Spring Performance

“Silver Screen”

Sunday, May 20, 2018

3:30 pm and 6:00 pm

Westlake High School PAC


 Our Spring dance recital, Silver Screen, is scheduled for Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Westlake High School.   The mandatory dress rehearsal at Westlake High School is on Monday, May 7th or Thursday, May 10th. Westlake High School is located at 4100 Westbank Drive and the performing arts center (PAC) is located in the building closest to Loop 360 with a large parking lot in front of the entrance.

Our Spring semester will end on Saturday, May 26th.

**All students must have paid a $65 performance fee per dancer or $90 per family performance fee, which is due May 1st. All tuition and fees must be paid in order for a student to participate in the recital. When you arrive at dress rehearsal, students will check in at the finance table. Any outstanding amounts must be paid in full before students can be escorted to their designated dressing room.

Tickets: General admission for our recital is free and the doors open 30 minutes prior to each show.  Reserved seats will be sold in advance should you wish to purchase your tickets and reserve your seats.  Reserved seats are $15 per show and will be available online starting Saturday, May 5th at 9:00am. Purchase your tickets by following the link http://www.recitalticketing.com/25269/

Recital: Please arrive 20 minutes prior to your recital times in full costume with make-up and hair complete wearing a cover-up.  All dancers that perform before intermission will be dismissed at intermission and dancers that perform after intermission will be dismissed after the end of the show. Students will not be released during the show except during intermission or if previous arrangements have been made.  Backstage is very busy and there is a lot going on. For the safety and security of our dancers, we require that parents not interrupt this process to retrieve their children except during intermission or at the end of the show.

Dress Rehearsal:  Dress rehearsals will be scheduled on either Monday, May 7th; Thursday, May 10th; and/or Sunday, May 20th. Dress rehearsal is held at Westlake High School PAC.  Parents are welcome to video and take pictures during dress rehearsal.  All students who wish to perform on Sunday afternoon must attend a dress rehearsal.  If a student is absent from dress rehearsal, the dancers will learn new formations and will dance without the absent dancer.  Please be aware that the dress rehearsal is in preparation for the recital.  All students who attend will be needed for the actual recital on Sunday. The dancers have assigned positions on stage and an absent dancer causes confusion and stress to the other dancers.  So PLEASE, if you attend the dress rehearsal, understand that the class is counting on you. On dress rehearsal day, don’t forget to check in at the Finance table located in the lobby of the PAC.

dress rehearsal and recital line up

**Please be respectful of your dancer’s class and arrive on time to dress rehearsal and the recital.  Everyone’s time is very valuable. It is unfair to expect the teachers and back stage parents to hold a class of students late while waiting for a tardy student.  Please make sure your dancers are backstage completely dressed (with hair, makeup, shoes and accessories) before their designated time. Please allow extra time to park, check in and get backstage. Each student should arrive no later than 20 minutes before their scheduled recital time and please be on time to dress rehearsal. This allows time for them to get back stage without stress and do their very best at the performance. I cannot stress enough how important being on time is to our students. Late arrivals cause stress to the other parents, teachers and most importantly to all the students; especially your own child.

Stage Parents: For the safety of all dancers, no parents, siblings or others will be allowed to go back stage for any reason.  There must be one “stage parent” for each class.  The stage parent will stay with the class and bring them all to and from the stage.  The stage parent must be the same person for BOTH the dress rehearsal and recital.  We will acquire a list of “stage parents” in the next few weeks. PLEASE volunteer if you would like to be back stage with your dancer.  It is with your help that we will be able to care for the dancers and produce an enjoyable show for all.  You WILL be able to watch the class as they perform!  Stage parent information will be emailed out separately.

Slide show: The pre-show will include a slide show of dancers who have been with Synergy for 5 or more years.  Please send a j-peg of your dancer so that we may include them in the show.  Be sure to include the correct spelling of your dancer’s name and the number of years that they have danced.  We must have all names and pictures by May 10th in order to produce the slide show.

Good luck recital ads: Wish your dancer good luck on their special day!  You can include a picture and good luck wish for your dancer. Commercial advertisements are also accepted.  Camera-ready ads can be emailed to Ms. Ellen.  Deadline for ad submissions is May 10th.

DVDs:  WHS TEC crew will be professionally videoing our performance.  Videos will be for sale in advance and at the performance.

Click here to download the AD & DVD order form.

Pictures:  Recital pictures will be held at Synergy Friday, May 11 – Wednesday, May 16

Costumes:  A recital notebook is available in the lobby that has specific tight, shoe, costume and accessory information.  In general, we will provide costumes and accessories. Each dancer is responsible for purchasing the appropriate color Bloch tights and proper shoes.  Tights can be bought from Dancer’s Closet, Movin’ Easy or online but must be professional Bloch brand dance tights.

Make up:  Dancers must wear makeup.  The lights on the stage are bright and will wash out the dancer’s facial features.  Please wear a base or powder bronzer on the face that is one shade darker than the skin (especially important for lighter complexions).  For the eyes, wear a dark brown eye shadow, darkest at the lash line gradually fading up to the brow bone with a light color on the brow bone to highlight just below the eye brow.  Apply a thin line of dark brown shadow for combo dancers or eyeliner for older dancers from the middle of the lower lash line out past the corner of the eye.  Mascara is optional.  For cheeks, apply pink blush, and for lips, apply red lipstick.  SDC dancers are required to wear full stage makeup including eyeliner and mascara.  I will be placing a picture in the lobby for parents to refer to as needed.  Stage makeup is only required for dress rehearsal and recital at Westlake High School.  I recommend only light, natural makeup for in studio pictures.

Cover ups: All dancers must wear a cover-up over your costumes at all times. Wear your cover up between home and the studio for pictures, in-studio dress rehearsal and between home and Westlake High School for the performance.  Cover-ups are very important because they protect the costumes from dirt and damage.  A men’s dress shirt works nicely because it buttons up in the front and is long enough to protect the entire costume.

Other important reminders

*Please be sure to wear your costume, shoes and accessories to the dress rehearsal and the recital.  No accessory may be worn unless the entire class is wearing it.  If someone forgets an accessory the entire class must remove that accessory.  DON”T FORGET YOUR COVERUP!

*Label everything with your dancer’s name.

*Hair should be slicked back from the face with gel, hairspray and bobby pins.  Please no bangs or whispies.

*Costumes should not be worn before the recital for play and should be hung up immediately.  Hang all net costumes/tutus upside down.

*No panties should be worn with tights for costumes.

*Video and non-flash photography are allowed at dress rehearsal only. No video or photographs of any kind are allowed during the recital.  Videos of the recital will be for sale and order forms are attached.  During dress rehearsal please reserve first two rows of the audience for parents to use for pictures and video.  Please be respectful of other audience members and do not block the aisle or obstruct the view.

*Reserved tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 5th at 10am.

*Don’t forget to email your Ad and/or 5 yr pictures to Ms. Ellen before May 10th.

 * Synergy Dance Company will be selling roses to benefit SDC Company Dancers!  Also, recital t-shirts, trophies and recital DVDs will be available for purchase.


Show Time Dance Name Class Teacher
3:30pm It Don’t Mean a Thing SDC Opener Ms. Sherrie
3:30pm Lights Camera Action  Combo 3-5 yrs  Sat 9:00 & Mon 4:00 Ms Ellen
3:30pm Come on Everybody Adult Tap Ms. Nancy
3:30pm Once Upon A December Ballet/Jazz 4-6 yrs Tues 3:45 Ms. Mara
3:30pm This Instant Hip-Hop 8-10 yrs Mon 4:45 Ms. Rebeca
3:30pm Bandstand SDC 6A/6B Ms. Sherrie
3:30pm Get Happy Combo 3-5 yrs Tues 1:30 Ms Sarah
3:30pm Solo/Duo/Trio #1 SDC
3:30pm Let It Go Combo 5-6 yrs Mon 4:00 Ms. Sage
3:30pm Conga SDC 3/4 Ms. Mara
3:30pm My Heart Will Go On  Ballet 10-13 yrs Tues 6:00 Ms. Sarah
3:30pm Rock Around the Clock Ballet/Tap/Jazz 6-8 yrs Thurs 3:30 Ms. Sarah
3:30pm Heigh Ho  Theatre Arts Block 3-5 yrs Fri 1:30 Ms Mara/Ms. Sarah
3:30pm I Remember Her SDC 6B Ms. Amanda/Ms. Mara
3:30pm Change is Gonna Come SDC 7 Ms. Rebeca
3:30pm The Mix Adv Hip Hop Thur 7:45 Ms. Leslie
3:30pm Hart Knock Life Musical Theatre Fri 4:15 Ms. Sage
3:30pm 9 to 5 Combo 4-5 yrs Thurs 3:45 Ms. Ellen
3:30pm High Tide SDC 3/4 Ms. Maureen
3:30pm Ride  Ballet/Jazz 8-10 yr Mon 5:00 & Jazz 8-10 yr Wed 4:30 Ms. Sarah/Coach Amanda
3:30pm Watch Me Do SDC 6A Ms. Amanda/Ms. Sherrie
3:30pm Solo/Duo/Trio #2 SDC
3:30pm Spring Waltz SDC 6B Ms. Maureen
3:30pm Hoedown Throwdown  Hip Hop 6-8 yrs  Thurs 4:00 Ms. Mara
3:30pm Hip Hop Mash Up Boys Hip Hop Mr. David/Ms. Ellen
3:30pm Bat Dance Contemporary 10-13 yrs  Mon 4:45 Ms. Ellen
3:30pm Magalenha SDC 5 Ms. Amanda
3:30pm Shake Your Pants Ballet/Tap/Jazz 8-10 yrs Tues 4:00 Ms. Ellen
3:30pm Remember My Name Level 6/7 Drill Team Ms. Rebeca
 Show Time Dance Name Class Teacher
6:00pm It Don’t Mean a Thing SDC Opener Ms. Sherrie
6:00pm Party Rock Anthem  Hip Hop 6-8 yrs Mon 4pm Ms. Rebeca
6:00pm Zip- A-Dee Doo Dah  Combo 3-5 yrs Tues 10:00 & Fri 10:00 Ms. Sarah
6:00pm Move  Drill Team/Turns 10-13 yrs Tues 6:00 Ms. Amanda
6:00pm How Far I’ll Go Combo 3-5 years Thurs 1:30 & Fri 11:00 Ms Mara
6:00pm The Lonely Side SDC 5 Ms. Rebeca
6:00pm Solo/Duo/Trio #3 SDC
6:00pm Cruella Del Ville SDC 1 Ms. Mara
6:00pm Near Light Austin Youth Dance Festival Showcase Ms. Rebeca
6:00pm Hair Up Hip Hop 4-6 yrs Tues 4:45 Ms. Sage
6:00pm Soul Man SDC 3 Ms. Ellen/Ms Sandra
6:00pm Down In New Orleans  Combo Enrichment 4-6 yrs Fri 4:00 Ms. Mara
6:00pm What Would You Say to the Dark SDC 6A Ms. Amanda/Ms. Sherrie
6:00pm Wake Me Up Before You Go Go  Combo 5-6 yrs Tues 3:30 & Wed 4:30 Ms. Ellen
6:00pm Carousel Acro Coach Amanda
6:00pm Dance of the hours SDC 6A/7 ballet Ms. Maureen
6:00pm Trolley Song SDC 5 Ms. Sherrie
6:00pm Do Re Mi  Combo 4-5 yrs Mon 2:00 Ms Sarah
6:00pm Bat Dance  Contemporary 10-13 yrs Wed 5:30 Ms. Ellen
6:00pm Over the Rainbow Ballet/Jazz 6-8 yrs Wed 4:30 Ms. Sarah
6:00pm Motherless Child SDC 7 Ms. Rebeca
6:00pm Solo/Duo/Trio #4 SDC
6:00pm Colors of the Wind Combo 5-6 yrs Sat 10:00 Ms. Ellen
6:00pm Harry Potter Ballet SDC 1 Ms. Sarah
6:00pm Be Our Guest  Hip-Hop 6-8 yrs Tues 4:45 Ms. Mara
6:00pm Vogue SDC 6B Ms. Mara/Ms. Amanda
6:00pm Shake Your Pants Ballet/Tap/Jazz 7-10 yrs Sat 11am Ms. Ellen
6:00pm King of New York SDC 3 Ms. Amanda/Ms. Sandra
6:00pm Haze SDC 7 Choreography group Ms. Rebeca