Recital 2017 “My Hometown”

“My Hometown”  end of season performance!



We are so excited to present our 16th annual dance recital at the Count Basie!  Dance is a performance art, and the recital is like our big game! Our teachers have worked hard choreographing routines that re-enforce basics, introduce new skills, and provide an opportunity to develop perforce skills.  Our dancers have worked so hard this year and are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to do want dancers do – PERFORM!!

Special Gifts for all our Students!!

Each of our amazing Kick dancers in the 2017 performance receives a free  dance theme trophy, and an invitation to our RED CARPET DVD Premiere party!!  It’s our way of saying THANK YOU for an outstanding year:)  We are also offering a special DVD and tee shirt package for just $29!  Additional DVD’s are $24 each and additional tee shirts are just $8.    (All our dancers should have also received a 16th anniversary tote bag.  If you did not get yours, please inquire at your next class!)

Sunday May 21nd 2017 Count Basie Theater

Show 1 – Rumson studio and Team Kick Pearl Sapphire and Emerald

Act 1 11 a.m., Act 2, 12:30 p.m., and Act 3 2 p.m.

Show 2 Fair Haven studio and Team Kick Amethyst, Ruby and Diamond

Act 1 4:30  p.m., Act 2 6p.m., and Act 3 7 p.m.

Photos!!  NEW NEW!!

This year we are changing it up for recital photos!!  We will have our Kick backdrop at the show for your own personal photos.  In addition we have a professional photography company taking LIVE ACTION pictures of every dance!  These incredible images will be available for purchase online after the show! The live action photos will take the place of posed class photos.

Sign ups for individual photos/sibling pictures! Individual photos are Thursday May 11th at Rumson Kick. New this year is you can preview your photos before you purchase and packages start at $28.  You can sign up for your time slot for individual photos at


Tickets are assigned seating.  There are no limits on the number of tickets you may purchase, but tickets are non refundable.   Tickets are $29.50 each plus a $2 service charge from Count Basie in advance, $35  plus a $2 service charge from Count Basie at the door.  The Count Basie is the premiere theater in our area and provides the highest quality performance experience for our dancers with amazing lighting and sound, a beautiful stage, top notch security backstage and a convenient location for our families,    Child dancers do not need a ticket to enter the theater as long as they are in costume!  Your ticket includes all 3 acts in your show, but separate tickets are required for the Rumson show and the Fair Haven Show.   No tickets are available at either Kick location.

For Rumson Show Tickets click here


For Fair Haven Show Tickets click here



Seating and the Order of the show!
Kick makes every effort to make the recital a fun day for both the dancers and the families.  Each Act is about 1 hour long.  We shortened our acts to have fewer dancer backstage at a time, allowing for easier dismissal.    At the end of the show we dismiss from youngest to oldest.  At the end of each act, dancers are dismissed in order to allow every parent to enjoy their child’s performance.  (If we dismiss during the show, your view of your child could be obstructed from other families getting up!)  A variety of dance styles and ages are presented in each act.  This is for both the audience’s entertainment, but also to have a mix of ages backstage and to allow our dancers in multiple classes adequate time to change.  Our tiniest dancers need the most attention!!
If you have one or two dancers in one or two dances you will be enjoying our show for an hour or two!  If you have 3 kids,  you will be enjoying our show for a longer time!!
We TRY to put siblings in the same act, but we cannot promise!  We do take requests through April 1st 2017.


Dress Rehearsal
Dress Rehearsals are at Count Basie and are mandatory for all performers.  Dancers should wear their first costume to the theater and bring additional costumes if applicable (Junior and Senior team do not need their team costumes, just new costumes!!)

Parents are not permitted to watch dress rehearsal. Pick up and drop off is in the side alley (performers entrance). A Kick staff member will escort your child in and out of the performers entrance/exit.
Dress rehearsals (in costume!)
May 8 (Monday) Dress rehearsal at Count Basie Theater for the Fair Haven Show

3:45-5:15PM Act I
5:15-6:45PM Act II

May 9 (Tuesday) Dress Rehearsal at Count Basie Theater for the Rumson Show
3:45-5:15 Act I
5:15-6:45 Act II

Hair must be in a donut bun, same makeup as for the performance ( If you are in for more than one act please bring dinner)
NO SNACKS DURING ACT I REHEARSAL!!!  Too many food allergies!


All dancers (all ages!!) need stage makeup!  Kick stage makeup is black or grey eyeliner, black mascara, tan or brown eyeshadow, pink blush or bronzer, and red lipstick. No other colors please! Makeup must be applied at home and is required for both dress rehearsal and the show.  Hair should be in a donut bun.  Please use gel, bobby pins and hairspray to secure.  Donut buns are available at Harmon’s or larger drugstores.  Claire’s may have them as well.

Tights and Bodyliners  Tights are required for all dancers in skirts, tutus, or shorts.  REVOLUTION TAN TIGHTS (available at Kick!) are required to maintain a uniform look. We use Stirrup tights for dancers age 6 and up, plus competition team.  Younger dancers wear footed tights.  Ballet classes wear the Prima Pink tights (also Revolution and available at Kick) If you have tights from last year, great!  If not, please purchase by MAY 1st!! Order forms are available at Kick (they also came with your costume!) Tights are $14. Bodyliners are suggested for dancers with multiple costume changes (they are not needed for 1 or two changes) Bodyliners are $30. (Same order form as tights).


Show Day
Please bring water and a book to read. Coloring books and crayons are nice too! NO FOOD ALLOWED BACKSTAGE!! (we don’t want stained costumes….and we also have young children with multiple food allergies)  Please do not bring valuables (like jewelry or ipods…..things get lost backstage) Parents are not permitted backstage,so please send your child with all costumes at arrival time. Drop off is at the same side alley entrance. A Kick staff member will escort your child into the performers entrance.  All dancers will be dismissed from the Stage right (audience left) side inside the theater.
Rumson show –
Act 1 and Team may arrive at 10:30AM
Act 2 Should arrive at 12PM
Act 3 should arrive at 1:15PM
Fair Haven Show
Team Kick (Jr/Sr) and dancers in Act one with multiple changes should arrive at 3:15PM
Performers in Act I only should arrive at 4PM
Performers in Act II only should arrive at 5:30PM (please no earlier)
Performers in Act III should be backstage at 6:45PM

***Moms of performers 4 and under – Your child will be under special supervision (by Vanessa’s mom Janet) You may stay for dress rehearsal,, but you don’t have to. Due to Count Basie security, your child will need to remain backstage during the performance.

Fall Class Registration for current students starts  May 1st  Register early, because classes fill quickly!  New students may register starting July 1st