NRDA 2018 Dance Recital Information

NRDA staff takes great pride in our annual recital and the dancer’s safety and security is our TOP PRIORITY!  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 the studio for each family. Completed forms must be returned by May 1st, PAID IN FULL!

SHOW #1, SHOW #2 ARE NOT MIRROR IMAGES OF EACH OTHER! Most dancers will be performing in one show. This was only chosen based on mixture of dances and ages. This ensures all of our shows are only 2 hours, and everyone loves that!! I receive tons of requests regarding our shows and I can’t honor most of them, so I’m sorry in advance. In May, each family will be getting a personalized list of times for the Dance Recital, Picture Day and Dress Rehearsal.


Medina Center for Performing Arts; 851 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256

A parent NEEDS to stay with dancer the entire time. We all stay together in the 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/guys – it is relaxed, yet very timely and organized! Please see Ms. Amy for questions or issues. PLAN TO ARRIVE 30 minutes before your scheduled time. Everyone will receive a performance call time sheet in May.

DANCE RECITAL: SAT June 2nd, SHOW #1 at 2:00pm and SHOW #2 at 5:30pm

Medina Center for Performing Arts; 851 Weymouth Rd, Medina, OH 44256

A parent NEEDS to drop dancer at drop off location in lobby of auditorium ONLY 20 mins before scheduled recital, NOT EARLIER. Parents WILL not come into holding room unless volunteering, thank you for understanding. DON’T SEND ANYTHING BACKSTAGE – JUST WHAT KIDDO NEEDS WITH DANCE SHOES ON… no IPADS/PHONES etc. Kids are safe and having fun! If your dancer has quick changes, you can walk her costumes back to the holding room, then please exit the auditorium in between dances to help them change.

2pm Show Schedule

5:30pm Show Schedule



After each show, we will CLOSE THE CURTAIN and hold all students on stage. 1 parent that Ms. Amy or Ms. Melissa knows will come all the way backstage and pick up their dancers. This process seems busy, but is very smooth and only takes 10 minutes. Please send 1 only parent back to get kiddos as soon as the show ends to make sure we can get everyone with a mom/dad. Please exit the stage as quickly as possible so we can expedite this process. You can then collect anything backstage and take photos with family and dancer in the auditorium/lobby.

Dance Recital Ticket Sales

Ticket Sales Start MAY 18th, 7:00pm ONLINE! Tickets for both 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 THE CORRECT SHOW AND TIME! Tickets are going to be $15.25 (plus a service fee) 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 night at NRDA from 5:30-7:30pm on May 21st. We will also sell tickets at the door the day of the show. Get tickets early! As always, you can buy as many as you want or as few as you want. NO REFUNDS. Please see link below to set- up an account and sales will go LIVE May 18th at 7:00pm.



Dance Recital T-Shirt

T-shirts are $17.00 each and WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND that each dancer purchase one. We wear them in the annual North Royalton Parade which takes place in the summer… you can’t march without one. You do not need it for the dance recital. Company members: please purchase a t-shirt for future dance events. Please see sizing chart on the order form. All dancers’ names will be listed on the back of the t-shirt.



A Cut Above the Rest Productions will be handling our DVD this year. Please see the below link to order DVDs. 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 the “holding room” back stage will be able to watch a LIVE FEED OF THE SHOW on TV! There will be NO refunds on DVD’s ordered.

Professional Photos

We welcome back Elizabeth Glorioso Photography on Sunday, May 20th from 8:30-5:30. Our individual dancer photos will be done at NRDA. Please have dancers arrive 5 minutes before their time slot and completely ready for photos. Due to a 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 the photo room without mom/dad in order to make the process go much smoother. We will NOT be taking group photos this year, just individuals. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE PHOTOS IN ADVANCE. We will have order forms at the studio closer to photo day. You will be able to view them online and decide to purchase them later. If you purchase in advance, the photographer will choose best pose for the package. Pre-sale orders will be at a 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 photo shoot.

Dancer Message in Program

Send your dancer a message and add a photo to our 2018 recital program!!! All ads will be 1⁄4 page in size, costing $35.00 each. Please send your 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 10th!

Tights, Costumes & Make-Up

We will have high quality tights on sale at NRDA for $12.00 (this is typically less expensive than most stores). Please see the size chart on the attached form for tight orders. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND OUR TIGHTS!!! Please just select on order form Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical or Acro. We will get you the correct tights. They will be ready for pick-up at NRDA 2 weeks before the show. Costumes will be sent home in early May (some have already gone home). Please take the costume out of the bag and hang on a 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.


We will be using online this year. Ms. Amy prefers less people doing a great job rather 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 INTO THE THEATER during the show. (Sorry). If you are volunteering, please clear with Ms. Amy regarding any dancer’s siblings you plan to take into the dressing rooms. Sorry dads, 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.