Mini Recital Info
Recitals 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!
- What time does my dancer need to be there? Where is the Recital?
Recital is Nov 19th with the show starting at 11am. Theater doors open at 10:30 am. Dancers need to arrive at the theater in complete costume, hair and make up ready to dance at 10:30am. Please wait in the audience until your dancer is called upon by their dance teacher. 5-10 minutes before the start of the show we will line our dancers up by class and take them to their dressing rooms. We will have a TV downstairs for them 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 end of the show. 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 will have the opportunity for them to come Nov 18th 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 in their dressing room. 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 dressing room and assigned a dressing tent. 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 and it will be difficult to see their faces on video. 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 toned or berry colored lipstick. Keep in mind the Recital is a special event, and feels a lot like playing dress up.
Hair should be styled in a center parted, low Ballet Bun. 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 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 stay with their class and designated helpers until after the end of the show.
- How do I get Tickets? Can I bring family & friends to watch the show?
Tickets for the show can be purchased starting Nov 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
Who needs a ticket?: Anyone who will be seated in a chair.
Seating Type: General Admission
*All Ovation Dance performance families will receive 2 complimentary tickets to the show their dancer(s) is performing in. These will be emailed from the Orpheum Theatre to the email address listed on your Parent Portal account. Those who have a past due balance on their account will not receive their complimentary tickets until their balance is paid.
- Can I take pictures or videos during the performance?
* NEW FOR WINTER RECITAL: As this is an informal performance we will be allowing video and non flash photography of the performance. Please be courteous of other audience members when doing so. After the show feel free to take pictures with dance teachers, proud family members, classmates, etc.
- What does my dancer need to wear?
Winter Recital is an informal performance that requires a dance-wear based costume that is created by the dancer. Teachers may ask that students incorporate a specific color but they will communicate with families on what works best for their class. The costumes you are purchasing (with Costume Installments) will be worn in our May Recital.
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
- Do we have a show lineup? Yes!
Astronaut ...................................... Mini Hip Hop
Kiss the Girl ........................................... Mini J/T/B TH
When Will I See You Again? ............. Mini Acro TH
Backup Plan ............................................ Mini Acro T
Rainbow ................................................ Mini Ballet
Move Your Feet ................................. Mini J/T/B Wed
Drummer Boy ....................................... Mini Monsters Crew
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.