Calendar

Dec
9
Sun
Costume Parade Week @ Valverde School of Performing Arts
Dec 9 – Dec 15 all-day

Costume Parade Week is a chance for the teachers to inspect costumes, tights, shoes, hair, etc to make sure the performers are ready for the Holiday Impromptu.  This will serve as participating classes Dress Rehearsal.

Dec
22
Sat
Closed for the Winter Break
Dec 22 2018 – Jan 3 2019 all-day

VSPA will be closed for the Winter Holidays.  Happy Holidays!

Jan
4
Fri
First Session 2019 Begins
Jan 4 – Jan 5 all-day
Jan
6
Sun
Ballet Assessment Day Youth/Teen Levels 1 – 2 @ VSPA Main Location
Jan 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

We would like to take a day to asses the students’ levels and make sure everyone is placed in the correct class for the First Session of 2019.  Our three Ballet Department teachers will all be in attendance: Ms. Jingle, Miss Kyla, and Ms. Haihua.  The dancers should come prepared to take a class – tights, buns, etc.

Date:  Sunday, January 6th @ 12:30pm at the VSPA Main Location

Jan
13
Sun
Showcase Costume Measurement Week @ regularly scheduled classes
Jan 13 – Jan 20 all-day

Teachers and the VSPA Office will be taking measurements during regularly scheduled classes.  Sizes for the Showcase costumes will be assessed from the measurements taken.

If you would like to request a specific size, please fill out and return this form to the Office ASAP.

Costumes

We spend many hours selecting the costumes for each class. They are always age-appropriate and of the highest quality possible.  Each participating class will require a designated costume.  Costumes include all accessories (hats, gloves, etc.) needed, but not tights or shoes.

NOTE: No jewelry or extra bits are to be worn with costumes. This includes during dress rehearsals and performances and when class pictures are taken.

Fees and Payment

In an effort to ensure that costumes are delivered in time for school photographs and an organized distribution to our students, costume orders are placed during the end of February. Costume manufacturers do not accept cancellations or offer refunds; therefore the school does not refund costume payments. 

The estimated cost of costumes is $45- $90. Any special orders, exchanges, including extra-large sizes, may require an additional charge (determined by the costume company). Additional charges are the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian. Tights and shoes are not included.

 Costume Payment

Costume payments are due by the 15th of February.  Payments are paid through automatic withdrawal from your credit or debit card account if you are signed up for this feature. Payments can be charged directly to your specified VISA or MasterCard.

We will accept cash, checks, or money orders for costume payments. Please write your child’s name in the memo portion of the check. If you pay with cash, please ask for a receipt. 

No refunds will be made if a parent or guardian withdraws a child from the school after costumes have been ordered and prior to the recital. Purchased costumes may be picked up at the school during the costume distribution period and up to 15 days after the performance. Costumes not picked up after 15 days will be donated to charity.

Sizing

Costume measuring begins during the month of January, during scheduled class times. All children will be measured in order to determine their proper costume size(s). Before the second week in February you will be required to sign a confirmation form if you prefer to size the costumes yourself. You can make adjustments on the form; however, your signature indicates that you take full responsibility for any necessary costume alterations.

Feb
13
Wed
The Little Mermaid Jr Auditions @ Steelworker's Auditorium
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Call for an audition time.  Prepare 16 -32 bars of a song to sing with sheet music.  Musical Theater or Disney songs preferred.  Wear clothes & shoes you can dance in.  A short combination will be taught to you.

Feb
15
Fri
Showcase Costume Fee Due
Feb 15 all-day

Please have costume fees for the Summer Showcase Paid in Full.  This is also the last day to OPT-OUT of the Showcase.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

The office assumes each student will perform and will be measured, billed and costumed ordered unless a parent advises the office of non-participation or of duplicate costumes.  Each class (except technique classes) will perform in the showcase.  All June Tuition & Account balances must be paid in full prior to the performances.  (The students in Ballet/Tap or Peewee classes will be split into 6 casts.   The Jr. classes may be split into 3 casts along with some additional classes.)  All students remain backstage and will NOT be released before the end of show.  This is for the performers’ safety, security, and fairness of audience size.

COSTUMES:

A costume, selected by the teacher, will ordered and paid for by the parents.  We are working very hard to find costumes that are in the $45-85 dollar range.  There are NO REFUNDS.  Costumes need to be PAID in Full by February 15th. 

Mar
29
Fri
The Music Man @ Lewis Family Playhouse
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

Mar
30
Sat
The Music Man @ Lewis Family Playhouse
Mar 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.