2018 Recital

June 9th at Rockwell Hall- Buffalo State

Dansations 8th annual recital will be held at Rockwell Hall, on June 9th. There will be an 11:00 am show and a 4:30pm show. Each show is a little over 2 hours and features different dances. Unfortunately, due to the amount of kids taking different classes and siblings in different classes, it is impossible for Dansations to accommodate everyone’s recital requests. Please be aware that it is very possible for students taking multiple classes to be in both shows. The benefit of 2 shows, is that there is enough seating for each student to have plenty of their family and friends come and cheer them on. One show would mean each family would only be allowed 2 tickets.  Two shows allows each family a minimum of  6 tickets!

Dancers’ Arrival- Please arrive A FULL 30 minutes before the show starts. This way the kids do not feel rushed. Dressing rooms open 1 hour before the show starts. Please do not arrive earlier than an hour before show time.  The show will start on time and once it starts we cannot wait or late comers. Unfortunately, we will not be able to re-run dances or hold a number for children who come late or who are not in the correct dressing room when their class is called back stage. Dancers should be in dressing room ready to go 30 MIN BEFORE THE SHOW STARTS!

Back Stage- The show is expected to be about 2 hrs, including intermission. All of the kids (except combo kids) are to be back stage throughout the show. Back stage is a lot of fun. There will be coloring and activities to keep the kids occupied. It is important to keep the kids back stage so that nobody misses their dance, or the finale. Combo kids will be released to their parents immediately after they perform. Combo kids can sit in the audience with their parents after they perform. Combo kids will be called back to line up for finale towards the end of the second half. After the finale the children will return to the dressing room where you can pick them up. Parent volunteers are the only adults permitted back stage during the show, no exceptions. Dancers do not leave back stage and adults do not go back stage for the entire length of the show. This is a very important safety issue, we will not make any exceptions. Many of the classes need a parent volunteer. See sign-up sheet in studio for more information.

Finale- All of the kids are in the finale. It is very fun and we have worked hard on it in class. It is important for the kids to stay until the end so they can have the opportunity to participate. All children must be in full costume for finale. Anyone out of costume cannot go on

stage. There is a 5 min pause towards the end of the 2nd Act when we call kids to line up for finale.

Costume/Hair/Make-up- When it comes to dance, presentation is everything. Please read the costume sheets and double check to make sure everything is done properly. If you have any questions please ask the teacher. Hair is to be neat, no pieces falling out or hanging in face. Make-up is to be applied as instructed, much heavier than everyday use, as the stage lights will wash the kid’s faces out.

Tickets- Dansations is excited to announce that we are partnering with Tu-Tu Tix to better optimize your recital experience!  Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone. If your account is paid in full, including recital fee and May tuition, you will receive a ticket envelope in the mail. This envelope includes detailed instructions on how to purchase recital tickets. If you account is paid in full, envelopes will be mailed out on May 5th.  Tickets are available for sale on May 14 at 7am. Each family will can get 1 free ticket per show (that their child is in), plus you can purchase up to 4 additional tickets per show (that your child is in). These tickets will be reserved for you until May 28 at 7am. At that time, remaining seats will be open for the public to purchase. Tickets are $10.00 plus a small processing fee, charged by Tu-Tu Tix. Please be sure to buy your tickets before May 28th as there is a good chance the shows will sell out!

Recital Videos- Starting May 1st, professional videos of the show will be sold online.  Videos include both shows for $30.00. Videos can be viewed online with any smart phone, tablet, laptop, desktop, Roku, SMART TV, etc. Videos will be available for download. In addition to the unlimited online video access, you will be able to purchase a DVD through your account. Details coming soon!!

Volunteers- Parent volunteers are needed for some of the younger classes. I need two parent from each class to stay with the class back stage for the entire show. Parents will be able to watch their child dance from the side of the stage. Please sign up in the office. I understand that no one wants to do this, but we need your help! We cannot have a successful show without parent volunteers to help make it happen.

Show assignments:

There are 2 shows, an 11:00am show and a 4:30 show. Each class is assigned a show. Due to the amount of children taking different classes and siblings in different classes, it is impossible for Dansations to accommodate everyone’s recital requests. Please be aware that it is very possible for students taking multiple classes to be in both shows. Please see below for your show assignment:

11:00am Show- All Around The World:

Order Performance Song Class Day Start Time Instructor
1 All Around The World Opening
2 Mexico Combo 3 Saturday 10:30 AM Caitin Celis
3 Halfway Around the World Jazz 1&2 Tuesday 6:30 PM Angela Disorbo
4 Dancing Poodles Combo 1 Saturday 9:30 AM Jill Lindell
5 Finding Hope Jr. Select Lyrical Friday 7:15 PM Katie Heintz Shimon
6 Rotten to the Core Mini Acro Friday 7:15 PM Caitin Celis
7 Mean Girls Sr. Hip Hop Thursday 8:00 PM Shayla Stuart
8 Fly to Your Heart Ballet 1&2 Tuesday 4:30 PM Shayla Stuart
9 Barrel of Monkeys Micro Acro Saturday 10:30 AM Liza Schnitzer
10 Crayola Molly
11 My Boyfriend’s Back Mini Jazz Wednesday 5:45 PM Shayla Stuart
12 Cuddly Ducks Mommy & Me Saturday 9:30 AM Brodie Halladay
13 Runnin’ Sr. Select Jazz Wednesday 7:30 PM Liza Schnitzer
14 Dig a Little Deeper Combo 2 Saturday 10:30 AM Brodie Halladay
15 Bellhop Boogie Jr. Tap Monday 5:00 PM Christine O’brien
16 Stupid Cupid
17 Move Your Feet Hip Hop 1&2 Friday 7:15 PM Shayla Stuart
18 Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Checken
19 Open Hands Sr. Lyrical Monday 8:30 PM Liza Schnitzer
20 Stars & Stripes Forever Jr. Ballet Monday 7:30 PM Sharon Ralston
21 Emergency
22 Itsy Bitsy Spider Acro 1 Saturday 12:30 PM Caitin Celis
23 Boat to China Micro Tap Saturday 11:30 AM Emily Codick
24 Got It
25 Keeping Your Head Up
26 Ay Caramba Mini & Jr Jazz Friday 6:15 PM Katie Heintz Shimon
Intermission 15 min
27 One Moment in Time Jr. Acro Monday 6:00 PM Liza Schnitzer
28 Million Years
29 Land Down Under Baby Acro Saturday 9:30 AM Caitin Celis
30 Your Day Will Come Sr. Acro Monday 6:00 Liza Schnitzer
31 Wild Child
32 Baby I Need Your Loving
33 Dream Mini Lyrical Wednesday 5:00 PM Liza Schnitzer
34 Jungle Rhythm Tap 1&2 Tuesday 5:30 PM Shayla Stuart
35 Barcarulle Sr. Ballet dance Wednesday 7:30 PM Sharon Ralston
36 You Make Me Feel Like A Star
37 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Jr. Select Jazz Tuesday 6:00 PM Liza Schnitzer
38 A Good Day Sr. Select Lyrical Wednesday 8:15 PM Liza Schnitzer
39 Faith Acro 1&2 – Tuesday Tuesday 7:30 PM Angela Disorbo
40 Anitras Dance Micro Ballet Tuesday 6:00 PM Sharon Ralston
41 Mr Sandman Mini Tap Monday 5:00 PM Liza Schnitzer
42 Chillin’ Like a Villian Hip Hop 1 Saturday 11:30 AM Brodie Halladay
43 Snake Charmers
44 Me & My Shadow Sr. Jazz Thursday 7:00 PM Caitin Celis
45 Great Balls Of Fire
46 Mermaid Party Primary Split 1 Saturday 11:30 AM Caitin Celis
47 It’s a Small World Acro 1&2 Friday 6:15 PM Shayla Stuart
48 Zip a Dee Do Dah Micro Jazz Tuesday 4:30 PM Liza Schnitzer
49 Look What You Made Me Do Mini & Jr. Hip Hop (optional) Friday 8:15 PM Shayla Stuart
50 Can Can Sr. Tap Thursday 5:30 PM Christine O’brien

4:30 pm Show- All Around The World:

Order Performance Song Class Day Start Time Instructor
1 All Around The World Opening
2 Dia De Los Muertos Acro 4 & 5 Monday 6:00 PM Samantha Testa
3 Animal Crackers Combo 1 – Friday Friday 4:15 PM Liza Schnitzer
4 America Ballet 3 & 4 Thursday 4:20 PM Kiara Stuart
5 Finding Hope Jr. Select Lyrical Friday 7:15 PM Katie Heintz Shimon
6 Rotten to the Core Mini Acro Friday 7:15 PM Caitin Celis
7 Mean Girls Sr. Hip Hop Thursday 8:00 PM Shayla Stuart
8 Ways To Be Wicked Acro/Hip Hop Monday 4:30 PM Samantha Testa
9 Jet Set Musical Theater Thursday 7:20 PM Angela Disorbo
10 Big Noise
11 My Boyfriend’s Back Mini Jazz Wednesday 5:45 PM Shayla Stuart
12 Uptown Girl Combo 3 – Wednesday Wednesday 5:30 PM Jill Lindell
13 Runnin’ Sr. Select Jazz Wednesday 7:30 PM Liza Schnitzer
14 I Do Tap 5 Thursday 7:20 PM Christine O’brien
15 Bellhop Boogie Jr. Tap Monday 5:00 PM Christine O’brien
16 Born to Entertain
17 Mambo Italiano Primary Split 2 – Friday Friday 5:45 PM Caitin Celis
18 Before We Were Born Hip Hop 4&5 Monday 7:00 PM Samantha Testa
19 Open Hands Sr. Lyrical Monday 8:30 PM Liza Schnitzer
20 Sweedish Rhapsody Mini Ballet Monday 6:00 PM Sharon Ralston
21 Hallelujah
22 Fabulous Baby Acro – Friday Friday 4:45 PM Kiara Stuart
23 TTYLXOX Hip Hop 3 & 4 Thursday 5:20 PM Shayla Stuart
24 Mi Gente Jazz 5 Thursday 8:20 PM Caitin Celis
25 Paquita Sr. Select Ballet Wednesday 5:00 PM Sharon Ralston
26 Ay Caramba Mini & Jr Jazz Friday 6:15 PM Katie Heintz Shimon
Intermission
27 One Moment in Time Jr. Acro Monday 6:00 PM Liza Schnitzer
28 We Go Together
29 Your Day Will Come Sr. Acro Monday 6:00 PM Liza Schnitzer
30 Sisters
31 Let’s Get Loud Jazz 3&4 Wednesday 7:30 PM Shayla Stuart
32 The Painter
33 Reel Around the Sun Ballet 5 Tuesday 7:00 PM Emily Codick
34

35

Dream

Son of a Preacher Man

Mini Lyrical

 

Wednesday

 

5:00 PM

 

Liza Schnitzer

 

36 A You’re Adorable Combo 1 – Thursday Thursday 4:20 PM Shayla Stuart
37 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Jr. Select Jazz Tuesday 6:00 PM Liza Schnitzer
38 Dive in the Pool Acro 3 & 4 Thursday 6:20 PM Angela Disorbo
39 A Good Day Sr. Select Lyrical Wednesday 8:15 PM Liza Schnitzer
40 Call Me A Princess
41 Queen of the Waves Baby Acro – Wednesday Wednesday 4:30 PM Jill Lindell
42 Mr Sandman Mini Tap Monday 5:00 PM Liza Schnitzer
43 Speaking French Primary Split 2 – Friday Friday 5:45 PM Caitin Celis
44 Girl Power Hip Hop 5 Thursday 6:20 PM Shayla Stuart
45 Me & My Shadow Sr. Jazz Thursday 7:00 PM Caitin Celis
46 Bubble Bath Primary Split 1 – Friday Friday 5:15 PM Shayla Stuart
47 It’s a Small World Acro/Hip Hop Monday 4:30 PM Samantha Testa
48 Dinosaur Rock N’ Roll Combo 2 – Thursday Thursday 5:20 PM Brodie Halladay
49 Scars To Your Beautiful Lyrical 5 Tuesday 8:00 PM Emily Codick
50 Unique Tap 3&4 Wednesday 6:30 PM Shayla Stuart
51 Look What You Made Me Do Mini & Jr. Hip Hop (optional) Friday 8:15 PM Shayla Stuart
52 Can Can Sr. Tap Thursday 5:30 PM Christine O’brien