We are excited to be celebrating our 16th season with you and your dancer…in case you haven’t heard, our shows are much more than your typical dance recital! Since 2002, when we first opened our doors, we have provided our audiences with a true theatrical performance, and our dancers with a memorable, magical stage experience. Every year our recital (or Spring Performance as we prefer to call it) centers around a fun story line. We rent grand backdrops and have custom sets built. We take our time to choose beautiful, tasteful costumes for our dancers. Our Musical Theater students audition for speaking roles, and work hard to develop the characters that you will meet in our show! We spend hours choosing songs and teaching choreography for each and every dance class, so that all dances are incorporated into the show and make sense with the theme. Our staff and students (your amazing children) work tirelessly for this big weekend…and we absolutely cannot wait to share it with you! Here is everything you need to know about our upcoming Spring Performance, Another Side of the Story.
Showtimes: Performances will take place at the Townsend Center for Performing Arts. We will have four shows / performances, Saturday, May 5th at 2pm and 6pm, and Sunday, May 6th at 2pm and 6pm. For SHOWS - arrive at your call time and report to the check-in table in the front lobby of the theater.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will take place at the Townsend Center for Performing Arts. For REHEARSALS - arrive 5 minutes early and report to the auditorium. We have a very tight schedule during our rehearsals. Each dancer is allowed to have one parent in the auditorium during their rehearsal. Please arrive on time, as we are unable to go back and re-rehearse dances for students who are late. Rehearsals will last approximately 1-2 hours, depending on how many dances your child is in.
Your dancer's rehearsal and show / performance times can be found on the Rehearsal / Show Info Chart. Click HERE to view. The Rehearsal / Show Info Chart can also be found throughout the studio and in your inbox (we’ve emailed it).
Venue: Rehearsals and shows / performances are held at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts, located on the campus of the University of West Georgia in Carrollton. The address is 1601 Maple St. Carrolton, GA 30118.
Tickets: All patrons, 2 years of age and older, are required to have a ticket to watch the recital. Tickets will go on sale April 1, 2018. All tickets must be purchased on-line by going to www.townsendcenter.org. Simply click on the BUY TICKETS button and find our event, Another Side of the Story. Tickets range from $10.00-$12.00 + tax and processing fees. You will have the option to have your tickets e-mailed to you, mailed to you, or held at Will Call. Tickets are sold by specific seats and rows. Tickets are sold on a first come, first serve basis, and our shows have sold out in the past, so please purchase your tickets early.
Flowers, DVD’s, and T-Shirts: There is a link to order these items on our website under the Recital tab. Flowers and T-shirts are $15 each, and DVD’s are $30 for a hard copy or $25 for a digital download. DVD prices will increase by $5 after May 4th. The last day to pre-order a spring floral bouquet will be Friday, April 20th. DVD’s and t-shirts will be available to purchase through May 6, 2018.
Videotaping and Photography - NOT ALLOWED: Pictures and video may be taken outdoors and in the LOBBY of the auditorium. Photography and videotaping of any kind are strictly prohibited inside the theater during rehearsals and shows. This rule is for the privacy and safety of all of our students and will be strictly enforced. DVD’s are available for purchase and we will have a professional photographer capturing candid photos during the show. These candid photos will be available for you to view and download free of charge. Approximately two weeks after the recital, we will e-mail a special access code with instructions on how to view / download these photos. The pictures taken during the recital will be candid photos; the photographer will do her best to capture images of all students, but this is not guaranteed.
Costume Care: Costumes are ordered based on measurements that we take of dancers in the fall. We plan accordingly for growth spurts when ordering. Many times measurements will “cross sizes,” meaning that the chest and waist measurement might indicate one size, but the girth another. In cases such as these, we will always order the larger size. It is the responsibility of the parent to have the costume altered to fit correctly. The costume fees do not cover the cost of tailoring the costume to meet individual needs. If your dancer is required to wear tights with their costume, we ask that you purchase the Bodywrapper brand that we sell in the front lobby. Once your costume is taken home, DAW is not responsible for any tears, rips, stains, strap mishaps, or any other defect on the costume. If your costume is lost or stolen, we will not be able to get you a new costume before the recital.
Performance Fee: All dancer’s are charged a Performance Fee in February. This fee helps to cover the cost of the production, including props, set, backdrops, and rental of the theater during rehearsals and shows. The fee also includes: access to your dancer’s recital songs, access to the candid photos taken at the recital, one program, and a congratulatory gift for your dancer. Your dancer’s recital songs can be accessed via our website, under the Recital / Recital Playlist tab. Please encourage your dancer to practice at home…PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS!
Hair, Make-Up, Tights, and Shoes: Click HERE
Spring Performance Volunteer Form: Click HERE