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Dear Parents and Students,
For over two decades, Dance Kids has provided students with exciting performance experiences through its Recitals. It’s a rite of passage for thousands of 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 guide in an effort to clarify Dance Kids' preferred recital process. It can be found below.
We look forward to a great show!
Directors & Staff
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RECITAL CAN BE FOUND BELOW
Recital: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Venue: Madonna Catholic Secondary School
Address: 20 Dubray Ave, North York, ON M3K 1V5
Participation in Dance Kids recital experience requires ONLY ONE recital costume.
Your child will use the SAME COSTUME in the ballet dance and hip hop dance with ballet slippers or running shoes.
We pride ourselves on selecting adorable, age appropriate costumes that students and families will love!
☞ Dancers can borrow it for FREE
LAST DAY TO ORDER is December 23, 2022 AT 6:00PM!
The recital ticket fees covers the cost of the entire experience for your little dancer.
For example, the theatre venue, theatre & backstage staff, online ticketing, on site parking fees, photography set up for family photos and recital costume solo photos and so much more!
TICKETS SALES START: Wednesday, Dec 21, 2022 @ 11:00AM
Recital tickets are $20 each with a minimum purchase of 2 tickets
LAST DAY TO ORDER is January 21, 2023 AT 4:00PM!
Arrival & Sign-in:
Please come to the "Parking Lot Doors" on the SOUTH-EAST side of Madonna Catholic Secondary School • 20 Dubray Ave, North York, ON M3K 1V5
All children must be left with the capable Dance Kids Canada staff for the entire rehearsal and recital (90 mins). 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 theatre stage, backstage, dressing room and process.
It is our goal to make the entire recital experience a complete JOY for you and your child.
Hair, Make-up & Tights
HAIR: Dance Kids does not require uniform hair styles for dancers on stage. 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: Dance Kids 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 mandatory under your child's costume. Please get "white" or "classical pink" tights at Amazon, Walmart or H&M.
Stage tights are not going to match your child's skin tone. Tights are "classical ballet pink" or "white" and have no correspondence with ethnicity.
No parent will be allowed to remain backstage during the rehearsal or the show for any reason. Should your child have a medical condition or safety issue that our staff needs to be aware of, please submit it in writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org before January 10, 2023.
Please be advised that it is Dance Kids'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.
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 theatre dressed in their costume.
- Remind your child to ask a grown up for help if needed.
- Dance Kids Canada has arranged many staff members to help with our performance.
What to Bring:
- You may pack food and drink for your child, however, please use disposable packaging.
- Make sure your child has brought all costume pieces, shoes, tights, and accessories the theatre and that every item is clearly marked with your child's name.
- Do not bring any extra items that can be lost, broken or stolen.
- Dance Kids Canada and the Theatre Staff will not be held responsible for ANY lost, broken, or stolen items while at the theatre.
In Case of Emergency:
Dance Kids Toronto makes every effort to create a safe, fun, positive, rewarding and enjoyable recital experience for your, your guests and your child.
However, should there be a case where Dance Kids Canada needs to contact you; it is your responsibility to ensure that your contact information is correct in our database.
The recital will last approximately 20 to 30 mins.
The recital will include an awards ceremony at the end.
- Curtain Open
- Do Re Mi
(4 mins) Ballet Dance - PreSchool
(4 mins) Hip Hop Dance - PreSchool
- Any Dream Will Do
(4 mins) Ballet Dance A
Ballet Only students
- My Favourite Things
(4 mins) Ballet Dance B
Ballet and Hip Hop students
- Do You Remember
(4 mins) Hip Hop Dance A
Ballet and Hip Hop students
(4 mins) Hip Hop Dance B
Hip Hop Only Students
- (4 mins) FINALE
- (14 mins) AWARDS & GOODBYE DANCE
- (10 mins) Curtain Close & Sign-out
Safety, Dismissal & Sign-out:
Safety is our number one priority.
No child will be permitted to leave the theatre without their own parent that:
1) Is known to the Dance Kids staff
2) Must be the SAME parent who was present at sign-in.
Thank you in advance for your understanding, cooperation and assistance.