About Our Dance Recitals:
Participating and not!
    DANCE RECITALS are an important part of the training process, but are non-mandatory at our studio. Talent is showcased as students are given the opportunity to perform in front of an audience. We spend most of the year teaching students how to become better dancers and performers before teaching a dance routine. Students who choose not to participate in recitals still get value from the lessons. Even the youngest student will know how to do each, proper French names for the ballet.
    Recital fees and costume prices kept low and realistic. The Hirschl School always puts effort into the true definition of a "recital"; showing off what the students have learned during the prior year, and giving them the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. We do not hide the talents of the performers behind glitzy costumes and give all performers an equal opportunity on stage.
    Our costumes, choreography and musical selections have always been tasteful and age-appropriate. As proof, we will happily get you a DVD of last year's production at no charge or obligation. Pick one up, or give us your address and we'll send one to you.
    Sunrise Ballet productions are separate from HSDA recitals and presentations. Recitals are primarily set up to give students the opportunity to present what they have learned in classes. The Sunrise Ballet is a California 501C-3 non profit organization dance company that produces full length performances designed to entertain the public.
    Competitions: We are competitive in that we stimulate our students to strive for self-improvement. We do not participate in "competitions". We treat dance as a physically demanding art form, rather than a competitive event. All HSDA students are taught to compete only with themselves in a continuous state of growth & progress. We believe anyone who loves to dance and has chosen to do so is already a winner.
    Question: "Do all classes have a dance in the recital?" Answer: No. During recital practice time (February to the end for May) we keep a few classes open as "non-participatory" for students that choose not to participate, for all new students that start during this time, and for participating students that still want a growth/technique class.
    Question: "If my child is not in recital, do they still learn the dance?" Answer: Yes, if they are in a participating class, they do. The dances are broken into small parts, and the technique of each individual step is corrected on all students that take the lessons, whether they are in recital or not. They still derive benefit and progress as students in classes. And they still dance during lessons: There is no "sit time" just because they are not in the actual dance. In addition, we also have several classes in each level that are non-participatory. In this way students can do makeup lessons, and we can accommodate new students starting during this time.
The Recital Photo Shoot date has changed: It is now Saturday & Sunday, May 21st & 22nd. Specific times for each dance are posted in the lobby information book. Individual photo bookings are also being taken: Individual photo bookings signup list is in the information book.

Ticket links for 4:00pm show



Ticket links for 12:00pm show

Make the memory! Sign up for solo photos! Booking sheet is in the book.
Dress Rehearsal: Full cast (+backstage parent):
SATURDAY, JUNE 4th, 2:30-5:30PM at studio.
Lunch/Snack Between the performances: Performers will be having a lunch and recess time on campus. The time between the first & second performances (after getting out of costume, before needing get back into costume) will be about 45-50 minutes, from about 2:30 to 3:15.
Hirschl/Sunrise Recital 2022 Information as of January 4th, 2022.
1. PERFORMANCE FEE: $100 per family. This includes one full-length recital DVD (on a 2-DVD set for HD quality) or on a flash drive plus one recital T-shirt (per performer). Costumes are not a part of the performance fee. If you have not let us know you’re participating by February 5th, we will assume that you are not participating. The performance fee is due Saturday, February 5th- after that, the fee is $125.
2. QUESTIONS? Ask your group leader or contact Mr. H. Do not disturb teachers or students during lessons or rehearsals.
3. COSTUME invoices: Make out performance fee & costume checks to HSDA.
4. Full cast (and backstage parent) dress rehearsal at the studio: SATURDAY, JUNE 4th, 2:30-5:30PM.
5. Dress rehearsal at the theater: Friday, June 10th, 5:00-8:00pm
6. Photo Shoot: Saturday & Sunday, May 21st and 22nd. Get to the studio 20 minutes before your time.
7. Where: Servite (ACPA) Theater, 1952 West La Palma Ave in Anaheim, between Euclid and Brookhurst St.
8. Show times and dates: Saturday, June 11th, 12:00pm and 4:00pm (all dances will be performed at both shows)
9. When cast should arrive to the backstage entrance of the theater: One hour prior to show times.
10. Length of the performance: About 2 hours, including a 15 minute intermission.
11. TICKET INFORMATION: Ticket prices: $20 general admission. All regular seats, all ages. Tickets are all the same price, whatever the age of the person. Yes, “babes-in-arms” must still pay the full price, even if they only sit on someone's lap and do not occupy their own seat. It is highly suggested that children under 2 years do not attend the performance. Please inform friends and family before they purchase tickets.
12. All seats are assigned seating. All tickets at the door are $20. Early purchasers get the best seating choice. Tickets go on sale May 1st. Late comers will be seated at the back of the theater (if seating is available) until intermission to prevent disturbing the audience & performers. Where to get tickets: 
13. REHEARSAL POLICIES: Working together as a team we’ll make this production a success and something we can all be proud of! Participation has its commitment requirements. We want all performers to know their dances, look their best, and have an enjoyable experience. You will be required to attend dance lessons during the rehearsal period. This is a commitment you must make for yourself as well as for your fellow performers. If you are not able to make the commitment, choose to not  participate. In the best interest of the rest of the cast, we have the authority to dismiss any performer from any dance if we feel it necessary.
14. ATTEND ALL YOUR CLASSES! Make the commitment to yourself and to the others in the cast. Do not make any outside commitments during this time that will interfere with time or energy. Clear your schedule so you are able to attend the extra rehearsals and photo shoot in a timely manner.
15. FOOD & DRINK (at the studio) are allowed in the lobby areas only. Only water is allowed past the lobby. If any cast member has any medical condition (hypoglycemia, etc.) that requires them to eat more often, the staff should be notified. Any medical conditions must be indicated in writing.
16. AT THE THEATER: Cast members are not allowed into the audience or intermission areas prior to or during performance or intermission. The audience is not allowed to go into any cast member area during these same times. Only official cast and crew are allowed to be in those areas.
17. QUESTIONS? Ask your group leader or the administrator in the studio lobby. If you need to speak with Mr. H, call and leave a message or e-mail (info@hirschlballet.com), or use the HSDA Remind app. Do not disturb the teachers, choreographers or students during lessons or rehearsals.
   A/ If you have skin that requires special make up, let us know in advance. We want everyone to look standardized.
   B/ Dance shoes are to be worn inside the dance school & stage areas only.
   C/ Hair and clothing for rehearsals. Hair is to be in the proper fashion and the appropriate dance attire. Mark your belongings! Put your name on the inside of your shoes, tights, etc., where it won’t be seen.
   D/ Don’t bring anything of value to studio or theater. We are not responsible for lost items. Bring to theater: dance bag, towel, extra hair supplies, extra tights & shoes, water, something quiet to keep them busy. A beach towel would be good. Comfortable clothing (sweatpants/T-shirt) & tights underneath. Make sure tights & shoes are good condition.
19. The Drop-off & Pick-up area is at the back stage door. Pick-up area is at the front rows of the audience area. 5 minutes after the curtain closes the performers will be brought onto the stage area for pick up. Only authorized persons are allowed on stage or in any backstage areas.
Photo Shoot Roster for May 21 & 22 is below. Scroll down!