May 25th, 2018*********Recital reminders

RECITAL TICKETS:  Please purchase you recital tickets soon, remind friends and relatives to do so as well. Go to our special TutuTix page on your computer, tablet, or smart phone at

You may call 855-222-2TIX (2849) to order tickets by phone.

These will be reserved seats.  Anyone that sits in a seat must purchase a ticket.  Ticket price is $15.00.  Tickets that are not sold online will be available at the door and dress rehearsal for $18.00.  I will keep you updated as to when tickets will go off online sales.  

RECITAL PICTURES:  Pictures that were taken May 18th and 19th may now be viewed and order online at       Pictures may also be ordered at dress rehearsal in the lobby.



3535 E. Mayo Blvd.  Phoenix 85050  

Dress Rehearsal June 8th, 5:00 p.m.

Recital June 9th, 5:00 p.m. and June 10th, 2:00 p.m. 


Mandatory dress rehearsal is Friday June 8th, at Pinnacle High School Auditorium. Dress rehearsal will start at 5:00 p.m.  All dancers MUST arrive by 5:00 p.m.!  This means even those dancers who perform towards the end of the recital!  Students are allowed to watch dress rehearsal. Students may leave after they have rehearsed all the dances they will be performing.

Dress rehearsal has always been a “closed” rehearsal.  As stated in ALL newsletters, dress rehearsal is ONLY for parents and dancers, anyone else in the auditorium will be asked to leave.  I understand siblings may need to attend, please do not let them run in the auditorium.  

Parents only may take pictures or videos of students at dress rehearsal.  Fabfotos will be taking "action shots" at the recital. This is the only photographer that is authorized by Marilyn's Academy of Dance to take photos at dress rehearsal and recital.

A list is posted in the waiting room as to what day your child performs. 

All students are required to wear a specific color and brand of tights and shoes.  The list is posted at the studio with all the information. All items needed may be purchased at Dee’s Dancewear. 



All classes must be backstage dressed and ready to perform 1 hour prior to the start of the recital.

Parents, please bring your children in through the back entrance of the auditorium. Only those parents who are working backstage will be allowed to stay backstage. All students must stay backstage the entire recital. For safety reasons and to be courteous to those in the audience, please DO NOT come backstage for your dancer after they have danced. No dancers will be allowed to leave the backstage area until the end of the recital. Please do not come backstage at intermission. Parents who are working the backstage door do not know all the parents—this is for your child’s safety. Backstage area: Women only will be allowed in the dressing rooms. I ask that all men please wait in the hallways. 


NO food or drink is allowed in the lobby, auditorium or backstage.  Any food that is brought into the auditorium, lobby or backstage area (other than medical reasons) will be thrown out.  The auditorium use contract states that users of the auditorium must have security at all doors into the auditorium AND dressing rooms to make sure that no food or drink are brought into any of these areas!  Water bottles are acceptable.


BALLOONS OF ANY KIND ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE AUDITORIUM, LOBBY OR BACKSTAGE AREA.  This is a district rule.  Any balloon that is brought in will immediately be thrown out.

No extra jewelry is to be worn with costumes.   

NEW HAIR STYLE FOR RECITAL:  All dancers must wear their hair in a low bun, secured with a “hair net” and hairpins.  Part IN THECENTER OF THE HEAD.  We will explain in each class.  Please use lots of hairspray and gel!  Please note that there are a few classes that are not required to wear buns.

Please do not add EXTRAS to your costume, only what Marilyn instructs.

There will be tap classes that will use tap bows; you will be informed of this.


Please wear exact color shoes, tights, or any accessories that Marilyn states.   


Parents only, please take all the pictures and videos you wish at dress rehearsal.  No video cameras will be allowed during the recital.  

Please wear eye shadow, mascara, and dark lipstick for dress rehearsal and recital. Please wear eye shadow, mascara, and dark lipstick for dress rehearsal and recital.  


                                          MAYBELLINE NATURAL SMOKES EYES----EYESHADOW

Please do not wear underpants under costumes.

Please label everything you bring to the recital.

No nail polish on fingers or toes!

Please, no extra body jewelry!  No earrings, belly button rings, etc.

Please put elastic on all hats—teachers will explain to each class wearing hats.


HELPERS NEEDED:  A sign up list is posted on the white board by my desk for “mom” volunteers, please sign up.  We need at least 1 parent per class.  Parents who are new to helping please see me. 


RECITAL T-SHIRTS: Recital t-shirts with the “theme” may be ordered starting May 1st online at  Cost will be $20.00.  No orders will be taken at the studio.  Deadline for recital T-shirts has been extended to May 29th.  Please visit and click on established customers.


RECITAL DVD’S may be ordered, forms are available at the desk.


RECITAL FLOWERS/CANDY BOUQUETS:  Recital flowers and candy bouquets may be pre-ordered!  Please pick up a form now available at the desk.  All checks are payable to Marilyn Burns Dancers, Inc.  Proceeds will go to our non-profit booster club.  Money is used to help competition dancers attend seminars and dance competitions.


SUMMER CLASSES:  Summer classes will begin June 13th and run through July 25th.  The summer schedule will be posted May 18th.  This is a 6-week session, which must be paid in full the first week of summer lessons.  Summer is a great time to try new classes and a great way to stay busy!  Tuition prices are available at the desk.  The studio will be closed July 26th--August 5th.  


Please pick up a free “Marilyn’s” cup, pen and a free car decal, they are available at the desk.


2018/19 fall classes will begin August 6th.


The studio will be open Memorial Day.


Thank you,