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For 2023:

Dress rehearsal:
May 19th from 5:30-9 p.m.

Recital :
May 20th from 3-5:30 p.m.

More information will be posted soon!

The information below and on the linked pages have not been updated for the 2023 dress rehearsal and recital.

Under Construction!!


     Cave Spring High School

     3712 Chaparral Drive

     Roanoke, VA  24018


Dress Rehearsal:  Friday, May 19th

     Part 1 (Routine #1- #11): from 5:30 to 6:40 p.m. 

     Part 2 (Routine #12-#24) from 6:40 to 7:50 p.m.

     Part 3 (Routine #15-#33) from 7:50 to 9 p.m.

Recital:  Saturday, May 20th from 3 to 5:30 p.m. (Short breaks at approximately 3:50 and 4:45 p.m.) The livestream will include the current routine number.


Parking:  Enter the main school parking lot.  Enter the building through the main entrance under the covered entrance. Enter the building and check in with our helpers in the lobby.  Parking is available on the Chaparral side of the building in the bus parking lot.

Auditorium/Performance:  I do not plan on having a limit on guests this year.  Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Miscellaneous Notes:​

  • On dress rehearsal day, please plan to have the dancer checked in backstage 5 routines before the time to perform.  Dancer parents will return to the auditorium to watch their dancer.  (The time schedule allows for roughly 5-6 minutes per routine.)  We will have a photographer who will be taking pictures of each group dancers after they perform. Please take younger dancers home after they perform, so they will not be exhausted.    

  • On recital day, please have your dancer checked in backstage before the beginning of the Part they are in.  Dancer parents will return to the auditorium to watch the show.  You will need to check them out at the end of the Part that they are in.  

  • On the day of the show, our videographers will be livestreaming the show.                                                                                                                

The livestream link is


  • The video will be available after the performance for everyone who paid their recital fee. 

  • Do not take pictures during the dress rehearsal or performance.  The flash can blind the dancers.

  • The dress rehearsal and recital schedules that I will post are estimates.  You need to arrive a little early to get parked and in the building ready to perform. 

  • As a courtesy to others, please set cell phones to silent during both the dress rehearsal and recital.

  • Please do not leave any personal belongings in the dressing rooms after you have finished dancing.




Dancer Preparation:

  • All dancers must arrive dressed in their first recital costume complete with tights (if required), hair accessory in place; with hair and make-up done.  Dance shoes should be carried in a separate bag.  They should only be worn in the building and not outside. 

  • All dancers will have an assigned dressing room.  Please label all costumes, shoes and bags.  (If things get left behind, I will have an easier time getting them back to you.) 


I would prefer for you or your dancer to have at least some make-up on.  The stage lights really wash our dancers out.  At a minimum, please put some lipstick and blush on you or your dancer.  You may also add eye shadow, foundation, eye liner and mascara.  (The foundation, eye liner and mascara would be most appropriate for the older dancers and are all optional.)

The biggest make-up requirement is for the show itself.  It will be live streamed and recorded by our professional videographer and people will be watching in person and online.  I do not specify particular colors for eye shadow.

Last, but not least: If putting make-up on your dancer will make your life unbearable on the dress rehearsal or recital day, by all means bring them without.  I would rather them dance happy, than not dance at all.




Princess Style Hair:  Here is the basic idea for the hairstyle.  The main idea is to keep the girl’s hair out of their face. Basically, pull back the top part of their hair back to keep it out of their face.  The easiest way is to put the top part back into a pony tail.  You are welcome to choose other options like a braid or whatever suits you.  For simplicity this is the hairstyle of choice for all dancers unless you have been otherwise instructed by your teacher.

Other Hair notes: I am trying to keep the hair styles for our younger dancers as simple as possible.  If you have hairspray or hair gel, it would be great to give a quick spritz to the top of your dancer’s head to keep their hair back.  If that will not sit well with them, please don’t bother.  We want them to be as happy as possible for the performance.

Final Thoughts on Hair and Make-Up

FYI, I found the easiest way to get a dancer ready for a show is to put on a button up shirt or a shirt with a big neck opening.  I would fix my daughter’s hair and apply the make-up.  After we were all finished, we would put on her costume.  It avoids the potential spills of hair spray and make-up on the costume

Summary of Footwear for Recital by Dance Type:  (adult selections vary)

Dance Type
Tights or Socks
Type of Tights
Light Pink Ballet
Light pink tights
Footed or convertible
Hip Hop
Athletic shoes (any color)
Socks included with costume, if any
Not applicable
Tan jazz shoes
Light suntan tights
Footed or convertible
Nude foot covers
Light suntan tights
Footless or convertible
Black tap shoes
Light suntan tights
Footed or convertible
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