Recital Guide

May 16-17 at Savannah Arts Academy

SUMMER  year-summer

The Planning Starts…

brainstormIn the heat of the summer (and having barely recovered from last year’s recital) we get right to work on our next year’s show… and every show begins with a great theme. Everything else we do with the recital revolves around it. Our Theme this year is: We Grow Dancers! 

FALL year-fall


The Kids (and probably the Parent’s) favorite part of the Recital may just be the costumes. The glittery, shiny, magical, costumes! Well, who can blame them?

Measure Up

tapeFirst things first, we gotta get everybody measured. Since we’re measuring in October for a costume they’ll wear in May, we always allow for growing room.

  • Starts in October

WINTER year-winter

Let the Dancing Begin!

After we have gathered up and carefully edited every piece of music, our amazingly talented team of instructors get to work on creating this year’s recital dances.

Costume Pick-up

Once we let you know your costumes are ready, a parent needs to sign them out (along with a Recital Info Packet) during your regular class time. Take special care of the costumes until the Recital, and then they’re yours to keep and enjoy!

  • Costume Pick-Up Announcements start in March

SPRING  year-spring

Picture Day Fun

Lights! Camera! Action!

 Once the costumes are ready, we can take our Recital Pictures! Professional dance photographers EPS will be coming to our studio to take some amazing individual and group photos. We ask that all students participate in the group photos as these will be used in the Recital Program.
To get an appointment for individual pictures, complete & turn in an EPS order form (available at the front desk)
  • March 30th – April 4th
  • Group pictures are taken during regular class time
  • Individual photos are by appointment only
  • Bring all costumes and shoes


May 16-17, 2020

It’s Show Time!

To keep each show short and sweet we divide them up into the following fun-sized pieces:

  • Saturday @ 4pm – most 2nd-4th graders *
  • Saturday @ 6:30pm – most 5th-12th graders *
  • Sunday @ 1:30pm – some Preschool-1st Graders (< 60 mins) *
  • Sunday @ 4pm – more Preschool-1st Graders (< 60 mins) *

* Log on to your account to see your family’s show time & rehearsal times.

Before the Show

What to Bring

All costume pieces and accessories (put your name on them) All dance shoes (put your name on them, too)

Hair & Make-Up

If there are class-specific hair instructions, it will be on the costume list included with your costumes. Otherwise, hair should be neatly styled away from the face. Stage make-up is appropriate for any gender and age– it helps to define facial features that are washed out by the extremely bright stage lights.

Arriving at the Theatre

30 minutes prior to Showtime, one parent (the patient one) should bring their dancer to the designated drop-off area.  That parent will receive a bracelet at drop off.  Go enjoy the show and we will take it from here!

Safety Rules

To ensure every child’s safety, the following rules will be strictly enforced:

  • Side doors in the auditorium cannot be used to get backstage at any time.
  • Dancers cannot leave the backstage area or be checked out until AFTER the show has ended.
  • The same parent must drop off and pick up. Only ONE person per dancer.

During the Show

We’re sure you’ll be so entertained you wouldn’t want to move a muscle, but we do want to mention that movement through the auditorium is distracting for the dancers as well as other audience members. If you find it absolutely necessary to leave the auditorium, please do so between numbers only. Use of recording devices is permitted as long as you do not obstruct the view of other audience members (like, for instance, holding a giant iPad over your head.)

After the Show

Congratulations! You did it! Now to get your child: the 1 parent with the bracelet will remain in the auditorium and we will bring the students to you 1 group at a time. Please be patient as we make sure every child is safely picked-up. And don’t forget to stay in touch online, so we can make sure you know when your pictures and videos are ready! 


Your Online Account

Coming Soon to your online account:

  • Order Your Recital DVD
  • Your Show Time & Rehearsal Time
  • Costume Info with Photos 
  • Practice Music


ONLINE Sales will start 4/20/2020

  • You may purchase tickets in-person in the lobby of Savannah Arts Academy
  • If you purchased tickets online please bring a printed copy with you to the performance

Rehearsal Week

  • NO Regular Classes, only Rehearsals. Log on to your account for your personlized rehearsal schedule
  • These are NOT Dress rehearsals. Please wear your regular dancewear and shoes. 
  • All rehearsals are at Savannah Arts Academy
  • All parents and students should be seated in the auditorium by your rehearsal start time. A parent/guardian should wait in the auditorium until the rehearsal is done. 

Available At The Theatre

  • Recital T-Shirts
  • Tights
  • Last Minute Recital Gifts
  • Pickup your EPS Photos