Hyde Park School of Dance Volunteers

2018 Nutcracker Cast Chaperoning

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TIME HAS EXPIRED FOR THIS FORM. IF YOU WISH TO VOLUNTEER PLEASE EMAIL CHERYL AT [email protected] ***

Welcome to HPSD's Cast Chaperone Volunteer Sign-Up.

Cast Chaperone volunteers assist an assigned group of dancers in several points throughout out rehearsal and performance process. They help with costume fittings, costume parades, dress/tech rehearsals, and backstage at performances to make sure their dancers are dressed in their costumes, have all the accessories and props they need, and are ready to go on stage. Volunteers in this role should be patient and enjoy working with children, as they will oversee their assigned group while they are not onstage or actively rehearsing, and remain offstage with them until all dancers have been picked up at the conclusion of the group's performance, rehearsal, or fitting. Volunteers will not be able to watch the performance(s) for which they volunteer, as they will be backstage with their assigned group.

Volunteers in this area are asked to commit to attending one costume parade , one tech rehearsal, one dress rehearsal (either in-studio or in theatre) and two shows for their group.  We ask for this commitment to ensure that volunteers are familiar and experienced with their assigned group's costume, choreography, and cast, and to ensure a positive, consistent experience for our young dancers.  If you are interested in volunteering as a cast chaperone but cannot commit to these shifts, please email Volunteer Coordinator, Cheryl Booher, and she may be able to help you find a role that works with your availability. Cheryl's email address is [email protected] If you sign-up to volunteer after Wednesday, December 5th you will not be included in the Nutcracker program.

Below are additional details on each volunteer opportunity within this area.

COSTUME FITTINGS:

Costume Fitting volunteers (known as "fitters") assist our Wardrobe Supervisor and Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor in fitting our dancers. Specific duties may include helping our costume team prepare costumes for the fitting, assisting dancers in finding their costume/corresponding accessory pieces, helping dancers remain calm and patient during the fitting, supervising pick-up, and assisting our dancers and costume team in hanging the costumes back on the racks during the fittings. 
 

COSTUME PARADE:

Costume Parade volunteers (also known as "dressers") will assist our Wardrobe Supervisor and Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor and volunteer stichers in dressing our students for the upcoming production of The Nutcracker's costume parade, which will take place on November 17th and 18th. A costume parade is when dancers wear and dance in their costumes for the artistic team, costume staff and volunteers to determine if additional alternations or changes are needed before the dress rehearsals.
 

DRESS/TECH BACKSTAGE CHAPERONE:

Dress/Tech Backstage Chaperone volunteers (also known as "dressers") assist their group of dancers to make sure they are dressed in their costumes, have all the accessories and props they need, and are ready to go on stage. We encourage volunteers who volunteer in this role to attend their group costume fittings and volunteers are required to attend the costume parade.  HPSD's Nutcracker has both an in-studio dress rehearsals and dress/tech rehearsals at the theater the week preceeding the performances.

PERFORMANCES:

Duties for Backstage Chaperone volunteers (also knows as "dressers") during performances mirror those of the Dress/Tech Chaperone. Volunteers also help their assigned group remain calm and focused when they are not onstage. Volunteers in this role remain backstage with their group through the entire performance, and until all dancers in their group have been picked up after the performance. During the performances volunteers must dress in all black without adornments (i.e. sequins, beading, etc.) and soft soled shoes during all performances. Loud audible jewelry (i.e. bangles, chains, etc.) are prohibited back stage.

OTHER VOLUNTEER OPTIONS:

Interested in other volunteer areas as well? There are a wide range of volunteer jobs available and one of which is sure to match your talents. Click on the tabs at the top of this page to navigate to our other 2018 Nutcracker  volunteer options.

As a gesture of gratitude for helping us make this production a success, volunteers will be provided one (1) free ticket to the Nutcracker performance of their choice. Complimentary tickets are available for pickup from HPSD's office until December 10th.

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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CST)

Big Soldiers

Dress Rehearsal

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall  
3:30pm - 9:00pm   

Big Soldiers

Performance Volunteer

12/14/2018 (Fri) Mandel Hall (10am performance) 
8:30am - 11:30am   
Maria Ornelas
Mandel Hall (7pm performance) 
5:30pm - 8:00pm   
Maria Ornelas
12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (1pm performance) 
11:30am - 2:00pm   
Ariane O'Shield
Mandel Hall (6pm performance)  
4:30pm - 7:00pm   
Ariane O'Shield
12/16/2018 (Sun) Mandel Hall (2pm performance) 
12:30pm - 3:00pm   

Small Soldiers

Dress Rehearsal

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall  
3:30pm - 9:00pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Denise Hamilton

Small Soldiers

Performance Volunteer

12/14/2018 (Fri) Mandel Hall (7pm performance) 
5:30pm - 8:00pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Denise Hamilton
12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (1pm performance) 
11:30am - 2:00pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Noelle Johnson
Mandel Hall (6pm performance)  
4:30pm - 7:00pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Noelle Johnson
12/16/2018 (Sun) Mandel Hall (2pm performance) 
12:30pm - 3:00pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Denise Hamilton

Big Mice

Dress Rehearsal

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall 
3:30pm - 9:00pm   

Big Mice

Performance Volunteer

12/14/2018 (Fri) Mandel Hall (10am performance) 
8:30am - 11:30am   
Mandel Hall (7pm performance) 
5:30pm - 8:00pm   
12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (1pm performance) 
11:30am - 2:00pm   
Tashielle Gooley
Mandel Hall (6pm performance)  
4:30pm - 7:00pm   
Tashielle Gooley
12/16/2018 (Sun) Mandel Hall (2pm performance) 
12:30pm - 3:00pm   
Tashielle Gooley

Baby Mice

Dress Rehearsal

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall 
3:30pm - 6:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Karlos Dodson
6:00pm - 9:00pm (2)  

Baby Mice

Performance Volunteer

12/14/2018 (Fri) Mandel Hall (7pm performance) 
5:45pm - 8:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Alison LaCroix
12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (1pm performance) 
11:45am - 2:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Tashielle Gooley
Mandel Hall (6pm performance)  
4:30pm - 7:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Karlos Dodson
Tashielle Gooley
12/16/2018 (Sun) Mandel Hall (2pm performance) 
12:45pm - 3:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Lorna Campbell
Tess Weitzman’s Mom

Party Children - Cast A

Dress Rehearsal

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall 
3:30pm - 6:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Mary Wildenberg
Melanie Weber

Party Children - Cast A

Performance Volunteer

12/14/2018 (Fri) Mandel Hall (7pm performance) 
5:30pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Mary Wildenberg
Lashaun Bryant
12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (1pm performance) 
11:30am - 2:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Lashaun Bryant

Party Children - Cast B

Dress Rehearsal

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall 
6:00pm - 9:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Cheryl Rudbeck
Frances Clarke

Party Children - Cast B

Performance Volunteer

12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (6pm performance)  
4:30pm - 7:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Cheryl Rudbeck
12/16/2018 (Sun) Mandel Hall (2pm performance) 
12:30pm - 3:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Cheryl Rudbeck

Baby Dolls

Dress Rehearsal - Cast A and B

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall  
3:30pm - 9:00pm   
Cheryl Hubbard

Baby Dolls

Performance Volunteer

12/14/2018 (Fri) Mandel Hall (7pm performance) 
5:30pm - 8:00pm   
Cheryl Hubbard
12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (1pm performance) 
11:30am - 2:00pm   
Marcella Ellis
Mandel Hall (6pm performance)  
4:45pm - 7:00pm   
Cheryl Hubbard
12/16/2018 (Sun) Mandel Hall (2pm performance) 
12:30pm - 3:00pm   
Lilly Cruz

Russian Corps

Dress Rehearsal

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall  
3:30pm - 9:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Robyn Hseu
Angela Cobb
Will arrive around 5:15pm

Russian Corps

Performance Volunteer

12/14/2018 (Fri) Mandel Hall (10am performance) 
8:30am - 11:30am (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Robyn Hseu
Mandel Hall (7pm performance) 
5:30pm - 8:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Robyn Hseu
Lashaun Bryant
12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (1pm performance) 
11:30am - 2:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Robyn Hseu
Mandel Hall (6pm performance)  
4:30pm - 7:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Angela Cobb
Maria Ornelas
12/16/2018 (Sun) Mandel Hall (2pm performance) 
12:30pm - 3:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Angela Cobb

Polichinelles - Cast A

Dress Rehearsal

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall 
3:30pm - 6:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Heather Mccartney
Meredith Wood

Polichinelles - Cast A

Performance Volunteer

12/14/2018 (Fri) Mandel Hall (10am performance) 
8:30am - 11:30am (2)  
All slots filled
Heather Mccartney
Meredith Wood
Mandel Hall (7pm performance) 
5:30pm - 8:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Heather Mccartney
Meredith Wood
12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (1pm performance) 
11:30am - 2:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Lashaun Bryant
Karlos Dodson

Polichinelles - Cast B

Dress Rehearsal

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall 
6:00pm - 9:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Liz Shanin

Polichinelles - Cast B

Performance Volunteer

12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (6pm performance)  
4:30pm - 7:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Alison LaCroix
Tricia Berlin
12/16/2018 (Sun) Mandel Hall (2pm performance) 
12:45pm - 3:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Liz Shanin
Marcella Ellis
(Eppy's Mom)

Gingerbread Dancers - Cast A and B

Dress Rehearsal

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall 
3:30pm - 9:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Mekeda Johnson-Brooks

Gingerbread Dancers - Cast A

Performance Volunteer

12/14/2018 (Fri) Mandel Hall (10am performance) 
8:30am - 11:30am (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Mekeda Johnson-Brooks
Mandel Hall (7pm performance)  
5:30pm - 8:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Mekeda Johnson-Brooks
12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (1pm performance) 
11:30am - 2:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Mekeda Johnson-Brooks

Gingerbread Dancers - Cast B

Performance Volunteer

12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (6pm performance)  
4:30pm - 7:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Mekeda Johnson-Brooks
12/16/2018 (Sun) Mandel Hall (2pm performance) 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (2)  

Floater

Assist backstage wherever the costume shop needs you.

12/13/2018 (Thu) Mandel Hall  
3:30pm - 9:00pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Rose Johnson
12/14/2018 (Fri) Mandel Hall (10am performance) 
8:30am - 11:30am (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Rose Johnson
Mandel Hall (7pm performance) 
5:30pm - 8:30pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Tina Saphir
Rose Johnson

Floater

Assist the wardrobe staff in unpacking and setting-up the backstage for the performances.

12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (1pm performance) 
11:30am - 2:30pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Tina Saphir
Rose Johnson

Floater

Assist the wardrobe staff in packing up all costumes/props to be hauled back to HPSD.

12/15/2018 (Sat) Mandel Hall (6pm performance)  
4:30pm - 7:30pm (4)  

Floater

Assist the wardrobe staff in sorting and organizing all costumes/props once they have been moved back to the costume shop at HPSD.

12/16/2018 (Sun) Mandel Hall (2pm performance) 
12:30pm - 3:30pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Tina Saphir
Rose Johnson
Maria Ornelas


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