RECITAL FAQs

Please scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of non-participating classes. Any class that is NOT listed will be participating in the recital.

  • Are there extra fees for recital? Yes, a costume fee of $50 per participating class is charged to your account on March 1st; Recital Fee $45 ( one per family) is charged on April 1st and includes a recital finale shirt for each dancer.

  • My dancer takes all of their classes on one day. Can all of their recital dances be in the same show? For your convenience, our class schedule is designed to allow students to take multiple classes in a row. Although we keep this in mind when creating recital lineups, there’s still a possibility your dancer may have to be in more than one show.

  • My dancer is only in the second half of the show. What is their call time? It is imperative that everyone arrives 1 hour prior to the start of recital. If there are any call time exceptions, you’ll be specifically notified in advance.

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  • My dancer is only in the first half of the show. Can we leave at intermission? Yes. But, we strongly encourage you to stay and enjoy the rest of the show! The dancers perform better to a full, supportive, and excited audience. 

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  • My child is going to sit on my lap during the show. Do I still have to purchase a ticket for them? Your child - age 4 and under - may sit on your lap for the duration of the event without a ticket. Otherwise, due to building/producer's regulations, each person in the audience must have their own seat ticket purchased. 

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  • Do I need to purchase a ticket for my dancer to watch the rest of the show after they are done performing? Yes. Please see the preceding answer for age exception.

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  • Does my dancer have to be in the finale? Finale participation is optional. However, it is a wonderful part of the recital experience and we encourage all of our dancers to join in the fun! Every dancer will receive a recital finale shirt (included in recital fee) so everyone is welcome to participate!

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  • What steps do I take if my dancer wants to be in the finale? Dancers who want to participate in the finale will be asked to learn some very simple choreography and required to attend a very short practice at the end of their dress rehearsal. More info about this will be sent out closer to the recital dates.

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  • Where do I bring my child when we arrive at the rehearsal/recital, and where will my child be when they aren’t on stage? Please sign in/drop off your child at the courtyard entrance to the cafeteria. Dancers will wait in the cafeteria with their assigned class chaperone until their turn to perform; the chaperone will accompany each class to and from the theater when it’s their turn to perform. Once your child has performed all their dances, you are free to sign out/pick up your child at the same place you where you checked in.

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  • Can I be with my child backstage or in the cafeteria? You are welcome to volunteer as a cafeteria chaperone, however, backstage is limited to cast and crew. Each group will be safely escorted back and forth by a chaperone when it’s their turn to perform.

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  • Can I take photos and/or video of my dancer during their performance? No. Flashes and lights from phones/video are distracting and potentially dangerous for the dancers on stage. Videos will be available for a nominal cost by pre-purchasing here, as well as in the lobby on recital days (digital download links emailed shortly after shows). Professional photos of each show will available for purchase shortly after the recital. (All profits from photo sales benefit dance scholarships.)

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  • Why isn’t my dancer’s class participating in the recital? Some of our classes such as ballet and Jumps/Turns are at the core of creating strong, technical dancers; some of our intermediate and upper levels of these classes are entirely focused on building skill and technique rather than learning recital choreography.

  • What kind of hair and makeup is required for the recital? Do all ages need to wear makeup? We ask that all girls wear the *recommended stage makeup for the dress rehearsals and recital shows. The stage lights are extremely bright and can wash out your dancer's beautiful faces. Makeup tend to disappear once a dancer is on stage and in costume.  *Combo class students may skip the false eyelashes.  Please click here for the hair tutorial and here for the makeup tutorial. 

 

 

Classes NOT participating in the recital :

(Tech) SC Hip Hop Fundamentals C/D Ages 12+ Studio A    Monday    5:00 PM    Santa Cruz
(Tech) SC Jazz D Ages 12+ Studio B    Monday    5:00 PM    Santa Cruz
(Tech) Wats Jazz C Ages 10-13 Studio A    Monday    5:00 PM    Watsonville
(Tech or Drop in) SC Lyrical/Contemp D Ages 12+ Studio A    Monday    6:00 PM    Santa Cruz
(Tech) Wats Acro C Ages 11+ Studio A    Monday    6:00 PM    Watsonville
(Drop In) SC Monday Madness D Ages 12+ Studio A    Monday    7:00 PM    Santa Cruz
(Drop-in) SC Lyrical/Contemp Open Teen/Adult Studio B    Monday    7:00 PM    Santa Cruz
(Tech or Drop-in) Mont Adult Ballet A/B Teen/Adult Studio A    Monday    7:00 PM    Monterey
(Tech) Mont Ballet C Ages 11+ Studio A    Tuesday    4:30 PM    Monterey
(Tech) Wats Ballet D Ages 12+ Studio A    Tuesday    4:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) SC Ballet B/C Ages 12+ Studio B    Tuesday    5:30 PM    Santa Cruz
(Tech) Wats Jumps/Turns D Ages 12+ Studio A    Tuesday    6:00 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Wats Stretch & Strengthen B Ages 9+ Studio C    Tuesday    6:00 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Wats Jazz D Ages 12+ Studio A    Tuesday    7:00 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Wats Jumps/Turns C Ages 10-13 Studio B    Tuesday    7:00 PM    Watsonville
(Drop in) SC Hip Hop A Teen/Adult Studio A    Tuesday    7:30 PM    Santa Cruz
(Tech) Wats Jazz B/C Ages 9-11 Studio B    Wednesday    3:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Mont Acro Level A/B Ages 8+    Wednesday    4:00 PM    Monterey
(Tech) Wats Ballet B/C Ages 9-11 Studio D    Wednesday    4:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) SC Jumps/Turns B/C Ages 12+ Studio B    Wednesday    5:00 PM    Santa Cruz
(Tech) Wats Acro B Ages 9-12 Studio D    Wednesday    5:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Wats Hip Hop C/D Ages 13+ Studio A    Wednesday    5:30 PM    Watsonville
(Drop-in) Mont Adult Ballet A/B Teen/Adult Studio A    Wednesday    7:00 PM    Monterey
(Tech or Drop-in) Pointe Add on with Amy    MW    8:30 PM    Monterey
(Tech) Wats Acro A/B Ages 6-8 Studio C    Thursday    4:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Wats Ballet B Ages 12+ Studio D    Thursday    4:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Wats Jumps/Turns C Ages 10-13 Studio A    Thursday    4:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Wats Ballet C Ages 10-13 Studio A    Thursday    5:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Wats Lyrical/Contemp B Ages 9-11 Studio C    Thursday    5:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) SC ACRO Level A/B Ages 10+ Studio B    Thursday    6:00 PM    Santa Cruz
(Tech) SC Lyrical/Contemp D Ages 12+ Studio A    Thursday    6:00 PM    Santa Cruz
Mont Pointe Ages 12+    Thursday    6:00 PM    Monterey
(Tech) Mont Hip Hop C/D 12+ Studio A    Thursday    6:30 PM    Monterey
(Tech) WATS Acro Level B Ages 9+ Studio C    Thursday    6:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Wats Pre/Pointe C/D Studio A    Thursday    7:00 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Mont Contemp C/D Ages 12+ Studio A    Thursday    7:30 PM    Monterey
(Tech) Wats Jazz A Ages 9-11 Studio D    Friday    4:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech/Drop In) Wats Hip Hop Level C/D Ages 11+ Studio B    Friday    5:30 PM    Watsonville
(Tech) Wats Acro 1 A Ages 5-7 Studio A    Saturday    10:00 AM    Watsonville
(Tech or Drop-in) Mont Int./Adv. Ballet LB C/D Ages 11+ Studio A    Saturday    10:30 AM    Monterey
(Tech) Wats Acro 2 A/B Ages 8+ Studio A    Saturday    11:00 AM    Watsonville