2017 Annual Recital "Dancing Through The Decades"

For general information about our recital, see our Recital Benefits & Information page.

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Show 1: 9:00am

Show 2: 10:45am
(Each class is in one show.)
Dress Rehearsal (MANDATORY): Friday, June 9th, 2017 (between 4:30-7:00pm)

Place: Lakeview High School (on corner of Ashland and Irving Park in Chicago, IL): 4015 N Ashland, Chicago, 60613
Parking: There is a parking lot, but only 50 spots.  Street parking is available around the building.  If possible, plan for public transportation or cab as parking lot will fill up quickly.
Fees:  No dancer participation fee, just a costume fee which you get to keep

Step 1: Costumes

All dancers enrolled in a class are automatically enrolled in the recital and the costume fee will be processed on April 1st with the payment information that we have on file. Confirm your dancer's participation in the recital with your signature on the costume sizing sheet in class during costume sizing week with your teacher (3/13 - 3/18).  If your dancer is unable to participate in the recital, please opt-out on the costume sizing sheet in class during costume sizing week with your teacher (3/13 - 3/18).

Costume Fee: $67 (Loyalty Members 10% Discount: $60.30)
* Dancers must have Loyalty Member status prior to 4/1/17 to receive LM pricing.
* After 4/1/17, $20 additional late fee.
* See tickets, t-shirts and family dance purchase information below.

Dance Recital Costume Information:
* Costumes are chosen by the EvOLvE team based on cuteness, appropriateness, availability of styles/sizes and budget. Costumes may change without notice due to out-of-stock issues. 
* Everything is included in costume fee except shoes. You keep it all!

* There are no refunds or costume returns because costumes are non-returnable to the costume vendors.
* Please note that costumes are ordered in available sizes, consequently families are responsible for any needed alterations.  
* When doing costume sizing, remember this is 2-3 months from now, so round up.

Step 2: Know Important Dates For Your Kids Dance Recital

March 3/13 - 3/18: All students will be measured in class for the recital costume.  Parent/guardian signatures are required on costume sizing to confirm or opt-out of recital participation.
Mid-March: Volunteer Registration Is Open
April 1: Costume Fee Processed
April-June: Attendance in class is especially important so dancers can learn their dances with confidence
End Of April: Teachers will post recital choreography online on the EvOLvE youtube channel so that students can practice at home.
May: Costumes will be distributed in class as they arrive throughout May. Costume letter will be included which will include all the details that you need to know about show day and discussed during parent meeting.
May 26:  Volunteer Registration Will Close
TBD:
 Family Dance Rehearsal 1:00-3:00 (approximately)

May 26:  Online tickets close.  Tickets will be available at the door.
June 9: MANDATORY Dress Rehearsal (4:30-7:00pm)

June 10:  Annual Recital 
June 12-18: BREAK - no classes during this week
June 19:  Summer Session Starts With Classes and Camps

Step 3: Participate & Register For The Family Dance

We promise that it will be easy, fun & non-intimidating...so don’t be shy! This is a very special bonding opportunity for you and your dancer.  Dad and dancer for a special bonding moment, mom and dancer…whatever your reason, this is a time to create a memory that your dancer will never forget!  Of course a grandparent, aunt, uncle or any family member is welcome; one adult per child.

The family dance will be first in the show, so adults will dance first, then be able to sit back & enjoy the rest of the recital.  Dancers will join their class backstage after the family dance. Each family will participate in the same show that your dancer is already performing in.

Cost: $40 for parent and dancer to participate to cover rehearsal costs & fees. Free admission to show ($16 savings). Loyalty Members receive 10% off. 
Costume: No costume fee as you can create your costume from your closet 
Song: TBD
Rehearsal Date:  TBD
1:00 to approximately 3:00  (One rehearsal in May. Simple dance steps also provided on YouTube to practice at home if you can't make rehearsal.)

REGISTER FOR THE FAMILY DANCE HERE!

Step 4: Volunteer Today/ Buy Tickets & T-Shirts

Volunteer Opportunities:  Open!  Sign Up To Volunteer Here!

Ordering Tickets, T-Shirts & Register For The Family Dance
(Check out our volunteer opportunities and benefits before ordering tickets.)

Online Tickets Here!

Tickets: Tickets are non-refundable. Seating is first come first served. (No saving of seats to be fair to everyone.)  Handicap access available.
Adults: $14 Pre-Sale Online (Closes May 26); $16 at the door (cash, check, credit card accepted)
* Loyalty Member pricing only valide for pre-sale online tickets

6-15 years: $11 Pre-Sale Online; $13 at the door
5 years and under: Free (although if show is full, children will be asked to sit on laps)

Step 5: Practice At Home & Get Those Cameras Ready

Practice Recital Dance At Home: Available On youtube In April

Photography/ Videography:  Photography and videography is allowed during the show but ask all guests to be respectful of families around you so everyone can enjoy the day.

Step 6: Questions? Concerns? Wonder If Your Dancer Is Ready?

Ask Us!  If you have any questions, we are here to help! Please contact office at chicago@dancetoevolve.com or (773) 770-5327.