This long-honored and eagerly anticipated tradition is held each May! We aim to create a polished performance, instill the value of show & 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 creative goals. This requires regular attendance in class, dedicated practice, and participation at rehearsals.
🗓 2024 Show Dates at EC Glass HS
Creative Movement does not perform in the recital.
Since we have multiple sections of our combos, certain sections perform in one show vs the other.
Saturday, May 18 – 7:00 PM
Combo B (Tues), & all other classes.
Sunday, May 19 – 2:00 PM
All Combo A sections, Combo B (Wed), & all other classes.
Act 1: Theme TBA
Act 2: Theme TBA
Jump ahead to a section by clicking buttons below or scroll for info!
Some buttons may not have info yet until the recital grows closer.
💪 Volunteers Needed
The recital is quite a production and we need your help to make it happen! Click our Sign-up Genius for volunteer positions. Receive a FREE Digital Download for your time!
🎟 Tickets – Choose seats online
Online sales open April 7. Tickets will NOT be sold in person at the studio or venue. Online sales will remain open on show day. Show mobile or printed ticket at the door. Ages 11 & up: $15, Ages 3-10: $12. Ages 0-2 Lap child: No seat, ticket. If dancer plans to watch one of the shows, select seat & enter code FREEDANCE for one free ticket during checkout. Only eligible for performers. Excludes site fees. There is a limited amount of uses set for this code to accommodate all of our dancers.
👚 Recital Tee – Order by Apr 20
Short-sleeve tee features show themes on the back & studio logo on the front. $15. Purchase online with tickets by Apr 20. Handed out at the studio once they arrive.
💐 Flowers – Order by Apr 20
Save a trip to the florist and order a petite colorful bouquet for your dancer! $15. Purchase online with tickets by Apr 20. Pick-up in lobby before shows.
💻 Digital Download – Order by May 20
Preserve the night forever or share with out-of-town family! $25 for one show. $35 for both. Link emailed approx. 2 weeks after show.
To purchase merch only, click continue with checkout.
Fees go to venue rental, sound, lighting, equipment, tech crew, insurance, printing, licensing, & production.
To accommodate a rise in costume prices and to lessen the impact of our previous lump sum due around the holidays, recital costume fees have been spread out over the season and are NOW INCLUDED with tuition! Costumes fees are non-refundable.
Exception: Creative Movement is not in our recital and does not require a costume.
We measure in Nov, order in Dec, and send home in the spring once they arrive & are paid in full. You may need to do minor alterations: pin straps, cut pant length, etc. For complicated alterations, contact us for seamstress.
Wear correct shoes for uniformity. For a list of shoes per dance, see Show Order. Local provider: Carolina Connection.
🧦 Tights & Undergarments
Wear correct tights for uniformity. Nude undergarments if needed. Layer tights for quick changes. Purchase early to avoid delays! Combos, Ballet, & Pointe classes: Ballet pink footed tights. All other classes: Skin tone stirrup tights unless otherwise indicated. Caramel & Light Suntan are frequent choices. See all colors. Local provider: Carolina Connection.
No bangs. Act 1: Low bun. Act 2: Low pony. Video below featuring Body Works Stylist, Emily Harris & model, Stella. Do before dress rehearsal & shows. For short hair, pin away from face. Pin hairpieces so they don’t fall on stage! Bring bobby pins, hairspray, & hairbrush for touch-ups.
Do before dress rehearsal & shows so dancers don’t appear washed out under stage lights. Foundation, neutral eye shadow, liner, mascara, blush, & red lipstick. Ages 4-7: blush & lipstick only if preferred.
Rehearsals are closed. One guardian only. Only staff allowed onstage & backstage. No running in theatre. No food, drinks in audience. No eating, drinking, or gum in costume. No jewelry, nail polish. No flash photos, videos. Cover-up costumes in audience. No valuables. Label items with name. Helpful items: Ziplocs for accessories, safety pins, & first aid items.
📖 Program Ads – Due Mar 1
Avertise your local business or display a good luck message to your dancer in our show program! Design your own or submit info for existing templates. All ads printed in B/W. Email ad content in PDF, JPEG, or PNG format by MAR 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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 11
Ally D Photography. Text: 434-660-2583 or Email: email@example.com to schedule a 5 min photo slot between 9 AM – 2 PM. *Schedule longer slot for multiple costumes. Time may be extended as needed. All high-res digital images up to two costumes: $35. Each additional costume: $15. Pay at session. Cash, Check, PayPal, Venmo @aldawson1
🎭 Studio Rehearsals: May 6 – 16
At the studio. No regular classes. Regular dance clothes and shoes for dances. Dancers rehearse in time slots on different days & times than the regular year so we may space dances & finalize creative elements. Office is CLOSED while teachers are in rehearsals.
Click for time slots when available.
💃 Dress Rehearsal: Fri, May 17
Come in 1st costume, hair, & makeup! Bring items in bag or suitcase. Suitcases are helpful to drop items during quick changes and organize later! Due to busy dressing rooms, we recommend dancers change on their own. Practice changes beforehand! One guardian allowed at rehearsal if desired. This rehearsal allows us to space dances on stage, set lighting, practice quick changes, and other elements. We will run dances in show order. If we do dances more than once, we will do them back-to back. Dancers may watch from audience and leave after their last dance. Report backstage a number in advance. Teachers will take combos backstage from their seats.
EC Glass Address: 2111 Memorial Avenue Lynchburg, VA 24501
There is a huge parking lot that you may access via either Murrell Road or Langhorne Road. As you walk from the parking lot, the school will be on your right. Continue walking up the sidewalk and the main entrance to the auditorium lobby will be on your right.
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Staff load-in
5:30 PM If you are in multiple dances, Act 1 reports to Dressing Room
5:55 PM Sit with class in audience in costume
6:00 PM Act 1 Dress Rehearsal
7:30 – 10:00 PM Act 2 Dress Rehearsal. Pick-up in dressing room after their last dance.
Dancers in both acts may pack a light dinner to eat in the lobby when not dancing. Don’t eat in costume!
Click for Show Order when available.
👕 Dressing Rooms
Use ballet level or class name to determine.
|Combos||Senior lounge||Enter main lobby, go through white doors on left across from auditorium, & upstairs|
|Levels 1, 2, 3||Backstage upstairs right||Enter Door #25 next to loading dock. Walk all the way upstairs. Room on right.|
|Levels Int & Adv||Backstage downstairs||Enter Door #25 next to loading dock. Go up small set of stairs. Room in front of you.|
|Level 4||Backstage upstairs left||Enter Door #25 next to loading dock. Walk all the way upstairs. Room on left.|
|Teachers & Adult||Faculty Room||Enter Door # 25 next to loading dock, go up small stairs, room on right|
|Only in one dance||Report to backstage door||Report at least 3 dances before|
|Alumni in Finale||Wear black||Meet backstage last dance of Act 2|
Come in 1st costume, hair, & makeup! 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 changes beforehand!
Saturday, May 18
5:00 PM Staff only
6:00 PM Act 1 to dressing room. Combos come at 6:15.
6:30 PM Act 2 to dressing room. If only in 1 dance, may watch until 3 #s before.
7:00 PM Show. Parents pick-up dancer(s) in their dressing room after their dance. If they are in multiple dances, pick-up after their last dance.
Sunday, May 19
12:00 PM Staff only
1:00 PM Act 1 to dressing room. Combos come at 1:15.
1:30 PM Act 2 to dressing room. If only in 1 dance, may watch until 3 #s before.
2:00 PM Show. Parents pick-up dancer(s) in their dressing room after their dance. If they are in multiple dances, pick-up after their last dance.