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Dance Academy USA Recital FAQs

When is the Recital Weekend 2022?
Dress Rehearsals are Friday, June 17, 2022.
Recital shows are Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 2022.

Where is the 2022 recital?
California Theatre
345 S. First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Click here for parking information.

What are the drop-off and pick-up procedure?

Drop-off for all DAU dancers
All dancers will enter the California Theater through the Market Street Lobby Exit Door. The spot will be clearly marked with signs and activity. Please be at that spot no later than 45 minutes before show time and allow enough time for parking. Upon reaching the Market Street Lobby Exit Door, dancers will be escorted by a DAU staff member, Teacher Assistant or parent-volunteer to their dressing rooms. Do not bring extra clothing, shoes, food, or play items to the theater – and please make sure your dancer is in their costume, ready to go!

Pick-up for Intro to Dance, Creative Dance, and Combo Classes
All dancers will participate in the finale at the end of the show. For parents of Creative Dance, Intro to Dance, Pre Hip Hop and Child Combo classes (ages 3-8): your child will be escorted from the stage directly to the Market Street Stage Right Entrance (inside the building). They will be supervised the entire time until they are safely back in your hands. At the completion of the show, you will exit the theatre through the Market Street Lobby Exit Door; then, walk about 30 yards (towards San Carlos) to the Market Street Stage Right Entrance. Check in with a staff member at the door, and we will make sure your child gets safely to you. Please only send one parent for pick-up. After reuniting with your young dancer, you can meet up with family and friends inside or outside the theatre and take pictures and celebrate your dancer’s accomplishments.

Pick-up for all other age groups and dancers
Please coordinate a meet-up spot with your child INSIDE the California Theatre. Dress rehearsal, while you are on site, is a good time to talk about this with your child. Note: the meet-up location should not be the dressing room or outside the walls of the theatre. The best general location is the upstairs or downstairs foyer areas; they are HUGE and there are tons of spots to choose from. We do not recommend that you use the Market Street Lobby as a meet-up spot, as this area will be heavily congested after the show. After reuniting with your dancer, you can take pictures inside or outside the theatre as you wish and celebrate your dancer’s accomplishments.

Click here for a Drop-Off/Pick-Up Visual Aid.

When does my child have to be there for the recital?
Your child needs to be at the theater 45 minutes before show time. They need to be there early in order to get everyone situated before the show and to get the backstage volunteers familiar with the kids.

What will my child need for the recital?
Every dancer should arrive for both dress rehearsal and recital prepared to perform with hair and makeup done. Please see your class email regarding costume, accessories, tights, shoes, makeup, and hair.

Can I send snacks or toys to keep my child busy during the recital?
Please do not send anything with your child on the day of the recital. Be sure to feed your dancer a healthy snack or light meal BEFORE bringing them to the theater, so they do not get hungry during the show. Water will be available for the dancers. Backstage volunteers will supervise the dancers in the dressing room. Per the California Theater, outside food and drink are not permitted.

Can I be backstage with my child?
Only designated volunteers will be permitted backstage. Backstage volunteers will supervise all children, not just their own dancer.

Can we leave after my child finishes dancing?
In order to make recital a fun and safe environment for all dancers, children will not be excused to their guardians until after the show ends. Each show lasts about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Can I take pictures and/or video of my child on stage?
During a dress rehearsal, you may film and photograph your child. Due to the Santa Clara County Fire Code, filming and photography are prohibited during the shows.

How do I get tickets to the show?
Visit San Jose Theaters for tickets. When ordering, make sure you select the correct show your dancer is performing in.

Does the dancer need a recital ticket?
The dancer does not need a ticket for the show in which they are performing.

If my child is in two shows on the same day, can I just leave them there for the day?
Childcare is not provided between shows. Please pick up your child after each show and return 45 minutes prior to the next show.

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