December Performance

 

Texas School for the Deaf
1102 S Congress Ave Austin TX, 78704

Our December Demonstration date is Sunday, December 17th.

Don’t forget we are closed Saturday, December 23 through Friday, January 5!

 

  • Performance is Sunday, Dec 17th at the Texas School for the Deaf located at 1102 South Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78746.  Please see the attached map for parking and entrance location. Please enter through the Congress Ave Entrance. This entrance will open at 1:30pm. Do not arrive any earlier than 1:30 because the main entrance gate will be locked.
  • Arrive at the facility approximately 20-30 minutes (not any earlier please) before your scheduled time and plan to stay for the entire show.  Come dressed completely for your first dance and don’t forget to wear your cover-up!!!  Cover-ups are very important in the dance/theatre world because they protect the costume from being damaged and are a sign of respect to the community. 
  • Each class will need a stage parent to assist in lining up the dancers and escorting them to and from the stage.  You will be able to watch your dancer dance from the audience!
  • All classes will sit in front with their stage parent and will line up on stage right when their dance name is called.
  • Costumes are fairly simple for this demonstration and a $25 costume and $55 performance fee should have already been paid.  This fee covers the costumes, accessories, rental of the facility and staffing for the performance.  Please don’t confuse this with the Spring costume fee that is due December 1st if your dancer is participating in the Sunday, May 20th recital.
  • Make up is optional and hair should be worn up, away from the dancer’s face.  Each teacher will specify a hairstyle for their dance. I do encourage light blush and a natural color lipstick but it’s not required.
  • Please no flash photography during the performance.  Parents are allowed to take non-flash photography and video from your seats or from the back.  Please be respectful and courteous of the others around you and do not stand or block the aisles during the show.
  • Flowers and trophies will be for sale at the performance.  If you want to buy flowers I would encourage you to buy them at the performance.  The money earned from the flower sales will go directly to support our SDC “company” dancers.
  • Regular classes will continue through Friday, December 22nd.  Our holiday break begins Saturday, December 23rd through Friday, January 5th. Spring classes will resume on Saturday, January 6th!

Keep in mind that there is no backstage area for our December show so please make sure your dancer arrives fully dressed for their first number wearing a cover-up.  The show is not a “recital” but a demonstration.  Recitals are run like a professional show and this performance is much more informal.  It is designed to be an opportunity for our dancers to perform for their family and friends and watch each other dance in a fun, low stress environment.

Parking: All families and teachers will enter through the Congress Ave entrance. A security guard will be posted there to allow access through the gated entry. Parking for our Recreational dancers will be anywhere along the main road and there is  an additional parking lot located off the main road to the right. The auditorium in the center of the campus, near the cafeteria, main lawn, and softball field. The entrance into the auditorium is the glass doors in the front of the building. Our teachers and SDC dancers should park in the back of the auditorium near the near the softball field. You can gain access to the building from the back of the theatre up the small set of stairs labeled with ans SDC and STAFF sign.

school-of-the-deaf-campus-map

 SHOW 1

Please arrive at 1:45, the show will start promptly at 2:15 pm.

“Oh Come Emmanuel” Adv Contemporary Ms. Rebeca

“Jingle Bell Rock” Thur 3:30 Ms. Sarah

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” Sat 9:00 Ms. Ellen

“An Irish Christmas” SDC 5 Ms. Maureen

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” Mon 4:00 Ms. Rebeca

“Winter Hymnal” Wed 5:30 Ms. Ellen

“O Holy Night” SDC 6B Ms. Maureen

“My Two Front Teeth” Sat 10:00 Ms. Ellen

“Can’t Wrap This” Tues 4:45 Ms. Mara

“The Coventry Carol” SDC 6A Ms. Maureen

“Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” Fri 11:00, Thur & Fri 1:30 Ms. Mara

“Sledding Song” Tues 4:45 Ms. Sage

“What Christmas Means to Me” SDC 7 Ms. Shaila

“Mr. Santa” Fri 4:00 Ms. Mara

“Run Run Rudolf” Sat 11:00 Ms. Ellen

“Swinging Little Christmas Time ” SDC 3/4 Ms. Mara

“Santa Claus is Coming to Town” Mon 4:00 Ms. Sage

“Little Drummer Boy Remix” Thur 4:45 Mr. David

“Nutcracker Party Dance” SDC 3 Ms. Sarah

“Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” Adv Hip Hop Ms. Leslie

 

SHOW 2

Please arrive at 3:45, the show will start promptly at 4:15 pm.

“Oh Come Emmanuel” Adv Contemporary Ms. Rebeca

“Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” Tue & Wed 3:30 Ms. Ellen

“Have Yourself a Merry Christmas” Tues 1:30 Ms. Sarah

“Lil’ Drummer Boy” Mon 4:45 Ms. Rebeca

“Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” SDC 1 Ms. Sarah

“Run Run Rudolf” Tues 4:30 Ms. Ellen

“Hippopotumus for Christmas” Mon 2:00 Ms. Sarah

“We Wish You a Merry Christmas” Mon 3:45 Ms. Ellen

“O Holy Night” SDC 6B Ms. Maureen

“Let It Snow” Tues and Fri 10:00 Ms. Sarah

“Christmas Conga” Tues 3:45 Ms. Mara

“Auld Lang Syne” Wed 4:30 & Thur 3:45 Ms. Ellen

“An Irish Christmas” SDC 5 Ms. Maureen

“Sleigh Bells” Thur 4:15 Ms. Shaila

“All My Bells are Ringing” Wed 4:30 Ms. Sarah

“The Coventry Carol” SDC 6A Ms. Maureen

“Sisters” Mon 5:00 Ms. Sarah & Wed 4:30 Ms. Shaila

“Winter Hymnal” Mon 4:45 Ms. Ellen

“Getting in the Mood” Adult Tap Ms. Nancy

“What Christmas Means to Me” SDC 7 Ms. Shaila