Recital Guide

May 18-19 at the Lucas Theatre

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. And this year is a special one — it’s Gretchen Greene’s 50th Annual Dance Recital!

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 – A parent needs to come in and sign-out your costumes (along with a Recital Info Packet) during your regular class time. Accounts must be in good standing before you can check-out costumes.

  • Starts in March

SPRING  year-spring

Picture Day Fun

Lights! Camera! Action!

 Once the costumes are ready, we can take our Recital Pictures! These will be taken at our studio during regular dance class time.
We ask that all students participate in the group pictures, which will be taken during regular class time. You may also schedule an individual photo session if you would like.
Be sure to bring your dance costumes, appropriate shoes and tights, and a smile.  Hair should be styled neatly.
  • April 2nd-7th


Coming Soon: Music, Videos, Rehearsal Schedules and more

May 18-19, 2018

It’s Show Time!


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 stage door located in the alley behind the theatre.  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 DVDs are ready!