celebrating 25 years
26th Annual Recital ART OF DANCE RECITAL 2020:
We are so excited for our upcoming shows! Below you will find some important information regarding recital. Please read all the way through, as there is a lot of information and helpful tips to help make recital a great experience for you and your dancer.
at Ponte Vedra High School- Please see Recital Show Schedule 2020 tab for rehearsal schedule. The recital schedule is distributed in your recital packet. We will also post the schedule in the lobby of each studio.
You will receive your ticket forms with the recital packet. Please turn those in as soon as possible. This form must be turned back in to your dance teacher in order for you to receive your complimentary tickets to the show (2 free tickets per dancer), as well as purchase additional tickets to the show. There are a limited number of tickets that are sold for each show. Please turn your ticket forms in ASAP to make sure you receive the number of tickets that you want. Shows typically sell out. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Account balances must be paid in full to receive tickets. We will pass out tickets the week of the show.
Costumes will be passed out towards the end of April. Please do not let your child wear the costume until dress rehearsal and recital (other than picture day- TBD). Please see attached list for specific tights and shoes that each class will need. Female dancers- please no undergarments underneath tights. Accounts must be up to date to receive costumes.
Hair- Female dancers should have hair pulled back in a bun. Please make sure all hair is secured, including bangs. If a dancer has bangs, it will cause a shadow on their face under stage lights when performing. Use hair spray and gel to secure hair back. Glitter spray is always fun for our younger dancers. Not every costume comes with a headpiece. If there is a headpiece, please place to the left side of the bun, unless otherwise stated by choreographer/teacher.
Make-up- Please use stage make-up. This includes, blush, eyes shadow (smoky eye look), mascara and red lipstick. Older girls can wear eye-liner and false eyelashes if they would like. Stage make-up helps a dancer not look “washed-out” under stage lights. For our younger dancers we highly recommend stage make-up, but if there is an issue with skin sensitivity, it is your call as a parent.
Susan Michel will be taking pictures this year. She will be coming to the studio to do so. An email will be sent out with dates and times for each dancer to have an opportunity to get their pictures taken.
Saturday, June 13th- Ponte Vedra High School
Please note “Call Time” and have your dancer in changing area by this time. Please arrive with your dancer with hair and make-up already done. Change them into their first costume and they will sit with their class backstage until their dance. At this time you are welcome to go out front and watch your child dance. After their dance, head back to the changing area to change them into their next costume if they have another dance in the show. Dancers are not allowed in the audience with their costume. Due to shows being sold out, unless they have purchased a ticket, they will not be allowed in the audience.
IMPORTANT: This year we have 4 shows. There is a minimal amount of time between each show. It is extremely important that we start on time and at the end of the show we will need to clear the auditorium out, clean it, and set up for the next show. Please help us and exit the auditorium immediately after the show. Greet your dancer at the side door and take pictures outside. Everyone must exit the auditorium. EVERYONE! There are no saving seats between shows. Please inform your friends and loved ones of this rule. If anyone tries to stay seated in between shows, we will kindly have to ask them to exit the building. It is easier if they know prior. Typically, the line for the next show will already be forming before the prior show is complete. We have created a buffer in between shows in order to avoid this, but lines still tend to form early.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be more than happy to walk through everything with you. Time is limited to the teachers during class time and it doesn’t leave a lot of room to answer questions.
We are looking forward to four fabulous shows!
We are offering the following summer programs at our South Campus location; Preschool program (ages 3-4) and our “Princess Camp”(4-8) and “Descendants” dance camp (ages 5-11). Please see our website www.artofdancejax.com for additional information.
Just a friendly reminder that a full month of June tuition will be assessed. Weekly dance classes will be in session through Thursday, June 13th for South Campus (CR 210 location) and Wednesday, June 12th for North Campus (Mandarin location). We will have a dress rehearsal on Friday, June 14th at Ponte Vedra High School. Please see policy regarding dance classes/sessions as it pertains to tuition (it is located on our website as well);
“Our dance season runs from the months of August through June. The calendar in each month will vary depending upon which day you have your class. Some months you may have 2 or 3 classes (months with holiday breaks/spring break/recital month, etc.). Other months you may have 5 classes. Over the span of our season everyone will have approximately 43-44 classes over the eleven months.”
Please remember that all accounts must be paid in full to receive recital costumes or tickets. We will pass these out the week of recital and dress rehearsal.
Early Registration and Prepay Discounts are going on now!!!