The 2018 Recital will be held June 2018 at Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside.
The mandatory 2018 Dress Rehearsal will be June 2018 at Benjamin Cardozo High School, Bayside.
Costume payments are due in November 2017.
The decision to participate in the dance recital is the parent’s responsibility and based upon the child’s ability to be backstage for the entirety of the performance and attend the full day dress rehearsal. Please take this into consideration before making your commitment to the annual dance recital. All recital students will be backstage under the supervision of Patti Schmidt, staff, and volunteers from the time they are dropped off to the end of the recital when they are picked up. Parents and guests will not be permitted backstage during the duration of the recital. Strictly enforced, no exceptions. Men and boys are not permitted backstage at any time. (If you are needed backstage, you will be notified.)
The Dress Rehearsal is MANDATORY. Only children who attend the rehearsal will be permitted to participate in the recital. The dress rehearsal requires a full-day time commitment, so please reserve the entire day.
The Dance Recital is an optional event. It is not mandatory for dance students to participate. Please remember that students must attend a full-day dress rehearsal and purchase a costume for each class they attend.
Dance costumes are required for the recital. Each dancer needs a costume for each dance. Only purchase costumes if you are available to attend the full-day mandatory dress rehearsal. A cash costume payment of $95 per costume is due in November with the 2nd tuition payment. Costume companies require 16 weeks to fulfill costume orders. Please submit your costume payment on time to assure that your child receives a costume in time for the recital. There is a $25 late fee for each costume ordered after the payment is due in November. Costumes ordered late are subject to availability. Costumes are non-refundable.
Recital tickets are $20 per ticket, and are sold by a lottery method. We require that each family purchase a minimum of five tickets. You may order more tickets if necessary. All ticket orders should be submitted in April. Every person needs a ticket to enter.
The Patti Schmidt Dance & Exercise Center awards: Five Year trophies, Ten Year trophies, Fifteen Year trophies, and Twenty Year trophies. Dance Participation trophies may be purchased for your child for $12 during April and May, and will be distributed in the studio during the class after the recital.