Recital Season requires balance between rest and practice! Make sure to give your body adequate time to recover and recuperate between rehearsals and regular classes, as well as outside practice. Take some of these tips into consideration:

* Sleep: stick to a regular schedule that provides enough sleep to replenish a tired body and rejuvenate the muscles and the mind

* Baths: epsom salts will soothe tired muscles and help to detox

* Massages and chiropractic adjustments: reduce the amount of lactic acid, tensions, and maintain overall alignment.

2018 Recital Theme:

"We Believe in... Heritage"

Recital Date: Saturday, June 30th (1pm & 6pm shows)

Dress Rehearsal Date: Friday, June 29th

at Sherwood Hall in Salinas


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Recital Practice Tracks

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      of your recital dances

T-Shirts: 2nd Order  (6/2/18)

Recital 2018 "We Believe in Heritage"
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 2018 Recital Volunteers

The Volunteer Binder for our SBDA Recital 2018 is out and ready to receive your sign ups! Come by the Recital Info Center at the studio's front office to read descriptions of each job and sign up ASAP to have your family’s $50 Recital Participation Fee waived when a family member volunteers! We could not have a show without all of our volunteers!

Recital Reference Resources

2018 Recital 'Production': The Sound of Music

What is all this about a "production number, why do I keep hearing "Sound of Music", and does it apply to me?

Let us explain...

As was Ms. Kim's tradition (Kim Lavagnino is SBDA's founder, former owner&director -- recently retired), every year during the spring session and 'recital season,' our studio comes together in the final act of the show to put on a fun "Production" (for which the studio provides character costuming to be borrowed for the performance). Production numbers are dances that all SBDA dancers are invited to participate in (including dancers who do not take ballet - like those who might take only acro, tap, or jazz classes), organized into groups by dance ability - not necessarily by age.

This year, the Production set to an historic musical that portrays yet another facet of our recital's theme of "heritage." Lovable, recognizable, and cherished are the songs from this classic 1965 musical with screen-favorites Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

So, pay attention to call times for any "Production rehearsals," which will usually be scheduled within leveled ballet class times (and those not already in ballet classes will be personally invited to join particular rehearsal times for an appropriate assigned group).

           Click here to listen to/download the

           song tracks for each production number.

Stay Connected

During rehearsals and shows especially when busy and your mind is preoccupied, it is very important to remember to stay hydrated.  Make sure your dancers have enough of water for each performance. Coconut water is another clear, non-messy liquid that is additionally full of electrolytes, to replenish energy.

Being hydrated will keep dancers less fatigued and lessen the possibility of cramping muscles.

Please avoid sugar, colored (eek! stains!) and caffeinated drinks for the dancers.


Dry snacks that are safe for recital costumes and dressing rooms might include: crackers, dried fruits, nuts, cheese (think protein & energy!), not-so-messy veggies (carrot sticks, celery) could also be an option.

Avoid sticky, dusty, gooey snacks.

No peanuts/peanut butter, because of possible food allergies.

Break times between shows allow for a quick meal with family and friends.  Many dancers and their families & friends will bring lunch and have a small picnic outside the theater.  However, there are also restaurants around the theater.


SBDA  Recital  Season  &  Showtime

Preparing for the Show: tips

Before any production, there is a lot of activity and many details.  It may seem like you are rehearsing all the time.

You think, "Did I get all the costumes, tights, shoes, and . . . oh, do I have enough bobby pins?" Especially if it is a new experience, it is difficult to understand how it all works. And then here comes the dress rehearsal... and it seems so chaotic,

but remember: "the worse the rehearsal, the better show," and "it all comes together magically."

So, here are some helpful hints and advice to have a great time when performing...