I’ve been presenting my students in showcases since 2005. They started off as rag tag events at a restaurant in Hermosa Beach. Now they’ve evolved into a polished show at small performance spaces and theaters.
I celebrate our ten-year anniversary student showcase on September 20, 2014 at Alvas with “Comunidad Flamenca.”
So, here for you, is what I’ve learned throughout the ten years of choreographing and producing shows.
1. Create the budget for the show. Think about the true cost of the show. Is it going to create tension and resentment if you require that the dancers sell ten tickets each to cover your costs? I personally don’t require they buy a certain amount of tickets but I do charge a fee that covers the extra rehearsals.
I’m amazed that ten years has passed and that I have done so many events with my dancers. It can be emotionally exhausting as a teacher because of everyone’s needs, but it’s worth it in the end. The dancers get an opportunity to dance in a quality setting and get to learn exponentially in a short amount of intense time. Ole!
|Our very first student show at Sangria in 2005.|
|Another show at Sangria, 2009.|
|Alvas Showroom, 2010.|
|Alvas Showroom 2012. I love, love these colors!|