For more than five decades, Pat Brown School of Dancing has provided students with an exciting performance experience through its End of the Year recital. The annual staple of the dance school, the recital, conjures images of childhood and Americana for many. It’s a rite of passage for thousands of youngsters, a chance to shine in front of family and friends that dancers anticipate with nervous excitement.
The recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress.
A big part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. The experience helps build self-esteem, self-assurance, and contributes to a sense of confidence. Although performance opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in dance, they also contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities. That onstage experience can result in better in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong interview skills for future college or job opportunities. The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the children develop retention skills, and by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result.
Dedication to recital commitments is the responsibility of both students and their parents. We’ve created this page in an effort to clarify what we expect from you in terms of commitments and responsibility to the annual recital, the school, and other students and parents.
The studio assumes that all students will participate in recital. Of course we like to have as many involved as possible but we understand circumstances prevent that.
Classes will continue and as we get closer to the recital, we will begin teaching dances. Since putting our knowledge and skills together as a dance is an important part of our dance training we urge you to continue with your classes even if you decide not to participate in the recital. This will insure that next year you can advance to the next level with your class. Please check your vacation dates, family and school obligations when making the decision to participate. It is very hard to replace dancers after places are given and choreography has been set because a child must be gone at recital time. This is an unpleasant surprise for all