The Beat will perform in the Bowling Green Holiday Parade on Saturday November 23. All participating dancers are required to attend a mandatory staging rehearsal at the studio on Friday 11/22 from 5:30-6:45. Please note that this rehearsal is drop-off only. Also, be sure to be prompt for pickup on Friday evening. Any regular dancewear or movement-friendly clothing is fine for this rehearsal.
Candy donations are needed for parade day. We appreciate any donations dropped at the front desk the week leading up to the parade.
All parade performers must report to Curtis Ave. from N. Grove St. in Bowling Green between 9:00 and 9:15 a.m. on Saturday November 23 to meet up with us, warm up, and practice before performing. Please plan to drop your child at the intersection of Curtis & N. Grove, and do not drive onto Curtis. We are the 22nd unit in the parade, which will step off at 9:45 a.m.. Our unit will dance down Main St., stop at the intersection of Main & Wooster for a short routine, and then proceed to Ada Ave.. It is imperative that every performer be picked up by their parent/guardian at Ada Ave. at the immediate end of our performance, not the end of the parade as a whole. Please do not be late for pick -up or make our instructors search for you in downtown BG. Our recommendation is that you drop your child off at Curtis in the morning, drive and park near AdaAve., either in the Big Lots parking lot, Kenwood School, or the surrounding streets, and then walk up Main St. to get a good spot for the parade. Please note- BG streets will be very congested the morning of the parade. Do not plan to drive to our meeting location to retrieve your dancer when we are finished performing. Parents are encouraged to watch us around the Main/Wooster intersection and then join us on foot and walk to the end of the parade route with us. (Note: A map of Bowling Green is attached to this e-mail).
All parade performers should wear solid black bottoms (leggings, yoga pants, or sweats). We recommend layering multiple pairs of pants over each. A first layer of leotard & tights will also help your dancer stay warm. Our red BDC t-shirts will be in this week, and these should be layered over a white long-sleeved t-shirt or turtleneck. Again, multiple layers under are the shirts are recommended. Hair should be neat and styled to last through a lot of dancing… half-back (curled or straight), slick ponytail, braids etc.. Please also send warm winter accessories like gloves/mittens, scarves, hats, or headbands in our color palette of red, white or black. Make sure all of your dancer's items are labeled because as the parade moves on and the kids warm up, we often have items thrown into the truck. Accessories should also be checked to be sure they are secure during the parade route. Lastly, dancers need good, supportive tennis shoes for this performance in any color combination. No dance shoes or Ugg boots, please. We recommend wearing two pairs of socks.