The Spring Production is an opportunity for students to experience the stage and all the preparations leading up to the performance as well as provide parents an opportunity to see their child’s improvement. All students from Abigail Francisco School of Classical Ballet are invited to participate in the Spring Production. The show is not mandatory for students.
This is an option that must be taken seriously by each student and parent. It is both a time and financial commitment.
A participant may be removed from a dance or the production as a whole for missing more than 3 rehearsals or classes after March 2021.
There is a $225.00 production fee required for each participant. Included in your production fee are two orchestra seat tickets and a Professional video of the production via internet link.
$100 of this fee is due at registration (or end of October for NEW families), and guarantees you two orchestra seat tickets to the show. The remaining $125 is due by April 5, 2021. You may choose to solicit up to two business ads for the production program to reduce the 2nd production fee; one ad (regardless of ad size) will deduct $50 from the remaining $125 due in April. Two business ads will deduct $100 from the $125, leaving only the $25 fee for the professional video link. Families with more than one child enrolled need to pay for the video link only once and may deduct $25.00 from the additional child’s production fee.
This fee helps to cover stage rental, lighting, scenery, tech crew and the $1 million Liability Insurance the school is required to carry for the production by the Calvert County Board of Education.
The costume fees are due by October 26, 2020.
Some costumes may require separate props and/or shoes as necessary to the character they are portraying (i.e., wigs, hats, crowns, additional makeup) and this fee is due upon notice of cost. Certain roles may require an additional costume or rental fee. If your costume fee has not been paid by the due date, we will be unable to order your costume.
Alterations should be expected on all costumes.
Costume: $95 per costume (late fee = $20)
One Costume Order Form needs to be completed per costume being purchased (i.e. if a student is in 5 dances, then 5 separate forms need to be filled out)
Classical Portion of Production
Select students will be invited to perform in the Classical Ballet Portion of the production. There will be additional rehearsals and classes, as well as additional costume fees.
Additional fees include the Classical Deposit of $150, due by October 26, 2020. There is also a Classical Rehearsal fee of $150, due by January 25, 2021.
Any student invited to participate in the Classical Portion in the First Act of the Production cannot miss more than 3 rehearsals and/or 3 classes once rehearsals begin in January.
Please note that costumes typically require some type of alterations. Please leave ample time for any alterations to be done prior to the mandatory stage rehearsals and the Production. An alteration book will be placed in the lobby with information pertaining to each costume and the necessary alterations required.
If you are unable to complete alterations on your own, you can hire one of our seamstresses to fix the costume for you. The information for our seamstresses are:
Pascauline Golie – 410.703.9182
Angela MacWilliams – 443.624.2886
Jo Kaputa – 443.610.3817
*All alternations must be completed by the mandatory stage dress rehearsals.
A spring production link is included in your production fee. You will be emailed a link for the video 30 to 40 days after the production. The link will provide instructions to download and save the video. The video will be available to view and download for 3 months after the production.
We deeply thank the following people who have photographed and videotaped our Spring Productions, Student Presentations, Studio Photo Shoots and other Community Events.
Maria Graca Souza
Picture Day/Rehearsals & Performances
- Hair: should be in a bun, slicked back with no flyaways. Please do not use a donut in the hair to make a bun. Please see the photo below for placement of the bun for the Spring Production.
- All dancers need to wear appropriate make-up. See picture below. There are two different make up tutorials listed, for both lighter skinned and darker skinned students. All older students need to wear raspberry-colored lipstick.
- STUDENTS IN PRE-BALLET I/II/III, JAZZ I and TAP I need to only wear light blush, light eye shadow and light pink lipstick. They are NOT required to wear the full makeup pictured below.
- Boys/Men makeup: Rose blush and light Rose lipstick. Foundation can be used to the discretion of each individual.
- Do not wear undergarments under tights. No jewelry or nail polish.
These supplies should be part of your dance bag during regular classes as well as rehearsals and performances.
(Mandatory for students in all Vaganova levels)
- Hair Pins, Hair Nets & Hair Elastics
- Extra tights/leotard
- Hair Spray/Hair Gel
- Small Scissors
- Needle & Thread
- Bio Freeze
- Second Skin
- Single Use Ice Pack
- Safety Pins