recital information

The students of Step 2 This Dance end their dance season by performing a routine at a theatre on stage. We offer our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present the results of hard work, dedication and progress to their families and friends. It is a great opportunity for the student to enhance their performance skills.

All students are invited to perform at the Recital, which takes place in June. This is not mandatory; however we encourage students to participate. The performance is the icing on the cake!

Dates and information on our 2019 recital will be posted here soon!

Please review the detailed information below:

Step 2 This Dance Studio
TICKET INFORMATION  
Pre-Sale Recital Tickets will need to be purchased by family and friends. The cost will be $17.00 per ticket. We do not have assigned seating, so tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis. You can purchase recital tickets at the studio. Children ages 2 years and older will need to have a ticket. Ticket pricing and sale date will be posted here.
RECITAL PACKET
An informational Recital Packet will be emailed to all families who have a child performing in the show. If you feel we may not have your correct email address, please contact Amber by email. If Step 2 This does not have an email on file, someone will contact you.
 
At a later date you will receive the Showcase Line-up via email. At that time please check it carefully for errors. If we have left anyone out by mistake, or if your child's name is spelled incorrectly, please bring this to our attention as soon as possible. We want to correct any mistakes before we send our program to print.
DRESS REHEARSAL OVERVIEW
A rehearsal is very important for the children. Some children work well without one, but for the most part, if the children know what to expect ahead of time, they are more comfortable when it comes time for the real thing. We can also work out all the bugs that may arise at the rehearsal so we can have a smooth running show!

Dancers must wear their costume(s) to rehearsal but no tights. please make sure dancers hair is up and out of face. Your child's teacher will discuss Hair and Make-up (if any) for the show, pryor to show.

We will rehearse all routines in order of the show line up, excluding the Competition Routines. (Line up will be sent through e-mail at a later date).

When you arrive at the school, please bring your child to the dressing room area. There will be arrows pointing the way! There will be someone there at the door to check your dancer in. Family members may return to the Theatre and after your dancer has performed his or her last routine, you may pick them up at the dressing room check in and out table. This will be located at the top of the dressing room stairs.
RECITAL OVERVIEW
The Showcase is designed so that most of the children in 2 routines will have one dance in the 1st half of the show, and one in the second half after Intermission. For those of you with a dancer in more than 2 routines, or 2 routines before/after Intermission you will most likely be getting up during the show and assisting your dancer with costume changes. We realize this may be an inconvenience for some, but it has been our experience that most children under the age of 10 feel better with Mom changing them!

After your dancer has performed, he or she will go back to the check in area and you can pick them up. We welcome you to return to the audience with your dancer to enjoy the rest of the show, however if you have a toddler, we totally understand if you cannot stay.

On the day of the Showcase the backstage and dressing room area might be a little overwhelming and crazy sometimes. With over 250 children in one location for the first 90 minutes, it does takes a VILLIAGE coming together and making it work!
IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER
 
1. Always put your child's name on the inside of their costume, accessories and shoes.
 
2. If your child is in multiple routines, it is best to have the other costumes and accessories in a garment bag or dance bag. This bag should also have their name on it along with the class day and time.
 
3. Gloves, socks, jewelry and other accessories should be put into a Ziplock bag with child's name on it and stored inside the garment or dance bag.
 
4. There is no food or drink allowed in the theatre.
 
5. No video cameras are allowed at the Showcase! We have a professional Video Company filming the shows for your convenience. Order forms will be at the studio before the Showcase and in the lobby at the event.
 
6. Absolutely no flash photography!
 
7. If you need to enter or exit the Theatre please do so in-between performances as a courtesy to others. The door opening and closing is a distraction to the dancers on stage and a person getting up and down during the performance is very distracting to the audience. REMEMBER- they could be watching their child on stage and won't be able to see them. Also, the vido could have a head or two popping up and it is distracting to the Videographer.
 
8. If your baby is unhappy and crying, we ask that you please step outside for a few minutes to quiet him/her down.
 
9. If you want to take pictures, please do so without a flash. Dancers can become distracted with the flash going off; especially the little ones.
 
10. Before you enter the Theatre, please turn off your cell phones or put them on vibrate.
 
11. Always have your dancer eat light before recital. The heavier the meal the more sleepy he or she will be!
COSTUMES  
Costumes will need to be purchased for the yearly recital. Parents are responsible for the cost. If a dancer has a combination class, only one routine will be performed and only one costume will be needed. 
 

The costume price is typically $75 per costume. We will collect the money in January after we take all dancers measurements. We will order them in February for the June Recital. We will receive them sometime in May. If there is a balance owed on your account, costumes will be kept at studio until balance is cleared. The costume fee is non-refundable, however, if you have purchased a costume and cannot be in the recital the costume is yours to keep. 
 

Please be aware that you may have to make alterations to your dancer’s costume. We order most costumes from Dance Costume Companies and the costumes may not be exact measurements.
 

Tights will need to be purchased for the yearly recital. Parents are responsible for the cost. The cost is $11.00 for Child, $14 for Adult. We will be collecting fees in March.

Please ask your instructor about hairstyle and make-up requirements (if any).
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Every year before Recital, a professional photographer will come to the studio and take pictures of each group in full costume. You are not obligated to purchase any of the pictures, however, it is necessary that each student be present on the scheduled day that the pictures are taken.
 
Information about the Photo Session will be sent via e-mail with the Showcase Packet.