FAQ for Outreach Recitals

2015 Recital Frequently Asked Questions

We answer your last-minute recital questions!


Q: When is the recital for my school?
Find your school here:
2015 Joy of Dance Recital Directory
School Class Date Students
Arrive
Performance
Time
Location
Chesterbrook Academy Kingstowne Pre-Primary I
Pre-Primary II
Saturday May 2, 2015 9:45 AM 10:00 AM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Chesterbrook Manassas Pre-Primary I Saturday May 2, 2015 9:45 AM 10:00 AM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Chesterbrook Academy  Gainesville Pre-Primary I Saturday May 2, 2015 9:45 AM 10:00 AM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Chesterbrook Fair Lakes Pre-Primary II Saturday May 2, 2015 11:15 AM 11:30 AM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Chesterbrook Academy  Great Falls Pre-Primary I
Com I
Saturday May 2, 2015 11:15 AM 11:30 AM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Chesterbrook Academy Herdon Hip Hop Kids Saturday May 2, 2015 11:15 AM 11:30 AM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Winwood Children’s Center
Gainesville
Pre-Primary I
Pre-Primary II
Hip Hop Kids
Saturday May 2, 2015 12:45 PM 1:00 PM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Chesterbrook Academy Cascades Pre-Primary II Saturday May 2, 2015 2:15 PM 2:30 PM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Chesterbrook  Academy Sterling
Preschool
Pre-Primary I Saturday May 2, 2015 2:15 PM 2:30 PM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Chesterbrook Clifton Pre-Primary I Saturday May 2, 2015 2:15 PM 2:30 PM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Northern Virginia Academy – Burke Pre-Primary I
Pre-Primary II
Saturday May 2, 2015 3:45 PM 4:00 PM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
Northern Virginia Academy – Lincolnia Pre-Primary I Saturday May 2, 2015 3:45 PM 4:00 PM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
A Child’s Place Fairfax Pre-Primary I
Pre-Primary II
Saturday May 2, 2015 5:15 PM 5:30 PM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
KinderCare Braddock Road Pre-Primary I
Pre-Primary II
Saturday May 2, 2015 6:45 PM 7:00 PM CLIFTON TOWN HALL
12641 CHAPEL ROAD
CLIFTON, VA 20124
The Boyd School – Herndon Campus Pre-Primary I/II Friday, May 8, 2015 5:45 PM 6:00 PM Boyd School Herndon
13251 Woodland Park Rd
Herndon, VA
Congressional Schools of Virginia Pre-Primary I Monday May 18, 2015 4:00 PM 5:00 PM Congressional Gymnasium
3229 Sleepy Hollow Rd,
Falls Church VA, 22042
A Child’s Place Hollin Hall Pre-Primary I Thursday May 21, 2015 3:00 PM 3:30 PM A Child’s Place Hollin Hall
1500 Shenandoah Road Alexandria, VA 22308
Children of America – Manassas Pre-Primary I/II Friday May 22, 2015 10:15 AM 10:30 AM Children of America
9655 Liberia Avenue, Manassas, Virginia 20110
Gan Israel Pre-Primary I Wednesday May 27th, 2015 1:15 AM 1:30 AM 3939 Prince William Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
The Boyd School – Westfield Campus Pre-Primary I Thursday May 28, 2015 3:15 PM 3:30 PM 4550 Walney Road
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Westgate Child Center Pre-Primary I Sunday May 31, 2015 3:45 PM 4:00 PM Franklin Sherman Elementary School
6633 Brawner Street, McLean VA, 22101
Bristow Montessori Pre-Primary I/II Thursday June 4, 2015 3:15 PM 3:30 PM Bristow Montessori
9050 Devlin Road, Bristow, VA 20136
The Boyd School Reston Pre-Primary I Friday June 5, 2015 4:45 PM 5:00 PM The Boyd School in Reston
11579 Cedar Chase Road Herndon, VA 20170
Chesterbrook  Academy Vienna Pre-Primary I/II Tuesday June 9, 2015 4:15 PM 4:30 PM Chesterbrook Vienna
9525 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182
Bethesday County Day School Pre-Primary I
Pre-Primary II
Com I
Wednesday June 10th, 2015 3:45 PM
4:45 PM
4:45 PM
4:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Bethesda Country Day School
5616 Beech Ave, Bethesda MD, 20814

Q: I haven’t paid for the Recital/Costume Fee. How do I do so?
You may conven

Class Type
Child’s Name
School Name


Q: What does the fee cover? 
Students get to keep their costume and the recital fee also helps cover the cost of productions, professionally printed programs, backdrops, student medals, sound technicians, and staff. We pride our selves on making this event magical for your little dancer and all families.

Q: Who will participate in the recital?
Pre-Primary I, Combination Pre-Primary I/II, Pre-Primary II, Com I, Com II and Hip Hop Kids perform for you to show off all they have learned through out the year. Tutus for Twos do not participate in the recitals but will have a Parent Watch Day on the last day of class.

Q: When does my child receive his/her costume?
Costumes and Tuxedos have been ordered and teachers will hand out paid costumes during class for your child to take home. We suggest, without removing any accessories, trying on the costume only once to see the fit. It will be wise to immediately return the costume and accessories back to the provided garment bag until the day of the recital.
 


Q: What do I need to bring to the recital?
Please bring costume, costume accessories, pink tights and both Tap shoes and Ballet shoes to the recital! Boys will wear their 5-piece tuxedos, black socks, black ballet shoes and black tap shoes.
If your tap shoes have ribbon ties please remove and replace them with black elastic.( Those with Velcro do not have to do this)
►►Don’t forget to write your child’s name in all shoes! Check out our tap shoe tips tutorial here:
VIDEO: Tap Shoe Lace Tips

 


Q: I am not sure how to do a classical bun but I am going to try. What if I mess it up?
Watch our easy tutorial on how to do a bun here:
VIDEO: Classic Ballet Hair Bun How-To

If you still aren’t sure about how to do a bun, or if you don’t think you did it right, we will have staff on hand on the day of the recital who will be able to help you put your child’s hair in a classical bun. We will even have extra bobby pins, gel, etc on hand on recital day.
 


Q: How long will the performance last?
The performance will last no more than 30 minutes. Unlike other recitals that last up to three hours long, and waiting that long to watch your child perform for two minutes, we focus our recital entirely on your child and the most comfortable setting possible, with a convenient timeframe for both child and parent. Your child is the star the entire time!
 


Q: Can I video tape/ take pictures during the recital?
Yes! We encourage parents to take video / pictures during the recital. Unlike other dance recitals, we allow parents to do this. Many recitals do NOT allow parents to take pictures/video, and require a purchase of a professional video to obtain a copy of their child’s performance. So, take as many pictures and video as you like!
 


Q: Can we take pictures with our child’s teacher after the performance?
Of course! Our instructors will be there for the recital and will be available to meet you and see your children afterwards. Our instructors are so proud of their students and love spending every week with them!
 


Q: Can I bring flowers for my child before or after the performance?
Yes! We encourage our parents to bring flowers to their child to give to him/her after the performance. This is certainly not necessary, but it is of course a nice way to show how proud you are of your child!
 


Q: Is there admission? I’d love for my family and friends to attend. 
Admission is free! The more the merrier!
 


Q: Can I share my pictures and videos with Joy of Dance? 
Absolutely! We love cheering for all our dancers! Share on our Facebook Page or tag us on Instagram! #inspiringyoungdancers
 


Q: I have a last-minute question on the day of the recital, who do I call?
Please call Ashley Bernardi on her cell phone at 202-316-3298. Office staff may not be in the office on the day of the recital, so please be sure to call Ashley if you have any questions on the day of the recital!