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Tickets and DVD orders

Tickets are available for purchase online until noon on 5/17. After this time, tickets will only be available for purchase on the day of the recital – $18 CASH ONLY. Audience members are limited to dancer’s immediate household members only. Please only purchase tickets for immediate household members.

DVDs are available for purchase online until 6/1. A DVD is a great way to commemorate your dancer’s day and includes a highlight reel and your dancer’s performance! DVD processing time is 8-12 weeks after the show. DVDs will be shipped to the mailing address entered during purchase. OCDP is not responsible for addresses listed incorrectly on order forms or lost/delayed DVDs after shipping.

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Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022 *Subject to change.

Location: Bill Medley Auditorium at Santa Ana High School. 520 W Walnut Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Time: Please refer to the information below to view your dancer’s assigned show time.

Directions:

  • If coming from South of Santa Ana
    • Take 5 N
    • Take 4th St exit toward 1st St
    • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for 1st St and merge onto Mabury St
    • Turn RIGHT onto W 1st St and continue to follow W 1st St
    • Turn LEFT onto S Flower St
  • If coming from North of Santa Ana
    • Take 55 S
    • Take 4th St exit toward Irvine Blvd
    • Turn RIGHT onto E 4th St
    • Take the first left onto N Tustin Ave
    • Take the first right onto W 1st St
    • Turn LEFT onto S Flower St

Parking:

  • We recommend carpooling with members of your family and allowing ample time for parking as lots can fill quickly.
  • There are 2 lots on school property near the auditorium and street parking is also available should lots become full.
  • Please note – other school district events may be going on consecutively. We have no notice of such events so please plan accordingly for parking.

Please note: recital is subject to change or cancelation based on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Exact performance times will be released to participants at least one month prior to recital, please reserve the day.

Can I exchange my dancer’s costume for a bigger or smaller size?

  • No, all sales are final – no exchanges are available. If there is a default in your costume please tell your instructor right away.

Costume recommendations:

  • If your dancer’s costume includes a tutu and/or dress with a tutu attached, we recommend hanging their costume upside down for ultimate tutu fluffiness.
  • We recommend putting your child’s costume away and out of sight until recital day. Your dancer may want to practice in their costume at home or play dress-up in their costume, please do your best to keep your dancer from doing so. Once your dancer’s costume is received, it is your responsibility to maintain performance-ready quality.

What tights and shoes do I need?

  • Below is a list of tights and shoes needed per dance.
  • We recommend purchasing items (if needed) through our online dancewear shop – click here
    • Due to global shipping delays, please ensure the item(s) you’re selecting are currently in stock. Availability information listed near description of item.

How should my child wear their hair?

  • Girls – below is a list of hairstyles per dance.
  • Boys – please comb/brush hair and feel free to use hair gel to slick back (ballet) or style as you please (non-ballet)

Should my dancer wear makeup?

  • This is up to you and your dancer! However, the stage lights are bright and we recommend at least blush and lipstick so your dancer’s features are seen on stage.
  • Click here if you wish to view a recital makeup tutorial video.

Click here to view high ballet bun tutorial video

Click here to view high space buns tutorial video *not an OCDP video, credit to Shelsea Horn 

When are ticket sales released and how much are tickets?

  • Please refer back to this page for instructions on how to purchase tickets. Online ticket sales will open the week of 4/25.
  • Tickets range from $16-$18 (subject to change) depending on pre-sale and day of sales. Proceeds from the tickets go directly to the rental costs of the auditorium, SAHS staff, and security. Audience members are limited to dancer’s immediate household members only.

Can we get a DVD of the recital?

  • Yes, a DVD is a great way to commemorate your dancer’s day and includes a highlight reel and your dancer’s performance!
  • OCDP hires a professional videographer to capture the recital. Please refer back to this page for instructions on how to purchase DVDs. Online DVD sales will open the week of 4/25.
  • DVDs are $35 each.
  • DVDs can be pre-ordered online or on the day of the event via scanning a QR code on posted flyers or clicking the link in your digital recital program.
  • DVD processing time is 8-12 weeks after the show.

Can I take photographs of my dancer on stage?

  • Due to auditorium policies, flash photography and video recording are prohibited.
  • Photography without flash is permitted from your seat.
  • No tripods permitted in the audience. Those with tripods will be asked to take it down. Failure to comply may result in withdrawal from the audience.
  • We ask that you remain seated at all times, even while taking photos (auditorium policy)

Where are recitals held?

  • Our recitals are held at the beautifully renovated Bill Medley Auditorium at Santa Ana High School. The facility has a fully operating stage and staff, secured backstage, and professional sound and lighting.

How long does the recital last?

  • OCDP typically hosts 2 to 4 recitals in one day. Your child will only participate in one. If your dancer is in multiple dance classes, they could be in multiple shows. Our Spring 2022 shows will each last approximately 45-60 minutes. Call time for each show is 45 minutes prior.

What time is my dancer to be backstage?

  • Dancers should arrive 45 minutes prior to their show start time.
  • Check in does take a few minutes to ensure the safety of each and every dancer.
  • Please visit the restroom prior to check in. Restrooms are in the courtyard to the left of check in. There are restrooms backstage, but we want to limit potty emergencies!

Are parents permitted backstage?

  • No, only screened OC Dance faculty and staff are permitted backstage to ensure the safety of all dancers.
  • Please use your best judgment to determine if you need to inform your dancer ahead of time that you will not be with them backstage (recommended for dancers ages 5 and under).

Does my dancer need anything backstage?

  • Only your dancer, in their costume, goes backstage.
  • Dancers should arrive in full costume, tights, and dance shoes with hair and makeup completed.
  • No jackets backstage.
  • Please no extra clothing on dancers. We will not change or undress any dancers per our policy. What they wear backstage is how they go onstage.
  • Please no water or snacks (school policy) – eat a good meal before check in.

What will my dancer be doing backstage?

  • Our awesome (city-approved and background-checked) instructors will be ready to make potty runs and entertain dancers with coloring books, stickers, and games. Your child will be safe, supervised, and having the time of their life backstage with us!
  • As shows are extremely short for dance programs, the majority of the time dancers are in the process of being led on and off stage in an organized, spaced, and safe fashion.
  • Each class will have a designated, screened, and qualified representative supervising them the entire time.
  • No parents will be permitted backstage. This is for the safety of all dancers (including your own).
    • Please note, on the commitment form, the OC Dance format has been disclosed and agreed to upon registering for event. Please be sure to inform other family members checking in your dancer of this protocol to avoid confusion.
  • Do you need parent volunteers?
    • At this time we do not have a need for parent volunteers. Thank you for your interest!

What if my dancer needs me while backstage?

  • Parents will be paged in the auditorium should it become necessary. You would then meet a staff member and your dancer at the check in desk.

What if my dancer is in two dances?

  • Dancers in two dances will arrive dressed in their first costume with their second costume and applicable shoes/accessories in a labeled bag.
  • They will be escorted after their first dance to the dressing room, then will join their second class. Dancers will have at least 5 routines to change.

What are your COVID-19 policies for recital?

  • Masks are optional but recommended. This policy applies to dancers, instructors/staff, and audience members. *For the health and safety of everyone present, please bring a mask even if you don’t plan to wear one as guidelines are subject to change at any time leading up to or during recital.
  • If your dancer goes backstage with their mask on, they will go on stage with their mask on. OCDP instructors/staff are not responsible for dancers self-removing their masks, but will do their best to ensure dancers with masks on keep them on.
  • If you or a member of your family are experiencing any symptoms of illness, COVID or otherwise, including, but not limited to: fever, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, etc we ask that you sit the day out. Thank you for keeping all dancers healthy.
  • OCDP will follow any and all state, local, and auditorium guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change at any time and/or for any reason to ensure the health and safety of our dancers and their families. Non-compliance may result in your child not being allowed to participate. No particular measures are guaranteed and there may be circumstances where we cannot enforce face masks at all times, though will recommend them.
  • Please note, agreement to COVID mandates and release of OC Dance liability was signed upon registration for event.
  • During recital registration, all participants agreed to the following, “I understand no refunds will be given at any time and/or for any reason related or non-related to the COVID-19 pandemic”.

My child wants to do recital again! Is there another?

  • Yes, we host two recitals a year, a spring show in May or June and a winter show at the close of the fall session in December. Registration for the May/June recital begins in January/February and registration for the December recital starts in September.

I have more questions, who do I contact?

  • We are happy to answer them! Either email your instructor with specific questions or feel free to contact the OCDP office with any questions or concerns you may have!
    • Office email: info@ocdanceproductions.com
    • Office phone: 714-389-1933
  • Masks are optional but recommended. This policy applies to dancers, instructors/staff, and audience members. *For the health and safety of everyone present, please bring a mask even if you don’t plan to wear one as guidelines are subject to change at any time leading up to or during recital.
  • If your dancer goes backstage with their mask on, they will go on stage with their mask on. OCDP instructors/staff are not responsible for dancers self-removing their masks, but will do their best to ensure dancers with masks on keep them on.
  • If you or a member of your family are experiencing any symptoms of illness, COVID or otherwise, including, but not limited to: fever, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, etc we ask that you sit the day out. Thank you for keeping all dancers healthy.
  • OCDP will follow any and all state, local, and auditorium guidelines. Guidelines are subject to change at any time and/or for any reason to ensure the health and safety of our dancers and their families. Non-compliance may result in your child not being allowed to participate. No particular measures are guaranteed and there may be circumstances where we cannot enforce face masks at all times, though will recommend them.
  • Please note, agreement to COVID mandates and release of OC Dance liability was signed upon registration for event.
  • During recital registration, all participants agreed to the following, “I understand no refunds will be given at any time and/or for any reason related or non-related to the COVID-19 pandemic”.

All registered participants have agreed to the following terms:

I understand the nature of the activities in which my child/guardian/ward (hereinafter “child” or “dancer”) will be participating, and I acknowledge and understand that in participating in any dance class, workshop, program, performance, recital, or dance related activity (the “Activities”), there are inherent risks of physical injury, property damage, and/or death. In full recognition of these risks, I hereby knowingly and voluntarily agree to assume all risks and responsibility for any such injury, accident, or other damage which may result to me and/or my child during my child’s participation in any such Activities offered by or on behalf of Ever After Event Productions, LLC (“OC Dance Productions” or “OCDP”), including all risks reasonably connected with the Activities, whether foreseen or unforeseen. I acknowledge and understand that OC Dance Productions assumes no responsibility for any medical expenses, injury, or other damage suffered as a result of my child’s participation in the Activities.

In consideration for OCDP allowing my child to participate in the Activities, I further agree to release, defend, indemnify, and hold harmless OC Dance Productions, its affiliates, subsidiaries, other partners, and vendors and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, instructors, shareholders, legal representatives, agents, successors, and assigns, from and against any demands, claims, damages, liabilities, penalties, costs, expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees, expert fees, and litigation costs), or causes of action of any kind or character that arise out of, result from, or are otherwise connected with the willful or negligent acts, errors, or omissions of my child and/or my child’s participation in the dance class, workshop, program, performance, or dance related activity for which my child is being registered.

Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, I hereby acknowledge that COVID-19 infections remain prevalent throughout Orange County. I understand that, due to the nature of the Activities, social distancing of 6 feet per person may not always be possible. I understand and appreciate both the known and potential dangers of my child’s participation in the Activities, including, but not limited to, the risk of exposure to COVID-19, which could result in, among other dangers, quarantine requirements, serious illness, disability, and/or death. I hereby represent that: (i) I am familiar with the known symptoms of COVID-19, which include, but are not limited to, fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, sore throat, headache, congestion or runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea; and (2) my child will not participate in any Activity if, between my execution of this Agreement and the Activity, my child (a) develops any symptoms of COVID-19, (b) receives a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of or positive test result for COVID-19, and/or (c) knowingly comes in contact with a person who has COVID-19 and/or is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19. I understand that OCDP may implemented guidance and/or protocols to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and that such guidance and protocols may impact my and/or my child’s experience. I understand that OCDP may revise these measures at any time, and that no particular measures are guaranteed. I agree that my child will comply with all such measures while participating in the Activities.

I understand that OC Dance Production may take, or have taken, photographs, video recordings, and/or audio recordings of me and/or my child during Activities for future advertising or other business purposes. I hereby consent to the reproduction and authorization by OC Dance Production to reproduce and use such photographs and recordings. This consent includes, without limitation, the right for OCDP to sublicense, in any media platform or format whatsoever, including for advertising and promotional purposes and to distribute, broadcast and exhibit the foregoing without charge, restriction or liability.  I understand that all ownership and intellectual property rights in the foregoing will be owned by OCDP, and I waive any inspection, notice or approval rights therein.

I understand and acknowledge that this event is a non-city sponsored event.

In cooperation with security guidelines, I acknowledge that my dancer must remain with their class for the duration of the entire recital and will be supervised by OCDP staff, and that I may not pick up my dancer before the show conclusion. I agree to these recital security standards and do not hold OCDP liable for the same. I also acknowledge that OC Dance Productions has the right to refuse enrollment and/or participation to any participant at any time. Instructors and background-checked staff are supervising at all times; however, your child’s specific teacher will be with your child’s class and their other dancers during the show. Early check-out is not permitted and cannot be accommodated due to security reasons. I represent that I will not attempt to pick up my dancer before the event’s conclusion.

This Agreement (including all policies regarding recital participation) represents the complete understanding between me and OCDP regarding these issues and no oral representations, statements or inducements have been made apart from this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. Any claim arising out of this Agreement or my child’s participation in the Activities shall be submitted to binding arbitration in Orange County, California. I represent that I have signed this Agreement without any inducement, assurance or guarantee, and intend for my signature to serve as confirmation of my complete and unconditional acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

I understand recital dates and times are subject to change or cancelation at any time and/or for any reason related or non-related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By signing this Waiver and Release from Liability, I certify that I have read, understood, and agree to be legally bound by the terms herein. I further certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of the child being registered.

I consent to and agree to all of the terms, conditions, and provisions of this Agreement on behalf of and for the minor child.

All registered participants have agreed to the following terms:

  1. Name of Recital: Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
  2. Location of Recital: Bill Medley Auditorium at Santa Ana High School. 520 W Walnut Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  3. Date/Time of Recital: May 22, 2022* Showtime will be assigned at least one month prior, please reserve the day. *Subject to change.
  4. Recital participants must be enrolled in the appropriate class for all required sessions (winter and spring). If recital participants are enrolled in a class that consists of multiple consecutive sessions, proof of continued enrollment in the subsequent sessions is required to participate in the recital.
  5. Dancers will need to be checked in one hour prior to showtime (updated: check-in will begin 45 minutes prior to showtime). Dancers must remain with their class for the duration of the show. Parents are encouraged to watch the show in its entirety, as no dancers will be released early, no exceptions. Upon conclusion of the show, we will release dancers in show order, class by class. Please send one representative from your party to the check-out area to pick up your dancer.
  6. Parents or guardians will not be permitted past the dancer holding area. Authorized paid and trained staff will be the only people who may be with dancers in the holding area. No parent volunteers. Only OC Dance background-checked staff is permitted in the holding area. For this reason, relatives, siblings, and/or parents will not be permitted in the holding area.
  7. Flash photography and video recording are not permitted for safety and due to auditorium policies. Tripods will be asked to be taken down and guests asked to remain in seats as to not obstruct other patrons’ view of the show. Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the show. DVDs will be available for purchase to commemorate the event up to one week after the show. DVD processing time is 8-12 weeks and includes shipping to you.
  8. The Recital Commitment Fee is non-refundable. This one-time payment will be used to purchase a costume and/or props and accessories for the registered participant, in addition to applicable shipping and handling costs.
  9. Ever After Event Productions, LLC (“OC Dance Productions”) shall not be liable for any charges associated with insufficient funds. In the event OC Dance Productions incurs any such charges, OC Dance Productions will pass the charges directly to the account holder plus a $15 admin fee.
  10. In the event the registered participant withdraws from participation in the Recital, cannot participate due to unforeseen circumstances, or the Recital must be postponed or canceled by Ever After Event Productions, LLC (“OC Dance Productions”) for reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic, he or she will still receive the costume and/or props and accessories which were paid for in advance with the Recital Commitment Fee, which shall at all times remain nonrefundable. Pick up available in-person until session end date. Shipping available until June 30, 2022, and participant is responsible for all shipping charges. Costumes will be donated if not retrieved in-person by session end date or requested for shipping by June 30, 2022.
  11. OC Dance Productions will follow any and all state, local, and auditorium guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Guidelines are subject to change at any time and/or for any reason to ensure the health and safety of our dancers and their families. Non-compliance may result in your child not being allowed to participate. No particular measures are guaranteed and there may be circumstances where we cannot enforce face masks at all times, though will recommend. Please be sure your dancer and your family are comfortable with any guidelines that may be set in place prior to registering for recital. No refunds will be given for any reason related or non-related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Day-of policies will be announced to parents via email closer to the recital date.
  12. Tickets for the Recital can be purchased online in advance for a lower pre-sale price or at the door on the date of the Recital for a slightly raised price, cash only. Online tickets will only be available for purchase until the Tuesday before the show. Registered participants will be notified when tickets go on sale.
  13. Auditorium doors open at least 30 minutes before scheduled showtime. Seats are on a first-come basis. Audience members are limited to dancer’s immediate household members only. Seat saving will not be permitted, please keep your group together.

I understand and agree to the Recital Participation Policies

I understand no refunds will be given at any time and/or for any reason related or non-related to the COVID-19 pandemic

I agree all parents/guardians of my child are aware of and agree to these policies. It is the registering parent’s responsibility to inform additional parents/guardians of policies.

Program Shout Outs – DEADLINE FRIDAY, MAY 6th

  • Families have the opportunity to place a shout out (note) to their dancer(s) in our full-color digital recital program! This is a great way to let your dancer(s) know how proud you are of them. It’s also a great way for our dancers’ parents to promote their businesses to the community.
  • Program shout outs need to be submitted via email to info@ocdanceproductions.com with the subject line: “(Dancer’s First and Last Name) Shout Out” and information below.
    • Please include a high-resolution photo or photos (depending on package choice) of your dancer(s)
    • Please include the full text you’d like displayed in the program including who the shout out is from. Word limits apply.
    • If selecting the package that includes a business ad, please send a horizontal, high-resolution photo with any text you’d like listed already on the photo. Image size must not exceed w:6.8” X h:2.6”
  • Once your email with shout out information and photo(s) is received, you will be sent an invoice link to pay for your shout out. Shout out will not be added to the program until payment is received. Failure to pay invoice by deadline will result in your child’s shout out not being included in the program.
  • Space is limited! Submissions will be received on a first come, first served basis.

Packages

  • 1/4 page – 60 words or less, 1 square photo………$5
  • 1/2 page – 75 words or less, 1 (vertical) rectangular photo……….$10
  • Full page – 90 words or less, 2 (vertical) rectangular photos and business ad……….$20