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 the dress rehearsal and each recital show. The dress rehearsal will be held TBD.
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 by December 7, 2021.
2. The Costume Balance is due no later than March 8, 2022.
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.
WHEN DO I NEED TO BE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IN MY DRESSING ROOM FOR THE RECITAL SHOWS? 30 minutes prior to your number. Be in full costume, hair, make up, proper tights and shoes, ready to go!
DO I NEED TO STAY THE WHOLE TIME? Once you are done performing you may leave, but if you want to stay and watch the other numbers, you will need a ticket.
DOES MY CHILD NEED A TICKET TO WATCH BEFORE OR AFTER HER PERFORMANCE? YES, YOUR CHILD RECEIVES 1 FREE TICKET FOR 1 SHOW OF YOUR CHOICE (FILLED OUT ON YOUR ORDER FORM). IF YOUR CHILD WOULD LIKE TO WATCH AN ADDITIONAL RECITAL SHOW, SHE/HE WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET.
WHERE CAN I WEAR MY COSTUME? NO COSTUMES IN THE AUDITORIUM AND NO HEADPIECES SHOWING IN THE AUDITORIUM. COSTUMES MUST BE COMPLETELY COVERED AND HAIR PIECES MUST BE REMOVED.
HOW MANY SHOWS DOES MY CHILD PERFORM IN? YOUR CHILD IS IN ALL RECITAL SHOWS, IF YOU DON’T HAVE A TICKET FOR ONE OF THE SHOWS, YOU CAN WAIT IN THE LOBBY OR FOR THE MOMS/FEMALE GUARDIAN, YOU CAN WAIT IN THE DRESSING ROOM.
**VERY IMPORTANT – THE AUDITORIUM DOORS WILL ONLY OPEN APPROXIMATELY EVERY 8 NUMBERS. USHERS WILL NOT OPEN THE DOORS IN BETWEEN, SO PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE LINE UP AS TO WHEN YOU CAN COME AND GO INTO THE AUDITORIUM.
Directions to Nazareth High School: (from Expression of Dance) 1. Follow Municipal Drive to end of the road 2. Make a LEFT onto Gremar Road and take to stop sign 3. Turn RIGHT onto 946/Daniels Road and take to stop sign 4. Make a sharp LEFT onto PA-191 North and follow into Nazareth 5. Turn RIGHT onto PA-191/PA-248/Easton Rd 6. Make your 2nd LEFT onto S Broad Street/PA-191 7. Turn right onto E Center Street/PA-191 (Gas station will be on your right) 8. Continue on E Center Street to the High School which will be on your left. 9. Front parking lot is small. Continue around the high school building for the parking lot. 10. Enter the building through the auditorium entrance.
Destination Address: 501 E Center St Nazareth, PA 18064