The recital is our year-end performance where our students get to perform choreographed dance routines for friends and family.
Our 2021 Recital will be held May 30th at ArtsQuest Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem, PA. This is an exciting and fun filled showcase when all the students of Expression of Dance have an opportunity to perform and share all they have learned throughout the season.
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 the dress rehearsal and each recital show. The dress rehearsal will be held in studio (Date TBD)
Dress Rehearsals (not valid for 2021 recital):
Dress Rehearsals are held the week before the Recital
Each Class is scheduled for a slot to rehearse their dance
Every student is to wear their FULL Costume, hair, make-up and shoes for Dress Rehearsal/Recital Shows
Dress Rehearsal Schedule with specific times for each class is available by early May.
Although May/June 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 for each class your child is in, is due no later than December 7.
2. The Costume Balance is due no later than March 15.
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.
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.