2017 Annual School Showcase

Please join us for Omaha's first outdoor dance performance - Dancing Under The Stars. Professional Ballet companies & schools all over the world hold beautiful ballet productions in Amphitheaters, your child can be the first in Omaha! 

Below you will see a few of the many famous outdoor venues in which professional ballet companies and schools perform. Outdoor performances from companies as famous as American Ballet Theater, and with dancers such as Baryshnikov and Misty Copeland, to schools such as Maryland Youth Ballet. We are setting an example for Omaha to break into what the rest of the country has been doing. Thirty four years ago I watched my parents perform at Wolftrap in Washington, DC and I can't wait to introduce this great opportunity to your children!

Spoleto, Italy - Spoleto Dance Festival     colorado    wolftrap

Commonly Asked Recital Questions: Heartland Conservatory


Where is recital?

Dress rehearsal and recital are at Scottish Rite Masonic Theater. Parking is available in the covered lot, entrance is found in alley way to south side of building.


Do I have to go to dress rehearsal?

Yes, all students participating in recital must be at dress rehearsal. This is an opportunity for your student to become comfortable with the stage. There also may be last minute instructions that can only be addressed at dress rehearsal.


What is check-in?

Check in is the time that you are your student is required to be in the building at the check in table. Your student will then be taken back to the dressing room area.


What does my child need when arriving at the theater?

All Students must arrive at the theater with hair and make-up done. Pink tights and shoes must be worn with all costumes and kids should arrive underdressed in these clothes. If it is warm outside, costumes may be worn into the theater. 


All theater rehearsals are in costume!!!


Can I watch the dress rehearsals from the audience?

No, we want to keep the children focused and on task. Parents & siblings taking photos etc. is too distracting and therefor slows down our process. 


What do I do after I’ve dropped of my child for an onstage rehearsal?

You are welcome to wait in the theater lobby, or come back at the finish time of your child’s rehearsal.


Can I take videos or photographs

Yes, absolutely but NO flash photography! It is dangerous to the dancers. During & after the performance is welcome! 


If I’m not backstage, who will help my child change?

There will be a number of assistants back stage to help. Your help backstage is not needed. For the safety of the children, no one except dancers and staff will be allowed backstage. 


Can I take my student out after they perform?

You may check your student out after they perform however for safety purposes they will not be able to check back in.  Also, if you check your student out before the show is over they will not be able to take their bow with the rest of the studio. Please remember that our recitals are only about 1 - 1 & 1/2 hours.



If my child is only in Act II what do I do with them for Act I?

All Act II ONLY kids, must check in at their designated time. After check in children can take a seat with their families to watch and learn from the big kids. Then at the top of the intermission, all Act II children, must be dropped off at designated spot to go back stage. 


Why do I have to pay a showcase fee?

Showcase fees pay for the Auditorium, lighting technicians, sound technicians, the special marley dance flooring. In order to keep costs lower, I will be doing all rehearsals on my own without my staff. Anyone that you see, other than Rachel, is donating their time to this event. We do not make 1cent off of the showcase, but can NOT afford to lose 1 cent either. 


Why does everyone attending have to buy a ticket?

Due to fire codes, each person must be accounted for and the space cannot exceed its seating capacity.  Each seat holds a value and in order to keep prices down we must charge for each seat regardless of age. Children performing in the show do NOT have to have a ticket. 


Should I bring my small child to the performance?

Please be advised that the lights and noise can scare small children and many times parents with little ones spend most of the show in the lobby because it is just too much. Every member of the family is always welcome so if you think your little one will enjoy the show, the more the merrier! If the child will not sit on your lap, a ticket is required.



What if I have a family member who needs wheel chair or walker seating?

When buying your tickets there will be ADA seating available


How many tickets can I buy?

There are no limits on tickets, however we recommend you do not wait till the last minute as the shows often sell out.


Can I buy tickets at the door?

Ticket sales must be made in advance, through tututix.com. We are unable to guarantee you a seat if you show up with out your online purchase.


In order to understand the schedule below, please make sure you read and understand the order of the show!

Show Order:

Act I

Int Jazz

Adv Jazz

Monday Beg. Jazz

Int. Cont

Adv. Cont

Modern 2/3

Modern 4/5


Music Theater


Beg. Jazz 

Boys Dance

Carnival of Animals


Act II


Pre-School Ballet

Kindergarten Ballet

Ballet 1 Monday

Ballet 1 Saturday

Ballet 2

Ballet 3

Ballet 4

Ballet 5

Finale All



Saturday, May 20

Rehearsal at theater


8:45 Check In: 

Kindergarten Ballet

Pre-School Ballet


9-9:45 Dress Rehearsal:

Kindergarten Ballet

Pre-School Ballet


9:30 Check In:

Monday Ballet I

Saturday Ballet I


9:45-10:30 Dress Rehearsal:

Monday Ballet I

Saturday Ballet I


10:15 Check In:

Monday Beginning Jazz

Saturday Beginning Jazz



10:30-11 Dress Rehearsal:

Monday Beginning Jazz

Saturday Beginning Jazz


10:45 Check In:

Ballet II

Modern 2/3

Ballet III


11-11:45 Dress Rehearsal:

Ballet II

Modern 2/3

Ballet III


11:30 Check In:

Musical Theater

Boys Dance


11:45-12:15 could run longer if need be...until 1

Musical Theater

Boys Dance


12 Check In:

Ballet 3 Finale

Ballet 4 Finale

Ballet 5 Finale


12:15-12:45 Dress Rehearsal:

Ballet 3, 4 & 5 Finale


12:45-1:30 Dress Rehearsal:

Ballet 4

Ballet 5


1:15 Check In:

Int. Contemporary 

Int. Jazz


1:30-2 Dress Rehearsal:

Int. Contemporary 

Int. Jazz

2-3 Dress Rehearsal:

Adv. Contemporary

Adv. Jazz

Modern 4/5


2-3 All Carnival of the Animals except small chickens and jelly fish

3-3:40 Dvorak Dances


Saturday, May 20 Showcase Performance 7:30 PM


Performance at theater


6:15 HYB Class on stage

6:45 Run aquarium (waves, swan & jelly fish) run finale with all

6:45 Check In:



7 PM Check In:



******If my child is only in Act II what do I do with them for Act I?******

All Act II ONLY kids, must check in at their designated time. After check in children can take a seat with their families to watch and learn from the big kids. Then at the top of the intermission, all Act II children, must be dropped off at designated spot to go back stage. 


Rehearsal at THEATER

  • Prepare your child in their hair, make-up and 1 st costume according to the schedule
  • Make sure your child warms up and has a good meal prior to the show
  • All Dancers must arrive at Scottish Rite at time of check-in 
  • Shoes & tights are the responsibility of the dancer and are not included with the costume
  • Make-up should be glamorous. Earth tone eye shadow, black mascara, blush & red lipstick. PLEASE WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO! (Ballet 3 & Under) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIqu_lrMwhU , (Ballet IV & Up) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92FBBA5dMtA
  • Hair should be in a bun and secure. No Bangs. If the costume has a headpiece that does not wrap around the bun, it should go on the left side. PLEASE WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO! (Thick Hair) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfk6ssFhPss , (Child Thinner Hair) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu5hotXsNg​
  • Dancers should remove all nail polish
  • Jewelry is not to be worn. Please leave all valuables at home.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the auditorium
  • No food and drink is to be brought into the dressing rooms
  • No Flash Photography is allowed at any time. It could be hazardous to the dancers
  • Parents are not allowed in the auditorium for rehearsals & dress rehearsal.
  • Dancers will be assigned a dressing room. Parents should remain in the lobby of the theater until their dancer is finished. Please let your dancer know that you will drop them off and return to pick them up. We will have staff supervising the students.
  • Dancers with multiple costumes should wear a tan leotard under their costume to allow for quick changes
  • Dancers, in the final act, will be invited back on stage at the end of the show to take a final bow and celebrate. 

It is very important to attend all scheduled rehearsals in order for each child to feel comfortable in their costumes and on the stage. A missed rehearsal could result in the dancer being removed from the showcase piece. Good attendance is required to participate in the Showcase.

Shoes and Tights
All shoes and tights should be clean and free of any rips, tears, runs or stains.