I am so sad to be missing a rehearsal with you! Please be on your best behavior for the substitute and take the initiative in running your own rehearsal. Concert is coming up faster than you think!
Below are the links to the music for Megan's Piece (closer button) and Opener (Spotify link), so you can practice. You can link up to sound system by Bluetoothing to Logitech BT Adapter.
TO DO LIST:
- Warm up. Be sure to warm up together really well!
- Clean & Run Megan's Piece (Closer): Make sure that you're on time with the music cues and that everyone is dancing their fullest. Review and clean any parts that seem messy.
- Run Opener: This is the piece is the Opening piece for the concert. It is inspired by the idea that art can bring Joy and "Life" into our lives.
Break into your groups and review and clean your movement. Especially my retrograde groups!
Please run through all of the movement that we strung together on Monday. Catch up anybody that was absent.
-Create more Movement: In this piece we begin with duets, then break into larger groups. I would like you to come up with unison movement that the whole group dance together.
Instructions for Creating Movement: Each individual needs to come up with one move. Each persons move must be inspired by one of the following words: Joyously, Swirling, Zealously, Stretch, Rapidly, Enlarge.
After each person has a move, beginning stringing them together. Begin by one person teaching their move to everyone. Then have the next dancer step forward and string their move onto the first persons move. Continue until everyone has stepped forward and taught their move. By the end, you should have a movement phrase made up of 23 moves.
I will see the phrase and put it into the dance when I come back on Friday!
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Dear Dance Company,
I’m sorry that we had to cancel Dance Company’s Halloween performance, you had been working so hard and I’m very proud of all the effort you had put in, unfortunately with the circumstances after the fire there was no space or time for the Halloween activities.
As of the last update we are still planning on being back to a normal schedule after Thanksgiving break. This however leaves only two weeks for us to prepare for the Winter Concert. However, good news! I have received approval and would like to hold Morning rehearsals for Dance Company so that we will be ready for the Winter Concert on December 19th and the School Assembly December 20th.
I will hold morning rehearsals daily starting next Wednesday, November 13th through Tuesday, November 26th from 8:50 -10:50am on the stage during the first session. The backstage door will be open so you dancers can enter through there without interrupting classes. There are dressing rooms backstage you can use to change in and out of your dance clothes.
I know this will likely change up transportation, and if you have difficulty coming up with transportation during that time, please let me know. I know that myself and all of the staff at Union are so grateful for your support and flexibility during this transitional period. Again, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.