Miami Valley Dance Academy

The Place to Dance!


Our 21st Annual Dance Recital “We Came to DANCE!”

is coming up!

We hope everyone is getting excited!
The show is scheduled for Sunday, May 21st at the

Masonic Center in Downtown Dayton.
We will be holding 3 shows...12:00, 3:00 and 6:00 pm.

Dress Rehearsal

We will have a mandatory dress rehearsal on Thursday, May 18th at the Dayton Masonic Center (525 W Riverview Ave, Dayton, OH 45405).

All students who are in the 12:00 performance on Sunday will need to be seated in the auditorium at 5:00 pm on Thursday for rehearsal.
All students in the 3:00 performance on Sunday need to be in the auditorium no later than 6:30 pm on Thursday.

Students in the 6:00 performance on Sunday need to arrive no later than 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Students will be free to leave after their class rehearses their routine(s).  The show line-up will be posted at the studio, on our website and on our MVDA Facebook Page in April.

We will need one DANCE MOM per class to help with getting the students gathered and directed to the check-in area backstage.

The DANCE MOM will get to watch the class perform from the stage wings.

The DANCE MOM will also be responsible for getting the class lined up in the proper order to walk on stage. Directions/line-up will be given.

If you would like to be a DANCE MOM, please sign up at the front desk. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

Students must arrive in full make-up for rehearsal.

Full make-up means foundation, red blush, powder, red lipstick, neutral (browns) eye shadow, black mascara and black eyeliner.

This may seem a little much for the younger children but the stage lights will really wash them out if they are not wearing it.

Students need to come dressed in their first costume. It is very important to know how your child's class will be wearing their hair for each routine.

Unless told differently by your child's instructor, Ballet/Lyrical/Contemporary/Jazz/Tap students need to be wearing buns (right above the center of the back of their head).
Hip Hop in ponytail.

Some costumes have extra hairpieces included. Please ask your child's instructor about any extra accessories.

Groups need to be lined up backstage 5 routines before their performance.  Helpful instructions will be posted to keep things moving as smoothly as possible.

We will have one large dressing area near the stage. The assigned DANCE MOMS will be wearing badges.  They will lead the students backstage.

Students will enter the stage from the dressing area ONLY.  Students will be permitted to sit in the auditorium and watch the performance during the dress rehearsal and show with their costumes covered. talking or movement in the auditorium during a routine.  This is very disruptive to the dancers onstage and to the audience. Please wait until the song ends to exit or enter the auditorium.

There is absolutely no food or drink permitted in the auditorium.



All students need to arrive at the the Dayton Masonic Center in their first costume (with a cover-up) one hour before curtain (ex. if your child is in the 12:00 show, please arrive at 11:00 am, 3:00 show/2:00 pm,

6:00 show/5:00 pm).

Again, costumes need to be covered up in the auditorium and front lobby.  Students are free to leave after their show, however, we encourage everyone to stay and support each other!


Recital Costumes

Recital costumes and tights have arrived and will be passed out in April after our Spring Break. Costumes that have pants may need to be hemmed or cut.
Please be prepared to make any necessary adjustments.

Dance Shoes

It is important to have your dance shoes looking good for the recital. Please make sure you have the right color and style of shoes for each routine.
If you are not sure, please ask your child’s instructor.  Shoe orders are placed every Friday and will arrive the following week.

Recital Pictures

Recital pictures will be taken again by Campbell Photography at our studio the week of

May 1st-May 4th during regular scheduled class times.

Picture package envelopes will be available prior to the photo shoot.  Campbell Photography will be back at the studio to show proofs and take orders during the last week of classes (May 15th-17th) and also at our dress rehearsal.


Recital Video/DVD

Videotaping and flash photography during the recital is strictly prohibited. You will be permitted to take pictures during the dress rehearsal only.

A professionally edited DVD of the recital will be available to purchase from Jerry McRoberts Video Productions.
Click Here to Place Your DVD Order.
Order forms will also be available at the studio in April.

Recital Fee

As stated in our student policy, a $50.00 recital fee per immediate family was included in your March statement.

The recital fee is to help cover the cost of the theater, sound crew, security, light technicians, stage hands and all other expenses involved in making the show possible.

The show will be open to the public. Admission is free, so invite all your friends and family.

Spring Break

The studio will be closed for Spring Break April 10th-14th. Classes will resume on Monday, April 17th.

Awards Week

All students will receive their annual award at the end of each show at our recital.

Recital T-Shirts

We are now taking orders for MVDA Recital T-Shirts ($15.00 each). Remember to purchase a larger size if you will be using this as your costume cover-up.
Orders can be placed at the front desk at the studio.

*****Last Day of Classes is Wednesday, May 17th*****


All outstanding balances must be paid by March 31st.

Please check your account at the front desk.

Balances will be charged to the credit/debit card on file.

Pre-Register for our 2017-2018 Season Now and Receive 50% Off the Annual Registration Fee!
(Offer expires June 15th)

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Click Here For Our 2017-2018 Schedule

Click Here For Our Summer Dance Camp Schedule

We have so much in store for our dancers this summer and next season!

Don't Miss Out!


Thank You So Much For a Great Season!

We hope our Dance Recital is a huge success and a memorable event for all!

If you have any questions, please call 937.748.6832 or email us

Parents…Thank you so much for your loyalty to MVDA and for allowing your children to experience the Art of Dance!

Holly Cockerham and Staff

(937) 748-MVDA (6832)