Recital 2017 Cast Information

Updated March 12th, 2017

Some recital-related questions lots of people ask

“Is recital participation mandatory?” Answer: No, our recitals are never mandatory. We do have a participation deadline (this year it was Feb. 4th). We ALWAYS want to teach our students HOW to dance before we teach them A dance.

"If my child is not in recital, do they still learn the dance?" Answer: Yes, they do. The dances are broken into small parts, and all the technique is corrected. All students taking lessons- participating or not- will still derive benefit and progress in classes. 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.


"Does my child need to be in the Nutcracker?" Answer: No. The Nutcracker production is not a recital, and is not done by the Hirschl School. It is a full-length ballet produced by the Sunrise Ballet, a 501C-3 non-profit organization. They hold free & open-to-the public auditions- students from several OC studios perform with the SB. They use our studio facility for rehearsals. Normally about one quarter of our studio performs with them each year.

click here to view cast information for dance recital as of 5-11-17