Recital 2017 Cast Information
Updated March 12th, 2017
Some recital-related questions
lots of people ask
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