2019 Season Showcases

***New locations***

Competitive Showcase 2019

@ The Garner Performing Arts Center

Dress Rehearsal

Friday, February 15th
Time TBA

Competitive Showcase

Feet On Fire & Company
Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Recital Showcase 2019

@ The Garner Performing Arts Center

Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd
Time TBA

Tiny Dancer Show

Creative Movement & Combo Classes
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
Time TBA

Showcase One

Sunday, May 5th, 2019
Time TBA

Showcase Two

Sunday, May 5th, 2019
Time TBA

Recital Showcase Q&A:

When and where is the end-of-year Showcase?

Our dancers will perform for family and friends on Sunday, May 5th. Showcase times are not set yet but will be communicated as soon as they are finalized. Tentative location is the Garner Performing Arts Center.

The performance venue we have used in the past is Johnston Community College. It is currently closed for renovations and will be closed throughout Showcase season. Therefore we are booking the Garner Performing Arts Center. There are several differences in the 2 auditoriums, one of those being seating capacity, which require us to adjust our plans. I am working through those plans now and will continue to do so. As I finalize, I will communicate those with you all.

Will my dancer need a costume for the Showcase?


Costume Fees: Costume amounts are listed at the bottom of the page. Changes in a student’s schedule can result in a change of costume and costume fees. The costume fee includes costume and any accessories.

Combo classes (ex. Ballet/Jazz, Ballet/Tap, Jazz/Tap etc) will perform both styles in the show, but will have only one costume.

Students enrolled in multiple levels of ballet classes may have more than one costume. Therefore, more than one costume fee may be charged to the account.

Tot Tumble, Acro I, Acro II, Pre-Pointe, Beginning Adult Clogging, Adult Jazz Funk, and Leaps and Turns classes do not participate in the showcase and will not have a costume charge. (Boys Technique?)

All other classes will have one costume per class. After the class drop/add date of November 1, dancers who wish to change classes must purchase an additional costume. Class change requests may need prior teacher approval.

Payment Due Date: Costumes are to be paid in full by November 15. A late fee of $25 will be applied after this date. Deposits toward costumes will be due on or before Saturday, September 15th (*Extended to Saturday, September 22nd due to hurricane)

E-payment Accounts: Fees for your dancer’s showcase costumes will be charged to the card you have on file unless you have set up a different payment arrangement with the office manager. Costume deposits will be drafted September 22nd and Costume Balances will be drafted on November 15th.

Costume Hand Out: Dancers will receive their costume(s) after it has been processed in the office. You will have 3 days to try on the costume and notify the office if there is a problem with the fit. Accounts must be up-to-date and in good standing prior to receiving your dancer’s costume. (Should we note that if they are brought to the office after the 3 days, we may not be able to exchange it? Also, should we say business days?)

Refunds: Starting November 17th, costumes are non-refundable and non-transferable. A student that withdraws from a class after purchasing a costume may pick up the costume by the end of June. Costumes left after this designated pick-up timeframe will be donated.

Late Class Changes: To ensure proper costume orders, class changes will not be allowed after November 1st. Dancers wishing to change classes after this date must have the instructor’s permission and must purchase an additional costume. Private lessons may be required for late registrants; this will be at the teacher’s discretion.

What are the costume rates?

Costume fees will be $65 or $75 ($85+ for team dancers). We divide your costume total into 2 payments: September 22nd and November 15th. (Team dancers’ deposits will be due September 22nd and balance will be due around October 15th due to an earlier ordering date)

What if we choose NOT to participate in the showcase?

If you have a dancer that is not participating in the showcase, please notify us via email at info@cdegarner.com prior to November 15th. This is the deadline for costume payments. After November 15th, costume fees are non-refundable/non-transferable.

How long are the recital performances?

Our Tiny Dancers show will be approximately 1 hour.

Other showcases will be approximately 2-2.5 hours.

**NEW** I plan to hold one Showcase for our youngest dancers (including Creative Movement, Ballet/Jazz, Ballet/Tap I,II, Jazz/Tap, Lil Peeps Hip Hop, and Pom.) This will be a show just for our smallest dancers! That means a shorter rehearsal, a shorter show and the opportunity to come and watch the “older dancers” in another showcase.

I am anticipating at least 2 additional shows that will feature our older dancers. If you have multiple children in multiple classes, I cannot guarantee that all of your dances will be in the same show. This may require ticket purchases to multiple shows.

Will my dancer get to sit in the audience once her/his dance is finished?

For general safety reasons, we insist that all performers remain backstage during both the dress rehearsal and showcases. We have plenty of staff backstage to keep your dancers entertained and safe during the show.

What if my dancer is in more than one dance?

We’re prepared backstage to assist with any costume changes while you relax and enjoy the show.

Does my dancer have to wear makeup to dress rehearsal?

Your dancer does not have to wear makeup to dress rehearsal. We do recommend some makeup for the showcase. Stage lighting can make dancers appear “washed out.”

Will there be someone taking pictures of my dancer during the rehearsal and recital?

We do not hire a professional photographer to take pictures during the rehearsals and recitals. You are welcome to take pictures of your dancer(s) from your seat only. Flash photography is not permitted during the performances. Videography is permitted during rehearsals, but not during showcases.

Will there be a video to purchase?

Yes. Order forms will be included in the packet you will receive during Parent Observation Week.