Recitals are optional; however, they are a major focus in dance class and a culmination of your dancer’s progress over the year. Most students participate in this annual performance. This is your dancer’s time to shine and be a star. Preparing for the dance recital is an exciting time of year. Teachers will choose costumes and songs in December, to be revealed in January (upon return from Winter Break). Students will work from January through May to master the steps for each of their dances so attendance is extremely important at this time of year. Dancers must be in attendance three of the last four classes of the year in order to participate in recital. Costumes are distributed on the last day of class.
In June, students will be required to participate in mandatory dress rehearsal at the recital venue during the week before the actual recital. Students will need to arrive in their first costume with stage makeup already applied and hair in place. At the dress rehearsal, all students will pose for a class portrait. Each dancer will also have the opportunity to pose for individual portraits at that time. A separate cost will be incurred for portrait packages. More information will be available in the weeks prior to recital.
On recital day, students will also be expected to arrive in their first costume with stage makeup already applied and hair in place. Students will be given a curtain call time approximately 30 minutes before the show and need to arrive promptly. All dancers will be required to stay for the entire show and will be released after the final bow.
It is tradition for many parents to purchase flowers to give their dancer after the show. These will be available through the studio in an effort to simplify your day. You can pre-order the flowers and pick them up after dropping your dancer off backstage – a perfect way to keep the element of surprise.