Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Show information

Show information

Show is Wednesday, Decmeber 5th at the 40 Watt. Doors open at 7:00, show starts at 7:30. Dancers will need to be there by 6:30 and be completely dressed at 7:00.

Dress Rehearsal – during class on the week of November 25 (the week after Thanksgiving)
Last Rehearsal –
Ramsey Center Classes Sunday, Dec 2 times TBA (should be early evening; beginners will go first).
In'tisam final rehearsal TBA

Tickets and posters will be handed out in class on October 30-31 . We must sell 100 tickets by the week before the show, or we will cancel. Ticket prices are:
$5 in advance $8 at the door
Advance ticket money is due to your instructor by their deadline.

See below/back of sheet for more info about small group performances for intermediate and advanced students

Costuming – good places to look
Worldwide Fashions on Prince Avenue across from Aqua Linda
Moondance – www.moondancebellydance.com
L Rose - www.lrosedesigns.com
Miss Bellydance - www.missbellydance.com

Suggested Costuming for beginners:
Choli or half top
Heavily beaded tops like the ones shown in class (just make sure they provide enough support)
Colorful plain, sequined or beaded shirt (which can be tucked up if you would like)
Pants or skirt (if you are wearing pants, make sure they are not faded)
Coined, patterned, beaded or fringed hip scarf. You can also layer several scarves
Mary Janes, ballet slippers or flats
Coverup (to wear before and after you perform in the audience)
Shirt, jacket, caftan or wrap
Jewelry (some ideas)
Big earrings, necklaces with large pendants or chokers
Bangle bracelets or large cuff bracelets
Big, bold and bright! You will need to wear more makeup than you are used to – go overboard. Fake eyelashes are good if they don’t bother your eyes. Check out the blog closer to the show for hints.

Each dancer may only perform in 1 number in addition to their class numbers. Duets, trios and other small groups are preferred to solos. Performances are limited to 4 minutes in length. If you would like to perform, please send the following information to dancer.samira@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

1. Your Name
2. What you want to be introduced as
3. Name of song
4. Are you starting on stage or off?
5. Type of song, props, costuming, etc
6. What other dances you will be in

Spots will be allotted on a 1st come, 1st served basis. You will also need to have your number ready to show to Samira or your instructor no later than 2 weeks prior to the show. We would prefer earlier to give you more time to polish your dance to perfection.

If you need to edit your music, I suggest using a music editor such as Audacity (for PC) or Garageband (for Mac). For hints on how to edit, go to http://radio.about.com/od/funradiothingstodo/a/bleditaudio4.htm . To download Audacity, go to http://download.cnet.com/Audacity/3000-2170_4-10058117.html?tag=mncol . Garageband comes standard on most Macs.

All show music is due to me no later than Thanksgiving (earlier would be prefered). Files must be in an unrestricted (meaning anyone can open it) mp3, wav, or aac format. ITunes music must be converted to an aac file (a couple of suggestions are at http://forum.soft32.com/windows/convert-iTunes-protected-AAC-M4P-MP3-ftopict378063.html and http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1550 ).

Music can be sent to dancer.samira@yahoo.com or burnt on a cd and turned into Samira. Please label cds with your name and the song title.

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