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Q. What time should my child arrive for the recital? 

A. Dancers should begin to check in 45 minutes prior to the start of the show. 

Q. What time do the doors to the auditorium open for guests to begin seating? 

A. Auditorium doors will open 30 minutes prior to show time. 

Q. Should my child wear make-up? 

A. Yes, we recommend that all performers were a small amount of make-up. This will prevent them from looking washed out under the stage lights and help enhance their natural features. A little blush, mascara, and lipstick is all that is needed. We encourage you to use our discretion when applying make-up, we want your child to look natural. 

Q. How do I style my child's hair?

A. You may style your child's hair any way you like, but please be aware if your child has a hair piece that goes along with their costume that needs to be worn. Styles that are off of the face like pony tails, buns, or braids are best when it comes to recital. We recommend that tumbling classes go with a low ponytail, or something that will not hinder any of their tricks. 

Q. Can I take pictures during the recital?

A. Yes, you can take pictures as long as you are not using a flash because this can be distracting for the dancers. We also ask that you remain in your seat and do not block the view of those around you. 

Q. Can I take a video of the recital?  

A. You can video your child's routine only. You will not be permitted to video the entire recital. Tripods are NOT Allowed. High quality digital downloads can be purchased from Parkway Productions. they also have Blue-Rey and DVD options available. 

Q. Can I bring my performer flowers?

A. Absolutely. Hy Vee Floral will also be onsite selling flowers, balloons and other gifts. The BPDA merch booth will also have blankets, BPDA attire and other gifts available for purchase. 

Q. Do I need to purchase tickets?

A. No. Your recital covered the cost of attending the recital for you and your guests.

Q. Is there reserved seating?

A. There will be a number of reserved seats for the families of our graduating seniors. There is also reserved handicap seating. All other seats will be first come first serve. There will be no saving of seats. All items will be removed form the auditorium between shows to ensure there are no saving of seats. 

Q. My child is in both shows on Saturday, can they remain at the school in between the shows on Saturday? 

A. No. All Children and families will need to leave the dressing room and auditorium so that they can be cleaned and reset for the second show. Large dream duffles and costumes can be left in the dressing rooms, but BPDA and Saydel HS is not responsible for any items may become lost or stolen during this time. 

Q. My child is in shows on Saturday and Sunday, can I leave things int he dressing overnight? 

A. Yes, however. BPDA and Saydel are NOT responsible if anything becomes lost or stolen and you will not be allowed into the dressing rooms until the 45 minute check-in time on Sunday. 

If you do not see your question here, please reach out to us at and we will be happy to assist you. 

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