Recital 2018

Welcome to our Day of Dance!
Recital is an opportunity for each of our dancers to perform for their family and friends. This year’s Day of Dance recital performance will take place May 18, 19 and 20, 2018 at Barrington High School, 616 West Main St., Barrington

Rehearsal and Performance Schedules:

Review the schedule to determine rehearsal time and performance time. All rehearsals and performances take place at Barrington High School, 616 West Main St. in Barrington.

Rule of One for Rehearsal:

Only one adult per dancer will be permitted in the theater during rehearsal.

NO SIBLINGS (including dancers) are allowed in the theater during rehearsals. Siblings who are rehearsing on the same day may report to a monitored waiting area in the dressing rooms until their scheduled rehearsal time.

Please make babysitting arrangements for your other children.

Keeping on Time at Rehearsal:

We try to stay on schedule, but due to the nature of the rehearsal and unforeseen challenges, we may be thrown off schedule. You can help by making sure you arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled rehearsal time. We appreciate your patience – it pays off at the show!

Video/Photography Guidelines for Rehearsal and the Performance:

Video recording (camera or cell phone) and flash photography are NOT permitted during Recital. DVDs will be available for purchase. You may record the rehearsal; however, flash is never permitted.

Recital DVDs

Order a DVD of Recital – download the form. The DVDs of the show are produced by a professional videographer who does an amazing job and has been with us for many years.

Tickets, Order by March 24:

Tickets are $15, all seats are assigned. If you attend more than one show, you will receive a 5% discount on the additional shows. All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Download and print an order form.

There is a limit of 8 tickets per family, per show. You may submit a request to be on the list for additional seats by using the additional ticket order form.

Ticket orders are filled on a first come basis and mailed home at the end of April. Shows do sell out.

If any tickets are still available on the day of the performance, they will be sold at the door for $17. There are not discounts on door sales.

Flowers, Order by March 24:

Acknowledge your dancer’s accomplishment with a bouquet of flowers. Flowers sales support the Arlington Dance Ensemble. Download a flower order form and return it to the studio with your payment: Cash or check only. No online orders. See Flower Order information.


Costumes will be handed out in class approximately 1 week before Picture Day. To receive a costume, accounts must be in good standing and outstanding balances must be paid in full.

Costume pieces accessorize your class level leotard. Dancers must have a clean, unadorned, color leotard (no attached skirt), clean shoes, and a new pair of tights for the day of the recital. Teachers will explain how the accessories and hair are to be worn. There are no extra costumes. Do not allow your child to play with the costume. When you receive the costume, take inventory of the pieces and keep them together out of your child’s reach.

Picture Day, Sunday May 6:

Picture Day is Sunday, May 6 and will be held at the Studio. See the Picture Day schedule.

Picture Day is an opportunity to have professional photos of your dancer in costume, both individually and with the entire class. If you do not wish to purchase photos, we would appreciate it if you would still attend the photo session so both the studio and other dancers can have a picture of the entire class. If you feel that your child would be uncomfortable having his/her picture taken in a group setting (one that can feel somewhat unfamiliar and hectic), then feel free to skip Picture Day. Please note for personal safety and because of the expensive equipment, the photographers do not allow parents in the studio with their child. Please make your child aware of this. If this will distress your child, please feel free to skip Picture Day.

Picture Day usually runs very smoothly and we often find ourselves either on time or ahead of schedule! Please be on time…in costume, hair done, and no make-up. If taking photos for more than one class, please bring all costumes with you. Dancers in multiple classes requiring a costume change may change in the dressing room. All other dancers must arrive in costume.