It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
With the kids pirouette-ing
And everyone telling you be of good cheer!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
It’s the hap-happiest season of all!

With those recital greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call!
It’s the hap-happiest season of all!
There’ll be parties for hosting
Costumes for sparkling
And hairspray all through the air!
There’ll be embarrassing stories,
And tales of the glories of the
Recitals long, long ago!


It’s Recital week at Footprints Dance Centre. The truly best time of year at the dance studio. As one of the top children’s dance studios in Woodstock we see all of our dancers waiting with excitement for their big show day this week. Not only are the dancers anxious but we see some of our dance parents starting to get the sweats too!

…What time is rehearsal again?
…What should we bring?
…What do I need to know about Recital?

You want to see your child do their very best out on that stage and love every second of it. Whether your dancer is just a wee little teacup or tulip or an intermediate or advanced senior dancer, we want to see them succeed on stage just as much as you do! With that in mind we have put together a couple tips for you and your dancer for Recital Day!

1) Pack that Dance Bag!
To avoid running around like a chicken with your head cut off on the day of recital use our handy dandy recital checklist to ensure that you have everything you need on the day of recital. You can download our handy recital check list HERE.

2) Label Everything!
And I mean, EVERYTHING! Please make sure that your child’s costume is labelled. If they will be changing in the dressing rooms there is nothing worse than 5 of the same costume being thrown around for that quick change and no one knows who’s is who’s!

3) Plan to Arrive Early!
You will have enough to stress about without having to worry if you are going to miss your dancer’s rehearsal time or recital. It is so important that all of our dancers have time to be calmly checked in to the Green Room Area, adjust to the theatre setting and have time to mentally and physically prepare for their recital. As they say in the theatre, “Early is on time. On time is late. Late, just won’t do!”

4) R-E-S-P-E-C-T … Find Out What It Means To Me!
While in the theatre please be respectful to the dancers on stage, theatre staff and your fellow parents and adoring fans. Please do not take photos or videos during the recital. The light can be distracting to the dancers and other audience members. If you need to leave the theatre at any time please do so between numbers – there is nothing worse than a giant floating head in your line of sight when your little dancing princess takes the stage!

5) Love and Support Above All Else!
It is so important to remember that this should be a fun and exciting time for your dancer. Big performances like this can bring out stress in the best of us but it is important to remember to love and support your child on their big day! Those tiny tots may just stand in awe when it’s their turn to get out on the big stage (this is normal!) and some of our older dancers may experience a little bit of memory loss while they are on stage. No matter what though all of our dancers have worked so hard on creating an amazing and memorable show for you. Congratulate them on their successes, laugh at the costume malfunctions and keep the memories happening.

We are looking forward to an AMAZING Recital with all of our dancers this year!

All of our dancers have been working hard in class to make the best dance recital ever!

All of our dancers have been working hard in class to make the best dance recital ever!