Q: When and where will picture week begin?
A: Halverson Photography will be on-site the week of May 13-18 taking class and individual photos in DeMille, our newest studio at the north end of the building. This year, group and individual photos will be streamlined with two stations in the same room. Photos will be taken during regular class time.
Q: What should my child be wearing?
A: We ask that you have your child arrive to the studio in their first class’s costume. For example, if your child is in Level 1 Combo, please have them dressed for whichever class they attend first. They will change into their other costume after the first session of photos.
Your children should be dressed as if taking the stage for recital: costume, required shoes, tights, optional makeup, hair away from face or bun for ballet/modern/lyrical/contemporary. They may wear glasses. Headpieces that came with costumes can be placed by instructors at the time of photos. Please make sure you have any "extras" with you that day -- i.e. gloves. You may click on our dress code page for shoe/tight requirements. Demizo Dancewear has all required items for purchase. Rental costumes will not be sent home, and will be at the studio to change into for photos, then left until recital when students will change into them at Hancher.
Q: Where can my child change?
A: The two unisex restrooms in the north hallway will be reserved for males changing into costumes only. Please have your female students change in the large dressing room across from the women’s restroom. And please be respectful of the restrooms still being available for their primary purpose!
Your female students may be more comfortable wearing an undergarment leotard (“nudie”) under their costume for modesty/changing purposes. This is certainly not a requirement, but can make changing in a group more comfortable. Demizo has these for sale as well.
Q: Where can I see order options?
A: Click the button below to view a photo order form from Halverson. There are also physical copies available at the front desk. It is very helpful if you can fill out your form and select your photos for purchase BEFORE arriving at Nolte. Halverson accepts cash and checks.
Q: Can we get a headshot taken?
A: Musical Theatre/Acting/Voice students will have the opportunity to take headshots with Jackie Blake Jensen during class. You can find the headshot order form through the button below. Any dancers wishing to also purchase headshots may do so. Jackie will be taking photos in the preschool art room (north end of building on the left past DeMille) during class time. Jackie accepts cash and checks.
Thanks in advance for your patience during photo week. It’s always a bit of controlled chaos, but totally worth it for the outcome!