Video and Photography
Parents and Guardians may video or shoot photographs of their children at dress rehearsal. Please Note: No video or flash photography, including the use of cell phones, will be allowed in the auditorium at the recitals. Not only is it very distracting to the dancers, we will sell out both shows; people who have paid to see the show will not appreciate video cameras blocking their view of their precious dancer. Security guards will ask you to take any cameras back to your car. We will hire one videographer to video both shows, and the video will be available for purchase. Orders for recital videos will begin in May.
Tickets and Fees
The recital brings many expenses (lighting, renting the auditorium, scenery, security, janitors, props, etc). I do not charge enough monthly tuition to cover all these added expenses at recital time. Therefore, each dancer is required to pay a $20 recital fee ($35 for families with two dancers). The recital fee and all tuition must be paid in full before the dancers will receive their costumes. This small fee also allows us to charge less for tickets, which will hopefully encourage more of your family members and friends to attend the recital. This, of course, is the most important ingredient of our dancers’ performance.
Recital tickets will go on sale April 29th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Seating in the auditorium is assigned seats. The cost per ticket is $15. Tickets will be available for purchase during all regular studio hours in May. Tickets at the door will be $18- cash only.
We will be offering space in the program to parents and family members that want to buy an ad in the recital program. Many parents have expressed interest in including a photo of their dancer and wishing good luck. Program ads are as follows:
$40 for ¼ page, includes text and 1 photo
$65 for ½ page, includes text and 2 photos
$115 for whole page, includes text and 4 photos
If you want us to take the picture(s) of your dancer in the recital costume(s) for you during the program picture week (April 17-20), you need to have your form in the week before. All ads need to be turned in at the front desk by April 21rd.
See the front desk for forms and samples of prior years.
Class and Individual Pictures
On the days of the dress rehearsals, Creative Images of East Tennessee will be at the auditorium to take class pictures at the end of each dance. All parents will need to fill out a photo card for each class your child is dancing in.
Some classes will have to have their pictures taken before rehearsal starts to make sure everyone that changes costumes will be in each of their class pictures.
All high school classes will have their class pictures made on Thursday evening during the scheduled program picture week (April 20th). We will give the high school class a schedule when it gets closer to time for these pictures. All other Thursday classes will be taken that day also. Creative Images will be here that night and will take individual pictures during the dancer’s regularly scheduled class.
If you choose to not have individual photos taken but would like the opportunity to order the class group picture, you will still need to fill out a photo card for each class your child is dancing in.
If you have any question, see the front desk!