Miami Valley Dance Academy

The Place to Dance!

Our 22nd Annual Dance Recital “Bring The Beat!” is coming up!

We hope everyone is getting excited!
The show is scheduled for Saturday, May 19th at the

Masonic Center in Downtown Dayton.
We will be holding 2 shows…

12:00 and 5:00 pm.

Dress Rehearsal

We will have a mandatory dress rehearsal on Friday, May 18th.

All students who are in the 12:00 performance on Saturday will need to be seated in the auditorium at 5:00 pm on Friday for rehearsal.
All students in the 5:00 performance on Saturday will need to be in the auditorium no later than 8:00 pm on Friday.

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

We will be skipping our competition team routines at rehearsal to help things move quickly.  The routines will be highlighted in yellow on our recital line-up which will be posted at rehearsal.

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.
After the routine is finished, the DANCE MOM will lead the dancers under the auditorium and back to the dressing room.
We will have one large dressing area near the stage.

The assigned DANCE MOMS will be wearing badges.

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) eyeshadow, 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 hair pieces 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.

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 on stage 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 theater in their first costume (with a cover-up) one hour before their show starts.

Again, costumes need to be covered up in the auditorium and front lobby.  

Recital Costumes

Recital costumes and tights have arrived and are being handed out. Some costumes are on backorder and are expected to ship this week. Costumes with 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

April 30th-May 3rd 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 the following week.


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. You may place your order at the studio or by simply giving us a call at (937) 748-MVDA (6832).



All students will perform one final dance on stage together and will receive their annual award at the end of each show.


Recital T-Shirts

MVDA Recital T-Shirts will be available to pick up at the studio in the next few weeks.




Brenda’s Flowers

will be at our recital again selling flowers and gifts.

Cash only will be accepted at the show.

You may pre-order over the phone with a credit card.

(937) 748-2626

Flower prices will range from $5.00 to $20.00.

Assorted gift items will be available as well.

Last Day of Classes is Thursday, May 17th.

All outstanding balances must be paid by May 10th.

Please check your account at the front desk.

Balances will be charged to the credit/debit card on file on May 15th.


An email will be sent out when Recital Pictures and DVDs are available to pick up at the studio.


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 at

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)

Pre-Register for our 2018-2019 Season Now and Receive 50% Off the Annual Registration Fee!
(Offer expires June 15th)

Our 2018-2019 schedule will be posted soon.

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

Don't Miss Out!

Competition Dance Team


Friday June 1st at 5:30 PM