Défilé

Défilé 2022

Saturday, May 28, 2022

What is Défilé?

The French word “défilé” translates to  “procession” or “show.”  Défilé is Ashley Ballet Arts Academy’s annual end-of-year showcase.  This year, we will be reprising the theme of great works from the classical music canon. Although our motif may alter from year to year, we maintain our tradition of hosting Défilé not as a full length ballet production with extravagant costumes, but rather as an intimate performance where our students can demonstrate the skills and progress they have gained during the school year.

Participation

Though highly recommended, participation in Défilé is not mandatory. Learning choreography is a fun and essential part of dance training, so even if students choose not to participate in Défilé, they will still learn the choreography during class time. Participation forms (PDF) are due by Tuesday, January 15

Choreography

Each class at ABAA has a syllabus that we progress through during the school year. Beginning in March, instructors start stringing together the skills from the syllabus, and set them to music, creating a piece of choreography for students to perform in Défilé. This approach allows us to keep technique at the forefront of our classes, while still affording students the opportunity to learn choreography and perform it onstage – another valuable element of their training. Dancers who are not able to participate in Défilé will still learn their class’s choreography during class time. Due to the nature of the classwork, pre-pointe, pointe-prep, and conditioning classes will not have a performance piece.

Tickets

Due to limited seating, each family may purchase up to 5 tickets for their student’s performance. After all orders are submitted, we may be able to accommodate requests for additional tickets.

  • Seats will be assigned to ensure distancing.
  • Dancers will sit with their parent before and after they perform.
  • You do not need to purchase a ticket for your dancer.
  • Families with dancers in multiple shows do not need to purchase additional tickets and will remain in the same seats for both shows.

$10 each
5% processing fee applies to card transactions

Virtual Ticket Option

We are offering the option to view the entire day of performances virtually through a live-stream link that can be purchased for $20/household by visiting mrvideo.com

Photography & Videography

We have arranged for a professional video company, Mr Video, to produce a DVD of the performances. Everyone will receive a DVD of their show available to pick up at ABAA 6-8 weeks post performance. This is included in your participation fee and will include performances of all levels.

Live-stream of the performance is available for purchase by visiting mrvideo.com.

Steve Lucas Photography will be taking in-studio photos of each class and individual shots of each student during normal class time during “Picture Week” our last week of classes. Photos will be available for order directly from Steve Lucas Photography. Order information will be emailed approximately two weeks after the photoshoot from info@lucasphoto.com. Questions can be directed to Steve Lucas Photography, (952) 949-0578.

Costuming & Participation Fees

Défilé participants are not required to purchase a costume. Students wear their ballet class uniform for the performance, and a hair accessory provided by the studio which is theirs to keep after the show.

$30 per dancer Pre-Ballet Dancer Participation Fee
Includes theatre rehearsal time, performance DVD, and cost of hair accessories.
$50  per dancer Junior Dancer Participation Fee
Includes all classes the student is enrolled in. Includes theatre rehearsal time, performance DVD, and cost of hair accessories.
$70 per dancer Senior Dancer Participation Fee
Includes all classes the student is enrolled in. Includes theatre rehearsal time, performance DVD, and cost of hair accessories.
No Charge BAYE Dancer Participation Fee
Défilé Participation Fee is already included in your BAYE tuition
Note that participation fees are listed per dancer, not per family.
5% processing fee applies to card transactions.

Rehearsal & Performance Details

Défilé 2022
Saturday, May 28, 2022

Check-In
  • Arrive dressed and ready, with hair and makeup done
  • Find your assigned seat in the auditorium to check in
Performance
  • Each class will be called onstage by their teacher
  • Dancers will find their places, with distancing marked onstage
  • Dancers will have the opportunity to briefly review/rehearse their dance, and then will perform
What To Wear
  • Wear your class uniform for rehearsal and performance
    • Pre-Ballet: pink ballet shoes, pink tights, pink leotard, & accessory
    • Junior & Senior Ballet: pink ballet shoes, pink tights, black leotard, alignment belt
    • Pointe: pointe shoes, pink tights, black leotard, white practice tutu – ABAA will provide tulle cummerbund and a loaner hair accessory
    • Modern: black leotard, black leggings, bare feet
    • Jazz: black leotard, black shorts/jazz pants, black jazz shoes
  • Female dancers wear hair in a high bun, male dancers wear hair neat
  • All wear light stage makeup
  • Bring/wear your hair accessory (handed out in class the week before the show)
Pre-Ballet Showcase
Show Order: Check-In Time: Performance Time:
TBD  TBD TBD
We ask that dancers and audience members exit promptly after their performance to allow the next group to enter
Junior Level Showcases
Show Order: Check-In Time: Performance Time:
TBD  TBD TBD
We ask that dancers and audience members exit promptly after their performance to allow the next group to enter
Senior Level Showcases
Show Order: Check-In Time: Performance Time:
TBD  TBD TBD
We ask that dancers and audience members exit promptly after their performance to allow the next group to enter
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