top of page

our 34th annual dance recital

UPDATED 4/16/2023

Image by Kazuo ota

what to expect

Our 34th Annual Dance Recital “Happily Ever After" is coming!
Sunday, June 11th, 2023 at Half Hollow Hills High School East.


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 (Friday, June 2nd) :

  • We will hold a dress rehearsal at the venue on Friday, June 2nd. There are no regularly scheduled dance classes that day. 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?) Once the dancers arrive we kindly ask you to find your class row and wait until called. We will take a class photo and then head to the stage to rehearse the dance. 

Recital Day (Sunday, June 11th) :

  • Please arrive to Half Hollow Hills High School East at arrival time below. Detailed below are the show assignments for your class(es) in each show. The order listed below IS the order of the show so you know which costume your child should come dressed in first if in multiple classes.
    All children must stay for the duration of the entire show.
    There are no parents permitted backstage in gymnasium or classrooms during the show-  including intermission.
    Approximate length = 2 hours.

  • DROP OFF/PICK UP- All children should be dropped off/picked up in the gymnasium. Only ONE (1) parent should go to the drop off/pick up location to reduce crowds. Our youngest dancers (age 3-4) will be dropped off in the gymnasium then at the conclusion of the show they willbe dismissed from the stage.

  • WHAT TO BRING- Children should bring a gallon size zip lock bag labeled with their name. Inside the bag should be: Disposable water bottle, small light snack if they wish (must be peanut/tree nut free). All valuables should be left at home. We are not responsible for any lost items.
    All children should wear their costume and dance shoes to the venue.

  • IMPORTANT TO NOTE- Children participating in more than one dance should wear their first dance costume and shoes to the venue and bring the other costume(s) and shoes in their garment bag labeled with their name. Children participating in both shows must exit the building between shows. There will not be supervision between shows. Audience must clear out between shows as well. No exceptions.


While In Theatre:

  • There should be NO eating while in the auditorium.

  • Water is permitted.

  • 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:

  • Tickets will go on sale through an online ticketing platform in May. All details and information surrounding tickets will be emailed to our studio families. If you are not a current studio family and would like to attend our show please give us a call at 516-454-0131. Be sure to provide
    your email address so you will get an email notification when tickets go on sale to the public.  

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 will specify the hair style required for each dance. All accessories should be placed on the right side. (Right is Right!)

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

Other Information:

  • Picture Day - Sunday, May 21st | OPTIONAL solo shot of your dancer in their recital costume. 

  • Appointments are required - we cannot take any walk-ins. Schedule today at the front desk! 

Recital Tips, Tricks and FAQ:
bottom of page