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2024 Recital Prep Letter

Dance recital day will be here before we know it! This letter provides all the information needed to ensure a successful performance day for your dancer. Please read this letter carefully and keep it for future use. 

 

  • Recital Fees (will be added to your account in the parent portal - due May 1, 2024)

    • $80 for 1 dancer

    • $95 for 2 dancers per family

    • $125 for 3 dancers per family

    • $150 for 4 or more dancers per family (immediate family only, please)

 

  • Tickets

    • Tickets will be sold online - link to be shared closer to recital day

    • All seats are reserved and you’ll be able to choose where you’ll sit when you purchase tickets

 

  • Recital Date, Time, Location

    • Saturday, June 22, 2024

    • Two show times: 11:30am and 2:30pm (show lineups will be made available closer to recital day)

      • Doors will open a half hour before show time

    • OFC Creations Theater Center, 3450 Winton Place

    • Performance lineups are being developed now and will be shared soon

    • Shows will be professionally photographed, and the photographer will be moving around the theater during the performance. 

    • There will be flowers, teddy bears, and other recital gifts for sale before and after the show in the lobby, to help make your dancer's experience extra special!

    • Stay tuned for our recital t-shirt design!

 

  • Mandatory Dress Rehearsal 

    • Thursday, June 20, 2024 

    • 5:30 pm

    • OFC Creations Theater Center, 3450 Winton Place

    • For students who did not perform in the May 4th benefit show 

    • We will do our best to move through rehearsal quickly and efficiently starting with our youngest dancers. 

    • Please be on time and ready to dance at 5:30

    • This is a dress rehearsal so dancers should wear their full costumes, makeup, and have hair up in a neat bun or similar style, pulled away from their face. See makeup guidelines below.

  • On Recital Day

    • Please arrive at the theater no later than 30 minutes before show time to allow your dancer time to acclimate and get ready to shine on stage!

      • The dressing room is accessed from inside the auditorium so if you are late, you’ll have to wait outside the theater doors in order to enter in between dances, so please don’t be late. 

    • To ensure dancers' safety, and move smoothly through each show, all dancers will stay backstage for the entire show. 

      • For our youngest dancers, we will have supervision backstage in the dressing room and snacks and activities to keep them occupied while they are not dancing.

    • We will have a final bow at the end of each show. Please plan to stay till the end of the show to give your dancer one more moment in the spotlight!

      • If you need to leave early, please plan to leave in between dances.

  • Make-up and hair (for a uniform, professional appearance onstage):

    • Makeup is recommended to enhance facial features under the stage lights, otherwise faces may look washed out in video and pictures. Please note: our venue is not very large, so makeup does not have to be very heavy.

      • For female dancers (optional for dancers ages 3-5)

        • Foundation is optional

        • Eye shadow (brown, not too heavy)

        • Blush

        • Lipstick

        • Eye Liner

        • Mascara

      • For male dancers (optional for dancers ages 3-5)

        • a light amount of eye liner and light blush

    • Hairstyles

      • Female dancers should have their hair in a neat bun pulled back away from their face and secured with plenty of bobby pins and a hair net. If the hair is too short  for a bun, then hair should be pulled back and neatly secured away from the face with bobby pins or a headband that matches the child’s hair color. Bangs may be worn if they are neat and do not hang in the eyes.

      • Male dancers must comb the hair neatly away from the face and use hairspray to keep the style in place and out of the eyes.

 

  • Headpieces, jewelry, etc

    • Wear headpieces on the LEFT side of the head (unless it is a scrunchie, elastic, hat or headband

    • No jewelry may be worn on stage unless it is provided as part of the costume

    • No colored nail polish on fingers or toes

    • Older girls should wear a flesh colored camisole leotard with adjustable clear straps under costumes, unless the costume is a leotard, and please conceal all bra/camisole straps.

    • For younger girls’ costumes with leotards, tutus, and skirts - Please pull up underwear, so that it doesn’t show onstage. 

 

If there are any questions concerning these rules or any other recital related matters, please contact me at 585-953-1289, or email at visionsdancestudio@outlook.com. Let’s all have a great show!!

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