2019 Recital- May 11th

 Rockwell Hall- Buffalo State 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

Dansations 9th annual recital will be held at Rockwell Hall. 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 guarantees each family a minimum of  5 tickets per show!

Dancers’ Arrival- Please arrive A FULL 30 minutes before the show starts. This way the dancers 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 for 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!

Venue- Rockwell Hall is a beautiful venue that makes Dansations’ recital a truly special event. For more information on Rockwell Hall please visit: https://buffalostatepac.org/visit/visitor-info/  Free Parking is available on campus. https://buffalostatepac.org/visit/parking/

Back Stage- The show is expected to be about 2.5 hrs, including intermission. All of the kids (except combo & baby acro 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 and baby acro classes will be released to their parents immediately after they perform. Combo and baby acro dancers can sit in the audience with their parents after they perform. If they sit on a lap, they do not need a ticket. Combo and baby acro dancers will be called backstage to line up for finale towards the end of the second half. Combo and baby acro dancers in the 2nd act can sit with a parent for the first act and be brought down at intermission. 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 to stay backstage with the class. 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 onstage. There is a 5 min pause towards the end of the 2nd Act when we call combo 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 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 April tuition, you will receive a ticket envelope in the mail. This envelope includes detailed instructions on how to purchase recital tickets. If you account balance is zero (Sept-April tuition, and all fees) envelopes will be mailed out on April 7th.  Tickets are available for sale on April 13 at 9am. Each family 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). This year the free ticket will show as a credited of $12.00 at the end of the purchase. Your 5 tickets will be reserved for you until April 27th at 9am. At that time, remaining seats will be open for the public to purchase. Tickets are $12.00 plus a small processing fee, charged by Tu-Tu Tix. Please be sure to buy your tickets before April 30th as there is a good chance the shows will sell out!

Recital Videos-  Each family will receive their own DanceBug account included with their recital package! Videos can be viewed online through your account 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 download the show at no extra charge. This way, families can have offline copies of their performances. Having the file is a much more flexible option than a DVD, and also higher resolution + better quality.

  • To create an account: DanceBug.com 
  • Create your own account at anytime, an event access code will be emailed to you 2-3 weeks after the recital.

Volunteers- Parent volunteers get the experience the excitement that happens backstage, with the rare chance to watch their child perform from the wings, the closest seat in the house! Parent Volunteers are needed for the younger classes. We need two parents from each class to stay with the class back stage during the show. Volunteers are an important part of the show as they help make backstage fun! You can bring snacks and activates for the kids! Please sign up in the office.

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. We understand that families prefer to be in one show. We truly do our best to keep families in one show, however with so many dancers taking multiple classes and multiple levels it is simply not possible. We did consider one show, however that would limit families to 2 tickets each. The nice part of being in two shows, is siblings get to watch each other perform, and families get to enjoy the beautiful campus and Elmwood area. Many families pack a picnic or go to lunch between shows. It is a really fun day! Remember, recital is only one special day each year, 2 shows is the equivalent to 2 baseball games, (with sparkles!!).

Recital Line Ups:

11:00 AM Show 4:30 PM Show
1 Opening 1 Opening
2 My Magic Tutu 2 Greatest Show
3 Soldier 3 Soldier
4 Luck Be a Lady 4 Beyond The Sea
5 Just Breathe 5 Witch Doctor
6 Slumber Party 6 Just Breathe
7 Fairy Magic 7 Doggie in the Window
8 Gravity 8 Na Na Na
9 Chapel of Love 9 Requiem For A Dream
10 Good Rhythm 10 Bunny Town Hop
11 An Artist Life 11 Good Rhythm
12 Rule the World 12 An Artist Life
13 Calling All The Monsters 13 Rule the World
14 Four Seasons 14 Everyday Princess
15 I Got Rhythm 15 Lip Gloss
16 Dance Magic 16 Too Many Fish In The Sea
17 Home 17 Dance With Me Tonight
18 El Matador 18 El Matador
19 I Love Rock n’ Roll 19 Home
20 A Dream Is A Wish 20 Mamma Mia
21 Goody Goody 21 Palace
22 Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo 22 Supercalafragilistic
23 Ramalama 23 Ramalama
24 I Feel Good 24 I Feel Good
Intermission / Break Intermission / Break
25 Magic of Sugar Plum Fairy 25 Magic of the Sugar Plum Fairy
26 Compass 26 Shine Like Rainbows
27 Boyfriend Material 27 Compass
28 Flower Garden 28 Enter the Circus
29 Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile 29 Dragonfly
30 People Got To Be Free 30 Good Ship Lollipop
31 Shotgun 31 Smile & Keep Your Head Up
32 Ride 32 People Got To Be Free
33 Conga 33 A Little Party
34 Czardas 34 Viva Vivaldi
35 Last Dance 35 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
36 Viva Vivaldi 36 Czardas
37 Why You Mad 37 Last Dance
38 Big Finish 38 Bear Necessities
39 Power 39 All About Me
40 Hot Note 40 Ghostbusters
41 Magic Dance 41 Memoirs
42 Run Boy Run 42 Fairy Dance
43 Take Me To Church 43 Run Boy Run
44 Candy Store 44 Something New
45 I’ve Got No Strings 45 Candy Store
46 Knock on Wood 46 Fancy
finale line up 47 Don’t Go Breakin’ My Heart
47 Arabian Nights 48 Wild Side
48 Fired Up 49 Good Morning
49 Ice Cream Freeze Finale Line Up
50 The Twilight Zone 50 Dancer-cise
51 Step In Time 51 The Twilight Zone
52 Step In Time