Enchanted Forest Performance Guide

 

Enchanted Forest

Annual Academy performance

Poway Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 7:00pm

 

Statement of Philosophy

Southern California Ballet Academy strives to provide a well-rounded dance training experience for each child. One of the ways that we can achieve this is through participation in a specially choreographed dance production presented at the summer’s end—a performance that is supported with a theme, costuming, rehearsals, lighting, props, and all of the exciting elements that make a theater experience complete.

We would like all of the students to be able to participate. Please review this guide before making this commitment with your child. If you have already made vacation plans, please let your teacher know, as we work around these.

How it works

  1. Each class in the participating classes table will perform a dance in the Enchanted Forest production.
  2. If students enrolled in those classes would like to participate in that class's dance, they must register to do so using the form below. They must also pay a performance and costume fee (see Costs section). Each student can participate in a maximum of six classes.
  3. Regular classes continue and the dance is practiced during class time (but not the entire time).

Registration deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018


PERFORMANCE GUIDE CONTENTS

 

Participating Classes

Name of Class Instructors Days Dance Costume Fee
Creative Dance 1 Kate H. Sat, 9:00am Rainbow Crystals Purchase ($75)
Boys: Own (no cost)
Creative Dance 2 Kate H. Wed, 4:00pm & Sat, 10:00am Fireflies Purchase ($75)
Boys: Own (no cost)
Ballet Beginning Kaitie B. Tues, 4:00pm Birds Girls: Purchase ($75)
Boys: Own (no cost)
Boys Ballet Toby B. Wed, 5:00pm Mushrooms Accessory ($20)
Grade 1 Kaitie B. Mon, 4:15pm Butterflies Purchase ($75)
Grade 1 Kaitie B. Sat, 9:00am Sapphires Purchase ($75)
Grade 2 Wendy C. Mon, 5:15pm Wildflowers Purchase ($75)
Grade 2 Kaitie B. Sat, 10:00am Dragonflies Purchase ($75)
Grade 3 Kaitie B. Mon, 6:15pm Swans Purchase ($75)
Grade 3 Wendy C. Thurs, 4:00pm Raindrops Purchase ($75)
Grade 4 Suzan S. Tues, 4:15pm Enchanted Forest Purchase ($75)
Grade 4 Sylvia P. Thurs, 6:00pm Shooting Stars Purchase ($75)
Grade 5 Suzan S. Tues, 5:15pm Waterfall Purchase ($75)
Grade 6 Sylvia P. Tues, 4:00pm Fairies Purchase ($75)
Grade 7 Suzan S. Mon, 4:00pm Chanterelle Purchase ($75)
Grade 8 Suzan S. Mon, 5:15pm Woods Secrets Purchase ($75)
Repertoire - Intermediate Suzan S. Mon, 6:45pm Rental ($20)
Freestyle - Primary Martha L. Fri, 6:00pm Sparkling Moonlight Purchase ($75)
Freestyle - Elementary Martha L. Fri, 4:00pm Shimmering Sunset Purchase ($75)
Pointe - Intermediate Suzan S. Wed, 5:00pm Dandelion Wishes Purchase ($75)
Jazz - Primary/Elementary Andrea R. Tues, 6:15pm Wild Cats Purchase ($75)
Jazz - Elementary/Intermediate Andrea R. Wed, 6:00pm Garnets Purchase ($75)
Jazz - Intermediate Andrea R. Sat, 11:00am Purchase ($75)
Character - Primary & Character - Elementary Wendy C. Fri, 5:00pm & Thurs, 5:00pm Gnomes Own (no cost)
Character 1 Wendy C. Fri, 6:00pm Own (no cost)
Character 1 & 2 Wendy C. Wed, 6:00pm Will of the Wisps Own (no cost)
Character 2 Wendy C. Fri, 4:00pm Thunder Own (no cost)
Company Character (with Character 2) Wendy C. Mon, 6:15pm Lightning Own (no cost)
Hip Hop - Elementary Jonathan R. Tues, 4:00pm Stars? Own (no cost)
Hip-Hop - Intermediate Jonathan R. Tues, 5:00pm Stars? Own (no cost)
Modern - Intermediate Ian I. Thurs, 5:00pm Fog/Princesses TBA Own (no cost)
Modern - Company Ian I. Thurs, 6:00pm Fog/Princesses TBA Own (no cost)
Tap - Elementary/Intermediate Claudia D. Thurs, 6:00pm 88 Keys Purchase ($75)
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Rehearsal Schedule

Initial Rehearsals

During regular class times May through August (Southern California Ballet Studio)

Mandatory Rehearsals:

AUGUST 18: 11am-3pm  |  Mandatory studio run-through (Southern California Ballet Studio)

AUGUST 25: 12pm-4pm  |  Mandatory studio dress rehearsal (Southern California Ballet Studio)

SEPTEMBER 1: 12pm-4pm  |  Mandatory theater dress rehearsal (Poway Center for the Performing Arts)

SEPTEMBER 1: 6pm Arrival, 7pm Curtain  |  Performance (Poway Center for the Performing Arts)

Costs

Performance Fees

Includes venue rental, lighting supplies, props, backdrops, technical personnel, extra rehearsal time for teachers, etc.

  • Performance fee: $75 per performer, includes video download
  • Reduced fee for siblings: $35 for each additional performer of the same family

Costume Fees

Costumes are carefully chosen per class with respect for budgeting needs.

  • Costume fee: $75 per costume* (one costume per class)
    • A select few classes have costumes available for a rental or accessory fee of $20, or do not require a costume purchase.
    • Please refer table of participating classes above for exact cost per class.
  • No refunds after orders are placed

Tickets

 $18- $20  ($3 discounts for child/senior/student/military). Sold through the Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

Register

Frequently Asked Questions & Other

Can my child participate if we will be away for part of the summer?

This is up to the discretion of the teacher, but probably, provided your child attends class during enough of the summer to learn the dance. Please talk to your child's instructor individually about your vacation to confirm that your child will be able to participate in that class's dance.

After the production is over, do we keep the costume?

You will keep the costume for any classes with a $75 costume fee.

What will my child be doing in class if they are not participating in the show?

We believe that learning choreography and preparing for a show is a critical part of a well-rounded dance education, regardless of whether they participate in the actual performance. As such, we encourage students to remain enrolled in their classes and learn the choreography even if they will not be participating in the show, as they will then have an experience of equal value to that of the performing students.

How do I take my child's measurements?

There are half-sheet flyers available at the studio that include measurement instructions and a place to write down the measurements for the form. Remember to add 1 inch to each measurement and to have the measurements ready when you start the online form.

Can I pay at the studio?

We would strongly prefer that you pay online using the instructions on the form. This reduces the administrative load of this production on our nonprofit organization, as many, many students participate in the show.

Taking payments online allows us to focus our efforts and attention on other priorities, like making sure we order the right size costume for your child.

When are the performance and costume fees due?

All fees are due upon completion of the performance registration form, per the instructions on the form. This must be completed no later than Friday, June 1.

I don't want to fill the form out. Can you fill out the form for me, over the phone or at the studio?

No, we cannot do that. We understand that online forms can be challenging or confusing, but we do not have the administrative resources to provide this service to parents, and encourage parents to take responsibility for completing their child's form independently. 

If you encounter technical challenges, please make sure that you are completing the form on a desktop computer or laptop. If you continue to have problems, please try it in another browser.

If you still have trouble and genuinely need assistance, we understand and would like to help you, so please contact us.

I'm not sure I enrolled my child correctly. How can I check?

You can check which classes in which you registered for your student to perform by locating the confirmation email that starts with "Enchanted Forest Confirmation." 

More importantly: Verify that you enrolled in our database by logging into the Customer Portalclicking on "Classes," and checking that your child is enrolled in the Enchanted Forest Performance Fee (each additional child should be enrolled in the Sibling Fee). You should also see Costume and Accessory/Rental Fees that match those listed on the "Enchanted Forest Confirmation" email you received.

 

Portal Registration Instructions

IMPORTANT: Only use these instructions if you completed the registration form but did not complete the last step in the Customer Portal.

Enrollment Instructions

  1. Log in to the Customer Portal (open in new tab so you can refer to these instructions)
  2. Click "Classes" at the top.
  3. Click "Find Classes" (to the right of the square turquoise "My Schedule" button).
  4. Click the filter button (turquoise circle with three white lines to right of "Tuition" header)
  5. Filter results by "Category" and choose Class Type > Shows (Recital, Nutcracker, Spring). Click "Add Filter."
  6. Click on "*Enchanted Forest PERFORMANCE FEE" ($75) and click "Add to Cart." Select the student you wish to enroll and click "Add to Cart" again
  7. For each additional sibling, click on "*Enchanted Forest SIBLING FEE" ($35), click "Add to Cart," select each additional sibling, and click "Add to Cart" again

Costume Fee Instructions

  1. PER CHILD, add each of the costume and accessory/rental fees listed in your Enchanted Forest Confirmation email.
  2. Click on the cart icon in the upper right side of the screen, and click the green "Enroll Now." You will not be enrolled until you complete this step.

Payment Instructions (DUE UPON ENROLLMENT)

  1. Log in to Customer Portal.
  2. Click on "Billing & Payments."
  3. Verify that you have a balance that reflects enrollment in the performance fee and costume fees listed above (note: it will also reflect any current tuition fees.)
  4. Click the green "Pay Now" button.
  5. In the "Outstanding Fees" section, locate each of the Enchanted Forest performance and costume fees. To verify that it's one of the Enchanted Forest fees, click on the blue "..." on the right side of the fee row, and check the Class.
  6. Click the checkbox next to the fee and enter the full amount of that fee in the "Payment Amount" section. 
  7. Click the green "Pay Now" button and proceed with payment.

You must pay online in order to complete your enrollment.

 

Measuring Instructions

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What to do:

  1. Follow the diagram and record your dancer's chest, waist, hips, and girth measurements in inches
  2. Add one inch to each measurement to allow for three months' of growth
  3. Keep these measurements handy so that you can enter them into the registration form. Flyers with measurement guides are also available in the studio lobby.

Contact Us

If you have questions or problems with any part of the Enchanted Forest registration process, please contact us using the form below after confirming that your question has not already been answered on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

If your question regards vacation and class-time rehearsals, please talk to your child's instructor individually, unless it pertains to any of the mandatory rehearsals (see Rehearsal Schedule).

 

Please complete the form below

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