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Casting and Rehearsals

GADA DANCE COMPANY

Casting & Rehearsals

Rehearsals begin Aug 19th!

2017-18 GADT SCHEDULE:

AUGUST

19th
PARENT meet and greet 9-9:30am / catalog options
9-10:30am ALL IS WELL (sarah)
10:30-12 We Come Running (sarah)
10:30-12 Smash (sally)

26th – Co Apparel Order Forms go home
REHEARSAL CANCELLED – stay dry!

SEPTEMBER

2th – REHEARSAL
8:45-10 Dance in the Graveyards (sally)
10-11 We Come Running (sarah)
10-11 Smash (sally)
11-12 The Wind (sarah)
11-12 No Time at All (sally)
12-1 PIZZA LUNCH/LIP SYNC BATTLE/SHOW THEME (company apparel forms go home)
1-2:30 All is Well (sarah)

9th – Co Apparel ORDER FORMS DUE  (Hannah V OUT, Staite out until 1pm, Addison A out until 10:30am, Lauryn M SICK)
8-9 Nutcracker Doll (cari)
9-10:30 Dance in the Graveyards (sally)
10:30-11:30 We Come Running (sarah)
10:30-11:30 Smash (sally)
11:30-12:30 The Wind (sarah)
11:30-12:30 No Time at All (sally)
12:30-1:30 Full Co clean and IMPROV
1:30-2:30 All is Well (sarah)
2:30-3:00 SEPT SOLO REHEARSAL Halle and Lauren Simpson

16th – REHEARSAL
8-8:30 SEPT SOLO REHEARSAL Coleman and Hannah V) – studio 4
8:30-9 SEPT SOLO REHEARSAL Pena and Workman – studio 4
8-9 Safety Dance (lauren staite) – studio 5
8-9 Nutcracker Party (cari) – studio 1
9-10:30 Jardin Anime (elif) – studio 5
9-10:30 A-Punk (sarah) – studio 4
10:30-12 Ain’t No Man (amanda) – studio 5
10:30-12 Battlefield (sarah) – studio 4
12-1:30 La La Land (amanda) – studio 5
12:30-1:30 No Can Do (sam) – studio 4
1:30-2 SEPT SOLO REHEARSAL Cydney and Duet (Alyssa and Kennedy) – studio 4
1:30-3 How Do I Look? (sam) – studio 5

 

23rd – REHEARSAL (Melina possibly OUT, Cydney possibly OUT-unex)
8-8:45 Safety Dance (lauren staite)
8-9 Nutcracker Party (cari) (dolls run dance 8:45-9)
9-10:30 Jardin Anime (elif)
9-9:45 A-Punk (sarah)
9:45-10:30 No Time at all
10:30-12 Ain’t No Man (amanda)
10:30-12 Battlefield (sarah)
12-1:30 La La Land (amanda)
12:30-1:30 No Can Do (sam)
1:30-3 How Do I Look? (sam)
3-4 Graveyards

30th – REHEARSAL (Coleman OUT, Parker OUT, Simpson OUT, Isabella Evaro OUT, Alyssa King OUT unexc)
8-8:45 Safety Dance (lauren staite) studio 4/5
8-9 Nutcracker Party (cari) (dolls run dance 8:45-9)
9-9:15 A-Punk (sarah) studio 4
9:15-10 NO Time at ALL (sally) studio 4
10-11 Ain’t No Man (amanda) studio 4
10:30-11 Battlefield (sarah) studio 5
11-12 La La Land (amanda)
12-12:45 Graveyards
12:45-1:45 No Can Do (sam)
1:45-2:30 How Do I Look? (sam)
2:30-3:30 We Come Running

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 1st – DANCE EXCELLENCE airfare payment due

7th – NO REHEARSAL

14th – REHEARSAL (Sonya/Layla OUT, Genevieve OUT UNEXC.)
8-9 Spanish (cari)
8:00-8:30 OCT SOLO REHEARSAL Halle Utterback
8:30-9 OCT SOLO REHEARSAL Cydney Moore
9-10 Cut to the Feeling (sally)
10-11 Midnight City (sarah)
11-12 FULL CO RUN ALL NUMBERS
12-1 Flowers (cari)
12-12:30 OCT SOLO REHEARSAL Brianna Coleman
12:30-1 OCT SOLO REHEARSAL Kyndal Workman
1-2 The Way I Are (sam)
1-2 Snow (cari)

1-2 SOLO REHEARSAL Brianna Pena
2-3 Nature of Daylight (hannah V)
2-2:30 SOLO Rehearsal DUET (Alyssa and Kennedy)
2:30-3 SOLO REHEARSAL Lauren Simpson
3-3:30 SOLO REHEARSAL Hannah V

 

21st REHEARSAL (melina OUT) (Lauryn OUT) (Alyssa King OUT) (addison B leave at noon)
8-9 Spanish (cari)
9-10 Cut to the Feeling (sally)
10-10:45 You Can’t Stop, Graveyards
10:45-11:45 Midnight City (sarah)
11:45-12:15 All Is Well (sarah)
12:15-1 ALL NUTCRACKER DANCES (cari)
1-2 The Way I Are (sam)
1-2 How Do I Look, Battlefield (sarah)
2-3 Nature of Daylight (hannah V)

28th
NO REHEARSAL

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER 1st – $600 Dance Excellence payment due

NOVEMBER 4th  – DanceMakers Routines selected

NOVEMBER 15th – DANCEMAKERS entry fees DUE


4th
– REHEARSAL (Addison A out until 10:30am) (Lauryn OUT) (Melina OUT) (Brianna P OUT)
8-9 Spanish (studio 1)
8-9 ALL SOLOS wanting to perform at DanceMakers run solo pieces 8-9am (studio 4/5)
9-9:45 Nature of Daylight (studio 4/5)
9:45-10:30 Cut to the Feeling (studio 4/5)
10:30-11:15 Midnight City (studio 4/5)
11:15-12 FULL CO Run ALL NUMBERS (studio 4/5)
12-12:30 sugarplum
12:30-1:15 Nutcracker (cari)
1:15-2 The Way I Are (sam) (studio 1)
1:15-1:45 You Can’t Stop, Battlefield
1:45-2:30 How Do I Look?
DANCE EXCELLENCE PHOTO and stuff – 4pm location TBA

11th – REHEARSAL (Reese OUT, possibly cydney out)
8:30-9am HOLIDAY CATALOG ORDER in front LOBBY
8-9 DANCE EXCELLENCE DANCERS (w/sally) studio 4/5
8:30-9 Sugarplum (cari) studio 1
9-9:45 Nature of Daylight
9:45-10:30 Fear
10:30-11 Graveyards
11-11:30 How Do I Look / Battlefield
11:30-12 All is Well
12-1 Nutcracker (cari)
1:00-1:30 NOV SOLO REHEARSAL Hannah V and Coleman
1:30-2 NOV SOLO REHEARSAL Kyndal and Pena
2-2:30 NOV SOLO REHEARSAL Halle and Lauren Simpson
2:30-3 NOV SOLO REHEARSAL Cydney and Duet (Alyssa and Kennedy)

18st – REHEARSAL AND THANKSGIVING FEAST! (Addison A OUT, Lauren Staite OUT)
9-12 Full Co (sally)
12-1 Nutcracker (cari)
1-1:30 PTHANKSGIVING POTLUCK PFEAST!
1:30-2:30 AMANDA clean ain’t no man AND lalaland

 

25th – NO REHEARSAL

DECEMBER

2ndDANCEMAKERS CONVENTION
San Antonio, TX (HYATT Regency Hill Country San Antonio)

9th8am DANCER IHOP BREAKFAST
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 10am-12noon
Partnerships with Children – exact address TBA

16th NUTCRACKER TEA PARTIES (9, 10:30, 12)

23rd – NO REHEARSAL

30th – NO REHEARSAL

 

JANUARY

6th – NO REHEARSAL

13th – REHEARSAL

20th – REHEARSAL

27th – REHEARSAL

 

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 1st – $695 Dance Excellence final payment due (additional hotel costs for private rooms)

3rd – REHEARSAL

10th – NO REHEARSAL (Royalty OUT contest)

17th – REHEARSAL (Coleman OUT, Royalty OUT contest)

24th – REHEARSAL (Coleman OUT, Pena OUT)

 

MARCH

3rd- REHEARSAL **

9th /10th  rehearsal (Royalty OUT?)

17th – NO REHEARSAL

24th – REHEARSAL

30th – Spring Concert DRESS/TECH REHEARSAL 6-10pm
(at Boyd Vance Theater – Carver Museum)

31st SPRING CONCERT!
12noon, 2:30 and 5pm showings
11am call time
(at Boyd Vance Theater – Carver Museum)

 

APRIL

1st – April 7th – DANCE EXCELLENCE CONVENTION LA, CALIF

14thOFF

21st – OFF (Royalty spring show)

28th – rehearsal (Coleman OUT)

 

MAY

6th – rehearsal

12th – – Recital Rehearsals

19th – RECITALS!  (Coleman?)

26th – OFF

 

JUNE 2nd – auditions for 2018-19 COMPANY

 

 

 

Interested in auditioning for GADA’s DANCE Company?!

COMPANY PHILOSOPHY

The company was created to give zealous dancers a chance to experience MORE!… more performances, more choreography, more styles, more responsibility, more commitment and more art. To me, dance is an art form first and foremost. I respect the athletic endeavors it can include, but I think something is lost in the magic of dance when it is treated solely as a sport. I want dancers to grow and gain technique, BUT I want them to also grow as artists and learn what it means to create and express. In order to meet that goal, I create opportunities each year that I think will enrich our dancers. Next year’s opportunities include:

  • SUMMER CLASSES (two weekly classes required through summer – when in town – ballet is required to be one of the classes, summer series is suggested as second class, but open for negotiationJ)
  • SUMMER INTENSIVE (JULY 31-AUG 3)
  • SUMMER CASTING AUDITION – Saturday, August 12th
  • SATURDAY REHEARSALS (classes/ rehearsals will begin August 19th for the year.)
  • SOLO opportunities for those interested (choreography costs apply)
  • MASTER CLASSES (Summer/Fall/Spring master class with touring casts and companies TBD.)
  • DANCEMAKERS CONVENTION (San Antonio Dec 1-3)
  • SPRING CONCERT (Aiming for mid-April weekend – TBD)
  • DANCE EXCELLENCE CONVENTION (Aprl 1-7th LA, Calif and Disneyland performance – optional)
  • SPRING GADA RECITAL

CASTING

Students will be accepted (or not) into the general company at May auditions. Students will then carry through summer class requirements, attend intensive, etc. A separate casting audition will be held in August right before fall rehearsals begin (SATURDAY, AUG 12th). THIS IS A REQUIRED SATURDAY. Being part of company DOES NOT guarantee being cast in a certain amount of dances.

*Being part of company DOES NOT guarantee being cast in a certain amount of dances.

REHEARSALS

Dancers are expected to attend all scheduled rehearsals. IF you must miss a rehearsal, dancers must notify sally ASAP in writing (paper or email is fine) and MORE than a week’s notice. MISSING MORE THAN 2 SATURDAYS each semester (sept-dec and jan-april) is not allowed, and will result in being taken out of some, if not all, pieces.

Dress rehearsals are mandatory (missed DRESS rehearsal which is the rehearsal before a performance = missed performance, no exceptions)

Students are expected to practice choreography at home between rehearsals. Choreography should not have to be re-taught.   If a student misses a rehearsal, it is their responsibility to get caught up with a fellow dancer BEFORE the next rehearsal takes place. We try to post youtube practice videos for the dancers to use to practice with.

COSTS

For the company, expenses are rolled into one lump sum and then divided it into equal payments made June 2017-May 2018. It is estimated to cost $90 per month IN ADDITION to monthly tuition (all company dancers must take at last one tap, ballet, and jazz class each week).

  • Summer classes both session – 2 classes in each session $126 +$126
  • Summer Intensive $225
  • Saturday rehearsals (based on $25 each month) rehearsals $250
  • Costume rental fee $100
  • DanceMAKERS Convention $250
  • Total average estimated costs 2017-18 season = $90/month   JUNE – MAY 2018

**NOT INCLUDED DanceMakers Hotel costs, DanceMakers entry fees, Dance Excellence trip payments, solo choreography fees

 

2017-18 GADA Dance Company Casting

PerformanceCast
The Wind
Melina, Nicole, Briana C, Brianna P, Layla, Hailey, Reese, Lauren Simpson, Lauren Staite, Halle, Hannah, Kayla, Kyndal
We Come RunningAlyssa, Kennedy, Elise, Julia , Anna, Genevieve, Lauryn M, Cydney, Journey, Mia, Kiley, Kate, Lauren W
LaLaLandMelina, Nicole, Layla, Hailey, Reese, Lauren Simpson, Lauren Staite, Halle, Hannah, Kayla
Jardin AnimeGenevieve, Cydney, Melina, Layla, Hailey, Reese, Lauren Simpson, Halle, Hannah, **Understudy Julia
The Way I AreAlyssa, Kennedy, Elise, Julia, Genevieve, Cydney, Journey, Mia, Kate
How Do I Look?Melina, Nicole, Briana C, Brianna P, Layla, Hailey, Reese, Lauren Simpson, Lauren Staite, Halle, Hannah, Kayla
No Time At AllAddison A, Addison B, Isabella, Katherine L, Sonya, Anna, Lauryn M, Kiley
Safety DanceElise, Genevieve, Cydney, Lauren Simp, Layla
A-PunkAddison A, Katherine L, Alyssa K
SmashMelina, Nicole, Briana C, Brianna P, Layla, Hailey, Reese, Lauren Simpson, Lauren Staite, Halle, Hannah, Kayla
Journey to the Past / First StepsAddison A, Addison B, Katherine L, Alyssa K, Kennedy
SpanishIsabella E, Sonya, Elise, Julia, Genevieve, Cydney, Melina, Lauren Staite, Briana Coleman
*Understudy Kayla V
You Can't StopSpider's piece
Ain't No ManAddison A, Katherine L, Sonya, Alyssa, Kennedy, Elise, Julia, Journey
Midnight CityCydney, Nicole, Hailey, Reese, Lauren Simp, Halle, Kayla, Kyndal
BattlefieldMelina, Coleman, Layla, Staite, Hannah V
No Can DoAddison A, Addison B, Isabella, Katherine L, Sonya, Alyssa, Kennedy, Elise, Julia, Journey, Cydney, Genevieve
Cut to the FeelingKennedy, Elise, Julia , Anna, Genevieve, Lauryn M, Cydney, Journey, Mia, Kiley, Kate, Lauren W, Melina, Nicole, Briana C, Brianna P, Layla, Hailey, Reese, Lauren Simpson, Lauren Staite, Halle, Hannah, Kayla, Kyndal
Nature of DaylightMelina, Coleman, Halle, Reese, Hailey
Dancin in the GraveyardKennedy, Elise, Julia , Anna, Genevieve, Lauryn M, Cydney, Journey, Mia, Kiley, Kate, Lauren W, Melina, Nicole, Briana C, Brianna P, Layla, Hailey, Reese, Lauren Simpson, Lauren Staite, Halle, Hannah, Kayla, Kyndal
All is WellFULL COMPANY
Nutcracker (see all parts below)
PARTY (Nutcracker)Addison A, Sonya, Addison B, Isabella E, Alyssa, Kennedy, Katherine L
WALTZ FLOWERS (Nutcracker)Elise, Julia, Anna, Cydney, Lauren W, Layla, Lauren Simp, Hailey, Genevieve
DollHailey and Genevieve
OR
Layla and Lauren Simpson
SNOW (Nutcracker)Melina, Nicole, Coleman, Reese, Halle, Kayla, Lauren Staite, and Hannah V
SUGARPLUM (Nutcracker)Lauren Staite and Hannah V
CLARA (Nutcracker)Sonya and Addison A

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