Recital: Saturday, May 16, 2020 | Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 (3-10pm at Strand Theatre in Lakewood, NJ)
Highlighting the “end” of the season is our annual recital. Since dancing is a performing art, this gives the student yet another chance to perform on stage in a professionally directed performance. The recital allows students to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress. Pre-school students perform one time while all others perform once per class they are registered for. A big part of dance training includes learning through performance. Although performance opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in dance, it can also contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities. The experience helps build self esteem and confidence, which result in better, in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong college and job interview skills. The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps children develop retention skills, and by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result. Every student looks forward to dancing at the recital, one child compared it to Christmas morning! The recital gives the students a chance to perform in a professional theater atmosphere. The recital is a delight for all, friends and family! The 2020 recital will be held at The Strand Theater in Lakewood on Saturday, May 16. All students participate in the recital. Please note that all students must participate in the dress rehearsal in order to perform in the recital. There are no exceptions to this policy.
We spend many hours determining the correct costumes for each class. They are always age appropriate and of the highest quality possible. Pre-school students will need one costume; all other students will need one costume per dance form they train in. In an effort to ensure that costumes are delivered on time, costume orders are placed during the Winter break. A costume deposit of $30 per class is due by Thanksgiving break and balances are due by March 1, 2020. Please note that costume manufacturers do not accept cancellations or offer refunds; therefore TDW does not refund costume deposits. Once a costume is ordered, it cannot be cancelled without full payment.Costumes will not be ordered without a deposit.
Order of registration determines the seating at the theater. Example; if you are the first one to register, you are number 1, second to register, number 2, etc. Ticket request forms go out a month before the show and can be picked up during a specific day and time. No one is admitted to the recital without a ticket. Children and infants who may have a hard time remaining seated during the entire performance should not attend.