DFJ is proud to bring the story of Narnia to the stage this June!

Four shows on June 17th, 18th, 19th, & 20th - 6:30pm @ MBT. Tickets go on sale May 2nd.  

For your convenience, we've created a comprehensive document to see important show details such as rehearsal and performance dates and costume details.  The info can be viewed here or see a large printout of this in our studio.

SHOW INFO & DATES

April 11- Performance Details posted. Show order with performance dates, dress rehearsal schedules, and hair/tights/shoes information will be posted at the studio. This will also be attached to this email.

May 2- Tickets go on sale. *See additional ticket and voucher information below*  

June 4- Dress rehearsal at DFJ.  Dancers arrive at the studio in full costume and make up at their designated time.  See Performance Details Poster for specific hair instructions. Dress Rehearsal will be in Studio 4. We will open the garage doors and provide festival seating for parents to watch rehearsals. Our annual garage sale will be in Studio 2.  

June 6- 10th Bellingham Picture week. Photos are taken during regular class time.  Group and individual pictures will be taken.  Purchasing photos is optional, but all performers must come in costume and make up. 

June 13 - 15- Lynden Picture week. Monday and Tuesday class photos are taken during regular class time. Wednesday and Thursday class pictures will be taken on Wednesday, June 15. The June 15 schedule will be sent separately. Group and individual pictures will be taken.  Purchasing photos is optional, but all performers must come in costume and make up. 

June 9-15 Final week of regular classes. Please note that this is a Thursday-Wednesday.

June 16- Thursday dress rehearsal at Mount Baker Theater. This rehearsal is for classes that perform in all 4 shows, and classes that perform in both Friday and Saturday shows.  Arrive at the theater in full costume and stage make up at the designated time. Students MUST attend dress rehearsal in order to perform.

June 17- Friday dress Rehearsal at Mount Baker Theater. This rehearsal is for classes that only perform in the Friday show.  Arrive at the theater in full costume and stage make up at the designated time. Students MUST attend dress rehearsal in order to perform.

June 17- “Narnian Excerpts” 6:30 at the Mount Baker Theater

June 18- Saturday dress Rehearsal at Mount Baker Theater. This rehearsal is for classes that only perform in the Saturday show.  Arrive at the theater in full costume and stage make up at the designated time. Students MUST attend dress rehearsal in order to perform.

June 18- “Narnian Excerpts” 6:30 at the Mount Baker Theater

June 19- Sunday dress rehearsal at Mount Baker Theater. This rehearsal is for classes that only perform in the Sunday show, and classes that  perform in both Sunday and Monday shows.  Arrive at the theater in full costume and stage make up at the designated time. Students MUST attend dress rehearsal in order to perform.

June 19- “Narnian Excerpts” 6:30 at the Mount Baker Theater

June 20- Monday dress Rehearsal at Mount Baker Theater. This rehearsal is for classes that only perform in the Monday show.  Arrive at the theater in full costume and stage make up at the designated time. Students MUST attend dress rehearsal in order to perform.

June 20- “Narnian Excerpts” 6:30 at the Mount Baker Theater


TICKETS, VOUCHERS & VOLUNTEERS.

Tickets: DFJ does not handle any ticket sales.  All tickets are sold through the Mount Baker Theater.  They can be bought in person, by phone, or online.  Please note that online purchases do not allow the buyer to choose specific seats.

Vouchers: Dancers required to sit in the theater for half of a show will receive one child’s voucher that is redeemable for one ticket. Vouchers must be exchanged for a ticket in person at the Mount Baker Theater box office. The following classes will receive a voucher:
Tiny Twirlers
Creative Movement
Hippity Hop
All “Pre” classes, including Pre combinations classes

Students in these levels will sit in the audience with their families for the half of the show in which they do not perform.  First half performers will be picked up directly from the stage at intermission.  Second half performers will be brought to the Walton Theater during intermission.   The Walton Theater is adjacent to the main stage theater and accessible from the MBT main lobby.  Performers can watch the show on the large screen and we will provide coloring and activity pages.  There is also a bathroom, water fountain and mirrors for touching up stage make up.

All other performers will remain in the Walton Room for the entire show. *Please note, this is different from the protocol for our Nativity Show. More information about arrival times and performer pick up and drop off will come out closer to the show.

Volunteers: Want a free ticket?!  There will be a limited number of volunteer spots for parents to assist backstage. All volunteers will receive one voucher redeemable for one adult ticket. See the office for availability and sign ups.  Vouchers can be picked up at the studio April 18th. All vouchers need to be physically exchanged for a ticket in person at the Mount Baker Theater box office.  Voucher exchanges cannot be done online.

Class Rehearsals:
Rehearsals happen during normal class times.  Please be aware that there will be a required dress rehearsal for all students at the MBT.  Dress rehearsals for those performing in the first show on Friday, June 17th will be the day before on Thursday June 16th.  All other performers will have their dress rehearsals earlier in the day in which they perform.   

Who performs when? 
The following classes perform in ONE of the 4 shows:
Tiny Twirlers
Creative Movement
Hippity Hop
Pre-Classes 
Level 1 and Level 2 classes 
All other classes will perform in either 2 shows, or in all 4 shows (a few exceptions may apply). 
Specific shows will be assigned for the classes, and this information will be available late February/ early March.  Please, let us know ASAP if your dancer has any conflicts (and the reason for the conflict) with performing on specific days.   We will do our best to accommodate requests, but do not guarantee that we can fulfill each request.  

IMPORTANT DETAILS REGARDING PERFORMANCE FEES: 
*Performing in the show is an additional cost, and you will be charged a Performance Fee on February 1st.

What does the Performance Fee Cover? 
1.  A costume chosen by DFJ staff (that you get to keep),  Props (if applicable)  
2.  Dress rehearsals outside of class time, prior to the show conducted by DFJ staff.   
3.  Associated Costs: Administrative costs, ordering, shipping/handling, restocking fees, exchange fees on orders, and non-returnables.
4. And the 8.8% sales tax on each costume

Fees:
Tiny Twirlers, Creative Movement, Hippity Hop, Pre-Classes, Level 1 & 2 classes - $60/class
  ($55.15 plus $4.85 sales tax)
All Other Classes - $84.99/class ($78.12 plus $6.87 sales tax)

Due to disturbances in the distribution chains, performance fees will be DUE February 1st this year (instead of March 1st), as we need to order costumes earlier to assure they will arrive on time.  

How do I pay my fee(s)? 
Performance fees will automatically be applied to all performing student's accounts by February 1st and will be due with February tuition. A $5 late fee will be applied if the fee is not paid by the 10th of February.  PLEASE NOTE: Payment for performance fees will be processed to your card on file on February 1st.

Do I have to perform in the show?
Performing is optional, but highly encouraged!  After February, a significant amount of class time is devoted to choreography.  You must notify the Dancing for Joy office by January 20th if you do NOT want your student to perform. If we do not hear from you before this date, it will be assumed that your dancer IS performing in the Spring Show and their costume(s) will be ordered.

What do I do next?
- Let Dancing for Joy know by January 20th only if your student will NOT perform.
- Let Dancing for Joy know if your student has a specific performance conflict (date & reason). 
If you wish to pay your performance fee(s) in a different way than your card on file, you must let us know BEFORE February 1st.  Otherwise payment will be run with your tuition, using card on file, on February 1st.

What are the Covid protocols for the show?
As of March 14, 2022, MBT policy states-  "Today, based on the significant downward trend of COVID-19 cases, and new Whatcom County, Washington State, and CDC guidance, Mount Baker Theatre is ending the requirement that patrons show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for most events. Wearing masks will be optional and encouraged. Free masks will still be available at our door, and many patrons will continue to wear a mask by choice."

Read MBT's full safety policy here.