Recital 2020

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 15, 16 and 17, 2020 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 ahead of time

Order a DVD of Recital – download the order 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. DVDs will be mailed to your home.

Tickets, On sale 9 a.m., Monday, March 30.

Tickets are $14, plus processing and handling.

Tickets will be available for purchase online through TutuTix beginning at 9 a.m., Monday, March 30.

There is a limit of 10 tickets per family, per show. If there are any unsold tickets as of April 20, you may purchase additional tickets. The last day to purchase tickets online is May 10.

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, cash or check only.

Flowers, Order by April 20:

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.


Dancers in our pre-school classes will receive a full costume. Pre-school dancers will need a new pair of tights and clean shoes.

Dancers in our Level 1 or higher classes will receive costume pieces that accessorize their class-level leotard or jazz attire. Dancers must have a clean, unadorned, level-color leotard (no attached skirt), clean shoes, and a new pair of tights for the day of the recital. For jazz, dancers must have clean jazz pants and black socks that cover the ankle.

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.

When you receive the costume:

  1. The teachers will explain how their costume and hair is to be worn for recital.
  2. Take inventory to make sure all pieces are there and keep them out of reach from your child. We cannot order any other costumes or accessories at this last of date.
  3. Try on the costume as soon as you get it to make sure it fits. Even though we take measurements, the costumes sometimes run small or large. If there is a problem with the costume’s fit, let the teacher or office know ASAP.
  4. Do not allow you child to play in their costumes.

Picture Day, Sunday May 3:

Picture Day is Sunday, May 3, and will be held at the Studio. The schedule will be posted to our website in April. Pre-order your photos online, visit: Memory Makers.  If you are not comfortable ordering online, the photographers’ staff will be happy to assist you on picture day.

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.