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.


Please fill out this form if you would like to volunteer backstage.  If you or someone you know would like to place an ad or well wish in our program, please fill out this form.


​Nutcracker

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 16th and 17th of 2017. 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


Angels and Attendants - Saturdays 3:30-4:00

Mice - Saturdays from 4:00-4:45

Soldiers - Saturdays from 4:45-5:30

Party Scene - Thursdays from 7:30-8:30

Snow - Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30

Flowers - Fridays from 7:30-8:30

Candy Canes 

Arabian - Saturdays 1:30-2:00

Mirlitons - Saturdays 1:00-1:30

Sugar Plum - Saturdays 2:00-2:30

Spanish - Fridays 3:00-3:30

Chinese

Russians - Saturdays 5:30-7:30 beginning October 7th

Grandfather's Dance


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 who do not have a call time of 3:30, 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 and do not contain nuts.

Tech Rehearsal at New Milford High School 

Wednesday, December 14th

Friday, December 16th


Saturday, December 17th

10:30 Warm Up for Ballet dancers in Levels 2 and Up 


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


1:00 Dress Begins - We ask that parents return for pick up at 3:00.  Please understand that we are unsure of run time and parents may need to wait a bit.  


6:00pm Call Time for All Performers


Sunday, December 18th

11:00 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​

**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. Please do not bring nut products.**​

​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 or black jazz shoes.  Dancers are welcome to look in the donation bin at the studio to see if there is a pair of donated ballet slippers that fit.

Mice - Mice should come with their hair in two messy buns (their ears) and with pins and brush so that their hair can be arranged 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 and Party Scene Girls - Hair should be half up and half down and curled in ringlets.


DanceFest

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.

Rehearsals and Costume Notes






Saturday,  May th at New Milford High School


10:30 Warm Up for Ballet dancers in Levels 2 and Up 


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

1:00 Dress Begins - We ask that parents return for pick up at 3:00.  Please understand that we are unsure of run time and parents may need to wait a bit.  

6:00pm Call Time for All Performers


Sunday,  May th at New Milford High School

11:00 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​













We will be holding our Vocal Performance and Improv Cabaret on Sunday, February  26th, at 5:00pm and Sunday, June 9th, at 8:00pm at our studios at 77 Railroad Street, New Milford, CT.  

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


There will be a Spotlight Showcase on June in class.  


Scenes and Monologues will have an in-class performance on June .


All our Acting and Musical Theatre students will be performing on Saturday, June , at 2:00pm and 7:00pm and Sunday, June at 1:00pm at Maguire Theatre at Canterbury School in New Milford, CT. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The show will run aproximately 1 hr and 15 minutes.


Rehearsals


Please note that all students must be picked up between shows.


​There will be a cast party at FineLine Saturday evening following the performance.


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.

Dance Performances

SHOWS

Vocal Performance Cabaret


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.

Acting & Musical Theatre Performances

Broadway Bootcamp


Our performances for Broadway Bootcamp's Wizard of Oz will be on Saturday, July 15th at 2pm and 6pm at Washington Montessori School.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. Each actor participating in Bootcamp will receive two complimentary tickets.