“Heroes” Kick Showcase 2018

“Heroes”  Kick Showcase 2018!


We are thrilled to announce our theme for our show is “Heroes” . Our show is all about the incredible heroes in our lives everyday! Each of our dances is dedicated to a hero, or the hero we can be!


We are so excited to present our 17th 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!!  We can’t wait to see all the amazing moments and memories created by our dancers!  Please tag @Kick_Dance_Studios and hashtag #KickHeroes2018 and share all your wonderful moments from dress rehearsals and our big show!

Special Gifts for all our Students!!

Each of our amazing Kick dancers in the 2018 performance receives a free  tee shirt and a digital download of our entire show!  It’s our way of saying THANK YOU for an outstanding year:)

New this year we have hired a brand new video company to create a beautiful memory of our performance!  Our video will be available 3 weeks after the show for digital download at no cost to our families.

Opening Number!

New this year is the amazing opportunity for all of our Kick family of performers to be in a BIG PRODUCTION Opening number!  Sign ups for Opening Number starts Wednesday March 21st!!  Don’t miss out! Details coming soon!

Rumson Show Opening Number “The Greatest Show”

Open for dancers ages 4-12 including Mini and Junior Team Kick (will be divided by age/level) Cost is $65 and includes all rehearsals and a glitter hair bow! (Dancers will wear their Heroes Tee shirt with black shorts and tights, boys wear tee shirt and shorts)

Rehearsals (Dancers May Miss one!)

Thursday May 10th 5:45-7:15

Monday May 14th 6-7

Wednesday May 16 4:30-6

Thursday May 17 6-7:30 (Dancers ages 7 and under are dismissed at 7)

Fair Haven Show Opening Number “This is Me”

Open for dancers ages 4-16 including Mini and Senior  Team Kick (will be divided by age/level) Cost is $65 and includes all rehearsals and a glitter hair bow (Diamond level dancers are choreographing sections of the dance and there is no fee for Diamond Senior Company Members to participate)! (Dancers will wear their Heroes Tee shirt with black shorts and tights, boys wear tee shirt and shorts)

Rehearsals (Dancers May Miss one!)

Thursday May 10th 4:15-6:15 (Dancers ages 8 and under are dismissed at 7)

Wednesday May 16 6-8 (Dancers ages 8 and under are dismissed at 7)

Thursday May 17 4:30-6


“Heroes” Sunday May 20th 2018 Count Basie Theater

Show 1 – Rumson studio and Team Kick Pearl Sapphire and Emerald- Please arrive in costume with hair and Makeup show ready 20 minutes before your act begins.  Please enter through the performers entrance (glass door to the right of the Count Basie Box Office)

Act 1 11AM

Act 2 12:30PM


Show 2 Fair Haven studio and Team Kick , Ruby, Amethyst/Topaz Diamond – Please arrive in costume with hair and Makeup show ready 20 minutes before your act begins.  Please enter through the performers entrance (glass door to the right of the Count Basie Box Office)


Act 1 3:30PM

Act 2 5PM

Act 3 6:30PM


There are 3 photo options for all dancers

  1. Sign up for an individual or a sibling professional photo session at Kick with Shine Bright Studios! Wednesday May 16th!  Kick is thrilled to offer showcase photo sessions with Shine Bright Studios. These photos are a beautiful keepsake of our 2018 showcase “Heroes”. Please arrive 10 minutes before your time in costume with your hair and makeup done. Each session is $39 (check or cash to Shine Bright Studios at time of photos ONLY) and includes one 5×7 plus a social media image. Additional prints are available for purchase. One costume per session only (but you can purchase additional session) If you have siblings in the showcase you are welcome to have them all in one photo. Sign Up here! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0E4DA4AE2AAA8-showcase
  2. We will have our Kick backdrop at the show for your own personal photos!
  3. 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.




A beautiful keepsake program will be handed out free to families at the show.   Ad sales will begin in early April.  Our young dancers LOVE signing autographs for family and friends on their personalized ad space!  Space is limited and we do sell out every year!



Tickets are assigned seating.  There are no limits on the number of tickets you may purchase, but tickets are non refundable.    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.

Ticket sales!

Tickets are sold though the Count Basie Box office only.  For best seats order your tickets online at the start of ticket sales. Sales start on Tuesday April 17th at noon for the Rumson and Junior Team show and on Wednesday April 18th at noon for the Fair Haven and Senior Company show. 

Rumson show Ticket sales link (Sales start at 12PM on 4/17)


Fair Haven show ticket sales link (Sales start at 12pm on 4/18)


if you have trouble with the above links here is an alternate link!




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!!


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 15 (Tuesday) Dress rehearsal at Count Basie Theater for both shows for showcase only dances and mini team.


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 DRESS REHEARSAL!!!  Too many food allergies! Please have an afterschool snack in the car on the way over!


Dress Rehearsal Schedule

Please arrive in your first costume and bring additional costumes (Junior and Senior teams do not need to bring competition costumes)

Littles 4:30-5:30 (15 Dances = 60 Minutes) (Arrive & Ready & Line Up At 4:15)


  • How Far I’ll Go (Shooting Star Princess Ballerina Monday 9:45)
  • Firework (Twirl Pink A Tuesday 9:30)
  • How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (Twirl Shining Star Princess A Saturday 9:00)
  • You’ll Be In My Heart (Twirl Shooting Star Princess Ballet B Saturday 9:45)
  • Stars & Stripes Forever (Twirl Pink Thursday 1:30)
  • Under The Sea (Shining Star Shake It Up Ballet/Hip Hop Friday 12:15)
  • Beauty & The Beast (Twirl Sparkle Squad Princess Ballet Thursday 4:00)
  • A Greater Treasure Than A Friend (Sparkle Squad Ballet/Hip Hop Monday 4:30)
  • Jump Shout Boogie (Rockette Tap Wednesday 3:30)
  • Get Back Up Again (Twirl Sparkle Squad Trolls Monday 3:45)
  • Princess Things (Twirl Disney Princess Ballet Tuesday 5:00)
  • Better Together (Twirl Sparkle Squad Trolls A Wednesday 3:30)
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (Superstar Ballet/Tap Combo IB Tuesday 4:00)
  • Shake It Off (Twirl Sparkle Squad Pop Star Thursday 4:45)
  • I Just Can’t Wait To Be King (Acro/Jazz Monday 5:15)



Mini Team/Younger 5:30-6:15 (11 Dances = 45 Minutes) (Arrive & Ready & Line Up At 5:15)


  • Yankee Doodle
  • Chance of Rain
  • Bushel and A Peck
  • Gift Of A Friend
  • Shawty Get Loose
  • Hero (Sassy Squad Hip Hop Tuesday 4:15)
  • Hot Hot Hot (Jazz I Wednesday 4:15)
  • Heroes (Alessio) (Hip Hop/Jazz II Combo Monday 4:15)
  • Zero to Hero (Musical Theater Jazz Tuesday 4:45)
  • Amazing Grace (Ballet II Thursday 4:15)
  • Follow The Leader (Hip Hop I/IIB Wednesday 5:00)



Mid Age 6:15-7:00 (15 Dances = 60 Minutes) (Arrive & Ready & Line Up At 6:00)


  • Rhythm Nation (Pearl Jazz Tuesday 5:30)
  • Holding Out For A Hero (Ruby Jazz Tuesday 4:45)
  • Who Runs The World (Emerald/Topaz Jazz Monday 5:15)
  • Batdance (Sapphire Jazz Tuesday 4:45)
  • Break Free (Amethyst Jazz Monday 5:45)
  • Salute (Hip Hop Pearl/Sapphire Thursday 3:30)
  • Heroes (David Bowie) (Ruby/Amethyst Hip Hop Wednesday 4:15)
  • Working Class Hero (Hip Hop Emerald/Ruby/Topaz Thursday 3:30)
  • Hero (Mariah Carey) (Ballet I/II A Pearl Tuesday 4:45)
  • Winter Serenade (Ruby Ballet Tuesday 3:45)
  • Bluebird (Emerald/Topaz Ballet)
  • Friendship Song (Sapphire Ballet Tuesday 4:00)
  • Gisele (Amethyst Ballet A Monday 5:00)
  • In The Mood (Tap Pearl/Sapphire/Emerald Thursday 3:30)
  • I Need A Hero (Acoustic) (Ruby/Topaz/Amethyst/Cont/Lyrical Monday 6:45)



Daddy Daughter Rehearsal 7:00-8:00PM

There are no regular classes the week of dress rehearsals (May 14-18). 


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.  Balera 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 Balera and available at Kick)  Tights are $14. Bodyliners are suggested for dancers with multiple costume changes (they are not needed for 1 or two changes) Bodyliners are $30 for the one piece, or $15 each piece for the 2 piece and are available at Rumson Kick only. Junior and Senior Team Kick will wear tan stirrup tights for all dances.


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  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.

Please arrive in costume with hair and Makeup show ready 20 minutes before your act begins.  Please enter through the performers entrance (glass door to the right of the Count Basie Box Office)

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.

***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.  Performers who are finished dancing are dismissed between acts.

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

 Order of the show!

Rumson & Junior Team
ACT 1 11:00AM

1. The Greatest Show  – Opening Number

2. How far I’ll Go – Shooting Star Princess Ballerina

3. Waving Through A Window

4. Shower Power

5. Hip To Be Square

6. The Jet Set

7. Cha Cha Heels

8. Under The Sea – Shining Star Shake it Up Ballet/Hip Hop

9. You’ve Got A Friend In Me

10. He’s Sure The Boy I Love

11. Lion King

12. Chance of Rain

13. Hero – Fallon Beato

14. Batdance – Sapphire Jazz

15. Big Noise

16. I Don’t Dance

17. Itsy Bitsy Spider

18. I’m Cute

19. Heroes – Hip Hop/Jazz II Combo

20. Disney Dudez

21. INTERMISSION ACT 2 Starts at 12:30PM

22. Daddy Daughter Dance

23. Thank You For Being A Friend

24. Let’s Get Loud

25. Fireflies

26. I Just Want To Be Happy

27. Sunny Day

28. Bushel and a Peck

29. All The Way Up

30. Jump Shout Boogie – Rockette Tap

31. Put It In The Piggy

32. Yankee Doodle

33. Oh The Thinks You Can Think

34. Rockin Robin

35. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Superstar Ballet/Tap Combo IB

36. Salute – Pearl and Sapphire Hip Hop

37. In the Mood – Pearl Sapphire Emerald Tap

38. Working Class Hero – Emerald Ruby Topaz Hip Hop

39. Zero to Hero – Musical Theater Jazz

40. Rhythm Nation – Pearl Jazz

41. Terror Squad

42. Jai Ho

43. Choo Choo Ch’Boogie

44. Friendship Song – Sapphire Ballet

45. Proud Mary

46. Friends

47. Hot Hot Hot – Jazz I

48. The Addams Family

Fair Haven and Senior Company
ACT 1 3:30PM

1. The Addams Family – Vanessa Berry

2. Get Back Up Again – Twirl Sparkle Squad Trolls

3. This Is Me – Opening Number

4. I Just Can’t Wait To Be King – Jazz/Acro Combo

5. Bluebird – Emerald/Topaz Ballet

6. Cinderella, Darling

7. I Got A Girl

8. Amazing Grace – Ballet II

9. Stand In The Light

10. Because We Can

11. Brave Souls

12. Winter Serenade – Ruby Ballet

13. Hello

14. The Chain

15. Hey Good Lookin

16. Princess Things – Twirl Disney Princess Ballet

17. I Need a Hero – Ruby/Topaz/Amethyst Cont/Lyrical

18. Say Something

19. Can’t Help Falling In Love With You

20. Wonder Woman

21. Beautiful Thing

22. A Greater Treasure Than A Friend – Sparkle Squad Ballet/Hip Hop Combo

23. Heroes – Ruby/Amethyst Hip Hop

24. Someone In The Crowd

25. Gift of a Friend

26. It’s Raining Men

27. Daddy Daughter Dance

28. INTERMISSION ACT 2 Starts at 5:00PM

29. Wizard of Ahhhhs

30. Shawty Get Loose

31. Beauty & The Beast – Twirl Sparkle Squad Princess B

32. How Sweet it is to Be Loved By You – Twirl Shining Star Princess Ballet A

33. Only You

34. Too Darn Hot

35. Wind Beneath My Wings

36. A Day In The Life

37. Aye Carumba

38. Stars & Stripes Forever – Twirl Pink

39. You’ll Be in My Heart – Twirl Shooting Star Princess Ballet B

40. Who Runs the World – Emerald/Topaz Jazz

41. Holding Out for a Hero – Ruby Jazz

42. Don’t Rain On My Parade

43. Better Together – Twirl Sparkle Squad Trolls A

44. Merry Happy

45. Simply Irresistible

46. Firework – Twirl Pink A

47. Le Jazz Hot

48. Hero – Twirl Sassy Squad Hip Hop

49. Shake It Off – Twirl Sparkle Squad Pop Star

50. Miss Invisible

51. Follow the Leader – Hip Hop I/IIB

52. INTERMISSION ACT 3 Starts at 6:30PM

53. American Horror Story

54. Werk

55. Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

56. I Can’t Do It Alone

57. 9 to 5

58. We Got The Beat

59. Gisele – Amethyst Ballet A

60. Not About Angels

61. Human

62. Ave Maria

63. Clay

64. Pure Imagination

65. Break Free- Amethyst Jazz

66. Around Here

67. Work Me Down

68. Traveling Song

69. Umbrella

70. All Around The World

71. Say You Do

72. Sax