Join La Boheme as a HERO for the 2018 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 SURPRISE theme, complete with high energy music from DJ Darla Bea, a spectacular float, and possibly various surprise performers 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 2018- 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.
Come find out more by coming to our Friday, April 6th Meet and Greet at Brasil Arts Cafe (1230 State Street). Here you can meet the La Boheme Board of Directors, meet other dancers, ask questions, enjoy some tasty food and drinks, REGISTER IN PERSON at our super-discounted rate, buy your discounted La Boheme special Solstice 2018 tank tops, and have FUN.
The Solstice Parade is Saturday, June 23, at noon (but as performer you will "start" much earlier). Our first rehearsal is Thursday, April 12 at 7:30pm at Gustafson Dance Studio, 2285 Las Positas Road. Discounted registration available now through April 12.
Rehearsals began Thursday, April 12, 7:30-9:00pm.
We will meet once per week on Thursdays through April (April 12, 19 and 26).
Then we add Tuesday rehearsals from 6:00pm-7:00pm or 7:30pm, at Shoreline Park, starting on May 1 (this means we meet Tuesday AND Thursdays in May and June until the Parade on June 23). 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 12 (the first class/rehearsal). payment details below
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 16, 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.) -- all DUE BEFORE THE FIRST REHEARSAL - BEFORE YOU WALK IN THE DOOR. No registrations accepted after the first rehearsal on April 12 (although we are allowing payments through April 15th, with permission from our Treasurer, and paperwork completed).
REGISTRATION FEES: Early Registration to be a CORE DANCER is $370 (this is the early registration rate to be paid before April 6th online or at the Meet and Greet. Thereafter, between April 6th (after the Meet and Greet) through April 12th, payment is $400 -- all DUE BEFORE THE FIRST REHEARSAL - BEFORE YOU WALK IN THE DOOR. No registrations accepted after the first rehearsal on April 12 (although we are allowing payments through April 15th, with permission from our Treasurer, and paperwork completed).
PLEASE NOTE THAT Registration fee does NOT include costume, or the separate Solstice Parade Registration/Entry fee ($15 check payable to Summer Solstice).
3 Ways to REGISTER and JOIN LA BOHEME for Solstice 2018
1 - ONLINE Registration Payment HERE - Register through April 6th at the discounted rate of $370, or between April 6th (after 8pm) and April 12th for $400, to be a part of the once-in-a-lifetime experience! Last day to register and join as a CORE DANCER is April 12. (with permission from the Treasurer, and only after completing all paperwork, you will be allowed extended payment time until April 15th)
Please PRINT and BRING the following 2 forms either to the APRRIL 6th Meet and Greet (details above), or to the first class on April 12th. Hard copies of the paperwork will be available at both the Meet and Greet (best time to register!), or at Gustafson Dance on April 12th, but please arrive early at 7:00pm - class starts AT 7:30pm -- and the paperwork may take a while. BEST BET is to turn it in at the Meet and Greet!
La Boheme Liability Waiver (link to PDF)
La Boheme Dancer's Agreement (link to PDF)
Summer Solstice Parade Registration +$15 check payable to Summer Solstice (link to PDF)
2ND REGISTRATION OPTION - Come to the Meet and Greet on Friday, April 6th, and Register in person at the discounted rate of $370. (see Meet and Greet event details above)
3RD REGISTRATION OPTION - Come 30 minutes early to the first class on April 12th at Gustafson Dance, and register at the full price of $400. This is our least favorite option, because we'd love to have everyone register BEFORE the first class. Then we can all start rehearsal ON TIME! So, preferable register via options 1 or 2, above!
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!