Local businesses can submit an ad for the recital programs. Submissions due to KDonahue@ahpd.org by March 26. For more information, click here.
All dress rehearsals will take place at the Administration Center. Each class will have a dress rehearsal at their regularly scheduled class time May 12-18. Dancers are expected to be on time, dressed in full costume and make-up (if necessary) and ready to dance. Please be sure your child’s name is on all costume pieces and shoes. Several classes will share their dress rehearsal time with another class. Upon arrival at the Administration Center, please go to the back annex section of the building off Evergreen Street where the dance studio is located. Parking is available in the West Parking Lot.
All classes will be sent home with their costumes in time for the dress rehearsal. Please do not wear your costume until the dress rehearsal. AHPD is not responsible for lost or damaged costumes. Specific class costume needs (makeup, hairstyle, shoes, tights, etc.) will be passed out to dancers during class by March 1.
Please be sure to order pictures in advance online and print out your receipt to bring to your dress rehearsal. Hard copy picture envelopes will be available at the Administration front desk or at dress rehearsal. Parents are asked to stay in the waiting room while dancers are in the photo area. No flash photography is allowed during the recital performances. (back to top)
RECITAL SHOW TIMES
TICKETS * NEW, Important Ticket Purchasing Details
Tickets are $6 each. Children 2 years of age and younger do not need a ticket if they are sitting on an adult’s lap. If you would like your child to have a seat, you must buy a ticket. Seating is reserved; all seats are assigned. Tickets are available online beginning April 17 at 9am: http://ticketor.com/ahpd
Advance online ticket sales will close May 16. Dancers do not need a ticket as they will remain backstage when they are not performing.
- Each dancer will receive 1 ticket code to redeem 2 free tickets for their show.
- There are no refunds if your ticket code is not used at the time of purchase.
- Ticket codes are valid for 1 use. If not redeemed in full, they will lose remaining value.
- Your ticket code will be passed out in class beginning March 1.
Multiple Dances or Multiple Shows?
- If families have more than 1 dancer in the same show, your ticket code will reflect all free tickets to that show. Example: 2 dancers in the same show = 4 free tickets in 1 ticket code.
- Redeeming codes for separate recitals requires separate transactions.
Once you have completed your ticket purchases you will be prompted to either print your tickets or have them emailed to you. Please remember to bring your physical ticket print outs or have your confirmation email out to enter the auditorium.
The auditorium is designed without steps, so all seating is handicap accessible. Please contact Kyle directly if you need additional handicap accommodations: KDonahue@ahpd.org
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BACKSTAGE PARENT VOLUNTEERS
Parents who volunteer backstage are with their child’s dance class for the entire recital and will not need a ticket for the show. Parent volunteers will be able to watch their child’s performance in the center of the front row. *No photography or videography is allowed from this seating location. Each parent volunteer receives two additional free tickets to their show, which will be included in their family’s ticket code.
If interested in volunteering, please fill out the Parent Volunteer Form by Feb. 24 and return to your instructor. An email will be sent out confirming parent volunteers by March 1. There will be a parent volunteer meeting on Monday, April 30 at 6pm at the Administration Center.
Recital t-shirts with all dancers’ names listed on the back are available for purchase until April 12. The design is online for viewing. Please order at the Administration Center front desk or click here using code 18002. T-shirts are $10 each.
Recital DVDs will be available for purchase until May 23. Please order at the Administration Center front desk or online with code 18015. DVDs are $20 each and will be mailed directly to you. New this year! All dancers will receive 1 free digital download of their recital. Video recordings of any kind are not allowed in the auditorium seating during the show. Personal video recording can be done at the back of the auditorium. (back to top)
Advance-ordered flowers are available for purchase until April 12. Please order at the Administration Center front desk or online with code 18016. Flower options vary in price. Pre-ordered flowers can be picked up in the recital lobby.
Flower options vary in price:
DIRECTIONS TO ST. VIATOR
Take Arlington Heights Road to Oakton. Go East on Oakton to Dryden. The school is on the corner of Dryden and Oakton. Go South on Dryden and turn into the school parking lot off of Dryden.
Please drop off dancers at the dressing room next to the entrance to the auditorium 30 minutes before your recital. Students should be dropped off at the dressing rooms located at the back of the school (off Dryden). Please use the diagram below to find the location of the rooms. Park District staff will be there to assist you. (back to top)
After dropping your dancer off, please enter the auditorium through the main entrance. The auditorium will be open thirty minutes before each recital. We ask that you please pick your child up after the recital is over and not during the recital.