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Annual Dance Recital

What are recitals?

A recital is a performance of art where CAN-DO dancers perform choreographed maneuvers in front of a special audiance, you! Dancers dress in costumes specific to the production and show off complicated steps that take months of practice to master. Recitals are fun for all!

Recital season is a very exciting time in our Dance Program. In January, we begin to prepare our students for our Annual Tampa Gymnastics & Dance Recital. If you are a first time parent feeling unsure about the recital, don't worry you are not alone, we have all been there and survived! In an effort to make your life a little less stressful, we have created this page to provide you and your child with an enjoyable recital experience. We want the recital to be a time when every student has a feeling of accomplishment as they perform on stage before family and friends. This is your child's chance to shine!


Tampa Gymnastics & Dance 27th Annual Recital 

Fri,Jun 9th   Evening, 6PM

David A. Starz Jr.
Center for the 
Performing Arts                           

Sat,Jun 10th Matinee, 1PM Evening, 6PM Louise Lykes Ferguson Hall
1010 North W.C MacInnes
Place, Tampa,FL 33602
Sun, Jun 11th Matinee, 1PM

Evening, 6PM



Ad Fee

Each child is responsible to place a minimum of one ($30) advertisement in our keepsake recital book. This may be a personal ad or you may have a business sponsor your child. The recital ads are used to help defer the costs involved with the recital.  All ads need to be submitted online at:  All ads are due by April 15, 2017.

All ad orders must be placed on-line; hard copy ads will not be accepted. Ad sizes are as follows:

Full page is 80x10.5
Half page is 80x5.24
Quarter page is 3.504.76
Business card is 3.502.38
All are in inches and the resolution for all is 300pixelsfmch.
No bleed necessary.

All tickets will be purchased on-line through the David A Straz Jr Center for the Performing Arts starting in May 2017, at:


Pictures and Video

Purchasing pictures is optional; however we ask that each child be present for pictures so they can be included in the group picture, which will be in our commemorative program book. 

PDF icon  2017 Recital Information

PDF icon  Show Schedule


Parents may take photographs and video at dress rehearsal only. Cameras will not be allowed inside the theater on the day of the performance. Professional videos of the recital will be available to purchase. The DVDs will be on safe from February 13-June 8, 2017.  After June 8th, there is a price increase until June 30, 2017.  After June 30th, the DVDs will not be available for purchase.  

New Tampa Photo Schedule: 

April 17-20, 2017

Wayne Papy Photo Schedule and Loretta Ingraham Photo Schedule:

April 22-27, 2017


A commemerative t-shirt is availble with this year's recital theme: In the Spotlight, is available to purchase from February 13-May 19, 2017 at: 

Program Books

Program books are a comemerative item featuring the class pictures and advertisements.  You may purchase a program book at a discounted rate between February 13-May 19th, 2017.  A price increase will occur between May 20-June 5, 2017.  At the recital, we will only have a limited number of books to purchase at the Straz Center.  We strongly encourage you to pre-order you program book before June 5, 2017!


Thank you in advance for the time and effort you put in to this show! The staff is really excited about this year's recital. If you have any questions, you can e-mail us at: