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Preparations for the June recital become time-consuming. If your child takes ballet or is on a Team, please plan to attend extra practices on Saturdays from early March until June. Ms. Laurel will hand out a precise schedule by February. These extra practices are critical to the success of our annual production. Dream Dancers thanks you in advance for your cooperation.
As the dance and school year come to a close, Dream Dancers puts on a major dance production at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.
Dream Dancers encourages our dancers’ families to attend every show. But if you do attend, please plan to stay throughout the entire show. It is heartbreaking that the kids who dance towards the end of the show only have half the audience that the kids at the beginning have. Ms. Laurel can’t place every dance number at the beginning, but the children in the last numbers work equally as hard as the children in the first ones do. So we respectfully ask that you show them courtesy and watch them dance too.
Every June recital follows a theme that Ms. Laurel announces at the end of the Christmas recital. In June 2016, the theme focused on colors. Therefore, the costumes were vibrant and colorful, and the songs the children danced to were about color. Audiences jammed to songs like “Black and White” by Michael Jackson or “Lady in Red” by Chris de Berg.
Not only do all dancers get to perform a number they’ve learned in their classes and wear pretty costumes, they also have the opportunity to dance in a real ballet. Every year, Ms. Laurel orchestrates a ballet for ballet students to give the children a sense of what professional performance entails. This past year, in June 2016, ballet students performed Jewels by George Balanchine.
While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance.