77 Railroad Street,  New Milford, CT  06776

860.210.1444   info@finelinetheatrearts.com

We stage two Dance Performances (Nutcracker & DanceFest), two Vocal Performance/Improv Cabarets, and three Acting Performances (Legit Play in November, and two other Acting/Musical Theatre performances in January and June) every year.

Dance Performances

We will be holding our Vocal Performance and Improv Cabaret on Sunday, February  26th, at 5:00pm and Sunday, June 4th, at 4:00pm at our studios at 77 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT.  

Our Acting 2 actors will hold an acting showcase at 8:00pm on June 3rd in our studio.

There will be a Spotlight Showcase on June 1st and June 3rd in class.  

Scenes and Monologues will have an in-class performance on April 30 or June 2nd.

All our Acting and Musical Theatre students will be performing on Saturday, June 17th, at 2:00pm and 7:00pm and Sunday, June 18th at 1:00pm at Maguire Theatre at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Rehearsals for Singin' in the Rain

Sundays, Tech and Dress Rehearsal Schedule

May 21- Full Cast 1-4 pm

June 4- Full Cast 1-5pm

Tech Week Schedule June 7-10 at The Canterbury School

Wednesday, June 14- Tech pages 1-49 4pm - 8ish
Thursday, June 15 -Tech pages 49-till end of script. 4-8ish
Friday, June 16- dress rehearsal 4-ish
Saturday, June 17 we will have 2 shows
12:30 call time for 2pm show
6pm call for 7pm show
Sunday, June 18 12pm call for 1pm show

NOTE: I don't foresee any problems but please leave the morning of Saturday June 10 open in case any problems arise with dress or tech. SPOTLIGHT CLASSES will be let out of Tech and Dress rehearsals as soon as possible.

Principal Characters:
Don Lockwood, Kathy Seldin, Cosmo Brown, Lina Lamont, Zelda, Simpson, Dexter, Roz, Ms. Dinsmore, Teacher

Legit Play

​This year, our Legit Play will be held on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 19th at 8:00 pm at our studios at 77 Railroad Street.  Tickets are $10 at the door.


Acting & Musical Theatre Performances

Vocal Performance Cabaret

We stage two dance performances each year.  Both the Nutcracker and DanceFest are optional and involve extra rehearsals outside of class. Please see both our registration page and policies for performance fees.

If you have a business or know someone who is interested in advertising in our Nutcracker and Spring DanceFest programs, please fill out this form.


All dancers in Ballet Levels Primary A/B and up, Tap 1 and up, Jazz 1 and up, Theatre Dance 1 and up, Pre Modern, Modern 1 and up and Acro students are invited to perform in the Spring DanceFest on May 6th and 7th at New Milford High School. Tickets are $20 and free for those under 12.  Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office on the day of the performance.

Parents who would like to volunteer to help can do so here.



All Modern will rehearse on Tuesday May 2nd at FineLine from  4-6pm

Tap 1 and 2 Saturdays from 3-4pm  - there will not be rehearsal on April 29th. There will be rehearsal on Sunday, April 30th from 1-2:00pm and Tuesday, May 2nd, from 4-5:30.

Tap 3 and 4 All girls in Tap 3&4 will need fishnet stockings and should wear their hair in either a bun or pony tail.

Rehearsals are Saturdays from 4-5pm  - there will not be rehearsal on April 29th. There will be rehearsal on Sunday, April 30th from 2-3:30pm and Wednesday, May 3rd, from 7-8:30.

All Acro - Saturdays 5:30-7:30  except April 29th. There will be a rehearsal on April 30th from 4-7:00pm and Tuesday, May 2nd, from 6-9.

Jazz - Jazz classes will rehearse in class.  

There will be an additional rehearsal for Jazz 1, Jazz 2, Jazz 3 and Jazz 4 on May 3rd 5:30-7pm.  All dancers in Jazz 1 and Jazz 2 will need a nude under leo for their jazz piece. Dancers in Jazz 3 will need a black leo and black booty shorts.


​All Ballet will rehearse Wednesday, May 3rd, from 4-5:30 at FineLine.

Saturday April 29th, 12:30-1pm, plus additional rehearsal 2-3:30pm

Level 1:

Level 1 dancers will need their light blue camisole or tank leotard for the show.
Saturday April 29th, 11-12pm plus additional rehearsal from 2-3:30pm

Level 2
Level 2 dancers will need their royal blue camisole or tank leotard for the show.

Saturday April 29th, 11-12pm plus additional rehearsal from 2-3:30pm

Level 3a
Saturday April 29th 1-2pm, plus additional rehearsal from 2-3:30pm

Level 3b
Saturday April 29th 10-11am, girls with primaries 12:30-1pm plus additional rehearsal for all 2-3:30pm

**Dancers in Levels 4, 5 and 6 will need black fishnet tights, black pointe shoes and black ribbon and elastic.  Please be sure to purchase these and/or give your pointe shoes to Elizabeth or Kerry to dye. Pointe shoes should be true to size and do not need to accomodate for shrinkage, as we will be using sharpie to dye them.  Black elastic and ribbon can be purchased at Monica's.  

Level 4
Friday April 28th, 7:30-8:30pm
Saturday April 29th, 2-3:30pm

Level 5/6
Saturday April 29th, 2-3:30pm

Tech Schedule

Please do not schedule any events for the week before the performance or performance weekend. At times we need to call extra rehearsals or rehearsals may run later than expected. We ask parents to set aside this week and weekend for the performance.

Tech rehearsal is the best time for parents to take non-flash photography and video of their dancers in costume.

All dancers must arrive half an hour before their call time listed below in order to put their costumes on. Dancers should be sure to have their hair in a bun unless noted otherwise. All nail polish and jewelry should be removed for Tech and Performances.

Trish Haldin will be taking photos backstage and at the Dress Rehearsal. They are generally available for purchase a month after the performance.

Video is taken during the final performance and the DVDs take several months to receive. We will email you when they arrive at the studio.

All dancers in Level 3A and under must be supervised during Tech Rehearsal. However, Dress Rehearsal on Saturday is closed to families and is a drop off. We ask that all families be at the High School by 3:00 for pick-up following Dress Rehearsal. Please understand that you may need to wait for your dancer to be finished.

FineLine will provide pizza and water for a cast party held at the high school on Saturday evening following the performance. Families are welcome to bring something to share or to donate to the concession stand at the performance. We ask that items donated to concessions be individually divided for sale for $1.

Tech Rehearsal at New Milford High School 


May 4th

3:30 call
4 to 6 All Ballet
6 to 6:30 Teen Jazz
6:30 to 8:30 Jazz
8:30 to 9 Theatre Dance 2


May 5th

3:30 call
4 to 5 Modern
5 to7  All Tap
7 to 7:30 Theatre Dance 1
7:30 to 9  Acro

**Please note that all performers must perform in all shows and must stay until the end of the show for bows.  Dancers should bring a smock, robe or oversized shirt to wear over their costume if they are performing only in one piece and would like to have a snack.  Dancers will not be permitted to eat in costume without a coverup.**

Saturday,  May 6th at New Milford High School
10:30 Warm Up for Levels 2 and Up

12:00 Call Time For All Performers Not Included in Warm Up

1:00 Dress Begins

6:00pm Call Time for All Performers

Sunday,  May 7th at New Milford High School

10:30 Warm Up for Levels 2 and Up

12:00 Call Time For All Performers Not Included in Warm Up

1:00 Matinee Begins

5:00pm Call Time for All Performers

The show order is as follows:

Act One

AIM Ballet 
Tap 1&2 
Tap 3&4
Theatre Dance 1 
Theatre Dance 
vocal perform
AIM Hip Hop 

Act Two

A Western Ballet
Vocal Performance
Teen Jazz 
AIM Crossings 


All ballet students in Levels Primary C and up are invited to perform in The Nutcracker which will be held at New Milford High School on December 17th and 18th of 2016. Families should keep the week before the performance free for extra rehearsals and Tech Rehearsals.

Tickets can be purchased at the box office at the performance. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and under 12 are free.

Please be aware that we are not responsible for any items lost at the studio or backstage. 

Rehearsal Schedule

Costume Notes

Just a reminder that dancers should not be sent with nude under leos, jewelry or nail polish.

All Angels and Attendants should have two pairs of new pink tights and their ballet slippers for the performances. Mice will not wear tights or underclothing under their unitards.  All make-up for Angels and Attendants/Mice/Soldiers will be done by backstage volunteers with the exception of Level 3B Mice who will do their own make-up.

Soldiers need black slippers.  Black jazz shoes are fine.  Dancers can also look in the bin to see if there is a pair of ballet slippers that fit.

Mice - Mice should come with their hair in two messy buns(their ears) and with pins and brush for their hair to be changed into by the volunteers backstage during intermission.  MIce will be wearing just their unitard without underwear, tights or an under leo.  They will change into tights during intermission for their attendant costume.

Grandfather's Dance - Hair should be half up and half down and curled in ringlets.