Me & My VIP
DANCE PERFORMANCE

Be their +1 as you enter our Chocolate Dance Factory!
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Me & My VIP offers dancers a chance to perform onstage with a special adult in their life.
This is a wonderful opportunity for Parents, Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, Big Brothers/Sisters, Cousins, Friends, or Guardians to spend quality time with their dancer.

Age

Dancers must be currently enrolled RDC students, ages 3 years old & up (must be 3 years old by January 1, 2018). VIPs must be at least 18 years old and approved by the dancers parent/guardian. 
Couples will be separated into two age groups:  3-6 years and 7and up. If a VIP has a dancer in both age categories, they must to commit to both rehearsal schedules (see below).

​The VIP dance is great fun but it also involves lifting your dancer (sometimes over your head for smaller/younger dancers), memorizing choreography and several hours of rehearsals. If you have back problems or other physical conditions that prohibit you from lifting your dancer, please check with your doctor and contact us before you register.

Attendance

Create positive experiences and memories to last a lifetime!
Spending time at rehearsal and working through choreography with your dancer is never time wasted. The memories you make in class are as genuine as the ones you'll make performing the actual dance on stage in front of an audience. Your dancer chose you to be their VIP. Try to remember this important fact if you feel confused and frustrated during rehearsal. This time with your dancer is for you and your dancer… it is a unique and special experience.

We realize that many adults travel out of town on business, however, rehearsal attendance is very important. You may miss only one rehearsal (not the dress rehearsal) and you should try not to miss any of the last three rehearsals, which is when actual on-stage placements occur. Unfortunately, we are unable to alter the rehearsal schedule to accommodate individual travel plans, illness, vacation, etc.

Schedule

There will be 5 in-studio rehearsals plus a mandatory stage rehearsal.
All in-studio rehearsals will be 45 minutes long.
AGE 3-6 
WEDNESDAYS @ 4:45-5:30PM
April 11
April 25
May 9
May 23
THURS, June 7 @ 4:45-5:30pm
FRI, June 8 - Mandatory Stage Rehearsal @5:30pm
SAT, June 9 - Performance @ 6pm
AGE 7 and UP
WEDNESDAY 6:30-7:15PM

April 11
April 25
May 9
May 23
THURS, June 7 @ 5:30-6:15pm
FRI, June 8 - Mandatory Stage Rehearsal @5:30pm
SAT, June 9 - Performance @ 6pm

All rehearsals are “Closed Rehearsals”, meaning friends and family may not watch the VIP rehearsals.

*We try not to change the rehearsal schedule, but this is “showbiz” and circumstances beyond our control sometimes cause schedule changes.
If the schedule is adjusted we will provide at least 24 hours notice. 

We will communicate with VIP participants via email. If you do not have email or if you never check your email, please prepare now for email communication.

Costume

NO COSTUME PURCHASE REQUIRED!
For the actual performance VIPs will need to wear a white dress shirt, black dress pants, and dark shoes.
Student dancers will wear closed toed dress shoes that will not slip off, and either a colorful dress or black dress pants and colored dress shirt.

Cost

$79 (per couple) will be due upon registration. 
Online Registration: When you login to register you will see a Master Classes/Workshops tab. Find the Me & My VIP class listed for your dancers age group. Register your dancer for this class- you do not need to add the VIP as a student (VIPs will sign a waiver at their first class).

Payment can be done online.
You can also email us to have us enroll your dancer for you!

**Registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable so make sure dancer and VIP are ready to commit before registering.**

*Families with multiple dance kids- if you have more than 1 dancer that wants to participate in Me & My VIP you are welcome to get another adult to be the extra partner. If you have dancers that are performing in different groups (1 dancer in age 3-6, and another in age 7 and up) you are welcome to perform with both dancers in the show- this just means you will need to come to both rehearsals as the dances are different for each age group.
Please come talk to us if you need help with how to make it work!