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Year-End Finale 2019 Performance Information

by Michelle Jackman on 12/17/18

December 16, 2018




I’m excited to announce Classical Youth Ballet will hold their Finale Performance on Thursday and Friday, June 20-21, 2019 so our students have the opportunity to perform for family and friends!  THE PERFORMANCE WILL BE HELD IN THE ESTEEMED PEERY EGYPTIAN THEATRE IN OGDEN, UTAH! Please check online at www.classicalyouthballet.comin our “Calendar” tab for our Rehearsal Schedule.  You will also receive a Rehearsal Booklet through email, as well as any updates that need to happen.  It will be an original ballet staged once again by Ms. Michelle.  The Finale Performance gives our students valuable experiences and allows them to use the skills they have learned during the year. The opportunity to perform is fun, educational, and exciting for the students.  It gives a dancer the motivation needed to continue to want to increase their skills!  Just as you wouldn’t sign up for soccer and expect to not play in the games, I believe you have signed up for ballet classes and that your dancer will perform.


In case you are not familiar with the way I do my performances, CYB does not do a traditional recital.  I produce a One or Two-Act Story Ballet that is either based on a traditional ballet (i.e., Swan Lake)OR I create an original ballet (such as last year’s Mary Poppins).  I began performing story ballets at the age of 10 and still remember with much fondness, the excitement of wondering which part I would play in the upcoming ballet. There was a camaraderie that happened between myself and the other students (both younger and older than me), and I looked forward to it every year!   This year the students will find out in January the story of the ballet and which part they are to play.  I work extremely hard to make this an exceptional performance and positive experience for all involved.  


Many of the expenses in putting on such a quality performance increase from year to year.  The Performance Fee to participate in this performance will assist in covering the following expenses:  One costume per dancer, one pair of tights per dancer, theater rental, sound technicians, lighting technicians, janitors, stage sets, stage props, costume return/exchange if needed, costume alterations, headpieces, programs, tickets, liability insurance, music, music licensing, music editing, extra rehearsal expenses at the studio and theater, backstage workers, professional staff, etc. One professional tutu can cost anywhere from $500.00-1000.00!!  The total fee per student is $125.00.  All ticket purchases will be the responsibility of the families.  Tickets will be $12.00 per ticket IN ADVANCE (children ages 4 & under FREE if sitting on parent’s lap) and $15.00 per ticket at the door for both Dress Rehearsal and Performance.  By the time we get to the stage for our Dress Rehearsal, we are performance ready and treat this as a second performance.


PLEASE NOTE THIS YEAR’S TICKETS WILL BE SOLD BY THE PEERY EGYPTIAN THEATER.  *There are no handling or convenience fees when you purchase tickets in person at their box office. Tickets can be purchased on their website 24/7.  Handling fees ($1.50 per ticket), convenience and preservation fees ($3.00 per ticket) are applied to all website ticket purchases.     




The students’ measurements will be taken during the fourth week in January and allowance for growth will be taken into consideration.  It is extremely important that all Performance Commitment Forms and Performance Fees be returned to CYB by Friday, January 4, 2019. 


Please note:

·       You may pay the entire amount on or before January 4, 2019.

·       All fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable at all times.  Once costumes are ordered, if a student should decide not to participate, they are still responsible for performance fees.  A costume cannot be canceled once it is ordered.

·       All performance fees MUST BE PAID in full by the dates given.

·       All outstanding tuition balances must be paid in full in order for a costume to be ordered and handed out when they come in, as well as be a part of the performance.

·       Costumes will be handed out at the end of May, after account balances are paid in full, including June 2019 monthly tuition.

·       In order to participate, you must be present at the final Mandatory Practices in the studio and the theater Dress Rehearsal the week of the performance.  Please note there are no exceptions to this.

·       In order to put on a quality performance and not to take away from the dancer’s class time and ongoing training, there will be Friday and/or Saturday rehearsals in preparation for the performance.  You will be notified of the exact dates by February 2019.  Please make every effort to have your student in attendance at these special full cast rehearsals.  It makes a difference in how they feel and perform!  These extra rehearsals are also a part of their regular monthly classes (thus, the reason June’s monthly tuition fees will be the regular monthly fee).

·       Please complete the attached form and return it on or before January 4, 2019.  

·       In order to have a quality performance, it is essential that students make every effort to regularly attend their weekly ballet classes.  Training hard and attending all classes and rehearsals will help produce an excellent performance.  Also, when a student is absent it affects the entire class once the students are working on their performance.  Putting on a performance is a team activity and everyone is equally important!  Please remember this if you are considering signing your student up for an additional spring team sport.  


You will receive a very detailed Rehearsal Booklet in February 2019.  This booklet will provide important information concerning our Year-End Finale Performance to be held the week of June 17 through June 21, 2019at Ogden’s Peery Egyptian Theatre.  There will be extra rehearsals scheduled on Fridays with sufficient time to plan for this beginning as early as April 2019.  Special Studio Rehearsals will begin in April 2019and run through June 2019.  Please do not plan to be out of town the week before the performance or any time during the week of the performance.  WE WILL BE OUT OF THE STUDIO THE WEEK OF JUNE 3-7, 2019 IN ORDER FOR YOU TO CREATE YOUR FAMILY VACATIONS.


My goal at CYB is to provide the opportunity for each dancer to learn about all aspects involved in the art of performing.  I hope all dancers and their parents will join me in making this creative process a positive and rewarding environment.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call or text me at 435-730-7797 or by e-mail at:  I am looking forward to a fabulous Finale Performance once again this year!


Thank you,      




Ms. Michelle







What are thebenefitsof performing?  

1.    Performing develops creativity.  Imaginative play stimulates and challenges the brain, and allows our dancers to be innovative and broad-minded.  This is extremely important in the development of a child.

2.    Develops confidence.  I’ve seen dancers stand taller in their knowledge that they’ve succeeded in doing something they love.  Given lots of time to progress through the year, dancers are encouraged to develop confidence in themselves and those around them.

3.    Promotes self-discipline and self-motivation.  Throughout the performance experience, our dancers learn to be patient with themselves and others; and inspire and be inspired by the dancers around them.  Performing helps dancers be on time, organize their belongings, quick change into other costumes when needed, and motivates them to look out for themselves and others in a nurturing atmosphere, much like that of a family.

4.    Exposes dancers to art and culture.  Because our ballets are based off of literature, old paintings, or previous-staged ballets – our dancers are learning more than just a dance.  The dancers learn stories that have been told for years, stories that are new to them; they see other artist’s creations through pictures that are shown and videos are shown to inspire them.  All of these venues help them to want to create using their own imagination.  They are learning history, facts, art and culture all intertwined into their dancing experience.  

5.    Overcomes anxieties.  The triumph of going out on stage, performing a piece successfully, and receiving feedback afterwards is one of the profound and tangible reassurances of worth and achievement your dancers can get.  It gives them a sense of accomplishment and encourages them to aim higher, overcome obstacles, and achieve greater goals in the future.  

6.    Learns memorizing skills.  As the dancers learn their own individual dance, they will realize that the skills they have been learning in the classroom, when placed with music and in a certain order, gives them even more creative freedom in the future! This in turn helps their memorization skills in other areas such as with school using their math skills.  You will be surprised at how much a 3-year-old dancer knows!  All dancers ages 3 through 7 perform with a Teacher Assistant on stage to help improve these skills, develop confidence, and overcome anxieties.  

7.    Improves musical skills.  Dancers utilize their musical skills with counting the music, listening to different phrasing, and learning to understand where they must do certain moves in the music.  By listening to the music that has been chosen, dancers learn how to count music, listen to the different musical instruments in the music, and interpret the music on their own – all of these have been proven to improve mathematical skills!

8.    Problem-solving.  The dancers will learn how to solve problems such as where they must go when certain dancers are performing, what side of the stage they must be on, how to wait patiently while it is their turn, etc.  Watching and interacting with other dancers in their class, along with our older, more experienced dancers, teaches them to problem solve – to learn how to place themselves spatially, how to listen, how to watch and observe, and how to handle a situation when given to them.  These are life skills that will help them now and in the future!  

9.    Social interaction and cooperation.  Performing arts classes promote working as a team while also encouraging and developing individual talent:  the best possible combination.



2019 Performance Commitment Form

Dancer’s Name:                                                                                                         Age:                             


Class day(s) & time(s):                                                                                                                                 


I understand I owe the following fees for my student to participate in CYB’s 2019 Performance.  By returning this signed form, I am agreeing to pay the total fees by the scheduled deadlines and committing to my student’s participation in the performance rehearsals, regular class attendance, and timely tuition payments.  I understand that monthly tuition will include the full month for Junedue to all the extra rehearsals my dancer will have the opportunity to attend beginning in April 2019. I understand there are no refunds or transfer of funds available once I have committed to performing and if any fees (TUITION INCLUDED) are not paid my dancer will not be able to perform.


I am agreeing to the following:


                        Full payment of $125.00 (includes performance costume, tights, and performance 

venue fees) due on or beforeJanuary 4, 2019 and signed commitment form (payable online, check to CYB, or cash);


                        Please charge my credit card on file;


                        Please charge the credit card information below:


CREDIT CARD INFORMATION:  NAME ON CARD:                                                                                     

CARD TYPE:  VISA, MC, DISCOVER              CARD NUMBER:                                                                     

EXPIRATION DATE:                                      ZIP CODE:                                           CVV:                           


I understand if I am late in paying any of the above fees I agree to a late fee of $10.00where payment is not received on that date.  I understand there will be some extra rehearsals in preparation for the performance; this will be in addition to the student’s regular class times so as not to take away from their weekly ballet training.  I will do my best to see that my student attends all rehearsals.  I will do my best to see that my student attends as many rehearsals as possible and understand my dancer may be dismissed from the production if they do not have 90% attendance in their regular classes (no refunds or transfer of funds will be given).  I also understand the importance of attendance in regular classes and will see that my student attends these classes.   Please do not plan to be out of town the weekend before the performance (June 14-15, 2019) or any time during the week of the performance (June 17-21, 2019).  I understand my student must attend the Mandatory Rehearsals in the studio and Dress Rehearsal at the theatre and will not perform if not in attendance.  I understand Dress Rehearsal is Thursday, June 20, 2019 and the performance is Friday, June 21, 2019.


Parent’s Signature:                                                                                        Date:                                       

Dancer’s Signature:                                                                                       Date:                                       

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