Dear Ballet Arts Students & Parents,
We hope that everyone is having a wonderful year so far! We are excited to be participating in the following Parades this year: Oxford Masonic Homecoming Parade, Henderson Christmas Parade, Oxford Christmas Parade & the Warrenton Christmas Parade. I have listed the particulars about each parade below along with information about parade outfits and rehearsals.
If you wish to march in the parades, you will need to place an order and purchase a Ballet Arts hoodie.
Hoodies are $25.00 (Youth S to Adult XL). Adult 2XL - 4XL are available for an additional charge.
ALL ORDER MUST BE PLACED & PAID FOR BY 8:00PM ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Order forms must be returned to the studio office with payment. Check, Cash, Credit Card or called in
by phone (credit card). All order must be submitted by November 11 at 8:00pm.
PARADE HOODIES (NO LATE ORDERS)
STUDENT NAME __________________________________________________ CLASS DAY/TIME ___________________________________________
HOODIE SIZE: CIRCLE YOUR SIZE SELECTION - HOODIES ARE $25 UNLESS NOTED BELOW
Youth Extra Large
Adult Extra Large
NOTE: Hoodies are available for purchase even if you are not participating in the parades or for any family members that would like to have one.
We are incorporating a small prop into the choreography of the parade dance routine. All dancers performing in the parade will need to purchase a light up prop from the Ballet Arts Office. Cost for the prop is $3.00. Baton students performing baton choreography in the parade will not need a prop).
We will be having rehearsals, for non-company students ages 8 & up at the studio to learn the parade routine. All dance students who will be performing in the parade will need to attend at least TWO (and preferably 3 or more) parade rehearsals. Preschool students and young dancers, under the age of 8 (that will be walking in the parade - not performing the routine) do not need to attend parade rehearsals. Baton students will learn the parade routine during their regularly scheduled weekly baton class. Parade rehearsal will be held at the studio on the dates and times below:
CHRISTMAS PARADE REHEARSALS - DANCE ROUTINE
PLEASE ATTEND AT LEAST 2 REHEARSALS
REHEARSAL DATES & TIMES TO COME SOON
REMINDER: BATON STUDENTS WILL REHEARSE DURING BATON CLASS
As always, we welcome parents to march along on the sides. Parents of preschoolers may walk along with their child and hold their hand, carry them, or pull them in a wagon. All preschoolers MUST BE accompanied by an adult. Parents of school-age students may walk along with us but must walk BEHIND our group. For parents that are walking, we recommend wearing black pants with a black top or a top and/or scarf that will coordinate with our sweatshirt colors. We also need 4 volunteers for each parade to carry the banners. This could be pre-teen/teenage siblings, adult parents or friends. If you would like to be a banner carrier, please let the Ballet Arts office know.
Depending on the weather, you may want to add extra layers under your parade outfit for warmth, as it can get cold and windy. We highly recommend a black turtleneck along with thermal underwear under your outfit. You may wear a coat while we line-up (or bring a blanket to wrap up in), but these may not be worn or carried once we begin to march.
We should receive our line-up numbers for the parades prior to Thanksgiving Break. As soon as we receive this information, we will post it at the studio and on the studio Facebook page. The local papers also usually list this information closer to the weekend of the parades.
Please call us at the studio (919-430-6443) or message us through Facebook if you have any questions regarding the parades. Thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you at the parades!
Miss Alecia and the Ballet Arts Staff