1. DANCE SHOES
Discount Dance Supply, 9359 Charles Smith Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga * (909) 476-1448 www.discountdance.com (The discount prices and selection are worth the drive! Off I-15 @ 4th Street exit north of Ontario Mills)
Capezio, 3864 Tyler Avenue, Riverside * (951) 687-4071
Kolings Shoes, 985 W. Foothill Blvd, Claremont (almost in Pomona) (909) 624-6928 * (Can find hard to fit shoe sizes, i.e. narrow and wide widths)
2. THEATRE MAKE-UP
Basic Makeup Kit: Container, Student Makeup Kit (purchase at Fun Corner in San Bernardino or A&H Rents in Riverside @ $17), cotton balls, Q-tips, disposable sponge applications, 3 small spray bottles of rubbing alcohol/witch hazel/baby oil (put in a ziploc baggie), baby wipes (put in a ziploc baggie), Carmex lip balm, black mascara, mirror (big enough to see your face well), clips to pull hair away from face, eyebrow pencil sharpener, small crew sock for applying setting powder (Fun Corner sells these with the powder).
Other items which are very helpful in the Makeup Kit: Liquid Bandaid (to apply to facial cuts before applying foundation), eyelash curler, fake eyelashes/glue (teens only), additional eye pencils (for character makeup), unscented roll-on deodorant (for applying under foundation if you sweat heavily).
Other Necessities for the Makeup Kit on Performance Days: Toothbrush/toothpaste (Your fellow cast members will thank you!), deodorant (a fresh application before you put your costume on), comb/brushes, hair spray, wig cap, hair rubber bands, bobby pins, small scissors, emergency sewing kit, safety pins, “Throat Coat” (Herbal Tea for singers…excellent when you have a cold…purchase at Health Food Stores or Rite Aid).
New Creations Video Productions, Nick Best, firstname.lastname@example.org. DVD orders are delivered to Riverside Youth Theatre. Parents are notified of pick-up dates at rehearsals. We generally have 2-3 weeks of potential pick-up dates. You may have someone pick up your DVD for you. We’ve had a problem with families not picking up their DVD’s. In fact, I have 4 years of DVD’s that haven’t been picked up. If you forget to pick up your DVD, they are put into storage until the next scheduled pick-up date when you will be notified again. The next pick-up date is tentatively scheduled upon delivery of the DVD’s will be on December 3 and 5 from 4-6 pm.
Saiz Photography (2008-Current Productions), email@example.com. Pictures ordered from Saiz Photography are mailed to your home.
5. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PRIVATE PIANO / VOCAL LESSONS / DANCE STUDIOS
I am very cautious when it comes to recommending voice lessons for children. The child’s voice is a developing instrument and it can be damaged and permanently ruined by poor teaching. A child’s developing voice should sound young and bell like. If you hear a child singing with force (belting) or scream singing, then they are probably receiving poor training. Preschool children are at the right age to discover rhythms and pitch. RYT offers a preschool theatre class to work on these skills. In early elementary school, after your child has mastered reading skills (around 2nd grade), I encourage piano lessons. In my opinion, this should take priority first over private voice lessons. Piano lessons will teach your child to read music, improve their rhythm skills, and learn some basic music theory. Get your child involved in a local community youth theatre, school or church choir during the elementary school years to continue developing pitch, rhythms, and develop performing skills. Most late elementary and junior high students are ready for voice lessons with required daily practicing. It is important to preserve the voice in the developing child. Improper singing and training can permanently damage the voice resulting in nodules. Currently, I am recommending only the following private teachers and dance studios in the Riverside area:
Private Piano Instruction *Susan McConnell, Riverside (951) 683-1228 *Rhona Hodgen, Riverside, (951) 688-6753 *Dr. Elvin Rodriguez, Riverside (951) 785-4239 Marvin Engstrom, Corona Arts Academy (951) 281-2823 http://www.coronaartsacademy.com/ *Anita Norskov Olsen, Loma Linda (909) 796-9730 (NOTE: *Denotes membership in the Music Teacher’s Association and offers participation in the Certificate of Merit program. http://www.mtac.org/programs/cm/index.shtml. This is an EXCELLENT program that my children have learned so much from.)
Private Vocal Instructors
*Phyllis Eddleman, teaches at La Sierra University in Riverside (951) 682-2452
*Tammy Flanders, Rancho Cucamonga (909) 944-963
Anna Egenes Hightower, in Riverside and Redlands (951) 318-6111 E-Mail: Anna.S.Hightower@gmail.com
(NOTE: *Denotes membership in the Music Teacher’s Association and offers participation in the Certificate of Merit program. http://www.mtac.org/programs/cm/index.shtml)
Dancers Studio, 3673 Sunnyside Drive, Riverside (next to the Riverside Plaza Post Office) * (951) 788-1884 * www.dancerstudio.net
6. KAROAKE / SHEET MUSIC RESOURCES