Recital Season is a magical time at Helmer Dance Studio. The Recital is the culmination of all of our students, faculty, and staff’s hard work this season. It is what we have been working towards all year. Please read on for all of the key details for this year’s recitals. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at any time. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We are confident the recital will be a wonderful experience for you and your guests and will create life-long memories for your dancer and your family. It’s almost showtime!



Our Recital Performances are:

Sat., June 12 at 10:00am

Sat., June 12 at 1:00pm

Sat., June 12 at 4:00pm

Sat., June 12 at 7:00pm


Visit our website’s Picture/Rehearsal/Recital page to see what performance your class is in.



Hudson High School, 1501 Vine Street, Hudson, WI



Dress rehearsals are just as important as the performance! During the dress rehearsal, dancers will space the dance onstage, review the choreography, and test how costumes and accessories look and work on stage, while our designers, stage managers, technicians, and crew set lighting cues, adjust sound levels,etc.

Visit our website’s Picture/Rehearsal/Recital page to see what rehearsal your class is in.



Please arrive dressed in your first Dance’s costume!

Remember - No jewelry/earrings are to be worn, underwear should not be worn under tights and nail polish should be removed. Food and drink other than water are not permitted in the auditorium.

During the show, the dancers will wait in the dressing room. They will be supervised by our staff and team of volunteers. There is a live feed showing the recital in the cafeteria.


When you arrive…

Dancers in the Saturday 10:00am show should arrive no later than 9:30am.

Dancers in the Saturday 1:00pm show should arrive no later than 12:30pm.

Dancers in the Saturday 4:00pm show should arrive no later than 3:30pm.

Dancers in the Saturday 7:00pm show should arrive no later than 6:15pm.


Dancers arriving at HHS on Recital day should proceed with one female guardian to the dressing room. That guardian must be wearing the wristband which they will receive when they check their dancer in.

Do you have multiple costumes? If you have costume changes during the show, please bring all costumes to the dressing room. Staff and volunteers can help.

If you pre-ordered flowers or dancing bears for your dancer, please pick them up at the table in the lobby AFTER you drop your child off in the dressing room.



After your dancer performs, sit back and enjoy the rest of the show! We promise the rest of the show is just as entertaining and the remaining dancers have worked equally hard and deserve a “full audience feel” too. Your dancer will be well taken care of in the dressing room by our staff and volunteers.



The following policies are in effect during all performances, Kindly inform your guests of these policies to avoid any misunderstanding with our staff or security.

  • The use of any photography or recording devices is strictly prohibited at any time once inside the theater. This includes the use of any camera (with or without flash), camcorder or cell phone used in an attempt to photograph or video record any portion of the show. Those ignoring this policy will be required to leave the premises without refund. Remember, you will receive a HD digital download of all four of our recitals within a few weeks of the show.

  • Please remain in your seat at all times. If you must leave your seat for any reason, please do so only during the blackouts between dances. 

  • Please turn off or silence any electronic devices including cell phones, tablets, gaming devices, or watches that may make an audible sound. Please refrain from texting during the performance, as it is disrespectful to the performers on stage and distracting to those around you.

  • In compliance with federal law, smoking is prohibited on the entirety of the Hudson High School campus.