Asbury Park Tech. offers a June recital for our students. All detailed showcase information will be available on our website at the beginning of April. Every bit of information about the shows and all of the events leading up to the big day, including ticket & DVD purchase information, tight and shoe requirements, picture day details, and much more will all be available online.
In order to participate in the June recital, there are a few requirements we ask of your dancer:
- Class Attendance – Attendance is extremely important, especially during the months of February through June. Each week the steps and proper technique are being taught for the performance. Please try to miss as few classes as possible for your dancer’s and their class’ sake.
- Costumes – A costume must be purchased for each class in order to dance in the show. The prices of costumes will be released by Ms. Burrell by January 1st.
- Costume Fittings – Dancers will be measured to determine the proper costume size. Sizing will take place throughout the months of December and January during their regularly scheduled class time. Pictures of each class’ costume can be viewed in the waiting area beginning in February 2016.
Concert Benefits For Your Dancer
- The recital is a fun experience that creates lifetime memories
- It allows dancers to fully experience a performing arts and the unique feeling of being on a stage
- Parents can always expect age appropriate movement and costumes
- Preparing for a recital is a way for dancers to work on memorization skills, rhythm, technique, teamwork, and much more… they LOVE having something to be proud of and it shows!
- It gives dancers the opportunity to perform in front of an audience that will boost self-confidence in everything they do
- Family and friends get to see what their dancers have learned in dance class
- Athletes have games, dancers have a recital. This is what we practice for all year long!
- Instills a passion for the arts in children’s lives
- Opens children’s minds and hearts to a life onstage or in the arts
Frequently Asked Recital Questions Answered
Q: Is the recital mandatory?
A: No. The recital is strongly encouraged, but if there is a conflict with the date of the recital for your child, please speak with Ms. Burrell.
Q: Why do we need to purchase a costume?
A: Costumes are required to unite each class, much like a team uniform, and are essential in presenting a professional looking show. We order costumes from the same high quality costume manufacturer we have for many years. We have found, after 18 years of experience, our parents much prefer the higher quality costumes that come at a slightly higher cost than the less expensive, poor quality costumes do. When it comes to dance costumes, you really do get what you pay for.
Q: What costs are associated with the ticket price?
A: It costs thousands of dollars to produce the recital. Here is just a quick list of just some of the major expenses the ticket prices cover: auditorium rental, lighting rental, auditorium crew members (two-12 hour days at union scale), ground maintenance and janitorial staff members (two-12 hour days at union scale), entire 20 member crew of the APTAD recital production staff for two-12 hour days, professional keepsake program for each audience member, insurance, props, etc. to name few.
Q: If a dancer is not going to participate in the recital, can they still participate in classes?
A: Yes. We have had students who take classes all the way through the last session ending in June who are not in the show. Often, they do learn the dance and have fun being a part of the process even if they are not dancing in the show. Classes including warm up and technique introductions are still given until two weeks prior to the showcase.