*POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE *
At the end of each year, we are so pleased to host a recital in which all of our students get the chance experience the thrill of stepping on stage, and showcasing what they've learned throughout the season. We feel that performing is an integral part of any dance education.
Although we have had to postpone our recital until further notice, we are watching COVID-19 closely and hope to hold some sort of performance for our students before beginning next season. It remains to be seen as to whether or not that will be possible, but we are certainly exploring creative options and have not given up hope. We appreciate all of your support and will continue to be there for you through this difficult time.
11 AM SHOW LINEUP
4 PM SHOW LINEUP
DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Recital dates/times: Saturday, May 9th, 2020 at 11:00AM and 4:00PM.
Students are in one or two shows. Some classes are assigned to more than one show to accommodate family members and students that take multiple classes. We make the schedule so that most families can buy tickets to one show where all family members can be seen. This often results in your class being in multiple shows.
Dress Rehearsals will be scheduled on Friday, May 8th and/or Saturday, May 9th (before the show) at Windham High School Performing Arts Center. You will be assigned a day and time.
Recital Ticket Charges:
All audience members must purchase a ticket. Dancers wishing to see any part of the performance from the audience must also have a ticket and be fully changed into street clothing. Reserved recital tickets are available online through our software and at the studio during regular class hours. Ticket prices are $16 plus processing fees online, $16 without fees at the front desk, cash or check. Students and their families are invited to watch dress rehearsals free of charge.
Recital Pictures & Video:
A professional photographer will take class pictures April 27th-29th at Maine Dance Center's studios (Saturday classes are usually scheduled to come on Wednesday afternoon/evening - April 29th, 2020). Individual poses are also taken at the request of each student(s). The fee for these picture orders is set by the photographer and paid directly to him. Students are not required to purchase pictures, but they should still plan on being in the class photo. Recital dances will be rehearsed in costume in Maine Dance Center's studios that week as well.
A videographer takes videos of recital and makes DVD's available for purchase. Parents may video and photograph recital dress rehearsals. Due to its distracting nature, parents may not video or photograph recital performances.
Spring Recital FAQ's:
Q: Why is my dancer in more than one show?
A: Some classes are assigned to more than one show to accommodate family members and students that take multiple classes. We make the schedule so that most families can buy tickets to one show where all family members can be seen. This often results in your class being in multiple shows.
Q: When will I know the Spring Recital schedule (picture day, dress rehearsals and shows)?
A: The picture day schedule has been emailed out and posted in the studio. Dress rehearsal schedule and show-lineups are currently posted at the studio for review and will also be uploaded here and emailed.
Q: Can my dancer watch part of the show that they are performing in?
A: Yes. Students should be in street clothes and must have a ticket. All audience members need to purchase a ticket.
Q: If my dancer is watching part of the performance, how early do they need to go backstage to get ready for their dance routine?
A: Dancers should go backstage 10 dance routines or 30 minutes before they perform (each dance routine is approximately 3 minutes long). Intermission is 15 minutes.
Q: Can I take pictures or videos of the performances?
A: No. Parents may video and photograph recital dress rehearsals. Due to its distracting nature, parents may not video or photograph recital performances.