About the Recital Program

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Welcome to the Pavilion Dance Centre

We feel the education that dancers receive from the art of dance is unmatched. The satisfaction we get from watching so many amazing kids grow up and learn to love and appreciate dance is immeasurable! We want to provide unique opportunities for our dancers, and help them to experience many disciplines of dance. We want our dancers to strive for and achieve high goals, while at the same time having fun! We want the experience dancers have here to be a lasting part of growing up... it is our hope that the lessons they learn, their love for dance and the friendships they make at the Pavilion Dance Centre will last a lifetime!

About the Recital Program

Recital classes begin in September and end with annual recital performances in both late January and early June! The tuition rate covers the entire recital season (September 2020-June 2021) and includes a $65 costume fee for preschool and level 1 classes and a $75 costume fee for level 2, junior, teen and adult classes. Costume fees are non-refundable for any reason after November, 1. Recital students are required to register only one time per year and begin classes in the fall. If registering after recital classes have begun, no pro-rates are given. Class placement is based on age, technical level and experience. Our instructors are highly trained professionals who work hard to ensure proper level placement of our students during the first month of classes in order to maximize the experience for each student. The PDC program is designed to develop well rounded dancers as we offer combination classes in addition to the option of taking as individual disciplines. Each style of dance is unique and offers advantages to a dancer's training. Core disciplines such as; ballet, modern/contemporary, jazz and tap are strongly recommended. PDC instrcutors will focus the first few months on introducing and practicing new dance vocabulary and technique, followed by learning choreography for both winter and spring recital pieces. 

Recital Participation

Winter recitals will take place late January. Recital dancers will perform once in one of our two shows, there are no dress rehearsals for Winter Recitals. Our 20221 annual spring recitals will take place early June at the Harper College Performing Arts Center in Palatine. Classes will be broken into specific recital colors in a manner that seeks to best balance and present a variety of ages and dance styles. All recital students will perform both days during spring recital weekend. Each recital will have a mandatory all day technical rehearsal in the theater prior to the show dates. Technical rehearsal is for the safety of all parties backstage and is mandatory. It gives students an opportunity to dance on the stage with lights and sound, practice safe enytrances and exits during blackouts and rehearse proper spacing. More information on technical rehearsal and recital times for spring recitals will be given during the spring of 2021.