11th Anniversary

May 31st and June 1st, 2023Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theaterat 6:30pm

Our 11th Anniversary Recitals will be May 31 and June 1, 2023 @ 6:30pm at Mesa Arts Center in the Ikeda Theater. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, April 29, 2023 @12pm through the Mesa Arts Center Box Office. Dance 101 will have two different shows to accommodate all of our students and audience members.

Though recital participation is highly encouraged, it is optional. Recital participation is for Bright Stars levels and older. We need to know your decision by January 25, 2023 if you or your child(ren) will participate in the recital. This means a direct commitment from you to pay the non-refundable fees associated with the costumes and recital. This is also a commitment from you to do your best to attend to every class so we can all be prepared for the recital. We will have a list of the classes that will perform in either the Wednesday or Thursday evening show by January of 2023.

Switching classes and withdrawals after January 25, 2023 are highly discouraged. This can disrupt the learning process for ALL the students in a class.  

See below for important dates and details 

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    Important Dates

    See the schedule below and mark your calendar with these important dates. 

    By Dec 22 Early Bird Confirmation Due! Save money on your recital registration fees!
    26-Dec Early Bird Recital Registration DUE $40 per student (no refunds)
    By Jan 25 Final Recital Confirmation needed!
    26-Jan Recital Registration DUE $55 per student (no refunds)
    26-Feb Costume Deposit DUE $40 per student per class (no refunds)
    26-Mar Costume Balance DUE $40+tax per student per class (no refunds)
    Spring Break Classes will be held during spring break
    May 12 & 13 Photo Days at Dance 101 (See schedule below)
    27-May Last day of classes
    30-May Dress Rehearsal 10am -10pm Ikeda Theater (each class will have scheduled rehearsal times)
    31-May Annual Recital Show 1 @ Ikeda Theater 6:30pm
    1-Jun Annual Recital Show 2 @ Ikeda Theater 6:30pm

    *Early Bird Recital Registration discount for multi-student families are $40 for the 1st student, $10 for the 2nd student, $5 for the 3rd and $5 for the 4th

    *Recital Registration after Dec. 1 for multi-student families are $55 for the 1st student, $15 for the 2nd student, $10 for the 3rd and $10 for the 4th

    How to confirm

    Follow these steps for your recital confirmation. Visit https://youtu.be/FTXgh2iHX6g for a tutorial on how to confirm through the customer login. 

    1. Go to the Customer Login on the Dance 101 website
    2. Click on View (Student’s Name)
    3. On the Details page for your students click the light blue edit pencil
    4. Under Basic Info scroll to the bottom section where it says additional info
    5. Under the 2023 Participation type YES or NO and then save
    6. Remember your confirmation is a direct commitment from you to pay the non-refundable fees associated with the costumes and recital and to have good attendance in your registered class.
    7. Dance choreography is based on how many students are in class so we ask that there are no transfers or withdrawals once classes start working on choreography. 
    8. We will decide which classes will be in which show(s) by January 2023.
    9. Please note that only dancers and our staff/backstage helpers are allowed backstage. Parents will get to enjoy the show from the audience. Click here to see our backstage video https://youtu.be/DRSGZF4Q9f8 

    View Show Split

    1. Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Mon 4:15pm - Tessa, Tap
    2. Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Thurs 4:00pm - Sara, Ballet
    3. Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Sat 10:45am - Brianna H., Tap
    4. Star Burst Acro Thurs 6:00pm - Treva
    5. Star Burst Ballet/Tap Mon 4:45pm - Sara, Tap
    6. Star Burst Ballet/Tap TPM1 4:00pm - Jessica, Ballet
    7. Star Burst Ballet/Tap TPM2 5:45pm - Emily, Tap
    8. Star Burst Urban Thurs 4:30pm - Jessica
    9. Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Mon 5:15pm - Tessa, Ballet
    10. Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues 4:00pm - Emily, Jazz
    11. Rock Stars Urban Mon 4:15pm - Jessica
    12. Super Stars Acro Wed 4:00pm - Sara
    13. Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues 4:00pm - Caitlyn, Ballet
    14. Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Thurs 4:00pm - Emily, Jazz
    15. Nova Acro Sat 9:15am - Sara
    16. Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Mon 3:45pm - Sara, Ballet
    17. Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Thurs 5:00pm - Emily, Jazz
    18. Nova Urban Mon 6:00pm - Jessica
    19. Cosmos Acro Wed 5:45pm - Sara
    20. Cosmos Ballet/Contemporary Mon 6:45pm - Sara
    21. Cosmos Tap/Jazz Thurs 5:00pm - Sara
    22. Ballet 101 Tues 6:00pm - Caitlyn
    23. Tap 101 Wed 6:00pm – Brianna H.
    24. Jazz 101 Tues 5:00pm - Caitlyn
    25. Contemporary 101 Wed 7:00pm - Jordan
    26. Urban 101 Thurs 6:45pm - Brianna D.
    27. Adult Ballet Level 2 Mon 8:00pm - Sara
    28. Adult Jazz Level 2 Tues 7:45pm - Caitlyn
    29. Adult Contemporary Level 2 Wed 8:00pm – Jordan
    30. Adult Tap Level 2 Wed 8:00pm - Emily
    31. Staff Dance

    1. Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Wed 5:00pm – Brianna H., Tap
    2. Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Thurs 10:00am - Emily, Tap
    3. Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Sat 9:45am - Jessica, Ballet
    4. Star Burst Acro Wed 5:00pm - Sara
    5. Star Burst Ballet/Tap Wed 4:00pm - Tessa, Ballet
    6. Star Burst Ballet/Tap Thurs 10:00am - Sara, Tap
    7. Star Burst Ballet/Tap Sat 10:00am - Emily, Tap
    8. Rock Stars Acro Sat 10:15am - Sara
    9. Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Wed 4:00pm - Emily, Tap
    10. Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Sat 11:00am - Emily, Jazz
    11. Rock Stars Urban Thurs 5:15pm - Jessica
    12. Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Wed 5:00pm - Tessa, Tap
    13. Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Sat 11:45am - Brianna H., Jazz
    14. Super Stars Urban Mon 5:00pm - Jessica
    15. Super Nova Acro Wed 6:45pm - Sara
    16. Super Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues 6:45pm - Emily, Jazz
    17. Super Nova Urban Tues 6:00pm - Jessica
    18. Comets Acro Sat 11:00am - Sara
    19. Comets Ballet/Contemporary Thurs 6:00pm - Emily
    20. Comets Tap/Jazz Mon 6:15pm - Tessa
    21. Comets Urban Tues 7:00pm- Brianna D.
    22. Cosmos Acro Wed 5:45pm - Sara
    23. Ballet 201 Thurs 6:15pm - Sara
    24. Pointe 201 Thurs 7:15pm - Sara
    25. Tap 201 Wed 7:00pm - Emily
    26. Jazz 201 Mon 5:45pm - Sara
    27. Contemporary 201 Wed 6:00pm - Tessa
    28. Urban 201 Mon 7:00pm - Jessica
    29. Adult Tap Level 3 Tues 8:00pm - Emily
    30. Adult Tap Level 4 Thurs 7:15pm - Emily
    31. Staff Dance

    Recital Fees

    Registration Fee 

    Every family will receive a code for a digital download of the recital included with their registration fee. (DVDs will still be available for purchase.) The registration fee also helps with the cost of the theater and pays for your time with the instructor during dress rehearsal and the show. Recital Registration fees are added to the auto-pay tuition billing.   

    Confirmation before December 26, 2022 (Early Bird)

    • Early Bird Recital Registration – Due December 26
    • Early Bird Recital Registration is $40 per student (multi-student family’s rate is $10 for 2nd student, $5 more for 3rd or 4th student) *non-refundable

    Confirmation between December 27, 2022 – January 25, 2023 

    • Recital Registration – Due January 26
    • Recital Registration is $55 per student (multi-student family’s rate is $15 for 2nd student, $10 more for 3rd or 4th student) *non-refundable

    Costume Fees

    Costume fees are added to the auto-pay billing as well.  Costume fees are per class/per student. These fees will include the costume, headpiece, and a pair of tights if needed. Shoes are not included. Your child should be able to wear the same shoes they have been wearing to class.

    • $40 costume deposit is due on February 26 (payable with March tuition)
    • $40 plus tax costume balance due on March 26 (payable with April tuition)


    Available through Mesa Arts Center Box Office

    • Tickets go on sale Sat, April 29 at 12pm
    • Tickets are $16 plus fees

    Optional Costs 

    These are all items that you might want to budget for when thinking about the recital. Prices vary depending on your selection.

    • Photo Packages
    • Flowers
    • DVDs

    All Dance 101 fees associated with the recital are non-refundable.


    Your costume can go home after April 26th (if available) and when your account is paid in full. Recital photos will be taken on May 12th or 13th so you will need to have your costume and tuition paid for and picked up by then.

    • Put your dancer’s name in all shoes, costumes and tights.
    • Do not eat or drink in costume.
    • Remove costumes from bag and hang up before and after wearing.
    • Tutus should be hung upside down to keep fluffy.
    • Never put your costume in the washer or dryer.
    • You may hang the costume in the bathroom during a shower to allow steam to release wrinkles.
    • No jewelry should be worn, but small stud earrings are ok.
    • Tights should be clean with no holes or runs.
    • Underwear should not be worn under costumes that have tights to prevent panty lines. Tights are considered your underwear.

    Shoes are not included with the costumes. Your child should be able to wear the same shoes they have been wearing to class. Shoe colors are as follows:

    • Pink ballet (Black for boys)
    • Black tap 
    • Black or Tan jazz shoes (depending on the costume)
    • Urban students will be given a suggestion for shoe colors, but it will not be required.

    Photo Days

    Photo days are Friday and Saturday, May 12th and 13th at DANCE 101. Photos will be taken by Rena Photography. All orders will be placed online at


    Photos need to be pre-ordered by May 1st. When you arrive 15 minutes prior to your designated photo time check in at the front desk to find out your assigned studio so we can gather the entire class in one area before proceeding to the photo.

    • All dancers are asked to attend so that the dancers who want group photographs may have their entire class in the photo.
    • Please arrive at the studio 15 minutes prior to your designated photo time with make-up and hair done.
    • Make up should be light. Sparkles and lip gloss are okay.
    • Please wear your costume to the studio because of limited dressing areas.
    • If you have a second class, please bring your costume to change.
    • Dancers should wear the correct shoes for their recital number.
    • Pre-order photos online to save time at photo day https://dance-101-renaphoto.square.site.
    • Sibling/Buddy photo options are available.
    • Only dancers will be allowed in the photography area. 
    • Parents and family members will remain in the staging/waiting area.
    • Photos will be available for pick-up at Dress Rehearsal on May 30, 2023.


    Photo Day Schedule

    Time Song Class
    4:20 It's a Small World Star Burst Ballet/Tap Tues 4PM - Jessica
    4:30 Zero to Hero - Tues Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues 4PM - Emily
    4:40 How Far I'll Go Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Thus 4PM - Sara
    4:50 Just the Way You Are Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues 4PM - Caitlyn
    5:00 Zip a Dee Doo Dah - Thurs Star Burst Ballet/Tap Thurs 10AM - Sara
    5:10 My Girl Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Mon 4:15PM- Tessa
    5:20 PYT Rock Stars Urban Mon 4:15PM- Jessica
    5:30 Black and Gold Jazz 201 - Sara
    5:40 Can't Hurry Love Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Thurs 10AM - Emily
    5:50 Lollipop - Wed Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Wed 5PM - Brianna
    6:00 You Gotta Be Cosmos Tap/Jazz - Sara
    6:10 Dancing Queen Contemporary 201 - Tessa
    6:20 I'll Be There For You Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Thurs 5PM- Emily
    6:30 Friday Super Nova Urban - Jessica
    6:40 The Greatest Show Cosmos Acro - Sara
    6:50 Eleanor Rigby Ballet 201 - Sara
    7:00 Forever Young Adult Ballet Level 2 - Sara
    7:10 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Super Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues - Emily
    7:20 This Is Me Cosmos Ballet/Contemporary - Sara
    7:30 Oye Como Va Tap 201 - Emily
    7:40 Cherry Wine Adult Contemporary Level 2 - Jordan
    7:50 Let's Groove 2K18 Super Nova Acro - Sara
    8:00 Rollercoaster Comets Urban - Brianna
    8:10 Beggin' Urban 201 - Jessica
    8:15 Feel It Still Adult Jazz Level 2 - Caitlyn
    Time Song Class
    2:10 Rescue Me Super Stars Acro - Sara
    2:20 Shining Star Star Burst Urban Thurs - Jessica
    2:30 All You Need is Love Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Mon 5:15PM - Tessa
    2:40 Tiny Dancer Star Burst Ballet/Tap Wed 4PM - Tessa
    2:50 I'm a Believer Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Wed 4PM - Emily
    3:00 Higher Love Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Mon 3:45PM- Sara
    3:10 I Wanna Be Like You Star Burst Acro Thurs 6PM- Treva
    3:20 I Want You Back Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Thurs 4PM - Emily
    3:30 Dig a Little Deeper Star Burst Acro Wed 5PM - Sara
    3:40 Zip a Dee Doo Dah - Mon Star Burst Ballet/Tap Mon 4:45PM - Sara
    3:50 Dancing in the Streets Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Wed 5PM - Tessa
    4:00 Carwash Rock Stars Urban Thurs 5:15PM- Jessica
    4:10 Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Sat 9:45AM - Jessica
    4:20 Good Feeling Nova Urban - Jessica
    4:30 Lollipop - Sat Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Sat 10:45AM - Brianna
    4:40 Kiss Me Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Sat 11:45AM- Brianna
    4:50 Locomotion - Tues Star Burst Ballet/Tap Tues 5:45PM - Emily
    5:00 Puttin' on the Ritz Tap 101 - Brianna
    5:10 Locomotion - Sat Star Burst Ballet/Tap Sat 10AM - Emily
    5:20 Twist and Shout Rock Stars Acro - Sara
    5:30 Don't You Worry About a Thing Nova Acro - Sara
    5:40 99 Red Balloons Contemporary 101 - Jordan
    5:50 Stand Out Comets Acro - Sara
    6:00 Zero to Here - Sat Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Sat 11AM - Emily
    6:10 I Knew You Were Trouble Adult Tap Level 2 - Emily
    6:20 Girl Like You Ballet 101 - Caitlyn
    6:30 Ain't Nobody Super Stars Urban Mon - Jessica
    6:40 Hard Day's Night Adult Tap Level 3 - Emily
    6:50 Steal My Girl Comets Ballet/Contemporary - Emily
    7:00 That's What Makes You Beautiful Jazz 101 - Caitlyn
    7:10 Dancing in the Moonlight Comets Tap/Jazz - Tessa
    7:20 Bittersweet Symphony Adult Tap Level 4 - Emily
    7:30 My House Urban 101 - Brianna

    Dress Rehearsal

    Tuesday, May 30Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater1 East Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201

    • Each class has a 10-minute time slot for rehearsal. 
    • Please arrive at least 15 minutes before rehearsal time.
    • Allow plenty of time to park and walk up to the theater. Dress Rehearsal has to run on time so we will not be able to wait if you are late. 
    • Wear your costume to the rehearsal. Please cover up with something to keep the costume and tights clean. Put shoes on at the theater.
    • You will sit in the auditorium to wait for your turn.
    • Parents should stay with their child until the group goes on-stage.
      We will not have supervisors until the performance.
    • Photos/Video recordings may be taken at this time. No tripods will be allowed.
    • Dressing rooms are backstage for those that need to change costumes. Some dancers will have a quick turn around to change costumes. 
    • No stage make-up is required. You may want to practice your hairstyle to make sure that it stays secure for the show. 
    • Parents may watch in the auditorium. You can invite guests to come watch the dress rehearsal.
    • Parents and students will attend a backstage orientation after they are done with their rehearsal. 
    • Due to the nature of theater rentals dress rehearsal will be from 10am-10pm on Tuesday, May 30 at Mesa Arts Center. Please utilize car pools or family members if you have conflicts with the dress rehearsal schedule time. 

    Performance Details

    Showtime 6:30pmMesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater1 East Main St. Mesa, AZ 85201

    • Acro – Super Stars, Nova, Super Nova, Comets, Cosmos arrive at 5:15pm for warm up. 
    • Dancers ages 9 and older should arrive for the show at 5:30pm.
    • Dancers Ages 6-8 should arrive for the show at 5:45pm.
    • Dancers ages 3-5 should arrive for the show at 6:00pm.
    • The doors to the theater will open at 5:45pm.
    • Drop off will be in the lobby of the theater
    • Please take your dancer to the restroom before sending them backstage.
    • Dancers should arrive with make-up on and hair fixed. Hair may be styled in a manner that keeps it off the dancer’s face. Buns, ponytails, and braids are preferred.
    • Stage lights can make a dancer’s face look pale. Make up should be dark enough for the dancer’s facial features to stand out. Examples of types to use are blush, lipstick, eyeliner and eye shadow. Colors should be complimentary to skin tone and costumes. Sparkles are always welcome!
    • Please wear your first costume to the performance, but carry shoes. Cover up as needed to keep your costume clean. Put dance shoes one before coming backstage.
    • Do not send anything with your child unless they have multiple dances.
    • If your child has multiple dances please label everything they will have with them backstage.
    • Plan time for parking and/or drop off of students and adults and one last restroom break!
    • Say goodbye to your students at check-in. Only performers will be allowed backstage due to security. Adult staff will monitor dressing rooms.
    • No students will be released until after the final bow.
    • Students will be released to a parent at the designated checkout area.  Please send only one parent to pick up your student(s). You will need to check them out with the class monitor. Please be patient as we want to ensure your child(ren)’s safety.
    • Absolutely NO picture taking or video recording during the performance.
    • A digital copy of the performance is included with your recital registration. It will be available by July 1, 2023.
    • DVDs may still be ordered from Video Concepts. Click here for an order form. or order online at http://www.videoconceptsaz.com
    • The shows will last approximately 1.5 hours.
    • It is customary to present your dancer with flowers after a show. Flowers will be available for purchase in the lobby before both recitals.

    View Show Order

    1. The Greatest Show (Cosmos Acro - Sara)
    2. Rescue Me (Super Stars Acro - Sara)
    3. I Wanna Be Like You (Star Burst Acro Thurs - Treva)
    4. Don't You Worry About A Thing (Nova Acro - Sara)
    5. Puttin' On the Ritz (Tap 101 - Brianna)
    6. My Girl (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Mon - Tessa)
    7. Forever Young (Adult Ballet Level 2 - Sara)
    8. I'll Be There For You (Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Thurs - Emily)
    9. It's a Small World (Star Burst Ballet/Tap TPM1 - Jessica)
    10. Just the Way You Are (Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues - Caitlyn)
    11. Lollipop (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap S2 - Brianna)
    12. Girls Like You (Ballet 101 - Caitlyn)
    13. This is Me (Cosmos Ballet/Contemporary - Sara)
    14. Zero to Hero (Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues - Emily)
    15. How Far I'll Go (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap ThPM - Sara)
    16. I Knew You Were Trouble (Adult Tap Level 2 - Emily)
    17. Zip A Dee Doo Dah (Star Burst Ballet/Tap Mon - Sara)
    18. 99 Red Balloons (Contemporary 101 - Jordan)
    19. Higher Love (Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Mon - Sara)
    20. Locomotion (Star Burst Ballet/Tap TPM2 - Emily)
    21. Shining Star (Star Burst Urban Th - Jessica)
    22. Feel It Still (Adult Jazz Level 2 - Caitlyn)
    23. My House (Urban 101 - Brianna)
    24. All You Need is Love (Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Mon - Tessa)
    25. I Want You Back (Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Thurs - Emily)
    26. Y.T (Rock Stars Urban Mon - Jessica)
    27. You Gotta Be (Cosmos Tap/Jazz - Sara)
    28. Good Feeling (Nova Urban - Jessica)
    29. That's What Makes You Beautiful (Jazz 101 - Caitlyn)
    30. Cherry Wine (Adult Contemporary Level 2 - Jordan)
    31. I Love You Always and Forever (Staff Dance) 

    1. The Greatest Show (Cosmos Acro - Sara)
    2. Dig a Little Deeper (Star Burst Acro Wed - Sara)
    3. Stand Out (Comets Acro - Sara)
    4. Let's Groove 2k18 (Super Nova Acro - Sara)
    5. Twist and Shout (Rock Stars Acro - Sara)
    6. Fix You (Pointe 201 - Sara)
    7. Lollipop (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap WPM - Brianna)
    8. Senior Solo
    9. Tiny Dancer (Star Burst Ballet/Tap Wed - Tessa)
    10. Eleanor Rigby (Ballet 201 - Sara)
    11. Dancing in the Streets (Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Wed - Tessa)
    12. Zero to Hero (Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Sat - Emily)
    13. You Can't Hurry Love (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Thurs 10am - Emily)
    14. Friday Super Nova Urban Jessica)
    15. Zip A Dee Doo Dah (Star Burst Ballet/Tap Thurs 10am - Sara)
    16. Black and Gold (Jazz 201 - Sara)
    17. Car Wash (Rock Stars Urban Thurs - Jessica)
    18. Steal My Girl (Comets Ballet/Contemporary - Emily)
    19. Kiss Me (Super Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Sat - Brianna)
    20. Hard Days Night (Adult Tap Level 3 - Emily)
    21. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo (Bright Stars Ballet/Tap Sat 9: - Jessica)
    22. Oye Como Va (Tap 201 - Emily Finch)
    23. Rollercoaster (Cosmos Urban - Brianna Delosal)
    24. Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun (Super Nova Ballet/Tap/Jazz Tues - Emily)
    25. Locomotion (Star Burst Ballet/Tap Sat - Emily)
    26. Ain't Nobody (Super Stars Urban Mon - Jessica)
    27. I'm a Believer (Rock Stars Ballet/Tap/Jazz Wed - Emily)
    28. Dancing Queen (Contemporary 201 - Tessa)
    29. Bittersweet Symphony (Adult Tap Level 4 - Emily)
    30. Dancing in the Moonlight (Comets Tap/Jazz - Tessa)
    31. Beggin’ (Urban 201 - Jessica)
    32. I Love You Always and Forever (Staff Dance) 

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