2019 Recital Packet

24th Annual Recital


Scottish Rite Cathedral, Allentown PA


Dress Rehearsal ….………. Thursday, June 6th

Recital…………. Saturday, June 8th - 6:30 pm

Recital……...……. Sunday, June 9th - 1:30 pm


Our annual recital is an exciting event for students, staff, and parents.  The children have worked very hard all year and are excited to showcase what they have learned.  For parents new to SVDC, our studio’s dedication and commitment to excellence over the past 24 years has made our recital an outstanding event, from our professional lighting and sound to our dedicated back-stage crew, we take great pride in this annual event.

Following you will find all the information you need for this exciting time of year.  If you have any further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to a staff member.  




Ticket sales will be held on Sunday, May 19th ONLINE!!! Online orders will start at 12 pm.  When your account is paid in full, you will receive an email to purchase tickets starting May 19th. 

Ticket price...$16 in advance, $18 at the door. (The online ticketing company charges a $1.40-$1.80 fee per ticket) All seats are RESERVED SEATING.  If dancers will be watching the show, they will need a ticket.  If you have a child under 3, they will not need a ticket if sitting on a lap.  If they occupy a seat, they will need a ticket. 


ALL MAY & JUNE tuition (including past due balances) must be paid by May 18th.  You will not receive a ticket code to purchase tickets until your account is paid in full (unless you are on auto-pay)




Every year we print a special recital t-shirt commemorating this exciting event! Click here to view the artwork and to place an order.  T-shirts will be available to order online until May 23rd, and will also be available at the recital, but in limited quantity, so please make sure to place your orders in advance!  If you are on auto-pay DO NOT order online, let the desk know what size for your child.

Click here to order





Our annual dance recital will be professionally videotaped by Into the Light Productions.  The cost of a recital DVD is $32.  For the safety of our students and integrity of our choreography, videotaping is not allowed during the recital performance.  Forms are available at the desk.


Please complete and return to the desk by May 23th.  Payment is due when order is placed.

Accounts with Auto-Pay Costume bundle:  Your account includes 1 DVD and 1 recital T-shirt per student.  Please complete the order form and mark the Auto-Pay with Costume Bundle checkbox



Our annual program shout-outs give you the opportunity to show support for your favorite dancer!  Shout-outs are $5 for up to 50 characters.  Business card sized ads for local businesses are also available for $25. 



The following applies to Pictures, Dress Rehearsal and Recital.  All children need to wear makeup as performance and camera lighting can make the skin look very pale.  For the younger girls, blue eyeshadow, blush and red lipstick.  Make sure to gel and hair spray hair for a sleek and professional look.  Buns and hair pieces should be secured with bobby pins. Older girls – No black or colored bras straps, nude only! 

NO Jewelry of any kind (unless otherwise instructed), NO nail polish, NO underwear under tights.

This is for the uniformity and professionalism of our dance recital



DRESS REHEARSAL – Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown



ECE classes……….5:15

Act 1………………6:00

Act 2………………7:00


We schedule a dress rehearsal so our students can become familiar with the stage and ensure proper lighting, sound, and direction.  Please make sure you are on-site and in full

costume/makeup/hair by your designated time. 

You are allowed to watch your child during rehearsal, but we ask that you please leave the auditorium after your child is finished dancing.  We kindly ask that no other family/friends attend the rehearsal and that you silence phones and limit talking when watching your child’s performance.




RECITAL - Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton Blvd. Allentown

To keep our show within a 2.5hr time frame, we schedule performances in a select number of shows:

  • All solo/duo/trio will dance in ONE show.

  • All other classes will dance in BOTH shows.


**** Please note – The recital line up is final.  There will be no changes to accommodate personal schedules, please do not ask.







  • Please arrive at the Auditorium 30 minutes before performance time.  Doors open to the public 30 minutes before performance time.

  • COSTUMES ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE AUDITORIUM or anywhere outside of the “backstage area”.  Please cover up when in public, costumes are for stage only.

  • Doors to the auditorium will only be opened BETWEEN NUMBERS.  Please be courteous to our performers and proceed to the exit during the applause and refrain from any unnecessary exit/entry.  There is an exit door to the right of the stage, this is for PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN only and is not for re-entry.  Ushers will be available at all doors to assist.

  • ABSOLUTELY NO VIDEOTAPING IS PERMITTED DURING RECITAL.  You will be asked to leave the auditorium. 

  • We ask that only 1 parent/guardian enter the backstage area when picking up/dropping off.  Please be advised that dressing rooms are ladies only, if your child needs assistance please ask another dance Mom.  Please make sure the dressing rooms are tidy and picked up after when the recital is finished.  If your child is under 10, please do not leave them unattended in the dressing room. They must be picked up after their performance.

  • NO pictures or selfies in dressing rooms, you will be asked to leave.

  • If you have any questions/concerns during Dress Rehearsal or the Recital, please see one of our backstage staff (not Miss Holly).




We are looking for Classroom Moms for each performance for ALL Twinkle Stars and Combination Stars classes.  Responsibilities include staying with the children at all times, line ups, walking them backstage, and walking them back to the dressing room after their performance.  Classroom Moms must stay with the entire class until all children have been picked up.  With this, comes the added perk of watching your child from the wings of the stage – the best seat in the house!

Please see our desk to volunteer.


We are looking for ushers for all performances.  You may volunteer for as little or as many performances as you like.  Ushers will be handing out programs and monitoring the entry/exit at either our main or side doors as well as helping with ticketing and intermission concessions.

Please see the desk to sign up.



Thank you and we look forward to another fabulous performance!

Miss Holly