All About Recital
Recital Handbook 2019 (coming soon)
Recital Portraits can be viewed beginning May 20th here:
Dress Rehearsals Dates
Recital 1 - During class the week of May 11-17 at Turning Pointe
Recital 2 - During class the week of May 11-17 at Turning Pointe
Recital 3 - Saturday, May 11th at Wasson
Recital 4 - Monday, May 13th at Wasson
Ignite Showcase - Wednesday, May 15th at the ENT Center
Senior Solos Rehearse Wednesday, May 15th at 2pm at the ENT Center
Recital 1 - May 18th 9:30am
Recital 2 - May 18th 11:00am
Recital 3 - May 18th 2:00pm
Recital 4 - May 18th 5:30pm
Ignite Showcase - May 16th and 17th 5:30pm
The annual recital/production fee of $30 for first student plus $25 for each additional student is due March 1, 2019. The recital fee covers the cost of the auditorium and other costs associated with the recital weekend. If your dancer withdraws from classes after March 1, 2019, the recital fee will not be refunded. This fee includes 2 recital tickets per dancer to be used for the recital of your choice. Additional tickets will be on sale. Your discount code for free recital tickets will be put on hold until this fee is paid in full.
Opting Out of Recital
Students wishing to opt out of the recital should submit a written request to the office prior to 10/31/18.
Costume Fees: Costume amounts are approximate and subject to change. Changes in a student’s schedule can result in a change of costume and costume fees. Costume amount includes costume and tax (tights are also included for our younger dancers). For male dancers, the teacher will discuss with the dancer’s parents what attire is to be worn for the performance. All other classes will have one costume per class. All Costume fees are due December 1, 2018.
Class drop/add period ends December 20, 2018. Dancers who wish to change classes after that date must purchase an additional costume.
Dancers will receive their costume(s) during our Spring Parent Observation Week. This week is a great opportunity to see your dancer in their costume for the first time and video the recital routine. Please remember we do not allow these videos to be posted on social media.
After December 20th, 2018 costumes are nonrefundable and nontransferable. A student that withdraws from a class after purchasing a costume may pick up the costume between May 1-26, 2019. Costumes not picked up by then will be donated.
Our recital ticketing is online reserved seating instead of the general admission method. We are excited to implement this because everyone can walk into recital day knowing they have assigned seats and eliminate the lining up for hours to rush in, hiding in the aisles to save seats, and reduce the stress of getting your dancer where they need to be and worrying about whether you will have seats with your family. We are using a reputable company that helps over a thousand dance studios across the US with ticketing their shows. The website is very user friendly and there will be a phone number to call and reserve over the phone as well. There will be forthcoming details about this process and tickets will go on sale May 1, 2019.
Each dancer will receive 2 free tickets to the show of your choice (so if you have 2 dancers you will receive 4 free tickets, if you have 1 dancer you will receive 2 free tickets). You will receive a discount code to unlock your free tickets online once your recital fee is paid and can reserve your free seats along with any additional seats together at that time. There will also be perks for volunteers and graduating seniors. Children 5 and under do not need tickets if they are sitting on a lap…anyone that needs a seat needs a ticket! Stage moms who are backstage during a recital do not need a ticket.
We wanted to give everyone a heads up that for some of our Saturday May 18th shows (Recital 2 11:00am, Recital 3 2:00pm, and Recital 4 5:30pm), we will have a limit on the amount of tickets available for each family to purchase during the first week of ticket sales. Each family will be able to purchase 4 tickets (per show) and then after the first week of sales are over we will open up sales for whatever remaining seats are left. We are using one of the largest seating capacity auditoriums in Colorado Springs so our seating and ticketing is not unlimited. We want to ensure that all parents have priority to see their dancer(s). If there are family members or friends that do not want to sit through an entire show or do not do well in crowds, feel free to invite them to attend our open dress rehearsal (it’s free!). Thank you for flexing and working with us as we navigate the tremendous growth of 2018-19. The Turning Pointe 2019 Recital is going to be an exciting time filled with opportunities for your student to shine.
Video-taping and flash photography are prohibited during the productions/recitals, however, you may take video/photos at the dress rehearsals. A professional DVD of the recital will be available for purchase from Video Artisans. Professional photos from the recital will also be available in an online gallery from Amanda Lamb Photography.
How long are the recital performances?
Each performance will be 1.5-2 hrs. The May 16th-17th Showcase and Recital 4 will run 2-2.5 hrs.
Will my dancer get to sit in the audience once her/his dance is finished?
For general safety reasons, we insist that all performers are to remain backstage during both the dress rehearsal and recital performances. We have plenty of help backstage to keep your dancers entertained while they wait for their dance.