2019 Spring Recital!

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“Pure Imagination”

Celebrating the Creativity and Imagination of Artists & Dancers Everywhere!

Our 11th Annual spring recital theme will be “Pure imagination!” we will be showcasing dances that highlight the brilliance and artistry behind our favorite artistic discipline…dance!




This year, similar to past years, our year-end spring recitals will be held at the Anne Arundel Community College Pascal Center for the Performing Arts.  We anticipate three 2-hour long shows this year.  Our recital dates are as follows:

Show 1 Saturday June 8th, 2019 at 2pm

Show 2 Saturday June 8th, 2019 at 7pm

Show 3 Sunday June 9th, 2019 at 1pm

Please click HERE for our 2019 Recital Orders!

Each class will perform in only one show and each show is expected to last approximately 2-2.5 hours.  We ask all dancers to arrive 1.5 hours prior to the show start time, and doors will not open until 30 minutes prior to each show.  

All dancers are to report to the Student Testing Lounge (which will serve as our dressing room) at their call time to check in with their Backstage Moms (who will find them) and get ready.  No dancers are allowed in the audience (although they are welcome to watch other dances during dress rehearsals!); all dancers are to remain in the Student Testing Lounge for the entirety of the show.  We will have a monitor projecting a live feed of the show for the dancers backstage to watch.  All classes with young dancers will have at least one backstage mom assigned specifically to them and all dances will have a backstage mom that is in charge of ensuring they are prepared to perform.  Backstage moms will check dancers in upon arrival and will escort dancers to the wings prior to their performance and then back again afterwards.  Dancers are to be dropped off and picked up at the beginning and end of each show from the Student Testing Lounge area.

2019 Recital Orders


As with our recitals, the dress rehearsals will be held at the Anne Arundel Community College Pascal Center for the Performing Arts.  They will be held the week prior to recital weekend on the following days:

monday june 3rd

tuesday june 4th

thursday june 6th

Please click HERE for our 2019 Dress Rehearsal Orders!

Dress Rehearsals are required for participation in the Recital.  Dancers are welcome to stay and watch rehearsals, but are only required to be there for their scheduled rehearsal time.

Dancers are required to be present for the dress rehearsal for their class(es) and thus will not be expected to attend every dress rehearsal, unless the dancer has dances scheduled in every dress rehearsal.  Each dance will be given approximately 10 minutes on stage, and they are only required to be there for the time they are scheduled.  Because our time at the theater is limited and we have to consider aerial rigging, dancer ages and dancers in multiple dances, the dress rehearsals will not necessarily be in the order of our recitals.  If a dance is in more than one recital, it will still only have one dress rehearsal.  

Dress Rehearsals will be held in the afternoon/evening (after school) at AACC and they are REQUIRED-if your dancer is unable to attend a dress rehearsal, please alert the front desk immediately.  

Dancers are asked to arrive at the theater NO LESS THAN 30 minutes prior to their scheduled rehearsal time to ensure a timely rehearsal.

*Please Note:  There are NO CLASSES held the week of dress rehearsal (Monday June 3rd-friday june 7th)

please click here for the 2019 Costume Accessory Document

2019 Dress Rehearsal Schedule


This year, All costumes were ordered by studio 180 dance. Costumes will ship to the studio and we will distribute them as they arrive; costumes were ordered as fees were paid, so they may not all arrive at the same time. a parent signature is required to take them home. all signature sheets are available at the front desk.

costume sizing is an imperfect science, so while we do our best to follow all manufacturer guidelines for sizing and leave some room for your dancers, there is always a chance a costume may not fit perfectly. If that is the case, please alert the front desk and we will do our best to offer you options for alterations if necessary.

All costume fees were required by January 1, 2019 in order to ensure their timely arrival for pictures.  Please note that if you do not settle your fees by that date, Studio 180 cannot guarantee your costume will arrive in time for your dancer to participate in our picture week. if that is the case, dancers are welcome to be a part of the group picture, we just ask that they wear something similar in color to their costume.

All costume pictures can be found in our costume book at the front desk-this book is available to everyone but must remain at the front desk.

2019 Costume/Accessory Requirements


Each class has been assigned a required hairstyle; examples of many of them can be found by clicking here. Our “standard low bun” is used most frequently and is a bun at the nape of the neck with a side-part on the dancer’s left side. Please be sure to secure all hair and flyaways with hairspray/gel and pins.

Make-Up for our Rehearsals & Recitals should be stage make-up, which is very heavy to ensure that each dancer’s features can be seen by the audience under the stage lighting. Make-Up for in-studio pictures can be lighter and can be whatever you choose. information and examples of make-up can be found by clicking here.

Hair & Costume requirements can be found by clicking here. All required items such as tights/shoes/etc are available for purchase in our adjoining store, Annapolis Dancewear.


Like last year, this year's Spring Recitals will be professionally videotaped by Dockside Video!  All purchases are to be made directly through Dockside Video.  The DVDs are professionally edited and are a fantastic way to remember this year's recitals so we encourage you to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to commemorate a successful year of dance.  

this year, dockside video has upgraded to offering a high definition product, which will be delivered to you as a link via email by september, 2019. this way you don’t have to worry about a physical dvd and you are ensured a really high quality video! To purchase your performance, please complete and mail in the order form found by clicking here.

Dockside Video will also have a table in the lounge of the theater for you to order over recital weekend.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Stephen Gradin at Dockside Video by phone at (410) 256-5636 or by email at stephengradin@docksidevideo.com.

All transactions and necessary communications are to be made directly through the videographer.


Tickets are now ON SALE at the front desk! they are $17 if purchased ahead of time and $20 at the door.

Recital Fees (paid upon registration) include 2 complimentary tickets to the show of your choice.  This is an administrative fee to help cover the cost of our recital venue, so we'd like to thank you by giving you two complimentary tickets.  You are also welcome to split the two free tickets between two shows if you so choose.  please see the front desk beginning may 6, 2019, to pick up those tickets and purchase more!

Seating is on a first come, first serve basis, so we encourage you to pre-purchase your tickets.  Everyone who needs a seat will need a ticket.

If you are a Studio 180 dancer who is not in all three shows this year but would like to support your fellow dancers by watching from the audience, tickets are $10 each.  


Program ads are a fantastic way to advertise your company or celebrate your dancer's success!

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Prices for Program Ads are the following:

Full Page: $100

Half Page: $50

Quarter Page: $35

*Please note that this year all ads will be printed in black and white as all programs will be printed in black and white

To secure your ad in the program, please submit payment to the front desk. Upon payment, please email the image and message for the ad to info@studio180dance.com.

Please click here for a downloadable version of our recital program ads flyer!


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Celebrate your dancer's incredible performance with Recital Flowers!  This year, all flower sales will go directly towards Studio 180’s Shine Bright foundation, set up to raise money for scholarships for our dancers in need of financial assistance and who shine bright! Don’t forget to pre-purchase yours TODAY as there will be a limited quantity available at each show. Please download the form found by clicking here and return it, along with payment (cash, charge or check-Checks made payable to Studio 180) to the front desk!


Help Support our future stars through scholarship opportunities!

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To learn more about the various ways you can help, please click here or click on the button below to donate to this fantastic cause NOW!

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General Note about Rehearsals and Recitals

We understand that this time is very busy for our families with graduations, awards, and vacations.  If you are not able to participate in this year's Spring Recital or attend the Dress Rehearsal (both schedules to be announced), please let the front desk know as soon as possible.

We cannot ensure that we will have the ability to accommodate all scheduling issues, so in an effort to allow for a fun and stremlined Rehearsal and Recital process, we ask you to work with us in our scheduling efforts.  We give the various aspects of scheduling Recitals and Rehearsals much consideration and thought, so please only communicate conflicts that are impossible to reschedule and will result in a dancer not being present at either Recital or Rehearsal.


Please stay tuned and check back later for more information about the 2019 Spring Recitals!