The good news is that the show this year will be able to happen in our usual format: two performances and everyone with a ticket will be able to see the whole show. Tilson is, however, requiring that audience members wear masks and that they remain at half capacity. This means that there will be 700 tickets (500 on the main floor and 200 on the balcony) available on each night. We are confident that this will mean that everyone will be able to see their children perform at least once. To ensure that everyone feels safe and can sit with their own family members while social distancing from others, we are going to make our performances general admission this year. We will be sending home packets with your dancer that include an order form for you to request tickets and specify whether you would prefer main floor or balcony seating and if you require handicapped accessible seats. The deadline is May 1.
All audience members will be required to wait outside until Tilson opens their doors one half hour before show times. As we did last year, we are going to allow the families of our graduating seniors to enter first.
Only the youngest dancers will be permitted to change in the ballroom. All other dancers will have portable dressing rooms set up and make their changes outside. With these restrictions in place, volunteers are going to be essential to a successful show. Please volunteer for one night so that we can keep our dancers safe and enable to show to go on!
We know you will have questions about all of this, and we gladly welcome the opportunity to answer as best we can. Please email Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Thank you again for your help in making this day happen and for your loyal support of Academy of Dance. We appreciate you more than we can say.