Recital Tips 


  • All Dress Rehearsals will be held at Westside Church.

  • Please check the parent portal (here) for the dates and times of your rehearsal and arrival times for the day of the recital performance.

  • It would be helpful to find your seats during dress rehearsal so 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 at Justin@danceatbloom.com so he can send you a confirmation of your tickets.

  • Make sure all costumes, dance shoes and important belongings are labeled with dancer’s name! This is SO important as many times items are displaced during dress rehearsal and recital.

  • We highly recommend dancers wear a skin colored (nude) leotard under their costume. This is not required but helps dancer with extra support or for little dancers who complain of “itchy costumes.”

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

  • Make-Up is at your discretion as a parent. However, if you want them to be visible from the stage we strongly recommend (and can help backstage) with blush, eye shadow, eyeliner (older dancers), mascara and red lipstick.

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

  • If you DO NOT want your dancer wearing make-up please notify us at the Bloom desk drop off so we don't apply extra backstage. Thank you!

  • 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!

  • Children will be supervised at ALL times backstage.

  • If you would like to pick your younger dancer up following their performance we ask that you come at intermission to respect the other performers.

  • 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.

  • Finally, your dancer will need to be picked up backstage after their performance. We will keep them with us until you come for them. Please be sure to check out with the assigned backstage helper before leaving with your dancer!