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Please read EVERYTHING! Perhaps, three times! We are expecting AMAZING things from June 2023 recitals and we hope you are as well! Let's get LEGENDARY!

Thank you to all of the DDF parents who go above and beyond.

Let's Dance!


What is a recital?

Recital is a huge production(this year two productions) where ALL dancers of the studio are invited. Families fly into town, hair appointments are made for the perfect bun or ponytail, and the dancers are excited to show off what they have worked so hard on in their dance classes. Costumes, great music, and fun fill the entire show time. This is such an important event every year for the dancers. No matter if you are a returning dancer or a new dancer to the studio, recital is something the dancers love to keep being a part of. They get excited about being on a huge stage under the professional lights and hearing their families cheer their name.


When is recital?

Recitals 2023 are Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday June 4th with dress rehearsals taking place June 1 and 2(scroll below for your dress rehearsal day)


Who is in recital?

Every dancer enrolled up until now been invited to be in recital if there were no prior plans such as vacations made before registering. (IF FOR SOME REASON YOU ARE UNAWARE OF RECITAL, PLEASE EMAIL)


What is needed to be involved in recital?

1. Enrollment into the studio by February 15th.

2.Costume fees must be paid.

3.  $65 recital fee is due April 1st, per signed policies and kind reminders.


Did I pay my costume fees?

You should be able to log in to your studio student portal to check to see if your costume fee was drafted. If you do not see it labeled and drafted, you have not paid it. 

You MUST also attend your scheduled dress rehearsal!!!!!!!(Scroll below to view scheduled dress rehearsal day)


Where is recital?

We are so excited after many months of trying to find the perfect theatre. After searching for one with its own parking lot for PLENTY of parking, a huge stage for all of the dancers, ample amount of seating with great views for ALL guests, nearby hotels and restaurants, we are blessed to call Cass High School Theatre,25 minutes from the studio, our home for 2023 recitals. 

Cass High School

 1000 Colonel WayWhite,Ga,30184



What show is my child in?

Please scroll below to view assigned shows.


What is my child’s hair for recital?

 Please scroll below to view hair assignments.



Does my child's hair need to be done for dress rehearsal?

NO. Your child's hair does not need to be done for dress rehearsals. MUST BE DONE FOR SHOWS. 

YES, they are welcome to wear whatever they need to wear on their head(scarf, bonnet, wrap, etc) at dress rehearsal to make their hair last for the show if it is done at that time. Please go ahead and schedule hair appointments if needed.


What time do doors open on recital?

Doors will open for audience members on show days at 2:30.


What time do I bring my dancer to their designated drop off area on show days? 



What time does the show start? 

PROMPTLY at 3:30. Please encourage all family members to arrive and be seated on time. 


How long is the show?

We are striving for June 2023 recitals to run no longer than two hours including a 15 minute intermission.


Do I have to stay for the entire show?

Yes. Show start times are much earlier this year and shows are shorter this year to allow for everyone to please stay and give the same audience to the very last part of the show as the very first part of the show has.


What is Royal Court/Projector Ads?READ CAREFULLY>

Each year, we have a form that all parents are emailed if they would like to put an ad in the show for their dancer.This ad includes a picture and a nice message to the dancer you are supporting. Ads are played on the projector screen of the stage when doors are opened for audience members. Small businesses may also purchase an ad. All ads are $15. This all leads into Royal Court(IF your family/child would like to be a part). Whoever raises the most amount of ads gets crowned Queen, Princess, and Duchess. Crowning takes place right before intermission at the recitals.We will begin accepting projector ads on Friday, February 24th! Everyone will receive an email that morning on what is needed to complete your ads!

How many tickets does my family get?

Each family is able to purchase up to 8 tickets for each show they are assigned to.


When do tickets go on sale?

Tickets go on sale March 1st-May1st.


I have way more than 8 guests wanting to attend, how do I get additional tickets?

Each family is allowed to go online to purchase 8 tickets per show they are assigned to. We are giving each family two months to purchase the eight tickets March 1-May1, but come May 1st, we will be reaching out to those families who have not sold theirs to discuss transferring them to a family in queue. You may also buy the remaining tickets out of your personal 8 tickets if you have guests on the fence about coming. Ultimately, we want to be ahead of the game and if we wait until two days before the shows to see that families have not sold more than half of their tickets, that means those seats are empty and could have been filled with families that could have seen the show. 


Who all needs to buy a ticket?

If you are sitting in a seat at the production, you must buy a ticket.


How much are tickets?

Tickets for June 2023 recitals are $30 per ticket.


Where do I go to buy tickets?





What is seating like for recitals this year?

This year is general seating. 


Are there wheelchair accessible seats at the theatre? There are 6 wheelchair spaces at the theatre. 


What is a dress rehearsal?

In the dance world, a dress rehearsal gives each dancer a moment to get on stage in their costume to make sure that they know exactly where they are to be be on stage, to hear how the music sounds from the side of the stage so they know when to go on, to run their dance with their class,and simply just because we don't ever want to throw a dancer on stage without them knowing what is going on. This is different from dancing inside of the studio and we want to make sure the dancers are given a moment to get comfortable!


Why does my child need to attend a dress rehearsal in order to perform for recitals?

If they do not attend dress rehearsal, there is no way they will know what is going on when recital days arrives. Dress rehearsal is MANDATORY.



What are some nearby hotels?

We do realize each year families fly in or dance families enjoy being very near here are some hotels in the area!

Hilton Garden Inn Cartersville

Home2Suites by Hilton Cartersville

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Cartersville


What are some nearby restaurants?

Many restaurants are located in the heart of Cartersville near the theatre, some family friendly options are:


Texas Roadhouse



Red Lobster

Mellow Mushroom

Maine Street Coastal

Common fast food chains


When do we get to take home our costumes?

Once your dancer's show with that costume is complete unless told otherwise. They will be trying them on in class over the next few months as arrivals make it, but will NOT be taking home.


Do we get to keep our costumes?

Once your dancer's show is complete, you may do what you wish with your costumes.


Once shows are over, what happens?

You may attend summer options with DDF or go ahead and register for our new 2023-24 dance season to claim your spot in a class! You will receive more information about summer and new season registration soon.


On the left you will find the day, time, and class of your dancer. On the right is the dress rehearsal day they are assigned to.

For example: If my child is in class Wednesday from 4:00-4:45 at the studio, my child is in the Thursday Dress Rehearsal lineup.



On the left you will find the day, time, and class of your dancer. On the right is the dress rehearsal day AND TIME THEY ARE ASSIGNED TO BE ON STAGE.


For example: If my child is in class Wednesday from 4:00-4:45 at the studio, my child is in the Thursday June 1st Dress Rehearsal lineup TO BE ON STAGE at 2:30. 

Which means my child needs to be at the theatre 15 minutes prior at 2:15. 

Second Example: If my child is in class on Saturday at 10am at the studio, my child is in the Thursday June 1st dress rehearsal lineup to BE ON STAGE at 1:45. Which means my child needs to be at the theatre 15 minutes prior at 1:30!


On the left you will find the day, time, and class of your dancer. On the right is the show they are assigned to.

For example: If my child is in class Thursday from 5:30-6:15 at the studio, my child is in the Sunday show.


On the left you will find the day, time, and class of your dancer. On the right is their hair assignment.

For example: If my child is in class Tuesday from 4:30-6 at the studio, my child is assigned to wear a ponytail.

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