Join La Boheme in UNITY for the 2017 Annual Santa Barbara Solstice Parade and Festival. ALL are welcome! NO EXPERIENCE necessary!
La Boheme is always one of the premiere entries in the parade, and this year will be no exception, as we are creating a fabulous theme, complete with high energy music from DJ Darla Bea, a fabulous float designed by Nicky LaFleur and crew, various acrobatic and dance acts from the community, and, of course, our core group of La Boheme Dancers!!!!
Please READ this entire page to get all the details about joining LA BOHEME for Solstice 2017 - join us in UNITY! And find our REGISTRATION and PAYMENT link at the bottom of page!
See this link to the Santa Barbara Solstice Festival website, for more info about the Solstice Event.
The Solstice Parade is Saturday, June 24, at noon (but as performer you will "start" much earlier). Our first rehearsal was Thursday, April 13 at 7:30pm at Gustafson Dance Studio, 2285 Las Positas Road. Discounted registration available now through April 15.
Rehearsals began Thursday, April 13, 7:30-9:00pm.
We will meet once per week on Thursdays through April (April 13, 20 and 27).
Then we add Tuesday rehearsals from 6:00pm-7:00pm or 7:30pm, at Shoreline Park, starting in May (this means we meet Tuesday AND Thursdays in May and June until the Parade on June 24). These rehearsals are required, and dancers may only miss two rehearsals.
Other optional rehearsals may be added on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon, if needed.
TUESDAYS at Shoreline Park
THURSDAYS - GUSTAFSON DANCE (2285 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105)
1. To participate as a "Core Dancer" with La Boheme, you must join and pay by Thursday, April 20 (the second class/rehearsal).
2. Dancers may only miss 2 rehearsals, and you must communicate your absences with us at least 24 hours ahead of time to Malisa Neal (Secretary/ Attendance Officer).
3. Also MANDATORY parading rehearsal will be held on the morning of Saturday, June 17, which may be about 4-6 hours long. No one can miss this rehearsal, as this is where we combine all of our groups together and practice "parading."
4. Dancers must pay and complete paperwork for La Boheme, which includes 1) La Boheme Liability Waiver, 2) Solstice Parade Registration and 3) La Boheme Dancer's Agreement. (Links to download forms below.)
REGISTRATION: Registration to be a CORE DANCER is $360 (this is the early registration rate to be paid the first week of first rehearsal/class - valid through April 15; the fee is $410 thereafter through today, April 20). Registration fee does NOT include costume, or the separate Solstice Parade Registration/Entry fee ($15 check payable to Summer Solstice).
Register here to be a part of the once-in-a-lifetime experience! Last day to register and join as a CORE DANCER is April 20.
Please PRINT and BRING the following three (3) forms to class with you on April 20. Hard copies of the paperwork will be available at Gustafson, but please arrive early at 7:00pm - class starts AT 7:30pm
1. La Boheme Liability Waiver (link to PDF)
2. Solstice Registration Form (link to PDF), plus $15 check payable to "Summer Solstice"
3. La Boheme Dancer's Agreement (link to PDF)
Still want to be in the parade, but don't have time to be a CORE dancer? No problem - we have lots of roles available and need your help! This year - by invitation only, we are looking for EXTRAS who have much smaller roles, less visibility overall, less time commitment, and smaller parts -- BUT you still get the JOY of being a performer in La Boheme's overall ensemble. Be an EXTRA! - email us to be on the email list to find out about these opportunities!
BE INVOLVED as a VOLUNTEER!!!
Don't want to dance or perform in the parade? LA BOHEME IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP ON PARADE DAY!!! Be a part of this fun and fabulous community and event, by joining La Boheme as a Parade-Day Volunteer! There are so many ways to help out! We need people to help distribute water during the parade, and to help push the float, among other jobs! You are guaranteed to have fun!!!! Email us, to find out more!