Don Quixote

June 2019


2019 Don Quixote Information for Families and Students at America’s Ballet School


Performance Dates – Two dates to save:

  • Our Outreach Performance is on Tuesday, June 11th at 1:30 pm at the Univeristy Area UACDC’s Theater.

  • This is an abridged version of the production and will include ONLY Level 5 and up. We do this performance to educate and provide access to a high-quality dance performance for a reduced price for our community.  Tickets are now available on Eventbrite. Please let your teacher know as soon as possible if you are not able to participate in this performance.

    Address: UACDC 14013 North 22nd Street, Tampa, Florida 33613 

  • Our Year End Performance is on Saturday, June 15th at 6:00 pm at the University of South Florida (USF) Theater 1.

  • Tickets are available in person at ABS and online at Ticketmaster. This performance includes ALL levels unless a prior arrangement was made with the Artistic Director or the students’ teacher.  This performance is mandatory for all students and a wonderful opportunity to showcase the skills they have learned throughout the year.

    Address: USF – Theater 1 - 3839 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620


We will make every effort to stick to the schedule, if however a change is necessary, we will notify you by text and email. Please let the front desk know immediately if you are not receiving texts or emails from America’s Ballet School.

Saturday, June 8th Full Production Rehearsal ABS 1:00PM - 5:00PM ALL Levels

Notes: Ballet 1, 2, Kids and Level 1 finish at 2:30

Sunday, June 9th PICTURE DAY ABS 1:00PM - 5:00PM ALL Levels

Notes: Sign up at Front Desk

Monday, June 10th Tech and Spacing 2:00PM - 5:00PM Level 5 and up

Notes: Outreach UACDC Theater

Tuesday, June 11th Stage Run Through 11:30AM -12:30PM Level 5 and up

Notes: Outreach UACDC Theater

Tuesday, June 11th Outreach Performance 1:30PM - 2:30PM Level 5 and up

Notes: UACDC Theater

Tuesday, June 11th Tech Rehearsal 5:30PM - 7:30PM

Notes: Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet Kids and Level 1 ONLY

USF Theater

Friday, June 14th Full Rehearsal (no costumes) ABS 5:00PM - 8:00PM ALL Levels

Notes: Ballet 1, 2, Kids and Level 1 finish at 6:30

Saturday, June 15th NO CLASSES at ABS School - Everything is at USF Theater 1

Warm up 9:00AM - 10:00AM Level 5 and up

Tech and Spacing Act 1 10:00AM-NOON Level 5 and up

Lunch Noon

Tech and Spacing Act 2 1:00PM - 2:00PM Level 5 and up

Break 2:00PM - 2:30PM Level 5 and up

ALL Levels must be at USF 2:00PM

Full Production Rehearsal 2:30PM - 4:30PM All levels

Break 4:30PM - 5:00PM All levels

Performance 6:00PM All levels

Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet Kids, Level 1 will be ready to get picked up at Intermission.    

Details for Theater Rehearsals and Performances

June 15th USF (All Levels)

Address: USF – Theater 1 - 3839 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620

**Dancers must have hair and make-up done upon arrival**

9:00am Call Time for Level 5, Level 6, Level 8 and Pre-Professionals

2:00pm Call Time for Ballet 1, Ballet 2, Ballet Kids, Level 1, 2,3,4

Theater Information:

Important information for the smooth running of our rehearsals and performances at the theater:

  • Students are asked to enter and leave the theater through the stage door only which is located at the back of the theater on the loading dock.

  • Students will be checked in and out of the theater.

  • Parents are asked not to go to the backstage area or dressing rooms.  These measures are in place for the safety of your children and will be enforced.

Rehearsal and Performance Night

  • Students must be dropped off and picked up on time as indicated on the rehearsal schedule.

  • Students cannot leave the theater without their parent or guardian.

  • Students cannot go to the audience with costumes on.

  • Parents are not allowed in the audience or backstage during rehearsal.

All Students

  • PUT YOUR NAME ON EACH PERSONAL ITEM (e.g. skirts, leotards. Tights)

  • Your costumes and accessories will be at the Studio and Theater for the General Rehearsal and Performance.

  • Take care of your costumes and do not sit in them.  Bring a towel to the Theater to sit and stretch on it before your rehearsal and performance.

  • After the performance, please return the costumes and accessories to the same place where you took them from. Lost or damaged costumes will result in a replacement fee. The amount of the fee will vary based on the costume.

  • Ballet shoes and pointe shoes must be clean and the elastic tie at the front should be pulled tight and tucked inside the shoes.  The elastics must be sewn on the ballet slippers. NO KNOTS.

Make UP/Hair

Please arrive at the theater for the performance with hair already done.

Please make sure you have the following items with you at the theater:

  • Bobbi pins – large and small

  • Hair pins/Hair nets

  • Hair Spray/Gel

  • Comb or Brush

  • Needle and Thread

  • Safety pins

  • Band-Aids

Pre-Ballet through Level 1:

  • Make-up: Blush, soft pink lipstick, eye shadow (soft color), and mascara.

  • Hair: Perfect high bun with net.

Level 2 and up:

  • Full stage make-up (Base, eye shadow, eyeliner, mascara, fake eyelashes, blush, and soft red lipstick). No brown or dark colors.

  • Hair as appropriate for each piece.

  • Theater earrings

Undergarments, Tights, and Shoes

Students may wear Capezio camisole body liners (nude) under the costume (it is not mandatory however it helps facilitate quick changes) or similar.

  • Tights:

    • PreBallet – Level 2B: Children convertible, Ballet Pink Capezio C-1816C or similar.

    • Level 3A and Above: Seamed Ballet Pink Danskin #65 (Children) #71 or similar.

  • Shoes: ballet Pink Bloch Dansoft # S 0205 or Bloch Split Sole Canvas or similar.  If unsure, ask your teacher if the shoes you currently have are OK for the performance.


Please pack non-messy snacks and water for your children, clearly marked in a lunch box. NO GUM or chocolate or peanuts please.