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Tech Requirements

Stage:
Minimum Dancing area:
20’ wide x 16’ deep with a surface in good condition with “give” that is suitable for tap shoes.

FiddleKicks can provide a portable floor (up to 24' x 16') that can be placed on top of a flat stable surface.

Floor:
The stage and off stage areas shall be swept, damp moped and clear of nails, tacks, staples or other protrusions that might cause injury to dancers. Large cracks surrounding traps or other floor deviations shall be taped or repaired prior to the company's arrival in such a way as to eliminate the possibility of foot injury.
Sound:
Professional quality sound system and operator: separate, portable sound board/amplifier with sufficient inputs, 5 or 6 mics and mic stands for the musicians, 2 for narrator/singers, and 2 monitors speakers for the musicians who are generally placed down stage right. The dancers require two monitor speakers. A cordless mic is helpful when there is Q&A or audience participation.
A tuned piano or electronic keyboard is also requested.
For a nominal fee, FiddleKicks can provide a sound system if necessary.
Lighting:
Program outline can be provided showing lighting settings.

Ideally, the stage lighting during the performance will have 3 settings: Setting # 1, Full bright 100% for full ensemble dances, Setting # 2, 80% (a little warmer) for solos, small ensemble dances, Setting # 3 Band Special for musical selections, lit full, with the remainder of the stage staying at 40%.

Ideally, house lighting during the performance should stay at 40% to allow for interaction between dancers and audience. During any post-performance audience participation, full house is preferred.

Load-in and Access:
Please provide clear directions for load-in, and for performer parking. Carts are requested to assist load in. Ideally, we require advance access to stage area at least 2 hours prior to performance to check on floor, stage, and sound requirements.

Separate dressing room space is required near performance area, with drinking water available. Toilet facilities should also be nearby.
Contacts:
Directors: Peggy Leiby 215-643-4397
Technical Manager: Susan Anderson 610-688-3284

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Technical Requirements

 

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