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Mini Recital Info

  • Sherbert Leotard

  • Recital Tights Pink

  • Flower Hair Clip

  • Pink Ballet Shoes

The recitals at the end of our dance year are a highlight of the dance season experience and are intended to give each dancer the opportunity to perform their newly acquired skills. Dancers love it because they are able to perform onstage in their beautiful costumes with their friends and loved ones close by!

After taking into consideration the feedback we received from our previous recital, we have decided that it is best to give our Mini dance classes their own performance! We are super excited to be able to work with the Orpheum Theater to make this event happen for your little ones.

- What time does my dancer need to be there? Where is the Recital?


Recital is May 14th with the show starting at 10am. Theater doors open at 9:30 am. Dancers need to arrive at the theater in complete costume, hair and make up ready to dance at 9:40am. Please wait in the audience until your dancer is called upon by their dance teacher. 5 minutes before the start of the show we will line our dancers up by class and have them in their assigned seats, so that they can enjoy the show with their class until it is their turn to dance. The backstage helpers will take your dancer to her/his assigned area. Dancers stay with their class until after the Finale. Recital is held at the Orpheum Theatre 146 Main Ave W, Twin Falls, ID 83301.

- Do we have a Dress Rehearsal?

There will not be a Dress rehearsal for this show but we do need our dancer to come to the Theater on May 13th for picture day! Scroll down for more details on picture day. On Picture day you and your dancer are more than welcome to take a peek at the performance space and get excited about the show. They also will have a chance to see the "Big Kids" in action while they rehearse on stage!

- What if my dancer is in more than one class?


Not to worry we’ve got you covered. If you have a dancer who is in more than one routine, please bring their 2nd (or 3rd) costume in a bag with your child’s name to our designated helper and they will set them up backstage. Please also make sure that shoes and accessories are labeled with your dancer’s name. When it is time for a dancer to change they will be escorted to their changing room. A helper will be on standby if dancers need assistance with their costume. This ensures that parents can enjoy the performance stress-free.


- Do they have to wear makeup? What about hair?


Parents may decide on stage makeup for the show. That said, please be warned that dancers without any makeup on will appear washed out under the harsh stage lighting. Footlights and spotlights are bright and the best way to look natural under them is to rely on a little stage makeup. We recommend at least a warm blush, filled in eyebrows (especially for those with light hair) & a red or berry colored lipstick. Keep in mind the Recital is a once a year event, and feels a lot like playing dress up. 


Hair needs to be in a center parted, slicked back low Ponytail. Ponytail can be straight or curly. Please secure bangs and other loose pieces of hair off the face using bobby pins, gel, and/or hairspray. All head/hair pieces should be secured in place with bobby pins. If your dancer has short hair, please do a half ponytail or pin the hair out of their face.


- Can I wait backstage with my dancer? Can my dancer sit with me during the show?


For the Safety of the Dancers, parents and guests are not allowed backstage at any time during the performances. Dancers will be able to sit with their class and cheer on their friends as they perform onstage. They love watching each other! This also helps our dancers feel like true performers.

- How do I get Tickets? Can I bring family & friends to watch the show?

Tickets for the show can be purchased on the RECITAL PORTAL starting May 1st. Because we have a Mini Recital families can bring as many family and friends as they would like without the fear of running out of seats! 

Mini Recital Ticket Price: $8 (plus tax & fees)​​

Who needs a ticket?: Anyone who will be seated in a chair.​

Seating Type: General Admission 

 - Will I be able to purchase a video of the performance? What about photos? 

We will have a professional recording of the show and Digital Video Downloads will be available for purchase for $10.  Order Here.  This is to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy the show and there are no disruptions to the dancers onstage or other families in the audience. No one wants to see arms raised & Phones in front of them while their little one is onstage! Still pictures & video are allowed but must be taken in the designated Photo/Video Area. After the show feel free to take pictures with dance teachers, proud family members, classmates, etc.


- What does my dancer need to wear? What if there is a fit issue with the costume?

Please find your class costume info below. Costumes will be sent out after May 1st. We have already had your dancer try their costumes on and made exchanges for those who needed one, however sometimes slight alterations may need to be made.  Try on your costumes immediately upon bringing them home. Call us with concerns as we have lots of costume adjusting/resizing tricks!




Mini Ballet Mon 4:45 - 5:30pm
Go the Distance

Mini Acro Tues 4:15 - 5:00pm
Hot Foot

  • Fireman Leotard

  • Black Shorts

  • Fireman Bow- Girls

  • Fireman T-Shirt and Black Shorts- Kadence & Peter

Mini Hip Hop Wed 4:30 - 5:30pm
I Saw Superman

  • Red bomber jacket

  • Superman Top

  • Black Pants

  • Clean sneakers (Dancer must provide)

Mini Jazz/Tap/Ballet Tues 6:00 - 6:45pm
Powerpuff Girls & Wonder pets

  • Sequin Dress

  • Jeweled Hair bow

  • Recital Tights

  • Black Tap Shoes

  • Pink Ballet Shoes

Mini Jazz/Tap/Ballet Wed 3:45 - 4:30pm
Busted & Cruella DeVil

  • Dalmatian Print Dress, Ears Headband & Choker

  • Recital Tights

  • Pink Ballet Shoes- Girls

  • Black Ballet Shoes- Boys

  • Black Tap Shoes- All

  • Dalmatian Top, Black Pants & Hat- Kadence & Iber

- What about Picture Day?


Picture Day at Ovation Dance is when all dancers' classes get in full costume, hair, & make up to take an individual & class picture, which you have the option to purchase. You are not obligated to purchase the photos! (It's similar to school photos). ALL purchasing of photos will be done through our studio photographer, Pat Sutphin Photography's special studio link. You will be able to purchase individuals, picture packets and special items. We can answer basic questions for you beforehand, but they will be the best source if you have any specific questions. Below you will find your classes schedule. Pictures will be held at the Orpheum Theatre 146 Main Ave W, Twin Falls, ID 83301.


Friday Picture Schedule: May 13th 


Group #1 3:45-4:00pm

Mini Jazz/Tap Wed

Mini Ballet

Group #4 6:15-7:00pm

Mini Acro 

Mini Jazz/Tap Tues

Mini Hip Hop

Arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled picture time to make sure you have time to primp and will not miss your photo time. The time listed is when the pictures will be taken. We WILL NOT wait for dancers who are late. Caretakers will stay in the theater with dancers until called. Teachers/Helpers will then escort your dancer to the photoshoot area and return them to you in the theater when they are finished.  There are no parents allowed in the photoshoot area.  You may leave when you are finished.



- Do I need to get flowers or a gift for my dancer?


Recital gifts are a strong tradition in dance. This season, get our limited edition Comic Book Recital Roses! This one of a kind rose is made from actual comic books and comes wrapped and tied with a ribbon. Or give your dancer a sweet with our Swirl Lollipops! Customize your gift with a special note from you. Roses & Lollipops will be available for pick up at Recital to help you keep your gift a surprise! PRE-ORDER HERE


- Do we have a show lineup? Yes!

Show Order

  1. Mini Hip Hop- I Saw Superman

  2. Mini Jazz/Tap Tues- Wonder Pets (Tap)

  3. Mini Acro- Hot Foot

  4. Mini Jazz/Tap Tues- Powerpuff Girls

  5. Mini Jazz/Tap Wed- Busted

  6. Mini Ballet- Go The Distance

  7. Mini Jazz/Tap Wed- Cruella De Vil

- Theater Etiquette & Other Important Info:


  • No Flash Photography: This is dangerous for the dancers and distracting for other audience members.

  • Cell phones/Devices are to be turned off.

  • Please do not leave the audience during the show unless there is an emergency. Leaving disrupts the people around you who are trying to watch their beautiful children. Please be courteous.

  • Give your dancers a round of applause at the end AND during impressive moments!

  • If you are behind on your monthly payments, your dancer will not be allowed to perform onstage until you are up to date with payments, including any late fees that may apply.

  • Each dancer is a small part of the big picture and many people: volunteer parents, teachers, administrative, and technical staff have contributed their energies to make this recital a success. We are here to make this show a positive experience for all the dancers and your family so please treat all involved with the utmost respect.

  • If you need to contact us on the day of the show please email us at


Thank you parents, students and teachers!

We are SUPER excited for our Mini Recital and can't wait to see your dancers hit the stage!

While we make every effort to establish recital dates, and class times so that everyone has this information in advance, we must reserve the right to change or amend our policy, dates, class times, etc. in the event of an unforeseen circumstance beyond our control.

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