Backstage Dance Studio    
                                                              SINCE 1973                                                               3425 BACKSTAGE BLVD.
                                                                                                                                                                                         LAS VEGAS, NV. 89121

702- 547-1040    CHILDREN               702-324-3731   RENTALS                  702-457-7310  




    Dear Parents,

    BALANCE on COSTUMES is due by SAT. MAY 4th   .

    CLOSINGS:   Spring Break, Mon. 15- Sat.20th

                            Memorial Holiday Saturday. May 25 - Monday 27.

    YEAR ROUND SCHOOL.  Please notify us ASAP if your child is on this schedule, as it will effect how we plan the Show Technical Rehearsals on July 11, 12 at the theatre.

    OPENING/FINALE REQUIRED ITEMS to go along with costumes.

                 OPENING only:: ( 1st rehearsal starts on Sat. June 15th , everyone 11:30-3:30 )

    • Jazz shoes in black ( slip on or lace up, NO Jazz Sneakers) Slip ons in stock here for $24.96 + tax
    • Black ankle length Leggings. (same from last year’s Finale ). If you need a pair, we will be ordering these). Please place your order with us ASAP. $12 child, $14 adult, tax included..

                 FINALE only: (1st rehearsal starts on Sat, June 22nd  )

    • Jazz shoes in black ( slip on or lace up, NO Jazz Sneakers) Slip ons in stock here for $24.96 + tax
    • Light Suntan Tights by Capezio. We have these in stock for $12 child, $14 adult,  tax included.. 

                Many of you will already have light suntan tights and /or the black leggings from the previous year. They may be used if they are still in good condition.. The light suntan will also be needed in other classes as listed on the attached list.

    CLASS SHOES & TIGHTS: To maintain uniformity and professionalism, everyone must have the same style and color tights and shoes.  For your convenience and savings, we have in stock the “Revolution” Prima Pink Footed and Transition Ballet Tights , Ballet, Tap and Jazz shoes. For the non ballet numbers, most every class needs the “Capezio Light Suntan tights, unless otherwise specified..  If you have a special need in a shoe, I can order them. Applicable class shoes in good condition may be used.



    Capezio Light. Suntan Footed Tights                 Child $11.10 + tax = $12.          Adult $12.95 + tax = $14.     

    Full sole pink ballet slippers       $16.65 + tax = $18, Split sole $19.43 + tax = $21. Tap shoes $18.50 + tax = $20..

    Black split sole slip on jazz shoes                                                                                               $24.98 + tax = $27.

    Revolution Prima Pink Footed Ballet Tights       Child: Toddler-SC                                $7.40 + tax = $8.00
    Revolution Prima Pink Transition Tights, Child: MC-LC. $12.03+ tax = $13. Adult SA-LA $12.95+ tax = $14.

    COSTUMES: are now coming in.  Please be aware that all costumes are “off the rack”, meaning they come in small, medium, large, etc. They are not tailor made to your child’s measurements, but are based on the size range that they fall under, so in some cases, you may need to make some alterations.  If this is not within your capabilities, most dry cleaners do alterations.

    KEEPING COMMITMENTS: It puts a great burden on fellow dancers, teachers, and the outcome of the entire show if your child is missing classes while there dance numbers are being taught.  Please make their attendance a priority.

                                                                                                    Thank you, Steven and Joan

    June/July Newsletter: Show Ticket Sales , Technical & Dress Rehearsal Schedule at the Theater, Show Program Ads, Show DVD Sales, Costume Check Week.





    OUR END OF SEASON SHOW. Is at the Horn Theater on the campus of the College of Southern Nevada, 3200 E. Cheyenne, N. Las Vegas. Evening performances will be on Sat. July 13th  and Sun. 14th   at 7:00 pm. Based on the size of our school, the theater  only allows for  6 seats per family each night. 1 ticket will be  FREE for the 2nd  night to ensure that at least 1 parent brings the student to both shows as is required. This excludes Combo 3/4 who are only doing one night. Combo 3/4 Saturday 11:00 will do the Sat. show and the Sat. 1:30/Thurs. 3:45 classes will do the Sunday show. Combo 5/6 Tues., is assigned Sunday night and Sat 12:00 is Saturday night though both classes may do both nights. Tickets will be reserved seating as usual and are still only $12.00 each. Combo 3/4 and then 5/6 numbers will be after the Opening number of the show and you will be able to pick up your child after the 5/6 number. If you wish to stay and watch the rest of the show, your child will also need a ticket at only $8.00. By CSN fire codes, all children 2 years old and up must have a ticket for their own seat. They cannot sit on your lap.

     It would cause great confusion for fellow classmates and ruin their numbers to have students miss any show. Tickets will be reserved seating as usual. 

     TECHNICAL REHEARSALS (Staging, Lighting, running of class numbers) will be held at the theater on Thursday July 11th. . Your class or classes will be scheduled between 11:30-5:00 and/or Friday, July 12th  2:00-5:00. Then at 6:00 on that Friday, the entire school (less Combo classes) is to be back for a 7:00 Dress Rehearsal.

     Combos 3/4 and 5/6 classes rehearsal will be at 5:30 and 5:45 respectively just before their Saturday or Sunday show and then they’ll stay to take part in the main show. The theater will open for seating at 6:30. This rehearsal schedule is subject to minor change. The exact scheduling times and further details will be in a later newsletter.

      Please understand that the performance is not mandatory, but we encourage everyone to participate enthusiastically in this special event. The benefits to each student are many. It gives them a chance to be someone special while building confidence, personality, stage presence, teamwork and a sense of great accomplishment.


    LEARNING THE CLASS NUMBERS:  Classes start learning their numbers mid-February.

     , COSTUMES: Normal costume cost runs from $50-$68. Students will require a costume for each class taken. In addition to the costume, some classes may need to purchase complete the look of the costume. We try to keep the cost down as much as possible. NOTE: Costumes are tax deductible if later donated to Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. Most of you will receive your costume list by the beginning of Feb . Combo class pricing is below. A pictorial book of all the costumes will be available for viewing.


    COMBO 3/4 and 5/6  COSTUME is $55.00

                                                    Tax      $  4.53

                                                TOTAL =  $59.53

                                        Deposit of $35.72 due by 3-2

                                        Balance of $23.81 due by 5-4


    COSTUME PAYMENTS: A deposit of 60% per costume will be due no later than March 2  WITHOUT EXCEPTION. The balance will be due by May 4th  . No costumes will be ordered unless this deposit has been made, thus securing your child's place in the show.  Once costumes have shipped, there are no refunds or returns as the costume company’s do not allow for this.


    OPENING & FINALE NUMBERS:  All girl students currently training with us in a dance class and are age 10 and up as of March 15th , can participate in the Opening number, students age 11 and up by the same date, may also be in the  Finale number . These optional numbers are for all level students except those who are only in a level I, 7-10 year old class.  Students will be placed in a group based on their current class levels. Thomas DiSabato will be choreographing the “Opening“, and co-owner and international choreographer, Joan Palethorpe, the "Finale". You may choose to do both or just one or the other. When deciding whether to take part in the “Opening” and/or the “Finale”, be aware that they will involve the following mandatory rehearsals dates, fees, and purchases: If you know you are going to be out of town over any of these dates, please do not sign up, as there are no makeups for a missed rehearsal. 


    5 MANDATORY REHEARSALS.  These rehearsals are held here, at “Backstage”. They will be held on Saturday afternoons as follows: 11:30-4:00 June 15th ,  22nd  , 29th , July 6th  , and Wed. evening July 10th  4:00-7:30. The list of groups & exact scheduled times will be in a later newsletter.

    A. $30.00 REHEARSALS  fee  or $15.00 for only doing the “Opening" or only the "Finale" number.


    B. The OPENING:  

    • Sequin Tunic top (color for each group to be designated). $23 child/ $27 adult.

     Not included, but required

             Leggings,  black. ( same leggings from last year’s Finale. Let us know if you need a  pair, $12-$14)

    • Jazz shoes in black ( slip on or lace up, NO Jazz Sneakers) Slip Ons available here for $24.96 + tax

      C. The FINALE: $42-$44

         Ribbon Trimmed mesh skirt

    • Camisole Pinched Front Leotard
    • Derby Hat

     Not included, but required

             Jazz shoes in black ( slip on or lace up, NO Jazz Sneakers) Slip Ons available here for $24.96 + tax

    • Light Suntan Tights by Capezio. We’ll have these here available for purchase $12-$14. 


     D. There will be breaks, so students may bring snack/lunch. There is not time to leave the building.

      As most 10/11 year olds and up have always participated, your costume list will include these additional costs. Please let me know if your child will not be participating so that I may adjust your costume billing.


    Commitment:  Once class numbers are being taught, the staff and I must stress the importance of making and keeping commitments.  It puts a great burden on fellow dancers, teachers, and the outcome of the entire show if your child misses classes while the dance numbers are being taught.


    SPRING BREAK: Mon. April 15th thru Sat. 20th .

    MEMORIAL WEEKEND from Sat. May 25th thru Mon. 27th  INDEPENDENCE DAY Thurs. July 4th

    LAST DAY OF CLASSES Tues. July 9th .TECHNICAL REHEARSALS at the theater Thurs. July 11th and/or Fri. 12th DRESS REHEARSAL Fri. 12th at 7:00 pm CONCERT July 13th  and 14th , 7:00 pm evening shows.

    There are NO other dates that we will be  closed






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