“I Love the 90’s” Kick Showcase 2019

“I Love the 90’s ”  Kick Showcase 2019

We are so excited to present our 18th 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 #KickILovethe90s and share all your wonderful moments from dress rehearsals and our big show!

*Note not all classes are performing in the showcase for example mommy & me classes, acro classes, and some technique classes are not performing . If you are unsure please check with your child or their instructor.

Special Gifts for all our Students!!

Each of our amazing Kick dancers in the 2019 performance receives a free  tee shirt before the December break.   If you did not receive yours, please ask at the desk!


NEW!  We will be combining both our Rumson and Fair Haven locations into 1 show!  Combining allows for a more fun day for all our dancers! Our show is divided into 3 acts and one ticket is good for all 3 acts.


Opening Number!

Back by POPULAR demand is the amazing opportunity for all of our Kick family of performers to be in a BIG PRODUCTION Opening Number or Closing Number!  Sign ups for Opening Number starts Wednesday March 21st!!  Don’t miss out!

 Opening Number “90’s remixed” choreographed by Miss Vanessa and Miss Holly

Open for dancers ages 4-10 including Mini and Junior Team Kick (will be divided by age/level) Cost is $75 and includes all rehearsals and a glitter hair bow (Dancers will wear their I Love the 90’s Tee shirt with black shorts and tights, boys wear tee shirt and shorts) Register Under Special Events by Clicking Here!

Rehearsals (Dancers May Miss one!)

Monday May 6th 4-5:30

Tuesday May 7th 4-5:30

Thursday May 9th 4-5:30

Thursday May 16 4-5:30

Closing Number “Center Stage” choreographed by Miss Katie

Open for dancers ages  9 and up including Junior and  Senior  Team Kick (will be divided by age/level) Cost is $75 and includes all rehearsals (Dancers will wear their I Love the 90’s  Tee shirt with black shorts and tights, boys wear tee shirt and shorts) Register Under Special Events by Clicking Here!

Rehearsals (Dancers May Miss one!)

Monday May 6th 5:30-7

Tuesday May 7th 5:30-7

Thursday May 9th 5:30-7

Thursday May 16 5:30-7


“I Love the 90’s” Sunday May 19th 2019 Count Basie Theater

Act 1 1PM

Act 2 2:30PM

Act 3 4PM


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! Tuesday May 7th!  Kick is thrilled to offer showcase photo sessions with Shine Bright Studios. These photos are a beautiful keepsake of our 2019 showcase “I Love the 90’s”. Be on the lookout for a sign up in May!
  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.


Ticket sales!

Tickets are sold though the Count Basie Box office only, in person or online (ticketmaster fees are more expensive online).   Tickets are on sale here

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.   No tickets are available at either Kick location.

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.   At the end of each act we dismiss dancers who have finished performing for the day 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 in multiple numbers,  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 8th (Wednesday) 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) Schedule coming soon!


There are no regular classes the week of dress rehearsals (May 6-11). 


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. 

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!

1.     Opening Number 90’s Remix

2.     Just Can’t Wait To Be King (Saturday 9:00)

3.     Soda Pop (Wednesday 3:30 Rumson)

4.     Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Pearl Ballet)

5.     Hands (Sapphire Ballet)

6.     Independent Woman (Emerald Jazz)

7.     Space Jam (Wednesday 4:15 Rumson)

8.     Jolly Holiday

9.     Snow Miser & Heat Miser

10.  I’ve Got The World On A String

11.  Hair (Junior Team)

12.  She’s In Love

13.  Hold My Hand

14.  Man I Feel Like A Woman (Monday Tap 1)

15.  Royals

16.  Let’s Hear It For The Boy

17.  Cruella Di Vile

18.  Bamm

19.  Intermission

20.  Me And The Sky

21.  Want You To Want Me (Pearl Jazz)

22.  Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Wednesday 3:30 Fair Haven)

23.  Cotton Eye Joe (Sapphire Jazz)

24.  Fake Your Way To The Top

25.  Pop

26.  I Will Always Love You (Emerald Ballet)

27.  Feather (Ruby Ballet)

28.  The Peanuts Gang

29.  Come On Everybody

30.  Build Me Up Buttercup

31.  You Are My Sunshine

32.  The Sign (Wednesday 6:30 Tap)

33.  Me Ole Bamboo

34.  Islands

35.  Good Vibrations (Tuesday 4:00 Rumson)

36.  Rolie Rolie Olie (Monday 9:45)

37.  Macarena (Tuesday 9:30)

38.  Nicest Kids In Town

39.  We Go Together (Tuesday 4:45 Rumson)

40.  We Like To Party (Monday 4:30 Rumson)

41.  Spice Girls (Both Thursday 3:45 Hip Hop Classes)

42.  The Time Of Your Life (Thursday 3:45 Fair Haven)

43.  C’est La Vie (Thursday Tap 3:45)

44.  In Summer

45.  Hard Knocks

46.  My Junk

46A. Cant Touch This  (Wednesday 3:30 Boys only)

47.  Daddy Daughter Dance

48.  Intermission

49.  Stranger Things

50.  I Need Love (Friday 12:15)

51.  Hit Me Baby One More Time (Tuesday 4:15 Fair Haven)

52.  Colorblind (Amethyst Jazz)

53.  Kiss The Girl (Tuesday 5:00 Fair Haven)

54.  Tiger Rag

55.  Be Our Guest (Monday 3:45 Fair Haven)

56.  Jump (Wednesday 5:00 Fair Haven)

57.  Jonny Don’t Go

58.  Supernova Girl (Monday 4:30 Fair Haven)

59.  Reflection (Tuesday 3:30 Fair Haven)

60.  The Fab Four

61.  One Jump Ahead (Monday 5:15 Fair Haven)

62.  Vampirina Ballerina

63.  I’ll Be There For You (Ruby Jazz)

64.  You Will Be Found

65.  Kiss From A Rose (Amethyst Ballet)

66.  You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Saturday 9:45)

67.  Hair Up (Hip Hop Mini Team)

68.  Barbie Girl (Thursday 4:30)

69.  Center Stage Closing Number