Regional Dance America Info.

2020 Mid-States Festival

Butler University - Indianapolis, Indiana March 8, 9 & 10

  •   Where should name tags be worn? EVERYWHERE 
    • Name Tags are your tickets for the theater, the bus & classes.

-   Parents: If you did not purchase a Kit, you will not be allowed to enter classes, theater or buses.

  • Black Leotards & pink tights will be worn all 3 days
  • Ballet and Pointe shoes required
  • Jazz & Character shoes are recommended 
  • Bring Character skirts if you have one 

-  Hotel - TBA

  • Hotel Arrival is TBA
    • Kit Bags will contain:
      • Name Tags (DO NOT LOSE! $5 TO REPLACE)
      • Purchased Apparel
      • Schedules
      • Souvenir Programs (This program will be used for all 3 evenings, so do not lose)
  • Hotel Departure TBA
    • Your room is already paid for so you do not need a final bill
    • You may however need to put a credit card down for incidentals that HYB is not responsible for.
  • Classes will be held TBA

- Performances will be held TBA

  • Classes
    • Students are grouped as Juniors or Seniors 
    • Always leave with plenty of time to spare
    • Always double check your bag for 2 shoes, 2 pointe shoes & NAME TAG! NAME TAGS MUST BE WORN EVERYWHERE (They are your ticket for everything at Festival)
  • Lunches - TBA
  • It will be clear where your other meals will be as they are usually in the hotel.
  • Dancer Party -TBA: Theme is TBA
  • Gala Banquet - TBA
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  • There are 3 evenings of performances:
    • 8th -  Emerging Works: Dancer party theme
    • 9th - Performing Works: Dressy 
    • 10th -  Gala Performance & Banquet: Wear your most dressy clothing. This is the girls/boys fun night to get really dressed up. You will see everything from cocktail dresses to prom dresses. Many of the girls share dresses and have multiple dresses & sizes from their years of participation. If you are needing to borrow something please ask others as I know the kids love to help & share!

RDA Festival Rules -

  • Appropriate dress is required for each type of activity during the Festival.  Dress requirements must be adhered to for all classes.  Cover-ups must be worn over dance clothes outside of the studio.  Dressy attire is suitable for all concerts.
  • Dancers should include adequate funds in their budgets for Friday - Sunday meals if you choose to not eat the provided Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, snacks between classes and performances, tips and other necessities and services. 
  • Respectful behavior must be demonstrated at all times. A director or chaperone from any member company shall have the right to demand that this rule be observed.
  • Dancers should be in bed by a reasonable time, or as specified by Festival curfews, or by the individual company.  Curfews will be observed.
  • When leaving the hotel, theatre, or any class building, dancers must not be alone.  Dancers must secure permission from their chaperones regarding departures from regular schedules. 
  • Dancers and any festival participant must wear their badges to all classes and Festival functions.
  • Dancers must be on time for all classes and activities planned for them unless personally excused by their director or chaperone.  
  • No dancer may drink alcoholic beverages if he/she is under the age of 21. There shall be no alcoholic beverages in any dancer’s room
  • The use of drugs by any Festival participant will not be tolerated.
  • Dancers and any Festival participants must be aware of theatre etiquette and conduct themselves appropriately.
  • During the performance it is inappropriate to leave your seat before the final curtain call.
  • No food is permitted in the theatre or backstage at any time.
  • Dancers must be out of make-up and costume in the theatre during the performances.
  • The use of any recording device and/or photographic equipment is strictly prohibited in the theatre.
  • Enthusiastic applause in encouraged as well as an occasional well-deserved “Bravo!” Inappropriate shouting, screaming, or whistling will not be tolerated. Remember:  Dance is a performing art and deserves respect from its audience. This performance is not a sporting event or a competition.
  • Be courteous and considerate at all times.  Remember:  You are acting as a representative and ambassador for the art of dance and your company.