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December 21, 2012

ASHA presents
Amsterdam Kids Variety Show
Friday, February 22, 2013

LIGHTS ! CAMERA ! ACTION ! Calling all you Amsterdam comedians, singers, dancers, pianists, jump ropers, and jugglers! The Amsterdam Variety Show is back in town for a one-time showing on Friday, February 22, 2013. We’re looking for acts that are….

  • Solo or group acts.
  • 2 minutes or less in length.
  • Amsterdam students only (K – 4th grade, with preference to 4th graders).
  • Music and acting should be appropriate for all ages.
New this year, Act sign-ups are online!
Every participant must complete a registration whether performing individually or in a group.
Step 1: Come up with a NAME (eg "Dancing Nancies") for your ACT (please do not use the name of your song as your act name).
Step 2: Register online and include the NAME of your ACT and the number of participants. 

Register for the Variety Show online by FRIDAY, January 11th by logging on to CommunityPass at https://register.capturepoint.com/ASHA and selecting “Variety Show February 22nd” from the drop down menu under Activities. From here you can register your child for an act, give permission for your child to be videotaped, and order a DVD, as well as sign up for volunteer opportunities.
OTHER IMPORTANT GUIDELINES
♦ There will be a maximum of 40 acts due to space and time limitations.
♦ All acts will be randomly selected via a lottery system, with 4th graders receiving priority.
♦ All acts submitted will be notified via e-mail whether they were selected to participate in the show or not selected.
♦ Think original! A maximum of two acts can use the same song (so we avoid duplicate performances). If more than 2 acts sign up for the same song, the acts are then selected on a first-come, first serve basis.
♦ Bright costumes, accessories and props can be as simple as retired recital costumes, Grandpa’s top hat or a Halloween wig. Something silly, sparkly, or bright will really stand out. Note: nothing can be thrown from the stage.
♦ Acts may only have Amsterdam students.
♦ Students may only participate in one act.
♦ One Parent Chaperone required for each act. The Parent Chaperone is the main point of contact and is required to be present at preview night, rehearsal and the show. On the night of the show, the chaperone must keep the members of the act organized and orderly, and ready to go on the stage at their assigned time.
♦ In order for your child to be included in the video, each parent MUST grant their consent to be video recorded when you submit your act.
♦ Each act only needs to be previewed once. Preview takes place in the music room at a given time slot.
Important Dates for Performers and Parents
Deadline to submit actsFriday, January 11th
Preview/Audition of your act (time slot sign-up sheets will be posted at school)
To be announced at a later date
Full Dress Rehearsal (Adult Supervision Required)Thursday, February 21st 6:00-8:30 pm
SHOW TIMEFriday, February 22nd 7:00 pm

Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Sue Iannuccilli (si.asha.co.president@gmail.com).