Professional Stage Make-up is an essential part of performing. Stage lighting and the distance of the audience make the dancer appear washed out, "flat" and expressionless. The purpose of stage makeup is to add color to the skin and to exaggerate the features, making them clearly visible to the audience. Proper application will ensure that the eyes and lips are clearly visible to the audience fifty feet away. Dancers 6 years old and younger should use hypoallergenic make-up and it should be applied sparingly, especially around the eye area.
- Middle part to low bun (Slicked back, no fly aways)
- Red Lipstick (no gloss)
- Fill in eyebrows if necessary
-Small amounts of eyeshadow is recommended but not mandatory
- Earrings (see below)
Circular gem earrings can be found at most stores for a very fair price.
Great places to look: Claires, Ardene, Forever 21 and H&M
Another great earring alternative is to purchase a pack of gem stones from the Dollar Store or Michaels and press them onto the earlobe with a small amount of eyelash glue.
IMPORTANT FESTIVAL INFORMATION *PLEASE READ
Please arrive 1 hour and 15 min ahead of time dressed and ready to go. You can arrive even earlier and change in the dressing rooms. Please have hair and make-up already done, if you prefer to get ready at the theatre, arrive earlier and be dressed and ready 1 hour and 15 min ahead. If you are nervous about applying make-up please do a test run. Please do not eat while in your costume or drink any liquids that could stain if they are spilled.
Peak Invitational and Alberta Dance Festival are both held at Myer Horowitz Theatre, which is located upstairs in the Student Union Building (above the food court) at the University of Alberta. Park in the stadium car park as there is a pedway to the SUB or the Education car park is close as well. There is a fee for parking, you can submit your ticket when you exit to the attendant to get a refund for any unused hours during the weekdays. Evenings and weekends are a flat rate.
We will meet all of our students in the lobby, from there we will take the dancers to rehearsal hall (Dinwoodie lounge). After we dance on stage, please meet your child in Dinwoodie lounge. Peak holds their awards every 4 hours. We would like all the students to stay, but we understand if it is not possible. Dance Jam and Alberta Dance Festival hold their awards much more frequently and they invite the dancers to come onstage to receive their awards. We ask that the dancers do stay for these awards as it is a very special experience.
Dance Jam is held at the Dow Theatre in Fort Saskatchewan and parking is free and there is lots of it!
It is so important to be on time, as the children need the time to prepare for their time on stage. This is a very exciting time for the children so please show your support and give yourself the necessary time. These events can run 30 min ahead of schedule and if you fall behind and are late, we might not get to have the crucial run through in rehearsal hall as their always is a line up of groups from all the other dance studio's waiting to rehearse. Your dancers need this time to feel confident and to be with their teacher and their team mates.
Hopefully we have answered any questions you might have. We are so proud of our dancers and know you are too! Regardless of the placement we focus on the process, the team building and the opportunity participating in a festival has to offer our dancers, we hope you will too!
Emerge Dance Academy