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Dress Rehearsal

Rehearsal Dates

Friday, June 26, 2020 (9:30 AM for students performing in the first half of the show; 12:30 PM for students performing in the second half of the show)

The Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way
Elgin, Illinois

Rehearsal Information

  • Dress Rehearsal starts at 9:30am

    • If the student is in the first half of the show, they must be in the auditorium by 9:15am. We will promptly start at 9:30am! We expect the first half of the dress rehearsal to last approximately two and a half hours.

    • At 12:30pm we will run through the finale with the entire cast.

    • If the student is in the second half of the show they must be in the auditorium by 12pm and may leave after their dance.

  • Meet in the auditorium.

    • All parents and students, upon arrival, should proceed directly to the auditorium.

    • It is essential that each student be present for Dress Rehearsal in full costume.
      • Make sure you bring the appropriate tights, dance shoes, hairpieces, etc. for the costume(s).​
      • Students should arrive dressed and ready to go on stage in full costume with hair and make-up.
    • Parents, please keep the students seated in the auditorium to avoid confusion as well as injury. This is a good time for the students to see the entire show.

  • Costume changes during rehearsal:

    • Students who are in more than one recital dance will be able to put their costumes in a dressing room located downstairs from the auditorium. 

    • Quick-change dressing rooms backstage can be used for students who have 2-4 dances between their recital dances. 

    • Students should change into their next costume as soon as possible to be ready for their next dance. 

    • Rehearsal moves quickly to be able to rehearse dances with lights and costumes, so in order to stay on schedule, we will not wait for students to appear onstage to rehearse their number.

We will have a food vendor for the dress rehearsal and the recital selling hot dogs, chips, candy, water, Gatorade, and soda. No food is allowed in the auditorium, but you may eat in the lobby, and please dispose of your trash in the bins provided.


We realize that there are some minor inconveniences with dress rehearsal. However, it is important for the student because it enables them to become familiar with the stage and the surroundings. It also gives them an idea of what to expect for the recital, therefore, making performing before an actual audience a little easier.



Keep track of all costumes, shoes, props, etc. We suggest that you label all belongings, and do not leave valuables unattended. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.


The female students should wear make-up (lipstick, blush, eye shadow, etc.) and come in costume. You may want to bring safety pins, hair bands, needle, thread, band-aids, bobby pins, hairbrush, hairspray and make-up. Dancers should not wear any jewelry with the costumes.  Hair should be pulled up in a bun (preferred) or french braids with the ends pinned up if their costume requires a hat or they are in Acro.

Don't forget your dance shoes!  Every year, we have students arriving to dress rehearsal in full costume without their dance shoes.  Consider getting a dance bag to keep all shoes and accessories together so they won't get lost or forgotten!


Don’t forget your camera - pictures and video can be taken during the DRESS REHEARSAL ONLY! While we appreciate your enthusiasm, NO video or photography will be allowed in the auditorium at the recital.  This includes use of cell phone, tablet, camera or camcorder. Not only is it very distracting to the dancers, the other people in the audience who have paid to see the show will not appreciate video cameras or phones blocking their view of their dancer. PLEASE pass this policy on to your recital guests.

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