2021 Recital

Dress Rehearsal

The Palace Theater- 2 East Ave, Lockport, NY 14094

Sunday May 23rd  5:00pm (This is the rehearsal for the Friday May 28th recital)
Thursday May 27th 5:00pm (This is the rehearsal for the Sat. May 29th recital)
  • Each dancer is allowed 1 adult to accompany them to dress rehearsal. We STRONGLY recommend that the adult at dress rehearsal will be the adult that comes to recital. This is a new venue for everyone. In an effort to help the recitals run smoothly, parents will need to learn where to go. 
  • As per local requirements, Dancers will need to wear a mask on and off the stage. Dancers will need a white mask. We chose white so that dancers can wear disposable if they prefer. Please wear the same mask to dress rehearsal & recital. Please practice with the mask you plan on using in class before rehearsals. 
  • Arrival Times: 
    • Competitive dancers please arrive at 4:10
    • Recreational dancers in the first act please arrive at 4:30
    • Recreational dancers in the second act please arrive at 6:00
  • Senior, Teen, Intermediate, Junior & Mini Team dancers will change in the dressing rooms under the stage. When you arrive, immediately go under the stage to the dressing area.
  • All recreational dancers and micro dancers should arrive in their first costume. Go immediately to the balcony to sit with your class. 
  • All  recreational dancers and micro dancers will change on the second floor mezzanine changing area. This area is only for dancers with a costume change. For covid purposes we have to limit people in this space. 
  • If you are only in 1 dance, keep that costume on for the duration of the event.  
  • If dancers have a costume change, please set up in the changing area and then find seats with their class in the balcony. The seats will be labeled by class song name. 
  • Parents can sit in the audience. 
  • Departure- Dancers will be taken to lobby immediately following their dance. Please pick your child up in the lobby on the staircase on the Right hand side (as you face the stage). If they are in another dance, you can take them upstairs to change and then a volunteer will walk them to sit with their class on the balcony. Children can leave after they are done with their last dance.
  • Please clear all belongings from the dressing area after your child is done changing. 

Parent Volunteers

  • We would like one volunteer from each class to sit with the kids (Level 5 classes do NOT need a parent volunteer) Parent volunteers will still need a ticket to the show (as per NYS covid capacity requirements). Volunteers are to sit with the class in the balcony and take kids to the bathroom when needed. After return classes perform, volunteers will walk kids to the lobby and wait for their parents to come pick them up. Once all the kids are picked up, the parent volunteer can sit in their assigned seat in the audience. If you are volunteering for a “non-return class” you must stay in the balcony for the entire show. Volunteer class mom’s for “Return Classes”, will still need a ticket even though they will be sitting with the class for a portion of the show. You will return to your seat when not needed backstage. Recital class mom’s for all other classes, will still need to purchase a seat, however you will sit in the balcony with the class for the entire show. Dansations will offer you $15.00 off of September tuition (valid upon request at the time of fall registration) as a thank you for volunteering and buying a ticket for a seat you cannot sit in. Dansations has NO control over this policy.

Recital

The Palace Theater- 2 East Ave, Lockport, NY 14094

Friday May 28th at 6:00pm
Saturday May 29th at 10:00am
  • Dancers in Friday Show Arrival Times:
    • All competitive dancers & dancers ages 12-18 enter between 5:00- 5:10pm
    • Recreational dancers ages 8-11 enter the building between 5:10-5:20pm
    • Recreational dancers ages 7 and under enter the building between 5:20-5:30.
    • Dancers need to be in costume & ready to dance when they enter.
  • Dancers in Saturday Show Arrival Times
    • All competitive dancers & dancers ages 12-18 enter  between 9:00 -9:10am
    • Recreational dancers ages 8-11 enter the building between 9:10-9:20am
    • Recreational dancers ages 7 and under enter the building between 9:20-9:30am
    • Dancers need to be in costume & ready to dance when they enter.
  • Each show is expected to be 2.75 hours including a 15 min intermission.
  • All Dancers in “Return Dances”
    • Return Dances in the first half of the show will arrive in costume. 1 adult can walk them upstairs to the balcony to sit with their class. they will stay with their class and 2 volunteer mom’s until they perform.
    • Return Dances in the 2nd half of the show will arrive in costume. Dancers will sit in the audience with a parent for the first half of the show. At intermission 1 adult can bring dancers to the balcony to sit with their class.
    • After Return Dances perform- They will be walked down stairs to the staircase on the right hand side of the lobby to be picked up by a parent immediately after they perform. Please sign your child out at the sign out desk. If your child is done dancing they can sit with you in the audience. If they are in another dance a parent can take the child to the changing area on the 2nd floor mezzanine to change costumes, if their next dance is in the same half, a volunteer will take the child to sit with their class in the balcony. If their next dance is in the 2nd half of the show, the dancer may sit with you for the remainder of the first half, and return to the balcony to sit with their class at intermission. 
    • LIST OF RETURN DANCES– (as per NYS Covid restrictions we are only allowed 42 “return dancers” in each show. Dansations has NO control of that number, we chose to let the youngest children go sit with their parents)
      • Friday Show- Time of your Life (Combo 1), Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle (Baby and Me), Unstoppable (combo 3) Birthday Party (combo 2), Bigger is Better (combo 2)
      • Saturday Show- You Got a Friend in Me (combo 1), Sea Cruise (Primary Split 1), Hippidy Hoppidy Frog (combo 2) Tutti Fruitti (combo 3)
  • Once the show concludes 1 parent may go up to the second floor balcony to pick up their child. 
  • Parents will not be permitted on the balcony unless they are a volunteer mom. Parents may ask to see their child at any time and their child will be brought to them. Parents may sign their child out at any time.
  • 1 adult per dancer is permitted in the changing area to help with their dancer’s costume change, after the dancer is dressed a volunteer will walk the dancer to their sit with their next class in the balcony. (Females only in girls dressing area, boys have their own changing area.)
  • If your dancer has a quick change, 3 dances or less, they will be assisted by their teachers back stage in the quick change area. Please speak to a teacher about this before dress rehearsals and we will get everything set up.
  • We hope everyone can stay for the entire show, however if you have to leave, you may sign your child out.
  • Snacks, wine, beer and other concessions will be sold by the theater. 
  • Dansations will be selling a variety of recital and Dansations merchandise!

Masks

  • As per local requirements, Dancers will need to wear a mask on and off the stage. Dancers may get either a clear plastic mask, or a white mask (we choose white so that dancers can wear disposable if they prefer). Please wear the same mask to dress rehearsal & recital. Please practice with the mask in class before rehearsals.
  • All audience members must wear a mask while they are inside the building. 

Tickets

  • Tickets go on Sale May 10th at 9am through tutu tix.  
  • Accounts MUST be paid in FULL including May tuition to pick up codes. You can make payments on the parent portal, or pay when you come in to pick up the codes. 
  • Recital Codes will allow you to go online and purchase recital tickets through Tutu-Tix.
  • Recital Codes are now available for pick up in the studio.
  • There are 2 types of codes. 3 Pod Codes- Students in “Return Dances” (see below for details on “return classes) will receive a code for a 3 seat pods, 2 spectators and 1 companion seat for the dancer. 
  • 2 seat Codes- Students not in “Return Dances” will receive a 2 seat code. Parents will have the option of buying a 2 seat pod (must buy both seats) or single seating. There is a 2 pod section and a single seating section of the theater. 
  • Each Code allows you to purchase 2 tickets. 
  • Each dancers get a code for every show that they are in. 
  • All spectators (even young children & infants) will need a ticket.
  • Handicap and wheelchair seating is available. Please purchase regular tickets, an usher will escort you to Handicap seating once you arrive. 
  • DANSATIONS HAS NO CONTROL OVER SEATING REQUIREMENTS, SEATING CHART OR HOW TICKETS ARE SOLD. EVERYTHING WAS DETERMINED BY NYS, NCDOH & VENUE COVID REQUIREMENTS.
  • Tickets are $15.00 plus a small surcharge charged by Tutu-Tix. You’ll see their $1 per ticket fee, plus a 5% processing charge added at check out.

Finale

  • We will have a very special Video Finale! Dansations is bringing in a professional videographer to come to the studio and record the finale! The video will be filmed in classes throughout April & May. You will not want to miss this very special end to a very crazy year! 

Video

  • Each family will be given access to view the recital video through DanceBug! 
  • To access your account, simply go to Dancebug.com. You will be guided to login or create an account. To create an account, DanceBug asks for basic information such as name, e-mail, password, and address. After the show is edited and uploaded, DanceBug will automatically add the show to your account!