Every June, A Step Above puts on an annual recital. The recital is an opportunity for a dancer to perform in front of friends and family in a professional atmosphere (local theatre, costumes, and rehearsed choreography).
ANNUAL RECITAL OVERVIEW
- Recital session begins January 1st and focuses on choreography (Fall session focuses on technique).
- Recital performances are spread across 4 days.
- Each student is required to attend all weekly classes from now until the week of recital (excluding absences due to serious illness or death in the family).
- On average, each costume costs $75.00-$100.00 and usually includes a combination of accessories (number and type of accessory vary).
- Foundational pieces required for each class (tights, shoes, leotard, etc.), are the parent/guardian responsibility to purchase and is not included in the costume.
- The balance for all costumes are due in early January and are non-refundable.
- Any alterations due to a student's growth is on the parent/guardian responsibility.
- All students who choose to perform in the recital are assessed a $75.00 Recital Fee in May. This fee gives the dancer professional recital photos of each dance they are in, access to digital copies of all shows, and a cast t-shirt.
- A professional photo shoot is set up during the month of June at the studio to capture each class in their recital costume. The digital rights to your student's photos are yours.
- Recital tickets are through an online 3rd party and go on sale at the beginning of June. Tickets range from $20.00 - $30.00 a ticket (price depends on venue).
- Mandatory Rehearsal is usually the week of the show. Rehearsal allows your student to run their routine on stage, in full costume and make-up.
- We typically host 6-8 shows depending on the number of students performing in the recital. Shows normally take place on a Thursday - Sunday. Shows average 2.5 hours. Note: If your student is taking multiple classes, the chances are higher they will be performing across multiple shows. Also, siblings don't always perform in the same show if they are in different classes.