2020 DANCE RECITAL: May 30 & 31
20/20 Vision: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet!
When you pay for your $60 Recital Fee, you will receive the full Recital Information Packet! This has everything you could ever want to know about recital!
Be sure to pay your Recital Fee by Check or Square Invoice and RETURN THE FOLLOWING FORM to
Saturday May 30 @ 10:00am
Combo Classes: 3-4 Years Old
Select Competition Classes
Saturday May 30 @ 12:00pm
Tiny Pre-Comp & TOT Classes: 4-6 Years Old
Select Competition Classes
Newfane Recital Showcase
Saturday May 30 @ 3:00pm
Doors open @ 2:15p
Saturday May 30 @ 6:30pm
Pre-Comp and Competition
Recreational Recital Showcase
Sunday May 31 @ 3:30pm
Act One: Level 1, 2, Praise, Musical Theater
Sunday May 31 @ 5:30pm
Act Two: Levels 3, 4, Pointe, Breakdance, All Boys HipHop, Modern, Solos, Duets
DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Get your recital packet from the front desk for full information! Here are a few snippets for quick reference...
The Performance Look
As we get closer to these recital events, we know our families will have lots of
questions about the appropriate appearance of their dancers. We do have required hair and
make-up that all students must follow, unless a teacher does request something different
for a dance (i.e. bun, teased, hat, etc.) Those special requests can be found on the
costume info sheet that is handed out with each of your child’s costumes. Please use
below as a reference when preparing your dancer’s cosmetic bag for the big weekend!
PRE-SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. PRE-SCHOOL AGED
CLASSES SHOULD ADDRESS THEIR TEACHER FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT HAIR AND MAKE-UP.
This year, we are going to require all dancers to wear their hair in a HIGH PONYTAIL.
Please reference the pictures below for height.
1. Start by flipping hair over and gathering it high on the head. Brush out all of the
bumps. Be sure to use water or styling spray to really comb out and up the baby
hairs and “fringe” pieces.
2. Add hairspray or lacquer and comb through.
3. When smooth, secure elastic around pony (elastic should match hair tone). USE 2
ELASTICS and please be sure they are tight!
4. Spray hairspray or lacquer hair to slick back other pieces. Use soft brush to push
5. Dry the hairspray so it holds with hair spray.
6. Add finishing spray and bobby pins if needed for any fringe pieces.
**Please go to www.YouTube.com to view “How to do a high neat ponytail for dance
performances”. Your pony doesn’t need to be quite as high as illustrated in the video,
but should be secured in the same way!
Remember, if a teacher asks for different hair for a certain dance, you child will follow
those guidelines – especially those with hats or hair accessories!
Students with EXTREMELY short hair should talk to their teachers about an alternate
hairstyle. Even girls with medium/short hair can get their hair up in a pony with some
We require our dancers to wear the following:
• Foundation/ Bronzer
• Dark Pink Blush
• White Eye shadow on entire eyelid
• Black Eye shadow inside the crease of eye
• Black eyeliner on the bottom and on the top along the lashes
• Black Mascara and/or False Eyelashes
• Bright Red Fire Engine Red Lipstick
It doesn’t have to be name-brand or high-end make-up. Whatever your favorite brands are you can
There is also a tutorial on the JCDA Facebook Profile Page “Jaclyn Carol’s Dance”. Please go to
“Videos” and you should see it!
FIND THE VIDEO LINK HERE: https://goo.gl/LhYJS1 or see below
If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to ask a teacher or Miss Shari - she
can help point you in the direction of the products she uses, and where to get them!
A reminder that all students should have dance jewelry to wear at recital. This
includes a rhinestone choker necklace and rhinestone earrings. Occasionally, a teacher
will opt to use a costume piece rather than the necklace, however our jewelry never
changes and dancers can use it in other classes and years to come! SAVE YOUR JEWELRY –
save yourself $25.00 next dance year!
New Students: This should be on your costume balance bill. If you need Replacement
jewelry, add your name to the list and talk to Miss Shari ASAP. Earrings $10, Choker $15.
Tickets are $10.00 each cash or check – Children under 3 are free
Tickets are first come, first served but there is approximately 900 seats in Cardinal O’Hara’s Auditorium.
Children under 3 are free, but cannot take up a seat. Tickets are all general admission, but
rest assured with this auditorium style, there isn’t a bad seat in the house!
Show tickets will be available at the door the day of show, unless pre-sale tickets sell out in advance. Doors to Cardinal O’Hara High School’s Auditorium will open 45 minutes prior to show time.
Please put your tickets in a safe place. Unfortunately, this year we are unable to look up tickets as last year this caused a large back up at the door and frustration for other parents and audience members. Thank you for understanding.
JCDA is offering our students the opportunity to own a recording of all of the recital performances for only $20! A videographer from DMG Media Group will be videoing and professionally editing the recital in a simpler format, which will allow for much faster turn around times. We anticipate digital release to be by July 20 via a link through your e-mail. DVD’s can still be purchased by special request – please submit those inquiries directly to DiminoMedia@gmail.com.
Please reference the order form in your recital packet or pick up an extra order form at the studio and submit to the front desk
1. Dancers should arrive 45 minutes before show time, with hair and make-up done, and their first costume on.(ALL PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES ARRIVE 30 minutes before.) You will check your child in at the table. Registration table will be divided into 4 lines: A-F, G-L, M-R, S-Z based on the CHILD’S LAST NAME. A parent volunteer or teacher will take them where they will need to go for the show!
2. ONLY studio staff and dance recital participants will be allowed in the dressing rooms and backstage areas. That includes the hallway outside of the stage doors. Children will be supervised by adult volunteers.
3. Dancers are to remain in the dressing room/ backstage, with their assigned volunteers and teacher for the ENTIRE SHOW. All students will participate in the Finale Number at the end of the show.
4. Parents WILL NOT be permitted to go in the dressing rooms at any time during the performance for the safety of all of our dancers. We will have security standing at the backstage/ dressing room entrances and they have been instructed NOT TO RELEASE a child during the show to anyone or to allow any non-parent volunteers backstage. This is for their safety. Parents will not be permitted backstage/ in the dressing room at intermission. The backstage volunteers will be responsible for caring for the dancers, including helping with costume changes, and dismissal at the end of the show. The primary parent in our records will be permitted to pick-up. Please notify the teacher or parent volunteer in charge of your child when picking-up after the show. Please help us make this the best year yet for backstage/ dressing room organization by adhering to these guidelines. Thank You!
5. FOR OUR STUDENTS SAFETY: No child will be permitted to leave the show early. All dancers must stay through the end of the show. This is a big weekend for all of us, and we would like to spend that energy creating an enjoyable experience onstage for our performers and audience, as well as backstage for our dancers, rather than policing which children need to leave with which parent. Please, use this information and plan accordingly for that weekend. We greatly appreciate your cooperation on this.
6. Dancers should bring water to drink. WATER is the only acceptable beverage to have in the dressing rooms. Please try to send in a water bottle with a sports cap so that spills are minimal.
7. Dancers may bring a snack. Snacks should be healthy (NO CANDY) and not be messy or greasy. Backstage will be PEANUT FREE. Examples of appropriate snacks are: animal crackers, grapes, baby carrots, etc. (Parent volunteers will ask dancers to put away any snack that may stain a costume or make a child sick.)
8. Dancers MAY NOT bring any electronic devices in the dressing room. We will not be responsible for any missing devices. Dancers may bring board games, cards, drawing paper, books, crayons (no markers please), etc. We will have our Recital Busy Bags stocked and ready for each class as well.
9. After their final show dancers should collect all pieces to bring them home. Anything left behind is collected and available for pick-up during the office hours we provide the week after the show. Any items remaining 7 days after the show will be donated.
If you have any questions, please seek out a staff member at any time. Thank you for
helping us to make the show a success!
Hosting a recital has been compared to putting on a wedding - and ours is no exception! We may be difficult to reach these final few days as we are moving at maximum velocity to ensure everything is ready. Please refecrence the information above in addition to your recital packet for final questions. In emergency - please call us at 716-260-1787 and leave a message. It will forward to Miss Shari's phone. Please only use this in an emergency situation to keep the line clear for those who need it. General inquiries can be sent to to be returned within the next 2 weeks.