Help Celebrate RGF’s 6th Birthday and the opening of Studio D by Dancing for an Amazing Cause!
This year, all proceeds from the event’s raffle will be donated to Sarah’s Inn.
Sarah’s Inn was founded in 1980 by a group of concerned women in River Forest and Oak Park, to address a lack of services for battered women and their families. The agency has since grown to become one of the largest and most comprehensive domestic violence agencies serving Chicago and 22 surrounding West Cook County suburban communities. The agency currently operates with its hub in Oak Park, and seven off-site locations through partner agencies and area courthouses throughout Chicago and West Cook County. Their mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations.
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Time: Doors Open at 5:30pm. Showcase will begin at 6:00pm.
“What’s the theme?”
There are no limitations to your imagination. Anything goes! Costuming is not required but is encouraged.
“Can performers invite guests? What if I’m not performing but still want to attend?”
Tickets for guests of performers and all other non-performers are $25.00. This year all net proceeds from the event’s raffle will be donated to Sarah’s Inn . All attendees must be 18 and over. We will have light refreshments available at the event.
“How do I register as a performer?”
Registration is easy! Simply click on the “Registration” tab on this page and fill out the form! If you are viewing this on mobile, you will need to scroll to the top and expand the tabs. We recommend registering soon as spaces typically fill very quickly.
“Do I have to be an active member to perform?”
Yes! Participation in the showcase is open only to active members and instructors at the studio. If a performer does not have an active membership at the time of the showcase, they will be removed from the line-up and their card on file will be charged $25.00.
“What if I want to perform multiple times?”
You’re awesome! However, in order to make sure everyone gets a chance to sign up, you may only sign up for one performance slot prior to 12/1/19. After 12/1/19, if spaces remain, you are welcome to sign up for a 2nd performance slot. We will notify all performers of any second performance opportunities after 12/1/19.
“Is there a fee to register as a performer?”
Nope. However, if you secure a time slot to perform and then back out prior to the event, your card on file will be charged $25.00. In the event a group backs out, each person in the group will have their card on file charged $25.00.
“Can I perform in a group?”
You are welcome to perform solo or in a group of up to 4 people. If you are doing a group performance, you only need to register once. However, please be sure to indicate the names of the people in your group when registering. If you are performing in a group, you will still only have access to two apparatuses during the performance.
“Are there any restrictions on my music choice?”
Your song length must be 4 minutes or less, no exceptions. All song choices must be submitted by filling out the Song Submission form on this page no later than 12/11/19. Repeat songs will not be permitted among performers. Therefore, songs will be assigned on a first come, first served basis so be sure to submit your choice as soon as you’ve selected one!
If you are using a self-edited version of a song, you must email that version to us in MP3 format no later than 12/11/19. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your final edited song file.
“Do I need to submit a bio?”
Absolutely! Tell us a little about yourself, your journey at the studio and/or your performance piece. Bios should be submitted to email@example.com no later than end of day on 1/5/20. Bios should be limited to 75 words or less.
“Will I get pictures of my performance?”
We want you to see how amazing you are! RGF will be hiring a professional photographer for the event. We are excited to offer each performer photos of their performance at no cost to the performer.
“What are my options for practicing and/or getting feedback?”
We want you to feel comfortable performing so this year there are several options to select from as you prepare for the showcase. Feel free to select any or all that work best for you. Here are the options:
Option 1: FREE Showcase Open Access
On or before 10/1/19, we will be scheduling some free open showcase practice times where each person signed up will have the use of one apparatus. No feedback will be provided. This is simply a time to practice. We recommend bringing earbuds for your phone or ipod so you can listen to your music without distraction. You may sign up for Showcase Open Access by looking on the “Showcase” tab in our app or MindBody. Because space is limited and out of courtesy to other performers that could use the practice time, if the open access is sold out and you do not show up, you will be charged $10.00.
Option 2: Book Private Studio Time
The studio may be rented by the hour for practice time. An instructor will be present for safety reasons but no instruction or feedback will be provided. Studio rentals for members are $45.00 per hour. You may choose to rent the studio with up to two other people (for a total of 3 people) and split the cost. If you elect to split the cost, one person’s credit card on file will be charged the full amount. That person should collect payment from the person(s) sharing the space with them.
Option 3: Book a private or semi-private lesson
If you need more personalized attention or want specific help that can’t be achieved in a group setting, we offer private and semi-private lessons at the studio with the instructor of your choice. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to set one up.
Option 4: Dress Rehearsal
We will hold an optional (free) dress rehearsal on the evening prior to the Showcase (1/10/20). Sign-ups will be found on the Showcase tab in our app. Aerial Showcase dress rehearsal will begin promptly at 6:30pm on that evening. Pole performers will begin their dress rehearsal immediately following completion of the aerial performers. Please note the 7:30pm start time for pole rehearsal is just an estimation.
“Which space will be used for the Showcase?”
We will be holding the showcase in Studio D this year. All performances, including aerial, will be held in the Studio D pole room.
“If I’m doing an aerial performance, can I select which apparatus I want?”
Aerial performers will be able to consult with us to select their preferred hammock or aerial hoop and height. We will do our best to accommodate requests.
“If I’m performing on pole, which poles will be used and are they on spin or static?”
Please stay tuned. As Studio D’s construction gets underway, we will keep you posted on which two poles will be used. You may select if you would like them both on static or one placed on spin. If you would like one on spin, it will be the pole to the performer’s right when facing the audience.
“Anything else that’s important to know?”
We will be creating a private Facebook group for performers so we can share information with you as the event approaches. It will also be a place to encourage each other and ask questions of us!
“I hate choreography. Can I freestyle?”
Absolutely! We support whatever makes YOU feel most comfortable.
“This is my first time performing and I’m so nervous. Any advice?”
We promise this is an absolutely safe, encouraging and wonderful way to perform. You’ll be surrounded by your fellow Goddesses, cheering you on the enter time. You’ve got this!
We are so sorry! Showcase performance slots are no longer available. If you’d like to be added to the waitlist in the event a spot opens up, please email us at email@example.com.