Spring Recital 2020
May 29 & 30 Dress Rehearsal: Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School, Times TBA
May 30 Recital: 6:00 pm; Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School
May 31 Recital Time TBA; Peakes Auditorium, Bangor High School
Performance is an important aspect of the dance education and we encourage participation in our spring recital. Many ongoing classes have an optional spring recital performance; please check the “classes” page for specific recital option availability. We also offer many technique-only options and we have students that take classes solely for class experience, so we do not require recital participation. Therefore we do not automatically bill for a costume deposit or recital fee. Please read on for further information on participation in our spring recital!
Performances are held at Bangor High School (Peakes Auditorium). This year’s performances will be on Saturday, May 30th and Sunday, May 31st, times TBA. Most classes dance in only one of the shows although some will perform in both shows. Each class’s recital performance day will be posted late winter/early spring.
Costume Deposit: If you/your child would like to participate in our spring recital a $50 costume deposit (per costume) must be paid by January 6th. We do not automatically bill for a costume deposit but we will send out an email reminder in the fall. If we do not receive a costume deposit by January 6th we assume the dancer will not be participating in the recital and will not order a costume for the student. Costumes, including tights and taxes generally run between $60 and $75 each. Any costume balance remaining (which is typically emailed out in the beginning of January) will be due on February 15th along with the $30 recital participation fee. Each recital performance class in which a student is enrolled will generally have a separate costume. We will take measurements for costumes at registration and costume orders are placed the first week in January. Costumes are made to order and cannot be exchanged or returned; refunds cannot be given. Generally it is not possible to secure a costume for students whose costume deposit is not made by January 6th. Costumes typically arrive in April but some may come in earlier or later. Costumes are not sent home until your account is paid in full.
Account Balances: Account balances must be paid by May 7, 2020 in order for dancers to participate in the spring recital.
Recital tickets: If your account is paid in full, and you pay the recital participation fee, you will receive one complimentary general admission ticket good for either show or a $10 credit toward a reserved section ticket when tickets go on sale in the spring. Your complimentary ticket must be picked up by May 28h at the studio; complimentary tickets will not be available at dress rehearsal or the performances. Additional general admission tickets can be purchased for $13.00 at the studio (or for $15 at Peakes Auditorium during dress rehearsals and the day of the show). Reserved section tickets are $20. Any student appearing in only one show may attend the other performance at no charge; this ticket must be picked up at the studio by May 28th and can only be used by that dancer. Tickets typically go on sale at the beginning of May. Tickets may be purchased by cash, check or credit card through May 28th at the studio. Cash only will be accepted for tickets purchased at the venue May 29th through May 31st.
Backstage & Chaperones: All classes with younger students will have backstage chaperones. Chaperones are typically parents of students within the class or teen and adult students. Students and parents will meet the chaperones either at class approaching the recital and/or dress rehearsal. Parents other than designated chaperones are not allowed backstage due to space constraints. For the safety of our dancers, all dancers are required to stay backstage throughout the performance. No one is allowed to come out into the audience. On recital day please drop your child off at the stage door in costume and make-up. He or she will be met and checked in before moving to his/her class and chaperone. You will pick your child up at the front of the stage after the show. If you have any questions regarding how our backstage operations run please do not hesitate to call me at the studio.
Graduating Seniors: Please notify us of any graduating seniors so that they may be recognized after their last performance.
Filming the show: We do not allow cameras or video recording during the show; this includes the use of cell phones. Both shows will be professionally recorded and you may order copies. Please see Recital DVDS below.
Dress Rehearsal and Day of Show information
Dress rehearsals are held at Peakes on Friday, May 29th and Saturday, May 30th. Dress rehearsal schedules will be posted in the spring.
Please bring your child to the stage door in costume and make-up. A chaperone or assistant will take your child to the dressing room and you are asked to go around to the main lobby entrance. Box office opens one hour prior to show time and doors open one half hour before show time. Please note that we have a reputation for starting our shows on time.
Pre-school students should arrive 30 minutes before curtain, dressed and in make-up. Students in only one routine should arrive 45 minutes before curtain. With the exception of Thomasettes and Pre-Thomasettes, all students in more than one routine should arrive 1 hour before curtain unless directed otherwise. Thomasettes and Pre-Thomasettes typically have an onstage call time of two hours prior to curtain for each show.
MAKE-UP: Younger dancers should wear lipstick and rouge plus light eye make-up if parents wish. In general younger girls should wear hair pulled off the face and held together with neutral color elastic unless you have received other instruction from your teacher. Older students should wear full stage make-up. An information sheet on full stage make-up will be available at the studio and on the “Performances” page of our website as recital time nears.
FINAL BOWS – All dancers will come on stage for final bows at the end of the show. After the show younger dancers should be picked up on the stage at the front of the auditorium. Directions are given by Cassie Pillsbury at the conclusion of the show for this process.
Recital Photography: Recital photographs are taken during class time the week of April 11-17, 2020 . We have found this to be the least disruptive way to schedule dance pictures for our families; it also allows our teachers to pose their students appropriately for portraits. Most regular classes do not have class time during this week, and generally if they do it is foreshortened. Dancers wishing to make up this class time may do so in an alternate class if they choose; please see our make-up class policy. A schedule of which classes will have pictures, including date and time, will be posted in the spring along with a schedule of which classes will have regular class during “picture week.” Purchase of recital portraits is optional; we ask that all recital participants come for recital portraits even if you do not plan on purchasing packages as we like to have all participants in our group photos.
Recital DVDs: We do not allow cameras or video recording during the recitals; this includes the use of cell phones. Both shows will be professionally recorded and you may order copies. Order forms will be available at the studio in the spring and on the “Performances” page of our website in May .
Flower Service: For your convenience we offer a flower service with a local florist. You can order flowers for your dancer here at the studio in May and pick them up in the lobby of Peakes Auditorium at the show. Order forms will be available at the studio and on the “Performances” page of our website in May.