2021 Spring Recital

Up-to-date Recital Information

GADA Spring Dance Recitals – MINI-SHOWS May 17th - 21st, 2021!

We encourage everyone to try not to imagine recitals of years past, but instead see this as a new adventure in keeping the arts and performances alive amidst the pandemic! Easier said than done, I know, but staying positive is SO important for our dancers and community!

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OUTDOOR VENUE

The biggest obstacle for recital performances is the audience. Large gatherings are just unlikely, even for May 2021. So, we have re-imagined and come up with a pretty awesome alternative for performances this season!

Holding a performance outdoors is lower risk than indoors! In addition, local schools are not allowing auditorium performances to take place at this point. Should this change in the spring, we would consider moving to the traditional indoor stage space, BUT for now we are planning on being outdoors! We are SO EXCITED to work with the City of Round Rock and use the Raab Amphitheater located next to the Play For All Abilities park! LOTS more details to come -- but think "blues on the green" meets "picnic in the park" as you sit in the fresh air and watch your dancer shine!

LIMITED AUDIENCE!

Instead of 5 BIG recital performances, we will be having LOTS of mini-shows. This will allow limited guests at every mini-show. Each dancer will be allowed to have 2 guests attend the performance. (This meets city requirements AT THIS TIME. Should this change as spring arrives, we will re-evaluate at that point.) We KNOW dancers have lots of adoring fans who want to attend, but safety comes first 🙂 The good news is, we WILL allow recordings this season so audience members can go home and share the fun with other friends and family!

GREAT WEATHER!

May can be lovely. We also know it can be warm 🙂 This is partly why we are keeping performances short and sweet 🙂 Yes, we have rain plans as well 🙂

SHORTER PERFORMANCES!

We have lots of families! We know many of you grouped siblings or chose classes based on recital assignments. Therefore, we have divided each recital into 3 mini-shows! (Therefore, your children or classes can still be on the same evening.) See the table below for mini-show assignments! Each performance will run 30 min or less. (Please note, we will NOT be holding stage rehearsals this season. Don't worry - we will prepare all our dancers in class so they are ready to shine! Instead, we will use the week of May 17th to have nightly mini-shows all week long!

Dance recitals will be held at the Raab Amphitheater!

Recitals will be held nightly May 17th-21st!

151 N A.W. Grimes Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78664

Recital SHOW Schedule

Recital Mini-Show Assignments!

Monday, May 17thTuesday, May 18thWednesday, May 19thThursday, May 20thFriday, May 21st
5pm mini-show5pm mini-show5pm mini-show5pm mini-show5pm mini-show
CM I Mon 10:30amCM I Tues 9:30amCM I Wed 10:30amCM I Thurs 5:15pmCM I Sat 9:00am
CM II Mon 9:30amBT I Tues 5:15pmBT I Wed 4:30pmCM II Thurs 5:45pmBT I Wed 3:45pm
BT I Mon 4:15pmHH 1 Tues 5:00pmHH 1 Tues 7:15pmBT II Mon 3:45pmHH 1 Thurs 4:30pm
Level 1 B/T/J MonMT JR MON 5:45pmLevel 1 B/T/J WedLevel 1 B/T/J ThursLevel 1/2 B/T/J Sat
HH 2 Tues 3:45pmLevel 1 B/T/J TuesLevel 2 B/T/J Wed 3:30-5pmHH 2 Thurs 7:30pmLevel D BTJ
HH 2 Tues 6:15pm
6pm mini-show6pm mini-show6pm mini-show6pm mini-show6pm mini-show
CM I Mon 6:15pmCM II Tues 10:15amCM II Wed 9:30amCM II Wed 4:45pmCM II Sat 10:45am
CM II Mon 5:15pmBT II Tues 4:15pmBT II Wed 6:00pmHH 1 Thurs 6:45pm (Ms Jonesy)BT I/II Sat 10:15am
BT I Tues 7:00pmLevel 2 B/T/J TuesLevel 2 B/T/J Wed 5:45-7:30pmLevel 2 B/T/J ThursLevel 3 B/T/J Sat
HH 1 Tues 3:30pmMusical Theater 1 (Monday class)Musical Theater 2Level 3 B/T/J ThursContemporary C/D/5
Level 2 B/T/J MonContemporary Beg/IntHH 2 Thurs 4:00pmJazz INT WedPointe D
Ballet Beg/InBallet INT Wed
Pointe C + Pointe Beg
Drill Int/Adv Thurs 7:30pm
7pm mini-show7pm mini-show7pm mini-show7pm mini-show7pm mini-show
BT II Mon 7:00pmMusical Theater 1 (Tuesday class)BT II Wed 3:30pmHH 1 Thurs 6:45pm (Ms Kate)Level 5 B/T/J
*Level 4/5 TAP WED CLASS
MT JR Mon 4:00pmLevel 4 B/T/J
*Level 4/5 TAP TUES CLASS
Level 3 B/T/J WedLevel C B/T/JMusical Theater 4
Level A B/T/JHH 3 Thurs 5:45pmLevel B B/T/JMusical Theater 3HH 2 Mon 4:45pm
Drill Beg/Int Thurs 8:15pmTap Beg/IntContemporary A/B/3/4HH 4 Tues 8:00pmHH 5 Thurs 8:30pm
Jazz Beg/Int Thurs 8:15pmLevel D BTJHH 3 Wed 4:00pmLevel D BTJLevel 4/5 Tap (WED NIGHT CLASS)
Level D BTJLevel D BTJ

Recital Details & FAQ

NITTY GRITTY DETAILS and FAQ

Yes - this year we are NOT charging for recital tickets. Instead, each dancer will simply be charged a $35 performance fee (per dancer NOT per class). This fee will help cover rental and production expenses for the performances. 

 
(Please note, recital performance fees are NOT REFUNDABLE).

Performance fees will be charged and collected with February tuition on Feb 2nd.

You can always decide NOT to participate in the recital. However, once you opt-out, you cannot opt back in.
 
YES! We would never expect a dancer to show up and perform with other kids without practicing first. However, we know COVID numbers are high right now, and we FULLY respect those choosing to dance from home. Therefore, we ask all recital participants to be back in class and ready to rehearse when we return from spring break. (March 22nd). (Assuming numbers are safer in March.)
Right now, we have an agreement with the city of Round Rock that every dancer can have TWO audience members watch their performance. We will increase this number as we are able. First priority will of course go to siblings of dancers. 
 
Right now, however, we must abide by our agreement of 2 audience members per dancer. This is for EVERYONE's safety and is part of what enables us to offer live performance options. We understand it is not ideal, and look forward to large audiences again in future years!
All of our mini-shows will be held in the amphitheater located directly behind the Raab house (next to the Play for All Abilities Park just off AW Grimes). LOTS of details will come later this spring in regards to where to park, arrival times, dancer instructions, etc!
Nope! We will handle all of the preparations IN CLASS this season! Yay -less for parents to worry about adding to their busy spring calendars. Outside of class, dancers will just need to come to their assigned show day and performance time!
We will follow the health protocol for mask recommendations at the time of the performance. If we had to guess now, audience mask-wearing WILL probably be required, with dancers being optional while on stage (but worn while backstage). All of the GADA faculty and staff will be masked throughout all GADA performance events.
These spaces will be randomly assigned and you will be directed to your area upon entry into the amphitheater.
More details will come regarding where you take your dancer before the performance, the performance procedures, as well as picking up dancers after performances. Our goal is to make your mini-show as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, while also keeping our dancers 100% safe. As we work out details, more communication will come later this spring!

The Audience CAN...

 
Audience members CAN take video this season due to the laid back nature of the performance.
 
Audience members CAN bring food/drinks that abide by park rules.
 
Audience members CAN bring blankets or low to ground chairs to sit in!
 
Audience members CAN cheer and clap and get excited to watch our amazing GADA dancers in this beautiful park setting!

Recital Opt-out Notice

If you do NOT wish to participate in the spring recital, please fill out the form below to opt-out.  (If you have already opted out of a costume, you do not need to opt out again.)