Dear Parents and Students,

For the past five years, The D.R.E.A.M Center has provided students with exciting performance experiences through its Recitals. It’s a rite of passage for many dancers; a chance to shine in front of family and friends, that students anticipate with nervous excitement.

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. Performance opportunities contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities. That 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 they learn the positive aspects of working as a team.

It is the responsibility of the entire community, students, parents, teachers and directors to do their part to make a great show. The recital is only as successful as we make it - let's work together to make the recital a magical experience for your child!

We’ve created an online survival guide in an effort to clarify The D.R.E.A.M Center's preferred recital process. It can be found below.

We look forward to a great show!
Directors & Staff

Spring Recital is Sunday, May 19th.

There will be 2 SHOWTIMES:
Show 1 @ 1:00 PM & Show 2 @ 4:00 PM

Find your child's Class Level - Day - Time to determine if they are in Show 1 or Show 2.

 

☞ Click the button under your show to learn more.


Show 1 - 1:00pm 

LEARN MORE

  • Dance Team
  • Purple - Thursday - Ballet, Tap & Jazz
  • Purple - Thursday - Hip-Hop
  • Lilac - Saturday - 8:30 am - Ballet, Tap, & Jazz/Hip-Hop
  • Lilac - Saturday - 10:15 am - Ballet, Tap, & Jazz/Hip-Hop
  • Black - Saturday - Ballet, Tap, & Jazz
  • Black - Saturday - Hip-Hop
  • Father Daughter Dance (Cast 1pm)details coming soon
  • Mom Dance (Cast 1pm) - details coming soon

Show 2 - 4:00pm 

LEARN MORE

  • Dance Team
  • Black - Monday- Ballet, Tap, & Jazz
  • Black - Monday - Lyrical
  • Lilac - Tuesday - Ballet, Tap, & Jazz/Hip-Hop
  • Purple - Tuesday - Hip-Hop
  • Black - Tuesday - Hip-Hop
  • Purple - Wednesday - Ballet, Tap & Jazz
  • Purple - Wednesday - Lyrical
  • Father Daughter Dance (Cast 4pm) - details coming soon
  • Mom Dance (Cast 4pm) - details coming soon

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Get Measured 

Students will be measured during regular class time, the week of January 15-20, 2024.

  • Your child will be measured in their uniform.
  • We use a dancewear sizing kit and measuring tape to determine costumes sizes for your child. 
  • Please be prepared to tell us your child's t-shirt size when you arrive (CXS-CXL, AS-AXL)

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Buying Your Costume

Costume Fees will be auto charged on Feb 10, 2024

We implement a "combo costume". A combo costume is multi-look outfit that serves different styles of dance: 

Base Costume (Leotard)
- Includes a tutu/skirt for the "Ballet Look"
- Includes a variation for the "Tap Look"
- Includes a variation for the "Jazz Look"

Our unique "combo costume" makes the recital affordable for parents and easy for students.

Traditionally, dancers are required to buy one costume per class. Which means, the costs can quickly add up for parents. This combo costume system makes the recital more affordable for parents. 

It can be a challenge for students to change costumes backstage on their own when participating in multiple classes. This combo costume system makes the recital process easier for your child.

LILAC

  • Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop $95

PURPLE

  • Ballet/Tap/Jazz Costume is $115
  • Lyrical Costume is $75
  • Hip Hop Costume is $75

BLACK

  • Ballet/Tap/Jazz Costume is $115
  • Lyrical Costume is $75
  • Hip Hop Costume is $75

*Costume Fees are included in the V.I.P. Membership billing model*


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Dress Rehearsal 

Saturday, May 18, 2024 • 9:00am - 4:00pm

  • Arrive in your first recital costume.
  • Run through of your dances onstage

All children must be left with the capable TDC staff for their dress rehearsal time. All parents are welcome to stay in the lobby or audience until the end of their child's dress rehearsal time.

The goal of this time is to familiarize your child with the theater stage, backstage, dressing rooms and process. 

It is our goal to make the entire recital experience a complete JOY for you and your child.

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Arrival & Sign-in

Students must sign-in at the theater — ONE hour before their show time.

All children must be left with the capable TDC staff for the entire recital.

All parents are welcome to stay in the lobby until the theatre auditorium doors open.

The goal of this time is to familiarize your child with the theater stage, backstage, dressing rooms and process. 

It is our goal to make the entire recital experience a complete JOY for you and your child.

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Dressing Rooms

The dressing rooms are used for costume changes, storing belongings and a waiting area until your child's time to dance. Dressing rooms will be monitored by an adult at all times. 

Classroom
 - TBD
Dressing room #1 
 - TBD
Dressing room #2
 - TBD
Hallway
 - TBD

Please do not pack messy foods or drinks for your child, as we don't want any spills on the costumes.
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Hair, Make-up and Tights

HAIR: Notes from your teacher will be available for specific classes as needed. We encourage parents to style their children's hair in a way that will make your child feel most comfortable and confident. 

It is helpful to have your child's hair off their face so that parents, family, friends and the video camera can clearly see your little star on stage. 

Make-up: The D.R.E.A.M Center does not require your child to wear make-up. As a parent, you control what make-up is worn by your child, if any. 

Tights: Tights are included in your child's costume fee. You will receive your tights along with your child's costume.

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How to Prepare

  • Ensure your child has slept well the night before. 
  • Ensure your child has had a good breakfast. 
  • Please ensure that your child has gone to the bathroom BEFORE leaving your home.
  • Students MUST arrive to the venue dressed in their first costume.
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What to Bring

  • We ask that you only pack water for your child to avoid any messy spills on the costume. 
  • Make sure your child has all personal belongings clearly labeled. 
  • Do not bring any extra items that can be lost, broken or stolen. 
The D.R.E.A.M Center and the Theater Staff will not be held responsible for ANY lost, broken, or stolen items while at the venue.
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In Case of Emergency 

The D.R.E.A.M Center makes every effort to create a safe, fun, positive, rewarding and enjoyable recital experience for you, your guests and your child. 

However, should there be a case where The D.R.E.A.M Center needs to contact you; it is your responsibility to ensure that your emergency contact information is correct in our database. 

The D.R.E.A.M Center will have access to the phone list during the recital. We ask you to check, correct and add cell phone numbers and an emergency contact number such as, aunt, uncle, or grandparent. 

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Safety, Dismissal & Sign-out:

Safety is our number one priority.

No child will be permitted to leave the theatre without their own parent/guardian that:

Is known to TDC staff

Thank you in advance for your understanding, cooperation and assistance.

Due to the fact that parents are not backstage during the rehearsal or the show, should your child have a medical condition or safety issue that our staff needs to be aware of, please submit it in writing to: info@thedreamcenterdance.com before May 1, 2024.

Please be advised that it is TDC's mission to make the recital a positive experience for all involved. We reserve the right to prevent your child from performing onstage if your child is demonstrating any kind of physical or emotional distress. Even in this case, we must adhere to the no refund policy on recital tickets and recital costumes.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.