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The annual Dance Express Spring Recitals is a highlight of the dance season. The recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress.  All students perform one dance in each of the styles of dance they are registered for and in the Grand Finale. Our ballet production, father/daughter dance, team production, and company perform at all 6 shows.  

A big part of dance training includes learning through performance. Although performance opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in dance, they also contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities. The experience helps build self-esteem and confidence, which can result in better in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong college and job interview skills. The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the children develop retention skills, and by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result.

2018 Recital Information: May 3-6, 2018 (Mankato West HS Auditorium)  

RECITAL TICKETS: Click Here!

 

All dancers will participate in our May Recital. Each class will showcase what they have learned by performing routines on stage for family and friends!  This year’s recital theme is “HAPPILY EVER AFTER”,  Dance Express is celebrating its  26th year of teaching dance and inspiring youth in the Mankato community!  Dance Express will have a high-quality commemorative book featuring pictures, recital orders and special awards.  If you are interested in doing a“SHOUT OUT” for someone special or you would like your business to be involved, Read Hera for MORE INFO about ADVERTISING in this year’s recital program.

RECITAL DATE/TIMES  (7 Recital) _ May 3-6 @ Mankato West High School

Recital 1     

Recital 2      

Recital 3  

Recital 4

Recital 5 Recital 6 Recital 7        

Thu. May 3  

Fri.   May 4

Sat. May 5  

Sat. May 5  

Sat. May 5

Sun. May 6

Sun. May 6

7:00 pm   

7:00 pm

12:00 pm

3:30 pm

7:00 pm

12:00 pm

3:30 pm

 

WHAT RECITAL ARE YOU IN?  

Non-Team Class → Click Here for Recital Assignment by Class Type (Non-Team Classes)

2018 Recital LINEUP (All Classes) → Click Here for 2018 Recital LINEUP (All classes)

Baby Take a Bow, Tutus & Bowties, Broadway Babies, Tiny Tappers, Tippy Toes, Taplets, Kidlets, Boy’s Hip Hop, Man-in-Motion, Dancing Kids, Dancing Teens and Specialty classes all dance in one out of the six recitals.  

Teams will dance in two shows and our Ballet, Production, and Company are featured in six shows.  We have a Solo/Select Showcase (Recital #1) featuring all our soloists and select dancers.

More Information for DXP TEAM: Check this link for detailed Information

 

RUN THROUGH (Apr 23-25) @ DXP &DRESS REHEARSALS (Apr 30-May 2) @ West HS

No classes will be held these weeks as all dancers participating in the recital are REQUIRED to attend BOTH the run through and the dress rehearsal for each of your assigned recitals.  All Run Through practices are held at Dance Express and students will be required to stay the entire time.  All Dress Rehearsals are held at Mankato West and we will be starting with the FINALE so you are free to leave when all of your routines are finished.  You can determine your run through and rehearsal dates below.

*Special note:  Everyone in BALLET, COMPANY, and PRODUCTION needs to attend the Run Through and Dress Rehearsal for Recitals 1 & 2 (*).  For ALL TEAMS, you NEED to attend each of your assigned run through(s) and are only required to attend the Dress rehearsal for recitals 1 & 2.  Just your ballet costumes are needed for this rehearsal.

 

Run Through Dates@ Dance Express: dance attire, no costumes needed

*Parents plan on drop off due to limited space

*Recital  1 & 2 Run Through      

Recital  3 Run Through          

Recital  4 Run Through

Recital  5 Run Through

Recital  6 Run Through

Recital  7 Run Through         

Mon.  Apr 23       

Mon. Apr 23

Tue. Apr 24          

Thu. Apr 26    

Tue. Apr 24

Wed Apr 25

5:30-8:00 pm

3:30-5:30 pm

5:30-7:30 pm

3:30-5:30 pm

3:30-5:30 pm

3:30-5:30 pm

 

Dress Rehearsal Dates @ Mankato West HS, Full costume, shoe, hair/ makeup.

*Recital 1 & 2  Rehearsal      

Recital 3  Rehearsal     

Recital 4  Rehearsal

Recital 5  Rehearsal     

Recital 6  Rehearsal     

Recital 7  Rehearsal      

Mon. Apr 30       

Mon. Apr 30

Tue. May 1           

Mon. Apr 30

Tue. May 1

Wed. May 2

6:30-9:00 pm

3:30-5:00 pm

5:00-6:30 pm

5:00-6:30 pm

3:30-5:00 pm

3:30-5:00 pm

 

BEST DEAL! ALL EXCLUSIVE RECITAL PACKAGE: Includes “HAPPILY EVER AFTER” program book, recital t-shirt, DVD, recital bear and bouquet of flowers to give to your dancer.  

(Package  deadline: April 1) a 20% SAVINGS!  ORDER HERE  

 

“Happily Ever After” A lA CARTE  Pre Order

FLOWERS  At the recital we will have a variety of flowers and bouquets for sale to present to your special dancer.  These will be available before and after the show in the front lobby. ORDER HERE  (Pre order deadline: Apr 24)

T-SHIRTS  Recital t-shirts available in a variety of sizes.  You can either pre order your t-shirt (order here) or in the DXP office. A limited number of shirts will also be available before and after each recital.  This year’s theme is “Happily Ever After”. ORDER HERE  (Pre order deadline: Apr 24)

 

RECITAL BEARS Back by popular demand, the adorable “recital bears”.  Complete with a matching “Happily Ever After” Recital t-shirt. ORDER HERE  (Pre order deadline: Apr 24)

 

DVD  This year we will once again have our recitals professionally recorded.  Order forms can be picked up now at the studio or the day of recital. Dance Express does not allow video recording ON ANY DEVICE at the recital out of courtesy to our audience members. Video recording is allowed at the dress rehearsal. ORDER HERE  (Pre order deadline: Apr 24)

 

Upcoming Event Update  

DANCE EXPRESS PAJAMA PARTY DAY! May 7-11  

Students are invited to wear PJ’s for a fun filled class.  Popcorn, pop and end of year certificates will be handed out!

DANCE EXPRESS FUN Week! May 14-25

The last two week of classes, May 14-25 are FUN Weeks.  All team dancers attending Nationals will have their normal TEAM practices during May 14-18.   Students can choose to attend ANY class. Look for more information and a complete schedule to follow.