Picture Day

Picture days at Debbie Felton's Academy of Dance with PortraitEFX are March 10th, April 7th and 14th - please look below to identify the group photo time; we request every dancer come take a photo with their dance class. 
Information for individual photos after group photos will be coming home soon!  A price list is at the bottom of the page here and please visit the portraitEFX website to view the options that will be available for your dance photos this year!

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to assigned picture time with your half sheet of paper passed out in dance classes- see example below!


Arrive completely dressed in costume with hair and make-up (if wearing for pictures) done

You can view the look book: hair/shoes/tights expectations for each dance by clicking here and scrolling to your class day/time.

Please bring your half sheet of paper with you to your picture day! Above is the front/back of the form you should have received in your dance class!

This is your PICTURE time       This is your Class, Day & Time

9:00 AM                                    Sat. 11:30 Large Grp. Jazz (19)

9:30 AM                                    Mon. 5:25 Pre-Cecchetti Ballet; 8-12 years old (17)

9:55 AM                                    Sat. 9:30 Premiere Dance Team Jazz (6)

10:05 AM                                  Mon. 3:30 Creative Movement/pre-ballet; 3-4 years old (6)

10:15 AM                                  Mon. 4:15 Ballet Level 1: 4-6 years old (11)

10:30 AM                                  Mon. 5:30 Hip Hop 2; 8-12 years old (11)

10:45 AM                                  Mon. 3:15 Cecchetti Ballet Grade V (6)

10:55 AM                                  Tues. 5:35 Tap Level 2 5-7 years old (12)

11:15 AM                                  Mon. 6:30 Tap 3 (10)

11:30 AM                                  Mon. 7:30 Musical Theater; 8-12 years old (17)

11:55 AM                                  Sat. 1:00 Musical Theatre Dance Team (14)

12:15 PM                                  Tues. 5:00 Ballet Level 2 5-7 years old (15)

12:35 PM  Lunch

1:05 PM                                    Wed. 8:30 Pre-Pointe ballet (10)

1:15 PM                                    Thurs. 8:30 Senior Dance Team Jazz (9)

1:30 PM                                    Mon. 6:30 Intro to Hip Hop; 5-7 years old (13)

1:50 PM                                    Fri. 7:00 Intermediate Dance Team Jazz (4)

2:00 PM                                    Mon. 7:30 Jazz 1; 8-12yrs (14)

2:20 PM                                    Mon. 8:30 Lyrical; 11-18 years old (5)

2:30 PM                                    Mon. 6:30 Jazz 2; 8-12 years old (9)

2:45 PM                                    Mon. 5:30 Cecchetti Ballet Grade II (7)

2:55 PM                                    Tues. 6:10 Jazz Level 2 5-7 years old (14)

3:15 PM                                    Wed. 6:30 Cecchetti Ballet Grade I (15)

3:35 PM                                    Tues. 6:30 Musical Theatre 12-17 years old (14)

3:55 PM                                    Wed. 7:20 Hip Hop 1 8-12 years old (13)

4:15 PM                                    Thurs. 8:30 Teen Dance Team Jazz (7)

4:30 PM                                    Wed. 4:40 Tap 8-12 years old (7)

4:45 PM                                    Tues. 6:45 Small Group Tap special 8-17yrs (7)

4:55 PM                                    Mon. 4:30 Lyrical; 8-12 years old (14)

5:15 PM                                    Mon. 4:50 Tap level 1: 4-6 years old (11)

5:30 PM                                    Sat. 3:00 Production class (32)


This is your PICTURE time       This is your Class, Day & Time

9:30 AM                                    Sat. 10:30 Large Grp. Hip Hop (10)

9:45 AM                                    Tues. 5:30 Jazz Level 1 Ages 8-12 (14)

10:05 AM                                  Wed. 6:45 Intro to Hip Hop Ages 5-7 yrs (9)

10:20 AM                                  Tues. 7:20 Adult Tap (15)

10:40 AM                                  Fri. 4:20 Tap Level 1 4-6 years old (6)

10:55 AM                                  Wed. 5:35 Tap level 2 5-7 years old (9)

11:10 AM                                  Thurs. 5:30 pre-Cecchetti Ballet 8-12 years old (11)

11:25 AM                                  Tues. 8:30 Adult Jazz/Funk (13)

11:45 AM                                  Wed. 6:10 Jazz Level 2 5-7 years old (14)

12:05 PM                                  Tues. 7:30 Cecchetti Ballet Grade I (7)

12:15 PM                                  Wed. 3:30 Cecchetti Grade IV (4)

12:25 PM  LUNCH

1:00 PM                                    Wed. 4:30 Intermediate Pointe (7)

1:15 PM                                    Thurs. 6:30 Musical Theater 8-12 years old (13)

1:35 PM                                    Fri. 3:45 Creative Movement/Pre ballet 3 - 4 years old (5)

1:45 PM                                    Tues. 4:30 Small Group Tap Special Ages 7-13 (7)

2:00 PM                                    Fri. 4:55 Ballet Level 1 4-6 years old (11)

2:15 PM                                    Tues. 6:30 Tap 8-12 years old (10)

2:30 PM                                    Tues 3:15/4:30 Cecchetti Ballet Grade VI & VII (4)

2:40 PM                                    Thurs. 8:30 Teen Dance Team Lyrical (7)

2:55 PM                                    Tues. 5:30 Lyrical 8-12 years old (7)

3:10 PM                                    Wed. 6:45 Ballet Level 2 5-7 years old (11)

3:25 PM                                    Thurs. 5:30 Tap 6 (14)

3:45 PM                                    Fri. 5:30 Jazz Level 1 4-6 years old (11)

4:05 PM                                    Fri. 7:00 Junior Dance Team Jazz (5)

4:15 PM                                    Sat. 2:00 Small Grp. Contemporary (4)

4:25 PM                                    Fri. 7:00 Intermediate Dance Team Lyrical (4)

4:35 PM                                    Mon. 7:30 Tap 4 (14)

4:50 PM                                    Thurs. 7:30 Hip Hop 1, 8-12 years old (14)

5:10 PM                                    Daddy Daughter Show 1 (10)

5:25 PM                                    Daddy Daughter Show 2 (10)

This is your PICTURE time       This is your Class, Day & Time

9:00 AM                                    Solos & Duos (28)

9:30 AM                                    Thurs. 5:30 Jazz 1 12-15 years old (6)

9:40 AM                                    Thurs. 4:30 Jazz 2 12-17 years old (10)

9:55 AM                                    Fri. 6:15 Ballet Level 2 5-7 years old (13)

10:15 AM                                  Wed. 5:30 Cecchetti Ballet Grade III (9)

10:30 AM                                  Tues. 8:30 Advance Musical Theater (10)

10:45 AM                                  Thurs. 4:30 Tap 7/8 (12)

11:05 AM                                  Mon. 7:00 Small Grp. Hip Hop (7)

11:20 AM                                  Thurs. 6:30 Advanced Hip Hop (8)

11:35 AM                                  Fri. 4:40 Hip Hop 1 8-12 years old (9)

11:50 AM                                  Fri. 5:30 Intro to Hip Hop 5-7 years old (11)

12:05 PM                                  Tues. 7:30 Large Group. Lyrical (16)

12:25 PM  LUNCH

12:55 PM                                  Wed. 4:30 Advance Pointe (10)

1:10 PM                                    Sat. 9:15 Creative Movement/Pre-ballet 3-4 years old (10)

1:25 PM                                    Fri. 6:50 Tap Level 2 5-7 years old (11)

1:40 PM                                    Wed. 5:30 Cecchetti Ballet Grade II (12)

2:00 PM                                    Sat. 9:50 Ballet Level 1 4-6 years old (9)

2:15 PM                                    Thurs. 6:30 Cecchetti Ballet Grade I (8)

2:30 PM                                    Mon. 8:20 Large Group Tap (11)

2:45 PM                                    Fri. 7:25 Jazz 2 5-7 years old (10)

3:00 PM                                    Thurs. 7:30 Tap 3 (5)

3:10 PM                                    Thurs. 8:30 Senior Dance Team Lyrical (9)

3:25 PM                                    Fri. 7:00 Junior Dance Team Lyrical (5)

3:35 PM                                    Sat. 10:25 Tap Level 1 4-6 years old (7)

3:50 PM                                    Sat. 9:30 Premiere Dance Team Hip Hop (6)

4:00 PM                                    DFAD Assistant Photo (11)

4:15 PM                                    DFAD Faculty Photo (11)

4:30 PM                                    Daddy Daughter Show 3 (10)

Hair Suggestions

RECREATIONAL HAIR

HAIR: Styles will be identified by teachers on the class page. Please refer to this page if you are unsure of what the style means. If your child has more than one dance class please ask teachers if concerned about hairstyles prior to recital.

1) Hair off the face: ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE HAIR OFF THE FACE, regardless of the hairstyle. This is very important onstage! Bobby pins may be necessary; however, if the hair is wet and gel applied, it will help to keep it sufficiently off the forehead (no bangs).

2) Hair in a Bun (especially for all Cecchetti Ballet Classes!): On very damp hair thoroughly apply a thick gel to slick the hair and make it workable. After applying gel and with hair still damp, brush back and up and secure with hair elastic into a ponytail at the back crown of the head. Sometimes the instructor will ask for a low bun down and at the nape of the neck, however, commonly one wants to see the bun top when looking directly at the dancer. Then, depending upon the length of the hair, twist in a circle around the elastic and secure all loose ends with bobby pins until there are no loose or unsecured areas of the bun. You may need more bobby pins for areas above ears or at the nape of the neck. Apply the headpiece or hat as instructed by the teacher. There are some nets, or bags that help with very long hair, but for the most part the manual method above is simple and reliable. THE SECRET: Work on very damp hair that is wet with gel. Then, let the hair dry after it has been put into the bun. Hairspray may be necessary even if enough gel has been applied.

Video for a bun seen here.

Feel free to use your own video tutorials as well!

3) Hair ½ up ½ down: Use the same method as above for the forward part of the hair that will be pulled up into the ponytail ONLY. Most of the time, the hair is just pulled in the ponytail and hangs with a ribbon or headpiece secured as instructed. Let all loose hair hang without gel applied so it will look natural. You may use light hairspray if necessary.

4) Ponytail: On very damp hair thoroughly apply a thick gel to slick the hair and make it workable. After applying gel and with hair still damp, brush back and up and secure with a hair elastic into a ponytail at the back crown of the head. Sometimes the instructor will ask for a low ponytail down and at the nape of the neck. Side ponytails should be on the crown of the head on the specified side.

5) Braids: On very damp hair thoroughly apply a thick gel to slick the hair and make it workable. After applying gel and with hair still damp, brush back and up and into braid. There may be a single braid, double braids or French braids requested. Any questions regarding the method or style of hair required for your piece, please ask your instructor.

The main points to remember:

a) Hair off of face - a must b) Work with damp hair, gel, hairspray c) Have Fun!!!


Makeup Suggestions

MAKEUP: Makeup may be applied at your discretion for children under age 12, however, under the bright lights, facial features wash out and makeup helps the audience to see the dancer's faces more clearly. Good stage makeup will look very exaggerated, dramatic and bold.

We suggest:

1) BASE: (foundation) is not necessary for most very young children, however, if you use it yourself and are comfortable applying a light cover, you may. Just be careful when putting a costume on, as it is easy to soil it with foundation, etc. Use foundation only if you are comfortable with it.

FOR ALL TEENS/ADULTS: Please apply a light toned foundation as a base for your makeup. Use hypo- allergenic if necessary. Base is necessary for mature students to even out the skin tone on the face. Apply only on full face down to but not including the neck area. Let dry thoroughly before proceeding:

2) EYE SHADOW: Use light colored eye shadow only. Dark colors make eyes disappear. Compliment the costume! Colors are not necessary, however, pale pastel colors in any shade will do: For example, nude to white, very light green/blue/lilac. Go easy with browns, however, for teens and adults if you know how to apply a brown accent line you may at the crease of eye, however be careful for dark shades on lids or up to area under brow are inappropriate. A light highlight shadow from eyelid to eyebrow is desirable.

3) EYELINER: Please use a dark brown/black pencil liner along lower lid of eye just below where the lashes grow on lower lid, just above lashes on upper lid. If the child is too young to handle this application, you may omit it. For all children age 8-older, please be certain to have eyes lined.

4) EYEBROW PENCIL: Please use a medium brown pencil for eyebrows only if the hair color is very light and looking directly at the face of the dancer the eyebrow is not clearly defined. If eyebrows are dark enough naturally, no pencil is necessary.

5) MASCARA: Please apply thick layer of heavy black mascara to upper and lower lids, however, this may not be tolerated by very young students and you may get by with just liner or light mascara.

6) BLUSH: Apply rose or coral blush to hollow of check only - NOT over the cheekbone itself: Have dancer suck in cheeks and apply blush to area of the check that concaves. Enough blush should be applied to bring color to shadowed soft part of the cheek leaving the area over the cheekbone light and not colored at all.

7) LIPSTICK: Bright red lipstick is the only real color that is appropriate on stage. If the costume color is bright pink - a very deep hot pink lipstick would be a better choice. For all other costume colors, a bright red lipstick is best.