Welcome to ABCD School of Bollywood Dance Annual Recital
Our Annual Dance Recital is not just a bunch of dances strung together - it is a show! Get ready for a great weekend of rehearsals, pictures, dancing, and fun! If you and your children have ever dreaded Recital events, something just isn't right. Dress rehearsals need not creep into the wee hours of the morning. Young dance students should not be expected to perform like professionals. After all, this is a learning experience for them. Their onstage experience should be rewarding and exciting!
A formal theater, backdrop, lighting, and costumes help to showcase the students' hard work throughout the year. They will create memories that last a lifetime. Parents and students can expect outstanding choreography and an entertaining show featuring all of the dance styles offered at All That! Most importantly, the recital is an opportunity for students to gain valuable performance experience. This is why we work so hard all year long!
We look forward to seeing our dancers on stage!
ABCD SCHOOL OF DANCE LLC
What is Let's Nacho 2023 Bollywood Dance Recital?
ABCD Biggest event of the Year! It is the end of the season Bollywood Dance Recital where all dancers participate and showcase what they have learned over the Winter/Spring classes.
When and where is the recital?
The recital will be held on May 21, 2023, at Tempe Center for The Arts 700 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
What time is the recital?
The recital will start at 4.30 PM and end at 7.30 PM.
What time is the seating starts?
Seating will start from 3.30 PM. All performing students need to be checked in at backstage entrance before family goes into auditorium
How long is the recital?
The recital will last for an estimated time of 2 hours to 2.5 hours. There will be a 15-minute intermission between the show.
How many times will I see my dancer on stage?
Dancers will perform two routines, and a few batches may perform one routine. All dancers will go across the stage again in a finale number to bow. You will see your dancer on stage a minimum of twice and sometimes many more times depending on their classes.
Does my dancer wear a costume?
Yes, dancers are required to rent a recital costume and have the appropriate color and style of shoes. The color of shoes is based on the dance performance. For example, if a dancer is performing in two dances, they will be renting two costumes (one for each dance performance) and the appropriate shoes per class (bought on their own).
How do we order our recital costume(s)? What are the Recital charges?
Recital fees and costume rental charges are $80 per dancer.
Costumes will be ordered soon. Dancer's measurement details form will be sent online to be filled by the parents/dancers, and the school director will choose the best size for the dancer according to those measurements. Costume fees are non-refundable, and costumes cannot be returned or exchanged for different sizes – alterations may have to be done to ensure a perfect fit.
Is there a Dress Rehearsal? When will it be?
Yes, there is a Dress Rehearsal. The rehearsal details will be sent during first week of May.
Do I need tickets to watch the show?
Yes. Tickets will be sold by Tempe Center for the Arts website.
Pre-Sale tickets will go on sale for families during last week of April.
Tickets will be categorized as 10$,15$ and 20$ based on the seating choice. Auditorium is numbered seating.
Public sale will go live 2 weeks prior to the event!
Who cares for my child backstage?
Parent volunteers from the studio assist in coordinating & supervising backstage. For each batch, there are two volunteers. The backstage area is supervised for the duration of the show, and dancers remain in the dressing room the entire time. Volunteer moms/dads get to watch their dancer on stage (from the backstage wings).
What if my child gets sick or injured before the recital?
We understand that unexpected circumstances can happen. If your child is unable to perform due to illness or injury, please contact us as soon as possible. We will do our best to accommodate the situation and make adjustments as necessary. However, please note that costume fees are non-refundable.
What should my child bring to the recital?
Dancers should bring their costumes, appropriate shoes for each dance, a water bottle, and any necessary touch-up makeup. It is also recommended that dancers bring a small bag with their name on it to keep their belongings organized backstage.
Can parents come backstage during the show?
For the safety and organization of all dancers, parents are not allowed backstage during the show. However, parents can drop off and pick up their child at the designated backstage entrance.
Is there a reception after the recital?
We do not have a reception after the recital. However, we encourage families to take photos and celebrate together after the show. Please note that dancers must remain backstage for the duration of the show.
I want to help! How can I get involved with the recital?
We always welcome parent volunteers to help backstage during the show. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the school director or your child’s choreographer for more information.
Can I videotape the performance?
This is an important memory, one you will always cherish. For that reason, we hire a professional videographer to film all shows. Phone and flash photography can be a distraction to our dancers. We ask all audience members to refrain from taking pictures or filming for the safety of our dancers and the enjoyment of the other members of the audience.
Do we have to wear make-up?
We believe that parents should be able to decide what is appropriate for their dancer based on their parenting style. That said please be warned that dancers without any makeup on will appear washed out under stage lighting. Footlights and spotlights are bright and the best way to look natural under them is to rely on a little makeup. We recommend at least a warm blush and red lipstick. If your dancer is very young, keep in mind the Recital is a once a year event, and feels a lot to your dancer like playing dress up
What type of hairstyle do we do?
We do not require any specific hairstyle, however please wear any hairpiece or accessory that is included with your costume. Many dancers will curl their hair, do an up-do or wear it half-up.
Do we have seating arrangements?
Seating is numbered and you can pick the seating choice while buying tickets online.