CenterStage Performing Arts Academy 2021 Recital Information
SHOW Date: WEECITAL Saturday, May 22nd 11:00 AM at CenterStage Performance Hall - All Level 1 classes - All Level 2 classes - Preschool classes
Where: CenterStage Performing Arts Academy 250 Hancock Street Gallatin, TN 37066
No Tech or Dress Rehearsal: Students will have an opportunity to practice their number several times on stage and will not need a separate reherasal.
WEECITAL Show Day May 22nd at CenterStage
All Students should arrive at 10:15 AM in their first costume
House opens at 10:15 AM
Show starts at 11:00 AM (roughly 33 minutes)
*Due to the size of our lobby, CS Staff will be directing anyone who needs to purchase a ticket, or family members with tickets to enter through the side of the auditorium. Dancers and mothers with a ticket only be allowed in the lobby to drop off their student and help them get ready.
Hair-style for ALL students, ALL songs: Girls: low bun in back center of head with hair parted on the left. If hair is too short for a bun, please pull hair out of their face in some way. HERE IS A VIDEO!Boys: keep out of face.
Parents can drop their student off at our check-in station in the lobby. From there, each child can be escorted by their parent or a CS staff person to their assigned dressing room.
We will have CS staff and instructors checking each student in to their classrooms, and additional instructors in each classroom to monitor each level and make sure they are prepared for their next dance. Due to limited space in our class rooms, we ask that parents not be back stage during the recital.
With multiple recitals, our shows are relatively short. We ask that students not bring additional toys or snacks, only water in with a cap allowed backstage.
During the show, please feel comfortable to remain in your seats. We will make sure that each student is changed and prepared for their next dance so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy!
Tickets: Tickets will go on sale April 23rd, 2021 at 6:00 PM Based on our most recent survey results, our patrons would prefer assigned seating. All attendees will be able to purchase their seats from their personal computer or at the dance studio. Tickets can be purchased through performcenterstage.eventbrite.com, and will include a tax and surcharge. Ticket sales help us cover the cost of renting the building, lighting designer, sound person, audio/visual director, multiple stage managers, front of house management, set design, police officers to conduct traffic, any set or prop design, and yearbooks - our gift to the students.
$5 for all patrons
$0 kids aged 4 and under (must sit on a lap)
Purchasing tickets online: -using a computer, you are able to select your assigned seat -using a cell phone or tablet, you will automatically be assigned the best available seats -tickets purchased together will be seated together -tickets will be emailed to you -you do not need to wait in line to purchase tickets, or enter the theatre on show day -ticket availability is guaranteed -tickets will have an additional surcharge of around $2.58 per ticket (this is required to use Eventbrite's assigned seating services as well as sales tax)
Purchasing tickets at the door (available at CenterStage, 1 hour before the show begins): -tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card -you will not be able to select your assigned seat. All tickets purchased at the door will automatically be assigned the best available seat -if you are attending the show with others who purchased tickets ahead of time, you will not be able to sit together -ticket availability is not guaranteed -tickets will have an additional surcharge of around $1 per ticket -if purchased with credit card there will be a $0.30-$0.80 charge added to your order (not per ticket)
If you do not purchase tickets before the show day, we cannot guarantee availability. If you need assistance purchasing tickets, please stop by the front desk during regular business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All tickets purchased ahead of time, either online or in person will be subject to the surcharge. Refunds: No refunds will be issued the day of the show. Please organize payment and attendance with your party ahead of time.
DVD’s: with multiple recitals, our videographer has come up with a great package that will allow you to add different recitals and customize your package! All DVDs will ship directly to your home. These packages are for the Aerial showcase, Ballet, Both Weecitals, Levels 4, 5, & Elementary, and Levels 6+ & Middle/High School recitals only. They cannot be applied to SpringBoard or any other recital or production:
Weecital(s) (both performances on one disc) - $15
Disc 1 - Ballet and Aerial Showcase (both performances on one disc)
Disc 2 - Levels 4, 5, and Elementary recital
Disc 3 - Leves 6+, Middle/High School recital
Pricing: $21 for one disc $18 per disc when ordering two discs* ($36 total) $15 per disc when ordering three or more discs* ($45 and up, depending on quantity ordered) *Multi-disc discount applies to discs ordered on a single transaction and shipped to one address and can be applied to multiple copies of the same disc.
Standard Pricing (orders placed on or after June 1)
DVDs ordered on or after June 1 will be priced at $23/each (including the Weecital) , regardless of how many are ordered. No package discounts will apply.
All DVD purchases will go through our vendor's website and will be available for purchase HERE.
CenterStage continues to maintain its high standards of cleanliness and sanitation. This will include wiping down all high touch surfaces and a deep cleaning of the bathrooms, lobby, and theatre in between recitals.
CenterStage will be limiting its seating to 50% capacity (200 chairs) to allow patrons the opportunity to spread out and social distance. Any families or friends not able to attend are encouraged to watch recital live on Facebook for free. Please keep in mind we have no control over Facebook video quality or Facebook choosing to block certain songs due to their licensing. We would encourage everyone to purchase a DVD to get excellent quality and uninterrupted music.
CenterStage will also have two entrances and exits to limit the amount of people in one area. This information can be found above.
Recital Tee Shirts
Recital tee shirts are a great way to remember our 2020 - 2021 Journey! Journey Tees have all recital dates on them! Due to our first recital being April 30th, we will only be accepting orders from now to Friday, April 2nd to guarantee enough time to print and ship. Please email us at email@example.com to order yours today!
This year, we are also offering CS Family Volunteer shirts! For a few years, our parents who have been active in helping run concessions and take tickets have been asking for a uniform of their own. Volunteer shirts are not required for volunteers, but they are super fun!Due to our first recital being April 30th, we will only be accepting orders from now to Friday, April 2nd to guarantee enough time to print and ship. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours today!
Volunteers: We cannot host our recitals without the help of parent volunteers! Please email Natalie@performcenterstage.com if you are interested! Positions available:
(1) Head of concessions - this volunteer is in charge of coordinating all food and drinks for the recital and recruiting additional volunteers to help man the concession stand for each show. Concessions volunteers work 60 minutes before the show begins, during intermission, and after the show. All concession proceeds go to our dance scholarship fund. Each head of concession will receive 4 free tickets in the front row.
(3 - 6 per show) Ticket taker volunteers - these volunteers are in charge of helping patrons find their seat for the show. Ticket taker volunteers must meet with Natalie the week of recital to go through how the Eventbrite app works. They only work 60 minutes before the show. Each ticket taker volunteer will receive a 1 ticket credit ($10 to their account).
(2 - 4 per show) Concessions volunteers - concessions volunteers work 60 minutes before the show begins, during intermission, and after the show. All concession proceeds go to our dance scholarship fund. Each concessions volunteer will receive 2 free tickets (the cost of the tickets will be applied to the family's portal account, or can be written via check).
We are encouraging families to carpool with other family members as much as possible. Additionally, all staff, volunteers, and students who can drive will be parking behind and on the side of the building to leave as many spots out front as possible for our patrons.
We will have overflow parking at the Public Utilities Building across the street, and will be providing a golf cart for staff to ferry any patrons at the bottom of the hill or across the street.
*We are accustomed to having 200+ patrons attend our SpringBoard shows through the season and feel very confident in our ability to safely accommodate recitals at CenterStage also. We have excellent and trained staff to help park and fit as many patrons as possible in front of the building. With capping our audience at 50% to abide by the current Sumner County Covid precautions, we do not anticipate parking being an issue.
What Our CS Family is Saying
"THANK YOU for caring about about the WHOLE child, for costumes & choreography & music that are age appropriate...THANK YOU! For the self confidence I see you cultivating & nurturing in not only my child but so many others...THANK YOU! For the COURAGE to take on this task & follow your heart...THANK YOU! My daughter would not be where or who she is today without her CenterStage family. With every ounce of my soul, I THANK YOU!" - Jennifer Moore
"Thank you for creating a performing arts studio and not just another competitive dance studio. I am grateful to be a part of a studio where all the girls are accepted and are offered many things to choose from, beyond dance so they can explore so many different avenues of the performing arts! I so appreciate that when my daughter graduates she is going to take with her all the wonderful memories from class, the friendships she has made, and the life lessons she learned from you guys!" - Deanna Rice
"CenterStage is not a place. It's the people" - Christian Bare, Instructor and Director
"I cannot say enough positive things about Centerstage. The teachers, staff and kids are so kind, caring and encouraging to each other. The support is unbelievable! My daughter has made amazing friends at this studio, many of whom are much older than she is, but they have helped coach and encourage her along the way and she looks up to them so much. I greatly appreciate the modest recital costumes and clothing, they are very much age appropriate. Perhaps most of all however, is the dedication of the owners and teachers. They truly pour their heart and soul into this studio and the children that attend it." - Jessica Vaughn
"Thank you for giving me a new family and a new place to call home. I owe who I am today to the CS Family." - Christian Wilken, Instructor from Nebraska