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Every year, Elite Dance hosts a Picture Week. All pictures are taken in-studio at Elite Dance. During Picture Week, you will have the option to purchase Individual Picture Packages for your home, friends, and family. In the beginning of April, Elite Dance collects a one time studio picture fee that includes the photographer's sitting and package fees, the individual picture spot for the recital program book, and inclusion into class pictures for the recital program book. Below is a breakdown of options:

 

As part of a recital class, you can choose either to do recital or not do recital. If you are:

 

DOING RECITAL, you can choose to:

 

     1. OPT IN TO STUDIO PICTURES. OPTING IN MEANS YOU WILL:

  • Pay studio picture fee,
  • Take costumed individual picture and receive digital download link for picture,
  • Appear in costumed individual picture in program book for recital,
  • Appear in costumed class pictures in program book for recital.

    

     2. OPT OUT OF STUDIO PICTURES. IF YOU OPT OUT, YOU:

  • Don't pay studio picture fee,
  • Don't take costumed individual pictures,
  • Don't appear in costumed individual pictures in program book for recital,
  • Don't appear in costumed class pictures in program book for recital.

 

     3. OPT IN TO INDIVIDUAL PACKAGE PICTURES ONLY. THIS MEANS YOU:

  • Don't pay studio picture fee to be in recital program book,
  • Sign up for costumed individual picture time on sign up sheet provided,
  • Pay only photographer's sitting/package fees directly to photographer,
  • Take costumed individual pictures and receive package bought,
  • Will not appear in costumed class picture in program book for recital.

 

NOT DOING RECITAL, you:

 

  • Are not charged for nor receive a class dance costume,
  • May not sign up for a costumed individual pciture,
  • Will not appear in costumed picture in the program book for the recital,
  • Will not appear in costumed class picture in program book for recital.

 

 

I'M IN A RECITAL CLASS BUT CHOSE NOT TO DO THE RECITAL. WHY CAN'T I APPEAR IN CLASS PICTURES?

The class pictures in the recital program book are costumed pictures. In order to participate in a costumed class picture you have to have a class costume. However, if you have chosen not to do the recital, you were not charged nor would you have received a costume.

 

 

DOES tuition cover a class picture in the recital program book?

No. Tuition is the fee paid for the cost of dance class services rendered. Additionally, the program book produced for the recital is not a school year book. The recital book is a commemorative program similar to what you may receive at a performance for a professional stage show. The recital program book commemorates who and what the audience will see on stage during the recital. The optional studio picture fee covers the cost of individual and class pictures that appear in the recital program book.

 

 

I'M A NON-RECITAL STUDENT IN A NON-RECITAL CLASS. CAN I TAKE A CLASS PICTURE FOR THE RECITAL PROGRAM BOOK?

No. The program book produced for the recital is not a school year book. The recital book is a commemorative program similar to what you may receive at a performance for a professional stage show. The recital program book commemorates who and what the audience will see on stage during the recital.

 

 

IS THERE ANY OPTION AT ALL FOR A NON-RECITAL STUDENT TO APPEAR IN A CLASS PICTURE IN THE RECITAL PROGRAM BOOK?

Yes. Despite the fact that the program book commemorates the recital, Elite Dance includes a number of in-studio 'memories' pages in the back of the book. If you take a group picture of your class together and email it in, there is a good chance it will be included in the in-studio memories pages along with other events that have happened throughout the year like Christmas parties, Nutcracker performances, etc. 

 

 

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOR PICTURE WEEK AT THE STUDIO?

The 'What To Expect for Picture Week,' the entire Picture Week Schedule, and the current year's Costume Checklist are included in the April Newsletter. They will also be displayed in the studio. Make sure to review these documents before picture week.

  • GROUP PICTURE SCHEDULE
  • COSTUME CHECKLIST

 

 

individual picture reservation guidelines:

 

  • Do not book back to back time slots if you are taking Individual Pictures in more than one costume. Allow 10 minutes between reservations for costume changes.
  • For siblings taking pictures together, please reserve only one time slot. For siblings taking pictures separate, please reserve a time slot for each child.
  • Should you need to cancel or change your appointment, please email the office or see the front desk.

 

 

miscellaneous info:

 

  • Elite Dance is not responsible for lost, damaged, undelivered, unclaimed or wrongly printed packages. Please speak directly with the photographer for any package related issues.
     
  • Once an Individual and Group pictures have been taken, Elite Dance chooses the best picture to put into the recital book. The director's decision is final.
     
  • Times listed for Individual and/or Group pictures may not be changed, added to, or removed. Please do not ask.
  • Reservation availability is based upon the ENTIRE schedule. What is shown is what is available.
  • After pictures are taken, pictures must be processed and edited. This is a lengthy process. For this reason, packages will be given out at the rehearsal for the revue. Download links will be sent to your email as soon as they are ready. Once you receive your packages, should you have an issue with your pictures, please contact the photographer directly.