NRDA 2015 Dance Recital – “Simply the Best”

NRDA 2015 Dance Recital Information – “Simply the Best”


Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Independence Middle School – 6111 Archwood Rd, Independence OH 44133

3 shows this year (click links below for show order)

Below you will find all the details for our 2015 Dance Recital “Simply the Best”! NRDA staff takes great pride in our annual recital and the dancer’s safety and security is our TOP PRIORTY! Our goal is an entertaining show for the dancers, staff and audience.

Included in this information is one form that needs to be returned to studio for each student. Completed forms must be returned by May 4th PAID IN FULL!

SHOW #1, SHOW #2 and SHOW # 3 ARE NOT MIRROR IMAGES OF EACH OTHER! Most dancers will be performing in one show, some are in two or three. This was only chosen based on mixture of dances and ages. This ensures all our shows are an only 1.5 hours and everyone loves that!! If you are in the mom’s dance you still must have a ticket to watch. You will come back stage about 2 acts before we dance. I receive tons of request regarding our show and I can’t honor most of them so I’m sorry in advance. Each family will be getting a personalized list of times for the Dance Recital, Pictures Day and Dress Rehearsal which will be handed out this week.


 Dance Recital Ticket Sales Start MAY 1st, 6:00 pm ONLINE

Tickets for all 3 shows will be sold online again this year!! This will be very similar to buying a ticket for a concert. You will go online and select seats, then you can print your tickets to bring with you the day of the show. VERY EASY! PLEASE… PLEASE MAKE SURE TO BUY TICKETS FOR CORRECT SHOW AND TIME! Tickets are going to be $14.50 each and payments can be made with a credit card. We are ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO BUY ONLINE, however in a RARE situation where you need to pay cash or check you can buy tickets on Monday nights at NRDA from 5:30-7:30pm on May 11th & 18th. We will also sell tickets at the door the day of the show. Our SHOWS MAY SELL OUT! Get tickets early! As always you can buy as many as you want or as few as you want. Last year we made some exceptions, but this year there will be NO REFUNDS.



Dance T-Shirt

Please check the bulletin board to make sure we have first and last name spelled correctly for your dancer. If it’s wrong please have the front desk staff update name in our database. The t- shirts are $17.00 each and WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND each dancer purchasing one. We wear them in the annual NR parade which takes place in the summer… you can’t march without one. You do not need it for dance recital.



DVD’s will have a highlight reel from dress rehearsal and ALL THREE SHOWS included! The quality of DVD is outstanding and a wonderful keepsake (we have changed vendors from last year)!!! Price is only $28.00. The price will increase to $35.00 the day of show. We can accept cash/check/charge made out to NRDA. DVD’s will be at the studio for pick-up around late August. An e-mail will be sent out when they are ready for pick up. Unfortunately, this means NO videotaping will be permitted in auditorium and NO! NO! Flash photography! It is distracting to dancers! A wonderful bonus is that the dancers in “holding room” back stage will be able to watch a LIVE FEED OF SHOW on TV! There will be NO refunds on DVD’s ordered.


Professional Photos

We welcome back Elizabeth Glorioso Photography.


Saturday, May 30th & Sunday, May 31st

This year we will take all individual and GROUP dancer photos prior to the rehearsal/recital at NRDA! They will be done on Saturday, May 30th & May 31st. Please have dancer show up to NRDA 5 minutes before her time slot and completely ready for photos- due to tight schedule please plan to be at NRDA for 1 hour for this photo session (might be shorter). Ms. Amy will be on site to help pose all dancers and to check dancer’s hair/make-up as a trial run before dress rehearsal. PLEASE TRY TO SHOW UP ON TIME… this ensures we stay on schedule and everyone loves that! We will be taking girls/boys into photo room without mom/dad in order to make the process go much smoother☺. We will also be taking GROUP photos this year on May 30thand 31st! Please try to make it to PHOTO day so we can take a complete group photo of classes!

YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE IN ADVANCE. We are HOPING to get everyone for group photos! We will have order forms at the studio closer to photo day. You will be able to view them online and decide to purchase later. If you purchase in advance the photographer will choose best pose for package. Pre-sale orders will be at a slight discount versus online ordering. Photos will be ready to pick-up about 4 weeks after the recital at NRDA. An e-mail will be sent out when these are ready for pick up. We will have a sneak peek available online about 2 weeks after show.

Send your dancer a message in our 2015 program

NEW! NEW! Send your dancer a message and add a photo to our 2015 recital program!!! All ads will be 1⁄4 in size cost $35.00 each. Please send message and 1 photo to in the subject line for e-mail please write “NRDA AD”. Please send photos and messages ASAP…as we have limited space and the deadline is May 9th!


Tights, Costume & Make-Up

We will have high quality tights on sale at NRDA for $11.00 (this is typically less expensive than most stores). Please complete size on attached form for tight orders. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND OUR TIGHTS!!! Please just select on order form Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical or Acro. Hip-Hop and Cheer tights are NOT required. We will get you the correct tights.

Costumes will be sent home in early May (some have already gone home). Please take the costume out of the bag and hang on hanger in a safe, dry place. Be sure to write your child’s name on the costume, shoes, and tights.

You may choose your dancer’s show make-up colors. The stage is a far distance from the audience so make sure to apply enough make-up (base, eye shadow, mascara, blush, lipstick). Any concerns with make-up will be addressed at dress rehearsal by NRDA staff. Some classes may make specific recommendations. You will be notified if that is the case.  Click HERE for more information.



We will be using online this year.  Ms. Amy prefers less people doing a great job than tons of people doing nothing! But we still need help. More details to follow a week before show. If you are volunteering backstage you CAN’T SNEAK TO THEATRE during show. (Sorry). If you are volunteering please clear with Ms. Amy regarding any dancer’s siblings you plan to take to the dressing rooms. Sorry Dad’s, let’s stick to Mom volunteers due to costume changes. We ask that parents stay out of backstage if they are not volunteering due to safety, security and privacy of dancers.  CLICK HERE to volunteer!


MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL THURSDAY June 4th, 5:30-9:00pm at Independence Middle School

Full dress rehearsal schedule will be at NRDA this week. We will not perform any company solo, duo or trio’s at dress rehearsal. A parent NEEDS to stay with dancer the entire time. We all stay together in main auditorium and call acts “up on deck”. After your dancer performs, you are permitted to leave. We will NOT PRACTICE THE FINALE. This is a fun event for the girls; it is relaxed yet very timely and organized! Please see Ms. Amy for questions or issues.  Click HERE for more information.