Nutcracker update week of 11/12

  • Act 1 (9-11) and Act 2 (11-1) Continues
  • WE HAVE REHEARSAL THANKSGIVING WEEKEND! DO NOT MISS REHEARSAL!
  • If you did not grab your flower order form and would like to pre order. Please grab your form this Saturday.
  • DVD order forms are also available. Please pick up this Saturday. DVD order forms will be available through show weekend.
  • Fizi Bomb Sale for Nutcracker Costumes. Bags will go home this Saturday. We are asking that each dancer sell 2. We hope you decide to participate and join the fun. Costumes are a big chunk in our budget, each year. We appreciate all your efforts in making this show happen.
  • Brentwood Parade this Saturday. We would love all of our dancers to walk in this parade. Wear your shirt, and all the gold you can find. Meet at the float between 4:30-4:45.

 


ACT 1 (9-11) AND ACT 2 (11-1) BEGINS THIS SATURDAY

Please see below for what roles are in Act 1 and Act 2.

  • Flower & DVD forms will be available this Saturday for you to pick up. Flower order forms are due no later than November 24th. DVD forms can be turned in up until the last show.
  • We are excited for our Fizi Bath Bomb Fundraiser that begins this Saturday. Each dancer will be given two packs. The dancer is responsible for selling and returning the money ($25) to the Studio, no later than December 8th. Proceeds we raise from this fundraiser benefit the costume department for our Nutcracker production.

See Everyone Saturday!!


Oct 26
This is full of good/important information. It lays out dates and information to go with, each date.

Please read all the way through and print it out!!! Highlight, make notes.
TRUST ME!

November and December is packed with final Nutcracker preparations.
If I can give you any advice, it would be…

  • Do not wait until the last minute
    • Get your makeup
    • Hair nets
    • Eye lashes
    • Hair gel
    • Hair spray
    • Be sure shoes are clean
  • Be aware of dates & updated rehearsal schedules
  • Be aware of what is being asked of you and for your dancer.

This will ensure you & your dancer enjoy the Nutcracker experience.

November 3rd – Rehearsal blocks move to Act 1 and Act 2. Here is a list of the roles that are in each act or both. We will have a bake sale this day, as well. Send lots of water and clean snacks with your dancer.

  • Act 1 (9-11)
    • Angels
    • Flurries
    • Snow
    • Mouse Scene
    • Dolls
    • Party Scene
  • Act 2 (11-1)
    • Angels (for the first 30 minutes)
    • Spanish
    • Calvary
    • Walnuts
    • Carousel
    • Tea
    • Arabian
    • Petit Fours
    • Flowers
    • Plums
  • Both Act 1 and Act 2
    • Clara
    • Nutcracker
    • Mouse Queen
    • Snow Queen
    • Drosselmeyer

CALENDAR

  • November 3rd-Flower order forms will be available. You may order flowers ahead of time, as we all know how busy Nutcracker weekend becomes. Handle this early. Forms due by Dec. 8th
  • November 3rd-DVD order forms will be available.
  • November 3rd-Bake Sale during rehearsal. Send money with your dancer
  • November 4th-Is our private showing of the Nutcracker Movie. The show starts at 10am. Doors open at 9:15. You may buy concessions and we will have a special treat for sale. Bring cash. No tickets will be sold at the door.
  • November 10th-Fizi Bath Bomb Fundraiser. Your dancer will be sent home with a bag containing two Fizi packs. Your dancer will be responsible for selling both and returning $25 no later than December 8th. Additional information will be provided in and on Fizi bag your dancer comes home with.
  • November 17th-Is the Brentwood Holiday parade. We encourage all Nutcracker dancers to walk in the parade. Stay tuned for additional information, like time and place to meet.
  • November 24thWE HAVE REHEARSAL!!!!!!!!
  • December 1st-Tea with Clara 2-4pm in Somerset. Fairview to Baldwin. This event is very close to selling out. For tickets, email: balleteastcounty@gmail.com No tickets will be sold at the door.
  • December 1st-Discovery Bay Parade. We encourage all Nutcracker dancers to walk in the parade. Stay tuned for additional information, like time and place to meet.
  • December 1st- & 8th. All cast rehearsal begins.9-1 No dancer will be allowed to leave early or arrive late. December 1st dancers wear nude leo
  • December 13th-Dress rehearsal at the El Campanil Theatre. All dancers arrive at 3pm. Dancers arrive with their Nutcracker bag provided with a clean snack, water, and lipstick; wearing their nude leo, tights, ballet shoes. You may send them in a robe or sweatshirt, if cold. NOTHING ELSE. Anything other than bag provided will be sent back with the parent.
  • December 14th-Show 1. El Campanil dancers arrive at 5:30. Performance ready with lipstick inside the bag.
  • December 15th-9am cast breakfast at ECPAC. Everyone welcome. Additional information to come.
  • December 15th-Show 2 and Show 3 El Campanil dancers arrive at 2pm. Performance ready with lipstick inside the bag. You will not have time to take your dancer out to eat in between the shows. Bring them food and eat with them.
  • December 16th Show 4 and Show 5 El Campanil dancers arrive at 11am. Performance ready with lipstick inside the bag. You will not have time to take your dancer out to eat in between the shows. Bring them food and eat with them.

MAKE UP

Makeup list – If you have the makeup from last year or you have competition makeup that is fine. Please see link for ballet bun and makeup video.

  • Foundation: Maybelline-Fit Me Matte (Match your child’s skin tone)
  • Eyeliner: Wet N Wild-Fin lines Proline
  • Lashes: Ardell #105 (or something similar)
  • Eyes: Revlon #555 Moonlit
  • Cheek: Revlon #003 Mauvelous
  • Lip: Nutcracker Cast Revlon colorstay-Overtime Forever Scarlet or Perfectly Posh-Truth or Dare
  • Lip: MICE ONLY Revlon Colorstay Overtime 490 For Keeps Pinks

HAIR

  • Use lots of gel and hairspray
  • No parts
  • No flyaways
  • No bangs
  • All buns must use a hair net
  • No donuts
  • Bun must be in a low bun UNLESS you are an Angel, Soldier or Party Boy, then high bun on crown of the head to account for the hat.

SHOES

  • Must be clean. No holes
  • Bows cut off. Tie the elastics in a knot several times and trim leaving only 1 inch tail. Then they need to be tucked in.
  • Put your dancers name inside shoes.
  • Pointe Shoes- Elastics need to be sewn and not tied around the ankle.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • All dancers MUST come in a nude leo. NO COLORED LEOS
  • All dancers MUST wear the tights provided. We cannot have mismatched tights on stage
  • No underwear. That is why we wear tights and nude leotards
  • Dancers are only allowed to bring what fits in the Nutcracker bag we provide. We do not have any extra space for things.  Any additional items will be sent back with the parent.
  • Send your dancer with water. If you think they cannot manage 2 hours without a snack then send them with a small clean snack. They will be eating with you in between shows.

 

If you have any additional questions that I have not answered here. Please email or call. There is no dumb question. I would much rather you feel confident in knowing you have set your dancer up for the most amazing Nutcracker experience EVER!

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2 weeks down 12 weeks to go!

Continue to arrive 10 minutes early. It makes a huge difference and ensures the dancers are set up for success.  We appreciate your efforts!

If you are sending your dancer with snacks. Please be sure they are clean snacks. 

There is no rehearsal on October 6th. 

Family Bingo Night is Saturday, October 13th. A flyer will be passed out this Saturday to your dancer. 

 


 

TIME Room 3

(Large)

Room 2 (Middle) Room 1

(Small)

8 – 8:30am Flowers & Flower Queen Sugar Plum Fairy
8:30 – 9am Flowers & Flower Queen Sugar Plum Fairy

& Plums

9 – 9:30am Party Scene

Adults, Boys, Girls,
Fritzie & Clara & Nutcracker
Butterflies

& Flower Queen

Petit Fours & Garcon

9:30-10am
Party Scene Continued
Arabian
Snow

Queen

10-10:30am Mouse Scene

Mice, Soldiers, Nutcracker,

Clara, Mouse  Queen/King

Snow & Snow Queen Tea & Gilded Queen
10:30-11am

Mouse Scene Continued

Snow

& Snow Queen

Spanish
11-11:30am Walnuts/Cavalry

Snow Flurries

Carousel
11:30-Noon

Angels

Doll

Finale

Sugar Plum Fairy, Flower Queen, Gilded Queen, Clara, Nutcracker, Jayda/Brinley (Spanish), Lily H/Kennedy (Carousel), Katie/Kate (Arabian), Sophia/Kendall (Walnut), Jackson/Kaitlyn M (Petit Fours)

Noon-12:30pm Clara & Nutcracker
12:30pm-1pm Rag Doll

Stay tuned for cast reveal & welcome email.

Welcome email will include all the information you and your family will need to start the Nutcracker Season off strong. Please be sure to read it all the way through and sign up for your volunteer hours.

Please use this link to add yourself and dancer if they have a phone number or email to our Nutcracker Remind 101 Join Remind 101


NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS THIS SATURDAY

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • COMPLETE BOTH GOOGLE DOCS (SEE BELOW) NO LATER THAN 5PM 8/24
  • ARRIVE TO YOUR AUDITION TIME AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY (SEE BELOW)
  • BRING PARTICIPATION FEE ($250) AND PICTURE OF YOUR DANCER
  • DANCER MUST COME IN LEO, PINK TIGHTS, BALLET SHOES AND CLEAN BUN

Click here to complete BOTH forms

Audition times

  • 9-10am-7-12 yrs old taking ballet once a week
  • 10:00-11:30-8-11 yrs old taking ballet twice a week
  • 11:30-1pm-12+yrs old taking ballet two or more times a week.

NUTCRACKER AUDITIONS

Are you as excited as we are? Nutcracker Auditions are in 10 days!!! Please use the link below to…

  • Register for Auditions
    • Payment Information
    • THERE ARE TWO FORMS AND BOTH MUST BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN 8/24 @ 5PM 
  • Print the Nutcracker Calendar-Please review carefully, as you will not be allowed to miss.
  • Gain all the information you will need to know for a successful season 14

THERE ARE TWO FORMS PLEASE COMPLETE BOTH OF THEM 🙂

Click here to register

 

AUDITION TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS

  • 9-10am-7-12 yrs old taking ballet once a week
  • 10:00-11:30-8-11 yrs old taking ballet twice a week
  • 11:30-1pm-12+yrs old taking ballet two or more times a week.

SEE YOU SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH


Save the Date: Nutcracker Auditions Aug 25!
Audition Info
Saturday, August 25th
9-10am: 7-12  years old taking ballet once a week
10:00 -11:30am: 8 – 11 years old taking ballet twice a week
11:30 – 1:00pm: 12+ years old taking ballet at least twice a week

Keep your eyes on the website for audition applications and season info

 

 

 

4/18 Updates
Great job at dress rehearsal! Break a leg tonight

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SHOW WEEK! WARNING DO NOT BE ONE OF THOSE PARENTS THAT IS CAUGHT NOT KNOWING WHAT IS HAPPENING! THIS IS SUCH A BIG DEAL TO OUR WONDERFUL CHILDREN 🙂 TOGETHER LET’S MAKE IT GREAT READ ALL THE WAY THROUGH, UNTIL YOU GET TO THE PLUS SIGNS (+)

WOW! Here we are…Our last rehearsal is THIS SATURDAY! Rehearsal for all dancers will be from 8-11am. Please remember to bring your ballet costume if you are Ballet 1-6.

Following rehearsal will be our cast party.  We will be enjoying Pizza and celebrating our dancers. If you have not already RSVP for this event Please do so.  This celebration will be picnic style, so please please a blanket or lawn chair to sit in.  Should last about an hour and all families must help clean up.

Nicole will be doing a make-up demo on Saturday at 8:15 for any parents who would like to be sure they know how much make-up to apply and the best way to do eyelashes.

Dress rehearsal will be Tuesday April 17th @ 4:30, in Tracy.  Please give yourself enough time to ensure no dancer is late. We will be starting promptly.  Be sure to bring dancers costume.  No make-up required this day. Feed your dancer on the way to the theatre and send lots of water.  If you must send a snack, be sure it is a clean snack.  Otherwise, snack will be taken.

Show day is Wednesday April 18th. All dancers must arrive at 4:30. In full hair and make-up.  This includes eye lashes.  Do not apply lipstick.  Place lipstick in a ziplock bag with dancers name on it and send with your dancer. If you must send a snack with your dancer, it must be clean or we will take it away.  Be sure to send LOTS of water. Again please give yourself enough time to ensure your dancer is not late.

I will send email with links on how to do a flat ballet bun and what make-up is needed.  There will be no donut hair pieces allowed.

We are looking for a parents to do the following.

  • Load props into trailer Monday at 8pm
  • Parent to drive trailer to Tracy with props Tuesday @2pm.
  • Two Parents to pass out programs.
  • Three Parents to sell flowers & water
  • Parent to paint tea plastic Tea Cups (on Saturday)

I know some of you have expressed you will help, but to be safe, just incase you have changed your mind on how you would like to help, could you please email with how you will help, again. Does that make sense?!? #showweek  Thank you!

Feel free to call, text or email if you have any questions.  925-354-6497. Also if you need to reach any of us Tuesday or Wednesday, this is the best way, as we will have limited email and FB.

See everyone Saturday!
HOW TO DO MAKEUP VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_-PIZtcXNc&t=34s

HOW TO DO A BALLET BUN VIDEO (Should be done at crown of the head)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a3iqPSM4Iw&t=31s

Need the Storytelling FAQ Sheet? Click Here

STUDIO INFO***
SUMMER REGISTRATION
Is open and filling up fast. Register now to secure your spot! If you dance with us over the summer your Fall Membership fee will be waived!
BALLET TEST – VOCAB 
Retakes will be happening this week. If your child does not pass the vocab they will not be able to level up.
BRING-A-FRIEND WEEK
April 23-27th
Friend that is coming to class must bring in invitation to enter class. Invitations were passed out in class last week – Didn’t get one? Ask your child’s teacher or stop in and see Miss Wendy. Invitations that are turned in will be put into a drawing for a $100 CASH prize.
SAVE THE DATE 
PC Auditions (2018/2019 Team) -June 4th
COMPETITION TEAM Auditions (2018/2019 Team) – May 19th and 20th
CLASS FOCUS
Every 4-8 weeks our teachers change their focus in class. This month their focus is STRETCHING. Chat with your kiddos and ask them what they are learning or even better…have them show you what they are learning and stretch together!
STORYTELLING COSTUMES
These are in! Please make sure to check them out from Miss Wendy so that we know they are all accounted for!

Storytelling FAQ Sheet click here

STORYTELLING RECITAL TICKETS
Only for Ballet levels 1-6 and Contemporary levels 1-5. Tickets can be purchased through the link here.
CURRENT COMPETITION TEAM MANDATORY MEETING Parents and Dancers
WEDNESDAY – APRIL 25th
6:30pm-8:30pm
Sparkle Squad is excused from this meeting

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REHEARSAL FOR ALL STORYTELLER CAST DANCERS WILL BE 8-11 Please arrive 5-10 early.  It shows in your child when they arrive rushed and late. I will have the door open you are welcome to do a quick drop off if needed 🙂

StoryTeller dancers who are in Ballet 1-6 MUST bring a old Ballet costume to rehearsal THIS SATURDAY! This is critical.  The dancers must learn how to do quick changes.  It might even be a good idea for them to practice at home.  Sounds silly, but we would hate for them to miss their part the day of the show because they did not quickly change.  We will have helpers back stage, but they need to also need to know how to get from one costume for the next. 

Bake Sale MONDAY APRIL 9TH. This will run the same as last time.  I will send sign up information later today. I will have posters for the dancers to make during rehearsal this Saturday! Looks like we will be rain free as well. WOOHOO! Please be sure to sign up as this will be one of your last opportunities to volunteer. 

We are in need of a few props to be painted this Saturday.  Please email or text ASAP to let me know if you can help with this. 🙂 

Information went home with your dancer regarding rehearsal day and show day.  Please be sure you read and let us know if you have questions.  There is no stupid questions.  

Please save my phone number in your phone to use in the event you need to communicate with us dress rehearsal day or show day, as there will not be time for me to check my emails..  925-354-6497 🙂

See everyone Saturday!!!

 

Hello to The Ballet Company of East County families, this page is just for you. Here is where you will find all the information about The Ballet Company of East County. Looking for our studio information, click here. Looking for our studio calendar, click here.

March 31st-Please note rehearsal time changes.  This is a very important day.  Arrive 5-10 minutes early to allow your dancer time to prepare. We will start promptly at 8am.

ALL STORYTELLER DANCERS~ BALLET LEVEL COSTUMES WILL NOT BE IN UNTIL THE FOLLOWING WEEK PLEASE BRING A PRIOR BALLET COSTUME TO REHEARSAL.  THIS WILL ALLOW THE DANCERS TO PRACTICE THEIR QUICK CHANGES.

8-9 ALL CAST

9:00-9:45 Munchkins, Emma, Bella, Syd, Ale, Sophia and Ballet 1

9:45-10:30 Lost Boys, Emma, Bella, Syd, Ale, Sophia and Ballet 2

10:30-11:15 Butterflies, Emma, Bella, Syd, Ale, Sophia and Ballet 3-6

April 7th and April 14th all StoryTeller dancers will attend 8-11 (No on will be allowed to leave early)

Cast party will be April 14th directly after rehearsal.  Pizza and water will be served.  An RSVP email will go out.  Please look for it.

***We are still in need of a teepee, stuffed animals and a very large box (to make a fort out of) If you have any of these items, please bring them with you on Saturday!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful vacation and we look forward to seeing you Saturday!

***Studio Info (need more details, click here)
STUDIO OPEN
Welcome back from break! We are also open Easter Monday
SUMMER REGISTRATION

STORYTELLING TICKETS (Ballet 1-6 and Contemporary 1-5)

IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR COMPETITION TEAM?
IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR THE NEXT BALLET LEVEL
Ballet testing to move up in fall
Sunday April 29th
Ballet 2 8:00-9:30
Ballet 3 9:30-11:00
Ballet 4 11:00-12:30
Ballet 5 12:30-1:30
***times may be condensed if fewer than 20 spots fill
Dancers sign up for their CURRENT LEVEL. To reserve a spot, please click here
March 30th
Mobility clinic – muscle mechanics and dancer safety with Byron Harold. Parents are encouraged to attend!!
5:30pm -Free Class

 

3/15 Updates
Thank you for all of your help at our Bake Sale! It was CRAZY AWESOME. We raised over $200!!! Our next one will be Monday April 9th.

We have 4 more rehearsals left before our show!!!!! We will not be rehearsing 3/24! Please read CAREFULLY below with rehearsal dates, times, cast party info and costume information. Please feel free to call, email or text with any questions.

March 17th

8:00-9:00
Emma, Bella, sydney, ale, Sophia

9:00- 9:30
Lost boys, emma, Bella, sydney, ale, Sophia

9:30-10:30
whole cast

10:30-11:00
munchkins, emma, Bella, sydney, ale, Sophia

11:00-11:30
butterflies, Ashley, ale, Sophia

March 31st

ALL STORYTELLER DANCERS~ BALLET LEVEL COSTUMES WILL NOT BE IN UNTIL THE FOLLOWING WEEK PLEASE BRING A PRIOR BALLET COSTUME TO REHEARSAL.  THIS WILL ALLOW THE DANCERS TO PRACTICE THEIR QUICK CHANGES.

8-9 ALL CAST

9:00-9:45 Munchkins, Emma, Bella, Syd, Ale, Sophia and Ballet 1

9:45-10:30 Lost Boys, Emma, Bella, Syd, Ale, Sophia and Ballet 2

10:30-11:15 Butterflies, Emma, Bella, Syd, Ale, Sophia and Ballet 3-6

April 7th and April 14th all dancers will attend 8-11 (No on will be allowed to leave early)

Cast party will be April 14th directly after rehearsal.  Pizza and water will be served.  An RSVP email will go out.  Please look for it.

**STUDIO INFO (need more details, click here)
*STUDIO CLOSED -March 19th-March 23rd
*SUMMER REGISTRATION – is now open
*STORYTELLING TICKETS – will be open to the public tomorrow at 9am
*IS YOUR CHILD INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR COMPETITION TEAM?
(Try outs are coming up)
Sign up for one of our Comp Team Prep Mini Mesters.
*IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR THE NEXT BALLET LEVEL
Ballet testing to move up in fall
Sunday April 29th
Ballet 2 8:00-9:30
Ballet 3 9:30-11:00
Ballet 4 11:00-12:30
Ballet 5 12:30-1:30
***times may be condensed if fewer than 20 spots fill
Dancers sign up for their CURRENT LEVEL. To reserve a spot, please click here
*March 30th
Mobility clinic – muscle mechanics and dancer safety with Byron Harold
5:30pm -Free Class
*March 31st (Storytelling Dress Rehearsal)
8-9 Storytellers
9-9:45 Storytellers and Ballet 1
9:45 – 10:30 Storytellers and Ballet 2
10:30 -11:15 Storytellers and Ballet 3-6

 

 

3/7 Updates
BAKE SALE Monday March 12th. (This Monday)

We will have limited volunteer opportunity and limited fundraising opportunity, so let’s make this great! Use link below to sign up to bring something and for you and your dancer to work the bake sale.  Baked items may be dropped off  during the hours of 10-2pm. or brought at 4pm, Monday.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040B4BAEA92EAB9-storytellers

We are still in need of a doll that we can remove her head.  If you have the perfect doll for us to destroy (out of love) please bring Saturday.

There will be no rehearsal Saturday March 24th. WE WILL HAVE REHEARSAL MARCH 31! This is a very important rehearsal (times to come).

Schedule for this week remains the same.  Please see below if you need a reminder 🙂 See you all Saturday!

**STUDIO INFO (need more details, click here)
*Daddy daughter dance
*Summer registration
*Is your child interested in joining our competition team?
*Is your child ready for the next ballet level?
Don’t forget…
**STORYTELLING TICKETS – THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT (Make sure to get your tickets)
Each family in the recital will be reserved 5 tickets until March 16th at 9am. You must call the Tracy Grand Theater Box Office 209-831-6858 to reserve these tickets. Please give child’s first and last name when calling. At this point the remaining tickets will be released to the public for purchase.
DROP OFF & PICK UP
Please make sure you are not dropping off more than 10 minutes early or picking up your kiddos more than 10 minutes after class. Especially if there is no adult supervision.
IMPORTANT DATES THIS MONTH
March 1st
Tickets go on sale for April – Storytelling Recital
Can be purchased through the Tracy Grand Theater, prices range $15-18
March 12th
Ballet Company of East County is having a Bake sale. Bring your cash and grab a snack
March 19th -23rd
Studio is CLOSED for Spring Break
March 30th
Mobility clinic – muscle mechanics and dancer safety with Byron Harold
5:30pm -Free Class
*March 31st (Storytelling Dress Rehearsal)
8-9 Storytellers
9-9:45 Storytellers and Ballet 1
9:45 – 10:30 Storytellers and Ballet 2
10:30 -11:15 Storytellers and Ballet 3-6

 

 

2/28 Update
CAST PICTURES THIS SATURDAY!
• Low bun.
• Clean bun, no fly a ways
• no bow/hair piece
• No makeup needed.

SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR THIS SATURDAY PLEASE MAKE NOTE

Feb 24-march 17
8:00-9:00
Emma, Bella, sydney, ale, Sophia

9:00- 9:30
Lost boys, emma, Bella, sydney, ale, Sophia

9:30-10:30
whole cast

10:30-11:00
munchkins, emma, Bella, sydney, ale, Sophia

11:00-11:30
butterflies, Ashley, ale, Sophia

We are in need of a few items to be donate for our show. Stuffed animals and dolls. Please bring in THIS SATURDAY to show Ms. Shelby.  She will not need them all, but this will allow her to chose what will be best for the show.

General Updates

Regular attendance is mandatory to remain in the production.  This includes being on time. Your dancer needs time to put their shoes on and prepare.  Please give them this time and arrive at least 5 minutes early.

Pictures

We post pictures every Saturday of what our dancers are up to.  If you capture a ‘must post’ picture please text it to Nicole Hefner 925-354-6497. Any photos you post please tag Ballet East County, ECPAC #ECPACStoryTellers2018. Friendly reminder to always take others into consideration, some parents might not want their child’s picture posted.

Upcoming Events
Important need to know dates will be posted here, as they come up. Like, cast pictures, bake sale and so on.

  • March 3rd-Cast Pictures
  • March 24th- No rehearsal

**STUDIO INFO (need more details, click here)
*Daddy daughter dance
*Summer registration
*Is your child interested in joining our competition team?
*Is your child ready for the next ballet level?
IMPORTANT DATES THIS MONTH
March 1st
Tickets go on sale for April – Storytelling Recital
Can be purchased through the Tracy Grand Theater, prices range $15-18
March 10th
Super Hero Camp (Stunts)
Come tumble, bounce and do stunts just like Super Heroes and do a themed craft!
9:30-10:30 (Ages 3-5) $20
10:30-11:30 (Ages 6-8) $20
March 12th
Ballet Company of East County is having a Bake sale. Bring your cash and grab a snack
March 19th -23rd
Studio is CLOSED for Spring Break
March 30th
Mobility clinic – muscle mechanics and dancer safety with Byron Harold
5:30pm -Free Class
*March 31st (Storytelling Dress Rehearsal)
8-9 Storytellers
9-9:45 Storytellers and Ballet 1
9:45 – 10:30 Storytellers and Ballet 2
10:30 -11:15 Storytellers and Ballet 3-6

 

2/14 Update
The studio is open this Fri (2/16) and Mon (2/19) for classes!
Schedule will remain the same.

Please remember to arrive at least 5 minutes early to ensure your dancer is ready.  We are having many sneak in resulting in a late start.

Volunteer tasks will be called upon, shortly.  If you have a preference. Please be sure to email balleteastcounty@gmail.com

Studio Info**
FEBRUARY PROMOTION
It’s half off to add a second class during the month of February. This is the perfect time to add that second class you’ve been wanting to get into!

JUNE RECITAL COSTUMES – Order here
Last day to order – Feb 28th

JUNE RECITAL INFORMATION

REGISTRATION IS CLOSING
Tell your friends that registration is closing on February 28th for classes that are in recital! Now is the perfect time to join the ECPAC family and be in the recital with friends!

NEED A FAMILY VACATION
Our show choir is heading to Disney to perform in April!! Disney is offering special pricing to ANY of our ECPAC families for a 2 or 3 day pass during those days (April 27- 29). Email or stop by the studio for questions or to purchase!

IMPROV NIGHT -Sign up here
Feb 23rd (6pm-8pm)
May 11th (6pm-8pm)
Mark your calendars now! Your kids are gonna love this! Improve night will help your student develop an instinctive response, spontaneity, creativity, stage presence and the confidence they need! Kids are welcome to bring as many friends as they would like. We need at least 10 students for this night to happen.


2/7 Update

Happy week three StoryTeller Families!

COSTUME MEASURING THIS SATURDAY PLEASE ARRIVE 5 MINUTES EARLY 🙂

Thank you for those of you who reached out with your volunteer talents. If you haven’t had the chance yet, no worries, it is not to late. Email balleteastcounty@gmail.com

As things come about we will reach out.

See you all Saturday!

Studio Info**
We know that it is still Flu season. Please make sure to keep your student home until they are symptom free for a full 24 hours. Feel free to send us an email so that we can let your child’s teacher know! Also please remind your child about the importance of hand washing!

JUNE RECITAL INFORMATION

APRIL RECITAL COSTUMES
The April recital costume order form can be found here! The FINAL deadline to order is this SUNDAY.

JUNE RECITAL COSTUMES
The June recital costume order form can be found here! The FINAL deadline to order is Feb 28th.

FEBRUARY PROMOTION
It’s half off to add a second class during the month of February. This is the perfect time to add that second class you’ve been wanting to get into!

VALENTINES
Does your child need valentines to pass out to their friends? Swing by the office and pick up FREE Valentines!


1/31 Updates
Week two…Here we go!

Week one was great! Thank you for ensuring your dancers were on time and ready to go! Keep up the good work parents.

We know that it is still Flu season. Please make sure to keep your student home until they are symptom free for a full 24 hours. Feel free to send us an email so that we can let your child’s teacher know! Also please remind your child about the importance of hand washing!

VOLUNTEER HOURS  Please read carefully and all the way through

With the cast being on the smaller side, and so many of you being veterans (don’t worry newbies we got you) we are going to approach volunteer hours a bit differently.  As needs come up we will email out what is needed, time and duty.  If you are able to help please respond ASAP.  There is a chance 4 hours will not be needed from each family.  However, each family must help in some way.  Here is a list of examples that will be needed.  If something jumps out  please email balleteastcounty@gmail.com, letting us know.

  • Costumes
    • sizing (usually during rehearsal)
    • fitting (during rehearsal)
    • Can you sew? Let us know
    • light alterations
    • Steaming
  • Props
    • Moving props into studio
    • Painting
    • Possible building
  • Bake Sale
    • Working bake sale (We will have two – both will be on Monday’s)
  • Passing out programs day of show
  • Selling flowers/water/gifts day of show

General Updates

Regular attendance is mandatory to remain in the production.

Pictures

We post pictures every Saturday of what our dancers are up to.  If you capture a ‘must post’ picture please text it to Nicole Hefner 925-354-6497. Any photos you post please tag Ballet East County, ECPAC #ECPACStoryTellers2018. Friendly reminder to always take others into consideration, some parents might not want their child’s picture posted.

Upcoming Events
Important need to know dates will be posted here, as they come up. Like, cast pictures, bake sale and so on.

  • March 3rd-Cast Pictures
  • March 24th- No rehearsal

Rehearsal remains the same as last week.  Please see below for a reminder.

See you Saturday!

Studio Info**
JUNE RECITAL INFORMATION

FEBRUARY PROMOTION
It’s half off to add a second class during the month of February. This is the perfect time to add that second class you’ve been wanting to get into!

VALENTINES
Does your child need valentines to pass out to their friends? Swing by the office and pick up FREE Valentines!

ADULT TAP CLASS
Ever wanted to try out tap? Get back into it? Now’s your chance! Grab a friend and make it a night out!
Register here
Wednesdays (starting in Feb)
8:30pm – 9:15pm

TROLLS CAMP (HIP HOP)
Learn a fun hip hop dance to the music from the movie Trolls and do a themed craft!
Ages 3-5
Saturday, Feburary 10th
9:30-10:30
$20 Register here
Ages 6-8
Saturday, Feburary 10th
10:30-11:30
$20 Register here

APRIL and JUNE RECITAL COSTUMES
The April and June recital costume order form can be found here (They both go on the same form)! The final deadline to order is Feb 28th.

 

 

1/24 Update

And so it begins!

Storytellers rehearsal starts THIS SATURDAY! Please see below for schedule.  It is very important that you read carefully.  As your dancer will have their rehearsal time as well as an all cast rehearsal time and some have two parts.

Arrive early to ensure your dancer is ready.
For any questions, email balleteastcounty@gmail.com

8-9 Ashley, Emma, Sydney, Sophia & Bella

9:00-9:30 Lost Boys

9:30-10:00 Entire Cast

10:00-10:30 Munchkins

10:30-11:00 Butterflies

This schedule will remain in place Jan 27th-Feb 17th.

Studio Info**
APRIL and JUNE RECITAL COSTUMES
The April and June recital costume order form can be found here (They both go on the same form)! The deadline to order is JAN 31st.

FEBRUARY PROMOTION
It’s half off to add a second class during the month of February. This is the perfect time to add that second class you’ve been wanting to get into!

VALENTINES
Does your child need valentines to pass out to their friends? Swing by the office and pick up FREE Valentines!

ADULT TAP CLASS
Ever wanted to try out tap? Get back into it? Now’s your chance! Grab a friend and make it a night out!
Register here
Wednesdays (starting in Feb)
8:30pm – 9:15pm

TROLLS CAMP (HIP HOP)
Learn a fun hip hop dance to the music from the movie Trolls and do a themed craft!
Ages 3-5
Saturday, Feburary 10th
9:30-10:30
$20 Register here
Ages 6-8
Saturday, Feburary 10th
10:30-11:30
$20 Register here

WINTER CLEANING
We have a box of old items such as recital dvds, bears, etc along with old extra recital shirts in the office. Please come pick these things up by Jan 31st. They will be heading out of the office after that.

LOST and FOUND
Please go through all of the lost and found and check for your child’s things! This will be heading out for donation on Jan 31st. There are lots of jackets, ballet shoes, tap shoes, water bottles currently in there!

 

1/17 Update
Storytellers Cast List
Mary– Bella MacLeod
Helen– Sydney Villanueva
Margaret– Emma Hefner
Anna– Sophia Martin
Elizabeth– Alessandra Balke
Mrs. McCracken– Ashley Martin
orphan/butterfly– Sasha Priante, Dominee Pigati, Keely Gleason, Sophie Maresca
orphan/munchkin– Amy Shi, McKenna Johnston, Raegan Balke, Angelina Dilbo, Brooklyn Bellamy
orphan/lost boy– Harper Lanpher, Maile Bellamy, Laila Boccio, Kendall Johnston, Aliya Shaw, Keila Miller

Rehearsals will begin Saturday January 27th. Schedule coming soon.
For questions please email balleteastcounty@gmail.com

LAST WEEK TO PURCHASE NUTCRACKER PICTURES.  Here is the link NUTCRACKER PHOTO CLICK HERE

ADULT TAP CLASS
Starting in February
Register online
8:30pm – 9:15pm

TROLLS CAMP (HIP HOP)
Learn a fun hip hop dance to the music from the movie Trolls and do a themed craft!
Ages 3-5
Saturday, Feburary 10th
9:30-10:30
$20 Register here
Ages 6-8
Saturday, Feburary 10th
10:30-11:30
$20 Register here

APRIL (Storytelling) and JUNE RECITAL COSTUMES
The April and June recital costume order form can be found here (They both go on the same form)! The deadline to order is JAN 31st.

PARKING

Please do not park in spaces marked Not Native!

WINTER CLEANING

We have a box of old items such as recital dvds, bears, etc along with old extra recital shirts in the office. Please come pick these things up by Jan 31st. They will be heading out of the office after that.

LOST and FOUND

Please go through all of the lost and found and check for your child’s things! This will be heading out for donation on Jan 31st. There are lots of jackets, ballet shoes, tap shoes, water bottles currently in there!

FEBRUARY PROMOTION

It’s half off to add a second class during the month of February. This is the perfect time to add that second class you’ve been wanting to get into!

 

 

12/13

Nutcracker Weekend arrival times

Dress Rehearsal-Th Arrive 3pm (as soon as you can get there right after school!) performance ready FINISH AT 9PM
Show 1 Friday Arrive 5:30 Show ready
Saturday Arrive at 2pm Show ready
Sunday Arrive at 11am Show ready
  • Cast party THIS SATURDAY! PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT THE STUDIO!  PARK AT LA COSTA OR LITTLE CESEARS AND WALK OVER…EVEN BETTER… IF YOU CAN CARPOOL PLEASE DO!  OR RIDE A BIKE…OR HORSE… OR MAGIC CARPET.  BOTTOM LINE IS WE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH PARKING AT THE STUDIO!
    Please use link to RSVP. Immediate family welcome. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfMxJ38doQ-KLdsuNQl3hirSTNiqDWOue8vlS3WqdN9Gf5fGQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
  • DVD order forms will be available at the Nutcracker table. Payment for DVD must be cash or check.
  • Pre-Order flowers can be picked up at the beginning or end of the show you purchased. Additional flowers are available for purchase at each show, cash only.
  • Please send slideshow photos to balleteastcounty@gmail.com.
  • Something to consider-Your dancer will have a small break (about an hour) in between shows on Saturday and in between shows Sunday. There is not enough time to go out to eat. Be sure you bring food to your dancer. Make it fun and have a picnic in the car.

Costume Corner

  • Please come ready! Allow yourself plenty of time to get your dancer ready.
  • Little dancers arrive with their lipstick in a ziplock labeled with their name.
  • All dancers must arrive in full make up with lashes. Send their glue with them just in case.
  • All you need must fit in your green Nut bag. Dancers should only be wearing their nude leo and tights at drop off (robe or onesie are always good options over leo). We are VERY limited on space.. No room for blankets and such. CLEAN SNACK AND WATER ONLY
  • Make-up and hair directions were included in your dancers green bag with tights. MUST READ

Volunteer Corner

 

STARTING THURSDAY Nutcracker questions and emergencies please contact Nicole Hefner via cell phone, as we will not be checking email on a regular basis.

925-354-6497

12/6 Updates

Spring Concert Auditions
Storytelling_Logo
We are very excited to bring this opportunity for a Spring Ballet Performance, there is more info to come but mark your calendars for Saturday, January 6th for auditions!

Nutcracker Cast Brunch
Saturday, December 16th 10:00-noon
Please RSVP Here
Dancers and their immediate family will have a pre-show brunch, award ceremony and slide show.  Please come and celebrate another magical season!

How to do a Ballet Bun video.  This video is good for all dancers EXCEPT Angels, Soldiers and Party Scene Boys.  Those dancers will need a flat bun on the top of their head under the hats.

Flat Ballet Bun Video for Soldiers, Angels and Party Scene Boys.
There are a couple of ways to do a flat bun. One is to make your regular bun and after putting on the hairnet pulling it apart to and pinning it so it is very flat similar to this but could be flatter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwm6lDRrBck
Another way is to section the ponytail and wrap each section VERY loosely or not at all and pinning. repeat wrapping each section around the previous on, similar to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwxxR6Jwlfk

Hair: Please use gel & hairspray, comb hair back in a bun (no flyaways)

Show Make Up
Foundation: Maybelline  – Fit Me Matt (match your child’s skin tone)
Eyeliner: Wet N Wild – Fine Lines Proline
Lashes: Ardell #105 ( or something similar)
Eyes: Revlon #555 moonlit
Cheek : Revlon #003 Mauvelous
Lip: Revlon color stay overtime Forever Scarlet
Lip for mouse: Revlon Color Stay Overtime 490 for Keeps Pinks

For any makeup questions please call or text me at (408)509-6956 or email camille.goldston@gmail.com

Stage Make Tutorial Video

Show info
Dancer drop off and pick up is the stage door on the side of the theater on G St.  Do not try to enter through the front of the theater.

Dress Rehearsal Thursday 12/14 (THIS IS A CLOSED REHEARSAL, PARENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO STAY)
We start promptly at 4:00 and will end at 9:00
FEED YOUR DANCER ON THE WAY TO THE THEATER!
Please come straight to the theater after school.  Dancers need full hair and makeup for the dress rehearsal since we are taking pictures
Dancers must wear their pink tights and nude leo.  DO NOT FORGET YOUR LEO!
Shoe must be clean, ties must be knotted and cut and elastic straps must be sewn.
Please do not wear you show tights at dress rehearsal, save your 3 pairs of tights for the shows.

This Saturday your dancer will bring home a bag with his or her name on it.   That is the only bag that  can come to the theater.  No big duffel bags or dance bags.  Your dancer should bring enough snacks to keep them from staving to death, bottled water and something small to keep busy.

Please send your dancer’s lipstick in a sandwich bag labeled with her name.  We will collect the lipstick from young dancers to ensue there are no accidents!

Friday Show
Dancer Arrival Time: 5:30 arrive performance ready, bun, full makeup NEW pink tights and tan leo.
Bring a bottled water and clean snacks.

Saturday 3:00 Show
Dancer Arrival Time: 2:00 arrive performance ready, bun, full makeup NEW pink tights and tan leo.
Bring a bottled water and clean snacks.

Dancers will be released after the show, around 5:00 and must be back by 6:00 show ready.  Or they can stay and eat dinner.  you can drop off food between the shows.  Please bring the food to the stage door, where you dropped off.

Saturday 7:00 Show
Dancers must return to the theater by 6:00, show ready.

Sunday 12:00 Show
Dancer Arrival Time: 11:00 arrive performance ready, bun, full makeup NEW pink tights and tan leo.
Bring a bottled water and clean snacks.

Dancers will be released after the show, around 2:00 and must be back by 3:00 show ready.  Or they can stay and eat lunch.  you can drop off food between the shows.  Please bring the food to the stage door, where you dropped off.

Sunday 4:00 Show (The final hurrah!)
Dancer Arrival Time: 3:00 arrive performance ready, bun, full makeup NEW pink tights and tan leo.
Bring a bottled water and clean snacks.

Couple of important show notes:
All shows are mandatory, even if your dancer is sick!
Parents are not allowed backstage unless invited to be a backstage helper.
Dancers can not leave the theater in costume for any reason.  Under no  circumstances will your child be permitted to leave the theater in costume.  We will take pictures of all the kids in costume and we will have a professional photographer taking photos at dress rehearsal you can purchase.

Dress rehearsal photo information
Here is the link to view the photos once they are edited and uploaded.
https://deniselynnphotographer.pixieset.com/ecpacnutcracker2017/

Pricing will be $15 for digital download per image. Prints will start at $8, however, print orders will have a $25 minimum order plus shipping and sales tax (order can be comprised of several different images, print sizes, etc).
All orders will need to be placed by January 14th, 2018.

Nutcracker upcoming important dates

12/9 Last day for Flower pre-orders and Holiday Grams
12/9 In house bake sale.
12/9 Whole Show Rehearsal 8-12
12/11  Show week bake sale (Monday Night)

Nut Announcements

  • This Saturday is our LAST REHEARSAL from 8-12
  • Last day for Holiday Grams will be 12/9.  These are the kids’ favorite.  They love giving and receiving them.  Each Gram is $2 and will be passed out during cast party.  
  • Last day to pre-order Flowers will be 12/9. Here is the link to print if needed
  • https://docs.google.com/document/d/16x5Xw4NM5bCsJVkVA0lLuQwEFziDU8MilAo-7xdIv7A/edit?usp=sharing
  • Your additional 2 pair of tights will be available for pick up on Saturday with your cast bag
  • Party Scene Boys need to have black jazz shoes.  If you do not own a pair, borrow from a friend.  If you need help email us balleteastcounty@gmail.com
  • Miss Kathryn always puts together a beautiful slide show for the Cast Party but she needs your help!  Please send all your nutcracker pics to balleteastcounty@gmail.com

Volunteer Corner

  • Volunteer Google form will be sent out next week and will be due by Monday Dec.18th.  If you do not turn in a Google form. There will be a $75 charge.
  • Short on hours…No worries, there are still things that need to be done.  Don’t wait, email  balleteastcounty@gmail.com
  • We will be making paper flowers THIS SATURDAY. Join us anytime between 8-12 bring your glue gun. RSVP balleteastcounty@gmail.com
  • Thank you costume committee for your hard work on Saturday! We appreciate you.

Fundraising Corner

  • BAKE SALE THIS SATURDAY! PLEASE SIGN UP TO BRING SOMETHING! Our bake sales have helped us tremendously with our costume budget.  We thank you in advance for your donation.  Use link below

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040B4BAEA92EAB9-nutcracker4

  • Tea with Clara was AMAZING! Thank you volunteers that made this day possible and special for our guests.

 

11/29
Nutcracker upcoming important dates

12/2 In house dress rehearsal 8-12
12/2 Tea with Clara 2-4
12/2 Discovery Bay Parade Meet at 4:45
12/9 Last day for Flower pre-orders and Holiday Grams
12/9 In house bake sale.

Nut Announcements

  • 12/2 will be our in house dress rehearsal. NO MAKE UP IS NEEDED! Please come in nude leo. If you are waiting on yours to arrive please come in any color leo.
  • 12/2 Tea with Clara this Saturday.  Please donate a food item. Using this link

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4BAEA92EAB9-20172

  • 12/2 Discovery Bay Parade-If you are walking arrive at 4:30. Dress warm!

Volunteer Corner

  • Volunteer Google form will be sent out next week and will be due by Monday Dec.18th.  If you do not turn in a Google form. There will be a $75 charge.
  • Short on hours…No worries, there are still things that need to be done.  Don’t wait, email  balleteastcounty@gmail.com

Fundraising Corner

 

  • Bake Sale December 9th! We raised over $200 at our last bake sale. WOOHOO! Every bit counts! Bake Sale Sign up will go out Monday.
  • Tea with Clara THIS SATURDAY! We are still in need of food donations. Please use link to sign up for your donation today!  Non perishables can be dropped off in the front office labeled clearly “Tea with Clara” perishables can be brought to Nicole Hefner at 8am or to the site at 12pm. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040B4BAEA92EAB9-20172

 

Nov 15
Dancers please wear your Nutcracker shirts and join us walking in the parade tomorrow!  Line up starts at at the corner of First and Birch in downtown Brentwood…look for our float!  Meet at our float at 4:30

11/18 Winter Walk about and Brentwood Holiday Parade
11/25 Running entire show/Holiday Grams for sale.
12/2 Brentwood Tree Lighting/Discovery Bay Parade
12/2 Tea with Clara-8-12
12/2 In house dress rehearsal 

Nut Announcements

  • Head shots went AWESOME!
  • UPCOMING PARADES
    • All are welcome to walk in any of our parades.  Additional information as to where to meet will be sent out when we have our parade number.
      • 11/18-Brentwood Holiday Parade
      • 12/2-Discovery Bay Parade.
  • Flowers-Time is up.  All Pre-Orders must be in by 12/9. Each weekend we have something going on. Please plan.  You will be so happy you pre ordered them.  
  • https://docs.google.com/document/d/16x5Xw4NM5bCsJVkVA0lLuQwEFziDU8MilAo-7xdIv7A/edit?usp=sharing

We have 4 short weeks until the show. If you have not signed up to Volunteer or have not signed up for enough to fulfill your hours your time is running out! Please do not wait until the last minute. Please reach out and we can find something that will work with you. Please note a $75 fee will be charged for those who do not fulfill their hours.

  • Float builders needed.  Information to follow. If you are able to help 1 hour or all day  Email balleteastcounty@gmail.com additional information will be sent. Details pending weather.
  • Tea with Clara food sign ups are just around the corner.  We will also have two more bake sales.  Stay tuned!
  • ISO Raffle items for our Tea with Clara. No boundaries.  This is a big part of Tea.  The kids love to purchase raffle tickets in hopes of winning a fabulous prize.  If you have something or know someone who might, or are able to pick up a small gift card or book. Please contact Nicole Hefner.
    • Gift cards
    • Book on dance
      • Misty Copeland or something along those lines
    • Craft basket for kids

 

  • December 9th– Need hours! We need you!
    • We will be making paper roses to sell Nutcracker weekend.  We need your help. We will be setting up shop 8-12, during rehearsal. The goal is to make 100 roses to sell. Bring your glue gun, coffee and prepare yourself for some flower making fun.  Please email to RSVP.

Fundraising Corner

 

  • TEA WITH CLARA IN 2 WEEKS.  SATURDAY DECEMBER 2ND 2-4PM this is a whimsical afternoon filled with special meet and greet with your favorite characters, sweet treats and making special memories. Perfect for all ages in the show or not.. Grandmas and Aunties or even your girl scout troupe have a fun dressing up and sharing this afternoon.  This event will sell out. Get your tickets early. Follow link to purchase tickets http://www.brentwoodballet.org/  ,email balleteastcounty@gmail.com or see Nicole Hefner.

 

 

Without your help and fundraising, our Nutcracker productions wouldn’t be.  Thank you in advance for your support and participation.

Nov 9

Upcoming events to know about:

11/11 Cast Head Shots- PLEASE SEE DIRECTIONS
11/18 Winter Walk about and Brentwood Holiday Parade
11/25 Running entire show/Holiday Grams for sale.
12/2 Brentwood Tree Lighting/Discovery Bay Parade
12/2 Tea with Clara

 

  • ***CORRECTION***Head Shots for the program will be 11/11.  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

 

    • LIGHT MAKE UP-This will prevent anyone from being washed out.  It is VERY IMPORTANT everyone is uniform looking.  Please follow directions.  Any bows will be removed.
      • Mascara
      • Light Shadow/blush
      • Light lips.
    • Clean LOW bun, no fly-a-ways
    • No sports bras showing.  This is not a side the public needs to see.
  • UPCOMING PARADES
    • All are welcome to walk in any of our parades.  Additional information as to where to meet will be sent out when we have our parade number.
      • 11/18-Brentwood Holiday Parade
      • 12/2-Discovery Bay Parade.
  • Flowers-Time is up.  All Pre-Orders must be in by 12/9. Each weekend we have something going on. Please plan.  You will be so happy you pre ordered them.  
  • https://docs.google.com/document/d/16x5Xw4NM5bCsJVkVA0lLuQwEFziDU8MilAo-7xdIv7A/edit?usp=sharing

Volunteer Corner

  • Float builders needed.  Information to follow. If you are able to help 1 hour or all day  Email balleteastcounty@gmail.com additional information will be sent. Details pending weather.
  • ISO a flat bed truck…Do you have one, do you know someone or can you get a rocking deal? Contact balleteastcounty@gmail.com
  • Tea with Clara food sign ups are just around the corner.  We will also have two more bake sales.  Stay tuned!
  • ISO Raffle items for our Tea with Clara. No boundaries.  This is a big part of Tea.  The kids love to purchase raffle tickets in hopes of winning a fabulous prize.  If you have something or know someone who might, or are able to pick up a small gift card or book. Please contact Nicole Hefner.
    • Gift cards
    • Book on dance
      • Misty Copeland or something along those lines
    • Craft basket for kids
  • December 9th– Calling 10 volunteers.
    • We will be making paper roses to sell Nutcracker weekend.  We need your help. We will be setting up shop 8-12, during rehearsal. The goal is to make 100 roses to sell. Bring your glue gun, coffee and prepare yourself for some flower making fun.  Please email to RSVP.
  • Fundraising Corner
  • Bake sale was AMAZING! We raised $280!!! All of this adds up and really helps the budget.  We have two more bake sales left.  
  • December 9th during rehearsal
  • Decmeber 11th Monday night bake sale
  • TEA WITH CLARA IN 3 WEEKS.  SATURDAY DECEMBER 2ND 2-4PM this is a whimsical afternoon filled with special meet and greet with your favorite characters, sweet treats and making special memories. Perfect for all ages in the show or not.. Grandmas and Aunties or even your girl scout troupe have a fun dressing up and sharing this afternoon.  This event will sell out. Get your tickets early. Follow link to purchase tickets http://www.brentwoodballet.org/  ,email balleteastcounty@gmail.com or see Nicole Hefner.

  • Without your help and fundraising, our Nutcracker productions wouldn’t be.  Thank you in advance for your support and participation.

Nov 1 

Nov 4 Act 1 8-10 Act 2 10-12 (See below for details)
Nov 4 Bake Sale
11/11 Cast Head Shots
11/18 Winter Walk about and Brentwood Holiday Parade
11/25 Running entire show/Holiday Grams for sale.
  • Head Shots for the program will be 11/11.
    • Please no sports bra or bra straps showing
    • No makeup necessary
    • Clean ballet bun, no fly-a-ways
  • We have lots of fun events coming up within our community.  We would love to have your support and see you rocking your Nutcracker shirt. See our upcoming events to find out where we will be.
  • Flower order forms are available. Order now. Orders can be turned into Nicole Hefner on Saturday. Here is the link, hard copies also available on Saturdays. Don’t wait! The closer we get to show week the busier you will become.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/16x5Xw4NM5bCsJVkVA0lLuQwEFziDU8MilAo-7xdIv7A/edit?usp=sharing

VolunteersNeeded

  • Float builders needed.  Nutcracker staff has reached out to many of you. We are looking for float help November 11th and 12th.  We are not asking for your entire day, how about an hour or two? Email balleteastcounty@gmail.com additional information will be sent. Details pending weather forecast.
  • ISO a flat bed truck…Do you have one, do you know someone or can you get a rocking deal? Contact balleteastcounty@gmail.com

Fundraising Info

 

  • Bake Sale THIS SATURDAY! Items will be priced between $1-$3.Bring your money to support our show.  If you signed up to bring something please drop off with your dancer. Thank you.
  • Don’t forget to get your Tea with Clara tickets.  SATURDAY DECEMBER 2ND 2-4PM this is a whimsical afternoon filled with special meet and greet with your favorite characters, sweet treats and making special memories. Perfect for all ages in the show or not.. Grandmas and Aunties or even your girl scout troupe have a fun dressing up and sharing this afternoon.  This event will sell out. Get your tickets early. Follow link to purchase tickets http://www.brentwoodballet.org/  ,email balleteastcounty@gmail.com or see Nicole Hefner.

 

Without your help and fundraising, our Nutcracker productions wouldn’t be possible.  Thank you in advance for your support and participation.

 

October 26

Upcoming Dates:
Nov 4 Act 1 and Act 2 rehearsals begin
Nov 11 Cast Headshots
Nov 18 Brentwood Holiday Parade
Nov 25 We starting running the entire show

Announcements
If you have not picked up your cast shirt please do so this Saturday
Need to order your flowers?

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