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2018 Spring Recital.

Up-to-date Recital Information

GADA Spring Dance Recital – May 19th, 2018

Being part of the recital performance builds self-esteem and self-confidence and gives students
a chance to showcase the results of all of their hard work, dedication, and progress. Participation
in the end of the year dance recital is not mandatory; however, it is strongly encouraged and is considered
an important part of the overall dance experience.

Hendrickson Performing Arts Center

Dance recitals will be held at the Hendrickson High Gerrell Moore Performing Arts Center

19201 Colorado Sand Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660

Recital Schedule May 19th

9:30am SHOW12pm SHOW2:30pm SHOW5pm SHOW7:30pm SHOW
Mon 9:30-10:15 Intro (sarah)Tues 10:30-11:15 Intro (lisa)Wed10:30-11:15 Intro (lisa)Thurs Intro 5:15-6 (sarah)
Wed Intro 6:30-7:15 (lisa)
Mon 10:15-11 CM I (sarah)Tues 9:45-10:30 CM I (sarah) Wed 9:45-10:30 CM I (sarah)Thurs 10:30-11:15 CM I (sarah)Wed CM I 6-6:45 (sarah)
Mon CM I 6:00-6:45 (lisa)Mon 5:30-6:15pm CM I (kate)Thurs CM I 5-5:45 (kate)Sat CM I 10-10:45 (kate)
Mon 11-12 CM II (sarah)Tues 9:30-10:30 CM II (lisa)Wed 9:30-10:30 CM II (Lisa)Thurs 9:30-10:30 CM II (sarah)Sat CM II 9-10 (kate)
Mon CM II 5:00-6:00 (lisa)Tues CM II 6:00-7:00 (sarah)Wed CM II 4:00-5:00 (kate)Thurs CM II 6:45-7:45 (kate)Thurs CM II 4:15-5:15 (sarah)
Tues 10:30-11:30 Once Upon a Time! (sarah) Wed 10:30-11:30 Once Upon a Time! (sarah)
Mon BT I 4:15-5:15 (cari)Thurs BT I 3:45-4:45 (sam)Wed BT I 5:00-6:00 (cari)Thurs BT I 6:00-7:00 (sarah)Sat BT I 10-11 (sam)
Mon BT I 3:45-4:45 (sarah)Tues BT II 5-6pm (kate)Wed BT I 4:15-5:15 (sarah)Mon BT I 6:15-7:15 (kate)Tues BT I 4-5 (kate)
Wed BT II 7:15-8:15 (Lisa)Tues BT II 5:45-6:45 (sam)Wed BT I 5:30-6:30 sam)Thurs BT II 4:00-5:00 (kate)Sat BT II 9-10 (cari)
Tues HH1 5-5:45 (sam)Wed BT II 3:30-4:30 (cari)Thurs BT II 5:30-6:30 (sam)Tues HH I 3:15 (kate)
Mon HH I 4:45-5:30 (sam)Thurs HH 2 6:30-7:30 (ariana)Tues HH1 6:45-7:30 (sam)Thurs HH I 4:45-5:30 (sam)Sat HH I 9:15-10 (sam)
Wed HH 2 4:30-5:30 (sam)Thurs HH 2 4:30-5:30 (ariana)Thurs HH 2 5:30-6:30 (ariana)
Mon 1 ballet 3:45-4:15 (cari)Mon 1 tap 6:45-7:15 (lisa)Wed 1 ballet 4:30-5 (cari)Thurs 1 ballet 5:15-5:45 (jessica)Sat 1 tap 11-11:30 (sam)
Mon 1 tap 4:15-4:45 (sam)Mon 1 ballet 7:15-7:45 (cari)Wed 1 jazz 5-5:30 (kate)Thrs 1 jazz 5:45-6:15 (kate)Sat 1 ballet 11:30-12 (cari)
Mon 1 jazz 4:45-5:15 (sarah)Mon 1 jazz 7:45-8:15 (sam)Wed 1 tap 5:30-6 (kate)Thurs 1 tap 6:15-6:45(kate)Sat 1 jazz 12-12:30 (kate)
Mon 2 ballet 4:30-5:15pm (elif)Tues 2 ballet 3:45-4:30 (elif)Wed 2 ballet 5:15-6 (elif)Thurs 2 tap 4-4:30 (ariana)Sat 2 ballet 10:45-11:30 (cari)
Mon 2 jazz 5:15-5:45 (sarah)Tues 2 jazz 4:30-5:00 (sam)Wed 2 tap 6:00-6:30 (kate)Thurs 2 ballet 4:30-5:15 (jessica)Sat 2 tap 11:30-12 (kate)
Mon 2 tap 5:45-6:15 (sam)Tues 2 tap 5:00-5:30 (amanda)Wed 2 jazz 6:30-7:00 (kate)Thurs 2 jazz 3:30-4 (kate)
Sat 2 jazz 12-12:30 (sam)
Tues 3 jazz 3:45-4:30 (sam)Wed tap 3 4:00-4:30 (sam)Thurs 3 ballet 6:15-7 (jessica)Sat 3 ballet 10-10:45 (cari)
Tues 3 ballet 4:30-5:30 (elif)Wed 3 ballet 4:30-5:15 (elif)Thurs 3 jazz 7-7:45 (sarah)Sat 3 jazz 10:45-11:30 (kate)
Tues tap 3 5:30-6:00 (amanda)Wed 3 jazz 5:15-6 (sarah)Thurs 3 tap 7:45-8:15 (ariana)Sat tap 3 11:30-12 (sam)
Tues Musical Theater JR 4:45-5:30 Tues Musical Theater Beg 5:30-7:00 Musical Theater Int 6:00-7:30 Tues Musial Theater adv 7:00-8:30
Thurs Drill Prep Beg/Int 7:45-8:30 (sarah)Mon int/adv adv pointe 7:15-8:15 (Elif)
Thurs Drill Prep Int/Adv 8:30-9:30 (sarah)Mon beg/int pointe 8:15-9:00 (Cari)
Thurs Ballet BASICS 7:00-7:45 (jessica)Thurs hh 3 6:30-7:30 (sam)Thurs hh 4 7:30-8:30 (sam)Thurs hh 5 8:30-9:30 (sam)
Level A Ballet-Tap-JazzLevel B Ballet-Tap-JazzLevel C - Ballet/Tap/JazzLevel D Ballet/Tap/Jazz
Tues 7:30-8:30 BALLET INT (elif)
Tues 8:30-9:30 Jazz OPEN (sam)Mon 8:15-9:15 OPEN Contemporary (kate/robin)Mon 7:15-8:15 Beg Contemp (kate/
Mon Contemp Int 7:15-8:15 (kate/robin)Mon Contemp Adv 8:15-9:15 (kate/robin)
Mon tap 4 6:45-7:15 (sam)Tues tap 4 6:00-6:30 (amanda)Tues tap 5 (amanda) 7:00-7:30 (amanda)
Mon level 4 ballet 7:15-8:15 (jessica)Tues level 4 ballet 6:30-7:30 (elif)Tues level 5 jazz 7:30-8:30 (sarah/sam)
Mon level 4 jazz 8:15-9:15 (sam)Tues level 4 jazz 7:30-8:30 (sarah/sam)Tues level 5 ballet 8:30-9:30 (elif)

Rehearsal Schedule May 18th-May 19th


Things to Know

  • There will be FIVE different performances: 9:30am, 12noon, 2:30pm, 5pm, and 7:30pm. Each performance will be under 90 minutes.  Though we try to group siblings in the same show, we will not be able to honor this request for every family due to the large amount of families we serve – please be flexible and know that if you have more than one child, they may be dancing in different shows.
  • Stage rehearsals will take place at Hendrickson High School on Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th.Stage rehearsals ARE MANDATORY as they allow students to get a feel for the space, lighting, etc.  Missing stage rehearsals without prior approval, will result in NOT being able to perform in the show.
  • Classes recital week: The last regular classes are on Monday, May 14th. No classes on Tuesday OR Wednesday. Rehearsals on Thursday and Friday, recital on Saturday.
  • PLEASE MAKE SURE you know your assigned SHOW TIME and REHEARSAL TIME. We will not hold rehearsals or shows for late dancers. Parents are welcome to stay in audience during rehearsals. Costumes are NOT worn to rehearsals. Dance shoes are required.
  • Each FAMILY will receive a code that can be used towards complimentary tickets for the show they have dancers performing in. Additional tickets may be purchased in advance for $8/ticket. Recital tickets always go on sale the day we return from spring break through our reserved ticketing system tututix.com.  Families MUST purchase/reserve assigned seating in advance.  The first TWO WEEKS of ticketing, families will be limited to 4 tickets each – then we will open ticket sales to first come first serve until shows sell out.
  • NO TICKETS will be sold at the door.
  • Anyone OVER the age of 2 MUST have a ticket to enter the performance. (2s and under MUST be lap children if they do not purchase a ticket.)
  • We will have the show professionally videotaped.  No technology devices are to be used during the show (no phones, no ipads, etc).
  • Please remind guests no cell phones or texting during performances.
  • Dancers stay backstage the entire recital. One parent escorts the dancer backstage 10-20 minutes before show time. Parents are given a wristband which must be worn to access backstage after the show. Dancers 6 and under are signed in and out with an assigned volunteer. All students are supervised during the show and through bows. After bows, backstage is opened up for wrist banded parents. No parents are allowed backstage during the recital performances.
  • If you wish to participate in the end of year recital, you are COMMITTED to paying tuition through the end of the school year.  If you do NOT wish to participate in the recital, you MUST notify the front office IN WRITING by December 1st to avoid paying costume fees.
  • Should a dancer need to drop due to emergency situations (relocations, medical reasons, etc) a $75 costume fee will be owed for EACH costume ordered for the dancer.
  • Should a child change classes after January 1st, a $55 class change fee will apply.
  • Due to the recital process, attendance becomes very important during the spring.  Due to this nature, no make-ups will be allowed beginning in February.
  • Flowers and trophies will be sold IN ADVANCE through a company fundraiser in the GADA lobby that you can pick up for your child at the performance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Things TO do

Check the costume cheat sheet, given to you with your costume, for the following:

  • Accessories your child needs to complete their costume – TIGHTS and
  • SHOES!
  • Hair piece
  • Shoes
  • Shoe bows
  • Any Miscellaneous items
  • There will be hundreds of little pink and black shoes – label your stuff.

Week of the Recital… are there regular classes?

  • he last regular classes are on Monday, May 16th.
  • No classes on Tuesday
  • Rehearsals on Wednesday and Thursday
  • Recital on Saturday

Things NOT to do

  • Wear underwear with costume…. don’t do it.
  • Wear any jewelry, watches, rope bracelets, other than the required rhinestone earrings.
  • Have any strings hanging from costume or on ballet slippers.
  • NO FOOD or DRINK backstage

What time to show up

  • Dancers need to be backstage 10min-30min ahead of showtime.
  • Please bring dancers ready to go in costume, hair and make-up. Shoes can be changed backstage upon arrival.
  • ONE parent should bring the dancer backstage. Dancers 6 and under will be signed in and out.
  • General audience seating opens up 30 min ahead of showtime.

What if my dancer needs to change costumes?

  • Older dancers are provided changing rooms to make quick costume changes.
  • Younger dancers will be allowed to have a parent come backstage during the show to help with costume changes. Please make sure your name has been added to the allowed parents backstage list during stage rehearsals.

How do I know what costume to wear first?

  • Ms. Sally will make sure all combo classes know which dance comes first at stage rehearsals.
  • Show order sheets will also be posted in the GADA lobby in late April/early May.

Who needs a recital ticket?

  • Parents are given 2 free recital tickets with their child’s showtime when costumes are handed out in March.
  • Any additional guests or siblings (over the age of 2) will need a ticket.
  • If your dancer is scheduled for more than one show, tickets will be needed for both shows.

Recital Make-up

  • All female dancers are encouraged to wear make up for the stage — boys do not!
  • Wear eye shadow from the plum, lavender, brown family. (Avoid blue or green)
  • Lipstick should be a bright color from the red family.
  • Blush should be a bit darker than street wear.
  • Mascara and eye liner are option for little ones.

Recital Hair

  • Hair should be done in the style described on the costume cheat sheet (given with the costume)
  • Kid-Proof hair buns (see video below)
    • Slick hair back using a wet brush and hair spray.
    • Apply more hair spray.
    • Then comb with the wet brush.
    • Pull hair back into a pony tail at the crown of her head. (Visualize a diagonal line from the child’s chin to the crown of her head)
    • Braid hair or wrap hair into the bun shape.
    • Your goal is a neat, (flat) bun.
    • Secure bun with heavy hair pins and bobby pins. Cross or X the pins to anchor them.
    • Most important is a hair net that you can find at CVS.
    • Try to smooth out all whispies, bangs are fine.
  • If your dancer is wearing a tiara, flowers or head piece on stage it must be secured with bobby pins so that it will not fall out, become a distraction or tripping/slipping hazard.

Parent Volunteers

  • Backstage volunteers need to arrive 45 min ahead of showtime
  • House volunteers need to arrive 45 min ahead of showtime
  • All volunteers report to the auditorium 45 min ahead of showtime. A faculty member will be at the house door with approved list and let you in. Assignments and directions will be given from there.

How to do Basic Stage Make-up

Recital Opt-out Notice

If you are not participating in the spring recital, please fill out the form below to opt-out.

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