Airborne Spring Recital

“Dancing Through the Decades”

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Spring Recital

Beginning in January, dancers will start learning a recital dance in class. They will perform in full costume & stage make-up on stage in a “professional” atmosphere. This year our theme is “Dancing Through the Decades!”  Each class will pick a decade that will inspire their music, choreography and costume! Join us for a ride through the Roaring 20’s, sway to the 60’s, party in the 80’s, all the way to today’s top trends!

Important Dates

January 21st: Last day to opt-out of recital

January 25th:  Recital Fee & Costume Fees Due

Saturday, May 20th:  Recital Picture Day

Friday, June 2nd:  Dress Rehearsal at Vance Brand Auditorium-REQUIRED

Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th:  Recital at Vance Brand Auditorium!

The Details

Who: All Airborne dance students
What: Each class will participate in one recital show. Certain classes may be combined.  We anticipate having 2 days this year, however, we do not know for certain which show day your dancer will be in. All show times are to be determined.  The dress rehearsal schedule going home with dancers in early May, will have the specific show your dancer is in and the check-in times for that show.
Where: Vance Brand Auditorium
When: Dress Rehearsal: Friday, June 2nd at Vance Brand. Dress Rehearsal is mandatory for all dancers.
Show:  Saturday, June 3rd & Sunday, June 4th.  Show times to be determined.


When it comes to a dance performance, we believe costumes are important and add value to a show. However, the MOST important thing about our show opportunities is always our dance technique and the practice of performing.  Our recital costumes fees are split into three different tiers of pricing. The recital costume fee includes costumes and tights where applicable.

Tier 1:  $65.00.  Beginner classes and all Ballet classes.

Tier 2:  $40.00. Level 2 classes and up (excluding Ballet classes.)

Tier 3:  $20.00. Classes consisting of Company members who are going to be performing in multiple dances.

Hair and Make-up

Teachers will be asking parents to come in closer to the show to go over costumes and hairstyles. Make-up should be kept pretty simple. Light stage makeup is preferred.


All dance students will be automatically enrolled in the Spring Recital.  Our hope is that all dancers participate! Students who will NOT be able to participate in the Spring Recital can opt-out by completing an Opt-Out form at our front desk. All classes will participate in the recital EXCEPT: Strength & Stretch, Tumbling for Dancers, Barre/Horton Technique, Turns/Leaps/Tricks and Ankle Strength & Pointe Prep.  The Opt-Out deadline is January 21st.

Fees and Payments

There will be a $80.00 participation fee for each performing student as well as the required costume fee for the class. The participation fee also includes 2 complimentary tickets, a commemorative t-shirt and a participation medal.  The Recital Participation and Costume Fees will be charged on January 25th. 

Example: 1 Dance, Jr. Ballet 1 = $80.00+ $65.00 = $145.00 total
Example: 2 Dances, Jr Ballet 1 & Jr. Tap 1 = $80.00+ $65.00+ $65.00= $210.00 total


Each dancer will receive 2 complimentary tickets per show they are in. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at Airborne for $8.00 per ticket beforehand and $10.00 per ticket at the door.


Attendance is required for both Dress Rehearsal and the Show. Please make sure you can attend both days. Class attendance is also important as teachers begin to teach choreography. The more your dancer is present in class the more confident they will feel on stage!