUR PAYMENT PLAN by NOV 10.
To ensure that there are no costume problems, students should not wear their costumes, accessories, or tights prior to the photo session, dress rehearsal, or performance.
We require that each student’s name be placed in his or her costumes, shoes, accessories, and tights. Place the costumes in a garment bag with your child’s name on the outside. Pack accessories in a clear plastic bag with your child’s name on the bag and on each item. Hats should be stored in a hatbox or similar container to prevent damage. Please do not wash costumes in your washing machine; dry clean them only (after the recital).
Ø Each student’s name must be placed in his or her costumes, shoes, accessories, and tights.
PART 3: Tights, Shoes, Hair, and Makeup
*A detailed costume accessory sheet is included with EACH costume. It will outline what color makeup, hairstyles, etc. Just follow the sheetJ
To ensure that there are no discrepancies in condition, color and style, tights are ordered and placed with your costumes- you are not responsible for additional purchases. Do not wear or wash them before the dress rehearsal or performance.
Your class costume may require a different color shoe than your regular dress code. DO NOT BUY A NEW PAIR unless fit is an issue. We can spray paintJ
Hair and Makeup
All female students are required to wear makeup for the recital: burgundy lipstick, blush, eye shadow (browns and purples not blue), and mascara- fake eyelashes for girls ages 12-up. For the boys, a little blush works well.
Uniform hairstyles are required and will be explained by your teacher and on your costume accessory sheet.
PART 4: MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal at Lenape H.S.
SPECIFIC TIMES TBA Apr 1
A specific time for your child’s class will be announced Apr 1- your commitment will be approximately 45min-one hour.
Participation in the dress rehearsal is mandatory. The dress rehearsal allows the students to become familiar with the auditorium surroundings and feel comfortable with their performance, costume(s), and being onstage. Lighting, music cues, set changes, and all other logistics for an organized and professional performance are rehearsed so that the students make the best impression possible.
We run an organized and timely dress rehearsal; your help with the process will guarantee a professional production. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to curtain time and check in with our staff in the front lobby. Students may arrive in their first performance costume WITH A COVER UP (Dad’s button up shirts work perfectly) or may change in the restroom. If your child is absent from the dress rehearsal, we will not permit them to participate in the recital.
All students are required to participate in the grande finale dance and final bow. All students will remain in their last performance costume for the finale.
Students must respect other students’ space and property in the dressing rooms. The students will spend more time in the dressing rooms than onstage or in the auditorium, so please do your best to keep them organized and clean. No food or drink is allowed in the dressing rooms. NO, they will not need a snack for the 90 min they are backstage during the show.
One female parent or guardian may accompany each student to the dress rehearsal’s dressing area. All other guests may sit in designated areas of the auditorium.