The recital is our year-end performance where our students get to perform choreographed dance routines for friends and family.
In order to participate in the recital, we ask all students to attend class weekly, wear the appropriate costume (including hair, make-up, tights and the required dance/acro shoes) and purchase a required amount of recital tickets.
If your child does not wish to perform in the recital, a written statement must be handed into the office by the end of November, otherwise a costume will be ordered for your child.
All students must attend their scheduled dress rehearsal at the studio and the recital show.
RECITAL 27 ~ SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022 AT ARTSQUEST STEELSTACKS ~ MUSIKFEST CAFÈ
ArtsQuest Musikfest Cafè 3rd Floor
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Dress Rehearsals will be held at the studio in full costume, hair & make up.
Each Class is scheduled for a slot to rehearse their recital routine.
Every student participating in the recital is to attend their scheduled Dress Rehearsal.
Dress Rehearsal will be held in May at the studio.
Although May may seem a long way off, for dance teachers and costume companies it comes all too soon. Costume companies have a deadline on all orders to assure a timely delivery AND costumes are all made to order only. Therefore, costumes for our performance MUST be ordered in December to ensure a timely delivery. All dancers will be measured for their costumes in class in November.
We will be choosing costumes from the most reputable companies with the best merchandise, customer service and on time delivery. In addition, our staff will select costumes that are age appropriate for all dancers in each class, and fit with our choreography. Although we do add several inches to allow for growth, every costume company has a different set of sizing guidelines, so your child may, for example, measure in a medium child size costume for one company but a large child size for another. Any alterations that need to be done to the costume will be at your expense. All costumes must be altered to the description given by the teacher, this is done at your expense. A studio seamstress is available for alterations.
All costumes and accessories will be distributed well in advance of our dress rehearsals with complete information regarding the performance.
Choreography for the annual recital begins in January! It is important that all students attend their classes on a regular basis unless they are ill. By being a participant in our performance, we ask that you do not miss any classes during April and May.
1. A Costume Deposit of $55 is due for each class your child is in by December 7, 2021. Your credit card on file will be charged on 12/7, unless payment is received on your account prior.
2. There will be a Costume Balance on each costume and this is due no later than March 8, 2022. You will receive an emailed invoice with your balance due in January.
3. Costume payments are non-refundable, even in the event that your child chooses not to participate in our performance after costume orders have been placed.
4. There will be an additional fee if a costume needs to be exchanged for a different size.
Recital Costumes range between $70-$100 a piece. After the deposit is made and the costumes are ordered, an invoice will be emailed to you with the balance that is due (balance range between $15-$45). Please note that costumes companies DO NOT DO RETURNS, ONLY EXCHANGES IN SIZE. Therefore, once a costume is ordered, you are liable for the total cost (this includes if a student were to drop/leave a class).
Please note: Costume payments are non-refundable, even in the event that your child chooses not to participate in our performance after costume orders have been placed.
There will be a $60.00 recital fee per family/account to hold our recital. The fee will help pay for the cost of the venue, recital program, recital decorations, professional technicians, lighting, the staff, Covid cleaning, masks for the students (if needed), and any additional things required for the show. This fee will include 2 recital tickets to the Part(s) of the show your child is in.
The total number of persons allowed in the MusikFest Café will depend upon PA state guidelines at the time of the recital and is subject to change. We anticipate each family will be able to purchase a few additional tickets, depending on the indoor seating capacity. Ticket information will be announced in the Spring.
Please call or email the studio if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in making this another successful season and exciting Recital Performance.