Recital Tickets: if you need more than the tickets included in the recital fee, they can be purchased during class time (in advance) at $15 each starting in May, and at the auditorium (if they are not sold out) for $20.00 each. All ticket purchases & recital fees are to be made payable to Gainesville Dance Center.
Recital Rehearsal & Pictures: there will be a mandatory rehearsal at the auditorium prior to the performance. A rehearsal schedule will be handed out. Pictures are taken at the studio during the week leading up to the recital. A picture schedule will be handed out. You are under no obligation to purchase pictures but please have your child attend the group pose. More information and scheduling will be available to you closer to the date of the recital.
Special Note: if you decide not to participate in the recital, please notify the office prior to costume deposit due date November 1st! Children who do not participate in the recital, do not take session 5, which begins April 29th, 2019. All emphasis will be on our annual recital. If a child is not participating, we feel it is unfair when costumes arrive to single them out.
Costume fees: all students will be required to purchase a costume if they choose to participate in the recital. Average costumes will cost around $70.00. Ages 3&4, 4&5, and 5&6 combination classes will receive one costume which can be used for jazz, ballet, and tap. The costume will run about $70.00. All combo classes will perform one routine in one show. Pom classes will perform two routines (jazz and pom) and will require two costumes. A costume deposit of $55 per recital routine will be due on November, 1st, 2018. Costume alterations: parents/students are responsible for minor alterations to costumes: hemming, taking in, sewing straps, etc.
The recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress. A big part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. The experience helps build self-esteem, self-assurance, and contributes to a sense of confidence. The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the children develop retention skills, and by working with their classmates on group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result. Dedication to recital commitments is the responsibility of both students and their parents.