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Spring Recital

Join Us for Our

Annual Spring Recital

2024 Recital Dates & Location:

May 24th & 25th, 2024

Marion Palace Theater
276 W Center St
Marion, OH 43302


Details & Resources

Tickets & Seating

All guests attending our 2024 Spring Recital must purchase a ticket. Children ages 3 & under are permitted free as lap children (but will need a ticket if you intend for them to have a seat).

Ticketing options range from $14-30 depending on the seats you choose and will be available for purchase directly through Marion Palace Theater beginning April 22nd.

To purchase tickets:

You can call the Marion Palace Theater Box Office (info below), or purchase online. *Marion Palace Theater does collect a $5 per ticket processing fee for website ticket sales.

Box Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri – 9A-5P
Phone: (740) 383-2101

Arrival Instructions

It’s Showtime! Get your dancer ready in their costume, tights & make-up and we will see you at the Marion Palace Theatre! It will be a magical weekend for our NDA families! Our venue offers a real live theater experience complete with professional lighting, popcorn and drinks, ample parking, and lots of shopping for your dancer!

Arrival Instructions:

  • Check-in time for your dancer is 30 minutes before your show time. Dancers should arrive already dressed in costume.
  • Plan to arrive at the facility 15-20 minutes before your check-in time to allow time for parking and finding your table.
  • Upon arriving, one parent and their dancer should enter through the pavilion doors. The rest of your party should enter through the theater doors to line-up to be seated.
  • In the pavilion, the parent should take their dancer to check-in at their assigned table. Look for the table with your performance number posted on it. (I.e.: If your dancer’s class is #4 in the 11:00 show, find the table with the #4 on it.) After drop off, that parent should join the rest of their party by going outside and entering through the front theater doors.
  • IMPORTANT: Please do not leave any personal belongings on the tables.
Presale Gift Packages

Available for Presale May 13th – 22nd ONLY!

Surprise your dancer after their big performance by having a prepackaged gift ready to go the day of recital! Save yourself time and money by pre-purchasing their gift, and having it ready for pickup at the theater.

Each Presale Gift Package includes: a stuffie of your choosing, a full bouquet of flowers, and a 2024 Recital Trophy

Glitter Gift Package – $54 – Large stuffie options: NDA Groovy Kitty Squishmallow, Ballerina Bear, Ballerina Bunny, Dancer Doodle, Dragon, Unicorn, or Princess Rabbit!

Celebration Gift Package – $47 – Medium-sized stuffie options: Little Ballerina Bunny, Fancy   Flamingo, Kasey the Koala, Little Dino, or Princess Swan!

To view stuffie options, click here.

*Limited quantities available for all options, so act fast!

Free Dancer Gift & Shopping

Your dancer will receive a FREE gift from NDA for a job well done! Be sure to pick up your gift compliments of NDA! There will also be lots of fun items for purchase including flowers for your dancer, commemorative t-shirts, stuffed animals and much more!

Food Trucks

NDA will be hosting the following food trucks on-site during Recital on Saturday! There is also a wide range of food options within 1-3 miles of the venue.

Carr’s Motown Coney Island
Buckeye Country Angus
Slap Yo Self

Video Package & Livestream Info

Your Recital Fee includes a video package with livestream and an HD download. All recital families will receive access to a high resolution video of their child’s dance within one week of Recital that they are free to download and share as they please!


Click here to access the livestream.
Users have the ability to pre-register to receive reminders before your stream goes live and to have quicker, easier access on the day of!


*No video or flash photography allowed in the theater please.

Costumes & Accessories

We can’t wait to see all of our beautiful dancers dressed up and performing on stage at our Spring Recital, as well as during Class Picture Week! View our Lookbook below to check out your dancer’s recital costume, and be sure to check the Accessory List for items such as tights, shoes, and more before picture week.

Tights and gloves can be purchased at the NDA Front Desk. Supplies are limited. Families may also choose to purchase tights at Opening Night Dance Stores.

NOTE: You will need all necessary items prior to Class Picture Week beginning April 20th!

Click to view Costume Lookbook.

Click here to view the list of Recital Accessories.

Class Photos

Class Photos will be held Saturday, April 20th through Friday, April 26th at the studio. Order forms will be available on our website and at the NDA front desk.

Dancers should arrive to class at their normal start time, completely dressed and ready for pictures. Dancers will be dismissed immediately following their photo.

Be sure to check the Recital Accessories list to ensure you have the proper tights, shoes, hair and accessories in time for picture week! 

We’re grateful to be able to provide this with our partners at Creative Moments.

Download Class Photo Order Form here.

Individual Photography

Individual, Siblings and Friends Portrait Photography will be provided by our friends at Creative Moments Photography. Individual photos are optional and ordered through the photographers. 

There are three opportunities for professional individual photography:


  • April 20th-26th: For daytime and Saturday classes only during your normally scheduled class time.
  • May 17th & 18th: Individual and Sibling/Friend Picture Opportunities at NDA from 2-9 pm on a first-come, first-served basis. (*Company dancers must take advantage of these dates if they would like to have individual photos, as it is their only opportunity.)

At Recital: Individual Photography will also be offered at our Spring Recital on Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th from 8am-7:30pm for recreational dancers only. These time slots allow for one costume/pose only. If your dancer is in the 6:00 pm show Friday or Saturday they will need to take individual photos before the start of their show as the PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF THE SHOW. Please plan for more time if you are taking these photos. Individual photos will be available for pickup during the summer. We will send out an email when they arrive.

Download Individual Photo Order Form here.