RECITAL 2023


This page includes info for participating families for the 

TASTE & SEE

Performances. This page may be added to and updated as more information is available.


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Important Dates :

APRIL 2023

16th
Last Day of Regular Classes
15th
Dress Rehearsal
20th-23rd
Recital Performances

PERFORMANCES

Classes assigned to each performance are listed below. LOOK FOR YOUR DANCER'S CLASS DAY/TIME. Dancers in multiple classes or siblings may appear in the same performance or across multiple performances.

Thursday Night

April 20th

6:30 pm

  • Sweet Peas Thurs 4:30
  • Buttercups Thurs 3:45
  • Buttercups Thurs 5:45
  • Daisies Thurs 3:45
  • Daisies Thurs 4:45
  • Lilacs Sun 4:30 (1 of 2)
  • Lilacs Mon 5:15 (1 of 2)
  • Lilacs Tues 4:30 (1 of 2)
  • Lilacs Wed 3:00 (1 of 2)
  • Lilacs Thurs 5:15 (1 of 2)
  • Cedars (1 of 3)
  • Tulips
  • Violets
  • Orchids
Friday Night

April 21st

6:30 pm

  • Sweet Peas Fri 4:45
  • Sprouts Fri 5:00
  • Buttercups Fri 4:00
  • Daisies Fri 4:00
  • Lilies Sun 4:30 (1 of 2)
  • Lilies Mon 4:00 (1 of 2)
  • Lilies Wed 3:00 (1 of 2)
  • Lilies Wed 5:15 (1 of 2)
  • Lilies Thurs 4:00 (1 of 2)
  • Lilies Fri 5:30 (1 of 2)
  • Oaks / Saplings (1 of 3)
  • Tulips
  • Violets
  • Orchids
Saturday Matinee

April 22nd

2:30 pm

  • Buttercups Wed 2:15
  • Buttercups Wed 4:15
  • Daisies Wed 2:00
  • Daisies Wed 3:15
  • Daisies Wed 4:15
  • Daisies Wed 5:30
  • Irises Mon 5:15 (1 of 2)
  • Irises Tues 5:15 (1 of 2)
  • Irises Thurs 5:15 (1 of 2)
  • Cedars (2 of 3)
  • Tulips
  • Violets
  • Orchids
Saturday Night

April 22nd

6:30 pm

  • Sweet Peas Mon 10:00 am
  • Sweet Peas Mon 4:30
  • Sweet Peas Tues 5:45
  • Sweet Peas Wed 10:00 am
  • Buttercups Mon 10:45 am
  • Buttercups Mon 3:45
  • Buttercups Mon 5:15
  • Daisies Mon 4:15
  • Irises Mon 5:15 (2 of 2)
  • Irises Tues 5:15 (2 of 2)
  • Irises Thurs 5:15 (2 of 2)
  • Cedars (3 of 3)
  • Tulips
  • Violets
  • Orchids
Sunday Matinee

April 23rd

2:30 pm

  • Sweet Peas Tues 3:45
  • Sweet Peas Wed 2:30
  • Buttercups Tues 3:45
  • Buttercups Tues 4:00
  • Daisies Tues 4:45
  • Lilacs Sun 4:30 (2 of 2)
  • Lilacs Mon 5:15 (2 of 2)
  • Lilacs Tues 4:30 (2 of 2)
  • Lilacs Wed 3:00 (2 of 2)
  • Lilacs Thurs 5:15 (2 of 2)
  • Oaks / Saplings (2 of 3)
  • Tulips
  • Violets
  • Orchids
Sunday Night

April 23rd

6:30 pm

  • Sweet Peas Sun 3:45
  • Buttercups Sun 2:15
  • Daisies Sun 2:45
  • Daisies Sun 3:30
  • Lilies Sun 4:30 (2 of 2)
  • Lilies Mon 4:00 (2 of 2)
  • Lilies Wed 3:00 (2 of 2)
  • Lilies Wed 5:15 (2 of 2)
  • Lilies Thurs 4:00 (2 of 2)
  • Lilies Fri 5:30 (2 of 2)
  • Oaks / Saplings (3 of 3)
  • Tulips
  • Violets
  • Orchids

DRESS REHEARSAL INFORMATION

SATURDAY, APRIL 15TH

Building A - use Sliding Glass Door entrance (A7)

9:00 - 9:45 AM

THURSDAY LOWER SCHOOL CLASSES

Sweet Peas TH4:30

Buttercups TH3:45 & TH5:45

Daisies TH3:45 & TH4:45

9:45 - 10:15 AM 

FRIDAY LOWER SCHOOL CLASSES

Sweet Peas F4:45

Sprouts F5:30

Buttercups F4:00

Daisies F4:00

10:15 - 10:45 AM

WEDNESDAY EARLY PM LOWER SCHOOL CLASSES

Buttercups W2:15

Daisies W2:00 & W3:15

10:45 - 11:15 AM

WEDNESDAY LATER PM LOWER SCHOOL CLASSES

Buttercups W4:15

Daisies W4:15 & W5:30

11:00 - 11:30 AM

MORNING LOWER SCHOOL CLASSES

Sweet Peas M10:00 & W10:00

Buttercups M10:45

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

MONDAY PM LOWER SCHOOL CLASSES

Sweet Peas M4:30 + T5:45

Buttercups M3:45 & M5:15

Daisies M4:15

1:15 - 2:00 PM

TUESDAY LOWER SCHOOL CLASSES

Sweet Peas T3:45 + W2:30

Buttercups T3:45 & T4:00

Daisies T4:45

2:00 - 2:30 PM

SUNDAY LOWER SCHOOL CLASSES

Sweet Peas SU3:45

Buttercups SU2:15

Daisies SU2:45 & SU3:30

2:30 - 4:30 PM

INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL CLASSES

All Lilies

All Lilacs

All Irises

Saplings / Oaks

4:30 - 6:30 PM

 UPPER SCHOOL CLASSES

Pines / Cedars

Tulips

Violets

Orchids

Dress Rehearsal Checklist

April 15th will be a fun but CRAZY day. With everyone's cooperation, we can manage the chaos in an organized way. As a parent, we need you to:

  •  Provide Attire Basics for your dancer (see section below)
  • Be prompt! It is crucial we are able to begin each section on time, and a dancer who is late even by a few minutes may miss their only chance to practice depending on the show order. Arrive a few minutes earlier than your scheduled time.
  • Use entrance A7 (sliding glass door facing Terrace Street).
  • Bring your dancer to their assigned dress rehearsal time already dressed in their attire basics & their costume, with their hair performance-ready (light makeup optional).
  • Bring their ballet shoes.  Please do not have your dancer wear their ballet shoes outside - it ruins their shoes and tracks dirt onto the stage which is dangerous for the dancers. They should wear regular shoes and change once at dress rehearsal.
  • Plan to stay for the duration of your dancer's scheduled rehearsal time. You may be finished early.
  • Your dancer may sit with you in the worship center until called by the teacher to come forward and line up with their class.
  • Please take excellent care of the costume until after performances. There are no extras if something happens to your dancer's costume. Please no food or drink in the Worship Center.
  • Please remain as quiet as possible while teachers are working with classes as they have very limited time with each one. They will answer questions as they can, but please realize they may not be able to do so right away if their class is rehearsing.
  • If your dancer has only one performing class, you are free to go once they have been released from the stage. If your dancer has more than one, they need to change their costume in the designated area (baptistry dressing rooms for girls, partitioned area in main hallway for boys) and return as quickly as possible to the Worship Center to wait to rehearse their next dance.
  • Remember, Sunday classes occur April 16th after dress rehearsal. No other classes will meet after dress rehearsal day, so keep practicing at home! Encourage your dancers to review what they remember of their choreography frequently during that timeframe.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is dress rehearsal mandatory?

This is the only chance your dancer has to practice in their costume on the stage. For young dancers, the setting is overwhelming and understanding entrances/exits and transitions is only possible in person with other groups present. A missing dancer makes it more confusing for all others in their class. If a dancer has multiple classes per week and those classes fall in different performances, they need to attend all applicable dress rehearsal times.

If you know of an unavoidable conflict with dress rehearsal, please communicate it by email at the earliest possible moment. Dress rehearsal cannot be altered or rescheduled, but knowing ahead of time still helps your child's teacher plan.

Where is the dress rehearsal?

The dress rehearsal is at Paramount, but in Building A. This is the same location as the performances. Use the sliding glass door entrance (A7) facing Terrace St. near the iron-fenced playground.

Do parents stay at dress rehearsal?

YES (for most levels). It is important that every Lower School student has an adult responsible for them at all times. It is helpful for parents of Intermediate School to stay as well, to help your dancer if needed and be ready to take them as soon as they are finished. Teachers and volunteers cannot be responsible for your child during dress rehearsal.

Do we have to buy the costume?

YES, but parents purchase the costume at wholesale price (Doxa does not mark-up costumes to the price suggested by costume companies). Please see the policy regarding costumes here.

Do we have to provide anything for our dancer?

Every dancer is required to have the appropriate Attire Basics for their level. See that section below.

Do we have classes after dress rehearsal day?

PLEASE NOTE: Because of the way Easter falls in 2023, the last day of regular classes will be Sunday, April 16th which is AFTER the dress rehearsal on April 15th. (So only Sunday classes have class after dress rehearsal).

Classes are not held during the actual performance week. This season concludes with the recital.

How do I help my dancer practice at home?

In the Parent Portal under Shared Files, you will find the music for your dancer's piece(s). Regular practice at home will really help your child, especially if they can practice immediately after class while it is fresh in their mind. Consistent class attendance will help them feel confident so that they don't miss instruction and have to catch up. If they feel overwhelmed because they can't remember their whole dance, encourage them to practice just the parts they do know.


COSTUME FEES: RECITAL 2023

  • Lower School = $40
  • Intermediate School = $50
  • Upper School = $60
  • Boys Shirts = $20

Fees shown are PER COSTUME, one for each level-specific technique class your dancer takes weekly.

We do offer costume fee limits for families with multiple dancers, students taking more than two technique classes, or needs-based requests. Please view the policy for more information.

POSTS: January 15th            DUE: February 1st

REQUIRED ATTIRE BASICS 

The items below can be found on our new Nimbly site, at Razzle Dazzle locally (34th and Bell near Stein Mart), or online at discountdance.com (if shopping at Discount Dance online, use studio code 78113 to support Doxa!) Please ensure your dancers have what they need before dress rehearsal!

Female Attire Basics

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Tights: You can order Revolution tights through Doxa's Nimbly site. Any clean pair of full-footed ballet tights are acceptable (even if not purchased through Doxa). See a note on color in our dress code policy.
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Ballet Shoes: All female dancers need ballet shoes similar in color to their tights. Please cut your dancer's elastic drawstring on their shoes to 1.5-2" in length, knot it to the desired tightness, and tuck the strings into the shoes. This gives a streamlined appearance and avoids the mishaps that happen when bows come untied.
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Foundation Leotard: A nude camisole leotard or body liner to wear underneath costumes, for modesty in dressing rooms, hygiene purposes, and possible stage costume mishaps.

Male Attire Basics

Black Dance Pants: Please purchase the specific pair linked at the button on the photo (same as last year).
Tall Black Socks: All boys need crew or taller socks to wear with their shoes. Older boys may wear black tights if preferred.
Ballet Shoes: All boys need black ballet shoes.
Undergarments: All boys are encouraged to wear a brief-cut dance belt or compression shorts under their costume rather than regular underwear.

HAIR: 

Please consider getting that cute summer bob AFTER recital! Hairpieces will not work well with hair that doesn't go into a bun.

For female dancers Sweet Peas to Lilies, hair should be worn in a ballet bun at the crown of the head. If you need help, here is a good YouTube video tutorial. Use hairspray or a hair gel, plenty of bobby pins, and for a nice finished look, a hairnet wrapped over the bun itself. Bring extra bobby pins for securing headpieces. Don't wait until recital to try it - every class is a chance to get better at doing your dancer's ballet bun!

For female dancers Lilacs through Orchids, hair will be specified as low bun, high bun (crown of the head) or french twist. Dancers should work to be adept at making these hairstyles themselves without a parent's help. Practice at home and for classes! Buns and French Twists should be slick with no fly-aways and well-secured. Always have plenty of bobby pins on hand as well as a hairnet, ponytail holders, and hairspray.

Male dancers should wear their hair nicely combed with gel to help it stay put.

MAKEUP, etc.: 

We leave it up to the parents as to whether or not they have their child wear makeup. We suggest a little bit, but this is not a large auditorium and it is not necessary to wear tons of makeup.

Please refrain from using body or hair glitter as it can be distracting. No jewelry, except small stud earrings in a neutral color (silver, gold or clear rhinestone) if desired. Check for watches, rings, and friendship bracelets which are easy to forget to take off. We highly recommend your dancer leaves these items at home.

Please try to avoid temporary tattoos, face paint, or hair color in the weeks prior to recital - you never know what may not wash all the way off! Any permanent tattoos must be covered with makeup or a bandage for all performances.

REGULAR SHOES: 

Please do not let your dancer wear their ballet shoes outside! This makes them wear out faster, but also tracks extra dirt onto the stage and studio floors, which is dangerous for both themselves and for other dancers. If your dancer is leaving their costume with us (Upper School participating in the story ballet, or others requesting a costume purchase policy exemption) be sure to bring regular clothing to change into after recital.

Taste & See Shirts

ORDER OPEN UNTIL MARCH 8TH (10 PM Central).

Buy a t-shirt to commemorate this performance season! Design features the Taste & See logo on the front. A few color options available.

Shirts will not be available after the deadline, so order yours today!

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