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***2nd 9 weeks Performance***  

Winter Dance Showcase

Dress Rehearsal (mandatory- counts as a mastery grade)

Procedures and Information for Dress Rehearsal

Date:  Monday, Dec 12, 2022

Location: The Villages Charter Middle School Gymnatorium

Time:  3:00 - 4:30 pm for Middle School Students 

At 4:30, Parents will pick up in the 6th grade carloop.  Parents should stay in the RIGHT LANE to protect dancers and so that aftercare cars can pass.  

**Please note:  Pick up for the showcase is DIFFERENT.  


Winter Dance Showcase (mandatory - counts as a mastery grade)

Procedures and Information for Winter Dance Showcase

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Location: The Villages Charter Middle School Gymnatorium

Admission: All seats are $5/children 5 and under are admitted free

  • Tickets are on sale through The Villages Entertainment Box office.
  • All tickets are general seating for this event.  Reserved seating is not available. 
  • This is the link to the box office's general performing arts page for The Villages charter school. If you go to the 13th on the calendar and click on the performance, tickets are available for purchase. This will be the link for all of the performing arts productions with TVCS.  To purchase tickets, please open this link:  The Villages Box Office - TVCS performing arts events

Time show begins: 6:30 pm

Dancers check in time: 5:30 pm 

House opens for seating: 6:15 pm

Parking for the event:  Parents are asked to drop off their dancer in the 6th grade car line to check in at the exterior door to the performing arts hallway.  Supervision is provided and parents should remain in their car and proceed to the nearest parking lot to park.  Parents are asked to not park in the carline as it may block the flow of traffic.  

Dancers check in location and procedure:

    • This is a school event and ALL school rules apply for the entire event (drop off to pick up)


  • No cell phone use is allowed during the event including all backstage areas


    • No gum
    • Classroom behavior expected
    • No food in the studio, classroom or holding areas.  Eat in the hallway.
    • Bring a water bottle with your name on it. 
    • Do not leave supervision/supervised area without permission
    • No one is allowed backstage except for performers and chaperones
  • Dancers who are not on campus should be dropped off in the 6th grade carline so they can enter backstage through the exterior door of the performing arts wing and go directly to their holding area.
    • Drop off will begin at 5:30 and all dancers should be in their holding area by 6:00 pm
  •  Dancers who are on campus in aftercare will enter through the gym lobby and go directly to their dressing room to change and then report to their holding area.
    • Dancers in aftercare will be released at 5:00 to come to the dressing room to change.   
  • Dancers arrive and check in with the chaperone in their holding area.  
  • Dancers should make sure they are dressed and ready for performance.  
    • Skirts will be in each holding area
    • Dancers should bring their sling bag/dance bag to hold their dance shoes/makeup/jacket until they are inside.  
    • Dancers should wear coverup shorts/pants and a jacket. 
  • Dancers should warm up and prepare for the performance.
    • No Acro or stunts allowed
    • Holding areas are too small to run the dances.   

Each Dance Class will have a specific holding area

  • Beginning Dance Classes(2nd and 3rd periods) - VCMS Dance Studio
  • Intermediate Dance Classes(4th and 5th periods) - VCMS Chorus Room
  • Advanced Dance Class(1st periods) - VCMS Dance Studio
  • MS & HS Solos/Duets - Backstage Dressing rooms
  • HS Dance Tech students - VCMS Band Room 

Length of show: Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

Pick up time: 7:30 pm

Pick up location: Middle School Dancers will be released to parents from the stage following the finale.  Parents are asked to send 1 parent to the stage when their child’s dance class is called.  

Notes for dance class performers and parents:

  • Dancers are expected to remain for the entire concert.  We will have a finale for our final bows. 
  • Dancers come dressed to perform.  Females will wear a black leotard, pink ballet tights and pink ballet shoes. They will be assigned a ballet skirt to wear.  Males will wear a plain, black shirt with black pants and black jazz or ballet shoes.  
  • Hair must be secured out of the face; Females will wear a classical bun.  Males may wear a ponytail if their hair touches the shoulder. 
  • Dancers are not required to wear makeup for the stage, however, some makeup helps to enhance the eyes and the lips so that the dancer’s expression can be seen.   If a dancer chooses to wear makeup, please select neutral tones for the face and eyes.  Females should use a burgundy or wine for the lips.  Males may want to use a natural color a shade darker than their lips.  Dancers should not wear any body glitter.



Online shopping for Class Uniform items:

Dance wear Solutions is an online store for dance items


Discount Dance is an online store for dance items 


Dance N Stuff is a local store in Ocala, Florida


These items are listed on  Shipping is usually an issue and Amazon usually ships faster than most stores.  

Bloch stretch canvas ballet shoes -

This shoe is a great fit and allows for growth.  There are also narrow sizes available.  

Fitting guidelines: Sizing: Start with 2 sizes down from normal street shoe size.Width Suggestions: B - Narrow C - Medium   These guidelines are for an experienced dancer fit which is very snug.  I usually suggest beginning dancers to have a loose fit as they adjust to the feel of a ballet shoe.  


Capezio Pirouette Lyrical Shoes -

This shoe is an option for our jazz and lyrical dances.  This is not an option to use for ballet class or performances.  


Basic Capezio Black tank style leotard girls sizes -

This is a basic black tank style leotard in youth sizes.


Basic Capezio Black tank style leotard adult sizes-

This is a basic black tank style leotard in adult sizes. 


Ballet pink tights - capezio-

Students will need pink ballet tights for the Winter Dance Concert performance. They need to be full footed or transitional and not stirrup tights.

You may select another brand of ballet tights that are ballet pink in color.  




Students will use the following codes to join the google classroom for their dance class.   Click on the class period to open the link for your Google Classroom or enter the code to join.   






(Mastery Grade - 70%)

1st  Quarter:  Skills Dance Performance

Week of October 3rd-6th during dance class

2nd Quarter: Winter Dance Concert at the VCMS gymatorium

  • Tuesday, Dec 13th at 6:30 pm in VCMS gymnatorium
  •  Dress rehearsal is Monday, Dec 12th in VCMS gymnatorium (3-7 pm)
  • This is a ticketed event


3rd Quarter:  Student Choreography Showcase at the VCMS gymatorium

  • Tuesday, Feb. 28th at 6:30 pm in the VCMS gymatorium
  • Dress rehearsal is Monday, Feb 27th in VCMS gymnatorium (3-7 pm)
  • This is a ticketed event


4th Quarter Spring Dance Concert at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

  • Dress Rehearsal - Tues. May 9th afterschool at “The Sharon”  (Specific time TBA)
  • Concert performances( assigned 1 performance date)
  • Thursday, May 11th (6 pm)        
  •  Friday, May 12th (7 pm)
  • Saturday, May 13th (2 pm or 7 pm)
  • This is a ticketed Event

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  “Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. ” 

― Martha Graham


Dance Class Calendars

Period 7 - Dance 4 - Team




Period1 - Dance 3





Periods 2&3 - Dance 1



Periods 4&5 - Dance 2




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