Spring 2019

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! AS OF APRIL 23rd (1st day back to dance after Easter Break), THERE ARE ONLY 5 WEEKS UNTIL DRESS REHEARSAL! Recital dances are now in full swing, so attending all classes is necessary. Remember that dancing is a team effort!  If your child has to miss class due to illness or for any other reason, please call the office or email to let the teachers know. 250-656-8910 or info@allegroperformingartscentre.com.


SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2019 – MCPHERSON THEATRE in costume

  • RECITAL #1 rehearses from 9:00-11:00 am

  • RECITAL #2 rehearses from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

  • RECITAL #3 rehearses from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • RECITAL #4 rehearses from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Students should have parental supervision during the dress rehearsals; Allegro cannot be held responsible for supervising students before, in-between or after the rehearsals.


  • Saturday, June 1 show times – 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 2 show times – 11:00 am & 4:00 pm

Recital breakdowns and a detailed Dress Rehearsal schedule will be posted soon!

Each class performs in at least 1 of the Recitals at the MCPHERSON THEATREon Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 (each show is different)*Dancers/families who take multiple classes will most likely be in more than one Recital.The Dress rehearsal and Recital dates are very important, so please mark them on your calendar. Please remember that in order to dance in the Recital you must attend the dress rehearsal! 

 Some Adult classes opt not to participate

Recital link: https://www.allegroperformingartscentre.com/recital

The MCPHERSON THEATRE is located at the corner of Pandora and Government St.

RECITAL TICKETS – Tickets for the Recital will be going on sale on Saturday, May 11at the McPherson Box office (Pandora & Government Street).  Tickets can be purchased in person, by phone at 250-386-6121 or on-line at www.rmts.bc.ca.   Please remember to check the FINAL DRAFT of the Recital order before purchasing your tickets. 

TICKET PRICES – General - $21.00 | Students and Seniors -$18.00   *Prices include tax, but do not include Royal/McPherson service fee

 ***FYI – All tickets will be charged a service fee (per ticket) by the Royal/McPherson Box office.  If you are ordering by phone, you will be charged an additional service fee per ticket. If you are ordering on-line you will becharged an additional service fee per ORDER (not per ticket).  So if you are purchasing many tickets, you are better off to order in person or on-line.

COSTUMES - This is a friendly reminder that there will likely be a balance owing for your dancer's Recital costume(s). Our seamstresses and costume coordinators are working around the clock to get hundreds of costumes ready for the same big weekend! For the most part, costumes are either hand made locally, or ordered from professional costume companies. Costume payment and pick up will be from Tuesday, May 21 - Saturday, May 25. *All accounts must be up to date in order to receive your dancer’s costume. You will receive an invoice by email for your costume balance 1 or 2 days prior to the start of costume pick up week.

BACK STAGE VOLUNTEERS– Please consider signing up as a backstage parent, as there are not enough teachers to do this job!  We do need the help of many volunteers in order to make things run smoothly, and to make sure our tiny dancers are well supervised. The back stage parent position can be shared between parents who have a dancer in opposite halves.

 5, 10 & 15 YEAR MEDALS & TROPHIES We have posted a sign up sheet in the hallway for students who have danced with Allegro for exactly 5 or 10 years. (This must be 5 or 10 CONSECUTIVEyears of performing in Allegro’s recital).  If you are at the 5 or 10-year mark, please sign up and you will receive a medal or trophy at the Recital in June to recognize your achievement. The deadline to sign up is April 30, as we are placing our trophy and medal orders shortly!

GRAD’S OF 2019 – If you are graduating from high school this year, please let us know so we can acknowledge you at the year end recital.  There is a sign up sheet in the hallway to list your name as well as your plans for next year.  Frequently asked question:  “Do I have to stop dancing once I graduate high school?”  The answer is “ABSOLUTELY NOT! “ We like to acknowledge High School grads at Recital, as many people move on and do not continue dancing.  However, many students continue to dance and we encourage them to do so!  We offer many adult classes as well as Alumni classes specifically for recent high school graduates.  We want you to keep dancingJ.

LEOTARD, SHOE & HAIR REQUIREMENTS Please make sure that your child is coming to class in appropriate dancewear with their hair pulled back.  ALL ballet students must have their hair in a bun with bun pins and a hair net.  If you are unaware of the requirements, please visit https://www.allegroperformingartscentre.com/dance-attire.

  • Lyrical classes must have beige‘foot undies’ for Recital

  • Ballet students (Primary 1 and up) must have proper fitting ballet shoes for ballet class and for Recital.  No gymnastic slippers please.

  • Most Jazz and Musical Theatre performances must have BEIGE jazz shoes for class and for Recital – please double check with your teacher.

  • Hip-Hop students – please check with your teacher as to what kind of shoes you need for Recital.  You will most likely need plain black INDOOR runners. 

SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE 2019 – JULY 15-19!  For Dancers Age 8 and up (or turning 8 in 2019)! If you want to improve your technique and experience new styles, Summer Dance at Allegro is THE PLACE TO BE! With up to 30 hours of dance classes in one week, Summer Dance is a 5 day dance program featuring fabulous guest teachers. It is the perfect opportunity for students to progress quickly and experience exciting new teachers and choreographers, while having a lot of FUN in the process. Classes are known to fill, so it is recommended to register early. Registration for SUMMER DANCE 2019 is now open! Please visit https://www.allegroperformingartscentre.com/summer-dance to register and to check out our awesome summer faculty. 

NEW! SUMMER DANCE CAMP 2019 – July 22-26! For dancer’s Age 7-12 years (or turning 7 in 2019). Allegro’s Summer Dance Camp is a five-day, full day camp. This program is designed to give a taste of many different dance styles in a fun and encouraging atmosphere, accompanied by crafts, games and some outdoor fun. It is a great camp for students who want to try out some new dance styles, and for student’s with some experience who want to have a fun-filled week of dance and other activities. Please visit https://www.allegroperformingartscentre.com/summer-dance for more information.

NON-INSTRUCTIONAL SCHOOL DAYS  - Classes at Allegro are always on as scheduled when it is a non-instructional day at school.


  • May 20: Victoria Day (no classes)

  • May 26: Dress Rehearsal for Recital (MCPHERSON THEATRE)

  • June 1 & 2: Year-End Recitals (MCPHERSON THEATRE)

  • June 3 – 8: Class Photo Week at Allegro (in costume)

  • July 15 – 19: SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE at Allegro 

  • July 22-26: SUMMER DANCE CAMP at Allegro


Nadine Cowland