Fall 2023 Recital Information

The Fall 2023 Laveen Dance/Tumbling Recital will be held in the Heritage Academy Laveen Gymnasium (Map It)! Please see below for important dates and times. 
Recital Dates
November 18th, 10a Dance/Tumbling Ages 3 & 4
November 18th, 5p Dance Ages 5+, Demo
Tumbling, Ages 10+ Levels 2 and 3
November 28th, 5p All tumbling (ages 5+) including levels 2 & 3
Dress Rehearsal Dates
November 11th, 8:30a - 9:30a Dance & Tumbling Ages 3 & 4
November 11th, 9:30a - 1p
(8 min time slots)
Dance Ages 5+, Demo
Tumbling Ages 10+ Levels 2 & 3
November 27th, 6p All tumbling (ages 5+) including levels 2 & 3


Costume Information

We do our very best to keep costume costs low for all of our students. You will receive a costume size form to fill out via email. Please fill this out and send it back ASAP!

  • All costumes must be paid for before taken home
  • Try the costume on the same day. If there are any sizing issues, please see the front office staff for an exchange (no exchange orders are placed unless specified and until we receive the original costume back). 
  • You’ll receive a costume information sheet with all costumes and accessories listed. Please be sure to get any required accessories (tights, biker shorts, etc). Some items will be available to order through the front desk.
  • Students should not wear their costumes to class until after the recital is over.
 Picture Week

Picture week is November 4th - 9th and will be taken during regular class time. Please have your student arrive in their full costume, including all accessories and hair style.

  • Only 1 class picture will be taken (no individual). 
  • Pictures will be sent via email for free!
  • If a student is absent on picture, we will not be taking retakes. 
Volunteer Information

We can always use extra help during the recital! If you'd like to volunteer, please be on the lookout for an email containing a form to sign up. We're looking for help backstage, check in and out of students and ticket scanners. More information on individual tasks will be sent to volunteers after sign up. Thank you!

Ticket Information

Tickets will go on sale ~2 months prior to the recital. Each individual recital will require a ticket (see times and dates above). Any person occupying a seat must have a ticket (excluding lap children). Be on the lookout for tickets to go on sale via our website! Act fast as tickets sell out VERY quickly and no tickets are sold at the door or front desk. 

Other Information

It is crucial that students attend EVERY class leading up to the recital (unless ill). Please make every attempt to get as much practice in as possible for a great experience! Each class will be sending out a video for students to watch and practice along with at home. Please be on the lookout for this in your email ~4 weeks prior to the recital. To ensure good communication throughout this process, ensure your email is up to date on our student portal!

Please reach out with any additional questions! 

Ms. Melissa - laveendance@gmail.com
Front Desk - laveendesk@gmail.com (602)935-5940
Ms. Claudine - laveenkarate@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Who participates in the recital? 

All of our dance and tumbling students as well as our karate demo team. (Except Skills and Thrills)

What is the recital schedule?

We will have three separate recitals this year: 

  1. Saturday November 18th at 10am- Dance and Tumbling Recital for all 3-4 year old students
  2. Saturday, November 18th at 5pm- Dance Recital for all dance students ages 5+ year old, Tumbling II and III (10+), and Karate Demo Team (NOTE: There is only one 5+ dance recital this year.)
  3. Tuesday, November 28th at 5pm- Tumbling Recital for all 5+ year old students

Will there be a dress rehearsal?

Yes!  The dress rehearsal schedule is as follows (schedule subject to change):

  1. Saturday, November 11th 8:30am- All 3-4 year old students both tumbling and dance
  2. Saturday, November 11th 9:30am- All 5+ dance students, Tumbling II and III (10+), and the Karate Demo Team (each class will have an 8 minute designated time slot)
  3. November 27th 6:00- All Tumbling 5+  year old students (including tumbling II and tumbling III)

This year, we will be having all students bow after the recital. All students will stay to the end of the performance and all will be participating in a bow.

Where will the recital be?

Heritage Academy Laveen Gym 4275 W Baseline Rd, Laveen

How much does it cost to participate in the recital?

We try to keep all of the costs as reasonable as we can.  Expect to pay between $20 - $50 for a recital costume for each class your student is in; Tickets will need to be purchased for all recital attendees (your student does not need a ticket); Additional supplies may need to be purchased if you do not already have them (e.g. leotard, dance shoes, tights, leggings, etc.).  You will also have an option to purchase a video of the recital.

When will tickets be on sale?

Mid-September!  Pay attention to your email for ticket sale information.  ALL ticket sales will be online.  No tickets will be sold at the desk or at the event.  If you are planning to volunteer, please do not buy a ticket for yourself for the performance that you will be volunteering for.

How can I purchase the video?

Video pre-orders will start Mid-September. Purchase information will be included on the ticket sale email. Be on the lookout on our website for the purchase link!

What do I need to do right now to be prepared for the recital?

  1. Please mark the dress rehearsal and recital dates in your calendar now!  
  2. If you are interested in switching or adding classes for your student, please do so soon.  We will close enrollment within the next several weeks to allow our classes to focus on recital preparation.
  3. Check your contact information in Studio Director (good phone number for texting and email address) and respond to any requests in a timely manner.
  4. Pay attention to emails and text messages with recital information.
  5. NOTHING ELSE!  We will give you more info leading up to the recital.

How do I use the Remind App?

Use code @k6k87k4 to use our Remind app and keep up to date with events happening through the recital season!

Enrollment Closing

To allow our students the best opportunity to shine at the recital, we will be closing enrollment to our classes as follows:

  • All 10+ students- September 11th-16th
  • All 7-9 students- September 18th-23th
  • All 5-6 students- September 25th-30th
  • All 3-4 students- November 2nd-7th

If you are interested in switching, adding or trying out new classes, please be sure to do so before the enrollment close dates.  Enrollment will reopen after the recital.

NOTE: Our current dance and tumbling schedule goes through the end of May.  Unless you inform us that you are dropping class, your student will continue to be enrolled through the end of May. Our summer schedule will run from June to July.

Costume Charges on Account

As costumes are ordered, the charges are being added to your account in Studio Director.  Please note that AUTOPAY will run on the first of the month for ALL outstanding charges on your account including tuition and costumes.  Please check your account in Studio Director and ask questions if you have them!