It is our hope that all children will participate in the recital, however it is NOT mandatory. We understand that some families will be leaving for their summer vacations. We are also aware that some children do not want to dance on stage in front of a large audience. If you or your child chooses to not participate in the recital, we will certainly miss having your child in the show, but we understand. Please notify the office by September 1st IN WRITING to let us know if your child is not participating in the recital, so that we can make sure not to charge your account the costume fee(s) and a costume. If you are undecided, please let us know that as well. Please remember, costumes are ordered in December. Costumes ordered late may incur an additional expedited service charge.