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PPC ELITE DEMONSTRATION and Schedule 12/17

NOTES & REMINDERS**
GENERAL NOTES:
Hey Gang, please go over all of your notes from last Sunday. We will have a small rehearsal before the demonstration. We will also modify the Spring Awakening set a bit..We will start with reviewing the Trail of Lights Set, so please bring a change of clothes for your demo. Seniors- Please wear your Audition clothes that you will be wearing for future auditions (especally if you want to try something new:) Girls- Full Makeup and please make sure that if you wear a dress, that you have tights and dance shorts under the dress. Underclassmen- Please wear all black, your outfit can reflect your character. We will have a rehearsal for the Trail of Lights at 6 p.m. on Friday, 12/22.
CONFLICTS / CREW SUBS / UNDERSTUDIES:
OUT:
ARRIVE LATE:
LEAVE EARLY:
PROP/SENIC NOTES:
UPCOMING EVENTS & PUBLICITY:
ELITE MTW Demonstration 12/17 @ 5:00 p.m. | Trail of Lights Saturday, 12/22. | WINTER RETREAT 12/29 and 12/30
SCHEDULE: 12/10/2017
LOCATION TIME WHO WHAT
NOWLIN 1:30-3:00 p.m. ALL in the Trail of Lights Event Work Boot dance and Run Run Rudolf
Nowlin 3:00-4:45 p.m. Run of Demo Run of Demo
Nowlin 5-7;30 p.m. Demo DEMO

DEMO: Sunday, December 17 | 5-7 p.m.

WHERE: The NOWLIN

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Bring Treats if you like! 


TRAIL OF LIGHTS

WHEN:  12/22 @ 9:15 p.m.

Rehearsal | 6 p.m. @ ZACH

WHERE: Zilker Park

COMPANY: ELITE

We will walk from ZACH to the TOL in costume. Please bring shoes to walk on the trail and a backpack with a change of clothes and water. We will walk back to ZACH, but if you want to stay at the Trail of Lights, then you are responsible for your present and costume. at Please confirm your wristbands HERE.


ELITE WINTER RETREAT: 

Friday and Saturday, December 29-30

WHEN: Friday, 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SCHEDULE:

NOTES & REMINDERS**
GENERAL NOTES:
Hey Guys, You will be spending the night in the NOWLIN. We will start with the West Side Story Set at 2 p.m. (This is for the Bernstein Event on Jan.7th). We will go to the Food Truck park for dinner at 8 p.m. Everyone who is not performing in the Bernstein event, will need to arrive at 6 p.m.
CONFLICTS / CREW SUBS / UNDERSTUDIES:
PROP/SENIC NOTES:
UPCOMING EVENTS & PUBLICITY:
Jan. 7th Bernstein Bday Kick off | 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
SCHEDULE: 12/29
LOCATION TIME WHO WHAT
STUDIO 2-4 p.m. ALUMNI and SENIORS Music and staging
NOWLIN 4-6 p.m. ALUMNI and SENIORS America and Dance @ Gym
NOWLIN 6 p.m. Arrival ALL
NOWLIN 6:15-8 p.m. ALL On My Way Music
FOOD TRUCKS 8 p.m. ALL DINNER
SHOWERS 10 p.m. Groups Showers
SCHEDULE: 12/30
NOWLIN 9-10:30 a.m. ALL YOGA with Breath and Body
NOWLIN 10:30-12:30 ALL Breakfast and Story Board
NOWLIN 12:30-2:00 p.m. ALL Showcase Choreography
NOWLIN 2:15-3:30 p.m. ALL Music | Bring Me to Light
NOWLIN 3:30 p.m. UNDERCLASSMEN PICK UP and DISSMISSAL
NOWLIN 3:30-5 p.m. ALUMNI and SENIORS WSS Set
DISMISSED 5 p.m.

BERNSTEIN100/Austin

WHEN: Sunday, Jan.7 | 10 a.m. rehearsal at the Bullock Museum

WHERE: The Bob Bullock Museum

COMPANY: ELITE and PPC ALUMNI


AUSTIN FAB FIVE: THE SEEDLING FOUNDATION

WHEN: Saturday, March 24

WHERE: The Westin Hotel

COMPANY: TBA


PPC SHOWCASE | REHEARSAL 

  • Friday, April 6 | 5:30- 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aril 7 | 9:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 27 | Designer Run
  • Friday, April 28 | 9:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
  • Thursday-Saturday, May 3-5 | RED HOT and Soul Rehearsal and performance
  • Sunday, May 6 | Topfer Run Through

Monday, May 7-Thursday, May 10 |TECH


MARK MADAMA MASTER CLASS:
Mark and I decided that it would be best to reschedule his Master class to some time in the spring. The PPC schedule is too crazy with events this fall. It will not be on Oct. 29th, I will post a new date when we confirm.

2017-2018 PPC CONTACT AND CLASS SCHEDULE FOLDER

  • Class Lists and Contact sheets:
  • Measurement forms: 
    • Students will need to fill out a Measurement Form for costume purposes
  • Conflict form: 
    • Please fill out this Conflict Form by September 23
    • We will use this form to reference absences
  • Class Structure: 
    • In the Contact and Class Schedule file, you will find a tab that says Sunday class rotations. Please use this guide to reference your class times for the fall.
    • You are encouraged to take additional dance classes and also observe MTW class
    • You may attend a Company B dance class (on Monday) to make up for missing a Sunday dance class. Please reference the Company B schedule tab (located in the Contact and Class Schedule file).

FALL SEMESTER: September 10- December 18 (No class November 19)

Your placement in the class rotations is determined by dance leveling and musical theatre workshop. You are required to take your assigned dance class. You can take as many dance classes as you like, but you must be approved by Jen to take the advanced dance class: D. Underclassmen are invited to observe the Senior College Prep-classes.

SPRING: January 7- Sunday, May 14

Rehearsal is from 1:30 PM- 8:15 PM. We run the spring semester like a professional rehearsal schedule. Not everyone will be called every time for the entirety of rehearsal, rather the call times will be staggered and announced the Sunday before.
WINTER RETREAT: Friday, December 29- Saturday, December 30th

PPC ELITE Mandatory Rehearsals:
Friday, April 6 | 5:30- 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 | 9:30 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Friday, April 27 | Designer Run
Friday, April 28 | 9:00 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday, May 3-5 | RED HOT and Soul Rehearsal and performance
Sunday, May 6 | Topfer Run Through
Monday, May 7-Thursday, May 10 |TECH
Friday, May 11- Sunday, May 13 | PPC SHOWCASE


ABSENCE POLICY
Excused Absences:

  • Main stage rehearsals and productions, sickness, family emergencies, college visits, school or professional opportunities.
  • We excuse GAHSMTA Select Ensemble TECH and awards show.Unexcused absences include: Competitive programming conflicts, concerts or time management issues.

Unexcused Absences:

  • If you miss more than two classes or rehearsals in a row, then you run the risk of not being considered to participate in a number in the showcase.
    • The work in PPC is intense. If you plan to participate in any performance, then you will need to attend all of the rehearsals that are allotted for that performance.
    • If you exceed the allotted two unexcused absences/ per semester, then you will be dismissed from the Company.
    Please note that two tardies = one absence this year.

EXPECTED ELITE BEHAVIOR
• Please be kind and respectful to your teachers and peers
• Use your manners with Directors, Guest Directors, Parents, etc.
No Cell phones allowed in rehearsal. You will get two warnings
• Do not lie down or sit when we are working in class
• Take initiative and help others
• Work hard and stay focused
• Communicate when you have a concern
• Please do not talk or give suggestions in rehearsal
• Be leaders with the younger PPC groups
• Please keep talking to a minimum and only at appropriate times
• There is no talking at all when rehearsing with a guest artist
• The only people who are allowed to give notes are the Directors, Dance Captains and Section Leaders

Performance Features: are given to students that work really hard, show kindness and respect to their peers, and are consistent with their training. When selecting featured students, we consider upperclassmen first.


DROP OFF | ARRIVAL
• It is always safe to meet in the Whisenhunt building. There will be Main Stage rehearsals in the NOWLIN, so please check your email and the Facebook group to know which studio to go to.


COMMUNICATION
• Email is the best for Jen! jyoung@zachtheatre.org
• jwechsler@zachtheatre.org
• Join facebook group
• Jen DOES NOT check Face book messages that often
• Jen’s Cell- (512) 704-4846
Please come to Jen or Josh with any questions or concerns. We are very open to feedback and appreciate open communication.


DRESS CODE: Students must wear appropriate clothing to participate in class. 
• Girls- Tights, solid leotard, dance shoes, hair pulled back in bun. Ballet or dance skirt. Taps, heels, ballet and jazz shoes.
• Boys- Solid white T and Black athletic pants or black ballet pants when taking ballet, black jazz or ballet shoes. All males must wear a dance belt.
• All are required to look like you are going to a professional audition.
• Choose solid black cover ups. PPC shirt is fine.
• NO SHORTS, socks or bare feet, flip flops or sandals unless permitted.


PPC CONTRACTS: Due on September 24, 2017
Please note that if a student is in breach of contract, then the student will be dismissed from the Company will not receive a tuition refund.

BREACH OF CONTRACT:

• If you exceed the allotted two unexcused absences/ per semester
• There is a no bullying tolerance. Any bullying or hurtful gossip will be reviewed and student may be dismissed.
• Any gossip about PPC guest artists or teachers is in breach of contract.
• You are expected to work hard and review your material at home. The student will recieve two warnings, after two warnings, we will propose a conference meeting to determine if PPC is the right fit.
• Preparation- You must have all of your materials and follow dress code policy.


GOALS OF PPC ELITE:
• To ensure a quality Musical Theatre training program in a conservatory structure.
• To prepare students for College and Professional auditions
• To give students the opportunity to work with variety of professional teaching artists.
• To challenge students, and to help them grow as performing artists.
• To offer professional rehearsal and performing experiences.
• To give back to the community

 

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