“BEST YEAR EVER!”June 13-15th


We are so excited for our dancers to show off all of their hard work in our upcoming show “Best Year Ever!" If this is your very first recital or your gazillionth time on stage...we are honored to be a part of your dance journey. This recital newsletter is full of information that will guide you through the upcoming weeks and your child’s performances. Please read through this packet carefully and if you have any questions email us at or visit our front desk. Thank you in advance for being a part of the DP Dance Family!


Recital Parent Meetings are being held APRIL 29th- MAY 4th during your child’s class(es). We will hand out a hard copy of the recital packet and DP staff member will go over all your child’s recital details. Please mark your calendars for this important meeting and plan to have one parent or guardian here to capture all the information. We suggest using this newsletter to write down any and all information (see the last page titled “notes” section)  related to your child’s class, so you are well informed and have plenty of time to plan.


Costumes will be passed out during the months of April and May.  Please be on the lookout for your child’s costume(s) and be sure to hang them up in a safe place as soon as you get them home. At the Parent Meeting (April 29th- May 4th during your child’s class time) we will clearly lay out any and all costume accessories that you will need (shoes, gloves, socks, tights, undergarments, alterations, props, etc).  


We require dancers to wear Balera brand tights for our recital. These tights are available through The Dance Project Bowtique. We have sizes Toddler-Adult Large available for purchase.


Attendance is vital in making confident dancers. Make sure your dancer attends each and every one of their classes leading up to recital, we want them to feel their absolute best when they hit the stage.


We will be having dress rehearsal the week of JUNE 3rd - JUNE 8th during regularly scheduled class hours at The Dance Project.  Please arrive to class that day in regular dance clothes with hair and makeup done. After a small warm up and run through, dancers will be asked to change into their costume and accessories. Please have ALL costume pieces with you at dress rehearsal, which includes: tights, undergarments, shoes, socks, shoe bows, hair accessories, gloves, any alterations, and props.


Wednesday, June 12th

Sunrise Mountain High School

21200 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382

Tech Rehearsal and Pictures will be on the same day!!!  Please find your tech/picture time slot listed on the Cast List Poster.  Dancers need to  arrive 15 minutes prior to their allotted rehearsal time IN COSTUME, with makeup and hair ready for pictures.  Upon arrival, dancers and parents can find a seat in the audience.  Classes will be called to stage one at a time from the audience.  

Tech Rehearsal:

At this rehearsal, dancers will become familiar with the stage, entrances/exits, and dressing rooms ensuring that they are comfortable and confident for performance day. Parents will be taken on a guided tour while dancers are taking pictures, to learn where to drop off and pick up their dancing stars. Dancers, please arrive in your recital costume, hair and makeup stage ready and with all necessary accessories and dance shoes. After arriving, dancers will wait in the audience until their class is called up on stage.  If your dancer is in more than one class, there will be a dressing room backstage for them to change into their next costume after they take pictures for their previous class. Kids are welcome to pack a lunch/snacks, to hangout and make a day of it with us. Carpooling is encouraged for working parents. Rehearsal time slots are posted on our website as well as the studio bulletin board. Immediately after their tech rehearsal, dancers will go to take pictures.


Dance Pictures will immediately follow your class’s tech rehearsal. We will be using the photographer “Poof Begone”  this year.  More information will be coming regarding picture packages available for purchase.  All dancers will take a class photo picture that will be included in the yearbook.  You can choose or not to have individual pictures taken.  


We are extremely proud and excited that all dancers will get to perform TWICE during Recital Week!  Having a second chance to perform on stage is a huge educational advantage. Your kids have worked so hard and we are thrilled to be able to provide them not only one but TWO times to shine on stage.




Please see the Cast Lists posted on the studio bulletin board to find out which shows your dancer is performing in. Please know that we have done our very best to accommodate students that are in multiple routines and families with multiple kids. With that being said, there are students/families that will be performing in more than two shows.  


June 13th, June 14th and June 15th

Please have ONE parent/guardian check your dancer in at the “dancer drop off station” backstage one hour prior to showtime.  After checking in, your dancer will proceed to their assigned dressing room area where they will find their classmates and the designated group mom(s). There will be one or two parent volunteers assigned to each group. After dropping your dancer off, you can head to your seats to watch and enjoy from the front. All dancers will stay backstage for the entire show and participate in a group finale bow. After the show, please have the same parent/guardian pick up and check out your dancer from their dressing room. Please be patient as it will be busy backstage. Please note that dancers will not be released before the end of the show. Each show is approximately 2 hours long. Please also be aware that doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.


Recital tickets go on sale May 18th and are sold through TutuTix. TutuTix allows you to order your tickets from the convenience of your own home. You can purchase tickets by one of the following ways:

Ticket prices will be $15 in advance, $20 at the door, kids under three are free but must be on a lap.  

Note that you will need a credit or debit card to buy tickets, and that tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Seats are assigned so, buy early to get better seats!  We do anticipate the shows selling out. TutuTix charges a low, fair fee for their service. You’ll see their $1 per ticket fee, plus 5% processing charge added to your order at checkout.


BEST YEAR EVER” Recital T-Shirts and tanks are available for pre-order.  We will be accepting pre-orders through May 18th. Shirts will be available for pick-up on June 12th  at Tech Rehearsal to the students. Please make sure to pick up your order on June 12th. Please note that shirts are available through PRE-ORDER ONLY! We will not carry any in stock items. Order forms will be available shortly.


We are so excited to be offering a Recital Yearbook again this year!  They are a great gift and awesome keepsake for your dancer. The book contains class photos, recital programs, dancer’s names, teachers, graduates, space for autographs, candids from throughout the year and much more! These memory books will be available PRE-SALE ONLY for $30 each. Yearbook orders are due by June 15th.  Please stop by the front desk to double check and sign off on the spelling of your child’s name and to notify us if your child is graduating from kindergarten 8th grade, or high school.  This ensures that the yearbooks and programs are printed correctly.  Yearbooks will be available to be picked up during summer session office hours which begins on June 24th.


Take advantage of the opportunity to place a personal ad for your loved one or advertise your business in our Recital Yearbook! An ad is the perfect way to to show special recognition for the dancing star in your family! The deadline to turn in all ads is May 18th!  An Ad Order Form will be available shortly.


You can pre-order flowers for your little star and have them conveniently waiting for you at Sunrise Mountain the day of the recital. Orders must be placed by Saturday, May 18th with cash/check only, made payable to Parents of Stars.  An order form will be available shortly.


Choose a DVD or Blu-Ray to capture your dancing star’s performance. A DVD information/order forms will be available shortly.   Pre-order your DVD/BLU-RAY by June 15th and save $10.  There is absolutely NO home videography during any of the shows. Please and thank you!  


2018-2019 Account Balances must be paid in full by JUNE 3rd in order to participate in the recital. Please see the front desk to make sure your account is up to date. Last sessions tuition is due MAY 20th - MAY 25th.


Does your child have a strong passion for dance and a love of the stage?  We offer several programs within the studio for students who want to get more involved and who want to take their dancing to the next level. Our Performance Team, Hip Hop Crew and Competition Teams here at The Dance Project are second to none. To find out more visit the front desk or shoot us an email.   ‘Performing Group Audition’ packets will be available on our website and at the front desk shortly.   Audition applications are due May 25th. Auditions are MAY 31st and JUNE 1st.


Looking for something to keep your kiddos busy this summer?   We are also offering some Fabulous youth summer camps.  Our camps are very popular and fill up quickly. Register today to save your spot!  All Camps are Mon- Thurs 9-12pm and are $200.

Camp CReATe

Ages 8+

Get Creative this summer! Art, Dance, Fashion, Media and Fabulous Fun!

Join us for a week of Arts and Crafts, Dance Lessons, Fashion and Graphic Design, Photo Shoots and a Performance Showcase.

June 24th- June 27th (Mon.- Thur.)

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Superhero Camp

Ages 4-8 years

Do you have what it takes to be a superhero?  Discover your Superpowers and Dance Battle to Save the World. Join us for a week of Hero Training (exercise, dance, creativity, games and hero conduct). The week ends with a Showcase Performance of all our Heroes!

June 24-June 27th  (Mon.-Thur.)

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pom and Cheer Camp

All levels welcome including incoming HS Freshman. Ages 6+

Hosted by the Sunrise Mountain High School Spiritline

Learn Cheers, Stunts, Tumbling, and Pom Technique

Q&A sessions with current SMHS Spiritline Members

Fun Mock Audition and Showcase Performance

July 8th - July 11th (Mon. - Thur.)

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Princess Camp

Ages 3-7 years

Hosted by REAL Princesses!  Join us for a week of Dance, Arts and Crafts, Games, and Character Building all topped off with an end of the week Showcase Performance!

July 15th- July 18th (Mon.- Thur.)

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


We truly thank you for allowing us to teach and train your children in the beautiful art of dance. It has been an honor and a privilege to work with each and every one of them. We can’t wait to see them shine on that stage! If you have any other questions please let us know.  

With sincere gratitude,

The Dance Project Staff

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