Our annual recital is a long-honored and eagerly anticipated tradition held each May! We aim to create a polished performance, instill the value of show and rehearsal etiquette, and create life-long memories. Dancers gain self-confidence, practice awareness, and learn to express emotions while working as a group to achieve their creative goals. This requires regular attendance in class, dedicated practice, and participation at rehearsals.
🗓 2023 Shows
Friday May 12 – 7:00 PM Evening
Saturday, May 13 – 11:00 AM Matinee
EC Glass High School Auditorium
Combos in Friday, May 12 Evening show:
- Combo A (Mon)
- Combo B (Wed)
Combos in Saturday, May 13 Matinee show:
- Combo A (Tues)
- Combo A (Wed)
- Combo B (Tues)
All other classes perform in BOTH shows except Creative Movement, Praise, Adult, & Boys Combo.
Act 1 Theme: TBA
Approx.1 hr — includes Combos, Ballet, Pointe, Beg Acro
Act 2 Theme: TBA
Approx. 1.5 hrs — includes Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Acro, Seniors, Company
⬇️ JUMP ahead to a section by clicking links below!
- Volunteer Sign-up – receive a FREE digital download of show
- ⬇️ Tickets, T-Shirts, Flowers, & Downloads
- ⬇️ Costumes
- ⬇️ Tights, Shoes, & Undergarments
- ⬇️ Hair, Make-Up, & Rules
- ⬇️ Program Ads
- ⬇️ Picture Day
- ⬇️ Rehearsals at the Studio
- ⬇️ Stage Rehearsal
- ⬇️ Dress Rehearsal & Dressing Rooms
- ⬇️ Show Day
- Digital Show Program – click to view when ready. Also available via QR code at show.
Ticket & Merchandise sales open online Apr 3Click to Buy Tickets & Merchandise
If you already bought tickets & need merchandise, just click “Continue with Checkout”
🎟 Tickets – – Reserved seating
Choose seat(s) similar to a concert. Tickets will NOT be sold in person, but online sales will remain open on show day. Show mobile or printed ticket at the door from your online purchase.
- Ages 11 & up: $15
- Ages 3 – 10: $12
- Ages 0 – 2 Lap children: No ticket required.
- If your dancer wishes to watch the show after their last dance, select a seat for them & enter code FREEDANCER for one free ticket during checkout. This ticket is only eligible for a performer. Code excludes site fees.
👚 Commemorative T-Shirt – – Pre-order by Apr 15
Short-sleeve tee features show themes on the back and studio logo on the front. $15. Purchase online with tickets by Apr 15. Handed out at the studio.
💐 Flower Bouquet – – Pre-order by Apr 30
Save a trip to the florist and order a petite colorful bouquet for your dancer from Bloom by Doyle’s! $15. Purchase online with tickets by Apr 30. Pick-up in lobby before shows.
💻 Digital Download – – Order by May 31
Preserve the night forever or share with out-of-town family! $20 for one show. $30 for both. Link emailed approx. 2 weeks after show.
Above fees go to venue, sound, lighting, equipment, tech crew, insurance, licensing, & production.
$60 per dance auto-charged the 3rd Friday in November. Non-refundable. Students are measured in November. Costumes are ordered in December. They are sent home in the spring once they arrive and are paid in full. Sized similar to clothing. Alterations are parent responsibility: pin straps, cut pant length, etc. For complicated alterations, contact us for a seamstress.
- No Creative Movement, Praise, Boys, or Adult.
- Combo A: One ballet costume
- Combo B: One tap costume
- Combo C: One ballet costume & one tap costume
- All other classes: One costume per class
Please wear the correct color of tights to look uniform. Layer multiple pairs of tights if needed for easier quick changes. Available for purchase in our Online Apparel Store.
All combos & ballet/pointe classes: Ballet Pink Footed Tights
Please wear correct shoes to look uniform.
- Ballet shoes: Pink
- Tap shoes: Black
- Jazz & Lyrical shoes: Tan
- Hip Hop: Black tennis shoes
Only nude colored undergarments as needed.
Act 1 – Low bun, no bangs unless told otherwise.
Act 2 – Low pony tail, no bangs unless told otherwise.
Do hair BEFORE dress rehearsal & shows. For short hair, pin away from face. Use bobby pins for hairpieces so they don’t fall on stage! You may want bobby pins, hairspray, and hairbrush for touch-ups. Watch video tutorial below featuring Dance Company Stylist, Emily Harris, from Body Works Salon & hair model, Stella.
Helps dancers not appear washed out under stage lights. Do BEFORE rehearsals & shows. Foundation, neutral eye shadow, liner, mascara, blush, & red lipstick. Ages 4 – 7 may wear blush & lipstick only if preferred.
- Rehearsals closed. One guardian only.
- Staff only onstage & backstage.
- NO running, playing in theatre.
- NO food, drinks in audience.
- NO eating, drinking, gum in costume.
- NO jewelry, nail polish.
- NO flash photos, videos.
- Cover-up costumes in audience.
- NO valuables
- LABEL all items with name.
- Helpful items: Ziploc bags for accessories, safety pins, & first aid items.
📖 Program Ads
Make your program a keepsake with a local business ad or good luck message! Design your own or submit info for existing templates. Click Store in Parent Portal to purchase. PDF, JPEG, PNG. Printed B/W. Email ad content to email@example.com. DEADLINE MARCH 1.
- 1/8 Page: Business card size: 3.5”w x 2.25“h, $25
- 1/4 Page: One image, short message: 3.5”w x 4.75”h, $50
- 1/2 Page: Up to 2 images & message: 7.5”w x 4.75”h, $75
- Full Page: Up to 4 images & message: 7.5”w x 10.00”h, $100
📸 Picture Day: Sat, May 6
Come to the studio in your fave costume, hair/make-up, & ready to pose for Ally D Photography!
Text: 434-660-2583 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule 5 min photo slot between 10 AM – 2 PM. *Schedule a longer slot for multiple costumes.
All high-res digital images up to two costumes: $25. Each additional costume: $10. Pay at session. Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo @aldawson1
🎭 Rehearsals at the Studio: May 1 – 9
No regular classes are held in May. Regular dance clothes. Dancers rehearse in time slots so we may space dances and finalize overall creative elements. Office is CLOSED while teachers are in rehearsals.
Click here for Studio Rehearsal Schedule once available.
🤸🏼♀️Stage Rehearsal: Wed, May 10
Regular dance clothes. No costumes. Bring shoes needed for each dance. One guardian allowed at rehearsal if desired. We will run dances in SHOW ORDER. If we run dances more than once, we will run them back-to back. Dancers watch stage rehearsal from the audience and report backstage a number in advance.
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM — Staff load-in
6:00 – 7:30 PM — Act 1 Stage Rehearsal (no costumes)
7:30 – 9:00 PM — Act 2 Stage Rehearsal for Advanced Level dances only (no costumes)
Click here for Show Order once available.
💃 Dress Rehearsal: Thurs, May 11
Come in 1st costume & hair/makeup done! Bring other items in small bag or suitcase. Suitcases are helpful because dancers can drop items in during quick changes and organize later! Due to busy dressing rooms, we recommend dancers handle changes on their own. Practice costume changes beforehand! One guardian allowed at rehearsal if desired. We will run dances in SHOW ORDER. If we run dances more than once, we will run them back-to back. Dancers may also watch dress rehearsal from the audience. We recommend they dress in their first costume and report backstage a number in advance. If you are in the Finale, we will run that several times throughout rehearsal so you don’t have to stay until the end.
3:00 PM — Staff only
4:30 PM — Act 1 Reports to Dressing Room
5:00 – 6:45 PM — Act 1 Dress Rehearsal
6:45- 7:15 PM — Dinner break if in both acts. Pack light dinner.
7:15 – 9:30 PM — Act 2 Dress Rehearsal
Pick-up in dressing room after their last dance.
👕 Dressing Rooms
Based on Ballet/Combo or use class level.
Combos – Cafeteria/classrooms. Enter main auditorium lobby, pass by theatre doors, go through another set of doors, & turn right.
Levels 1, 2, 3 – Backstage upstairs RIGHT. Enter doors near loading dock, go all the way upstairs, & room is on RIGHT.
Levels 4, 5, 6 – Backstage downstairs. Enter doors near loading dock, go up small stairs to enter backstage area, & room is in front of you.
Advanced Level – Backstage upstairs LEFT. Enter doors near loading dock, go all the way upstairs, & room is on LEFT.
Boys in multiple dances – Classroom. Enter main auditorium lobby, pass by theatre doors, go through another set of doors, & turn right.
Teachers – Faculty Dressing room. Enter doors near loading dock, go up small set of stairs to backstage area, & room is on the right.
Only in one dance? Come dressed & report to the backstage door at least 3 dances beforehand.
Come in 1st costume & hair/makeup done! Bring items in small bag or suitcase. Due to busy dressing rooms, we recommend staying seated once the show has begun and encourage dancers to handle changes on their own. Practice costume changes beforehand!
Friday, May 12
5:00 PM — Staff only
6:00 PM — Act 1 reports to dressing rooms
6:30 PM — Act 2 reports to dressing rooms. Or, if only in Act 2, you may watch the show until 3 dances before your first dance.
7:00 PM — Evening Show
Pick-up in dressing room after their dance.
Saturday, May 13
9:00 AM — Staff only
10:00 AM — Act 1 reports to dressing rooms
10:30 AM — Act 2 reports to dressing rooms. Or, if only in Act 2, you may watch the show until 3 dances before your first dance.
11:00 AM — Matinee Show
Pick-up in dressing room after their dance.