How do I use my Recital Ticket Code?
Performing students will receive a ticket code for complimentary recital tickets with a link to our ticket site. You'll choose all of your seats on the seating chart for one show then click the purple button that reads "ADD SEATS FOR ANOTHER SHOW" to choose your seats for the next recital show.
What is my daughter's hair is too short to be put in a bun?
No worries! If her hair is too short for it all to be pulled back, please pull the front back so that it is not in her eyes while she is performing.
What time will the doors open for the auditorium for the audience?
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to showtime for the audience to find their seats and get ready for a great show!
How do you assign the classes to each show?
Assigning classes to each recital is a month long planning process. We start by accommodating dancers in multiple classes and then try to put siblings in the same shows. The tricky part is making sure we do not have too many families in one show (or we will run out of tickets) or too long of shows (as many parents enjoy our shorter shows). We have a recital planning program that helps us plan our shows with the least amount of conflicts. However, sometimes families will be assigned to separate shows. Siblings in multiple shows is a common practice for many dance studios. More shows = more fun and memories for the dancers!
When are photo forms due?
Photo forms should be turned in to the front desk by April 30.
How long is the recital?
Each show averages 1 - 1.5 hours.
Is there a dress rehearsal?
YES! It is critical for the confidence of our dancers that we do a trial run. This shows the dancers how to cope with little mishaps that can happen during a performance when you add nervousness and costumes! The 2020 Dress Rehearsal will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Studio b.
Who cares for my child backstage?
Our full team of qualified, background-checked staff assist coordinate and supervise backstage. The backstage area is supervised for the duration of the show. Young dancers are in one large room and we entertain them with a fun movie. Dancers ages 7+ are in another large room backstage that has a live feed of the show for them to watch and know where we are in the recital.
Can I take photos and videotape the performance?
This is an important memory, one you will always cherish. For that reason, we hire a professional photographer and videographer for all shows. Phone and flash photography and videography can be a distraction to our dancers as well as parents sitting behind you. We ask all audience members to refrain from taking pictures or filming for the safety of our dancers and the enjoyment of the other members of the recital audience. Parents are welcome to take photos and video during the dress rehearsal.
Will pictures be taken in costumes?
Yes! Each year, we coordinate a professional photo shoot (with Lausch Photography) during dress rehearsal. Each class takes a group photo and you can choose to have individual photos taken. Our professional photographer and team will make sure you get beautiful, high quality pictures in dance poses. A range of packages are available for purchase using the recital photo form. Please return your completed form by April 30.
Do we have to wear makeup?
We believe that parents should be able to decide what is appropriate for their dancer based on their parenting style. That said please be warned that dancers without any makeup on will appear washed out under stage lighting. Footlights and spotlights are bright and the best way to look natural under them is to rely on a little makeup. We recommend at least a warm blush and red lipstick. If your dancer is very young, keep in mind the Recital is a once a year event, and feels a lot to your dancer like playing dress up :)
When and where is the Recital?
The 2020 Recital will be held May 23 at Jefferson High School Auditorium.
What time is the Recital?
We host multiple recitals and each class is assigned to a specific show. We host 3 shows to keep our show lengths to a minimum and offer each family ample tickets to the show. Show times are: