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Recital Photoshoot Information



Dear Families, 

  • The photo schoot schedule is posted below! Expect an email from Heidi Borgia photography that has all the details that you will need to know for ordering from her business  (pre-orders accepted only) and details for the weekend.  There is no financial obligation to appear in group photos.  All parents will receive a digital low resolution image of their dancer’s class with the option to purchase a high resolution download if deisred from Heidi Borgia Photography.

    Tips for success:

    1) Do NOT wait until “the week of” to purchase your tights and double check you have the correct shoes 

    2) Arrive 20 minutes before your photo time READY (see hair/make-up tights below)/ class photos will not be delayed or retaken for late/missing students 

    3) Wait outside for your child after group photos (studio 5) 

    4) Walk them to solo shots wait outside (studio 1) only after ALL your group shots are done 

    5) Use the “changing tents” in the courtyard and the public restrooms under Wells Fargo– the studio will be locked as live photography is occurring.

    6) 2’s, Too! classes will not perform in recital but are welcome to take group photos and dress as creatively as they wish with their ballet shoes on.

    Contained in this email are photo shoot/recital:

    A) hair 

    B) make-up

    C) shoes & tights 

    Photo Shoot & Recital Hair: (right part means the part over the center of the right eyebrow)

    -All JAZZ Levels: right part low ponytail (please secure bangs back)

    -All CONTEMPORARY Levels and Advanced Improv: right part low ponytail (please secure bangs back)

    (Jazz/contemporary or mixed genre classes left part low ponytail)

    -Beginning BALLET and Up & All POINTE Levels: right part, low bun with hairnet (please secure bangs back)

    -ALL TAP right part, low bun with hairnet (Please secure bangs back)

    -All PRESCHOOL: Half up, half down (suggestion to secure bangs so the face can be seen on stage) 

    -All KINDER Classes: Half up, half down (suggestion to secure bangs so the face can be seen on stage)

    -KINDER ACRO / JAZZ: right part, low ponytail (Please secure bangs back)

    -All HIP-HOP/Breaking: right part, low ponytail  (Please secure bangs back)

    -All ACRO Levels: right part, low BUN  (Please secure bangs back )

    -All MUSICAL THEATER: Half up, Half down, per Mrs. Kieri 

    -All BOYS HAIR: Well groomed and styled as you would wear it

    -ALL TEAMS – hair as directed for the identified costume for competition 

    -CHEER & POM- right part low ponytail (please secure bangs back)



    (“Left part means”: that the parting line of the hair is over the left eyeball with the hair sweeping to the right side)


    Photo Shoot/Recital Makeup:

    Preschool and Kinder Program: Makeup NOT NECESSARY 

    All beginning levels and up require “light” makeup

    brown tone / neutral eye shadow




    lipstick (wine or merlot in color)


    Competition teams: Please use your team makeup, eyelashes are not necessary for photos.



    (All shoes and tights are “in stock” at Zearly, in the Crossroads- open 10am-6pm, 7 days a week):

    – ALL TAP – 

    1.  If your tap costume is a DRESS: black endura adapt-a-toe tights

    2.  If your tap costume is PANTS: wear black high socks under to cover your ankle.

    3.  Tap as part of Tap/Jazz/Contemp (11-12:30 Saturday) please wear endura adapt-a-toe light tan tights.

    – Sat. 11 am Beg/Adv Beg Tap, Jazz, & Contemporary: Bloch Endura Adaptatoe, “light tan” tights with TAN Leather Jazz Shoes/BLACK Jazz Shoes with black socks for BOYS for pictures and for recital, ALL bring tap shoes too)

    -All Jazz Levels Beg. & up: Bloch Endura Adaptatoe, “light tan” tights with TAN Leather Jazz Shoes (boys=if pants black jazz shoes, shorts tan jazz shoes)

    -All Contemporary Levels Beg. & up: Bloch Endura “light tan” Adaptatoe or FOOTLESS- if adapt-a-toe roll under to calve height or footless light tan tights or Endura Footless, light tan tights / Contemporary Half Caps, boys = barefoot 

    – Teen/Tween Contemporay/Jazz: contemporary/jazz adapatoe Bloch “endura light tan” tights and wear contemporary caps and tights rolled under for pictures at calf; however: for recital, wear jazz shoes and tights pulled over foot

    -Beginning Ballet through Ballet 1/2: Bloch “Pink” Endura-footed or Adapt A Toe Tights, PINK ballet shoes

    Ballet 2 and Up & Teen/Tween Ballet/all pointeCapezio Mesh Ballet Pink Transition Tight “Ballet Pink” w/ mock seam, pink ballet shoes

    All Preschool: Tights included with costume, “Ballet Shoes for photos, BLACK tap shoes for recital”

    All Kinder: Pink tights included with costume, boys wear BLACK socks with BLACK ballet shoes for pictures and BLACK socks with BLACK tap shoes for RECITAL

    Kinder Tap/Ballet: Wear Ballet Shoes to photos with given tights.  FOR RECITAL BALLET AND TAP SHOES WILL BE USED.

    Kinder Contemporary/Jazz: wear tan jazz shoes for girls and black jazz shoes for Kinder boys 

    Kinder Hip-hop/Jazz: GIRLS- wear endura light tan footed tights with tan jazz shoes, BOYS black jazz shoes with black socks no tights

    Kinder Jazz / Acro:  No tights, barefoot

    All Hip Hop Beg & Up: No tights, hip hop shoes as required for class (color of your choice) low socks not showing above the shoe 

    All Acro Levels: No tights, barefoot

    All Musical Theater

         MT Boys: grades K-5 BOYS BLACK jazz shoes w black socks

         MT Girls Grade K-5: TAN Jazz Shoes Bloch Endura, “light tan”, Adapt-a-toe tights

         MT Teen Girls 9th-12th: character shoes you currently own, Bloch Endura, “light tan,” Adapt-a-toe tights

         MT Tween Girls Gr. 6-8th: character shoes (as previously discussed w Kieri), Bloch Endura, “light tan,” Adapt-a-toe tights

    MT Boys 6-12th Gr. : Refer to in-class directions by Mrs. Kieri

    ALL TEAMS: Shoes & Tights/or no tights exactly as required for competition for your piece identified for photos/or recital

    All Cheer & Pom: Shoes as required for class.


Saturday 1:15 pm solo photo start time.  Solo shots should be taken after group shots are completed.  If you have a short break between classes please be sure to go ahead and get ready for your next group photo.  Please DO NOT get into the solo photo line as you will potentially miss your class shot while you are waiting to get your solo photographs.  Be sure all dancers know what costumes they should be dressed in for their solo photo or photos.

All photo information will be coming directly from Heidi Borgia Photography.  The Dance Center is only the scheduler for the photo shoot session.  All transactions and communication are through Heidi Borgia Photography.  Emailed information and registration info coming soon.



Photoshoot Time Line 2018-2019 Final


SATURDAY Class Day Time
TIME OF PHOTO of Class of Class
2.20 2’s Too ALL
2.27 Adv Ballet Wednesday 4:00
2.34 Ballet 3/4 Monday 4:00
2.41 Ballet 3/4 Tuesday 6:00
2.48 Ballet 3/4 Friday 4:00
2.55 Preschool (MDA) Saturday 9:00
3.02 Preschool Monday 2:45
3.09 Beg&Int Pointe Monday 5:30
3.14 Beg & Int Pointe Tuesday 7:30
3.21 Beg Pointe Friday 5:30
3.28 Preschool (LJ) Saturday 10am
3.35 Ballet 4/5 Tuesday 5:30
3.42 Ballet 5/6 Friday 4:00
3.49 Preschool Tuesday AM
3.56 Preschool Tuesday PM
4.03 Int Adv Pointe Tuesday 4:00
4.08 Int Adv Pointe Friday 5:30
4.15 Beg Ballet Tuesday 4:00
4.22 Beginning Ballet Wednesday 5:00
4.29 Preschool Thursday 10:00
4.36 Ballet 2/3 Monday 4pm
4.43 Ballet 3 Monday 6:45
4.50 Ballet 2/3 Friday 4:00
4.57 Ballet 3 Saturday 10:00
5.04 Ballet 2/3 Saturday 11:45
5.11 Preschool (LW) Saturday 9am
5.18 Ballet 2 Monday 6:15
5.25 Ballet 2 Friday 4:00
5.32 Ballet 2 Saturday 10:00
5.36 Ballet 2  Wednesday 4:00
5.39 Pointe Prep Monday 5:30
5.46 Preschool Wednesday 10:00
5.53 Preschool  (HF) Saturday 9am
6.00 Teen/Tween Ballet Wednesday 6:30
6.07 Teen/Tween Ballet Thursday 6:30
6.14 Teen/Tween Tap Wednesday 6:30
6.21 Teen Ballet Team Saturday 1:00
6.28 Teen/Tween Jazz Wednesday 7:30
6.35 Int Actro Wednesday 5:30
6.42 Teen/Tween Hip Hop Wednesday 5:30
6.49 Youth Competition Team Thursday 6:16
6.56 Ballet 1/2 Wednesday 3:45
7.03 Ballet 1 Thursday 5:00
7.10 Ballet 1/2 Friday 4:00
7.17 Beg Ballet/ Ballet 1 Saturday 12:00
7.24 Int Contemp Tuesday 6:00
7.31 Int Contemp Friday 5:30
7.38 Int Jazz Tuesday 5:00
7.45 Int Jazz Friday 6:45
7.52 Int Sec Contemp Tuesday 7:30
8.00 Int Contemp Sec Thursday 4:00
8.07 Adv Beg Contemp Monday 5
8.14 Adv Beg Contemp Thursday 4:00
8.21 Int Sec Jazz Tuesday 6:30
8.28 Int Jazz Sec Thursday 5:00


SUNDAY Class Day Time
TIME OF PHOTO of Class Of Class
9.00 Kinder Ballet/Tap Tuesday
9.07 Beg/Adv Beg Hip Hop Friday 5:15
9.14 Adv Int Jazz Friday 5:30
9.21 Kinder Ballet/Tap Thursday 4:00
9.28 Adv Jazz Monday 8:15
9.35 Beg/Adv Beg Tap Wednesday 4:00
9.42 Intro Cheer & Pom Saturday 11:00
9.49 Kinder Jazz/Contemp Tuesday 4:00
9.56 Adv Tap Tuesday 7:00
10.03 Int & Int Sec Tap Thursday 7:00
10.10 Hip Hop Competition Team Saturday 12:30
10.17 Tween Competition Team Thursday 5:00
10.24 Junior Acro Team Wednesday 7:00
10.31 Senior Competition Team Thursday 5:00
10.38 Teen Competition Team Thursday 6:00
10.45 Beginning Acro Tuesday 5:00
10.52 Adv Contemp/Improv Monday 6:00
10.59 Kinder Acro & Jazz Saturday 9:00
11.06 Adv Beg/Beg Jazz/Contemp/Tap Saturday 11:00
11.13 Teen/Tween jazz & Contemp Monday 6:30
11.20 Beg/Adv Beg Hip Hop Tuesday 5:00
11.27 Adv Int Acro Saturday 11:30
11.34 Adv Int Contemp Monday 7:15
11.41 Senior Ballet Team Tuesday 6:30
11.48 Beginning Contemp Monday 5:00
11.55 Junior Competition Team Monday 4:00
12.02 Mini Competition Team Monday 4:00
12.09 Kinder Ballet/Tap Saturday 10:00 GR
12.16 Beginning Jazz Monday 4:00
12.23 Teen Acro Team Wednesday 7:00
12.30 Adv Beginning Jazz Thursday 5:00
12.37 Kinder Musical Theater Wednesday 4:00
12.44 Teen/Tween Acro Saturday 10:00
12.51 Kinder Jazz/Hip Hop Friday 3:00
12.58 Int/Int Sec Hip Hop Wednesday 6:30
1.05 Beg/Adv Beg Acro Monday 5:30
1.12 Adv Beg Acro Tuesday 4:00
1.19 Adv Acro Wednesday 5:30
1.26 Adv Hip Hop Tuesday 7:30
1.33 Junior Team Soloists
1.40 Youth Team Soloists
1.47 Teen Team Soloists
1.54 Senior Team Soloists
2.01 Teen and Senior Ballet Team Soloists
2.08 Tap, Hip Hop and Acro Team Soloists
2.15 Tween Team Soloists
2.20 Musical Theater 1-2
2.25 Musical Theater 3-4
2.30 Musical Theater 5-6
2.35 Musical Theater Tween
2.40 Musical Theater Teen

Kinder MT: 

PHOTO DAY/TIME: SUN. 3/31 12:37 (arrive 20 min. early to TDC)

COSTUME: (girls) Moana Costume – Skirt/ blouse/hair flower/ lei & (boys) Moana Costume – white shorts/Hawaiian shirt/lei

HAIR: Half-up (girls)

TIGHTS: Bloch Endura light tan footed or adapt-a-toe for girls (at ZEARLY)


MT 1-2:

PHOTO DAY/TIME: SUN. 3/31 2:20 PM (NOTE TYPO, it is 2:20 PM; arrive 20 min. early to TDC)

COSTUME: Annie Costume (girls): dress, apron, pinafore, head scarf, bloomers

HAIR: half-up (girls)

TIGHTS: Bloch Endura light tan footed or adapt-a-toe for girls (at ZEARLY)


MT 3-4:

PHOTO DAY/TIME: SUN. 3/31 2:25 PM (arrive 20 min. early to TDC)

COSTUME: Princess and Frog Costume – (girls) Sparkle dress & headband & (boys) black pants, white shirt, vest & armbands

HAIR: half-up (girls)

TIGHTS: Bloch Endura light tan footed or adapt-a-toe for girls (at ZEARLY)

SHOES GIRLS/BOYS: (girls) Tan Jazz Shoes/ (boys) black sneakers with black socks


MT 5-6:

PHOTO DAY/TIME: SUN. 3/31 2:30 PM (arrive 20 min. early to TDC)

COSTUME: Surf’s Up costume: (girls) skirt, blouse, & headbow & (boys) shorts, white t-shirt, & Hawaiian shirt

HAIR: half-up (girls)

TIGHTS: Bloch Endura light tan footed or adapt-a-toe for girls (at ZEARLY)

SHOES GIRLS/BOYS: (girls) Tan Jazz Shoes/ (boys) black jazz sneakers (at ZEARLY) with black socks


MT 7-8:

PHOTO DAY/TIME: SUN. 3/31 at 2:35 pm (arrive 20 min. early to TDC)

COSTUME: 20’s Costume: (girls) headband, arm band, black shorts, & leg band & (boys) black pants, white shirt, red/blue vest, & sparkle arm bands

HAIR: half-up (girls)

TIGHTS: Bloch Endura light tan footed or adapt-a-toe for girls (at ZEARLY)

SHOES GIRLS/BOYS: Tan Character (girls)/ (boys) black jazz sneakers at ZEARLY with black socks


MT 9-12:

PHOTO DAY/TIME: SUN. 3/31 2:40 PM (arrive 20 min. early to TDC)

COSTUME: TBD Ask Kieri in class

HAIR: half-up (girls)

TIGHTS: (ask Kieri in class depending on costume), if tights (girls) then Bloch Endura light tan footed or adapt-a-toe for girls (at ZEARLY)

SHOES GIRLS/BOYS: Tan Character shoes (girls)/ (boys) black jazz sneakers at ZEARLY with black socks