A Million Dreams

Spring Recital 2019

Click through all of the headings at the top of the page and subheadings below each section to learn more about this year’s Recital.

Dear Parents and Dancers,

Welcome to our 29th Spring Dance Recital. This year’s dance recital, A MILLION DREAMS, is just around the corner and we want everyone to be well informed of all the details. This page of information will explain everything you need to know and what’s in store for the big event! If you have any further questions, please ask at the front desk. Our recital is a rite of passage for your dancers, and a chance to shine in front of family and friends. Students anticipate with nervous excitement the opportunity to present the skills they have worked on so diligently all year. A big part of the dance training process includes learning through performance. This experience helps build self-esteem and confidence. On stage experience can also result in better school presentations, improved social skills and strong interview skills for future college or job opportunities. We are so excited to experience another amazing recital season with all of our families and fantastic performers. Recital time is an important step for our students, and it creates lifelong memories. Let’s make them great memories!

Our 2019 Spring Dance Recital has 6 performances. Please check our in-house bulletin board and website class participation report for each class your child attends. He/she may be in other shows as well.  Please make a file in your email inbox called BBDC and keep all correspondence pertaining to BBDC there. Our Recital runs approximately 75 minutes. For more information, click the subheadings above.

Thank you,

Mr. Rocco

Important Dates

Costume distribution
Beginning April 29
In your class at BBDC
Emails sent to each family with instructions and link for ordering Recital tickets online
Check your email inbox
Recital Tickets go on sale for everyone
May 19, 2019
Summer Camp Registration
March 1, 2019
Dress Rehearsal
June 6-7, 2019
Bergen Academies
Picture Day
June 6-7, 2019
Bergen Academies (after Dress Rehearsal)
June 8-9, 2019
Bergen Academies
Priority Registration begins for 2019-2020 season
June 9, 2019
Open Class week
Week of June 9
Last Day of Classes
June 15, 2019
Summer Camp Begins
July 9, 2019
Summer Classes Begin
July 15, 2019

Dress Rehearsal is at Bergen Academies. Please be on time so you don’t miss your rehearsal.

Professionals need to rehearse and so do we. It is your dancer’s one and only dress rehearsal. It is advised to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time in full costume and ready to take the stage. Please check in when you arrive at the theater with our BBDC recital coordinator who will direct you to your seating. Each class will have 5 minutes of “Stage Time” with their teacher to rehearse. After their practice, please meet your dancer in the hallway near the photographer.

**Video is allowed at any time at the dress rehearsal only but not at the recital.


Please check the day/time of your rehearsal session(s) below:

Thursday, June 6th – 4:30 – 8:30

Friday, June 7th – 4:30 – 8:30

Priority Registration

Priority registration for 2019-2020 classes begins June 9th.

Register early to ensure you get the class day/time of your preference.  Make sure to secure your spot. Classes fill up quickly!


1. If your dancer is performing in more than one routine, they are to arrive wearing the costume for the first routine that they perform in. The other costume(s) must be in a separate hanging bag clearly labeled with the child’s name and name of the other routine and dance number.

2. Only performers and designated class moms will enter the theatre at the “performers entrance” (follow signs). No one else is permitted entry at this location. NO ONE.

3. All performers should be dropped off at the performers entrance and their class mom will escort them to their designated area (parents will not be allowed entry). Dancers are to come completely dressed with dance shoes on their feet. No jewelry is to be worn. Hair and makeup must be performance ready.

4. No bags, drinks or food. Nothing is to come in with them. Our class moms will provide them with everything they need. BBDC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST ITEMS (we care for their safety and their belongings).

5. After the dancers perform they go back to sit with their class. All students return to stage at the end of the entire recital for the finale. For your child’s safety, we do not release children until the end of the recital. Children ages 2 to 6 will be dismissed from the stage at the conclusion of the finale.  Please stay seated until you hear your dancers class dismissed. Pick up for older dancers will be at the performer’s entrance (where they were dropped off). We appreciate your cooperation.

Parents or guardians cannot come backstage to pick up their children after their dance is done.  

**Performers are to be dropped off at the Performers Entrance on the side of the theatre follow the signs 1 hour prior to showtime. See the schedule below for more details

Performance Times

Recital Time
SAT JUNE 8 -- 9:00AM
SAT JUNE 8 -- 10:00AM
SAT JUNE 8 -- 1:00PM
SAT JUNE 8 -- 2:00PM
SAT JUNE 8 -- 5:00PM
SAT JUNE 8 -- 6:00PM
SUN JUNE 9 -- 9:00AM
SUN JUNE 9 -- 10:00AM
SUN JUNE 9 -- 1:00PM
SUN JUNE 9 -- 2:00PM
SUN JUNE 9 -- 5:00PM
SUN JUNE 9 -- 6:00PM


Other events are sometimes held at the theater on the same days as our recital.  There is ample parking but please arrive early in order to insure a timely arrival.


After you receive your costume, make sure every piece is marked with your child’s name. Also be sure to put your dancer’s name in all shoes and tights. We have many dancers and many identical items. Label everything!

If your child is performing in more than 1 routine, additional costumes must be in separate bags labelled with the performers name, routine name and number.

Do NOT Iron

The best way to remove wrinkles is to hang them in a steamy bathroom. DO NOT iron costumes; they will melt.

Do Not Play in Them

Please do not let your children wear their costumes until after the performance. We cannot get replacements.

Label Costume

Label all costume parts (tights, shoes, costumes, and headpieces) with your child’s name when you get home. Costume parts get lost. Make sure you have all of your costume parts with you.


When you receive your costume, you may need to make alterations to make sure that your child’s costume fits properly and that all parts are secure (most costumes should not need alterations). However, the costume companies send us a costume that is closest to your child’s measurements, but few are exact fits. Most sewing (if needed) requires a simple technique called “tacking”. If you can thread a needle, you can “tack”, and we can show you how.

Understand Your Costume Price


Performers must arrive with their hair performance ready.


All performers wear make-up for dress rehearsal and performances.  It highlights their features and will prevent them from looking “washed out” under the bright stage lights.  

We recommend:  Girls: Blush and lipstick and eye shadow and mascara. Boys: A little blush


Email us and we’ll be happy to get back to you!


Capture the Moment

Create a memory to cherish forever.  For your convenience there will be 2 professional photographers available in the lobby of the theatre the day of dress rehearsal.

Individual pictures are taken by our professional photographer immediately after your child’s dress rehearsal. 

**The use of video or photography equipment of any kind is strictly prohibited during our shows.



Our Spectacular Recitals are Captured By Our Professional Video Company 

This year we are offering digital downloads. Our hope is to make the video more economical and accessible for relatives/friends who might not be able to see the show live! Your video of the recital will be available to you directly from EAP Videos.

**The use of video or photography equipment of any kind is strictly prohibited during our shows.



Flower Boutique

On the day of our show, come visit our flower boutique.  Give your child something to remember this special day. The flower boutique is available in theatre lobby.




Email us and we’ll be happy to get back to you!



Tickets go on sale on May 19th at 12 Noon ONLINE ONLY (credit or debit card only). Online ticket sales end Wednesday, June 5th at Noon. After that date tickets must be purchased at the theatre – $30.00 (cash only).

  • Performers do not need to purchase a ticket
  • You will print your tickets in the comfort of your own home
  • Children 18 months or under may sit on an adult’s lap
  • Tickets will not be sold at the studio


Rows A-J (Center orchestra)
All other seats

*All seats are reserved

Bergen County Academies

200 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601