Color Your Canvas: Dress Rehearsal and Recital Venue Info

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We are SO excited to be back on stage for our upcoming 2024 Recital, “Color Your Canvas”! Our dancers will enjoy performing at the beautiful Raymond E Hartfield Performing Arts Center.

Raymond E Hartfield Performing Arts Center
5800 McNeil Drive, Austin, TX 78729 (Across from McNeil HS)
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Dress Rehearsals

Dress Rehearsals will be held on Thursday, June 6th at the Raymond E Hartfield Performing Arts Center. Address above. All dancers must arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled rehearsal time, in costume and ready to perform. It is REQUIRED that your dancer attend dress rehearsal. Dress rehearsal is imperative not only to their success, but for the other dancers too. They need to be familiar with the stage and understand entering and exiting instructions from the wings. We are not rehearsing the dances in “show order”. Bring all costumes, their dance bag and all dance shoes, and label everything! Once you arrive at the performing arts center, please come into the auditorium, and sit with your child’s class. If you arrive late and miss their dance, we WILL NOT be able to do it again because of time restraints, so please plan ahead. We limit the number of family members allowed to attend dress rehearsal to ONE supervising adult per dancer. You may take pictures and video of your dancer on stage during dress rehearsal only (not during the recital). ***After your child’s class has rehearsed on stage, they will head to the lobby for group pictures – even if you do not plan on purchasing one. We frame group pictures of all classes for the studio!


June 7th at 7pm and June 8th 10:30am, 2pm and 6pm

Recital Fee, Tickets, Digital Video

All attendees will need a wristband to enter the auditorium. Your recital fee included 4 tickets (wristbands)/dancer. If you need additional wristbands, more will be available for $10/each the last week of classes or at the door the day of recital. Your wristbands will be good for all 4 shows!

Our recitals are professionally videotaped by Sharpshooters Video Productions. Your recital fee also includes a FREE digital copy of each show! You may still purchase a DVD if you prefer from Sharpshooter’s website.

On the recital day all dancers must arrive in costume 30 minutes before their show time. Dancers will report backstage and follow the signs to their waiting area. Younger classes will need to check in with the stage mom in the Green Room. You will sign your child in with their stage mom(s) no more than 30 minutes before show time and then take a seat in the auditorium. Older dancers will find their assigned dressing room. The auditorium will open for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one other than staff or parent volunteers will be allowed in the auditorium before this time. You will not be allowed to attend the show without a wristband.

Audience Etiquette and After Show Pick-up Procedures

For the show to run smoothly and professionally, we request that you do not get up and down during the show. It is very disruptive to other parents and takes away from the performance atmosphere for all dancers. If you must leave your seat, please do so in between dances or during intermission.

The afternoon/evening shows will have an intermission. All Creative Movement, Combo I, and Combo II classes may be picked up in the Green Room at that time. However, if you choose to pick up your dancer at intermission, they may NOT participate in the Curtain Call at the end of the show. These younger dancers may enter the auditorium to watch the rest of the show with a parent after changing out of their costume. The Sat. 10:30am show does NOT have an intermission.

All older dancers (Levels 1 and up) are expected to remain backstage until the end of the show. Dancers in the dressing rooms are to meet their parents in the lobby after the show. No friends or family members will be allowed backstage.

No pictures or videotaping will be allowed during the recital. The show will be professionally videotaped by Sharpshooters Video Productions and everyone will receive a FREE digital copy of all shows.

Programs are on sale at the desk the last week of classes for $5. You receive 2 free copies with purchase of an ad.

If you have any questions about dress rehearsal or recital, PLEASE ASK!!! It is our goal that the whole recital process runs as smoothly as possible and is a very rewarding experience to both the dancer and his/her fans! We are looking forward to celebrating our 15th recital with you and your family!

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