We are excited to be approaching recital season! The students who are participating are working hard on their routines, and will be ready to show you their stuff in late May/early June!
Some recital “business" items in the meantime:
COSTUMES are being handed out beginning this week. Students will try on costumes during class and teachers will check fit and address any sizing issues at that time. If your child is not participating in recital, please let them know that other children will be receiving their costumes soon; they may see some handed out, and we find a little advance warning can help with feeling left out. We do have some extra costumes, so inquire with your teacher if you’d like to purchase a costume to have at home.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS will be taken during the beginning of class time the week of May 13-18. Students should arrive in costume and with hair away from their face. If your student has more than one costume, please wear the costume for their first class first, and they will change into others. Halverson Photography offers both group and individual photos for sale. Order forms will be available at the front desk soon, and on-site during photo week. Our acting, voice and musical theatre intensive students will have the opportunity to take head shots. More information will be provided.
There is an attached PDF explaining all SHOES/TIGHTS/HAIR requirements for recital. Demizo Dancewear — located on-site at Nolte Academy — has all requirements in stock and/or can order shoes as needed. You may view their hours and contact information here.
For those performing at CREATIVE MOVEMENT RECITALS on May 25 at Nolte, there are no tickets required to attend this recital. The times for each CM recital is as follows:
For those performing at the Vocal & Acting Showcase on May 28 at CCPA, dress rehearsal is 7 p.m. on Monday, May 27. Tickets go on sale on at 12 p.m., Tuesday, May 7. You may also purchase tickets online. Tickets will be $12 for adults and $8 for youth, students and seniors. Graduating seniors will receive a separate email with instructions for purchasing tickets. CCPA’s Box Office hours are 12-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday.
For those performing at Nolte Treasure on May 31-June 2 at Hancher, dress rehearsals will be Tuesday, May 28-Thursday, May 30 and will be held in lieu of classes that week, but not necessarily at class time. Specific times for dress rehearsal will be coming soon. Students should arrive to Hancher in their first number’s costume, and bring other costumes as needed. Please note that dress rehearsals are an excellent time to take photos or video of your children on stage. No flash photography is allowed. Photos and video are not allowed during the Hancher performances.
For the Nolte Treasure/Hancher recitals, class day/performance day* is as follows:
TICKETS FOR HANCHER SHOWS will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30. As last year, there are three options for purchasing tickets: You may purchase tickets online, over the phone with Hancher or in-person at the Hancher Box Office. If you plan to purchase online, you may want to log into your account beforehand so that you can verify your username and password and contact them in advance of that day if there are any problems.
Their phone number is (319) 335-1160 or 800-HANCHER. GRADUATING SENIORS will receive a separate email with instructions for purchasing tickets. Hancher Box Office hours are 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday.
HANCHER RECITAL TICKETS remain the same price as last year: $16 and $20 for adults and $10 and $12 for youth 10 and under. There is an additional fee to purchase tickets online or by phone.
Please let us know if you have any questions! Recitals are exciting conclusions to the hard work students have put forth this year!