Recital, 2013 - Dancing Through the Ages
Recital Format and General Info...
Our studio presents two separate recitals at the end of the year...one for our youngest dancers in the early childhood program and the second for students in the upper school program.
Our recitals are presented at Queen Anne's County High School in Centreville, MD. Of the area's available schools and performance venues, we have found Queen Anne's to be our best option, although the travel distance for some is inconvenient. The floor surface of the stage is wood, not slippery, unsafe tile, and the large dance studio right across the hall from the stage is perfect for keeping our dancers organized during rehearsals and performance.
In recognizing the needs of our 3 to 5 yr. olds, their recital is a short, matinee performance and dancers are led onstage by an instructor or an older, advanced student. Their "dress rehearsal" immediately precedes the performance itself which helps keep the sequence fresh in the children's memory, and minimizes extra trips for families.
Students in 1st grade and above participate in a longer evening performance, although every effort is made to keep the program to around 2 hours. Because this program is more complex, and students are expected to remember their choreography, enter and exit the stage, and potentially interact with other class groups, additional in-studio and on-stage rehearsals are scheduled.
Details for our 2013 Recital Season...
Early Childhood - Dancing Through the Ages
Saturday, May 4th at Queen Anne's County High School
· Dancers arrive noon-ish
· Dancers rehearse on stage with no audience
· 2:00pm - doors open to audience members while dancers take a break and have a studio-provided snack, lipstick update, and hairpin tidy
· 2:30pm - Performance
· Informal reception follows in the lobby
Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Musical Theater, Hip Hop, Contemporary -
Dancing Through the Ages
Saturday, June 15th at Queen Anne's County High School
- Thursday, June 13th - "Tech Rehearsal" - MANDATORY
set lights, entrances, spacing
(tech is scheduled in smaller groups, in 1 - 1 1/2 hour slots, so not everyone is there all evening)
- Friday, June 14th - "Dress Rehearsal" - MANDATORY - ALL EVENING
- Saturday, June 15th - Performance at 6:30pm. Dancers arrive at 5:30pm
- Informal reception follows in the lobby
See "News & Current Happenings" Page for additional recital details!