Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
The annual staple of a dance school, the recital, conjures images of childhood and Americana for many. It’s a rite of passage for thousands of youngsters, a chance to shine in front of family and friends that is anticipated with nervous excitement. The recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress.
A big part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. The experience helps build self-esteem, self-assurance, and contributes to a sense of confidence. Although performance opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in dance, they also contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities.
The onstage experience can result in better in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong interview skills for future college or job opportunities. The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the children develop retention skills, and, by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result.
Dress Rehearsal - Saturday, May 14, 2016
There is a dress rehearsal for everyone. We run an organized and timely dress rehearsal; your help with the process guarantees a professional production. Professional photos are taken after the rehearsal. The dress rehearsal allows the students to become familiar with the auditorium surroundings and feel comfortable with their performance, costume(s), and being onstage. Lighting, music, cues, set changes and all other logistics for an organized and professional performance are rehearsed so the students make the best impression possible when they perform.
Recital - Sunday, May 15, 2016 - 2:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Recitals are held in Pearce Auditorium at Brenau University. Due to limited seating, and to keep the recitals relatively short, half of the students perform at 2:00 pm and the other half at 5:30 pm. Each recital lasts about an hour to an hour and a half.