Recital FAQ

 1.What time/place is the recital?

Our recital is being held on July 12th, 2020 at the Theater in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park! There will be just one show this year. Showtime is 7pm.

2. Can we leave when my dancer is finished with his/her dance?

Although your dancer may be finished performing, there are others that still have not performed. Just as you would not want your dancer to have an empty theater if (s)he were performing near the end of the show, others feel the same way. Please offer all performers the same common courtesy you would expect for your performer. If you must leave early, you will need to tell us this in advance and pick your child up from the dressing area with your backstage pass.

3. When can I get my tickets and how much are they?

Two recital tickets are included in your recital fee; and starting March 1, 2020,  additional tickets may be purchased at this link. If you want all of the tickets to be seated with the your two free ones, then you will need to purchase them on line by March 10th. We will still sell tickets until they're gone, but in order to be seated together, they must be purchased by March 10th. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the show (if there are any remaining) for $12. You can pick them up at the front desk as soon as they are available--this normally is in early June, however this will be later this year depending on when the recital venue and date are finalized. You can purchase additional tickets ON LINE as long as we have remaining tickets.

4. Does my dancer have to wear makeup?

Make up is strongly suggested for ALL dancers. The lights that illuminate the stage are VERY bright and without makeup, dancer faces look washed out and won’t appear as clearly on video. So, although we don’t require it, you will be much happier watching the video afterwards if you can see your child’s face more clearly.

5. What time does my performer need to be there for Dress Rehearsal—and what if I can’t make it?

Dress Rehearsal will take place AT THE STUDIO THIS YEAR. DRESS REHEARSAL IS A REQUIREMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SHOW!   This is a CLOSED Rehearsal--this will be different from previous years. There will also be a WORK REHEARSAL (no costumes) on July 9th.

6. Flowers?

Flowers are available for sale at this link until they are gone. As of 7/5, we have just a 2 single rose and 6 3-rose bouquets left.

7. What time do I need to bring my child to the show?

Normally, all dancers should arrive at the theater 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Dancers should wear their costume with a cover up (this is preferable) or change when they arrive. Please put your make up on prior to arrival.

8. Can I videotape the show?

No, we do not allow videotape, as this is distracting to the people behind the person with the camera. However, all families will receive a complimentary copy of the Recital via AcademyPIX! 

9. Program Ads?

Deadline is June 15th at 9pm. A link to order will be posted here as we get closer to the show.

10. I didn’t sign up yet, is it too late?

The deadline is December 15th to sign up for recital. It takes a great deal of time to get all the costumes in and that is why the cutoff is so early. After this date, we can add a dancer only if someone else has had to cancel and the costume is the same size.

11. Stage Moms—do you need/want backstage help?

Yes!!!! We are always in need of folks to help supervise the dancers while they are not on stage performing. Those who offer to be stage moms will not need a ticket. Those who are a BACKSTAGE mom will receive a $10 voucher good towards tuition or a purchase in our store! If you would like to volunteer, please visit this website to sign up. In order to earn this voucher, you will need to sign up to help by May 1st.

12. Cost—How much does it cost?

Here is a link to our fees page.


……….. We are still adding to these questions—-this page is a work in progress….please feel free to email with any other questions and we may add them to the list :0)