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Studio 360 2024 Recital

The Studio 360 Recital is the perfect platform to showcase our dancer's talent, skill and passion! From each graceful jump to every powerful turn, we celebrate the hard work, growth and dedication of each of our 360 dancers.

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Important Pre-Performance Dates

May 20 - 23rd - In-Class Dress Rehearsal @ Studio 360 & Solon Locations

May 20 - 23rd - Cedar Rapids Class & Individual Pictures @ Studio 360 

May 28th -30th - Dress Rehearsal @ Prairie High School 

May 30th - Solon Class & Individual Pictures @ Prairie High School 

Recital Dates

Friday, May 31st @ 6pm 

Saturday, June 1st @ 10am & 2pm 


Prairie High School
401 76th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Ticket Sales

Tickets go on Sale on Monday, April 1st. Beginning at 8:30 AM.

Pre-Purchased Tickets

$15/Adults + Tax & Fees

$13/Students + Tax & Fees

Final Day to pre-purchase tickets is May 30th. 

Door Tickets

$18/Adults + Tax & Fees

$15/Students + Tax & Fees

3 and Under do not need tickets. 

All tickets are non-refundable.

Dancers participating in the show do not need a ticket. 

Purchasing Costumes

Costume purchases begin in November.

Costume Fees include the following: 

  • Costume and accessories steamed and pressed

  • FREE alterations

  • FREE tights

  • Hanger with a clear bag for protection

  • NEW this year, required recital make-up (1 per dancer) included in the costume fee


It's important to take care of any costumes your dancer is given. Each costume comes home with a hanger, clear plastic bag and a tag that details what your dancer should expect in their package (tights, shoes and accessories). Here are some simple steps you can take to help ensure that the costume remains in the best condition: 

Storing Your Costume

When not in use, it's important to store your dancer's costume in a safe area. The costume should be hung up away from any animals and avoid smashing or cramming into a closet. This will ensure that your dancer looks their best for performances and won't have any unwanted creases or wrinkles! Store the costume away from direct sunlight or sources of heat or moisture to reduce fading and deterioration. We cannot replace lost costumes or accessories so it's important to help your dancer keep their costume organized to avoid any items being misplaced.​ Label all pieces of the costume including tights, shoes and bags with your student’s name. 



It's important that your dancer has the right costume pieces to ensure they look their best on stage. Tights are lined and do not need additional underwear - leotards are built into most costumes for convenience. Older students who need to wear a bra must ensure that it is nude with clear straps, which can be purchased online at the 360 Boutique. Boys wearing pants may need a matching belt to keep their pants secure. 


Recital Day Reminders 

It's important to take care of your dancer's costume. Avoid eating in costume, and if necessary, wear a cover-up such as a recital shirt to avoid any spills or staining the fabric. Similarly, roughhousing in costume should also be avoided as this can damage the fabric and create tears or holes in the material.

When it comes to accessories, no jewelry is allowed aside from jewelry associated with the costume. Clear/nude fingernail and toe polish only allowed, and nails should be clipped to fingertip length. All hair pieces must also be securely held in place with bobby pins, while all skirts must be pinned on the dancers' hips to ensure that they stay in place throughout the performance.

Recital Tights

Your dancer must have the right kind of tights for their performance. If tights are required, they will come with the costume. Keep recital tights in their package until dress rehearsal - we are unable to exchange them once they have been opened. To avoid confusion, please hang the appropriate tights with the costume so your dancer knows which tights they need to use for each costume.


All dancers must have the Studio 360 required shoes to wear for their performance. Shoes should be in good condition and fit correctly. Tap shoes must also be of the new style tap shoe. To avoid any mix-ups, please label all dance shoes with your student's first and last name!


Slicked middle part, low Bun (nape of the neck) pin or spray down all loose hair that can’t be pulled back. Hair and accessory information will be included on the costume information sheet that is sent home with the costume. 

Hair Tutorial Video



Required recital makeup is part of the costume cost. This ensures that every dancer matches on stage. There is no need to purchase makeup or search for the correct color. Makeup includes lipstick, eyeshadow, and blush. Please view the Makeup Video tutorial for tips! If you are not sure how to do hair and makeup, we've got you covered! The 360 Booster Club sponsors Recital Ready Makeovers. Look for the sign-up coming soon! 

Recital Make-Up Tutorial

Saturday 10 AM Recital Make-Up Tutorial

Picture Ordering

Families have the choice to pre-order for a discounted rate!
The link to purchase will be emailed before picture day! 
Families can choose to wait and see the picture before ordering. 
All dancers will take one individual and one group picture per routine.  
Cedar Rapids Picture Procedures - Monday, May 20th - 23rd
Cedar Rapids recital classes will have pictures during their in-studio dress rehearsal. Pictures are held on the final day of class. Dancers will arrive in their hair, makeup, costume, and required shoes. Discover Dance classes will have an awards ceremony that includes a "Ready for the Stage" Award! 

Solon Picture Procedures - Thursday, May 30th 

Solon recital classes will have an assigned picture time prior to their on-stage time. 

Teachers will escort dancers into the picture room for their individual and class pictures. 

Following their picture, the teachers will take them to the stage to rehearse their routine. 

This is the same procedure as in previous years. 

Professional Pictures Recital Day

We are thrilled to be partnering with Jill Christine Photography! For everyone's safety and comfort, Video/Photography are not allowed during the shows as they can be disruptive to other audience members and students. Professional videographers and photographers will be present during the show, and photographs will be available for purchase following the recital. Photos/Videos are okay during dress rehearsal only. All photos and videos must only include your dancer to post on social media. Please do not post other students in your social media posts out of the privacy and safety of all students. 

In- Studio Dress Rehearsal Procedures

During the final week of classes prior to dress rehearsal week, each class will come to their last class with their hair, makeup, and costume on. Dancers will practice their routine in their costumes and look stage-ready! Each class will have a small showing to one parent.  
Concert Hall Dress Rehearsal Procedures

Attending dress rehearsal is crucial for any dancer taking part in the recital.

It provides an opportunity to practice in full costume and makeup, ensuring you are ready for the big day. Students must arrive in costume and have hair and makeup ready at their scheduled time. They should then enter the Concert Hall, where changing is allowed in the bathrooms if needed. Unfortunately, dressing rooms are not available. 

Dress Rehearsal Audience Procedures

Each dancer is allowed to have one parent accompany them during dress rehearsal. The concert hall must remain silent at all times, and parents should sit in the far back of the concert hall.

Non-flash photography and video recording are permitted at Dress Rehearsal but not at recital.

When posting on social media, please ensure that no other child besides your own is shown.

Absolutely no food or beverages are allowed - anyone in violation and who creates a food/drink mess will be charged a $250 fee to pay to College Community School District and will be asked to leave the venue. 

Recital Day Procedures

Recital day is a joyous celebration of your dancers' hard work and dedication over the past year. To ensure that all dancers and families have a positive experience, it's important to follow procedures and expectations. Whether it's a stirring performance or a triumphant finale, recital day is always a special event!

Show Procedures 

  • All dancers must remain backstage for the entirety of the show. The Curtain Call is the ending of the show. 

  • Due to the security and safety of all participants only 360 staff and show volunteers are allowed backstage. 

  • Doors backstage open 1 hour before show time. 

  • Doors close to backstage 30 minutes before show time and will open following the finale. 

  • Dancers are to remain backstage for the duration of the show. No exceptions. 

  • Doors will remain closed to backstage for intermission. 

  • There is NO FOOD OR DRINKS allowed at any time in the Concert Hall.

  • Anyone in violation and who creates a food/drink mess will be charged a $250 fee to pay to College Community School District and will be asked to leave the venue. 

Pre-Show Drop Off

  • During Studio Dress Rehearsal Week, one parent must pick up one wristband (per family) in Concert Hall Lobby. 

  • Wristbands must be worn by the adult dropping off and picking up from backstage on show days. Each show will have a different Color. 

  • Due to the safety of students and staff, only adults with a wristband will be allowed entry backstage before and after the show. No Exceptions. 

  • All shoes and costume pieces should be labeled with your dancer's name. 

  • All students must arrive in costume with hair/makeup completed.

  • Please wear a cover-up over your costume. (recital shirts work well for this)

  • Your class BANDs will have your dancer's classroom assignment.

  • The Room monitor must check in all dancers.

  • Dancers ages 13 and up can check in without a parent. 

Post-Show Pick Up
  • Following the Curtain Call, the authorized parent with the wristband will pick the dancer up in the assigned classroom.

  • Due to safety, dancers cannot leave their assigned area until checked out by the Room monitor.

  • Please help your dancer collect all of their items.

  • Please help clean the area by throwing away trash.

  • Dancers may keep items in the theater between shows on Saturday.

  • Studio 360 is not responsible for lost or stolen items

  • Dancers age 13 and up can check out and meet family in the lobby, but we suggest meeting one parent in the room to easily reunite with family. 

  • Backstage at Studio 360 is a special privilege reserved only for backstage volunteers and 360 Staff. 

  • All dancers involved in the show must remain backstage until the finale and there are no exceptions to this policy.

  • Parents and family members cannot come backstage during the show unless a staff member has requested to come back for an emergency reason. 

  • Dancers will be able to change in bathrooms and private areas but must keep all belongings packed up in a bag and organized.

  • To keep the environment quiet, please pack some activities for your dancer while waiting backstage. 

  • Please note that Studio 360 is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. 

Ballet Production Students
  • All ballet production students are required to arrive dressed and ready for warm-up 60 minutes before show time. 

  • Ballet barre warm-up in the theater will begin 30 minutes before showtime

My Hero and Me Dance

Remind your special person to save the date and join you on stage for an unforgettable experience! We are excited to open our doors to all dancers and their special persons, allowing them to perform together in our special event. Dancers can show off their best dance moves in costume and their special person.

Heros - we ask that you wear your favorite Football Jersey, black pants, and clean dark tennis shoes. Feel free to be as creative as you want! You guessed it...we are dancing to the one and only Taylor Swift Mix! 


It's easy to take part - just sign up and we will provide a video that teaches the routine. In addition, we will have a dress rehearsal so everyone can practice before taking the stage. Join us for this unique opportunity today! Sign Up Here


At Studio 360, our parent volunteers play a crucial role in making our recitals a success. We deeply appreciate their help and support! It is essential to ensure that the performances run smoothly for all families, and our fantastic volunteers are instrumental in making this happen.

If you are volunteering for our recital, please keep in mind that you will not need a ticket to enter the show. Additionally, all volunteers must wear the "360 Backstage Crew" tag at all times while on site.


It is also important to remember that backstage is a very active place with over 400 students, which is why security, safety, and controlled chaos is our number one priority. To ensure that everything runs smoothly, all volunteers are kindly asked to arrive 90 minutes prior to show start time. For the privacy and comfort of our students, only female volunteers will be allowed in the girls' dressing room areas. It is also essential to note that volunteers are not to be left alone with any child at any time, nor should they ever dress or undress a child.

Finally, a Volunteer Audio/Video Orientation will be provided in May prior to the show weekend. This orientation will provide all of the details and directions necessary to volunteer effectively and ensure the success of the recital. Thank you in advance for your invaluable help and support. 



My Hero and Me Dance
Costume Info
Dress Rehearsal
Hair & Makeup
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