It’s time for our first competition of the season! The Showcase was a GREAT success. We are definitely ready to hit the stage! Huge shout out and thank you to Molly Molitor for allowing us to use Peine Ridge Elementary for our event!
THIS E-MAIL CONTAINS EVERYTHING YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW FOR THE UPCOMING COMPETITION AT KAR! PLEASE READ OVER CAREFULLY!
Attached you’ll find your arrival times, performance schedule, updated costume/hair check-list, make-up, hair tutorial, venue rules, etc.
REMINDER: Sunday, March 10th begins Daylight Savings! Spring forward and set your clocks and alarm clocks accordingly! 🙂
STUDENTS ARE TO BE IN THE DRESSING ROOM IN COSTUME FOR THEIR FIRST ROUTINE WITH HAIR AND MAKE-UP DONE BY THEIR LISTED ARRIVAL/CALL TIME!
We ask once you check in the dressing room you stay put. We will use any extra time to review routines before we go on stage. Teachers have spent too much time in the past trying to track down students before a performance. You are welcome to arrive early and get ready at the venue as long as you are READY by your listed arrival time. Please note competitions can run anywhere from 2 hours ahead to 2 hours behind, so it’s crucial you arrive ready ON TIME! Thank you for your cooperation.
ATTENTION: THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EATING OR DRINKING IN COSTUME. PLEASE ALSO BE CAUTIOUS OF RED LIPSTICK OR OTHER MAKE-UP ON COSTUMES. MAKE SURE TO BRING A COVER UP.
K.A.R. Kids Artistic Review
William Purser Center
1851 Schoettler Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
FREE DIGITAL SOUVENIR
You can download a free digital souvenir program by clicking the link below or going to http://www.dancekar.com. On the homepage you will hit the CLICK HERE button to sign-up and download. The link will be sent to your e-mail on day one of the competition. There will also be program booklets available for purchase at the merchandise table at the competition.
FREE KAR APP FOR IPHONE OR ANDROID
KAR now offers a free app. The app includes the competition schedule & results, the digital souvenir, high point video gallery & social media photo feed. You can download the app by going to http://www.dancekar.com or find it in your app store or Google Play.
Admission and parking is free to the general public. Doors will open exactly 30 minutes prior to the first scheduled act each day.
KAR MEDIA PACKAGE
Reminder…….With your KAR media package you will enjoy ALL your Regional Photos and Videos. Parents can access their dancers photos and videos inside their parent portal in the Parent Account Center online. You will have the ability to download and share all of your photos and videos within 3-5 days after the competition. If you haven’t done so already, click below to sign up.
The use of ANY electronic device for photography & videography is STRICTLY PROHIBITED during all performances. Failure to comply with this rule may result in a point deduction to the act being recorded and/or photographed as well as confiscation of the recordings and/or photographs.
Absolutely no food, drinks or smoking (vaping) is allowed in the theater, dressing rooms or inside the venue! There will be a concession stand in the lobby with cafeteria style tables for eating. Outside food can be brought into this area as well. DO NOT EAT OR DRINK IN COSTUME!
Alcoholic beverages of any kind are prohibited on the premises.
There are no assigned dressing rooms for this event. We are also not allowed to put signs on the doors to mark which room we’ve selected. Before walking into the actual seated theater there will be a dressing room door to the right and to the left. Please check both. We may choose a different room each day based on how full they are when we first arrive. These are girls only rooms. No men/fathers allowed. The boys will have a separate designated dressing room.
All participating teachers, dancers and spectators are expected to display good sportsmanship. Failure to comply could result in immediate disqualification and loss of privileges to participate in future KAR competitions. Please be polite to other competitors, as well as the competition staff. Join us in cheering for not only our Starz performers but all competition participants. 🙂
DAC (Dancers Against Cancer)
We are proud to announce we are once again participating in Dancers Against Cancer at the KAR competition. By alleviating the cost of our group trophies, KAR was able to make a donation to DAC on behalf of our studio in the amount of $245.19 in 2018. Students will still receive their lapel pins, medals and high point emblems and soloists will still receive trophies. Total donations to DAC from the trophy donation program since the introduction in 2018 – $62,976.68. We are grateful for the opportunity to contribute to this wonderful cause.
MOST PHOTOGENIC AWARD – These awards will be presented to the contestants judged to be most photogenic based on the following criteria: visual appeal, expressiveness of the dancer, age appropriateness, composition, lighting and quality of the photo. For each Regional competition, there will be one Junior Most Photogenic winner (age 11 & Under) and one Senior Most Photogenic winner (age 12 & Above). All entries must submit a recent photo – no larger than 8′ x 10′ – labeled with name, age, address, phone number and studio name on the back or online through the Parent/Studio Center. Only registered contestants can enter the Most Photogenic competition. All entry fees and photos must be submitted at the competition at least one-hour prior to the final SECONDARY Group/Lines awards ceremony. Absolutely no mailed photos or photogenic entry fees will be accepted in the KAR office. Each winner will be announced and presented with a plaque and an award certificate. All Regional winning photographs will not be returned.
Make sure to put your child’s name on every piece of costume they bring. This includes shoes, shoe ties, accessories, hair pieces, gloves, tights, make-up, etc. Be careful when writing inside thin costume material so it doesn’t bleed through. Look for a tag to write on if possible.
ALL STUDENTS ARE TO WEAR CAPEZIO LIGHT SUNTAN CONVERTIBLE TIGHTS AND THE TEAM BUN UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE COSTUME CHECKLIST.
1) Foundation- This can be any brand. It should either match or be a half shade darker than their skin tone.
*2) Eye Shadow – Preferred choice: Revlon 505 Impressionist or Cover Girl 110 Shimmering Sands
3) Eye Liner – This can be any brand liquid or pencil. The color is (Black)
*4) Blush – Maybelline New York FIT me! (Mauve)
*5) Lipstick – Preferred choice Revlon Matte 051 Red Rules or second choice Maybelline Matte 691 Ruby Rich
*6) Eye Lashes – KISS “Shy” 62013 KFLM01
7) Eye Lash Glue – Any brand.
(The above items can be purchased at Target, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, Amazon, etc.)
NEW MAKE-UP TUTORIAL:
Here is the tutorial for the Competition bun. This is how students will wear their hair for all competitive routines unless noted otherwise.
In addition to the above you will need to bring the following:
1) A back-up pair of tights
2) Extra hair rubber bands (Must match hair color.)
3) Extra bobby pins
4) Hairspray and/or gel (Hair must be slicked down. No fly-aways.)
6) Safety pins
7) Studio jacket or any studio apparel.
8) Make-up for touch-ups (foundation, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, lipstick, blush, powder, etc.)
9) MAKE SURE FINGERNAILS ARE FREE OF POLISH (French manicure okay)
10) Make sure all hand stamps, fake tattoos, etc., are washed from skin.
11) Make-up wipes
Thank you for taking the time to review this important information. We are looking forward to a fun filled weekend!
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