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RECITAL 2022 DETAILS

Ohana's 6th Annual Performance Showcase!

Friday, June 17th & Saturday, June 18th 2022
The Coliseum at The Big E, West Springfield

Important performance note: Fog machines will be used in the production on Saturday, June 18th. Please be aware in case of any sensitivity/reaction this may cause.
 
RECITAL INFORMATION PACKET

We are so excited about Ohana's 6th Annual Performance Showcase! We have done our best to combine all information regarding the recital in order to make all of the details easily obtained, easier to understand and as detailed as possible. We hope that this packet helps to make recital go as smoothly as possible for you and your dancer! 

What is contained within this packet:

Recital Details

Recital FAQs

Shoes & Tights Information

Recital T-Shirt Order Form

Picture Week Details

Video/Photo Information

Quick Reference Dates:

Monday, May 9th - Show Sponsorships Due

Friday, May 6th - Tickets go on sale

Saturday, June 4th - Picture Day

Friday, June 17th - Dress Rehearsal

Saturday, June 18th - SHOW DAY

 
Recital Details

Dear Parents, 

Thank you so much for all of your support, patience, enthusiasm and love during this wonderful dance season. We are so proud to be able to showcase each and every dancer, after all of their hard work and commitment.  This year's theme is "You Are The Magic" - because each of us is special, unique and beautiful in our own way. YOU matter, YOU make a difference and you are never, ever alone. 

  • Ohana's 6th Annual Performance Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 18th, with one show at 11:00AM. The show will have 2 intermissions & will end around 4:00PM. It will be held at the Coliseum Building at Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) located at 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089. Dancers must arrive in costume with hair and makeup done 30 minutes prior to showtime.
     

  • All dancers will receive a yellow lanyard that will act as their ticket to the show. Lanyards will be taken off while performing and put back on when they get off stage.
     

  • Students in 3 or more classes will be assigned a dressing room to change in. They are not to remain in these rooms when not dancing. All dancers must be in the audience with their families.
     

  • Dress Rehearsal will be held on Friday, June 17th at 4:00PM at the Coliseum Building at Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) located at 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089. Dancers must arrive in costume with hair and makeup done 30 minutes prior to showtime (3:30PM)
     

  • Only one parent/guardian is allowed to attend dress rehearsal with their dancer(s).
     

  • Students should leave once they are finished rehearsing all of their dances. You will not be dismissed and therefore are responsible for leaving after your last dance is rehearsed.
     

  • Dancers will sit in the audience with their parent/guardian during dress rehearsal.

CONSECUTIVE YEARS OF DANCE AT TECHNIQUE/OHANA

*Please check to be sure this is accurate / if your dancer should be on this list 

 

14 Years: Haley Bernash,  Della Froeberg
 

12 Years: Annaliese Haselkorn
 

8 Years: Addison Barone, Natalie Harris, Cadee Killian, Summer Kohl, Elise Okraska-Helm, Carly Peterson
 

7 Years: Mae Cahill, Delaney Charette
 

6 Years: Isabelle Botelho, Kayla Bourcier, Arya Buckhout, Chloe Charette, Charlotte Dunn, Raelynn Fagan, Chloe Garcia-Schnitzer, Owynn Gilburg, Aaliyah Hall, Ava Hall, Nevaeh Heredia, Anna Heymanns, Alyssa McGinnis, Adalynn Lamoureux, Diane Leahy, Aubrey Luce, Emma Pouliot, Casey Pratt, Cali Rooney, Jessica Sabourin, Isabel Velasco, Madeline Wells, Elianna Wells, Tovah Woldorf
 

5 Years: Elayna Lamoureux, Arietta Falade, Ella Steininger, Sulaylet Fay, Ella Courtney, Haley Resnick, Sofia Velasco, Sydney Henry, Keely Haselkorn, Lila Tierney, Brynna Henry, Ellie Higgins, Malina Menard

RECITAL FAQ'S FOR OHANA FAMILIES

 

WHERE IS RECITAL BEING HELD THIS YEAR?

The recital is being held at the Coliseum at Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) in West Springfield, MA.

 

WHEN IS THE RECITAL?

Dress Rehearsal is on Friday, June 17th

1:00 PM - Opening Number Students arrive

3:30 PM - ALL Ohana Students arrive

4:00 PM - Dress rehearsal Begins

One Performance on Saturday, June 18th

11:00AM 

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HOW LONG DOES RECITAL LAST?

Though it's difficult to predict the exact length of the recital, each show should be no longer than 4.5 hours, 5 hours at the absolute maximum. There will be 2 intermissions during the performance. The show should be done by 4:00PM.

HOW LONG DOES DRESS REHEARSAL LAST?

Dress Rehearsal will run until about 9:00PM, however, dancers should NOT stay the entire time. Dancers should leave dress rehearsal when they are finished rehearsing their routines.

 

WHERE CAN I FIND THE LINE-UPS TO THE SHOWS?

Click here to view the lineups! 

DOES MY DANCER NEED TO STAY FOR THE WHOLE RECITAL?

Dancers are asked to stay until the end to participate in the Grand Finale and to receive their much-deserved trophy! Also, dancers and their families are asked to stay for the whole recital in order to cheer on each and every dancer who has worked hard all season for their chance to perform. If everyone left when they finished performing, there wouldn't be an audience left for the dancers who are performing towards the end of the show.

DOES MY DANCER NEED TO WEAR MAKEUP ON STAGE?

We strongly encourage dancers to wear makeup that enhances their features (eyeliner/eyeshadow, blush & lipstick). The purpose of makeup is to enhance the performers features so that audience members can see from a distance. Natural shades are best. If you need more help with makeup, please email us at info@ohanaperformingarts.com.

CAN WE TAKE PICTURES?

Pictures and video are allowed at dress rehearsal ONLY. Photography and videography is strictly prohibited during the performance, as we will have a professional company recording the show and capturing still photos. We ask that you adhere to this policy out of respect for the professional artists and Ohana.

CAN WE TAKE VIDEO?

Pictures and video are allowed at dress rehearsal ONLY. Photography and videography is strictly prohibited during the performance, as we will have a professional company recording the show and capturing still photos. We ask that you adhere to this policy out of respect for the professional artists and Ohana.

HOW DO I PURCHASE PHOTOS/RECITAL VIDEO?

All dancers will receive a link to download the performance video as part of the "performance pack" that they are required to purchase. 

DVD's will be available for purchase as well. You can pre-order a DVD here:

WHERE DO I GET MY CHILD WHEN THEY ARE FINISHED PERFORMING?

We will explain this in more detail at dress rehearsal. We will be calling routines backstage 4 at a time. When your dancers routine is called, you will walk them backstage to Ohana Staff. They will stay backstage and you will be able to return to your seat. If your dancer is nervous and not ready to stay backstage without you, you are more than welcome to stay with them! Once their routine is finished, we will hold your dancer backstage with us and you will come back to get them.

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

Tickets range in price from $30 - $60.

The seating is stadium seating.

ROWS A-M are $30.00 (General Admission)

BOX SEATS are $60.00 (Box Seats)

ACCESSIBLE SEATING is $30.00

(Maximum 3 people per party due to limited accessible seating)

*Ticket price includes parking

Pricing is the same for all ages of audience members. Ohana students will receive a ticket (lanyard) with their "performance pack" to sit in the audience with their family.

Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, May 6th during the first hype session. 
Tickets can be purchased via cash, check or Venmo (@Ohanaperformingarts).

TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-EXCHANGEABLE.

CAN I BUY TICKETS ONLINE?

No, tickets must be purchased at Ohana during specified dates & times.

*TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR $35*

WHEN AND WHERE DO I BUY TICKETS?

You may purchase tickets by visiting the front desk at Ohana or email info@ohanaperformingarts.com for more information. 

You can purchase tickets at recital "HYPE SESSIONS" on the following dates:
 

Friday, May 6th 5-7PM

Friday, May 13th 5-7PM

Sunday, May 15th 10-12AM

WHERE DO WE PARK?

Enter the grounds via GATE 9 off Memorial Ave and park in the parking lot adjacent to the coliseum. Indicate to the attendant that you are here for the "Ohana Recital". Handicap parking is available directly in front of the Coliseum. You DO NOT have to pay for parking. The cost is included with your ticket to the event.

WHAT SAFETY PROCEDURES WILL BE IN PLACE DURING THE EVENT?

  • The Coliseum has a qualified ventilation system to allow for adequate air changes throughout the day.

  • There will be hand sanitizing stations throughout the building.

  • All students will receive a ticket (lanyard) to watch the show with their family.

  • Routines will be called out during the show so students know when to head backstage to perform. 

WILL STUDENTS RECEIVE A TROPHY?

Yes! All students will receive a trophy, and special awards will be given to dancers who have been a part of our studio family for 5 years or longer. Trophy name plates will be distributed during the last week of classes and trophies will be picked up by dancers at the end of the show.

IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO PURCHASE FOR THIS EVENT?

Yes, we are putting together a "Performance Pack" that is mandatory for all dancers to purchase for $50, and $40 for each additional student in a family.

So, if there are 3 dancers in your family, the total cost for performance packs would be $130. 

We will be holding a fundraiser to help families with this expense. 

This charge will be added to your studio account to be paid with June tuition. 


 These packs include:
 

1. Recital Packing Checklist

2. Custom "Ohana 2022" Lanyard/Dancer's Ticket

3. Glow wand to be used for finale performance
4. Dress Rehearsal Band for 1 parent to attend

5. Recital T-Shirt 

6. Recital Video:
Digital video file to download Performance Showcase 

I'D LOVE TO HELP! DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?

YES! YES! YES! We would love your help. All volunteers will receive a $15 Dunkin Donuts Gift Card as a thank you!  
Please reach out to us at info@ohanaperformingarts.com if you would like to volunteer!

I CAN'T VOLUNTEER BUT HOW ELSE CAN I SHOW SUPPORT?

Thank you! There are a variety of ways to show support.

  • Donate a raffle prize/basket.

  • Sponsor the show.

  • Ask your family and friends to attend and purchase tickets.

WILL THERE BE A PICTURE DAY THIS YEAR?
  • Picture day will be held on Saturday, June 4th 

  • EAP Productions will be taking dance photos this year

  • ALL dancers should arrive in full hair, makeup, tights and costume

  • EAP Photography will be available to answer any questions and to complete orders.

  • Dancers will get their individual and group picture taken in Studio A.

WHAT ARE YOUR RULES ABOUT MASKS DURING OHANA'S ANNUAL PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE?

Based on the latest CDC guidelines, and Big E requirements and guidance, attendees are not required to wear a mask. You will not be asked for proof of vaccination.  Mask-wearing is strongly encouraged for those who are not fully vaccinated. It is, however, optional for dancers to wear a mask during their performance on stage, utilizing exposure guidelines from the CDC. 

I PREFER MY DANCER TO BE IN A MASK. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

If you would prefer your dancer wear a mask on stage while performing, please purchase a neutral (not patterned) mask for your dancer. We recommend flesh tone or light grey. No bold colors please.

ARE FOOD AND DRINK ALLOWED IN THE COLISEUM?

Outside food and drink are not permitted, however, there is a concessions stand, The Colly Corner, that will be open that serves hot and cold food and beverages.

ARE YOU READY FOR AN AMAZING SHOW?!

We sure are! We can't for you to see these amazing dancers perform & shine their light on stage!

2022 Recital Program