2024 Recital Dates:
Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 14th 4:30-8:30 PM
Recital: Saturday, June 15th 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
When is your recital? Our spring recital is hosted every year on either the 2nd or 3rd weekend of June, depending on how the calendar falls.
What is a recital? Our annual recital is a showcase of different dance styles across all ages! All students that wish to participate in recital will be in at least one routine. The amount of routines your child is in is based on their age and the number of classes they take. Our performers range in age from 2 to 76!! You will see toddlers, school age children, teachers and new adults onstage showcasing what they have worked all year to achieve!
How long is your recital? It’s not a short show! Altogether, there’s usually around 3 1/2 hours of dancing being showcased in one day. However, all of our younger students appear in the 2nd Act after intermission, so most of our younger and recreational dancers can view the 2nd Act as an entire recital which is under 2 hours!
Do I have to sit still for 3 1/2 hours? No! We don’t expect anybody to be able to sit still for 3 1/2 hours with only one intermission. You are free to leave your seat as desired, but please wait until in between dances to do so! Walking through the seats during a dance blocks the view of other attendees who are watching their students perform so please wait until a dance is over before leaving or returning to your seat. Memorial Auditorium has a large lobby that you can hang out in or you can go sit on the steps out front if it’s a nice day. We want everybody to be as comfortable as possible.
How much are tickets? The show is free for attendees! Our goal is to have as many supporters in the audience as possible so our dancers can see how loved they are! Selling tickets can be a hinderance to filling seats (especially in this economy!) so we want to make it as accessible as possible.
If you don’t sell tickets, how do you put on a quality show? Each dancer’s family pays a one-time recital fee that covers the cost of the auditorium rental, the auditorium’s crew members, security, program printing, light rental, etc. It is not a cheap endeavor to host recital, but we also appreciate that it is not a cheap endeavor for families either so we work very hard to give you the best quality show we can! We have recently invested in our own lights so we can have uplighting onstage and we continue to work to find the best tap mics we can. We take a lot of pride in our dancers, our choreographers and the talent being showcased onstage so we do not take this lightly! Your money is being spent on making this the best show we can.