Our Annual Spring Recital Info

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Recital Info Packet -  All recital related info can be found here. Please read prior to Costume Week

Quick Reference Chart - Find your dancer's rehearsal and show times here.

Buy Tickets HERE

T-shirt, Flower, Ad Order Form - 

Parent Volunteer Form - 

Picture Week - May 4 through May 7

We are excited to be celebrating our 18th 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 memorable, magical stage experience. Every year our recital (or Spring Performance as we prefer to call it) centers around a fun storyline. 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 at 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 regarding our upcoming spring recital. 



Costume Week is March 23 through March 27, 2020. Please have one parent attend the last 15 minutes of each class the week this week. We will be distributing costumes, discussing recital related info, and answering any questions you may have.

Refer to our QUICK REFERENCE CHART (click here) for your dancer's performance and show times. 

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. 

Our recital is a ticketed event and anyone wishing to watch the show, including parents and family members will need a ticket to enter the theater. Children ages 2 and under do not need a ticket if they will be sitting on a lap. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, April 1, 2020. Tickets can be purchased online by going to www.townsendcenter.org. Simply click on the PURCHASE TICKETS button and find our event. 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. Our shows have sold out in the past, so please purchase your tickets early.

T-Shirts, Flowers, and Program Ad Order Form (click here) - Print off and return with payment by March 28, 2019.
Flowers are the traditional gift for dancers after a performance. This year Oak Mountain Florist in Carrollton will be providing our flowers. Surprise your dancer with a beautiful bouquet that contains a half dozen pink and white roses, baby's breath, greenery, and a blank card for you fill out with a special message to your dancer. You can pick up your bouquets before your dancer's show, or at intermission. Don't miss out on our beautiful show shirts! They will be navy with a colorful design on the front and back. Congratulate and show support for your dancer, or advertise for your business! Ads will be 1/4 page and printed in color. Include payment with this form and e-mail info@danceacademywest.com and include your picture/logo as a JPEG and include your personalized message. Use the subject line: AD FOR PROGRAM. NO HARD COPIES OF PHOTOS ACCEPTED.

NEW THIS YEAR! Each dancer will receive a complimentary digital copy of all four shows. If you would like to purchase a physical DVD, you can do so through the videographer. 

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. 

Parent Volunteer Form (click here)
Print off and return by March 28, 2019. Being a parent volunteer is a wonderful experience, and an exciting way to be involved in our production. The success of our recital strongly depends on our parent volunteers. Each Twirl & Tap and Kinder Combo class requires two parent volunteers. Levels 1-3 require one parent volunteer per class. Parent volunteers will be asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to dancer call time, and remain until the last dancer from their group has been dismissed. Please consider being a parent volunteer, especially if your dancer is performing in more than one show. You also are welcome to volunteer for a show that your dancer is NOT performing in. Parent volunteers must fill out and turn in the Parent Volunteer Form, which is available on our website and at the front desk. Parent volunteer forms are due no later than March 28, 2019.

Costume Week - March 23 through March 27, 2020
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. Be sure to put your child's name in all costume, shoes, and accessories. 

Performance Fee
All dancers 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 practice videos, access to the candid photos taken at the recital, one memory program, digital copies of all four shows, and a congratulatory gift for your dancer. Your dancer’s recital songs can be accessed HERE. Practice video links will be e-mailed to you by mid-April. Please encourage your dancer to practice at home…PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS! 

We ask that all dancers look their very best on stage. There are many tutorials for how to create the perfect dance bun. Twirl & Tap, Kinder Combo, Intermediate Acro, all Junior classes, and all Level 1, 2, and 3 students will wear a slick bun at the crown of the head, with no part. Our Teen classes, Advanced Acro, and Level 4 and 5 dancers will wear a slick low bun with a center part. Here are some helpful links...

Bun with no part (click here) or (here)

Bun with a middle part (click here)

It is very important that all dancers, even our youngest dancers, wear make-up. We use very bright lights and have several lighting cues throughout the show. There are many tutorials for age-appropriate stage make-up. All dancers should have a neutral eye shadow slightly darker than their skin tone, mascara, bright cheeks, and a dark pink or red lipstick. Here are some helpful make-up tutorials...

Make-up for young dancers (click here)

Make-up for teen dancers (click here)