The College of Lake County has been forced to cancel our 23rd annual recital due to ongoing concerns, closures, and social distancing guidelines in regards to COVID-19, but we do still want to celebrate all of the hard work and progress the dancers have made this year!
With all of the uncertainty going into summer 2020, we will not be rescheduling a large recital event - the health and safety of our dancers, families, and staff is just too important! We hope to hold smaller recital class sessions in the studio with full costume, hair, and makeup (makeup-where appropriate). These recital sessions are planned to take place the week of June 15-20. This schedule will be different from the Tech week schedule that had previously been posted for the events planned at the College of Lake County, so if you have that schedule, please toss it! We'll have more details in the coming weeks, but hope to try to follow along the regular class schedules.
Costume pickup - the recital costumes were all bagged, labeled and ready to distribute just as the original stay at home order was issued! Costumes will be sent home with students the week of June 1st if we are able to return to in-studio classes. If we must keep classes online at that time, I will schedule a Saturday pickup date when you can drive up to the studio and I can place your costumes directly into your car trunk.
Picture Day - there will be no Picture Day May 8 as previously scheduled. Our photographer, Kathleen Weinstein, will take group photos and make appointments for individual photos during our updated recital week if we are able to perform in the studio.
Video - parents are welcome to record their own video in the studio. We have not yet determined whether JDC will compile and provide video from the various sessions either in whole or as a recital montage, but will include that information in a later recital update.
Recital tickets - there will be no fee/tickets for in-studio recital performances. Attendance may be limited, however, and will be in accordance with Illinois/CDC guidelines in place at that time.