Gotta Dance Company is proud to present our 12th annual dance recital on Friday, June 22nd and Saturday, June 23rd at Liberty High School.
The information on this page is everything you need to know about your dancer’s big day!
Order forms for memorabilia such as program ads, t-shirts, trophies, and much more will only be available ONLINE this year, please scroll down for online order forms.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us or stop by the studio.
2018 Recital - Important Dates
June 4th - Summer Camps, Summer Classes, & Summer Intensives Begin - click HERE for more info
June 4th - Online Recital Tickets Sales Begin
June 8th - Recital packages, Trophies, T-shirts, Program Ads, and Roses Orders DUE
June 18th - 23rd - NO REGULAR CLASSES
June 18th - Recital Picture Day
June 19th - 20th - Studio Rehearsal
June 21st - MANDATORY Tech Rehearsal @ Liberty High School
June 22nd - Recital @ Liberty High School - evening show
June 23rd - Recital @ Liberty High School - matinee and evening shows
July 27th - 2018-2019 Competition Team Auditions
2018 Recital Information
Recital will be held at Liberty High School, 9621 W. Speckled Gecko Dr., Peoria, AZ 85383. Show times are Friday, June 22nd at 7:00pm and Saturday, June 23rd at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. ALL DANCERS must arrive ONE HOUR PRIOR to the show time.
Recital tickets go on sale Monday, June 4th. Seating is reserved and a seating chart will be available to view when purchasing your tickets. Pre-sale ticket prices are $12 each, $15 at the door, if available. Programs will be available at the door, free of charge.
Video Taping is NOT permitted during recital. For the safety of our dancers, NO flash photography will be permitted. Anyone seen videotaping or using flash photography will be asked to leave.
Jackalope productions will be providing professional videos of the recital. Videos can be pre-ordered at their table in the lobby during all three shows.
Makeup is necessary to avoid a washed-out look under the bright stage lights. Please use the following directions as a guide.
Use RED or PINK All-Day Lip Color Lipstick (see costume book for more info)
Use Base and Powder to match skin tone
Eye Shadow (Neutral Shades) - use base color over lid, then darker in the crease
Eyeliner (Black) - use on upper and lower eyelid. Should extend past outer corner of lid and lines should NOT connect together.
Earth tone blush
For safety purposes, ABSOLUTELY NO JEWELRY is permitted (includes earrings, bracelets, watches, rings, necklaces, etc.)
Tech rehearsal is at Liberty High School on Thursday, June 21st. The tech rehearsal is MANDATORY.
Please arrive 30 minutes PRIOR to your scheduled time. This is very important as each dance will practice lining up, entering and exiting the stage. This is a time for the dancers to work on formations, spacing, and last minute clean-up of dances.
ALL DANCERS should wear BLACK LEGGINGS OR BOOTIES AND A BLACK SPORTS BRA OR CAMI. Parents are welcome to take photographs or videotape during the tech rehearsal.
Gotta Dance will have concessions available for your convenience during tech rehearsal and before and after all three performances, and during intermission. However, positively NO FOOD, DRINKS, CANDY, etc should be brought into the auditorium. Please enjoy your snacks and beverages in the lobby. We have a beautiful facility for our performances, and it is our responsibility to help keep in in good conditions for many years to come. Please set a good example for your child by adhering to this rule.
Please be sure to pack a CLEAN and healthy snack and drink for your dancers to have backstage. They do get hungry!! No messy or sticky snacks please.
For your child's safety, the following dismissal policy will be enforced. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Parent / responsible adult will sign dancer in at the desk and include a phone number they can be reached at. A backstage mom will take your dancer to their designated dressing room.
Dancer MUST stay in their dressing room when not on stage for the ENTIRE PERFORMANCE.
The same parent / responsible adult will sign dancer out at the desk. Dancer will not be released to anyone that did not sign the dancer in.
For your child's safety, performers and stage moms ONLY will be allowed in the backstage area and dressing rooms. Please make plans to meet family and friends after the performance.
Please remain seated during performances, it is distracting to the dancers to see movement in the audience. If you must leave your seat, please do so between dances.
We will discuss the proper way to behave backstage with dancers. However, it might be helpful if our parents could also discuss this with their dancers. Dancers need to understand that there will be so many people backstage that they will need to keep their voices down as much as possible. They must also understand they need to follow directions of the "Backstage Moms" and directors.
Speaking of Backstage Moms, we will be using Sign Up Genie again this year for volunteer sign ups. If you would like to help out backstage, you must be signed up to do so. Absolutely NO ONE will be permitted backstage unless they are signed in to help. There is limited space available for backstage helpers. Please keep an eye out for the Sign Up Genie email, coming soon.
Please make sure all items that your dancer will be taking backstage is labeled. We are not responsible for any lost items.
The dancers while traveling to and from the dress rehearsals and performances should wear their recital t-shirt or cover-ups. In addition, it would be nice for our dancers to learn that anytime they are out of their dressing room, they should have a cover-up or recital t-shirt on. Wearing a cover-up while out of one's dressing room demonstrates discipline.
Order your recital t-shirt by using the online form below.
Costume Book / Show Tights
The list of everything that your dancer will need will be in the costume book available soon. Check back here for more information.
If your dancer's costume lists tights in the costume book, they are required to have a brand new pair of tights for recital. Dancers should wear their "show tights" for recital pictures and then for the actual performances. Please remember that dancers do not wear underwear under their tights.