2023 Recital Information - Appleton Parks and Recreation

Date and Location

2023 Unity Dance Academy Recital
Friday, May 5 & Saturday, May 6, 2023
Appleton West High School 
610 N. Badger Ave.
Appleton, WI  54914

Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. – Intermediate & Advanced Students
Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. – Beginner Students
Saturday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m. – Beginner & Advanced Students
Saturday, May 6 at 4:30 p.m. – Intermediate & Advanced Students

Recital Program Advertisements

Would you like to promote your business in our recital program?  Do you have a dancer that you would love to give a shout out too in the program?  Now is the time to put in those requests. 

All ads will be considered on a first come, first serve basis due to limited space available. The final deadline is April 9.



Contact Laura at 920-832-3944 or [email protected] if you have any questions or would like to purchase an ad.

Parent Recital Meeting

We invite you to join us for our parent recital meeting on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. via zoom. This meeting will review our rehearsal and recital process, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding the recital. We encourage all families to join this meeting, especially with the recital being held at a new location. An email with Zoom log-in information will be sent one week prior to the meeting.

Opening Number

Intermediate and advanced dancers are invited to sign-up to participate in the Opening Number for the 2023 recital. All participants will need to attend all required practices based on the genre they sign up for and purchase a recital t-shirt.

Practice Schedule:
Each practice will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Saturday, March 18
Saturday, March 25
Saturday, April 22
Saturday, April 29

To sign up fill our the form HERE!

Please contact Laura at [email protected] if you might miss a practice but still want to be part of the Opening Number.

Recital Shirts

This year’s recital shirt will be on sale March 6 – April 2, 2023. All participants  in the Opening Number will be required to buy an Opening Number t-shirt (approximately $10.75/shirt).  It is optional for all other participants.

Purchase your shirt HERE!


Picture Week

Picture week is April 10-14, 2023

  • Pictures will be taken during your child’s regularly scheduled class time.
  • Photo pricing sheets will be distributed that week.
  • Dancers are to be dressed in full costume, including tights when they arrive to class. For those who participate in more than one class, wear the costume for their first class of that night.
  • Dancers can do their hair and makeup however they would like for pictures.
  • If you have questions on how your child’s costume is worn along with any accessories, etc., please talk with your child’s instructor.
  • If you have special picture requests (i.e. sibling pictures) please communicate this with your child’s instructor prior to picture day.

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to help backstage in various roles during the recital.  If you are interested, please fill out a Backstage Volunteer Application. Once we receive your application, you will be notified mid-April with more information on your volunteer responsibilities. Don’t worry, you will not miss your child’s performance while you volunteer!

Deadline to fill out the application is April 23.

Recital Tickets

Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 8:00 a.m. ($9.00/ticket plus a service fee per ticket). The recital will be at Appleton West High School, which is much larger than our previous venue. This means there will be no limit to how many tickets you may purchase! Children three years and younger do not require a ticket; however, they must remain seated on a lap of someone that has purchased a ticket.

Flower Donations

During the last show, we present staff with flowers to show our appreciation for all their hard work throughout the year. If you would like to donate money for these flowers, we will have a donation box hanging outside the dance office. You can also donate during both rehearsals.


If you have any recital questions that cannot be answered with the information on this page, please contact Laura Tollefson at [email protected] or 920-832-3944.