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SFTA DANCE RECITALS INFORMATION
At School For The Arts we value the recital experience as an important part of the growth experience for our students and as a time to celebrate their efforts.

May 2024 Recital Information

  • Recital will be held in the Main Auditorium of the 2|42 Community Center, Brighton
  • Friday evening, May 3, 2024 | 6:30pm performances start
  • Dancers should arrive dressed in costume by 5:45pm at the latest

 

  • School For The Arts Dance recitals are free to attend and we have plenty of seating.
    Please invite as many friends and family as you would like. Our students love performing to a full house!
  • Doors open for audience 6:00pm

Recital Success Tips

To help your student prepare for their recital performance there is nothing better than practicing.

Your instructor will work with your student to prepare for a successful recital experience. In addition we have provided some at home tips for a top performance.

  • Schedule Mock Performances
    Invite a parent, sibling, grandparent, or even a stuffed animal to sit and watch your student practice their recital dance(s).
  • Dress Rehearsal
    Dancers should come dressed according to the guidelines below. This includes costume, shoes, accessories, hair, etc.. This is an important part of preparing dancers for the recital experience and will allow Ms. Amy the opportunity to make any suggestions or tweaks if necessary. 
  • Know What to Expect
    Students will sit with parent volunteers* in our reserved performers section and enter for dances from backstage. The performers section is not only another way to designate and celebrate our performers, it also helps students to stay focused and prepared for their performance. In addition this seating method promotes a more enjoyable audience experience and transition time between performances.

Recital Volunteers Needed

All volunteers will be able to see their dancers perform.

  • At least one recital stage mom is needed for each class.
  • A minimum of two moms for the Growing in Dance classes and Ballet + Tap classes with costume changes.

Volunteers will sit with dancers in the designated section, assist with helping dancers on and off stage, and with backstage costume changes for combo classes.

We are also looking for someone to volunteer as our recital photographer. This will include taking photos of each class when they return to the stage at the end of the evening and also to take our school group photo.

If you are interested in volunteering as a stage mom or recital photographer please send an email to sfta@242community.com.

Dress Rehearsal Schedule | May 2024

Dress rehearsal is an important time for students to get familiar with the stage, our tech team to learn the dancers’ cues, and for Ms. Amy to provide additional costume tips. Dance dress rehearsals are held in the 2|42 Brighton Main Auditorium which is located on the south end of the field on the lower level.

Due to usage of the auditorium for church rehearsal and services we are not able to use the space Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Classes held during those times are scheduled for Tuesday evening dress rehearsals. We apologize for any scheduling inconvenience.

Dancers should come to dress rehearsal in their full costume, accessories and hair done as if this were the performance.

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MONDAY APRIL 29 REHEARSALS

Monday Class | Ballet 5-5:30pm
Monday Class | Ballet 5:30-6pm
(students also in 6:30 tap please arrive dressed in ballet costume, bring tap costume as well)
Monday Class | Tap 6-6:30pm
Monday Class + Friday Class | Hip Hop 6:30-7:15pm

TUESDAY APRIL 30 REHEARSALS

Wednesday Evening Class | Growing in Dance 5-5:30pm
Wednesday Evening Class| Hip Hop 5:30-6pm
Wednesday Evening Class | Ballet 6-6:30pm
Private Rental Group | 6:30-7pm

WEDNESDAY MAY 1 REHEARSALS

Wednesday Morning Class | Ballet + Tap Combo 10:15-11:15am
(which costume to arrive in to be determined)
Wednesday Morning Class | Growing in Dance 11:15-11:45am

FRIDAY MAY 3 REHEARSALS

Friday Class | Growing In Dance Friday 10:15-10:45am
Friday Class |
Ballet 10:45-11:30am

Recital Costume, Hair, and Makeup Information

Each class will have a uniform look. Please be sure your dancer(s) are wearing the correct color tights, shoes, and other costume pieces listed below.

Please do not wear extra jewelry or hair accessories other than the ones provided or nail polish for the recital performance. Thank you for your cooperation.

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ALL DANCERS | Hair and Makeup:

-Growing in Dance, Ballet and Tap female students should have their hair in a doughnut style bun on the crown of the head

-Hip Hop female students should wear a high ponytail

-Boys can wear their hair how they choose

-Makeup is not required but preferred and highly recommended by Ms. Amy and does help to complete the stage look as well as helps a student’s features to stand out on stage under bright lights.  A little brown shadow, black mascara, pink blush, and red lipstick are suggested options. No nail polish please.

 

ALL BALLET + TAP DANCERS, WEDNESDAY GROWING IN DANCE DANCERS | Tights:

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MONDAY CLASSES

Ballet + Tap Combo Monday 5pm | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Ballet costume, accessories, tights from above
  • Ballet class shoes (girls pink, boys black)
  • Wings will remain at SFTA until recital and should be safety pinned in the center (Ms. Amy to show at dress rehearsal)
  • Headband bobby pinned on both sides
  • Tap costume, accessories, tights from above
  • Tap class shoes (girls black Mary Jane style tap shoes, boys black tie up style tap shoes)
  • Headband bobby pinned on both sides


Ballet Monday 6pm | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Ballet costume, accessories, tights from above
  • Please bring two new AA batteries to dress rehearsal for your dancer’s candle
  • Candles will remain at SFTA until recital
  • Ballet class shoes (girls pink, boys black)


Tap Monday 6:30pm | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Tap costume, accessories, tights from above
  • Tap class shoes (girls black Mary Jane style tap shoes, boys black tie up style tap shoes)

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WEDNESDAY CLASSES

Ballet Wednesday 9:30 | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Ballet costume, accessories, tights from above
  • Black liner shorts under costume (family to provide) similar to these LINK: Black liner shorts
  • Hair bow should be placed just off center to the right of the dancer’s bun
  • Ballet class shoes (girls pink, boys black)


Ballet + Tap Combo Wednesday 10:15 | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Ballet costume, accessories, tights from above
  • Black liner shorts under costume (family to provide) similar to these LINK: Black liner shorts
  • Hair bow should be placed just off center to the right of the dancer’s bun
  • Ballet class shoes (girls pink, boys black)
  • Tap costume, accessories, tights from above
  • Black liner shorts under costume (family to provide) similar to these LINK: Black liner shorts
  • Headband bobby pinned on both sides
  • Tap class shoes (girls black Mary Jane style tap shoes, boys black tie up style tap shoes)


Growing In Dance Wednesday 5pm | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Ballet class shoes (tied and tucked in) (girls pink, boys black)
  • Costume including all accessories, tights from above
  • Hair should be in bun on back of head and headbands should be bobby pinned on both sides


Hip Hop Wednesday 5:30 | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Hip Hop costume and girls hair accessories
  • Headband bobby pinned on both sides
  • No show socks
  • Hip hop class shoes (Black Walmart tennis shoe)

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THURSDAY CLASS

Special Friends Thursday 6:00 | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Ballet class shoes (tied and tucked in) (girls pink, boys black)
  • Costume including all accessories
  • Headband bobby pinned on both sides

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FRIDAY CLASSES

Hip Hop Friday 9:30 | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Hip Hop costume and hat 
  • Bobby pin through hat, safety pin to hold top of hat down on right side (see Ms. Amy)
  • No show socks
  • Hip Hop class shoes (Black Walmart tennis shoe)


Growing In Dance Friday 10:15 | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Ballet class shoes (tied and tucked in) (girls pink, boys black)
  • Costume including all accessories
  • Hair bow should be placed in front center of dancer’s bun


Ballet Friday 10:45 | Recital Attire Planning:

  • Ballet costume, accessories, tights from above
  • Ballet class shoes (girls pink, boys black)