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Recital 2022

The Granada Theatre

108 North 9th Street

Mt. Vernon, IL

We will be having recital at the Granada Theatre in Mt. Vernon again this year.  Rehearsal and recital will be June 2nd-June 4th.  Please read all of the information in order to know when you perform.  We absolutely loved the Granada last year.  I can’t believe that we’re wrapping up our 11th year.  We will be splitting the recitals up again this year because space is limited at this venue.  Our dance program grew again this past year, which is awesome.  We want every child to have a time to shine and we want all of our families to have the opportunity to watch them perform comfortably, so splitting them up helps with that. 

Everyone will have a recital fee of $25.00 plus $10.00 per additional child. 

We’re in the process of working on our recital shirts. Order forms will go out for this once we receive them.  We’re using Wilford Printing in Mt. Vernon again this year. The due date for recital shirts will be Thursday, May 19th.  We will NOT take any orders after that.   

Stephanie is also in the process of working with our videographer.  Once she has all of the fine details, we will send that information out.  She will have order forms at rehearsal check in.   

Stephanie will be set up on rehearsal night just as she always is.  All outstanding balances will need to be paid in full in order to perform in the recital.  I will be posting summer class times as opposed to doing time cards.  This saved me a lot of time last year.  Stephanie will also have a summer schedule available for you to view if desired.  All competition students will have designated class times.  If you have a recreational child and you’re interested in summer classes, you can see Stephanie and she will provide you a time.  We will be offering recreational dance and tumbling classes this summer along with our competition classes.   

Ticket sales for recital will be done through Event Brite.  We will send you a link in order to purchase tickets.  Kids 3 and under are free.  You will have to show proof of your ticket purchase on your phone or a print out in order to get into the venue.  All of our dancers are free.  The Granada will be handling all ticket sales again this year.  Their staff will handle the entry door as well.  

Friday Night: $20.00

Saturday Night: $20.00

Friday and Saturday Night: $35.00

It’s very possible that parking will be a struggle.  Everyone will have to do the best they can in finding parking spaces at nearby lots and on the street.  We apologize for this, but there’s nothing that we can do about it.  Everything worked out last year, so I’m sure that it will this year too. 

Seating at the venue will be first come, first serve.  Reserved seats will be for our senior families.  We will try to reserve handicap seating if need be.     

We will have performance order sheets for each recital that you can pick up at the door the day of recital.  We did choose to split our groups and solo/duet performances up this year with an intermission.  After your child has performed and stayed for their awards session, you’re free to leave.  We do encourage you to stay until their awards ceremony is over as they might receive a special award and you do NOT want to miss out on that.  We encourage everyone to stay and support our solo/duet students if you can.  They would love and appreciate the support.     

Performers will need to be dressed and ready 30 minutes prior to the start of recital.  You will need to send your kids to line up 3 numbers prior to their performance order the day of recital.  We will let you know how to do this on rehearsal night.  The kids will line up/enter the stage on one side and exit on the other when they’re done performing.  Again, we will review this at rehearsal.  Competition students will have very little time between numbers.  Please make sure that you’re efficient on changing and getting back to line up.  Dressing room space will be very small.  We will only allow dancers and 1 parent in the dressing room.  Please, do NOT bring in more than what you need. 

 I’ve only selected certain competitive dance groups to have a rehearsal time due to the size of the theatre stage.  Competition dancers are pro’s at this point.  I don’t feel that they need additional rehearsal time.  There are a couple of soloists that will perform during the group recital because I needed additional numbers for costume changes. 

Summer classes will begin on Monday, June 13th.  We will be on a 3 week rotation for summer classes. Classes will run June 13th-June 29th, then off a week.  We will have classes July 11th-July 27th and then off until September 6th.    Summer tuition prices will be sent out and posted.  We will have choreography for some groups in August and September.  Our tentative fall registration date will be August 11th or August 12th.  Cheer classes will be in session during the month of August as their competitive season starts earlier.  The tentative date for cheer to begin will be August 8th

Dance nationals are scheduled for June 23th-June 26th.  We do NOT have this schedule yet.  This should NOT affect your class times that week.  As soon as we get this schedule, we will get it out to you.   We will go ahead and keep our weekly dance schedule for the 3 weeks of July that we’re in session.  If your child is changing any classes, dropping classes, adding classes, etc., please let me know.  I will need to form groups for fall.  Again, I only need to hear from you if you’re switching things up.  This season has already been OUTSTANDING!  I can’t wait to see what next year has in store for us. 

If your child is in recreational classes and you’re interested in our competitive dance program, please see Nina.  We would love to get you into our amazing competitive dance program.  I’ve already heard from a few, and I’m so excited about it. 

Below you will find all of the information you need for recital.  


Thursday, June 2nd: Rehearsal for the following groups in this order.

  1. Ignite the Flame
  2. Rockin’ Robin
  3. Piece by Piece
  4. Grease Lightnin’
  5. Shake It Off
  6. Party Girls
  7. Kesha
  8. Angels Among Us
  9. I’ll Stand by You
  10. Tiny Riots
  11. Kiss
  12. Pump It
  13. Shake Your Tail Feather
  14. Love Shack
  15. Shake
  16. Sophisticated Lady
  17. Can’t Help Falling in Love
  18. Barbie Girl
  19. Crocodile Rock
  20. Do You Love Me
  21. Let’s Hear It for the Boys
  22. Back in Time

Rehearsal will start at 6:00pm. 

We will rehearse all of these routines in this order. 

All recreational kids and Tiny Riots will need to be fully dressed with hair and make-up for rehearsal and recital. Tiny Riots will do braids, not hairpieces.  Recreational dancers will do hair the same as you did for pictures. I will let competition kids know which routines they’re rehearsing.   

All competition students will need to wear your recital shirt and black shorts or leggings for rehearsal.  Competition kids will need to wear their hair in a bun as usual for rehearsal.  You do NOT have to wear make-up for rehearsal.  You will NOT be required to change for rehearsal.  You’ve had enough practice with hair, make-up, and quick costume changes from competition.  Make sure that on recital days, you’re fully prepared. 



Friday will be our recreational recital.  We will have competition dancers performing in between recreational groups.  Doors will open at 5:00pm and the recital will start at 6:00pm.  We will do recreational awards at the end of this recital.  All competition awards will be given at Saturday’s recital. The recreational recital will last approximately 2.5-3 hours by the time all routines perform and we do awards.  There will be popcorn and drinks available for purchase in the back of the theatre.    

Friday, June 3rd  Recreational Recital Order

  1. Ignite the Flame
  2. Rockin’ Robin
  3. Piece by Piece
  4. Grease Lightnin’
  5. Shake It Off
  6. Kiss
  7. Kesha
  8. Angels Among Us
  9. I’ll Stand by You
  10. Tiny Riots
  11. Party Girls
  12. Pump It
  13. Shake Your Tail Feather
  14. Love Shack
  15. Shake
  16. Sophisticated Lady
  17. Can’t Help Falling in Love
  18. Barbie Girl
  19. Crocodile Rock
  20. Do You Love Me
  21. Let’s Hear It for the Boys
  22. Back in Time



 Saturday, June 4th: Competition Dance Recital

Doors will open at 9:00am and recital will start at 10:00am on Saturday for our competition recital.

  1. Pump It
  2. Shake Your Tail Feather
  3. Party Girls
  4. Shine
  5. Hopeless Wanderer
  6. Cover Girl
  7. Barbie Girl
  8. Kiss
  9. Ain’t No Other Man
  10. Ignite the Flame
  11. Where the Shadow Ends
  12. Mama I’m a Big Girl Now
  13. Sophisticated Lady
  14. Let’s Hear It for the Boys
  15. Concrete Angel
  16. Never Grow Up
  17. My Boyfriend’s Back
  18. Bad Guy
  19. Angels Among Us
  20. Play that Sax
  21. Amen
  22. Material Girls
  23. Piece by Piece
  24. Werk Out
  25. My Heart Will Go On
  26. Do You Love Me
  27. Better Together
  28. Devil With the Blue Dress On
  29. Back In Time


  1. I Found
  2. Tale as Old as Time
  3. Fabulous
  4. Glamourous Life
  5. Toxic
  6. Size
  7. Me Too
  8. Hallelujah
  9. You Should See Me in a Crown
  10. The Way You Make Me Feel
  11. We Are Who We Are
  12. Sugar Pie Honey Bunch
  13. Glamazon
  14. All I Want
  15. Dangerous
  16. Woman Up
  17. Mama Makes Three
  18. Goodnight
  19. SOS
  20. Good to Mama
  21. The Climb
  22. Sassy
  23. Glam
  24. Queen Bee
  25. False Confidence
  26. Castle
  27. Beautiful Thing
  28. Wings
  29. Stone Cold
  30. Bang Bang
  31. Like a Drum
  32. Mercy


If your child’s solo/duet is missing, please let me know.  Scheduling multiple recitals has been overwhelming.  I’m human and I do make mistakes.  If you have any questions, feel free to let me know!  I’m beyond excited about recital. It’s going to be the BEST one yet!