10th Anniversary Spring Gala Information Headquarters

I plan to update this page over the next few days with all the information you will need to be ready for the 10th Anniversary Spring Gala. All of our dancers have been working extremely hard the last few months and are excited to finally show all of us what they have been up to.

    Please reference this page I will try my best to be as detailed as possible. If you have any questions please write them down and I will answer them during a brief Q&A on Saturday, May 20th before we begin the rehearsal. This will make my life much easier as the workload is heavy this time of the year.

    Important Dates/Deadlines

    • 5/15 10 Anniversary Spring Gala Tickets go on sale via Tutu Tix at 10 am
    • 5/21 Ballet Stage Blocking rehearsal 9:30-5:00 pm
    • 5/27 Contemporary, Jazz, Latin, Hip Hop Stage blocking rehearsal 5:00-8:00 pm
    • 6/5 Awards Luncheon
    • 6/6-6/8 Rehearsal Week
    • 6/10 Tech/ Dress Rehearsal TBD
    • 6/11 Tech/Dress Rehearsal TBD

    Cast List

    Please review the following cast list. Please make sure your child’s name is spelled correctly. We will be using these lists for our program. If there is a mistake please email us directly at thestudionola@gmail.com. Click on the photo to zoom in.

    May/ June Rehearsal Schedule

    Rehearsal will continue to occur during our class time. The schedule below list the extra rehearsals and group rehearsals. Please visit our google calendar DAILY next week to confirm the rehearsal schedule. It is extremely important that your dancer be present at each one of these rehearsals. This is our last push before we move to the stage. The more we can do ahead of time, the less we worry about during dress rehearsal. This year we will use Studio M to block all of our dances before we hit the stage. Please make sure to arrive on time for our rehearsals on the 21st and/or the 27th.

    Parents, please stay nearby as dancers maybe let out early. Should you have to leave and come back just let us know and we will keep your dancer in the studio until you return.



    We wanted to take this opportunity to personally invite you and your family to our Awards Brunch and Art Exhibition. This event is a celebration of the hard work and dedication of all the dancers and artists (both big and small). All Studio School of Dance students that attend this beautiful event will receive an award and we will honor those who have helped the studio along the way.

    Please click below to fill out our google form. The deadline for your reservation is May 31st.


    Photos will be taken on Friday, June 3rd with the first appointment starting at 10:00 am, we will meet at Milestone Photography(3735 Florida Ave, Kenner, La 70065 ). It should not take more than 15 minutes per dancer but it will depend on how cooperative the kids are when taking pictures. We will try our best to stay on track and on time. If there is a gap in the schedule I will push up the times so please schedule yourself for the earliest time you can come. If you have multiple dancers taking photos please sign up for one-time slot. We will overlap if we need to.

    If your child is taking photos in more than one costume we will overlap appointments so that they have time to change. IF YOUR CHILD HAS MORE THAN ONE COSTUME AND YOU WISH TO TAKE PHOTOS IN THOSE COSTUMES PLEASE LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENT SECTION O OF YOUR SIGNUP. I will bring only the costumes that have been requested with me.

    Spring Gala Checklist

    Your checklist below will make sure you have everything you need

    Stage Makeup

    • The link below is a good reference tool when applying makeup to your dancer.
    • Please remember that the makeup will need to be applied heavier than daily wear because we want to make sure that their features are defined on the stage.
    • I highly recommend using Lip-sense Lipstick. This lipstick is the best thing invented since sliced bread. You can apply it to your kids and not have to worry about them rubbing it off or getting it all over their costumes. I will have a representative selling the lipstick after our parent’s meeting.


    • All dancers are required to wear their hair as shown in the picture below.
    • I will demonstrate how to create this hair during our parent’s meeting.
    • I recommend that you practice this hairdo during performance week so that you can get used to doing it.
    • If you still have trouble, please arrive early to the theatre and I will try to do their hair for you.

    Performance Tights

     ALL DANCERS MUST WEAR NEW TIGHTS FOR THEIR PERFORMANCE. We like for all dancers to wear the same kind so that they are the same color. We do a bulk order to help keep the cost down for everyone.

    If you did not order through the studio,  Please purchase the following brand, style, and color from Carmel’s Dancewear or Ennie’s Humbug

    • Capezio Toddler Transition Tights with Self Knit Waistband Style #1916x in Ballet Pink
    • Capezio Girls Ultra Soft Transition Tights with Self Knit Waistband Style #1916c in Ballet Pink
    • Capezio Adult Ultra Soft Transition Tights with Self Knit Waistband Style #1916 in Ballet Pink

    Ticket Sales 

    Tickets are now on sale!! https://buy.tututix.com/thestudionola

    A few things to know before sale day:

    • Our shows are approximately 145 minutes in length including intermission.
    • Dancers participating in the Spring Gala do not need a ticket and do not need to be included in your count. All dancers are required to stay backstage during the entire performance.
    • All audience members need a ticket to enjoy our performance. It is up to you to use your best discretion about leaving infants and small children at home. If small audience members cannot sit quietly for that length of time it would be best to leave them at home. Remember that disruptions in the audience make it extremely hard on the students trying to perform on stage and are distracting to other audience members who have also paid for tickets and traveled to see our performance.
    • Should you wish your party to sit together at the theatre, please purchase tickets altogether. We cannot guarantee seats otherwise.
    • Should you need any assistance during the purchasing process, please call Tutu Tix directly at 855-222-2TIX(2849). I am unable to make any changes or assist once tickets go on sale. 

    Ticket prices will be:

    •  Adult (11 and older) Reserved Seating $25.00 plus fees
    • Child (10 and under) Reserved Seating $20.00 plus fees

    Note that you will need a credit or debit card to buy tickets, and that tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. So, buy early to get better seats!

    TutuTix charges a low, fair fee for their service. You’ll see their $1 per ticket fee, plus a 5% processing charge added to your order at checkout.

    You’ll have several options for how you want your ticket delivered. You can have it emailed to you, sent to your mobile phone internet browser, and even add it to your Apple Passbook (if you have the latest iPhone software) at no charge! Or, you can choose to have TutuTix mail you foil-embossed keepsake tickets for an additional fee– with your dancer’s name printed directly on the ticket!

    Dress Rehearsal Information

    Dress rehearsal is MANDATORY for all dancers participating in the Spring Gala. During rehearsals, all participants are to remain with their classmates in a designated area, and during the gala, all participants must remain backstage for the entire show. They must stay with their classmates and backstage volunteers.


    LOCATION: Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall 6301 St Charles Ave #6399, New Orleans, LA 70118

    TIMES: Times will be Announced Soon. As of right now most of our rehearsals will occur Friday starting around 1 pm and Saturday starting at 9:30 am

    PLEASE NOTE: We will try to stick to this schedule but times are subject to change. ALL TIMES CHANGES WILL BE ANNOUNCED VIA OUR FACEBOOK MEMBER PAGE. Please be patient with us and do not plan any extra activities on this day. It is important for all dancers to be focused and rested for the task at hand. We will try to rehearse and run the dances in order with lights and sound if we have time. I am trying to make Saturday easier for all.

    Dress Rehearsal Rules:

    1. DRESS REHEARSAL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. We will allow one parent per family to attend the dress rehearsal. Please do not bring siblings, aunts, uncles, etc. to dress rehearsal.

    2. Please DO NOT drop off children for dress rehearsal. Parents must accompany their children at all times.

    3. Hair must be in a proper studio bun. Please reference the photo below.

    4. Costumes are not allowed to leave the backstage area

    5. There is NO eating or drinking in costume. Water is allowed in the Theatre

    6. Please remove all jewelry (earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.) nail polish of any color, sticky tattoos, and stamps.

    7. Make sure that all your personal items are labeled. The Studio School of Dance, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall and Loyola University of New Orleans are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

    8. The recording of our dress rehearsal is not permitted. This is to protect the rights of the choreographer.

    9. Parents are free to take photos of the dancers while on stage as long as no flash is used, and it is not a distraction. Please do not post photos until after the completion of our show.

    Performance Information

    Performance Dates: Satuday, June 11th

    Time: 6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)

    Location: Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall 6301 St Charles Ave #6399, New Orleans, LA 70118

    Parking: TBD

    Performance Rules and Audience Etiquette :

    Please arrive with hair and makeup done

    Dancers must remain in the backstage area during the entire performance. Dancers will be released to their parents at the end of the show based on the theatre’s protocol.

    Parents are not allowed to come and go from the backstage area during the performance. Once the performance begins our volunteers will be responsible for the kids performing or waiting in the dressing. Please enjoy the show and let us take care of the rest.

    No family or friends are allowed in the backstage area. We have a very limited space and it is best if only the parent responsible for dressing dancers enter the backstage area.

    There is no eating or drinking in costume

    All performers should remove makeup and costume before leaving the theatre as well as changing out of there their costumes.

    If you have volunteered to work the backstage area, you will not be permitted to watch the show. You must remain in the backstage area at all times.


    Please remain seated for the entire performance. Our performance is 145 minutes. Plan accordingly with other guests that this is treated as a professional performance and it is not proper to leave the auditorium unless it is an emergency. It is disrespectful to the performers and other audience members.

    Do not get up during a dance. If there is a need to leave the auditorium, wait until the dance is finished and exit during a break between dances. If security notices someone continually going in and out of his/her seat they will be requested to sit at the back of the auditorium for the remainder of the show.

    It is up to the discretion of The Studio School of Dance Director to remove any audience member, parent/guardian, volunteer, or performer who is disrespectful to any Security, volunteer, Director, or staff member working the Spring Gala.

    %d bloggers like this: