June 3rd - Summer Camps, Summer Classes, & Summer Intensives Begin - click HERE for more info
June 3rd - Online Recital Tickets Sales Begin
June 3rd - Recital packages, Trophies, T-shirts, Program Ads, and Roses Orders DUE
June 17th - 22nd - NO REGULAR CLASSES
June 17th - Recital Picture Day
June 18th - 19th - Studio Rehearsal
June 20th - MANDATORY Tech Rehearsal @ Liberty High School
June 21st - Recital @ Liberty High School -7:00 Showtime
June 22nd - Recital @ Liberty High School - 2:00 Matinee and 7:00 Evening Show
July 26th & 27th - 2019-2020 Competition Team Auditions
2019 Recital Information
Recital will be held at Liberty High School, 9621 W. Speckled Gecko Dr., Peoria, AZ 85383. Show times are Friday, June 21st at 7:00pm and Saturday, June 22nd at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. ALL DANCERS must arrive ONE HOUR PRIOR to the show time.
Recital tickets go on sale Monday, June 3rd. 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.
Doors will open 15 minutes before show time.
Online ticket sales are no longer available. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 each for all three shows.
Studio / Dress rehearsal will be held at Gotta Dance on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Please click the button below to view the schedule. This is your dancer's last chance to clean and run their dances before they perform on stage, so it is very important that everyone attends.
All dancers must bring all of their costume pieces to their scheduled rehearsal time. Makeup and hair is optional for this day only.
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. Order forms must be printed, filled out, and turned into Jackalope before or after any of the three recital 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 20th. 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.
We offer several optional recital memorabilia items for your dancer. This year we will only be accepting online order forms for these items. All of these orders are due NO LATER than Monday, June 3rd.
Example Personal Ad:
Dear Makenna, We are so incredibly proud of the dancer you have become. You have had an AMAZING season, full of tremendous accomplishments. Best of luck at recital this year! Dance Your heart out, Girl! We Love You…. Mom, Dad & Tristan