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Dear Parents and Students,

For the past two 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


Recital Fee:

The recital participation fee covers the cost of the entire experience for your dancer.

For example, the theatre venue, theatre & backstage staff, online ticketing, photography set up for family photos, digital download and so much more!

➤ $70 per dancer

Last day to join is February 10, 2022 at Midnight.



Save the Date

Recital Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022

Student Sign-in Time:
Doors open and sign-in starts at 3:00pm 

Show Time:
Curtain will open at 4:00pm

Student Sign-out Time:
6:30pm - Doors Close: 7:00pm

Where: Berkmar High School
405 Pleasant Hill Rd, Lilburn, GA 30047

Dress Rehearsal: 
Saturday, May 14 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Map to the Location


Get Measured 

Students will be measured during regular class time, the week of January 24-29, 2022.

  • Your child will be measured in their uniform.
  • You will be provided with our sizing recommendation.
  • You will be given a handout explaining how to order your child's costume. 
  • You have complete control of the size you order, however you must take full responsibility for any alterations. 


Buying Your Costume

Costume Orders Due: March 10, 2022

This year we are implementing 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.


  • Ballet/Tap/Hip Hop $90


  • Ballet/Tap/Jazz Costume is $100
  • Lyrical Costume is $75
  • Hip Hop Costume is $75


  • Ballet/Tap/Jazz Costume is $100
  • Lyrical Costume is $75
  • Hip Hop Costume is $75


Buy Your Tickets

Box Office - Early Bird (April 1-15)

  • Ticket sales opens on: April 1, 2022 at 9:00am
  • Tickets: $15 per person

Box Office - Regular Price (April 16-May 15)

  • Ticket prices increase on: April 16, 2022 at 9:00am
  • Tickets: $20 per person

*Children 2 years and under are Free. 



Dress Rehearsal 

Saturday, May 14, 2021 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Arrive in your first recital costume.
  • Full run through of the show in the program order.
  • Dress rehearsal is closed to all parents and family members.

All children must be left with the capable TDC staff for the entire dress rehearsal (6:00pm - 9:00pm). All parents are welcome to stay in the lobby until the end of the dress rehearsal.

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

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


Practice At Home

Home practice video library is coming soon! 

Stay tuned 😀


Arrival & Sign-in

Students must sign-in at the theater on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 3:00pm

All children must be left with the capable TDC staff for the entire rehearsal and recital (3:00pm - 6:00pm). All parents are welcome to stay in the lobby until the theatre auditorium doors open at 3:30pm. 

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

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


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. 

Dressing room #1
 - Lilac Program
Dressing room #2
 - Purple Program
Dressing room #3
 - Black Program
Dressing room #4
 - Special Guest Dancers

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


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.


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.


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 Theatre Staff will not be held responsible for ANY lost, broken, or stolen items while at the venue.


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. 


The Program Order

  1. Saturday Lilac Hip Hop - “My Own Drum” 
  2. Wednesday Purple Ballet - “Square Root of Possible” 
  3. Saturday Purple/Black Tap  - “Wings” 
  4. Monday Black Ballet - “ This Is Me” 
  5. Tuesday Lilac Ballet - “Show Yourself” 
  6. Wednesday Purple Jazz - “ I Want it All”
  7. Saturday Purple/Black  - “You Can’t Stop the Girl” 
  8. Monday Black Jazz - “Yes Yes I Can” 
  9. Tuesday Lilac Tap - “Almost There” 
  10. Wednesday Purple Tap - “On Broadway” 
  11. Saturday Purple/Black Jazz - “Fashion is My Kryptonite” 
  12. Monday Black Tap - “ Grown Woman” 
  13. PAC - My Turn
  14. Thursday Purple Hip Hop - “ 90’s MIX” 
  16. Father and Daughter Dance - “My Girl” 
  17. Monday Black Lyrical - “I Choose” 
  18. Saturday Lilac Ballet -  “Shooting Star” 
  19. PAC - Unstoppable
  20. Tuesday Lilac Hip Hop - “ Tell Me What's Cooking” 
  21. Tuesday Purple Lyrical - “Bigger” 
  22. Saturday Lilac Tap - “Universal Love” 
  23. Wednesday Black Hip Hop -  “Diva” 
  24. MOM DANCE - “Just Fine” 


Safety, Dismissal & Sign-out:

Safety is our number one priority.

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

Is known to TDC staff

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


Photo Shoot

Photo date: During regular dance class, the week of May 16-21, 2022:

Monday, May 16 - Monday Black Ballet, Tap, Jazz, & Lyrical Pictures

Tuesday, May 17 - Tuesday Lilac Hip-Hop/Ballet/Tap Pictures, Tues Purple Lyrical Pictures

Wednesday, May 18 - All  Remaining PURPLE Classes - Wed. Ballet/Tap/Jazz & Thu Hip-Hop

Thursday, May 19 - NO PICTURES, normal dance class

Saturday, May 21 - Saturday Lilac Hip-Hop/Ballet/Tap Pictures, Purple/Black Ballet/Tap/Jazz Pictures

Please arrive to dance class in your recital costume for that day and bring all other costumes with you. 

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, 2022.

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.