At Dance Theater of New England we believe that performance is a significant part of a young dancer’s educational experience and a vital extension of the many benefits derived from dance training.  Each class will have one dance and costume in our annual production.

Every dance in the annual production will have its own costume. 
Headpieces are included in the costume package.  Students will be responsible for tights.  Each class will be notified as to specific tights.

Costume payments are paid in 2 installments: 
October 15, and November 15
*Invoices for costumes go out by September 30th
**Company costume balances are due by November 1st
No Costume will be ordered until all costume balances are paid
All payments are nonrefundable once costumes are ordered

Costume Fees
Terrific Twos$60.00
Recreational Costumes$80.00
DTNE Company Costumes$85.00
Recital T-Shirt$20.00
Extended Sizes add$12.00

*There is a 12.00 surcharge for each XXL and XXXL costume (Applies to both child and adult sizes)

Please note: 
Costuming a recital is a labor intensive task that requires measuring, ordering, checking the order, and trying to predict which students are going to grow beyond the measurement allowances.  Altering costumes is sometimes inevitable.  Please see the front desk if alterations are needed.

Volunteer Opportunities - There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer before and during the recital.  Each year parents kindly help with altering costumes, preparing sets/props and helping out backstage.  

Recital Program Ads - DTNE publishes a recital program. You or your child may send personal greetings to your children or friends, advertise your business or simply wish a dance class well. Click here to download and print our Recital Program Ad Form, complete it and either return it to the front desk or send it via email to by May 26, 2018. (sorry, no exceptions for late submissions)

Tickets – Tickets will be sold electronically, see above for the link.  To be eligible for electronic ticket purchase, all tuition balances must be paid in full by Monday, May 1, 2018.  Senior Class Priority Seating will go on sale on Monday, May 8th at 8pm.  Regular Dance Family seating will go on sale Monday, May 15th. at 8pm.  Please be sure of which show you are attending.  There are no ticket exchanges or refunds.  
You may purchase as many tickets as you would like.  All dancers planning on watching the show must have a ticket and must sit with their parents. Extra tickets may be offered at the door after all orders have been filled; however, we cannot guarantee availability.  Tickets are $25.00 at the door.
Handicapped seating is available; please inform us in writing by May 6th, before you purchase your ticket tickets online.
Dancer's with unpaid balances will not participate in the dress rehearsal or recital.


Picture Days – May 20, 21, & June 7 - Schedule to follow 

Mike Nyman Photography
Check out our 2013 Dance Photos

Absolutely no videotaping or flash photography will be allowed during the Recital or Dress Rehearsal -  Videotaping is an infringement of copyright laws and flash photography is dangerous to the dancers!


Recital DVDs - Contact Digital Video Productions for your copy of our 2017-18 DVD at


DTNE Dance Awards – Dancers who have danced at DTNE for 5  or 10 years will be recognized with a special trophy and will be listed in our recital program.  A list of dancers receiving awards this year will be posted at the studio.  Please be sure to check the list to be sure that your dancer is listed if they qualify.  We do our best to keep our records up to date, but sometimes we miss someone, especially if they have not been at the studio for consecutive years.

Dress RehearsalJune 4, 2018

Dress Rehearsal for our June Recital is held on stage at the Recital venue.  Participation in dress rehearsal is mandatory.  This is a run through of the entire show without stopping.  The dress rehearsal allows the students to become familiar with the auditorium surroundings and feel comfortable with their performance, costume and just being on stage.  Lighting, music cues, set changes, and other logistics for a professional show are rehearsed at that time.

Please note, Dancers with unpaid balances will not participate in the Dress Rehearsal or Recital.

Recitals – June 10, 2018 - Times Matinee 12:00 noon, Evening 4:00pm

Whitman-Hanson Regional High School
Performing Arts Center
600 Franklin Street
Hanson, MA 02382

Directions to Whitman-Hanson High School from The Studio
Take Route 18 North for 3.0 miles
Take a sharp right onto Central Street (there will be a Prime gas station on your left)
Continue on Central Street for 3.6 miles
Turn Left onto Route 27 (Franklin Street)
Continue on Route 27 for 1.2 miles
Whitman-Hanson High School will be on your right


A few of our past recitals:

Recital 2013

Recital 2014

Recital 2015


Dance Theater of New England : 25 Scotland Blvd : Bridgewater, MA 02324 : (508) 697-5255 : Email
Deborah Stanton-Bianca – Artistic Director