Recital
Recital
Recital

AYDT Recital Information

We are so happy to have many of our students back with us this fall and are thrilled that this quite different school year has gotten off to a smooth start.

​The next step in the process of re-imagining the school year has been figuring out a way to provide our students with a safe Holiday performance experience. Performance has always been integral to our program and we believe that it is vital for learning, artistic appreciation, and pure fun, the latter of which has been in short supply during these trying times!

Our students did an amazing job putting together a virtual recital last Spring, and we commend them on their wonderful efforts. But after having missed the opportunity to do a live show in the spring, we feel it is really important for our students to have an experience that is as close to a live performance as possible, yet with the proper protocols in place to make it a safe event.

Our plan for the Senior recital (Grades 1-12) is to rent a small theater and hire a videographer to film each class separately on the stage complete with costumes and lighting. The videographer will then edit the videos to resemble our normal Holiday performance. There will be differences of course since we cannot have different classes interacting, as we normally do, but we are confident that between our student’s beautiful dancing and the work of our talented videographer, we can come up with a performance which will be joyful for our students to participate in, and also enjoyable for families and friends to watch.

​For the Junior recital (Pre-K & Kindergarten) all of the above applies, except that the performance and filming will be done at our studio as we usually do with the junior division classes.

The performances will be live-streamed later in December and families will also receive a digital download as part of the recital fee.

More detailed information will be coming soon. For now please read the basics below. Since costumes were not charged with the tuition this year, please confirm by OCTOBER 14 that you plan on participating by completing the recital participation form and emailing it back to admin@aydt.nyc.   

Directions: Download the form to your computer, type directly onto the pdf, save, then attach to email or print form, fill it out and email a scanned or picture copy of the form.

Participation in the recital is optional. If you choose not to participate, your child(ren) will still fully participate in class and learn the recital dance.

JUNIOR RECITAL:All students in Pre-ballet 1, Pre-ballet 2, Pre-ballet 3, Tap intro, and Hip hop into.

  • Costume fee: $45 per class
  • Recital fee: $40

THIS INCLUDES

  • Staffing and labor fees
  • Live stream event and digital download of the full performance

There is a recital fee this year because we are not receiving funds from ticket sales. Ticket sales normally offset the cost of the production.

LOCATION: The recital takes place at our school, American Youth Dance Theater, 428 East 75 st. NY, NY 10021

DATE: Saturday, December 12 time TBA

SENIOR RECITAL: All students in 1st grade and up

  • Costume fee: $55 per class
  • Recital fee: $80 plus an additional $40 per sibling if not enrolled in the same class.

THIS INCLUDES

  • Cost of theater rental, stagehands, and lighting design
  • Staffing and labor fees
  • Live stream event and digital download of full performances

There is a recital fee this year because we are not receiving funds from ticket sales. Ticket sales normally offset the cost of the production.

LOCATION: The recital will take place at the Hard Rock Café Theater in Time Square.

DATE: This year the recital will be a one to two-day commitment Saturday, December 5 and/or Sunday, December 6. Times TBA

*In the event of a shutdown due to COVID, a virtual recital will be planned. Costume fees will not be refunded. A portion of your recital fee will be refunded.

Recital Participation Form

Recitals at AYDT are exciting opportunities for our students to demonstrate their abilities and boost confidence.

Check out our Instagram page or Facebook page for photos of our past recitals!

ORDER DVD FOOTAGE

You can now order recital DVD footage to keep those memories forever!