Year-End Recital

Spring Recital 2019, “Aloha!”

Aloha! from Uptown Dance!!!!  Welcome to Paradise and come join us for an exciting tropical adventure!

Uptown Dance Centre’s goal is to provide a superior dance experience for your child. We thrive to present the highest quality production, including professional-level music, lighting, costumes, and theater. The Hobby Center is a beautiful facility, and it provides exposure for our students to a professional-level theater. We look forward to this year’s performance! Let’s all work together to make this year’s performance a great success!

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If your child WILL NOT participate in the recital, please respond using the form below by November 17th, 2018. Once we receive your response, all recital related charges will be removed from your account after November 17th, 2018.

Decline Form:

If we do not hear from you by November 17th, 2018, we assume your child is participating in the recital, and you will be charged for the recital fees listed below.

All recital fees will be collected on November 30th, 2018. We will charge your credit card on file, or you may bring payment to UDC Office on or before November 30th, 2018.

Ticket Sale

Tickets going on sale on… February 13, 2019.

Get Recital Tickets

Link will become active when tickets go on sale.

You may also purchase tickets by phone at Hobby Center Box Office: 713.315.2525 when tickets go on sale.

Need extra Recital 2019 tickets? Have extra tickets to sell?
Post your request to the following form to find or sell extra tickets.
Submit Recital 2019 Ticket Request

Visit the Recital 2019 Ticket Exchange Board to connect with other parents for recital tickets:
Recital 2019 Ticket Exchange Board
Please note: This exchange board is only to facilitate connections between parents for tickets, however UDC Office is not responsible for actual transactions. Please contact the parents directly to buy or sell tickets.

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Dress Rehearsal:
4:00pm – 6:00pm

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Dress Rehearsal:
9:00am – 10:00am

10:30am – 12:00pm

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Dress Rehearsal:
1:30pm – 2:30pm

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Dress Rehearsal:
6:00pm – 7:00pm

7:30pm – 9:00pm


  • Dress rehearsal for each cast takes place immediately before each performance. Attendance at the dress rehearsal is mandatory in order for your child to perform.
  • Students are supervised backstage and must stay for the entire duration of the dress rehearsal and the show.

*** If you cannot commit for the entire time,
please decline participation before November 17th, 2018. ***

Decline Form:


To determine your child’s cast, please find the class level, meeting day and time from the following lists.

Level 1B Wed 3:30
Level 2 Mon
Hip Hop 2
Level 3B

Creative Movement
Pre-K B Mon 3:30
Pre-K B Thu 2:30
Level 1A Mon 4:15
Level 1 Thu 3:30
Hip Hop 3

Pre-K A Thu 3:30
Pre-K B Tue 3:30
Pre-K A Wed 3:30
Sports Jazz
Level 1A Wed 4:15

Level 1B Tue 3:30
Hip Hop 1
Level 2 Tue
Level 3A

*** Levels 4 – 7 are in ALL SHOWS ***

Note: Casting is determined by class, i.e. an entire class is cast for a particular performance. We cannot take casting requests, as we divide the classes up equally among the three shows for the best ticket availability.

Show Program 

Please review the following show program (based on your child’s casting) to check for any misspelling.  Simply find your child’s name under their designated class and contact UDC office immediately if errors occurred with spelling.

If there are no issues, we do not need a response.

Program Name Check


Please drop off your dancer(s) dressed in costume with hair in bun and stage makeup.
We do not have enough backstage help to do hair and makeup for the dancers. All dancers are responsible for their own hair and makeup.

Dancers may be dropped off at Hobby Center – Zilkha Hall lobby check-in desk. We will have someone take the dancers to the dressing rooms.

For security reasons and per Hobby Center policies, no parents are allowed backstage before, during or after rehearsal and show.


Creative Movement, Hip Hop, Pre-K, Level 1 and Level 2: Pickup on stage
Levels 3 and up: Pickup at lobby


Uptown Dance Centre will provide the actual costume(s) for your child.  However you must purchase/provide the following items on your own for your child.

Please refer to Parent Checklist (Pages 3-5) for items needed for your child (based on the class he/she is in)
Recital Parent Checklist

You may find most items needed for recital available via our Online Store ( 

Go to Online Store


Please refer to Parent Checklist (Pages 3-5) for how to do your child’s hair (based on the class he/she is in)
Recital Parent Checklist

  • Pre-K through Level I:
    • Blush, lipstick, and light brown eye shadow. This is to prevent their faces from washing out under the bright stage lights.
  • Levels II through VII:
    • Full stage make-up (^above with foundation, mascara, and eye liner).  Ben Nye make-up kit may be purchased at The Performing Arts Supply Road, or you may use your own.

  • Participation Fee: $110 per family
    (These fees partially cover the cost of choreography, theater rental, music, sets, stage crew, backstage assistance and other production costs, plus a Recital 2019 DVD.)
  • Costume Fees: $80 per costume
    • Creative Movement, Pre-K – Level I, Hip-Hop, and Boys Class: 1 costume each
    • Levels II – VII: 2 costumes each
    • Junior Company, Senior Company, and Company II: Additional costume fees may be assessed at a later date if nothing is available in our wardrobe.

We offer program advertising in our 2019 recital program booklet, and this is a great opportunity to show love and support to your dancer after this year’s hard work!  You may use any kind of picture will look nice (school photo, dance shot, fun with friends, etc) and include any kind of message to your dancer(s) . Once you have created your special image for your dancer, send it to us with payment and it will be printed in the program!

The program booklet will be 5.5 x 8.5 inches, will be printed in black and white, and will be distributed at all 4 recital performances. Ad printing is available in either full page or half page.

Please visit our website for more information and to submit your ad:

Recital Program Advetising

You may submit your recital program ad online or download an ad form to submit.

The deadline to submit ad and payment is  April 8th, 2019. No ads will be accepted after the due date.

Please let us know if you have any questions.