PDD Program Advertisement Opportunity

   

Aloha PDD Parents!

We know some of you are small business owners or are part of a larger company looking to support the local arts community.  Here is the perfect opportunity to reach out and support PDD's Musical Theatre Program.  We are offering ad space in our upcoming "Once Upon A Christmas" program.  Please see rates, specs and deadlines on the flyer attached. You can design your own ad or select one of our ready made templates.

Interested? Fill out this online form:  

If you have questions on ad specs and design, feel free to email:  janice.pasdedeux@gmail.com. Deadline is approaching quickly so please contact us right away if you want to take advantage of this offer.



Happy Holidays!
Wendy Gilbert
(pasdedeuxhawaii@gmail.com)

Hula & Tahitian Christmas Parade Choreography

 

Our Polynesian director, Shauna Rivera has requested that all Hula and Tahitian students dance Hula to "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" and wear a Festive Christmas Themed Hula or Polynesian Costume of your own creation along with some Christmas Garland for a little sparkle.  See images attached for ideas.  Students will learn the choreography in class and use the video link below to practice at home.  For Parade Details please refer to the prior email.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me directly at wendycalio@gmail.com

Hula/Tahitian Choreo Practice Video Link:  https://vimeo.com/145703453  
Password: PDDHulaParade

Wahiawa & Mililani Christmas Parades


 

Aloha Everyone!

It's that magical time of year again where we all get to dress up like "Dancing Elves" and spread Holiday Cheer to all the boys and girls getting ready for Santa's Arrival.  This is the first year PDD will close it's doors so that all our students can help Santa ring in the Holiday season by participating in the Wahiawa and Mililani Christmas Parades!

Link to Sign Up:  



Wahiawa "Night" Parade
Friday Dec 4th @ 6:30pm (12 blocks)

Line-up starts at 5:30pm at Ka'ala Elementary. 
Ends on Center Street behind Wahiawa General Hospital.
***Blinky Light Accessories are highly recommended. 


Mililani "Morning" Parade
Saturday Dec 5th @ 9am (1 mile)
Line-up at 8am at the Town Centre of Mililani - Theatres 
Ends at the Mililani Shopping Center - 24 Hour Fitness 






Students ages 6 and under will need to be supervised by their Mama or Papa Elf and carted in a Holiday Decorated Stroller or Wagon of their own choosing and design.  We attached some ideas for inspiration.  Students can wear a holiday themed dance costume or dress up like an Elf like all the big kids.

Students age 7 and up will wear an elf costume of their own creation and dance "Santa Claus is Coming To Town".  Students will learn this choreography in dance class and practice at home with this video link: https://vimeo.com/145580300
(password:  PDDParade)

See "Parade Elf" Costume inspiration below.  After seeing all the awesome Halloween costumes, we are excited to see what these Elf Costumes will look like!  If you plan to be in the night time parade, it is highly recommended to use light up accessories for high visibility.


Light Up Accessories available for purchase through PDD:  $10 Necklace, $13 Elf Hat, $15 Hair Bow.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these items please indicate which item you want on the sign up link listed at the top of the email.

Deadline to Sign Up and Purchase these items is Nov 21st!


Remember there are no classes on these days so please join us for this fun-filled event!

Sincerely,
Wendy and Jeremy Gilbert

Dance Class Reminders



1) Hair
Hair should be properly secured in a neat and tight Bun for Creative Movement, Ballet and Jazz. For all other classes, hair should be neatly pulled away from the face. Be sure to gel down loose hairs, use a hair net and put the appropriate amount of pins to hold your bun in place while turning and jumping. 

2) Tardiness
Arrive ON-TIME to guarantee a proper warm up and minimize disruption of the class. 

3) Bathroom
Maximize class time by using the bathroom BEFORE class starts.

4) Shoes
Do NOT wear dance shoes outside to minimize tracking of dirt and gravel onto the dance floor. 

5) Hygiene
Wash all dance wear after every use and apply deodorant and body spray as needed. 

6) Undergarments
Bras and undergarments should not be visible. Please wear clear, nude or matching color straps with leotard. If your child wears a panty under their tights, make sure they are not visible and avoid colorful prints.

7) Fever Free
Do NOT attend class if you have had a Fever for 48 hours or less. And if you have no fever and have a running nose or cough, please wear appropriate medical face masks and or bring a personal box of facial tissue and hand sanitizer to keep germs from spreading throughout the studio.

8) Attendance
Students must attend 80% of their classes to be apart of the upcoming recital. Students that miss three classes in a row without notice will be dropped from enrollment.

Once Upon a Christmas -- Rehearsal Schedule

  

Beginning Musical Theatre 

As production for "Once Upon a Christmas" is ramping up, we are looking to have a couple extra rehearsals. We do these rehearsals to clean and tweak the show. Below are additional rehearsals:

(ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY) 

REHEARSALS
  • Saturday, November 28th 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (FULL CAST) 
  • Saturday, December 5th MILILANI PARADE/NO REHEARSAL and NO CLASS 
  • Monday, December 7th 6:00pm - 8:00pm (FULL CAST) 
  • Saturday, December 12th 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (FULL CAST DRESS/TECH REHEARSAL) 
  • Sunday, December 13th 6:00 pm- 8:00pm (FULL RUN THROUGH w/ tech and costume) 
  • Monday, December 14th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL) 

PERFORMANCES & CALL TIMES
  • Friday, December 18th Show at 8pm/Call-time at 7pm 
  • Saturday, December 19th Show at 6pm & 8pm/Call-time at 5pm TENTATIVELY 
  • Sunday, December 20th Show at 6pm/Call-time at 5pm



Intermediate Musical Theatre

As production for Once Upon a Christmas is ramping up we are looking to have a couple extra rehearsals. We would like for your children to come early to the Beginning Classes on Saturday starting November 23rd at 3pm. We do this so that the ensemble can get used to the feeling and flow of the show and so that the Intermediate Class can see what the ensemble does. Below are additional rehearsals:

(ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY) 

REHEARSALS 
  • Saturday, November 28th 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (FULL CAST) 
  • Monday, November 30th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (Intermediate Only) 
  • Saturday, December 5th MILILANI PARADE/NO REHEARSAL and NO CLASS 
  • Monday, December 7th 6:00pm - 8:00pm (FULL CAST) 
  • Saturday, December 12th 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (FULL CAST DRESS/TECH REHEARSAL) 
  • Sunday, December 13th 6:00 pm- 8:00pm (FULL RUN THROUGH w/ tech and costume) 
  • Monday, December 14th 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (FINAL DRESS REHEARSAL) 

PERFORMANCES & CALL TIMES
  • Friday, December 18th Show at 8pm/Call-time at 7pm 
  • Saturday, December 19th Show at 6pm & 8pm/Call-time at 5pm TENTATIVELY 
  • Sunday, December 20th Show at 6pm/Call-time at 5pm 


We are looking forward to getting this ball rolling on full rehearsals! Thank you so much for your amazing dedication!

Chelsea Campbell
Theatre Director
(pddtheatre@gmail.com)

NEW Vocal & Piano Teacher

  

Have you met our new Vocal and Piano teacher yet? Ms. April Lisette Ball-Odell is now offering private voice and music lessons to ages 5+ at Pas De Deux Hawaii! If you are interested in enrolling your child please contact us via email pddvoice@gmail.com or call our music coordinator at ph# 808-226-0953. To learn more about April, visit our webpage http://pasdedeuxhawaii.com/staff/april.html


Christmas Stocking Stuffers!

 

Looking for a Christmas Stocking Stuffer for your little singers, dancers or actors? Get a PDD Gift Certificate! See flyer for details.


PDD's 2016 Studio Closures

 

Mark your calendars for PDD's 2016 Studio Closures! The remaining closures for 2015 can be viewed anytime on our website pasdedeuxhawaii.com (upcoming closures are listed on the bottom right of the homepage). Please note: The recital invite we recently sent out indicates closures from the 8th. We recently updated that so please follow the dates on this flyer instead.