2021 Spring Performances

We are delighted to have your child dancing with us at The Dance Foundation for our 2020-2021 season!  Like this dance season, things will look a bit different for our spring performances in order to make social distancing possible for both audience members and dancers.

The performance fee below covers the costume(s), which are yours to keep, the production costs and a digital video download of your performance (not available for 2 and a half year old performances) produced by Music Techniques. You may pay the total fee by November 1st if you wish, or pay half now and the other half by February 1stIf your child will not participate in the recital, please notify our office by November 1st Otherwise, you will be obligated for half of the performance fee, as stated in our policies.

Preorder a recital bouquet for your dancer online, or using the form in your recital packet.
recital bouquet preorder

Scroll down for details for your dancer’s performance –

2 and a half year old classes  – DETAILED RECITAL LETTER

The mini-showcase dates – during your child’s regular class time:
May 4, 2021                        Tuesday 10:10am
May 5, 2021                        Wednesday 9:15am
May 8, 2021                        Saturday 9:15am
May 8, 2021                        Saturday 10:10am

Performance fee: $70.00


3 year old through 2nd grade classes – DETAILED RECITAL LETTER

Your child’s performance will be one of the following days/times:

Saturday, May 1, 2021      9:00am or 11:30am
Sunday, May 2, 2021        1:00pm, 3:15pm, or 5:30pm

The performance fee for 3 and 4 year old classes is as follows:
Performance fee: $160.00

The performance fee for K and 1st grade classes is as follows:
Performance fee: $160.00
Additional fee for Kindergarten and First Grade Tap classes: $40
This year in an effort to simplify the show and minimize the number of dancers in dressing rooms at any time, will we not have full costume changes for kindergarten and first grade tap students. Instead, tap dancers will have a single costume for ballet and tap that will have accessories that change for each class eliminating the need of a full costume change. This difference is reflected in the recital fee for tap classes.

The performance fee for 2nd grade classes is as follows:
Performance Fee: $160.00
Additional fee per class, beyond the first class, for Second Grade students: $75
Second graders in more than one class will have a separate costume for each class. Each student who has a costume change during the show, will be given their own dressing room backstage in which to change.


3rd through 12th graders – DETAILED RECITAL LETTER

Purchase skin-tone ballet slippers from our dancewear shop (limited inventory) or online from Bloch.
Watch this video for instructions on how to “pancake” your own canvas ballet slippers to match your skin-tone.

Please mark your calendars now with these dates:

Friday, April 30, 2021 – Dress Rehearsal:  CAST A 4:00-6:15 PM / CAST B 6:45-9:00 PM / Alabama Theatre
Saturday, May 1, 2021 – Performance:  CAST A 3:15 PM / CAST B 7:00 PM / Alabama Theatre

CAST A Classes*                       CAST B Classes*
Ballet IV                                      Ballet IIIB
Modern IV                                  Modern IIIB
Ballet I Monday                         Ballet IIA Wednesday
Modern I Monday                     Modern IIA Wednesday
Ballet IIIA                                   Ballet IIB
Modern IIIA                               Modern IIB
Ballet IIA Tuesday                     Ballet I Thursday
Modern IIA  Tuesday                Modern I Thursday
Hip Hop

*Dancers in Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre will perform with their Jazz, Tap and Musical Theatre classes in the Cast that they have been assigned for Ballet/Modern. This means that these classes will be split.  Dance Improvisation, Prep for Pointe and Pointe will not perform as classes in the recital.

The Performance fee:
Each student pays a performance fee of $180 for Ballet and/or Modern class(es) and an additional $75 for Jazz, Tap and/or Musical Theatre class(es). Traditionally, students have had a separate costume for each of their classes. This year, we are minimizing the number of costume changes since the total performance time is shortened as a COVID safety measure. Therefore, each dancer will have no more than two costumes total – one costume for both Ballet and Modern and one costume for Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre. As a result, total performance fees are reduced.