March 24, 2017
RE: Dance Recital and Gymnastics Presentation
Our year end is fast approaching. We wanted to provide you with some information so please take
some time to read over this letter. Be sure to check with the office if any of your questions go
Last Day of Classes : Fri, June 16 th
Dance Dress Rehearsals will be at SWHS (with costumes, no make up) will be posted online
at http://islanddanceandgymnastics.com .
Possible rehearsal days are Friday and Sunday (June 9 th and 11 th )
Upper level dance rehearsals will be during the week of June 12 th -15 th
Other times may be set up as necessary
Recital @ SWHS Auditorium Sat. June 17 th @ 2:00 p.m.
All gymnastics classes will be performing in the recital EXCEPT the Saturday 11:30 class.
Michael Stadler will tentatively be taking photographs during rehearsal time on Friday, June 9 th
and Sunday, June 11 th . Please be sure to have your dancer or gymnast come to rehearsal with
appropriate hair and dress. Photograph purchases are not mandatory, but please be sure your
dancer attends and is photographed as each performing class will have a class picture as well as
individual poses. Please be sure to bring payment to your student’s photo session. (Photo order
forms will be available in the office soon. Your check should be made out to Stadler Studio .)
Classes not in the recital will not have photos.
Please watch for our specific rehearsal and photo schedule. This will be posted by the front office
and on our website. Please look it over and check for any conflicts that may exist. Please write
your corrections on the schedule.
Now is a very important time for all of our students to attend class. They will be learning and
practicing their performance pieces. Since so many pieces involve partnering, it is imperative that
your dancer be there to support the class.
Due to recital preparations, dancers may not use make up cards except in selected classes.
Please check with the office. (Remember, make up cards expire within one month of absence.)
Dance Costume fees will be posted to your account as we receive the information from teachers
and suppliers. We would appreciate payment for these as soon as possible as we have already
paid the vendors. Gymnasts will wear their regulation leotard and shorts.
All tuition, costume fees and tickets should be paid by June 5 th to avoid late fees. Please
remember that tuition is due for the month of June.
Tickets will be on sale at Island Dance beginning May 22th and continuing through June 15 th as
well as at the door. We are having a single show this year, so purchase your tickets early as we
could actually sell out! Many families purchase large numbers of tickets to include extended family
members and friends. We want to be sure everyone gets a ticket!
● $12.00 Adults, advance sale
● $10.00 Children, advance sale
● $15.00 at the door (adults and children)
We suggest you purchase your tickets in advance. Dancers planning to sit in the audience during
the show will also need to purchase a ticket, but they must leave their seat and go to the dressing
room four numbers before their dance piece. Dancers may watch the show via video feed in the
dressing room. Don’t forget to invite relatives, friends and teachers!
Occasionally a parent asks why they must pay for recital tickets. We’ll just outline some of the
many costs in putting on a large- scale recital:
Rental of the SWHS Auditorium and Little Theatre
Custodial costs at SWHS
Transportation and installation of the dance floor: cleaning, removal and reinstallation
Tech people for lights, sound, backstage, load- in and load- out
Recording studio for music editing
Printing costs for the recital program, tickets, etc.
Etc., etc., etc.
Lori will post a volunteer sign up sheet for the recital. We would welcome any volunteers.
Puget Sound Video will be taking our recital video. Please plan to purchase your DVD at the
recital. Checks should be made out to Puget Sound Video. (In past years, the cost was $35.00)
The Island Dance Performing Team will be selling concessions as a fundraiser. If you would like to
donate, please contact Jamee or Lori at [email protected] . This year, the Competition
Team will also be selling single flowers for you to present to your dancer.
Each year, the dancers work so hard. We thank you, the parents, grandparents, guardians and
friends, for providing your support and time to make this possible.
Char Brown and Sharla Matthews
P.S. We will send an email when our summer schedule is available online.
First Recital Letter to Parents 3/23/17