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Visiting Week Starts Today!


Photo by Sandy Connolly

We’ll see you at the studio for Visiting Week starting today and lasting through Saturday! As a reminder, your dancers will be in a learning environment so please be respectful!

If you record any video or take any photos, please send them to so they can be shared on our Facebook with friends and family who are not able to attend.

Magic Toyshop Rehearsal: November 15th

IMG_1334Tomorrow we continue to rehearse the full show, with the full cast. Please review the schedule below and make sure you arrive at 12:45pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Warm up, clean up specific scenes, parts
2:00pm- 5:00 pm: Run through the entire show several times
  • It is expected that you wear proper dance attire, correct shoes, hair, tights, jewelry, accessories.
  • We will not be rehearsing in costumes, unless you have been notified via a separate email from Stage Manager
  • Jan Gaulin will be finishing up the few headshots for cast members that are outstanding.
  • Don’t forget that next Sunday, November 22nd, is a Full Dress Rehearsal for all cast members.
  • Products from Dancer’s World will be available for pick up on Sunday at the rehearsal.
Sandy Connolly of Super 9 Studios will be shooting professional photographs of select scenes and cast members this Sunday 11/15 at the Guilford Community Center.  Sandy plans on starting her work at 1 p.m. in one of the rooms upstairs (room TBD).  We hope to be finished within an hour.
The list of scenes/cast members that we plan on taking can be found itemized below. The costumes and props necessary for the photographs will be at the Community Center by 12:45 p.m. for cast members to change into.  Please wear stage makeup, appropriate hair styles, designated tights/shoes, and other accessories that are required. If you are not listed below, you do not need to wear stage makeup as you will not be part of these photos.
1. Shopkeeper, French Maid, Pipino, and Queen of Spades (screw, plunger, oil can)
2. Cossacks cutting rope
3. Ballerina(Chelsey), English Lady, Shopkeeper (glasses, key)
4. Poodles, Jester (bone)
5. Can Can Leads
6. Russian Children and Russian Mom – in line, heads looking
7. 3 Bears, Butterfly (net)
8. American Family, waltzing (ribbons)

Magic Toyshop- Headshots 11/8

The time has arrived!!

Jan Gaulin will be on deck tomorrow to capture photo head shots of the cast members!!

Please check the white board tomorrow when you arrive to find out the who, when, where, and other details.  The pictures will not be set up to interfere with the rehearsal for any roles.


Magic Toyshop Rehearsal: November 7th

MTSProgram-201-MRPRINCESSWe continue to rehearse the full show this coming Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. The following parts will rehearse in full costume:

  • Can Can
  • English Lady
  • Peasants
  • Rag Dolls
  • Russians
  • Tarantella dancers.

This will include costume changes for those that it applies to and appropriate hairstyles.

A friendly reminder that all dancers should have hair secured, be jewelry free and wearing appropriate dance attire. We are one calendar month away from the show so you should all know by this by now. Please check your dancers before they leave the house to make sure they are appropriately dressed. 

Erin Spaudling has generously spent time to coordinate healthy snacks for the next few weeks to fuel our dancers. Please refer to THIS CHART to find out what day you are assigned to bring what item. If you did NOT sign up with Erin, you have been assigned a day and an item. We have dancers with allergies so please NO NUTS or BANANAS.

We invite you all to head to our Facebook page, find the Magic Toyshop event and click the SHARE button so your friends and family can see details about the shows. Dates, times and the ticket link are all included in the Facebook event. The more you share it, the more people may click attend which we KNOW you’ve all already done! 🙂