Saturday May 16, 2020
Raymond Moore Auditorium
Lake Forest High School
1285 N. McKinley Road, Lake Forest

Wonderland: 10:00 am

Adventures of Alice: 12:00 pm

Diamonds & Clubs: 3:00 pm

Hearts & Spades: 6:00 pm

start here! To find out which performance(s) your dancer is in, please click here:

Student/Recital Alphabetical List

We are excited to invite you to the Lake Forest Dance Academy May Recitals 2020, "Wonderland", "Diamonds & Clubs", "Hearts & Spades" and "Adventures of Alice"!

Click below for our Recital Packet which will help you find all the information you need!


Please mark your calendar for these important dates!

recital calendar

Photo Day is Sunday, April 26th!

Click on the link to below to find out what time your class photo is:


The details:

  • Participation is highly encouraged.
  • Please plan on attending all of your class photos even if you are not ordering prints.
  • Individual photos will be taken on a first come first served basis in Studio 2 beginning at 10am.
  • Bring all costume pieces and accessories and label everything with your name.
  • Arrive in plenty of time to fill out order forms.
  • Payment is due with your order.
  • Credit cards, cash or check - payable to Kathleen Weinstein Photography.
Please print these forms and bring them to photo day with your payment:


NEW! Gold Dancer Package!

We have bundled together an amazing package that will make this recital the best ever!


  • Photo of your dancer in the Recital Program. Please provide a clear digital photo of your dancers face (ie. school picture) to the dance office. Email: biernacl@cityoflakeforest.com


  • Video of all 4 recitals. You will receive a digital copy of all 4 recital performances. You will be notified when your copy is available.

Early Access To Tickets

  • Early access to recital tickets will be on April 13 & 14. You will be able to pick your seats before general sales open on April 1st. This is early access and is not a guarantee of any specific seat. Tickets are $15 each.

Print and return this form by April 8:

Please note: all recital rehearsals are mandatory.

Studio Rehearsal

We will have one studio rehearsal at LFDA for Adventures of Alice on Saturday, May 2nd from 2:15-5:15.

Adventures of Alice Studio Rehearsal Schedule

Dress Rehearsals - All Shows:

  • All dress rehearsals take place at Lake Forest High School.
  • For the first time, dress rehearsal will NOT be in show order.
  • Please read the dress rehearsal schedules to make sure you attend the correct rehearsal for your classes.
  • Parents will drop their dancer off in the lobby at their arrival time.
  • Teachers will escort dancers to their assigned seats in the theater.
  • When dancers are done with their stage time, they will be brought back into the lobby and you can expect them to be done by their dismissal time.
  • Please see schedule below for arrival and dismissal times.

Preschool dancers in Wonderland will NOT have to wear their costume to dress rehearsal. Please wear your classroom attire and bring the appropriate dance shoes for your given dress rehearsal.

dress rehearsal schedule

Congratulate your dancer with a kudo printed in our keepsake Program Book for $10.00 each!

  • Examples: "Christina, have a GREAT show!" Or "To our beautiful ballerina!" Love, Mom and Dad.
  • Each kudo is limited to 140 characters.
  • Use the back of the form for additional kudos.
Kudos form due April 13:

kudos order form

Print and return the forms listed below:

Due April 8: gold dancer package

Due April 13: kudos order form


Show Tickets
  • Tickets are $15.00 each.
  • Online Ticket Sales open April 15 at 10:00am.
  • Online ticket sales close May 14 at 10:00am.
  • 10 ticket limit per family per show. Additional tickets over the 10 ticket limit will be available for purchase after May 1st.
  • Tickets will be available at the door for $15.
  • Tip! Do not wait to purchase your tickets! Seating is assigned.

Click on the button below to purchase tickets on April 15th at 10:00 am:


Friendly Reminders!

  • Dancers must attend all rehearsals to perform in the recital.
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time to allow for parking, getting the dancer to their assigned row and placing costume changes in designated area.
  • Label all costumes, accessories and shoes.
  • Put all belongings in a bag labeled with dancer's name.
  • Dancers are not allowed to wear any jewelry, watches or nail polish.
  • Please do not bring valuables or electronics to any stage, tech, dress rehearsal or performance.
  • Make up should be blush high on cheekbones, red lipstick - Revlon 740 and a small amount of eye shadow and mascara.
  • No photography or videos taken of performances. This is not only distracting to other audience members, but it is also distracting to the dancers performing.

Saturday May 16, 2020
Raymond Moore Auditorium
Lake Forest High School
1285 N. McKinley Road, Lake Forest

Wonderland: 10:00 am

Adventures of Alice: 12:00 pm

Diamonds & Clubs: 3:00 pm

Hearts & Spades: 6:00 pm


  • Dancers check in at the David Miller Theater 30 minutes before the show. Designated rows/seating areas will be posted.
  • Dancers should wear their first costumes, hair in a bun and make up applied.
  • Dancers are to remain in designated areas until the recital is completed. All dancers will participate in the finale.
  • After the performance, we must have one family member pick up your dancer at the David Miller Theater; the dancers will not be released to come to the lobby.

Wonderland Show order

Adventures of Alice Show order

Diamonds & Clubs Show order

Hearts & Spades Show Order