RECITAL PERFORMANCE INFORMATION JUNE 12, 2021
This year’s outdoor performance will be held at the

PATTON HOMESTEAD ESTATE

650 ASBURY STREET, S. HAMILTON MA 01982
SATURDAY JUNE 12, at 3:00. (Rain Date June 13,) I am keeping an eye on the weather and should there be any change due to forecast you will be notified by email Wednesday June 9.
(if by any chance the original date and rain date are a washout, please keep June 19th open)

The Hamilton Wenham School of Dance is so fortunate and grateful to be able to hold our annual recital performance in our 30th year as part of the community at The PATTON HOMESTEAD, an incredible, treasured cultural center in Hamilton. We are thankful to THE TOWN OF HAMILTON, the Board of Directors, Joseph Domelowicz and Kaleigh Pare Shaughnessy for all their cooperation in making this season’s performance possible in this stunning outdoor venue. For more information to learn more about the Patton Homestead www.pattonhomestead.org Due to the current state of the pandemic and to proceed with utmost caution, our annual performance is outdoors this summer. PLEASE BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR AND OR BLANKET to sit on. YOUR PERFORMING STUDENT GRADE 4 AND OLDER WILL NEED THEIR OWN CHAIR FOR THE STUDENT VIEWING AREA. NO FOOD or DRINK ALLOWED (water bottles only) THE BOARD OF HEALTH OF HAMILTON and MDPH REGULATIONS will allow all ATTENDEES and DANCERS to be mask FREE for this event. Social Distancing is recommended in spreading out your seating of 6ft. apart for those not in your party. You are welcome to wear your masks as there may be attendees and children not yet vaccinated at this time.

ALL ATTENDEES SHOULD STAY FOR THE ENTIRE PERFORMANCE. ALL OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE HAD AN EXTRAORDINARY SEASON AND WORKED VERY HARD TO PREPARE FOR THIS SPECIAL DAY THAT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE A YEAR. THE PERFORMANCE WILL LAST APPROXIMATELY 1.5 HOURS. THERE IS NO INTERMISSION. ATTENDEES ARE WELCOME TO ARRIVE TO THE FIELD STARTING AT 2 O’CLOCK ON. THE PERFORMANCE WILL BEGIN AT 3:00. SEATING IN THE FIELD IS OPEN. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE VIDEOGRAPHER. IT WOULD BE VERY DISRUPTIVE AND DISTRACTING TO HAVE FAMILIES GATHERING UP LAWN CHAIRS AND STARTING CAR ENGINES IN THE NEARBY PARKING TO LEAVE DURING THE PERFORMANCE FOR THE DANCERS AS WELL AS OTHER FAMILIES AND OUR VIDEOGRAPHER. PLEASE HAVE A BABY SITTER FOR YOUR SMALL CHILDREN/INFANTS IF POSSIBLE. THANK YOU.

TICKETS should be purchased from the studio during the month of MAY until June 10th by sending check &/or cash payment with name and number of desired tickets by mail to the studio or in with your student to be placed in our lockbox at the studio. Your name with purchase amount will be listed on a admission check in sheet at the check in table at the recital. There is no limit to family tickets. No physical tickets will be distributed (saving trees). ANY LAST MINUTE PURCHASE OF ADMISSION may be done at the CHECK IN Table at recital time (check/cash only) but please do your best to have done so prior during ticket sale month in MAY and by June 10th. .

All Admission Fees:

$20 for age 10 – Adults:

$15 for Seniors 65+ & Children under age 10:

RECITAL PERFORMANCE: Students in multiple pieces may be dropped off at 1:30 for Student check in. Families may enter for Ticket CHECK IN starting at 2:00 as we have extensive setting up to do with our outdoor stage and sound system. Upon your arrival at the Patton Estate, please follow directions for parking and proceed to our STUDENT CHECK IN TABLE to check in your student performer and TICKET CHECK in for FAMILIES. Proceed to set up your lawn chairs and or blankets in designated field area and space socially distanced apart. MASKS are not required to be worn at this OUTDOOR EVENT. Please eat prior to arrival. Please do not have your student eat while in costume. NO FOOD or DRINK is allowed on premises. Water is allowed. All families must be responsible to keep their families together and small children from moving about the grounds as we have to abide by property rules and will have cords and equipment that must be kept safe. We often recommend to have a babysitter for babies and small toddlers as crying and sounds can disrupt our video as well as students hearing music to dance by. PLEASE HAVE YOUR SMALL CHILDREN USE THE BATHROOM AT HOME PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. Bathrooms will be available at the location in the main house but to be used for emergency only. Please read the All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to the bathroom which is located in the Patton House. Please do all hair and makeup at home. NO CELL PHONE AND OR CAMERA USE DURING THE PERFORMANCE. WE HAVE A VIDEOGRAPHER FILMING (GET ORDERS IN ASAP) WE WILL ALSO HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHER THERE TO DO FINAL POSE SHOTS THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FREE.

Your student will be sent home with costumes: These costumes are nonrefundable and cannot be replaced: Please put away for safe keeping until the class Dress Rehearsal and Performance Days. Please do not Wash, use for Play or Eat Food while in costume at any time. All students in multiple pieces must have a flesh/nude undertard to wear under their costumes. This is for hygiene and changing in our wardrobe tent. Undertard info is on our website as well as “How to make a Bun” instructions is on Dress Code page. We sell Bun Bags for $20 at the studio www.hamiltonwenhamschoolofdance.com

DRESS REHEARSAL will be held during each class time the last week of classes from Saturday June 5 to Friday June 11. Students will come to class in costume for that particular class, proper hairstyles required, makeup is optional. I will take class photos. CLASS ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY THIS FINAL WEEK FOR IN CLASS DRESS REHEARSAL.

WE WILL HAVE A PHOTOGRAPHER AT THE PERFORMANCE and will make Class Pose Pictures accessible to families: PLEASE no holding up cameras and filming during the performance. It is disruptive to the views of others in the audience.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO TAPE REGULATIONS and FLOWER SALES: HWSD for many years has had a PROFESSIONAL VIDEOGRAPHER TAPE our Recital: We ask for quiet during our performance: PRE ORDERS for $30 must be done ASAAP . Please send payment made out to The Hamilton Wenham School of Dance. and sent in to the studio by mail or with your student to put in the lockbox. You will be sent information and forms for both the video and flower orders by email.

Once again as in years past we will have FLORAL CAUSE setting up for Flower Sales at the Recital. You will receive a separate order form home by email to preorder. We will donate our percentage of proceeds to BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. One of our long time students is currently doing a fundraiser that you may additionally donate to on your own:

http://fundraise.childrenshospital.org/goto/woodforepilepsy

INFORMATION FOR PERFORMING STUDENTS: STUDENTS MUST NOT TALK OR WHISPER IN CHANGING TENTS OR WHILE SEATED IN STUDENT VIEWING AREA AS SOUND CARRIES AND STUDENTS NEED TO PERFORM WITHOUT DISRUPTION OR DISTRACTION. Upon student arrival to the Patton Homestead, STUDENTS MUST CHECK IN AT STUDENT CHECK IN. ALL students must all be dressed in their first or only costume for the piece they are in. Hair and makeup should be done at home. * MAKEUP should be mascara (mascara not needed for K-4), blush and berry tone lipstick. We keep it simple. No makeup needed for Creative Movement. NO JEWELRY OF ANY KIND. NO FINGER OR TOE NAIL POLISH. All Students should have a DANCE BAG with all needed items for the performance.

Students in ONE dance piece including Creative Movement, Youth Ballet Classes and Students Grade 4 and Older: Your family/student has arrived STARTING at 2:00 in costume with hair and makeup done. Please be at Patton Homestead no later than 2:40. Children under Grade 4 will sit with your families in the audience. * NOTE children performing in Creative Movement and Friday & Saturday Youth Ballet Classes, a parent will stand/raise hand when their student’s piece is called up to perform. Our “Recital Helpers” will come assist your child in proceeding to the stage and return them to you after dancing. Grade 4 and Older students will be seated in the Student Viewing area wearing street shoes and dance footwear in their dance bag. Just prior to time to dance, change shoes to dance footwear will come to the stage when called up by Ms. Donna. You will then be directed to take placement on stage. Upon bow and great applause, you will be directed to leave the stage when Ms. Donna says to do so. You will return to the student viewing area to put your street shoes on. Please have your labelled water bottle and dance footwear in your dance bag. (All students must bring their own chair to sit on in the student viewing area)

Students in MULTIPLE dance pieces: Students may arrive/ be dropped off at 1:30 in your first costume with hair and makeup done. Please bring your folding or beach chair to the student viewing area and space socially distanced apart. Proceed to bring all other labelled costumes and dance footwear in your dance bag to the changing tent. Again you will also be wearing your undertards. There will be hanging racks and mirrors in our changing tent. There will be “recital helpers” to assist with students. Please bring a beach towel to stand in your designated changing spot inside the tent to protect footwear and costumes. Once settled in the changing tent, you will take your seat in the student viewing area. PLEASE NO TALKING IN THE TENTS OR IN SEATING AREA, SOUND CARRIES and videographer needs to do his work and students onstage need to hear their music. Prior to you coming to the stage, remove street shoes and put on dance shoes, pointe students will remove coverings. You will be called up to perform and directed to placement onstage. Please allow for final pose and applause AND PHOTOGRAPHER TO TAKE POSED SHOTS. Ms. Donna will direct you when to leave the stage. Please be quiet inside the tent for changing. Change into your next costume and proceed quietly to student viewing area. Once you have danced in your final piece, exit the stage, and proceed in your final costume to the student viewing area to view the remainder of our program. Upon the conclusion of the performance, Ms. Donna will ask all students in the Student Viewing area and small performing children seated in the audience to stand for one final group bow. Older students may return after FINAL distanced bow to changing tent and take ALL personal items home with you. There will be a designated BIN to place all studio borrowed costumes in. HWSD and Patton Homestead cannot be held responsible for anything left behind on the property. Please leave any areas as clean as when you arrived.

We ask for quiet in both the audience and students during the performance as this is a new venture being outside, hearing the sound, our professional videographer working. No camera or video taping with cell phones during the performance.

THANK YOU TO ALL FAMILIES FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF
THE HAMILTON WENHAM SCHOOL OF DANCE.

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