2019 Spring Recital

Up-to-date Recital Information

GADA Spring Dance Recital – May 18th, 2019

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
at 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

Recital SHOW Schedule

Recital Schedule May 18th, 2019

9:30am SHOW12pm SHOW2:30pm SHOW5pm SHOW7:30pm SHOW
INTRO mon 9:30-10:15 (sarah)INTRO tues 10:30-11:15 (lisa)INTRO wed 10:30-11:15 (lisa)INTRO wed 5:15-6 (sarah)
INTRO mon 5:15-6 (sarah)
CM I mon 10:15-11CM I tues 9:45-10:30 (lisa)CM I wed 9:45-10:30 (lisa)CM I thurs 10:30-11:15 (sarah)CM I sat 10:45-11:30 (lola)
CM I thurs 6:45-7:30CM I tues 4:45-5:30 (kate)CM I wed 5:45-6:30CM I thurs 5:30-6:15
CM II mon 10-11 (kate)CM II tues 9:30-10:30 (sarah)CM II wed 9:30-10:30 (sarah)CM II thurs 9:30-10:30 (sarah)CM II sat 9-10 (lola)
CM II mon 5:15-6:15 (alyssa)CM II tues 5:30-6:30 (kate)CM II wed 5-6 (lisa)CM II thurs 4:45-5:45 (alyssa)
Once Upon a Time mon 11-12Once Upon a Time tues 10:30-11:30Once Upon a Time wed 10:30-11:30
BT I mon 4:15-5:15 (alyssa)BT I wed 6:30-7:30BT I wed 4:15-5:15BT I thurs 4-5BT I thurs 5:45-6:45
BT II tues 6:30-7:30 (kate)BT II thurs 4:15-5:15 (sam)BT II wed 3:45-4:45 (kate)BT I/II sat 9-10
BT II mon 4:15-5:15 (cari)BT II tues 3:45-4:45BT II wed 4:45-5:45 (kate)BT II thurs 6:15-7:15 ()
HH I mon 3:30-4:15 (alyssa)HH I tues 3:30-4:15 (sam)HH I wed 5:15-6 (sam)HH I thurs 5:45-6:30 (sam)HH I sat 10-10:45 ()
HH I tues 4:45-5:30 (sam)
HH II mon 4:15-5:15 (sam)HH II tues 3:45-4:45 (arianna)HH II thurs 3:45-4:45HH II thurs 4:45-5:45HH II tues 7:30-8:30 (sam)
HH II tues 6-7HH III turs 6:30-7:30HH IV thurs 7:30-8:30HH V thurs 8:30-9:30
MT Jr 4-4:45MT Jr 4:45-5:30MT beg tues 5-6:30MT int tues 6-7:30MT adv tues 7-8:30
MT HS tues 8-9:30
Level I Level I Level I Level I/II
Ballet-Tap JazzBallet-Tap JazzBallet-Tap JazzBallet-Tap Jazz
mondays 4:15-5:45wednesdays 3:45-5:15thursdays 5:15-6:45saturdays 11:30-1
Level IILevel IILevel IILevel IILevel I/II
Ballet-Tap JazzBallet-Tap JazzBallet-Tap JazzBallet-Tap JazzBallet-Tap Jazz
mondays 5:15-7tuesdays 4:15-6wednesdays 6-8thursdays 3:45-5:30saturdays 11:30-1
Level IIILevel IIILevel IIILevel III
Ballet-Tap JazzBallet-Tap JazzBallet-Tap JazzBallet-Tap Jazz
mondays 6-8wednesdays 4:45-6:45thursdays 5-7saturdays 10-12
Level IVLevel IV
Ballet Tap JazzBallet Tap Jazz
tuesdays 5:30-8mondays 7-9:30
Level V
Ballet Tap Jazz
tuesdays 7-9:30
Drill Prep Beg/Int thurs 6:45-7:30Level A Level BLevel C Level D 
Jazz Beg/Int wed 8:15-9(m/w btj)(m/w btj)(m/w btj)(m/w btj)
Ballet Beg/Int wed 6:45-7:30Drill Prep Int/Adv thurs 7:30-8:30(ALL SHOWS)
Jazz Int mon 8:45-9:30Pointe Beg (C)Pointe Int/Adv (D)
Ballet Int wed 8:30-9:30
Contemp Beg/Int (B-3-4) thurs 8:30-9:30Contemp Int/Adv (C-5-D) thurs 7:30-8:30


Rehearsal Schedule May 15th and May 17th

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15thCM I mon 10:15-11 (sarah)9:30am show
4:15-4:45CM II mon 10-11 (kate)9:30am show
Once Upon a Time mon 11-12 (sarah/kate)9:30am show
CM I thurs 6:45-7:30 (alyssa)9:30am show
BT II mon 4:15-5:15 (cari)9:30am show
HH I tues 4:45-5:30 (sam)9:30am show
MT Jr 4-4:45 (sally)9:30am show
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15thBT I mon 4:15-5:15 (alyssa)9:30am show
4:45-5:15INTRO mon 9:30-10:15 (sarah)9:30am show
INTRO mon 5:15-6 (sarah)9:30am show
BT II tues 6:30-7:30 (kate)9:30am show
HH I mon 3:30-4:15 (alyssa)9:30am show
HH II mon 4:15-5:15 (sam)9:30am show
HH II tues 6-7 (arianna)9:30am show
Level IÊBallet-Tap Jazz mondays 4:15-5:459:30am show
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15thCM II mon 5:15-6:15 (alyssa)9:30am show
5:15-6:00Level II Ballet-Tap Jazz mondays 5:15-79:30am show
Level III Ballet-Tap Jazz mondays 6-89:30am show
Drill Prep Beg/Int thurs 6:45-7:30 (arianna)9:30am show
Jazz Beg/Int wed 8:15-9 (sam)9:30am show
Ballet Beg/Int wed 6:45-7:30 (Jessica)9:30am show
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15thCM I tues 9:45-10:30 (lisa)12noon show
6-6:30CM I tues 4:45-5:30 (kate)12noon show
CM II tues 9:30-10:30 (sarah)12noon show
Once Upon a Time tues 10:30-11:3012noon show
BT II thurs 4:15-5:15 (sam)12noon show
MT Jr 4:45-5:30 (sally)12noon show
HH I tues 3:30-4:15 (sam)12noon show
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15thINTRO tues 10:30-11:15 (lisa)12noon show
6:30-7CM II tues 5:30-6:30 (kate)12noon show
Level II Ballet-Tap Jazz tuesdays 4:15-612noon show
HH II tues 3:45-4:45 (arianna)12noon show
Level A ballet-tap-jazz (mon/wed)12noon show
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15thBT I wed 6:30-7:30 (kate)12noon show
7-7:45HH III thurs 6:30-7:30 (sam)12noon show
BT II tues 3:45-4:45 (kate)12noon show
Level IV Ballet Tap Jazz tuesdays 5:30-812noon show
Drill Prep Int/Adv thurs 7:30-8:30 (arianna)12noon show
Jazz Int mon 8:45-9:30 (sam)12noon show
Ballet Int wed 8:30-9:30 (jessica)12noon show
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15thLevel IÊBallet-Tap Jazz wednesdays 3:45-5:152:30pm show
7:45-8:15BT II wed 4:45-5:45 (kate)2:30pm show
HH I wed 5:15-6 (sam)2:30pm show
HH II thurs 3:45-4:45 (arianna)2:30pm show
MT beg tues 5-6:30 (sally)2:30pm show
Level II Ballet-Tap Jazz wednesdays 6-82:30pm show
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15thHH IV thurs 7:30-8:30 (sam)2:30pm show
8:15-8:45Level III Ballet-Tap Jazz wednesdays 4:45-6:452:30pm show
Level IV Ballet Tap Jazz mondays 7-9:302:30pm show
Level B ballet-tap-jazz (m/w)2:30pm show
Contemp Beg/Int (B-3-4) thurs 8:30-9:30 (alyssa)2:30pm show
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15thLevel D ballet-tap-jazzALL SHOWS
8:45-9:30Heartsong Dance Co.ALL SHOWS
FRIDAY, MAY 17th CM I thurs 10:30-11:15 (sarah)5pm show
4:15-4:45BT II wed 3:45-4:45 (kate)5pm show
BT I thurs 4-5 (kate)5pm show
BT II thurs 6:15-7:15 (cari)5pm show
FRIDAY, MAY 17th CM I thurs 5:30-6:15 (kate)5pm show
4:45-5:15CM II thurs 9:30-10:30 (sarah)5pm show
CM II thurs 4:45-5:45 (alyssa)5pm show
HH I thurs 5:45-6:30 (sam)5pm show
Level II Ballet-Tap Jazz thursdays 3:45-5:305pm show
FRIDAY, MAY 17th HH II thurs 4:45-5:45 (arianna)5pm show
5:15-6MT int tues 6-7:30 (sally)5pm show
Level I Ballet-Tap Jazz thursdays 5:15-6:455pm show
Level III Ballet-Tap Jazz thursdays 5-75pm show
Level CÊballet-tap-jazz m/w5pm show
Pointe Beg (C) mon 7pm (cari)5pm show
FRIDAY, MAY 17thINTRO wed 10:30-11:15 (lisa)2:30pm show
6-6:45CM I wed 5:45-6:30 (kate)2:30pm show
CM II wed 9:30-10:30 (sarah)2:30pm show
Once Upon a Time wed 10:30-11:302:30pm show
CM I wed 9:45-10:30 (lisa)2:30pm show
BT I wed 4:15-5:15 (cari)2:30pm show
CM II wed 5-6 (lisa)2:30pm show
FRIDAY, MAY 17th INTRO wed 5:15-6 (sarah)7:30pm show
6:45-7:15CM I sat 10-10:45 (lola)7:30pm show
BT I thurs 5:45-6:45 (alyssa)7:30pm show
BT I/II sat 9-10 (cari)7:30pm show
HH I sat 10-10:45 (arianna)7:30pm show
Level I/II ballet-tap-jazz saturdays 11:30-17:30pm show
FRIDAY, MAY 17th CM II sat 9-10 (lola)7:30pm show
7:15-7:45HH II tues 7:30-8:30 (sam)7:30pm show
MT adv tues 7-8:307:30pm show
Level III Ballet-Tap Jazz saturdays 10-127:30pm show
FRIDAY, MAY 17th HH V thurs 8:30-9:30 (sam)7:30pm show
7:45-9MT HS tues 8-9:307:30pm show
Level V ballet-tap-jazz tuesdays 7-9:307:30pm show
Pointe Int/Adv (D) Mon 8:45-9:30 (Amanda B)7:30pm show
Contemp Int/Adv (C-5-D) thurs 7:30-8:30 (Alyssa)7:30pm show
Heartsong Dance CoALL SHOWS

Recital Info

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 Wednesday, May 15th and Friday, May 17th.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 13th. Rehearsals on Wednesday 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 $50 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 March.
  • 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?

  • The last regular classes are on Monday, May 14th.
  • No classes on Tues-Wed
  • Rehearsals on Thurs-Fri
  • 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.