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When: Saturday, June 12th, 2021
Where: Charleston Municipal Auditorium
Time: 6:00 p.m.
As recital grows closer, more information will be given. For now, just know that you need to set aside the whole day. Stage rehearsal is in the morning and performance is in the evening. Rehearsal is not an all day affair, but this day is a busy one, so clearing your calendar for this day is a good idea. Rehearsal is mandatory. This is not a dress rehearsal.
Each year we select a special theme for our annual recital. Everything revolves around the theme; costume styles, music selections, dance styles, stage decorations, etc.... We try to be very creative and make our theme as interesting as we can! You can find a list of previous recitals at the bottom of this page! This year's theme is a 70's theme- we are taking a break from our Girl Power and visiting some of my favorite songs from the 70's! After 28 recitals, it is sometimes hard to come up with a new theme. It is always something that just pops in my head- usually one song sparks the idea. But, after so many, the ideas do not pop as fast as they used to! I have pretty much hated the last 6 months, what it is doing to this country, what it is doing to our society, small business, big businesses, people's state of mind and the separation. So, I made a playlist of all the songs that make me feel happy. You know, those songs that are deep in your mind and instantly make you smile- you remember every word even tho' you haven't heard it for years. The songs that flash a memory, a feeling, a happiness that you haven't had for a long time. Here's a little personal info- I grew up across the street from my best friend, Robin. We fought, we laughed, we quit speaking to each other and we begged for sleep overs every weekend. You know, the typical girlfriends. When Robin and I were young, WKAZ was the station to listen to- to be fair, there was only WKAZ and WCAW. Anyway, Robin and I would sleep in their living room- they had 2 couches- never knew anyone who had 2 couches before them. We would listen to WKAZ every nite as we fell asleep. So, these songs take me back- the world was small (no internet), my best friend was only a walk out my front door away, the roller rink hopped, and summer lasted forever (but never long enough).
Costume information will be given out in late November. The first payment is due November 30th, second payment due by December 30th, the third payment by January 10th and the final payemnt is due February 15th. Please estimate $80-90 per costume. Little girl classes require 2 costumes and the older girls usually have 3 (8 and over, however we stay under the above estimate!). This estimate is a bit high, but remember to plan accordingly. You can begin making costume payments at any time. If you include a costume payment with monthly tuition, please make a note with your payment. **Late fees will be applied after the February due date. Costume deposits will be $50 with each installment for younger classes- your February payment will be whatever your balance is after the 3 prior installments. Costume deposits will be $65 with each installment for the teenage classes. Again, your February payment will be your balance after the 3 installments. Late fees will be charged after March 1st on any outstanding costume balance. Once ordered, costumes are non-refundable by company. Costumes and costume deposits are non-refundable at anytime. I feel the need to explain that this has become a necessary rule, for deposits also, due to many problems in the past.
Our recital fee is $40 per dancer. We have a family discount for multiple dancer families. Recital fees can be paid at anytime thru the dance season, however, they must be paid by June 1st. Tickets are sold ($15 Adult/$7 Child); dancers receive a free Dancer's Pass. Multiple dancer families receive 2 half price tickets.
POLICIES: If you withdrawal from classes before the recital, as stated above, costumes and deposits are non-refundable. Your costumes will be mailed to you AFTER the recital if you request. This is only if you contact us about not continuing classes. You will also need to pay a $10 postage fee. We will not be responsible for costumes that are not claimed/requested. We do not hand out costumes during class times if you drop in. I am sorry to have these policies as a necessity but past problems have made them so. If you withdrawal after you have paid your recital fee, it is non-refundable. Please understand that past experiences have made this rule necessary.
Our Past Recitals:
Color My World- 1993
Ain't Love Grand- 1994
We're Having A Party- 1995
Celebrate the Earth- 1996
Rock and Roll Faerie Tales- 1997
Take Me to The Mardi Gras- 1998
Dancing Around The World- 1999
Dancing Thru the Decades- 2000
Celebrate the Seasons- 2001
Gypsys, Genies and Magic- 2002
Adventure...If You Dare!- 2003
An American Celebration- 2004
Just Do Your Thing- 2005
A Street Fair to Remember- 2006
Road Trip! - 2007
Who Said That?- 2008
The Roaring 20's- 2009
Faeries Gone Wild!- 2010
Hooray for Hollywood - 2011
Oh, How the Years Go By- 2012
Sweet Escape- 2013
Small Town, USA- 2014
It's A Girl Thing!- 2015
Long Live Rock-2016
The Girls Are Back In Town-2017
Under The Covers- 2018
Of Course, I Can...I'm A Girl!- 2019