2019 Recital info


We are so excited to be performing "Night At The Museum" this year for our end of year production. Recital dates are Sat 23rd November, 3pm & 7pm, at the Lake Wanaka Centre.  It will include over 200 local dancers aged 3-18years performing modern, classical, hip hop, contemporary & tap items.

Student & parent INFO : 

Stage rehearsals & show times

Thursday 21st Nov - Stage rehearsal, Lake Wanaka Centre.  Detailed schedule for each class will be available soon. 10mins is allocated for each item. Parents drop off dancers at the foyer please. 

Friday 22nd Nov - Dress Rehearsal, LWC.  All dancers to be at LWC at 3:30pm. Dancers & parent helpers at rehearsals only

Saturday 23rd Nov - Show day.  Matinee at 3pm. Evening Show at 7pm.


Parent helpers are required backstage to mind younger dancers, ensure dressed correctly, tidy & escort to stage at correct timing. Please see the Parent Helper lists HERE & at the Studio which will be posted online from this weekend.  2 parent helpers  per class are required for our younger classes.


Class photos are taken the week leading up to recital & on Saturday morning (schedule) of show day. A printed photo is given out to each dancer on the last week of term 4.  The photo is included in the Production fee & not at an extra charge to students.


Stage make up is required to ensure that we can see our dancers faces & expressions on stage.  Stage lighting washes out small eyes and lips. Younger children mostly need a little eyeshadow & lipstick (avoid eye liner for preschoolers).  Teens+ need foundation, eye shadow, rouge, eye liner & bright lip stick. Here is a good website link for help - click here 


Tickets go on sale from Mon 11 Nov & can be booked here https://www.trybooking.co.nz/DEY 

There will be General Admission (Mezzanine & flat seated areas) and Premium Admission (allocated seats in tiered seating area) at the Lake Wanaka Centre.

The past 2 recital door sales have been very limited & the matinee show SOLD OUT. Please buy tickets in advance of show day to avoid missing out.  Ticket Terms & Conditions here



No videoing or flash photography is permitted from the audience. Even though this is a family show we follow normal theatre etiquette of switching off all technology. 

After fielding many complaints in previous years with large tablets, phones & video cameras blocking audience stage views, please respect this one-off opportunity to sit back & relax your children dancing.

DVDs will be for sale at $25 each & helps cover the cost of DVD production, live feed backstage & TV hire.

An photographer has been exclusively contracted to take live photos during the show which will be available to view online post event


Find out what is supplied & what personal items are required.  Costumes Lists can be viewed HERE & are posted at the studio 

Sparkles preschool info 

Parents are responsible to dress their child in theme with the dance.   Sparkles dancers will ONLY be dancing in the matinee show. Refer to Costumes Lists can be viewed HERE for themed items.