Dear Parents and Students,
I am excited to welcome you to our upcoming performance to conclude the 2019 Fall Semester. Just like years past, this performance will be unforgettable for both the performers and their families.
It is Starlight Studios’ philosophy that performing on stage is not only a pivotal learning experience but a rite of passage for performers young and old, a chance to shine in front of family and friends that they anticipate with nervous excitement. The performing experience helps build self-esteem and self-confidence to be used for many facets of the performer’s life.
The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps develop retention skills, and by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result.
Your dedication is necessary to this performance to make it the best possible. Our staff and myself will be working around the clock, especially in the weeks leading up to this event, to make this performance the best it can be and assure every student is prepared. I have no doubt that you will be just as invested in this beautiful performance and its success as I am.
Please keep this page bookmarked for reference, and check back frequently. It will contain much (if not all) of the information needed to make our 2019 Christmas Show the best one yet!
Owner of Starlight Studios
Where do I buy my tickets?
Tickets will be sold at online at www.tututix.com/tracystars, beginning on Friday, November 15th.
Is there a limit on how many tickets I can order?
No, you can buy as many tickets as you need but all studio accounts must be paid in full before family members may purchase recital tickets.
I bought tickets for the wrong show! What can I do?
Contact TutuTix at 855-222-2849 and they will assist in a transfer.
I bought too many tickets, can I get a refund?
Tickets are not refundable.
Will tickets be on sale at the door?
Yes, as long as there are tickets still available to sell.
When will I get my costume?
Costumes will be given out the week before Thanksgiving Break. All accounts must be zero to receive costume.
What is included with my costume?
Most costumes will include a hair piece and tights. A complete list of what’s included will be attached to your costume. All costumes come in their own garment bag for safe keeping.
What if my costume doesn’t fit?
No worries! We have a wonderful seamstress that can alter your costume. For big fixes, costumes can be returned to the studio to be altered before Dress Rehearsal. Small alterations can be done during dress rehearsal.
Is there specific hair and makeup requirements?
Uniform hairstyles are required. Exact hair requirements will be given with costumes. Dancers with short hair must pull their hair away from the face. Though we do recommend some makeup during performance, our students are not required to wear makeup. If makeup is worn, colors should be natural and never overly done besides basic stage applications.
Do I need to wash my costumes? How should I store them?
We recommend that you label all costumes, shoes, accessories, and tights with your child’s name. Place the costumes in a garment bag with your child’s name on the outside. Please do not wash costumes in your washing machine; dry clean them only (after the show). If ironing. please use only a steam iron. To store a tutu, put it on a hanger upside down. To help remove persistent wrinkles, hang the tutu in the bathroom during a shower or use a handheld steamer.
Can parents go backstage with their child?
Parents are not allowed in the dressing rooms after the children have been checked in for the performance. Only Starlight Studios staff and parent volunteers will be allowed to go backstage.
Should I pack food for my child backstage?
Only water is allowed backstage during the actual show. We will offer the performers fruit snacks and animal crackers during intermissions.
Can I pick up my child early after they have finished their performance?
Unless there is an emergency, performers will remain backstage for the entire performance. All performers will be under the supervision of responsible adults and will be safe for the length of the performance. The dressing rooms will be stocked with various activities as well as a movie to watch during the show. After the finale, performers will be released.
What kind of jobs can I volunteer for?
Jobs for volunteers are available before dress rehearsal, during all shows and after the last show is over. Jobs can include: set up, tear down, stage hand, backstage mom, performer sign in, ticket sales, flower sales, ushers, and more.
How can I sign up?
We will have a sign-up sheet available at the front desk for anyone who would like to volunteer.
Our Christmas Shows include both an ensemble rehearsal and a dress rehearsal. These rehearsals are mandatory.
What are Ensemble rehearsals?
Ensemble rehearsals will be for students and their classes that are combined with other classes of different levels (Jazz, Hip Hop, etc). These rehearsals will be held at the studio during the week before the show (schedule coming soon). No Costumes are need for this rehearsal, just your normal class dress code. These rehearsals are held at the studio and are crucial for final blocking and seeing the entire piece together for the first time.
What are Dress rehearsals?
Dress rehearsals are for all students that are involved in our shows. These rehearsals will be held at the Mountain House High School stage (schedule coming soon). Students must come to dress rehearsal as if it is the real show (costumes, make-up hair, etc.) These rehearsals give our students a chance to get used to the stage, lights, backstage, entrances, spacing, costume and set changes, and more. The more students are prepared during our dress rehearsal, the better we perform at showtime.
How do I know what time my rehearsal is?
The rehearsal schedules can be seen here: Charlie Brown 2019 Rehearsal Schedule
What do I wear to Dress Rehearsal?
If you have only one costume, come to dress rehearsal in that costume (including tights) with hair and makeup already complete as if it was the day of the show. Girl performers with more than one costume must come wearing tights and nude leotard on with a modest cover up. Hair and makeup should already be done. Boy performers with more than one costume must come wearing dance belt (ages 10 and up), white tank top with a modest cover up. Do NOT wear dance shoes outside. No nail polish or jewelry.
What do I bring?
Proper dance shoes, water, notebook (for older dancers that want to write notes on the spacing and choreography changes), clean snacks if staying longer periods of time, all costumes and accessories, extra hair and makeup supplies, books or cards for down time. Do not bring: juice or soda, messy snacks, big groups of people, restless siblings, or valuable items that can get lost or stolen.
Do I need to stay the whole time? Is drop off okay?
Parents should bring the performers into the theater. For Dancing Stars, parents must remain in the theater until their performers have been dismissed. All other performers can be dropped off. Performers will be dismissed from rehearsal once they have completed all of their routines.
What is my call time?
Call time for all dancers is 30 minutes before show time.
What do I wear to the show?
Same as Dress Rehearsal.
What do I bring with me?
All needed costumes, accessories, shoes for the show, water bottle with dancer’s name on it, and extra hair and makeup supplies. Older performers can bring books or cards for down time. Older performers and performers being dropped off are allowed to bring their phones, however, these phones must remain on silent and in their dance bags for the safety and privacy of our performers backstage.