Daddy Daughter Dance

 

Your Invitation To The Tiny Tutus Daddy Daughter Dance

The Tiny Tutus Daddy* Daughter Dance is truly a ‘making memories moment’.

Tiny Tutus would like to invite Daddies from across the country to participate in recital with your little ballerina with our beautiful Daddy Daughter Dance.

Sharing the moments together learning the simple routine to perform in recital with your little girl is a truly unique experience to be treasured.

The Tiny Tutus Daddy Daughter Dance is such a unique and precious experience. Each year Daddies who have danced with us have loved the magic of sharing this special time with their daughters in a way they never have before.

Spending time together at rehearsals and working through the simple choreography is honestly beautiful. The memories you’ll share of your ‘in class’ moments will be as significant as performing the actual dance on stage at recital. The Tiny Tutus Daddy Daughter Dance is about you and your little ballerina. It’s about a Daddy and his little girl sharing a unique, important and very precious moment.

*Granddads, Uncles, Big Brothers, Cousins, Friends, Guardians are invited to perform if a ballerina’s father is absent or otherwise unable to perform.

Invitation to Dance

The Daddy Daughter Dance Invitation is extended to all Tiny Tutus families who are registered for Recital 2017 and whose ballerina is aged at least 2 years and 6 months of age by the 30th June 2017.

Please be aware that while the invitation is to everyone, each recital will feature only one Daddy Daughter Dance so places within each dance are limited*.

If you would like to participate we would recommend registering as soon as possible.

* Limited places ensures everyone can comfortably and safely dance on stage without over-crowding. Our Recitals average between 50 – 60 families. Each Recital will have one Daddy Daughter Dance with between 6 – 12 participants. The numbers of daddies and daughters we can accommodate will vary depending on the venue and stage dimensions.

What to Wear

To Rehearsal:

Wear anything that is comfortable that you can move in! Wear joggers and comfortable clothes that you feel good in.

 

At Recital:

To participate our Daddies are required to wear a dark suit, white shirt, light coloured tie matching their ballerina’s tutu and dark / black shoes.

NB – there will be no change facilities available at the recital venues so we recommend you arrive looking fabulous in your suit ready to dance!

Our ballerinas will wear their special recital costume so the dance looks magical.

The Commitment

The Daddy/Daughter dance is terrific fun but it also involves lifting* your ballerina several times during the song, memorizing the simple choreography and committing to attending rehearsals. If you have back problems* or other physical conditions that prohibit you from lifting your daughter, please check with your doctor prior to registering. Once you register for Daddy Daughter Dance it is assumed that you are fit and able to participate. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Rehearsals

There are three Daddy Daughter Class rehearsals and one stage rehearsal. To find the rehearsal dates for your ballerina, please view our rehearsal timetable. You will need to know the location of your ballerina’s class to find your schedule*.

We realize that many dads travel out of town on business, however rehearsal attendance is very important. We would encourage you to attend ALL THREE rehearsals. Dancing in the Daddy Daughter Dance is a commitment not only to your ballerina but to the other Dad’s – missing rehearsals will mean you don’t know the dance which is stressful not only for you but for others in your group.

However, we do understand that life is very busy so the requirement is a MINIMUM OF TWO rehearsals prior to the stage rehearsal being compulsory. Attendance at the Stage Rehearsal is an absolute must and cannot be missed under any circumstances as this is where stage placements occur. Unfortunately, we are unable to alter the rehearsal schedule to accommodate individual travel plans, illness, holidays etc.

*We try not to change the rehearsal schedule, but this is “showbiz” and circumstances beyond our control sometimes cause schedule changes. If the schedule is adjusted we will endeavour to provide at least 24 hours notice.

We will communicate with Daddy/Daughter participants via email.  If you do not have email or if you never check your email, please prepare now for email communication.

No Peeking

Tiny Tutus embraces an ‘Open Door’ policy which opens classes to everyone to share with their ballerina. But this is a very special and unique class just for Daddies to share with their ballerinas. As such all Daddy Daughter Dance rehearsals are “Closed Rehearsals”, meaning Mums, friends and family may not watch the Daddy Daughter rehearsals. The magic of seeing them together on stage at recital is such a fabulous moment and worth the suspense!

Register Now

We are so excited that you have decided to join us for the Daddy Daughter Dance. To register you will need to call the Tiny Tutus Office on 1300 245 060.

The non-refundable fee to participate is $40. This includes all rehearsals, stage rehearsal and access online to the choreography video and notes. This fee is payable at the time of registration.

NB. To register for Daddy Daughter Dance your ballerina MUST be registered for Recital 2017.

          

Questions

1.  Does it have to be a Dad?

No.  Grandfathers, Uncles, Older brothers, or a family friend can substitute!

2.  What if Dad can’t make it to all the class practices?

It is absolutely encouraged to attend all three class rehearsals. However we understand how busy life can be so the minimum requirement is two class practices as well as the compulsory Stage Rehearsal.

It’s important to practice at home (either with or without your ballerina).

3.  What if my child doesn’t seem to want to do the dance even in practice classes?

A child’s response in class and on stage can be very different.   The Daddy Daughter dance is an experience that will last a lifetime and spending time at rehearsal and working through tricky situations with your daughter is as significant as performing the actual dance. Try to remember this important fact if you feel confused, frustrated and tired so this can be the best experience possible.

4.  How does it work with Dads backstage?

Dads sit in the audience and watch the recital as usual. The Daddy Daughter dance is usually the second last song. We will ask for the Dads to come back stage during the performance.  Dads will all meet at the stage doors right before the performance and we will bring their daughters to them.  Don’t worry – we walk through everything at stage rehearsal before recital. This is why attendance at stage rehearsal is compulsory.

5.  Will Dad’s still be able to watch the show?

YES!  We know this is what you are here for!  The Daddy Daughter Dance is one of the last items, so dads can re-join their families in the audience for the finale.