Dance Fundamentals - Adult Level Performances
The Elkton High School recitals will be held on Saturday, June 19 at 2:00pm and 6:00pm and Sunday, June 20 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you check the day and time of your recital assignment. Each show is approximately two hours. Please double check which show/s your student is participating in and be sure your dancer arrives 20 minutes prior to the start of the show so that they can find their dressing room and take care of last minute details.

To find your dancer's class placement in the order of routines click here.

Elkton High School is located on James Street in Elkton across from Gilpin Manor Elementary School on Elkton-Newark Road (Route 279). As you approach the building, please look for the marked entrance to the auditorium wing which is the second to the last set of double doors to the right. The auditorium is at the end of the hallway. Seating is located on the right as you enter and ushers will be available for the performances.

Tickets are $16.00 per person and will be sold in advance at Cecil Dancenter beginning on Saturday, June 5 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm (see below for additional sale hours). We accept cash, check, Master Card, Visa, & Discover; however, all dance accounts must be current with a zero balance due prior to purchasing any recital tickets. Phone orders by credit card will be accepted beginning Monday, June 7 OR email info@cecildancenter.com with your ticket sales request (click here for the email ticket form) and they will be fulfilled on Monday. Recital seating is by reservation; this means you will need to select your seats at the time of your purchase. Tickets will not be available for sale at stage rehearsals; however, you will be able to purchase tickets at dress rehearsal. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door the day of the recital. Remember, the earlier you buy your tickets, the better the seat selection. 

  • What Does the $16 admission cover?  Your admission fee affords us to rent the school for seven days along with paying the custodial fees. We also pay our teachers, administrative staff and technical crew for that week. Other expenses include recital programs and tickets, trophies and awards, lighting design, and many other incidentals that are too numerous to itemize.  

Tickets will be on sale during the following hours at Cecil Dancenter's main studio location:
  • Saturday, June 5:              7:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Monday, June 7:               9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday-Friday, June 8-11:      9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Monday-Thursday June 14-17:   9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Fri, June 18 @ Dress Rehearsal: 4:30pm – 8:00pm

Although Maryland is no longer under a statewide mask mandate, for the continued safety of our students and families, we will be requiring everyone to wear a mask during the recital event.  All audience members and dancers will need to wear their mask while inside Elkton High School and dancers will need to purchase a nude color mask (available at The Dance Station) to ensure that all classes have a cohesive look when on stage. We want all of our families to feel safe and enjoy the recital performances and hope that this will alleviate any concerns regarding older family members attending recital, particularly those seeing their senior dancer perform for their last recital or those seeing their dancer for the very first time on stage. Our students have worked hard this year and we don’t want any of them (or their families) to feel like they need to miss their dancer perform due to safety concerns. As always, we appreciate everyone’s support and cooperation as we present our 2021 recitals!

Female dancers should wear make-up that is heavier than street make-up. Students should ask their instructor about tights and how their hair should be worn. Tights and hair nets (for buns) are available at The Dance Station located next to Studio C. If a dancer is uncomfortable changing from costume to costume in the dressing rooms, we recommend wearing a body liner which may also be purchased at The Dance Station.  
  • Check out this video link (click here) on how to make a beautiful hair bun!

Dancers may pick up their trophy either Saturday or Sunday (NOT BOTH!) and have their picture taken with their teacher in the cafeteria after the recital performances. Students who have been dancing for five or ten years will receive both an award and a trophy. 
Students will have a stage rehearsal at EHS (June 14 - 17) for each class in which he/she will be performing. Students should wear normal dance attire for this rehearsal. The stage rehearsal schedule is posted in the lobbies, copies are available on the lobby tables or see the link below. Since this rehearsal is only 15 minutes per class, we ask that you be prompt.

Click here for the STAGE rehearsal schedule.
Dress rehearsal is at EHS on Friday, June 18. An adult must accompany each child to dress rehearsal, as there will not be any other supervision available. Due to space limitations, we recommend that siblings not attend. Dress rehearsal is run just like the real show except the dancers sit in the auditorium instead of waiting in their assigned dressing rooms. Students should wear or bring their costumes to this rehearsal and may use one of the dressing rooms to change if needed. Remember that the order of dances will be different from the real show as all classes will perform in the dress rehearsal. Students may leave as soon as their dance/dances are performed; however, please keep in mind that this will be your child's only opportunity to see all of the dances unless you purchase tickets for a show your child is not in. The dress rehearsal schedule is posted in each lobby, available on the lobby tables, or you may click below for the schedule. 

Click here for the DRESS rehearsal schedule.

We anticipate having a food truck stationed in the front of the school from 4:00pm - 8:00pm at dress rehearsal and families may enjoy their dinner in the cafeteria. Information on the food trucks available will be sent out at a later date.
During the recital, students are asked to remain in their dressing rooms until called for their performance. Dancers will have to stay in their designated dressing room for the entire show. No food or drinks (except water) will be allowed in the dressing rooms. Parents are encouraged to send games, toys, etc to help pass the time. Please review the dressing room list for your child's dressing room assignment that is posted on the lobby bulletin boards or follow the link below.  

Click here for the dressing room assignments.

We are looking for volunteer parents to supervise the students during the recital. PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT be able to allow males to volunteer in an all-girl dressing room. (If you are a dad/grandfather/uncle/etc. consider volunteering in the boys' dressing room if you have a daughter performing.) Volunteers will need to stay in their designated dressing room during the entire show except to watch their child perform. Consider volunteering for a show in which your child is not performing if you would like to sit in the audience with family during your child's performance. *Volunteers have the benefit of purchasing recital tickets early (Saturday, June 5 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm) as a bonus for their help. If you can't make it in person, you may email us the ticket form and we will fill your order after the initial volunteer line slows down on Saturday.

To sign up to help please contact the office.
Would you like to surprise your dancer with a beautiful bouquet of flowers after his/her performance? As a fundraiser, Cecil Dance Theatre, our senior performing company, is selling rose arrangements from Fair Hill Florist for our recital students. The flower order form is available on lobby tables or click here for the EHS form. Orders are due by Wednesday, June 9.
Cecil Dancenter will be videotaping the Elkton High School recitals. Recital DVD's are Blu-Ray only and available for $40 (includes sales tax) per show. Order forms are available on lobby tables or click here. Orders will not be accepted without payment in full.
Each year Cecil Dancenter offers an opportunity for your dancer to have their picture taken in their recital costume/s. On Wednesday, June 23 Amorin Photography will be at Studio B to take portraits of your child in his/her dance costume. To schedule an appointment, please contact the office. Dancers may come to the photo shoot with a pose/s in mind or Miss Tina will help your child with a pose. Families will be able to view and order their photos on-line. For your convenience, picture packages will be mailed directly to your home. To see some of Tom Amorin's work click here. Package options and pricing information is on the lobby bulletin board or click here.  
2021 Recital T-shirts are available for sale. These T-shirts list all dancers participating in the Elkton High School and Creative Dance/Dance Basics studio recitals enrolled by February 22. T-shirts are $17 (includes tax). Copies of the order forms are available on lobby tables or click here.
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Congratulations to these students celebrating five or ten years and to our graduating seniors!  
Rylee Barnard
Maria Bojko
Abbie Brodeur
Autumn Crouse
Haley Davis
Vanessa Evans-Bouchelle
Riley Fielder
Madelyn Finley
Sasha Finley
Itzia Green
Makayla Horne
Abigail Knote
Andrew Lorandeau
Lily MacGiillivary
Davynn Manske
Madison Manske
Marlena Marrs
Catlyn Martin
Rosemarie Miller
Kylee Nickler
Angela Pereira
Khloe Proctor
Kathryn Reeves
Emily Reeves
Mia Renner
Kennedy Schwartz
Ellie Swansen
Aubree Warner
Madalyn Whitley
Alyson Ditmore
Annie Harris
Georgia Harris
Grace Ingram
Grayson Jones
Allison Mitchell
Deana Mitchell
Kylie Renna
Sadie Tome
Ellis Walker
Mara Antognoli
Carissa Bolinski
Alyson Ditmore
Olivia Frounfelker
Abby Goodman
Lauren Hartzell
Leah Hash
Aaliyah Richardson
Heather Sten
Sabrina Van Voorhis
Ellis Walker
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