General Perfomance Etiquette
Arrive on time for rehearsals and productions.
Pay attention while backstage, and be aware of when you are supposed to be going on stage.
Do not talk or make any noise while backstage.
Obey backstage staff.
Do not wave to or gesture toward anyone in the audience while onstage.
Keep up with your personal items while backstage, and keep your area neat and clean.
At the end of a performance, be responsible for putting all of your items (props, costumes, personal items) back where they belong.
We are a performing arts studio. All students, except those privately instructed, will participate in performances. We present a winter dance concert, an end-of-the-year art exhibit, and occasional extra dance performances. When theatre classes are available, we will share theatre productions as well.
All of these dates are noted on your Event Calendar and updated on our website. Please mark your calendars at the beginning of the year, so that you will not accidentally plan vacations, business trips, etc. on any of these special dates. Class time is used to prepare students for the performances and productions. As these dates approach, we will provide you with more specific information.
No photography or video is allowed during performances but is welcomed during rehearsals. A professional video will be offered for sale for every end-of-the-year dance and theatre production.
“Call” is the time the performers need to arrive for a production. If your instructor says, “Call is at 6:00”, that means you should arrive at 6:00.
Rehearsal means coming to the venue to practice the production piece on the stage on which it will be performed.
Dress Rehearsal means to come in full costume and makeup to the rehearsal.
Rehearsals: Unless otherwise directed by the instructor, dress and makeup for rehearsals should be the same as regular classroom requirements. (See the dress code.)
Dress Rehearsals: Unless otherwise directed by the instructor, students should come to dress rehearsals in full costume and makeup.
Productions: Students will be shown in class what their costumes will be for productions, and depending on the class, costumes will either be sent home or kept at the production venue. If costumes are sent home, students are to arrive at the production venue in full makeup and costume (unless otherwise directed). If costumes for a performance are being kept at the venue, the instructor will have them ready for the student upon arrival.
We ask that no food be sent. Students should eat either before or after the production. Approved snacks and water will be provided by AFAA staff backstage.