What is our year end show?
All of the weekly training and practice our dancers do culminates in a spectacular production, at our year-end in June. Everything the dancers have learned throughout the year is packaged up in a magical story, complete with costumes, lights and presented on a professional stage.
Being familiar with the information provided here is crucial for this show to run smoothly and for our dancers and their families to have an enjoyable experience.
Any updates will be posted here on the website, social media (Facebook & Instagram) as well as notices posted in the studio waiting area.
We strive to produce a wonderful year-end experience for all, and it is only with your help that this can be attained.
Commitment from you and your child is paramount. What is learned while being part of a production goes well beyond the studio and theatre walls.
Thank you for taking the time to read this information and marking your calendars for key dates/times! Please speak to us as soon as possible should a conflict in your schedule arise.
Cheryl Geddert, Karrie Hill and Bethany McKeever
Key dates, places & times
Saturday, June 13, 2020: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Further details will be given closer to the date.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
2:30pm – call time for all dancers to arrive at the theatre
3:30pm – curtain time
Both the Dress Rehearsal and the Year-End Production are held at the Bell Performing Arts Centre.
Bell Performing Arts Centre
6250 144 St, Surrey, BC V3X 3L5
Tickets for the production are purchased through the Bell Performing Arts Centre. Tickets on sale as of June 1, 2020.
Box Office Phone Number: 604.507.6355
Year-End Production Dates
Dec 15, 2019 Deadline to notify studio if NOT participating in the Year-End Production
Any student who has not notified the studio by Dec. 15, 2019, will be invoiced for any costs incurred on that student’s behalf, including Costume Fees.
Jan 20-25, 2020 Costume measuring week at the studio. All students will be measured during their class time during this week.
May 1-8, 2020 Costume Payment envelopes distributed
May 9-15, 2020 Costume Payment due
May 19-23, 2020 Costumes distributed
May 24. 2020 Photo Day at the studio, schedule TBA, in full costume
June 1, 2020 Tickets on sale through the Bell Performing Arts Centre Box Office: 604.507.6355
June 1-6, 2020 Backstage/Dressing Room guardian fee due ($15 per child, Grade 4 and under)
June 7, 2020 In-studio rehearsal for older dancers.
June 13, 2020 MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal for all dancers at the Bell Performing Arts Centre from 10:30am – 4:30pm.
June 14, 2020 Year-End Production
2:30pm call-time for students
3:00pm theatre (audience) doors open
3:30pm curtain raises
Further details and explanations
All dancers are measured in January in order for their costumes to be custom made by our in-house sewists in time for the Year-End Production.
Costume construction starts immediately after measurements are taken, so if your student will not be performing in the Year-End Production, the studio must be notified by December 15, 2019. Any students withdrawing after the December 15 deadline will be invoiced the full Costume Payment fee, without exception.
Dancer measurements are taken in-class. Should your child miss the in-class measuring day due to illness or holiday, we will offer one other open measurement time slot at the studio. If your child is not be able to attend either studio measurement days, you will have to make special arrangements with the sewist for a private measuring appointment for a charge of $20.
Costume Payment envelopes are distributed in May. Payments are returned to the studio but are paid directly to the sewists, not to Mi-Cher, according to the details printed on the envelopes. Costume Payments are by cash or cheque(s) made payable to the specific sewist, as detailed on the envelope. Costumes will only be given out once all costume fees are received at the studio.
Backstage/Dressing Room Guardians
The Dress Rehearsal and Production days require backstage guardians for our younger students, Grade 4 and under. In the past we have struggled arranging volunteers. Starting this year the studio will be collecting $15 per dancer to hire guardians directly.
You will be required to remit your payment, in cash, in an envelope with your child’s name and class noted, by the beginning of June.
Tickets are sold through the Bell Performing Arts Centre Box Office. Though the studio sets the base price, there are levies and taxes added by the theatre. The ticket price is set only to cover the costs of the theatre rental and other production expenses, not to generate revenue.
In studio rehearsals are only for students in the following levels: Intermediate Foundation A, B & C, Advanced Foundation and Advanced 1.
The Dress Rehearsal is MANDATORY for all dancers! June is a very busy time of the year, the dates fo the dress rehearsal and year end show have been published as of September 2019 to assist with scheduling and reduce conflicts.
If your child is involved in other activities, please inform those groups of your Mi-Cher commitment.
The Photo Day schedule will be posted immediately after Spring Break. Please have your child dressed in their costume, and arrive 15 minutes prior to the time posted for your child’s class.
Make-up and hair details will go home with your child’s costume.
Please be sure your child’s tights are clean! If they have holes or runs, please mend or purchase new before Photo Day.
Mi-Cher Important Dates for year end show
|Dec 15, 2019||Deadline for notification of non-participation in Year-End Production|
|Jan 20-25, 2020||Costume measuring week|
|May 1-8, 2020||Costume Payment envelopes distributed|
|May 9-15, 2020||Costume Payment due|
|May 19-23, 2020||Costumes distributed|
|May 24, 2020||Photo Day|
|June 1, 2020||Tickets on sale|
|June 1-6, 2020||Backstage guardian fee due (younger dancers)|
|June 7, 2020||In-studio rehearsal for older dancers|
|June 13, 2020||Dress Rehearsal at Bell Performing Arts Centre for all|
|June 14, 2020||Year-End Production|