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Recital 2023


Click on the Buttons below to find your Student(s) Dance Class

for their Rehearsal Night!

**All Dancers are to arrive at Cheney University at 4:30PM














Click on the Buttons below to find your Student(s) Name(s)

and your performance schedule!

HOME SHOW: is the performance that your dancer(s) will be performing ALL of their dances. That is the show for which you buy your tickets! 

GUEST Star: These are the shows that your dancer(s) will be performing ONLY the designated dances on the grid. It is a cameo performance...come, dance and leave. No opening number and no tickets (unless you want to buy a ticket to watch the show and there are extra tickets available).

**EXTRA TICKETS will be on sale after a certain date that is currently TBD**

SPLIT Family: This means that your dancer(s) were not able to be scheduled in the same performances. 

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Important Email #1 [sent 3/18/23]

NOTE: This email address will be your password to TUTU Tix to purchase your tickets.  More information later.


Saturday, 5/20  2:00 pm

Saturday, 5/20  6:00 pm

Sunday,   5/21 2:00 pm

Sunday,   5/21 6:00 pm


Recital Schedule is on the website: . 

Please consult that schedule and write YOUR Recital performances on your calendar. Some classes are in more than 1 show so LOOK carefully!


 PLACE:  The Marian Anderson Music Center at Cheyney University, 1837 University Circle, Cheyney, PA 19319


MANDATORY REHEARSAL: Parents can stay and watch. 

No videos allowed!

This is not a dress rehearsal. Wear your regular dance class attire to rehearsal.


REHEARSAL DATES: May 15 & May 16 

TIMES: All dancers arrive at 4:30.  

·         Dismissal will be staggered.  As soon as your dancer is finished working all their dances, they can leave. Young dancers will be dismissed first. 

·         The entire rehearsal will not go longer than 9:30.

·         You can bring water bottles and snacks to be eaten OUT OF THE THEATER


PARENTS: It is your responsibility to go on the website and determine when your child’s (children) classes are rehearsing and when they are performing. 



 A participation fee is required for each family.  This is due March 31. This fee entitles your child or children to be a part of the production. Please put this deadline on your calendars. Mounting a major production like this requires timely deadlines to make everything work smoothly. The Participation Fee is per family:

·         1 class per family- $110 by cash/check (or Venmo + fee of $2.20= $112.20)

·         2 classes per family - $120 by cash/check (or Venmo + fee of $2.40= $122.40

·         3 or more classes per family - $130 cash/check (or Venmo + fee of $2.60= $132.60)

Important Email #2 [sent 3/25/23]

v  T shirts are available on our website.  Click on APPAREL.

 TICKETS: This year, we’re working with a company called TutuTix to make it easy for you to purchase reserved recital tickets on-line.


NEW TICKET PROCEDURE: (If you have purchased tix on-line for a theater or concert venue, you are familiar with this process.  Please go over it anyway JIC there are differences.)

·          All seats are RESERVED and tickets must be purchased on the TUTUTIX website: This link takes you to the Carmela’s Dance Studio page at TuTuTix.


·         YOUR TUTUTIX PASSWORD is the designated email address on this email. Only this email address will work for you on the TuTuTix website.


·         On the TuTuTix website there is a list of the performances to choose from. 


·         Know the date and time of your family’s performance.


 ·         Click on the name of the production. The seating chart with the rows and seat numbers will come up. You must purchase the 6 seats. Click on one of your preferred seats to take you to the next page.


·         A larger image comes up. 

Ø  blue dots represent unsold seats. 

Ø  green check marks are sold seats.  

Click on the blue dots to choose your seats.  The Section, Row, Seat number & Price will appear below the image (all tickets are $12 + $1.60 handling fee).


You are required to purchase 6 tickets.


·         If you want to change your choice of seats at this point, you can click on the red  X  at the right of the line, and start the choice process again.


·         To purchase your tickets, click the small green button on the bottom left that says ADD TICKETS


·         A list of the tickets you chose is on the next page.


·         Your total cost for the tickets is on the bottom right. 


·         Choose your delivery method: free when they are emailed; $4.50 for the embossed keepsake version that will be mailed.


·         From there, it’s the normal credit card check out.


●        PROBLEMS? Call 855-222-2TIX (2849) and select option 1

Tickets will go “on-sale” at on Monday, April 3 at 9:00 AM

Ticket prices are: $12.00 per person + $1.60 handling fee and are only sold in blocks of 6.

Additional tickets will go on sale on the same web page on Monday, April 24. After everyone has purchased their 6 tickets, you can purchase as many extras as you want, also $13.60.  

NOTE: You will need a credit or debit card to buy tickets, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. So, buy early to get preferred seats!


 If your account is not totally paid up NO TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED with your designated email.  April tuition is a part of that total payment.  I know it’s early in the month for some of you and I’m sorry about that.  Waiting until the middle of the month to start the ticket sale is not possible.

 DATES: Saturday April 29 + Sunday April 30

  • Classes from BABY 1, up to  and including 6th grade (Lyric 1 & HHop1) have a specific day and time to get their picture taken professionally.

  • That schedule is on the website! (See above)

  • Class photos and individual photos are available to those classes

  • Pictures are not obligatory.  

  • Each class will be scheduled and allotted 15 minutes for photos.

  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time in order to change into your costume.


All other classes can use SIGN UP GENIUS to make an appointment on Sunday 4/30 . 

  • There will be time slots from 2-4:00.

  • The photographer can take 20 appointments per 30 minutes

  • These pictures can be:

    • Singles (1 or multi costumes)

    • Duos or Trios

    • Siblings 


*Make-up and hair care is to be completely done at home.   

**Carry your costume to the studio in a wardrobe bag with your name on it. 

***You will change from your street clothes to your costume at the studio and then change back to your street clothes to leave. 



  • We will send you an email on 4/21 with a link to ACTIVE IMAGE

  • Click on that link and pay ONLINE. 

  • There are NO picture forms or money on the day of pictures!

  • The link will be live through the week.


REMINDER: everyone in the CLOSING production number (3rd grade and older) must wear a recital T shirt!

Click on ATTIRE on the website to order your T shirt


 The Recital is an amazing, memorable life event for your child.  Everyone at Carmela’s Dance Studio is dedicated to making it that way.  Your cooperation is essential for us to do our jobs.


       Miss Carmela

PS.  Class attendance is very important for the dance education of your child, for the practice of the technique, and for the commitment to the teacher, themselves and their class. 

Email sent on April 23, 2023

Here is the link to the photographer for your Picture Day photo order:

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Here are the links to the professional videos of each show. From personal experience, I can tell you how wonderful it is to see the wonderful Recital performances on a 2 camera shoot.  Close ups! Stage shots! See it all with great lighting and sound. A great memory for you and your student to relive the excitement, the friendships and the hard work that went into the performances.


We ask your cooperation, as we do every year, that NO PERSONAL VIDEOS ARE PERMITTED DURING THE RECITAL.  They know what those little red lights are that they see from the stage and  lights are distracting to the dancers, especially the intermediate, young and very young performers. 


Active Image has been doing our videos, including the COVID quarantine performances, so you know they do a fabulous job.


 Click on the link below for your performance.


Sat, May 20, 2023
2pm show
6pm show
May 21, 2023
2pm show

6pm show


ATTN : As I emailed you earlier, there's a swap/sale of tickets on the Carmela's Dance Studio FaceBook page


Below are the links to buy a download or a CD of your child's Recital performance:


Sat, May 20, 2023
2pm show
6pm show
May 21, 2023
2pm show



6pm show



ALL RECITALS will be at Cheyney University in the Marian Anderson Music Center


Sat Matinee: 2:00

Sat Evening: 6:00


Sun Matinee : 2:00

Sun Evening: 6:00


"Home" show dancers arrive 45 minutes before Curtain

"Guest" show dancers arrive 30 minutes before curtain


If the parking lot across the street from the Marian Anderson Music center is at full capacity, continue to drive up the small hill.

PASS the short stop sign.

Turn RIGHT at the balloons. 

Turn LEFT into a huge parking lot. It will be a four minute walk to the Marian Anderson Music center.


Transporting your costume(s):

  • ·  Make-up and hair are to be completely done at home.   

  •   Check & double check your bags before you leave your house.... you need all the pieces to your costume in order to dance!

  • · Carry your costume to the theater in a garment bag with your name on it. (Putting your name on individual costume pieces is recommended.)

  • ·  At the end of your performance, change back to your street clothes to leave or enter the audience.


*Both doors on the sides of the audience ( close to the stage) will be locked, taped and roped off. No one is to use them. Mothers are going to the back of the theater and walking around to the dressing rooms.


The Recital is an amazing & memorable life event for your child.  Everyone at Carmela’s Dance Studio is dedicated to making it that way.  Your cooperation is essential!


​ Costume Week: April 11 - 17th 

Picture Dates: April 29th & April 30th 

Recital Rehearsal: May 15th & May 16th

Recital Performance: May 20th & 21st

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