November 21st & 22nd

Dancer Resource Guide

Boni's Nutcracker

Dear Dancers and Parents,

Welcome from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Board and Staff! We are looking forward to dancing with you November 21-22. Enclosed you will find important information regarding your upcoming event at our venue.

Please be sure to read thoroughly and ask any questions prior to arriving to the venue to ensure a special day for dancers and guests. We will see you soon!

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IMPORTANT POLICIES AND REMINDERS

BAGS / PURSES / BACKPACKS:

The Pavilion has a strict bag policy in effect – NO bags, purses or backpacks will be permitted into the venue.

  • All dance bags and costumes must be dropped off at the main studio on Thursday, November 19th between 10AM-9PM.
    • Please make sure that any garment bag, backpack or duffel/dance bag that you are dropping off is labeled very clearly with the following:
      • Dancer’s Name
      • Dancer’s Role
      • Performance Details (Sat Matinee etc.,)
  • Please note, dancers may bring their dance shoes on the day of the event in a clear bag. (Only at the dancer check-in)
  • Diaper bags are permitted if accompanied by a child and medically necessary bags will also be permitted; both are subject to a search. If the medically necessary items can fit within our standard 8.5” x 11” bag size requirement, they must do so.
  • If you arrive with a non-permitted bag, there will not be a place to store your bag onsite; you will be asked to take it back to your vehicle.
  • Be sure to remind your guests, family and friends of the strict bag policy.


MASKS AND FACE COVERINGS:

All dancers, teachers, staff and guests are required to wear face coverings/masks including while backstage. Masks must cover the wearer’s nose and mouth. Masks may be removed when consuming food or drink.


BOX OFFICE & TICKETS:

The Box Office will not be open for onsite purchases. All ticket purchases must be made online.


CONCESSIONS AND WATER:

Concessions will be open, but will only accept credit card payments. Additionally, public water fountains will be turned off, with only bottle fillers available. While empty personal water bottles are permitted, direct contact with the water filling stations will be restricted. We encourage you to take advantage of pre-filled water cups provided by staff at our water filling stations.


GIFTS, BALLOONS, FLOWERS, ETC.,:

  • Gift bags and balloons will not be permitted through the gates of the venue.
  • For this event, flowers are permitted to be brought in, however, to expedite the time it takes to get through security we recommend pre-ordering your flowers for pick-up onsite through Boni’s Dance or purchase while inside the venue.
  • Our info booths will be closed for this event, so there will not be a location to store your belongings onsite while attending the event.


SOCIAL DISTANCE AND RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE:

The Pavilion has made every effort to enact procedures to practice social distance for our dancers, parents, guests and staff.
We ask that:

  • You stay home if you have respiratory illness consistent with COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, are awaiting results from a COVID-19 test or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive or is presumptive positive for COVID-19.
  • You maintain 6 feet social distance from those outside your immediate household including while in line to enter The Pavilion, at concessions or the restroom, in the seating area, when exiting, etc.,
  • Utilize handwashing stations and hand sanitizer within each plaza as necessary.


COURTESY:

Please remember to treat all dancers, staff and fellow guests with courtesy and respect. Be supportive, be kind and be safe!


DANCER DROP-OFF & PICK-UP

WAIVER OF LIABILITY RELATING TO COVID-19:

Prior to arriving to The Pavilion, parents must complete the waiver of liability for their dancer to be permitted backstage. This waiver can be found and signed here. Please have this waiver submitted by Wednesday, November 18th.


PARKING:

  • Free parking is available in The Pavilion Gold Lot / Town Center Parking Garage.
  • In an effort to maintain social distancing, once you have parked, you are encouraged to await the guests exiting the vehicle next to you to clear the immediate area, prior to exiting your own vehicle.


DROP-OFF / HEALTH SCREENING:

  • Please utilize the schedule on the following page to determine what time your dancer should be dropped off.
  • After parking, all dancers must be dropped-off by a parent at their assigned time at the back gate – parents will not be permitted backstage. You will find the back gate entrance immediately upon exiting the garage as noted on the map below.
  • Parents must fill out an onsite health screening survey for their dancer. Please note, this is separate from the waiver of liability signed in advance.
    • Once you arrive you will be provided a QR code that you will scan with your phone and link you to our COVID-19 symptomatic health survey.
    • Once submitted, the approval screen must be shown to a representative from Main Event EMS Services, who will then conduct respiratory symptom screening and a temperature check.
    • To ensure your privacy, all completed health screening forms will be submitted to and securely maintained with Main Event EMS Services.
  • Dancers who are unable to answer no to all questions on the COVID-19 symptomatic health survey, show respiratory illness (such as a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing) when arriving will be evaluated by medical staff and could be asked to go home.
  • If your thermal scan, which will be taken with a no-touch thermometer, displays a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 you will be asked to have your temperature taken a second time with an oral thermometer. If both checks confirm a temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees, you will not be able to enter the venue.
  • Act 2 dancers that are attending the 1st part of the show with their family must enter through the backstage entrance 30 minutes prior to the show. They will go through the medical and security checks and receive their wristband at this time. A Boni's staff member will then escort them to the North Plaza by the Saint Arnold's booth for you to pick up after you have entered through general public gates.


SECURITY:

  • All costumes and necessary dance bags must be turned into Ms. Boni to load on the truck by Thursday, November 19th. Due to The Pavilion’s no bag policy, all day-of dance shoes should come in a clear bag 12” x 12” or smaller.
  • All dancers will pass through a magnetometer (metal detector) and all dance shoe bags will be subject to search.
  • Once through security, dancers will arrive at the Boni’s check-in table and be escorted to their dressing room.


DISMISSAL/PICK-UP:

  • Please utilize the schedule below to determine what time your dancer should be picked up.
  • There are 3 options for pick-ups:
    • At the back gate (red star on the map below)- next to where dancer entered (look for sign indicating pick-up). This option would be for those parents who do not have a ticket to the performance.
    • In NORTH Plaza (yellow star on map below)- this option would be for those parents who have a ticket for the performance.
    • Or you give Boni's Dance & Performing Arts Studio permission to let your child leave on their own (ages 12 & up only)
  • Parents must have selected their dismissal pick-up option in advance.


DANCER DROP-OFF & PICK-UP

2PM PERFORMER SCHEDULE

  • 11:30AM: Principals Check-In
  • NOON: Stage Rehearsal Begins, Check-In for Seniors and Senior Escorts
  • 12:30PM: Check-In for:
    • Snow Corp
    • Clara's Cousin
    • Party Parents
  • 12:45PM: Senior Presentation Rehearsal
  • 1:00PM: Begin Act 1 Check-In:
    • 1:00PM:
      • Governess
      • Party Scene Girls
      • Dolls
    • 1:15PM:
      • Soldiers
      • Mice
      • Dream Sentinels
      • Snow Flurries
  • 1:30PM: Act II Dancer with Show Tickets Check-In
  • 2:00PM: Senior Presentation Begins
  • 2:10PM: Show Begins
  • 2:15PM: Waltz Corp Check-In
    • Guardian Angel
    • Spanish Contessa
    • Arabian Princess
    • Mirliton Princess
    • Peppermint Princes
    • Dew Drops
  • 2:20PM: Begin Act 2 Check-In:
    • Pages
    • Angels
    • Spanish Corp
    • Arabian Corp
  • 2:35PM:Continue Act 2 Check-In:
    • Peppermint Corp
    • Chinese Dumplings
    • Mother Ginger Littles
    • Mother Ginger Girls
  • 3:00PM: Intermission, Act 1 Dancer Pick-Up
  • 4:15PM: Show Ends
  • 4:20PM: Act 2 Dancer Pick-Up
  • 4:45PM: Principal Dancer Pick-Up

8PM PERFORMER SCHEDULE

  • 5:30PM: Principals Check-In
  • 6:00PM: Stage Rehearsal Begins, Check-In for Seniors and Senior Escorts
  • 6:30PM: Check-In for:
    • Snow Corp
    • Clara's Cousin
    • Party Parents
  • 6:45PM: Senior Presentation Rehearsal
  • 7:00PM: Begin Act 1 Check-In:
    • 7:00PM:
      • Governess
      • Party Scene Girls
      • Dolls
    • 7:15PM:
      • Soldiers
      • Mice
      • Dream Sentinels
      • Snow Flurries
  • 7:30PM: Act II Dancer with Show Tickets Check-In
  • 8:00PM: Senior Presentation Begins
  • 8:10PM: Show Begins
  • 8:15PM: Waltz Corp Check-In
    • Guardian Angel
    • Spanish Contessa
    • Arabian Princess
    • Mirliton Princess
    • Peppermint Princes
    • Dew Drops
  • 8:20PM: Begin Act 2 Check-In:
    • Pages
    • Angels
    • Spanish Corp
    • Arabian Corp
  • 8:35PM:Continue Act 2 Check-In:
    • Peppermint Corp
    • Chinese Dumplings
    • Mother Ginger Littles
    • Mother Ginger Girls
  • 9:00PM: Intermission, Act 1 Dancer Pick-Up
  • 10:15PM: Show Ends
  • 10:20PM: Act 2 Dancer Pick-Up
  • 10:45PM: Principal Dancer Pick-Up


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HAVE QUESTIONS?

BONI'S CONTACT:

EMAIL:
[email protected]

URGENT CONTACTS:

  • Carla: 713-206-6871
  • Lisa: 443-538-2308
  • Boni: 832-585-4683
  • Martha: 832-725-6268


PAVILION CONTACT:

EMAIL:
[email protected]
TEXT UPDATES:
For Event Updates Texted Directly to You: Text BONIS20 to 22454

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