Polar Express 2016

Polar Express performance dates for DDS Dancers:

Friday, November 25, 2016 4:30, 6:00, 7:30pm
Saturday, November 26, 2016 4:30, 6:00, 7:30pm
Sunday, November 27, 2016 4:30, 6:00pm
Friday, December 9, 2016 4:30, 6:00, 7:30pm
Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:30, 6:00, 7:30pm
Sunday, December 11, 2016 (possibly)
A limited number of tickets will be available for Polar Express dancers for the following dates and times:​

Friday, November 25th 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 27th 6:00 pm
Friday, December 9th 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm
​Friday, December 10th 6:00 pm
* Note: Tickets are not available for all of the dates and times DDS dancers will be performing on the Polar Express.

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Recital 2016

Polar Express performance dates for DDS Dancers:

June 1 at 6:30pm
June 2 at 12:30 pm

Students MUST attend ALL rehearsals and attend all classes 2 weeks prior to the performance in order to participate in the recital. Rehearsals are closed. This means only parents are allowed. Please arrive in your tights and full makeup. Students should always dress at the Civic Center in the Green Room or dressing rooms. No fathers in the dressing rooms please. All students are in the Finale so everyone needs to arrive by 5:15 pm. As we get closer to rehearsal you will be given a more specific practice time. We often get ahead of schedule so please do not leave after the finale unless otherwise informed. All flash photography and videotaping should be done at this time. Flash photography and videotaping are prohibited during the performance. Rutherford Photo Video will be taking the video during the actual recitals which will be available for purchase in the lobby at the recital. Once in the theatre, sit in your designated seating area marked with signage. Each class must sit together so that we can find your class before performing at rehearsal. The parents that signed up to help backstage should help escort the children to the backstage area.

Costumes should not be worn to the Civic Center. This will keep it safe and clean in the car and walk into the building. We also have plenty of places to change there, and we don’t want the audience to see our costumes prior to the show.


* The recital will not be in the same order as dress rehearsal
* Arrive 30 minutes prior to show time (by 6:00pm for Decatur, 12:00pm for Monticello)
* Tiny Tots, Pre-Ballet and BTA will be dressing in the meting rooms located to the right of the main entrance
* The recital will last approximately 2 - 2.5 hours
* To find your seats, you must enter the auditorium through the 2nd floor
* Students are not allowed in the audience
* Flash photography and taping is prohibited during the show
* The recital will be shown on a television in the dressing rooms for you to watch
* Remember to bring books, crayons or small toys to keep the children occupied
* We will be having the dads participate in the DDS Security again this year. If you are interested, please sign up at the desk. As you leave your child in the dressing room, you will be given a wristband. The only person that is allowed to pick up your child will be the person wearing the wristband. All backstage helpers and teachers will wear bands. Although this may seem strict, we have implemented this for the safety of the children. Security will be at the doors checking to make sure you have a band.
Recital Fees - (some are optional)

October 15, 2016 - $40.00 per recital costume 1st installment due
November 15, 2016 - $40.00 per recital costume 2nd installment due
February 2017 - $65.00 Recital Participation Fee (includes Recital DVD) Due
Recital Ticket Sales - April 8, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. online
Recital Program Ad - $6.00 - Due Date May 4, 2017
Recital Photos - Date TBD in May 2017
Recital T-shirt - Available for purchase in the lobby at the recital