Recital Tips 


  • LOCATE YOUR SEATS EARLY: We highly recommend finding your seats during dress rehearsal, so that you will have an idea where you will be sitting on recital day. IF you did not print your tickets or cannot find your confirmation email, please contact Justin@danceatbloom.com so he can send you a confirmation of your tickets.

  • LABEL COSTUMES: Please make sure that all costumes, dance shoes and important belongings are labeled with the dancer’s name! This is SO important as items are often displaced during dress rehearsal and recital.

  • NUDE LEOTARD: We highly recommend that dancers wear a skin-colored (nude) leotard under their costume. This is not required, but gives older dancers extra support and covering, and is wonderful for little dancers who complain of “itchy costumes”. Order nude leotards here.

  • PACK LIGHT: Do not over-pack your dancer; there will be many children backstage and we don't want anyone to lose any personal items.

  • COME READY: Dancers should come to dress rehearsal and recital with tights on, hair done, and make-up already finished (we can do touch-ups backstage).

  • NOTIFY US OF NO MAKE-UP: If you DO NOT want your dancer wearing make-up, please notify us at the Bloom desk when you drop off your dancer, so we don't apply extra backstage. Thank you!

  • SNACKS: Please remember to pack a non-messy snack along with a water bottle for your child to enjoy backstage. Due to some with severe allergies, no nuts of any kind. Thank you!

  • SUPERVISION: Children will be supervised at ALL times backstage.

  • WAIT TILL INTERMISSION: If you would like to pick your younger dancer up following their performance, we ask that you wait to do so until intermission, out of respect to the other performers.

  • FLOWERS: For those who are new to dance recitals, usually dancers are given flowers or cards after their performance. We will have some flowers available for pre-order purchase, but you may want to plan accordingly for your dancer.

  • PICK UP YOUR DANCER: Finally, your dancer will need to be picked up backstage after their performance. We will keep them with us until you come for them. Be sure to check out with the assigned backstage chaperone before leaving with your dancer!

  • RECITAL T-SHIRTS: If you want to order a “Bloom in the USA” Recital 2019 red t-shirt or white tank top, click here.