Below is a ton of information about recital, dress rehearsal, and picture week.  We will update this information and add to it as more details are finalized.  All of the following information has been emailed to our dance families and is available on the bulletin board at the studio. Please be sure to read all the way through and to check out all of the links.  

  • Costumes
      • We now have all the costumes.  The last class (Tues 6:30) will get theirs this coming week!
      • Please be sure all costumes are hung up in a safe place.  Do not allow your dancer to play it in.  After the recital the costume is yours to keep and do whatever you want with it.
      • Hang costumes with tutus upside down to help the tutu fluff and the layers to straighten out.
      • Performance tights were sent home with the dancer’s costume. 
      • Additional tights are available for purchase at the studio!  We should have all styles and sizes available.  Be sure to buy yours, so you’re prepared if you need a backup pair during the recital!
    • CLICK HERE for Dancer Checklist, Makeup Tutorial, and Bun Tutorial
      • We encourage you to print out the checklist and use it to make sure you have everything for the performances!
  • Picture Week 4/17-4/20
    • Arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled time
    • Wear costume, performance tights, dance shoes, makeup (does not have to be full stage makeup but some makeup is a good idea), and hair as assigned on the costume info sheet.
    • One guest per dancer is welcome to stay, due to our limited space.
    • We will invite each class back to Studio 1 to run their dance then get pictures taken.
    • We will be hosting Pea Pod Photography, out of Archbold, this year.  We will do a group picture and individual picture for all classes/dancers.  
    • Order forms will be sent home at the beginning of April.  Be sure your dancer has theirs with them prefilled out with payment inside when they come for pictures.  If you have multiple orders, one check is fine, but please indicate on the form the check number and that the check can be found in another form.  
    • All questions about your pictures should be directed to Ashley Ryan at Pea Pod Photography.
    • We hope to have orders back before the end of the dance season.  We will keep everyone updated when orders arrive for pickup.
    • Saturday Combo please note your picture time is on Wednesday, April 19th.


Monday, April 17th Tuesday, April 18th Wednesday, April 19th Thursday, April 20th
Regular Class Time Picture Week Regular Class Time Picture Week Regular Class Time Picture Week Regular Class Time Picture Week
Mon 4 Tap 4:30-4:45 Tues 4 Modern 4:30-4:45 Wed 4 Combo 4:30-5:00 Thurs 4 Combo 4:30-5:00
Mon 4 Hip Hop 4:45-5:00 Tues 4:50 Ballet 4:45-4:55 Wed 4:50 Ballet 5:00-5:30 Thurs 4:50 Ballet 5:00-5:25
Mon 4:50 Jazz 5:00-5:35 Tues 4:50 Tap 4:55-5:25 Wed 4:50 Hip Hop 5:30-5:40 Thurs 5:40 Jazz 5:25-6:00
Mon 5:40 Ballet 5:35-6:00 Tues 5:40 Jazz 5:25-5:55 Wed 5:40 Jazz 5:40-6:10 Thurs 5:40 Lyrical 6:00-6:20
Mon 5:40 Tap 6:00-6:10 Tues 5:40 Combo 5:55-6:15 Wed 5:40 Combo 6:10-6:30 Thurs 6:30 Jazz 6:20-6:40
Mon 6:30 Lyrical 6:10-6:35 Tues 6:30 Ballet 6:15-6:50 Sat 9:30 Combo 6:30-7:05 Thurs 7:20 Tap 6:40-6:55
Mon 7:20 Ballet 6:35-7:05 Tues 7:20 Jazz 6:50-7:25 Wed 6:30 Hip Hop 7:05-7:25 Thurs 7:20 Lyrical 6:55-7:25
Mon 8:10 Jazz 7:05-8:00 Tues 7:20 Tap 7:25-7:40 Thurs 8:10 Pointe 7:25-7:55
Tues 8:10 Modern 7:40-8:05 Seniors 7:55-8:05


    • Week of recital, April 22nd-27th, is a regular dance week at the studio.
  • Dress Rehearsal at Bryan Arts & Education Auditorium April 28th
  • Call Time 5:30pm
        • Please arrive before your call time!  This is what time we start our rehearsal.
      • We will start with our finale and then go back to the beginning and run all of our dances in show order (found at the end of this email).
      • Once your dancer has practiced all of their dances they are free to leave. Please pick them up backstage and let their backstage mom(s) know you’re taking them.
      • We will be practicing costume changes.  Dancers should bring all of their costumes, accessories, and shoes.  Please do not wear your performance tights for dress rehearsal, we don’t want anything to happen to them before the performance.  
      • Makeup and hair are optional, but all dancers should have their hair pulled back out of their face.
        • If you’re feeling unsure about hair and makeup you may use this as an opportunity to practice!
      • We hope to finish up by 9:00pm.
      • Please enter and exit via the glass door on the east side of the building by the parking lot.
  • Recital Day April 29th
      • Call times:
        • 1:00pm for the 1:30pm performance
        • 6:30pm for the 7:00pm performance
      • Make sure your dancer has had a healthy meal before bringing them for their performances.  
      • Dancers will stay backstage for the entire performance.  Parents will drop off and pick up in the gym using the east side glass door. We encourage you to meet and greet with family outside, weather permitting, as the gym fills up quickly and we need to clean things up between performances and strike after the last performance.
      • Water is the only beverage allowed backstage.  You may send your dancer with a small mess free snack and activity.  Once the performance gets going it will likely last 2 hours.
    • We need Parent Volunteers to make our show a success!  Please sign up at the studio.
      • We are looking for:
        • Backstage moms 
        • Help with set-up in the morning on Friday, April 28th
          • 10:00am, usually only takes around 30 minutes
        • Ticket sales at each of the performances on April 29th
          • Preshow sales 30 minutes before the start of the show, please arrive 10 minutes before then
          • 2 volunteers per performance
        • Ushers to pass out programs
          • 4 ushers per performance
          • Arrive 20 minutes before the start of the performance
        • Strike after 7pm performance
          • Help us get everything packed up and back to the studio!
  • Ticket Sales will go live on Friday, March 31st at 8am
      • Tickets sales will all be online via TicketLeap March 31st at 8am – April 28th at 11:59pm
      • Any remaining tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes before each performance for cash or check only.  
      • All tickets are first come first serve.  We do share the ticket link with our dance families first and then start sharing it with the community on April 3rd.  The link will be emailed out to dance families before March 31st, but will not be unlocked to order until 8am on the 31st of March.
      • Tickets will be $12/ticket plus processing fee presale.  Tickets will also be available at the door before each performance for $15/ticket (cash or check only).
  • Recital Shirts and AMDS apparel
      • Orders will be through Bill’s Locker Room III
      • We will send more info once the online shop opens 
      • We plan to have all orders at the studio for pickup the week of April 17th
  • Advertising for our Program
      • Are you a business owner or know of someone who might be interested in advertising in our recital program?  Please check out our advertising letter for more information and feel free to share with others.  Thank you!
  • Flower Sales by Silver + Vine
    • Silver + Vine will be taking pre-order flower orders, as well as have additional bouquets on hand, for pickup outside of the auditorium before each recital performance.
    • Bouquets are $15/each
    • Pre-orders will be taken at Silver + Vine starting April 1st.  *PRE-ORDERS ARE RECOMMENDED!*
      • Store Hours: Wednesdays-Fridays 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am-3:00pm, Sunday-Tuesday CLOSED


  • Recital Show Order by Song Title (subject to change if we find an error)

2023 Recital Order

1 Stars & Stripes
2 Shoofly Pie & Apple Pan Dowdy
3 Applause
4 Candy Shop
5 Jump in the Line
6 Part of Your World
7 Hold Your Head Up High
8 Sunshine
9 Almost There
10 Aquarium
11 Teenage Life
12 Can’t Smile Without You
13 Girl Bossin’
14 If the World Just Danced
15 Grease Lightin’
16 Emeralds
17 The Rose
18 Future Electric
19 September
20 BFF
21 Concerto Grosso
22 Lean on Me
23 You Make My Dreams Come True
24 Fireflies
25 Under the Sea
26 The Skye Boat Song
27 Ridin’
28 Born Ready
29 See You Later
30 Happy Cooking
31 Rock Around the Clock
32 Arrival of the Birds
33 Blue Danube
34 Hit the Road Jack


Recital Video Order Form: PRINTABLE

*7pm performance is the one being recorded for the video