our 32nd annual dance recital

UPDATED 06/26/2021

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what to expect

Our 32nd Annual Dance Recital “Bright Lights in the Big City” is finally here!
Saturday, July 10, 2021 at USDAN Amphitheatre located in Wheatley Heights.


If this is your child’s first dance recital experience, or first recital experience with us at SBS, here are a few important highlights of what to expect:


Dress Rehearsal:

  • We will hold a dress rehearsal in the studio on Tuesday, July 6th, Wednesday, July 7th and Thursday, July 8th. This dress rehearsal, dancers should come fully ready in their recital outfits- including: costume, tights, proper shoes, hair, and makeup (makeup optional but who doesn’t love lipstick?) We will take a class photo in Studio A, and then head into Studio B to practice our routine. Exact schedule has been emailed to all families in Recital 2021 Packet. Parents will be welcome to view this dress rehearsal.

Recital Day:

  • Outside the theatre there will be a large white tent. Inside the tent each class will have a table- find your dancers class table/chaperone to check in. Company dancers dressing rooms are located inside the building to the left of the white tent. All dancers must arrive for check in at their class designated call time. Call times vary between 1 hour before to 30 minutes before. Please be mindful the pre-show jitters need time to ease. So please arrive on time. We will rehearse each class on stage prior to the show starting. We cannot wait for latecomers- please be on time!

  • For security reasons, dressing rooms, and backstage areas are for staff, volunteers, and dancers only.

  • After dropping your child off at their table parents and families can wait on the line to enter the theatre, but not necessary because seats are assigned. Theatre will open to take your seats 30 minutes ahead of show time.

  • All children will stay backstage until the end of the performance. There are no exceptions, as this is for everyone’s safety.


While In Amphitheatre:

  • There should be NO eating while in the amphitheater.

  • Water is permitted (and encouraged) as July weather will deem it necessary.

  • Please feel free to applaud and cheer after each performance and avoid entering and exiting the theatre during a routine. A good rule of thumb is only move from your seat in between songs, and only if necessary.

  • The use of flash photography, videography is strictly prohibited. Holding up the devices becomes a viewing distraction for those around you. We have a professional videographer to capture the magic. Enjoy the moment of this incredible event.

Recital Tickets:

  • As of June 26th each dancer performing will be permitted to 5 (five) tickets per show. (Please note if you have 2 children in the show each dancer is permitted 5 tickets- so you will be able to purchase 10 tickets, 3 children in the show = 15 tickets, etc.) 

  • The venue anticipates a capacity announcement on July 1st. To avoid confusion we will not put tickets on sale until that announcement is made. It is likely that tickets will go on sale on Friday, July 2nd at 9:00am through an online platform. All current SBS families will receive an email at 9:00am with the link and instructions. All seats are assigned- you will be able to select your seats when ordering. Tickets are $28.00 + fee. If you are not a SBS family please contact our office for tickets- (516) 454 - 0131. 

Live Stream Recital:

  • For those that are unable to attend our recital in person we are currently working on a Live Stream option with the theatre. Further information to follow.

Recital Tips and Tricks:

  • Dirty Shoes - Leather shoes can be cleaned with a baby wipe. Canvas shoes can be cleaned through washing machine. 

  • Hair - Teachers have specific hair for each dance. If you are uncertain of the hair choice please contact the office. All accessories should be placed on the right side. (Right is Right!)

  • Itchy Costume- Baby powder, tape, and sewing fabric on the reverse side of the costume will reduce the itch. 

Click the "costumes" button to view your dancers costumes for the recital!

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