Expressions Academy Presents

Dancing Down Main Street

Pictures @ Expressions Academy 
Monday- Wednesday June 25th-27th

Dress Rehearsals @ Theater
Wednesday & Thursday June 27th& 28th

Performances @ Theater 
Thursday, June 28th 6:00 pm
Friday, June 29th 6:00 pm
Saturday, June 30th 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 30th 6:00 pm

Dress Rehearsal & Shows are located at:
Del Oro High School
Loomis, Ca

The Commitment 
Important Recital Dates 
By allowing your child to participate in the Expressions Academy of Dance recital, you commit yourself and/or your child to the following dates and events. 

As the season progresses, additional recital information or updates will be posted on the Expressions Academy website,, in monthly newsletters, and on the school bulletin board. Make it your responsibility to keep on top of this important information. Our goal is to make the recital an organized, exciting experience for everyone involved. It’s a team effort: students, their parents, the teachers, and the director are key players in the show’s success. 

Please arrive half an hour early to the show to check in with your class parent volunteers and EAD Staff.  Students should arrive in changing leotard, with hair and make up done. Shoes and any accessories should be in a zip lock bag with your child’s name clearly labeled.  

Costumes Packages
Costume Package Fee- Due March 17th- Last Day to Register
$75- Class Ages 2-6 & 6-9              $100- Class Ages 8+ 
** Price is per costume** 

We spend many hours selecting the costumes for each class. They are always age- appropriate and of the highest quality possible. Students will need one costume for each class they train in. Costume packages include tights, all accessories, (hats, gloves, etc.) and a garment bag. 

Recital Fee- Due April 21st 
The recital fee is $50 per family. It includes a T-shirt for each dancer. The recital fee goes towards renting the facility, lighting and sound technicians and janitorial staff. The fee is $50 for the family, not per student.

NOTE: No jewelry or nail polish is to be worn with costumes. This includes during dress rehearsals, performances, and when class pictures are taken. 
Costume payment is due by the 17th of March by cash, check or credit card. If you are enrolled in our auto pay program for tuition, costume fees are NOT pulled from that card unless you ask the office staff to do so. 
Costume measuring begins during the third week of class in March, during scheduled class times. All children will be measured in order to determine their proper costume size(s).
Be Prepared
The recital isn’t a one-day activity. Gather all shoes, and makeup several days in advance so you’ll know if something is missing or isn’t right. Make a checklist of your child’s routines, listing the costume, tights, shoes, and any accessories, and refer to it to make sure you have all your supplies before going to the theater.

Bring at least one extra pair of tights of each color. Also bring extra hair gel, hairnets, bobby pins, and hairspray.

Tips: Other Handy Extras
    •    Baby wipes/Shout wipes (to fix makeup mistakes or wash hands)
    •    Baby powder (for itchy costumes)
    •    Safety pins (for emergency costume repairs) 
    •    Clear nail polish (to repair minor holes or runs in tights when there isn’t time to change them)
    •    Your pain reliever of choice
    •    Band-Aids (the “invisible” kind)
Dress Rehearsal

Participation in the dress rehearsal is mandatory. The dress rehearsal allows the students to become familiar with the auditorium surroundings and feel comfortable with their performance, costume(s), and being onstage. Lighting, music cues, set changes, and all other logistics for an organized and professional performance are rehearsed so that the students make the best impression possible. One of the main objectives of our curriculum is to teach the spirit of teamwork and commitment to classmates. Dancers will be required to stay to practice the finale dance.  ALL dancers will participate in our finale!

Dressing-room etiquette 
Students must respect other students’ space and property in the dressing rooms. The students will spend more time in the dressing rooms than onstage or in the auditorium, so please do your best to keep them organized and clean. No food or drink is allowed in the dressing rooms. 

Audience etiquette 
Children should not bring handheld electronic games or other devices with sounds and/or lights that could be a distraction for other audience members. 
Because we present a professional performance, we ask that everyone remain seated during the entire performance. If you do leave the auditorium during the show you will be allowed back into the auditorium only between dances. This rule is strictly enforced; please do not create a disturbance with the auditorium ushers in regard to this policy. 
The use of video or flash photography is strictly prohibited during the recital. It is important that you pass this policy on to your recital guests. 

Student Drop off and Pickup 
Dress Rehearsals 
Parents or guardians will remain in the theater with their dancer until they have rehearsed their last dance.

Recital Performances 
Parents or guardians should bring the students to their assigned dressing rooms, where they will be checked in and placed under the supervision of EAD Staff.

NOTE: Please do not attempt to pick up your child during the performance. 

Recital Photography, Videos, and T-Shirts 
Recital photos 
Class photos on will be taken Monday, June 25th- Wednesday, June 27th at Expressions Academy. Dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm your child’s time on the updated schedule to be distributed the week of April 23rd. After the group photo shoot, students may choose to have solo portraits made in any or all of their costumes. There is no obligation to purchase photos. Please arrive at least twenty minutes before your child’s scheduled time since photo shoots tend to run ahead of schedule. 

Hair and makeup 
Hair and makeup should be done prior to arrival as for a performance. 

Photo purchase 
Photos will be available for purchase through the photographer. Forms will be distributed with the photography class schedule. 

Recital DVD purchase 
Expressions Academy works with a professional videographer to produce a professional DVD of the entire recital, including finale and award presentations. The DVD will be available for purchase ($45) at the show. DVDs are shipped 5-6 weeks after the performance. 

Recital T-Shirt Purchase 
Expressions Academy’s commemorative recital T-shirt will be handed out in class and is made available for purchase for parents the week of the show. 

Recital Tickets
Ticket Policies
Tickets go on sale Monday, June 4th and cost $10 each.  All studio accounts (tuition, costumes, recital fee, etc.) must be paid in full before family members may purchase recital tickets.

*Due to increased production costs and our commitment to simplifying the ticketing process, recital fees no longer include complimentary tickets. Each family will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at $10 each using our new and user friendly online ticketing partner, Tutu Tix! Tickets will be made available for purchase on Monday, June 4th.  

June 4th- 10th- Limited to 4 tickets per family
June 11th-25th- An additional 

Recital Policies

Video and photography
Parents or guardians may videotape or photograph their children at the dress rehearsal. No electrical outlets will be available, so be sure your batteries are fully charged. Please note: No video or photography will be allowed at the recital.

Auditorium rules
No eating, or drinking, is allowed in the auditorium or dressing rooms. During the recital, when the dancers are not onstage they must remain in the dressing rooms with their assigned volunteers.

Recital Program 
Expressions Academy of Dance will be publishing a program for the recital. “Well-wisher” and commercial ads are available for purchase. 

The Recital Is for Everyone 
When everyone puts the children first, the recital experience is one they’ll never forget. We appreciate your compliance with the rules and guidelines in this handbook and hope that the Expressions Academy of Dance annual recital will be as fun and exciting for you as it is for all of our staff. Thank you for working with us to create a memorable educational experience through performance for all of our students. 

NOTE: No jewelry or nail polish is to be worn with costumes. This includes during dress rehearsals, performances, and when class pictures are taken.