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2024 Recital Info for Families

May 19, 2024

North Reading Performing Arts Center

2:00 PM - Recital Performance

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2024 Celebration of Dance featuring Cinderella

The opportunity to perform in a recital is an exciting, empowering and confidence-building part of the training process. This is where we love to watch our students learn about the theatre, rehearsals and teamwork while they enjoy the opportunity to showcase their skills in a professionally run production. Recitals are a wonderful way for students to showcase the results of their hard work and for family and friends to join in the pride of their achievement. We love giving all students the chance to perform for their family and friends in this supportive and fun environment and encourage even our youngest and newest performers to be involved.


Recital Flowers

Pre-order your recital flowers and teddy bear today and skip that last minute dash to the florist! A portion of the proceeds will be donated and the rest will go to support our Academy performance group. Visit to order today!


All items will be available for pick up in the lobby on the day of recital.


Costume Week
April 29 - May 4th

Costumes have begun to go home! Please make sure to keep your costume in a safe place, and please do not wear your costume at home. We want them in perfect condition for our show! Costume Week will give teachers, parents, and dancers an opportunity to see how the costume should look and give any instructions prior to picture day and recital. During costume week, dancers wear their costumes during their regular class time.

● Young Dancers arrive dressed in costume. Pack an extra leotard just in case!
● Older dancers can wear regular dance uniforms and pack costumes in a garment bag to bring to class.
● Please have all hair neatly pulled into a bun. Makeup is not necessary. Parents are invited into the studio during the last 10 minutes of class to watch the recital dance and take photos and video. To help avoid distractions, please try not to talk with your child.

● Label all of your child's belongings, including dance shoes, costumes, dance bags, water bottle. There is NO FOOD OR DRINK (except water) allowed while in costume.

Picture Day
May 5, 2024

Picture Day is Sunday, May 5 for ALL classes and dancers. We will be taking both a class picture and individual photos during the scheduled time. Please make every effort to get to your scheduled time so that all the dancers are in the group photo. There is no makeup day scheduled.

● All hair in a ballet bun, makeup is at parent discretion, but encouraged.
● All students will be photographed for the group photo, individuals are optional and you will receive order information from Clix. You Do not need to purchase photos, but please be part of the group photos!



May 4, 2024
Academy Picture Day - More information will be sent to Academy members.


Recital Opening
We love to open our show with the energy of ALL our dancers on stage! All dancers will learn choreography and are invited to participate, including our tiniest of dancers! We will learn the dance in class, but will have group rehearsals so that everyone is prepared when we hit the stage! Dancers need the special-edition 2024 Recital shirt, which will be worn over their costume. The t-shirt, which will list all the dancers will be $35.

● Dancers MUST REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME to order their special edition 2024 Recital Shirt, which includes all the dancers names and will be worn over their costume. We know everyone is busy but try to attend at least 2 rehearsals!
● Rehearsal Times: Friday, April 12 5:45-6:45, Thursday May 9 and May 16 4:00-5:00



VIP Dance
Swing your partner ‘round and ‘round!
We are so excited for our second Very Important Partner dance. This is a special opportunity for
dancers to perform on stage with a loved one. Let's get as many VIPs on stage as we can this
year! It is an experience you and your dancer will never forget!

● There will be three rehearsals: 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 from 5:45-6:45.
● Dancers will wear one of their costumes and VIPs will wear a suit/dress.
● There will be a $35 fee per family. If there is a VIP for multiple dancers, that is great!
Please RSVP by 4/22 so that we can determine interest for our dance! Dads, moms,
and all caregivers are welcome to be a VIP!



Recital Tickets and Video Download
Recital tickets go on sale April 22! When you purchase your tickets, don't forget to order your downloadable copy of the show! More ticketing info coming soon!


Recital Program Ads
Celebrate your dancer and promote your business in our recital program! NEW this year, send your dancer a SHOUT OUT for $5, a brief message to your favorite performer! Fill out the form and all completed ads must be submitted no later than April 30 to



Dress Rehearsal
Friday, May 17, 2024
North Reading High School Performing Arts Center
189 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864



When you arrive: Teachers and class parents will meet dancers in the hallway to take them into the auditorium. Parents are not allowed in the auditorium or backstage for dress rehearsal.

Young Dancers and dancers with only one costume must arrive in costume with hair and makeup. Dance shoes can be carried in their dance bag. Dancers with more than one dance may bring costumes in a garment bag or laundry basket. MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS LABELLED!

When to arrive:
4:00 - Doors open
4:30 - ALL Cinderella Dancers (Please find your class below for dismissal time!)
4:30-5:30 - Tiny Dancer (Monday 4:00pm, Friday 9:30 am and Saturday 9:30am)
4:30-6:00 -Pre-Ballet I and II, Intro to B/T/J
4:30-6:30 - All Ballet I-VI classes
6:30 - 7:00 DINNER BREAK - Please pack a healthy dinner!! All dancers must stay in the building.
7:00 - 9:30 ALL ACT II Dances (ALL jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, musical theater, hip hop)
**Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your call time**


Recital Day
Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 2:00 pm
North Reading High School Performing Arts Center
189 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864

When to arrive:
9:30 -10:15 - Ballet levels II/III - VI arrival
10:30 11:45 - Cinderella run through (no Young Dancers)
11:45-12:00 - Lunch break
12:00 - All dancers arrival EXCEPT Young Dancers
12:15 - 1:15 - Opening rehearsal
1:00 - Young Dancers Arrival (All Tiny Dancer, Pre-Ballet, Intro to Ballet/Tap/Jazz classes)

PLEASE BE ON TIME! It can be very hectic backstage when dancers arrive late. We
ask for your patience during the check in and out process. Safety is TOP priority.
The show will begin promptly at 2:00pm.

When you arrive: All dancers must be checked in at the check-in table. Only one
parent may bring the dancer for check-in. Parent will receive a bracelet that is required
for dancer pick up. Please be patient during this process. Young Dancers will be
dismissed to parent at intermission. Please do not get up from your seat until after the
curtain closes for intermission. Dancers wishing to watch the remainder of the show will
need to purchase a ticket. It is sure to be a great Act II!


Students are not permitted to leave the venue while the recital is running. No student is
to leave the backstage area, no exceptions. Only North Reading School of Ballet staff
and registered volunteers are permitted backstage. We are unable to run messages or
items to students, so please make sure they have everything before they come
backstage for rehearsal and the recital.


Leave valuables home. NRSB and the venue will take no responsibility if an item is
damaged, misplaced, lost or stolen. If your child has any Medical Conditions that may
require attention whilst in our care or are carrying any medication with them, please
notify our supervisors when you sign in.


What to Bring:

● costume(s):
○ Young Dancers arrive IN costume, with Opening shirt if participating. Pack
ONLY dance shoes in dance bag. LABEL EVERYTHING PLEASE!
○ Dancers with more than one dance may bring costumes in a garment bag
or laundry basket or portable costume rack
● Opening Dance shirt
● tights
● dance shoes
● extra hair spray, gel, hair elastics, bobby pins, and safety pins. Please ensure
any medication required is packed and clearly labelled with instructions.
● Makeup as needed
What not to bring:
● Food, candy and drinks - Costumes are easily ruined by food and drink stains!
● Valuables that can be easily lost. NRSB and the venue are NOT responsible for
lost, damaged or stolen items.


Hair and Makeup
Please remove all nail polish. No jewelry except rhinestone or small stud earrings.


HAIR: All dancers must have their hair pulled straight back in a ballet bun with a hair net
to control fly-aways. Please make sure to pack extra hair pins, bobby pins, hair nets
and hair spray in case your dancer needs them during the performance. If your
dancer’s hair is too short for a bun, please secure it neatly away from their face. Alway
ask your teachers for ideas if needed!


Here are some ballet bun tutorials found on Youtube:


Young Dancers: We encourage all dancers to wear foundation, pink blush and some
eyeshadow and mascara (as the dancers will let you) and lipstick.


Older Dancers: All dancers should have foundation, pink blush, neutral eye shadow
tones, false eyelashes, mascara, and red lipstick.


Here is a link to full stage makeup:


Recital Tickets
Be sure to invite all your friends and family and get your tickets!
Use the QR code to order tickets today!
Tickets will be available at the door for $40 CASH ONLY.
Private videography and photography is strictly prohibited. Be sure to purchase your
copy of the recital video and then you are free to sit back and enjoy the show in the

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