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VOLUNTEER

Be a part of the performance team! Learn more about volunteer job duties & sign-up below! 

Please don't hesitate to email us at info@bayridgeballet.com if you have any questions! 

CLASS PARENT

LOAD-IN/SET-UP

COSTUME MANAGERS

HAIR & HEADPIECE MANAGERS

MAKE-UP & PROPS MANAGERS

CANDID PHOTOGRAPHER

PHOTO OP MANAGER

USHERS

BALLET BOUTIQUE

POST SHOW CLEANUP CREW

BREAK-DOWN/LOAD-OUT

CLASS PARENT

Duties:

- Check in with House Manager upon arrival

- Then check that your groups costumes, headpieces and props are prepared for dancers to efficiently get into costume after they check-in

- Check in each child as they arrive using program & supervise until pick-up

- Children should be supervised at all times

- Help keep children safe, entertained, chaperon restroom breaks, any needs of children during rehearsal & performance

- Recommended: Bring games, coloring, blankets to sit on, anything to keep them busy but in your control, quiet and having fun backstage.

- Be sure all dancers go to the bathroom BEFORE putting on their costumes

- Will observe child’s dance from audience, but the rest of the show will sit with class in the audience

- Know when your class goes on stage & escort them when the house manager queues

- Make sure students eat a NEAT snack before the show

- After show, help clean up the dressing room by throwing trash away & collecting any items that were left behind

- Turn volunteer badge to the House Manager before you leave

EMAIL US HERE TO BE A CLASS PARENT!

LOAD-IN/SET-UP

 

Duties:

- Help load costumes and marley dance floor into the theater.

- Assist with clearing the stage and backstage area free of extraneous items.

- Set up marley floor on the stage. Roll out smoothly and securely.

- Sweep/dry mop the stage and backstage area before and after laying the marley floor down.

- Ensure that the stage and backstage area are safe and clean enough for the kids to dance on. Check for any hazards

- Help with any other heavy lifting or rearranging of large items.

- This role is great for someone willing to put their strength to use!

EMAIL US HERE TO BE A LOAD-IN/SET-UP CREW MEMBER!

COSTUME MANAGERS

Duties:

-Check in with House Manager upon arrival

-Make sure all costumes are organized & ready to hand out

-Steam costumes if needed

-Help class parents give costume to every child & remind to put on after restroom

-Remind students not to get them dirty before the show by sitting on chair or blanket

-Make sure all students involved in quick-changes have their costumes pre-set for rehearsal AND the show!

-Check both off stage & on stage for jewelry, nail polish, strings, holes, etc.

-Check right before performance to make sure all students are presentable

-After show, make sure all costumes that belong to BRB are returned & packed

EMAIL US HERE TO BE A COSTUME MANAGER! 

HAIR & HEADPIECE MANAGERS 

Duties:

-Check in with House Manager upon arrival

-Make sure all headpieces are organized & ready to hand out

-See every child and approve hair has been pulled back in a proper bun

-Make sure all headpieces are pinned securely

-Retouch hair before performance, if needed

-Make sure all students involved in quick-changes have head pieces pre-set

-Check both off stage & on stage for jewelry, nail polish, strings, holes, etc.

-Help with other tasks around auditorium to prepare for show

-After the show, make sure all hair pieces that belong to BRB are returned & packed

EMAIL US HERE TO BE A HAIR & HEADPIECE MANAGER! 

MAKE-UP & PROPS MANAGERS

 

Duties:

-Check in with House Manager upon arrival

-Make sure props are preset on backstage prop table & tell the students involved with props where the prop table is

-Remind all students not to touch props unless its your prop & time to use it

-See every child and approve make-up upon arrival

-Help class parents with children who need makeup

-Recheck & retouch all dancers’ make-up before performance

-Remind students to be careful not to get makeup on costumes

-Recommended for young classes: NO LIPSTICK for rehearsal – put on right before show please!

-Check both off stage & on stage for jewelry, nail polish, strings, holes, etc.

-Help with other tasks around auditorium to prepare for show

-After the show, make sure all props are returned & packed

EMAIL US HERE TO BE A MAKE-UP & PROPS MANAGER!  

CANDID PHOTOGRAPHER  

 

Duties:

- Check-in with management upon arrival to receive your volunteer badge and be directed to your table

- Take pictures during rehearsal - dancers practicing & hanging out

- Remind dancers & families they can take their picture by the BRB backdrop

- Help with other tasks around auditorium to prepare for show

- Return volunteer badge to the House Manager before you leave

EMAIL US HERE TO BE OUR CANDID PHOTOGRAPHER!

PHOTO OP MANAGER  

Duties:

- Check-in with management upon arrival to receive your volunteer badge and be directed to your table

- Set-up the "photo-op" screne

- Remind dancers & families they can take their picture by the BRB backdrop

- Take pictures for families

- Please keep an eye on the lobby restrooms to make sure we are neat

- Help with other tasks around auditorium to prepare for show

- After the show, make sure "photo-op" screne is taken down & packed away

- Return volunteer badge to the House Manager before you leave

EMAIL US HERE TO BE OUR PHOTO OP MANAGER!

USHERS 

 

Duties:

- Check in with House Manager upon arrival

- Help manage Box Office & Lobby lines

- Remind audience members no food or drink into the theater

- Hand out programs​

- Help keep theater clean before the show by throwing away any trash in aisles or around theater

- Help keep restroom tidy & direct patrons to its location

- Help audience members find seating before show – “please step all the way into the row & don’t leave an empty seat”

- Make sure no one sits in the designated dancer areas

- Stay in assigned area until the start of the show, then sit with family

- After show, help clean up the auditorium & backstage area by throwing trash away & collecting any items that were left behind

EMAIL US HERE TO BE AN USHER!  

BALLET BOUTIQUE

Duties:

- Check-in with management upon arrival to receive your volunteer badge and be directed to your table

- Set-up the “Ballet Boutique” fundraiser table (boxes of merchandise will be under the table)

- Place a tablecloth over all merchandise and sweet treats until the “Ballet Boutique” is open before the show, during intermissions and after the performance

- Remind people that there is no eating in the auditorium

- Make sales quickly and be sure to direct people where to stand in lie so there is no traffic

- Please keep an eye on the lobby restrooms to make sure we are neat (check-in with management for extra supplies)

EMAIL US HERE TO WORK THE BALLET BOUTIQUE!

POST SHOW CLEANUP

Duties:

- Check in with House Manager upon arrival

- Help clean the auditorium, backstage area, dressing rooms or elsewhere after the performance.

- Check-in with management to be assigned a specific area.

- When the auditorium in cleaned, check-in with the costume managers to help organize, pack and load costumes

 

EMAIL US HERE TO BE PART OF THE POST SHOW CLEANUP CREW! 

BREAK-DOWN/LOAD-OUT

 

Duties:

- Help load costumes and marley dance floor into the theater.

- Assist with clearing the stage and backstage area free of extraneous items.

- Set up marley floor on the stage. Roll out smoothly and securely.

- Sweep/dry mop the stage and backstage area before and after laying the marley floor down.

- Ensure that the stage and backstage area are safe and clean enough for the kids to dance on. Check for any hazards

- Help with any other heavy lifting or rearranging of large items.

- This role is great for someone willing to put their strength to use!

EMAIL US HERE TO BE A BREAK-DOWN/LOAD-OUT CREW MEMBER!

Class Parent
Load-in/set-up
Costumes
Hair & Headpieces
Make-up & Props
Ushers
Ballet Boutique
Post Show Clean-up
Break Down/Load out
Candid Photographer
Photo Op
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