- The Blue Ridge Performing Arts Academy spring recital brings all of our classes and levels together for an exciting showcase of the year’s hard work, dedication, and progress.
- Students are not required to perform in the spring recital, but we strongly encourage participation. Students who do not participate often feel left out, as class time is used to practice recital choreography.
- Recital Performance Packets will be available for parent pick up in late March or early April.
- The performance packet will contain information regarding our spring performance, including important instructions, dates, and costume requirements.
- Recital fees are $40 per student or $50 per family and are due on March 1. This fee helps defray production costs, such as programs, props, venue rental fee, and student participation awards.
- If the student will not be participating in the recital, a Recital Withdrawal Form must be completed and returned by December 5. You may pick up the Recital Withdrawal Form at the studio reception desk.
- Students begin work on performance choreography in early January. Students not participating in the spring performance may either watch the class when recital choreography is being practiced or participate in choreography on the side or in the back.
- If a student misses 2 or 3 classes in a row, the instructor may recommend that the student attend a private lesson to learn the choreography he or she missed while being out.
- No make-up classes are allowed 30 days prior to a performance.
- Dress rehearsals and performances are held in place of normal classes and included in your monthly tuition payment.
- Each student will receive complimentary recital tickets. The number of tickets will be determined by the venue's seating capacity.
- After students have performed, they may sit in the audience with their family and watch the show. However, students are NOT allowed to wear costumes in the audience on the day of the show. - NO EXCEPTIONS!
- There are no regularly scheduled classes on Dress Rehearsal or Performance Days. The recital activities replace all classes at the studio.
- The spring recital format is subject to change based on state restrictions. All students, however, will have the opportunity to perform on stage.
- Our nine-month studio season concludes with the spring recital.
- Professional photos of the dancers in their recital costumes will be taken in May.
- All students are encouraged to attend the photo shoot, but it is your choice to purchase the pictures.
- There will be a spring performance volunteer sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board inside the front entrance after Spring Break.
- We will be looking for volunteers for sewing, ushers, backstage helpers, class moms, etc.
- Backstage helpers and front of house volunteers will be allowed to step into the theatre to watch during their child’s performance(s).
- We order beautiful, professionally made costumes from a costume company for the dancers to wear in the spring performance.
- Students are measured for costumes in October, and costumes are ordered in late December.
- Dancers will need one costume per dance routine.
- If your child plans to participate in the spring recital, you will receive a costume invoice by November 15.
- Costume fees for the spring recital are due by December 15.
- Children's costumes cost approximately $50 per dance routine.
- Teen costumes may cost between $50 and $100 per dance routine.
- If the full costume payment has not been received by December 15, the student’s costumes will not be ordered.
- Costume fees are non-refundable after costumes have been ordered.
- Costumes will be released in May to students whose tuition payments are up to date.
- If the student is unable to dance in the spring recital or withdraws after costumes have been ordered, the studio reserves the right to use the costume for a replacement performer. The student may pick up their costume after the performance.
- Each academic year concludes with an acting showcase for families and friends to see the materials BRPAA students have explored throughout the year.
- Costumes for the acting showcase will be put-together. Students will be responsible for purchasing their own put-together costumes.
- Dress rehearsals are mandatory if participating in the spring performance.
- The Spring Performance Policies apply to both acting and dance students.