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2020 Spring Recital

Up-to-date Recital Information

GADA Spring Dance Recital – May 16th, 2020

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 16th, 2020

Intro to Dance - Mon 5:15-6pmIntro to Dance - Tues 10:30-11:15am
Inro to Dance - Wed 5-5:45pmIntro to Dance - Mon 9:30-10:15am
CM I - Mon 10:15-11amCM I - Tues 9:45-10:30amCM I - Wed 9:45-10:30aCM I - Thurs 5-5:45pmCM I - Thurs 3:45-4:30pm
CM I - Mon 6-6:45pmCM I - Wed 3:30-4:15pmCM I - wed 5:15-6pmCM I - Sat 9-9:45am
CM II - Mon 11-12pmCM II - Tues 9:30-10:30amCM II - Wed 9:30-10:30amCM II - Thurs 5:30-6:30pmCM II - Sat 9:45-10:45am
CM II - Mon 5-6pmCM II Tues 5:15-6:15pmCM II - Wed 6-7pm
Once Upon Tues 10:30-11:30amOnce Upon Wed 10:30-11:30am
BT I - Mon 4:15-5:15pmBT I - Tues 4:45-5:45pmBT I - Wed 3:45-4:45pmBT I - Thurs 4-5pmBT I / II - Sat 9:15-10:15am
BT I - Mon 6:45-7:45pmBT I - wed 5:45-6:45pm
BT II - Mon 4-5pmBT II - Tues 4:15-5:15pmBT II - Wed 4:15-5:15pmBT II - Thurs 4:30-5:30pmBT II - Thurs 7-8pm
BT II - Wed 4:45-5:45pm
HH I - Mon 3:30-4:15pmHH I - Tues 4-4:45pmHH I - Wed 3:45-4:30pmHH I - Sat 10:15-11am
HH I - Mon 4:15-5pmHH I - Wed 5:30-6:15pm HH I - Thurs 4:15-5pm
HH II - Mon 7:30-8:30pmHH II - Wed 4:30-5:30pmHH II - Thurs 4-5pmHH II - Thurs 5-6pmHH II - Sat 12:15-1pm
HH III - Tues 7:15-8:15pm HH IV - Tues 8:15-9:15pmHH III - Thurs 5:30-6:30pm HH II - wed 7:30-8:30m
HH V - Thurs 8:30-9:30pm
Musical Theater JR - Mon 4-4:45pmMusical Theater JR - Tues 4:30-5:15pm Musical Theater JR - Wed 4:45-5:30pm Musical Theater Level 3 - Tues 6:15-7:45pmMusical Theater Level 4 - Tues 6:45-8:15pm
Musical Theater Level 1 - Tues 5:15-6:45pmMusical Theater Level 2 - Tues 5:45-7:15pm
Level I - MONLevel I - TUESLevel I - WEDLevel I - THURSLevel I - SAT
Tap 4:15-4:45pmBallet 4:45-5:15pmTap 3:30-5Ballet 6-6:30pmTap 9:45-10:15am
Ballet 4:45-5:15pmTap 5:15-5:45pmBallet 4-4:30Tap 6:30-7pmBallet 10:15-10:45am
Jazz 5:15-5:45pmJazz 5:45-6:15pm Jazz 4:30-5Jazz 7-7:30pm Jazz 10:45-11:15am
Level II - MONLevel II - TUESLevel II - WEDLevel II - THURSLevel II - SAT
Tap 4:45-5:15pm Ballet 4-4:45pmBallet 6:15-7pmTap 3:45-4:15pm Ballet 10:45-11:15am
Ballet 5:15-6pmTap 4:45-5:15pmTap 7-7:30pmBallet 4:15-5pmJazz 11:15-11:45
Jazz 6-6:30pmJazz 5:15-5:45pmJazz 7:30-8pm Jazz 5-5:30pmTap 11:45-12:15
Level III - MONLevel 4 BTJ - THURS Level III - THURSLevel III - SAT
Tap 5:30-6pmBallet 6:30-7:30pm Ballet 5-5:45pm Tap 11-11:30am
Ballet 6-6:45pmJazz 7:30-8:30pmJazz 5:45-6:30pmBallet 11:30-12:15pm
Jazz 6:45-7:30pmTap 8:30-9pm Level B BTJTap 6:30-7pm Jazz 12:15-1pm
Drill prep beg/int - Thurs 6:30-7:30pmLevel A BTJLevel D BTJDrill Prep Int/Adv - Thurs 7:30-8:30pm
Level C BTJJazz Int - Mon 8:30-9:30pm
Jazz Beg/Int - Mon 8:30-9:30pmContemporary Beg/Int - Mon 7:30-8:30pmContemporary Beg/Int - Wed 8-9pmPointe CBallet Int - Thurs 8:30-9:30pm
Level D BTJLevel D BTJ
Ballet Beg/Int -
Thurs 7:30-8:30pm
Tues 8:15-9:15pm
Level 5 BTJ
Tap Beg/Int - Tues 7:45-8:15Tap 6-6:30pm
Tap Int - Tues 8:15-8:45pmBallet 6:30-7:30pm
Level D BTJJazz 7:30-8:30pm
Level D BTJ
Pointe D
Contemporary Int/Adv (C-D-5) - Mon 6:30-7:30pm


Rehearsal Schedule May 13th and May 15th

4:15-5:00CM I - Mon 10:15-11am (Ms Sarah)RED - 9:30am
BT I - Mon 4:15-5:15pm (Ms Sarah)RED - 9:30am
BT II - Mon 4-5pm (Ms Cari)RED - 9:30am
HH I - Mon 3:30-4:15pm (Ms Kate)RED - 9:30am
Musical Theater JR - Mon 4-4:45pm (Ms Jonesy)RED - 9:30am
Level I Ballet-Tap-Jazz- Mon 4:15-5:45 (sam-tikiri-jonesy)RED - 9:30am
5:00-5:30CM II - Mon 11-12pm (ms Sarah)RED - 9:30am
CM II - Mon 5-6pm (Ms Kate)RED - 9:30am
HH I - Mon 4:15-5pm (Ms Kate)RED - 9:30am
Level II Ballet-Tap-Jazz- Mon 4:45-6:30 (sam-cari-sarahRED - 9:30am
Drill prep beg/int - Thurs 6:30-7:30pm (Ms Ariana)RED - 9:30am
Tap Beg/Int - Tues 7:45-8:15 (Ms Robin)RED - 9:30am
Tap Int - Tues 8:15-8:45pm (Ms Robin)RED - 9:30am
5:30-6Intro - Mon 5:15-6pm (Ms Sarah)RED - 9:30am
CM I - Mon 6-6:45pm (Ms Kate)RED - 9:30am
BT I - Mon 6:45-7:45pm (Ms Kate)RED - 9:30am
HH II - Mon 7:30-8:30pm (Ms Sam)RED - 9:30am
Level III Ballet-Tap-Jazz Mon 5:30-7:30 (sam-cari-sarah)RED - 9:30am
Jazz Beg/Int - Mon 8:30-9:30pm (ms Jonesy)RED - 9:30am
Ballet Beg/Int -
Thurs 7:30-8:30pm
Tues 8:15-9:15pm
(Ms Jessica)
RED - 9:30am
6-6:30Intro to Dance - Tues 10:30-11:15am (Ms Lisa)ORANGE - 12noon
CM I - Wed 3:30-4:15pm (Ms Kate)ORANGE - 12noon
CM II - Tues 9:30-10:30am (Ms Sarah)ORANGE - 12noon
Once Upon Tues 10:30-11:30amORANGE - 12noon
CM I - Tues 9:45-10:30am (Ms Lisa)ORANGE - 12noon
BT II - Tues 4:15-5:15pm (Ms Sam)ORANGE - 12noon
6:30-7Musical Theater JR - Tues 4:30-5:15pm (Ms Lola)ORANGE - 12noon
CM II Tues 5:15-6:15pm (Ms Jonesy)ORANGE - 12noon
BT I - Tues 4:45-5:45pm (Ms Kate)ORANGE - 12noon
HH II - Wed 4:30-5:30pm (Ms Sam)ORANGE - 12noon
Level I Ballet-Tap-Jazz TUES 4:45-6:15 (jonesy-amanda-sam)ORANGE - 12noon
Musical Theater Level 1 TUES 5:15-6:45ORANGE - 12noon
7:00-7:30HH I - Tues 4-4:45pm (Ms Kate)ORANGE - 12noon
HH III - Tues 7:15-8:15pm (Ms Sam)ORANGE - 12noon
Level II Ballet-Tap-Jazz TUES 4-5:45 (jonesy-amanda-sam)ORANGE - 12noon
Level 4 Ballet-Tap-Jazz THURS 6:30-9ORANGE - 12noon
Level A Ballet-Tap-Jazz MON/WEDORANGE - 12noon
Contemporary Beg/Int - Mon 7:30-8:30pm (Jonesy)ORANGE - 12noon
7:30-8:15BT II - Wed 4:15-5:15pm (Ms Kate)GREEN - 2:30pm
BT I - wed 5:45-6:45pm (Ms Sam)GREEN - 2:30pm
BT II - Wed 4:45-5:45pm (Ms Cari)GREEN - 2:30pm
HH I - Wed 5:30-6:15pm (Ms Jonesy)GREEN - 2:30pm
Musical Theater JR - Wed 4:45-5:30pm (Ms Jonesy)GREEN - 2:30pm
Level I Ballet-Tap-Jazz WED 3:30-5 (Jonesy-sarah)GREEN - 2:30pm
8:15-9HH II - Thurs 4-5pm (Ms Ariana)GREEN - 2:30pm
HH IV - Tues 8:15-9:15pm (Ms Sam)GREEN - 2:30pm
Level II Ballet-Tap-Jazz WED 6:15-8pm (Jonesy-sarah)GREEN - 2:30pm
Musical Theater Level 2 TUES 5:45-7:15pmGREEN - 2:30pm
Level B Ballet-Tap-Jazz Mon/Wed
GREEN - 2:30pm
Contemporary Beg/Int -We 8-9pm (Tikiri)
9:00-9:45LEVEL DALL
4:15-5:15CM I - Wed 9:45-10:30am (Ms Lisa)GREEN - 2:30pm
CM I - wed 5:15-6pm (Ms Kate)GREEN - 2:30pm
CM II - Wed 9:30-10:30am (Ms Sarah)GREEN - 2:30pm
CM II - Wed 6-7pm (Ms Lisa)GREEN - 2:30pm
Once Upon Wed 10:30-11:30amGREEN - 2:30pm
BT I - Wed 3:45-4:45pm (Ms Cari)GREEN - 2:30pm
HH I - Wed 3:45-4:30pm (Ms Sam)GREEN - 2:30pm
5:15-5:45Intro to Dance - Wed 5-5:45pm (Ms Sarah)BLUE - 5pm
CM I - Thurs 5-5:45pm (Ms Jonesy)BLUE - 5pm
CM II - Thurs 5:30-6:30pm (Ms Kate)BLUE - 5pm
HH II - Thurs 5-6pm (Ms Ariana)BLUE - 5pm
5:45-6:15BT I - Thurs 4-5pm (Ms Jonesy)BLUE - 5pm
BT II - Thurs 4:30-5:30pm (Ms Kate)BLUE - 5pm
HH I - Thurs 4:15-5pm (Ms Sam)BLUE - 5pm
Level I Ballet-Tap-Jazz THURS 6-7:30 (cari-kate-sam)BLUE - 5pm
6:15-7:00HH III - Thurs 5:30-6:30pm (Ms Sam)BLUE - 5pm
Level II Ballet-Tap-Jazz THURS 3:45-5:30 (sam-cari)BLUE - 5pm
Level III Ballet-Tap-Jazz THURS 5-7pm (cari-jonesy-sam)BLUE - 5pm
Musical Theater Level 3 TUES 6:15-7:45pmBLUE - 5pm
Level C Ballet-Tap-Jazz Mon/WedBLUE - 5pm
Pointe CBLUE - 5pm
7:00-7:30Intro to Dance - Mon 9:30-10:15am (Ms Sarah)PURPLE - 7:30pm
CM I - Thurs 3:45-4:30pm (Ms Kate)PURPLE - 7:30pm
CM I - Sat 9-9:45am (Ms Jonesy)PURPLE - 7:30pm
BT I / II - Sat 9:15-10:15am (Ms Cari)PURPLE - 7:30pm
HH I - Sat 10:15-11am (Ms Ariana)PURPLE - 7:30pm
BT II - Thurs 7-8pm (Ms Kate)PURPLE - 7:30pm
7:30-8CM II - Sat 9:45-10:45am (Ms Jonesy)PURPLE - 7:30pm
Level I Ballet-Tap-Jazz SAT9:45-11:15 (Cari-Jonesy-Ariana)PURPLE - 7:30pm
HH II - Sat 12:15-1pm (Ms Ariana)PURPLE - 7:30pm
HH II - wed 7:30-8:30m (Ms Sam)PURPLE - 7:30pm
Level II Ballet-Tap-Jazz SAT 10:45-12:15 (Cari-Jonesy-Ariana)PURPLE - 7:30pm
8:00-8:45HH V - Thurs 8:30-9:30pm (Ms Sam)PURPLE - 7:30pm
Level III Ballet-Tap-Jazz SAT 11-1 (Cari-Jonesy-Ariana)PURPLE - 7:30pm
Musical Theater Level 4 TUES 6:45-8:15PURPLE - 7:30pm
Ballet Int - Thurs 8:30-9:30pm (Ms Jessica)PURPLE - 7:30pm
Drill Prep Int/Adv - Thurs 7:30-8:30pm (Ms Ariana)PURPLE - 7:30pm
Jazz Int - Mon 8:30-9:30pm (Ms Sam)PURPLE - 7:30pm
8:45-9:30Level DALL SHOWS
Pointe DPURPLE - 7:30pm
Contemporary Int/Adv (C-D-5) - Mon 6:30-7:30pmPURPLE - 7:30pm
Level 5 Ballet-Tap-Jazz THURS 6-8:30PURPLE - 7:30pm

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 13th and Friday, May 15th.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 11th. 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.
  • Recital tickets always go on sale the day we return from spring break through a reserved ticketing system.  Families MUST purchase/reserve assigned seating in advance.  EVERYONE ATTENDING MUST PURCHASE A TICKET.  (There are no free tickets this year.  n exchange everyone will receive access to digital recordings of the recital performances!)  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.
  • 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 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?

  • 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.