Spring Recital

Note from Amy

Thank you all for an incredible year full of joy! This marks our 17th season bringing excellent dance training to the Junction City community. I want to say thank you for your commitment and dedication to getting your dancer to classes each and every week. We love your kids so much and are so thankful for each of them in our lives. We’re just weeks away from our spring recital with four shows May 16-18 at Christ’s Center Church in Junction City — Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Ticket sales open Monday, April 8 at 8 a.m.

Reserved seating tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door if still available. Ages 2 and younger are free when sitting on an adult’s lap. Doors open 30 minutes before each show for seating.

Recital Theme

This year’s recital theme is “Rise Up!” Our shows will follow the Old Testament account of Elijah as he allowed fear to cause him to run from his job as prophet to God’s people. On his journey, he encountered a hurricane- force wind, an earthquake, and a fire, but God wasn’t in those natural disasters. Rather, in a gentle whisper, God met Elijah, speaking gracious words to him and telling him to go back. Each of our classes was given an element to portray as well as a specific costume color to represent that element. With narration and their dances, we’ll lead you through the story of slowing down and quieting to hear God’s voice, of leaning into His love and grace, and of rising up to follow Him. We can’t wait to share Rise Up! with you.

Mark Your Calendars!

Recital Artwork

Ballet Instructor Nicole Brown @tangibly_teal_creations used her artistic talents to create this year’s Rise Up poster. She brought the story of I Kings 19 alive with wind rustling a tree, a ballerina extended above the splitting earthquake, fire blazing on the mountainside, and a color-studded sky to represent the whisper. Jayme Riker @jayme.riker then put her graphic arts skills to work to make the piece print-ready, while Jaime Sherman @jaimelynsherman added the finishing text touches with the key details for this year’s four show. The process was so fun, and we’re grateful for Nicole’s vision for this piece. Pick up a poster at the studio to help us advertise around town!

Community Performances

Ballet III/IV will be sharing in worship Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m. at Harrisburg Church of God 7th Day, 820 Diamond Hill Road in Harrisburg. Dancer arrival time is 9:30 a.m.

Hip Hop III/IV will be performing at Christ’s Center Church on Sunday, May 5, at 10 a.m. Dancer arrival time is 8:30 a.m.

Supporting JCSD

Partner financially with JCSD this spring by contributing hereLearn more about advertising your business at the recital by emailing us at jcschoolofdance@gmail.com.

Recital Program

We’ve decided to do something different this year and provide recital guests with a QR code to scan for a special online program site that will honor our dancers, instructors, and sponsors. We will print a keepsake program for each of our dancers as a gift to them.  

If you served on the Mary team in December, you know how much fun it is to lend a hand during production week. Interested in helping again or for the first time? Contact Jaime via email at jcschoolofdance@gmail.com. We need you!


We’ll be selling roses again this year at each show. Consider honoring your dancers and supporting JCSD scholarship program at the same time. The prices are the same as last year — 1 for $3, 2 for $5, 3 for $8, 4 for $10, and $13 for 5.

Recital Merch


Katie Felix with Felix Photography is taking our individual dancer and class photos again this year! Click the button below for the schedule and ordering information.


Recital attire will be handed out prior to community performances. Each class has specific instructions concerning hair, makeup, shoes, tights and socks, and undergarments that you should confirm you have now in case you need to order something. Click here for the list.

Performance Makeup

Class Attendance

ATTENDANCE COMMITMENT: We appreciate the families who responded to our email in early March that asked you to commit to your dancer attending each class in the weeks leading up to recital. In case you missed it, we’re sharing it below. It’s not too late to respond! Dance is a team sport in many ways with dancers relying on each other as they learn and perfect choreography. When a dancer misses class, all the dancers are impacted, so a big “Thank you” for saying “yes” to making dance a priority in your very busy schedules.

I commit to having my dancer attend his/her weekly classes from March 2-May 24. I understand the importance of his/her attendance and that it is crucial to the class and to my dancer’s confidence in learning choreography, spacing and blocking. I understand that if he/she misses class due to an unforeseen event or pre-arranged absence that he/she may not be in certain parts of the dance. I commit to communicate quickly if something arises to ensure that the teacher and staff make the necessary arrangements to ensure a great performance and experience for all.

PERFORMANCE WEEK: We will not hold regular classes May 13-17 except for 6-week sessions — Tiny Twos Monday and Thursday and Adult Yoga Monday.

FINAL WEEK: Don’t miss our final week of classes for the 2023-24 dance year — May 20-24. Our teachers plan special celebrations in class with fun dances, games, and in some cases, surprises!