Every Dancer
Needs a Stage.
Join the Recital!
Make magic
happen for your child!

Dear Parents and Students,

For the past several years, Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre has provided students with exciting performance experiences through its Recitals. It’s a rite of passage for many dancers; a chance to shine in front of family and friends, that students anticipate with nervous excitement.

A big part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. The experience helps build self-esteem, self-assurance, and contributes to a sense of confidence. Performance opportunities contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities. That onstage experience can result in better in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong interview skills for future college or job opportunities. 

The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the children develop retention skills, and they learn the positive aspects of working as a team.

It is the responsibility of the entire community, students, parents, teachers and directors to do their part to make a great show. The recital is only as successful as we make it - let's work together to make the recital a magical experience for your child!

We’ve created an online guide in an effort to clarify Creative Connexions Performing Arts Centre's preferred recital process. It can be found below.

We look forward to a great show!
Directors & Staff

1

Save the Date

Recital Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

Student Sign-in Time:
Sign-in starts at 5:00pm (Comp. dancers)
Sign-in starts at 5:30pm (All other dancers)

Show Time:
Curtain will open at 6:30pm

Intermission:
20 minute intermission, half way through the show

Student Sign-out Time:
8:30pm - Doors Close: 9:00pm

Where: Oshawa Little Theatre
62 Russett Ave, Oshawa, ON L1G 3R5

LINK TO MAP

2

Get Measured 

Students will be measured during regular class time, the week of April 23-30, 2022.

  • Your child will be measured in their uniform.
  • You will be issued an invoice by May 7, 2022 for all recital costumes
  • Pay your invoice online or in person before May 15, 2022
PAY COSTUME DEPOSIT

4

Buy Your Tickets

Box Office - May 14 at 11:00am

  • Tickets: $20 per person

*Children 2 years and under are Free. 

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

7

Dressing Rooms

The dressing rooms are used for costume changes, storing belongings and a waiting area until your child's time to dance. Dressing rooms will be monitored by an adult at all times. 

Dressing room #1
 - Pink and Lilac Program
Dressing room #2
 - Plum Program
Dressing room #3
 - Black and Navy Program
Dressing room #4
 - Special Guest Dancers

Please do not pack messy foods or drinks for your child, as we don't want any spills on the costumes.


8

Hair, Make-up and Tights

HAIR: Notes from your teacher will be available for specific classes as needed. We encourage parents to style their children's hair in a way that will make your child feel most comfortable and confident. 

It is helpful to have your child's hair off their face so that parents, family, friends and the video camera can clearly see your star on stage. 

Make-up: CCPAC does not require your child to wear make-up. As a parent, you control what make-up is worn by your child, if any. 

Tights: Tights are included in your child's costume fee. You will receive your tights along with your child's costume.


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What to Bring

  • We ask that you only pack water for your child to avoid any messy spills on the costume. 
  • Make sure your child has all personal belongings clearly labeled. 
  • Do not bring any extra items that can be lost, broken or stolen. 
  • CCPAC and the Theatre Staff will not be held responsible for ANY lost, broken, or stolen items while at the venue.

12

In Case of Emergency 

CCPAC makes every effort to create a safe, fun, positive, rewarding and enjoyable recital experience for you, your guests and your child. 

However, should there be a case where CCPAC needs to contact you; it is your responsibility to ensure that your emergency contact information is correct in our database. 

CCPAC will have access to the phone list during the recital. We ask you to check, correct and add cell phone numbers and an emergency contact number such as, aunt, uncle, or grandparent. 


13

The Program Order

To Be Announced. 


14

Safety, Dismissal & Sign-out:

Safety is our number one priority.

No child will be permitted to leave the theatre without their own parent that:

Is known to CCPAC staff

Thank you in advance for your understanding, cooperation and assistance.


15

Photo Shoot

Photo day:
Date: T.B.A.

  • Arrive to dance class in your recital costume. 

Due to the fact that parents are not backstage during the show, should your child have a medical condition or safety issue that our staff needs to be aware of, please submit it in writing to: admin@creativeconnexions.ca before June 1, 2022.

Please be advised that it is CCPAC's mission to make the recital a positive experience for all involved. We reserve the right to prevent your child from performing onstage if your child is demonstrating any kind of physical or emotional distress. Even in this case, we must adhere to the no refund policy on recital tickets and recital costumes.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.