2020 Annual Recital "Leaping To The Legends"

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

Date: Original Date of 6/6 postponed, TBD after COVID-19 updates
(Followed by free family reception.)
Each class is in one show.
Show 1:  TBD 
* Mandatory Dress Rehearsal, Staggered Check-In Starting Time: TBD
Show 2: TBD
* Mandatory Dress Rehearsal, Staggered Check-In Starting Time: TBD

Place: Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, CA 92117
Parking: Free and plenty
Fees:  No dancer participation fee, just a costume fee which you get to keep

Step 1: Understand What The Recital Is So That You Feel Comfortable 

An event such as the recital is often a 'first' for many families and their young dancer.  Our recital is a celebration, not a competition. We want everyone feeling comfortable, confident and excited! Dance To EvOLvE has specialized in this age group for over 10-years. We create a fun, inviting, age-appropriate and non-intimidating recital day for our dancers and families to remember.  
* Top questions and concerns answered here in a quick video on safety and recital details.
* Here is a quick video on day of recital logistics and details for a fun, stress free day.

When the costume is delivered in class in May, it will include a costume letter that will explain all the details you need. Including: costume care and instructions, hair & make-up tips, safety procedures and show times. Tip:  Be flexible and plan sleeping and meal times accordingly so we get the best out of our dancers. (Remember that class moms will have snacks.)

Step 2: Register For Recital By Ordering Your Dancer's Costume

All dancers participating in the recital must order a costume. We carefully select each class’s costume keeping in mind our dancer’s age, gender and of course, the theme! We want our dancers looking great while everyone feels confident and comfortable.
Recital Registration:
 Costume Registration Here

Costume Fee: $67
* After 4/3, additional $20 late fee if costume is still available. (If you are a new student with us in spring session 2, please contact us to avoid late fee.)
* See tickets and family dance purchase information below.

Dance Recital Costume Information: 
* Costumes are chosen by the EvOLvE team based on age, appropriateness, cuteness, 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 3: Know Important Dates About The Recital

February 10:  Recital Registration Opens
March 9-21
:
All students will be measured in class for the recital costume
March 25:
Volunteer Registration Opens

April 3:  Last Day For Recital Registration (After 4/3, additional $20 late fee if costume is still available.)
April-June:
Attendance in class is especially important so dancers can learn their dance with confidence

Mid-May: 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 20:  Family Dance Registration Closes
May 22:  
Volunteer Registration Closes                                                                                May 28: Registration closes for Family Dance
May 29:  Online tickets close.  Tickets will be available at the door.
May 30:  Family Dance Rehearsal 1:30 - 4:00 (It is usually shorter...but just in case.)
Week of June 1st:  All recital dancers will have a shorten class.  Details to come.
June 6:  Annual Recital, Show 1 @ TBD, Show 2 @ TBD (With Dress Rehearsal Beforehand)

Week of June 8:  Summer Session Starts With Classes and Camps

Step 4: 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. Parents, grandparents, older siblings…whomever your dancer's favorite dance partner is. This is a time to create memories that your dancer will never forget! There’s no long term commitment as we only do ONE rehearsal (and give a at home practice video). 

The family dance will be first in the show, so our adult participants will dance first, then join the audience, sit back & enjoy the rest of the recital. (Participation includes your entrance to the recital). Dancers will join their class backstage after the family dance and where they will be under the care of our trained volunteers.

Cost: $38 for parent and dancer to participate to cover rehearsal costs & fees. Includes free admission to show. (Registration closes 5/28.)
Costume: No costume fee as you can create your costume from your closet 
Rehearsal Date: Saturday, May 30th, 1:30 - 4:00 (It is usually shorter...but just in case.)
(One rehearsal. Simple dance steps also provided on YouTube to practice at home or if you can't make rehearsal.)
Rehearsal Location:  Doyle Recreation Center (8175 Regents Rd, San Diego, CA 92122) Fenced in area behind the building.  Please bring water, a snack, and sun protection if needed.

Step 5: Volunteer Today/ Buy Tickets & T-Shirts

Volunteer: Volunteer Registration Opens 3/15
(See Specifically The Class Mom Information Video)

Ordering Tickets:
* Check out our volunteer opportunities and benefits before ordering tickets.
* Pre-purchased tickets will be available at the Will Call table on the day of the show.  Please pick them up at dress rehearsal if possible.

Tickets: Tickets are non-refundable. Seating is first come first served. (Only two seats can be saved to be fair to everyone.)  Handicap access available.
Purchase Tickets HERE.
We expect a full house so we encourage everyone to buy tickets ahead of time.  Only remaining tickets will be sold at the door. 

Adults: $14 Pre-Sale Online (closes 5/31); $16 at the door (cash, check, credit card accepted)
7-16 years: $12 Pre-Sale Online; $14 at the door
6 years and under: Free (If show is full, please have children sit on your lap.)

Step 6: Practice At Home, Have Fun & Order Your DVD Ahead Of Time

All teachers will film each class’ recital dance so that your dancer can practice at home and build his/her confidence.

Practice Recital Dance At Home: Videos posted in May

Vendors:  Legacy Video will be at both shows to film. Purchase on day of show.
All shows on one DVD. Order Form Here

Photography/ Videography:  Please note that photography and videography during the show is not allowed in the interest of the dancers' safety and enjoyment of all audience guests.  We will have volunteer photographers at all the shows that will provide free pictures emailed to you after the event. There will also be a staged photo-shoot area for class pictures and family photos that you can use after the show.

Also, we have been working with  Legacy Video for years who provides an affordable high quality video for our families!

Step 7: Have Any More Questions or Concerns?

Ask Us!  We specialize in this age group and happy to talk about with you about your dancer.  If you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help! Please email the office or call (858) 876-5327.