2021 Annual School Showcase


SumTer Ampitheater - 11691 S 108th St, Papillion, NE 68046

Anyone who has not picked up thier showcase tickets, they will be available at SumTer on Friday. 


Friday, May 28 - NO COSTUMES, (Yes performance hair & make up for all Level III & below)


12:45 Check in Jazz IV & V/Tap IV & V

1-2 Space & Run Jazz IV & V/Tap IV & V

1:30 check in for ALL Ballet III, IV & V 

2-4:15 PM Space & run III, IV & V Ballet Showcase (Bailey's Ballet III will work on their dance when not on stage)

       V go first, then IV so Ballet III can rehearse. 

2:45 Check in for All Ballet I & II classe

3:15-4:15 Space & run Mon. I, Thursday I, Monday II & Wednesday II

4:15-5:15 Space & run Jazz I, Jazz II/III, Tap 1, Tap II/III, Musical Theater

5 check in for all Pre-School Ballet students

5:15-5:30 space & run Pre-School Ballet dance

5 check in for ALL Beginning Ballet & Beginning Ballet/Tap students

5:30-6:30 space and run all  Beginning Ballet & Beginning Ballet/Tap dances

Saturday, May 29 

12-12:30 Level III, IV & V warm-up on stage HYB students that are performing their ballet solos have stage time

12:30-1:15 HYB dancers that are performing their ballet solos 

1:15 All ACT I arrives (This Act is for all Jazz/Tap/Contemporary & Musical Theater dances)

1:40 All ACT II arives (This Act is for all 4 years & up Ballet dances)

2:00 Performance



Please check the spelling of your students name below. Please email heartlandconservatory@gmail.com with any corrections

                                                                       Showcase 2021



Jazz II/III - Wed PM

Blakely Aufenkamp, Olivia Bryant, Ella Buckley, Annabelle Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy, Lucille Kozisek, Arabella Lindley, Lydia Pearce, Matthew Worden

Musical Theater - Wed PM

Lily Hartley, Annabelle Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy, Lydia Pearce, Rebekah Sharples-Schmidt, Elliot Suing, Hailey Vincent, Matthew Worden

Jazz I - Thurs PM

Chloe Booth-Reifert, Ali Cutinella, Lidia Edwards, Ruthie Robinson, Joey Sochor, Emma Tierney, Lilith Wittwer

Addison Friesen - Contemporary Solo

Tap II/III - Wed PM

Blakely Aufenkamp, Ella Buckley, Ainsley Hodges, Gavin Kennedy, Lydia Pearce, Molly Weiser

Tap I - Mon PM

Kit Buckley, Ali Cutinella, Ruby Kleber, Marlowe Rising, Ruthie Robinson, Joey Sochor, Lilith Wittwer

Tap IV - Wed PM

Nika Duhachek, Addison Friesen, Lily Hartley, Taryn Sydzyik, Hailey Vincent

Tap V - Tue PM

Brock Duhachek, Madison Ireland Talkington, Corabelle Kennedy

Jazz IV - Wed PM

Ava Cutinella, Nika Duhachek, Addison Friesen, Lily Hartley, Lily Jimenez-Smith, Andrea Laguer, Eva Methe, Rebekah Sharples-Schmidt, Taryn Sydzyik, Hailey Vincent

Contemporary V - Tue PM

Jade Buseman, Brock Duhachek, Samantha Hughes, Madison Ireland Talkington, Corabelle Kennedy, Emma Knutson


Beginning Ballet - Mon 5:00 PM & SAT 10 AM

Logan  Archibald, DJ Craig, Claire Flynn, Violet Hennen, Avanlea Lindley, Caden Meadows, Grace Parks, Charlotte Stein

Ella Buckley - Classical Variation

Preschool - Sat 10:45 AM

Ella Craig, Ingrid Halbkat, Cadence Lewis

Corabelle Kennedy - Classical Variation

Preschool - Thurs 4:30 PM & 5:15 PM

Lissa Buckley, Danna Gomez, Georgia Johnson, Ellie Kieffe, Emily Bieber, Lucia Edwards

Taryn Sydzyik - Classical Variation

Beginning Ballet - Thur 6:00 PM

Odessa Berry, Scarlett Hubbard, Sayo Kunihiro, Blaire Rogers

Hailey Vincent - Classical Variation

Beginning Ballet/Tap -  Thur 10:30 & 11:30 AM

Sabrina Chantiam, Brooklynn DeNio, Nolan  Lambert, Lola Tafolla

Madison Ireland-Talkington - Classical Variation 

Ballet I - Monday

Kit Buckley, Ali Cutinella, Ruby Kleber, Faye Massengale, Marlowe Rising, Ruthie Robinson, Evie Schledewitz, Joey Sochor, Lilith Wittwer

Ballet I - Thrusday

Dreya Aspegren, Chloe Booth-Reifert, Ezekiel Buck, Ali Cutinella, Lidia Edwards, Lucas Hennen, Ruby Kleber, Emma Tierney, Lilith Wittwer

Ballet II - Monday

Blakely Aufenkamp, Olivia Bryant, Julianna Glathar, Eloise King, Emilia Koehler, Lucille Kozisek, Arabella Lindley, Dantzel Neeley

Ballet II - Wednesday

Blakely Aufenkamp, Elsa Bonertz, Olivia Bryant, Arabella Lindley, Liam Richardson, Evangeline Senkbile, Maisie Senkbile, Violet Turner

Ballet III - Tuesday

Molly Ackels, Harper Bickford, Ella Buckley, Brynlee Cole, Hannah De La Rosa, Alexis Ealy, Annabelle Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy, Lydia Pearce, Emma Sykes, Violet Turner, Matthew Worden

Ballet III - Saturday

Olivia Bryant, Hannah De La Rosa, Julianna Glathar, Gemma Gutierrez, Annabelle Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy, Lydia Pearce, Giselle Schneider, Rebekah Sharples-Schmidt, Emma Sykes, Molly Weiser

Ballet III - Thrusday

Harper Bickford, Ella Buckley, Brynlee Cole, Hannah De La Rosa, Madeleine Freeman, Annabelle Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy, Lucille Kozisek, Lydia Pearce, Emma Sykes, Molly Weiser, Matthew Worden

Ballet IV & Finale

Ava Cutinella, Hannah De La Rosa, Nika Duhachek, Addison Friesen, Lily Hartley, Phoebe Hruska, Lily Jimenez-Smith, Andrea Laguer, Eva Methe, Rebekah Sharples-Schmidt, Taryn Sydzyik, Hailey Vincent, Catelynn Wille

Ballet V & Finale

Jade Buseman, Brock Duhachek, Samantha Hughes, Emma Iberg, Madison Ireland Talkington, Corabelle Kennedy, Emma Knutson


Program Order
Musical Theater
Jazz I
Addi Solo
Tap I
Tap IV
Tap V
Jazz IV
Jazz V

 Beginning Ballet - Monday 5:00 PM                                              Mon       5:00pm-6:00 pm

Preschool Ballet Age 3 & 4 - Thurs 4:30 PM  Thu  4:30pm-5:15pm
Ella Solo
Preschool Ballet Age 3 & 4 - Sat  Sat  10:45am-11:30am
Cora Solo optional
Beginning Ballet - Sat 10 AM  Sat  10:00am-10:45am
Preschool Ballet Age 3 & 4 - Thur 5:15 PM  Thu  5:15pm-6:00pm
Taryn Solo optional
Beginning Ballet - Thur PM  Thu  6:00pm-6:45pm
Hailey Solo optional
Beginning Ballet/Tap - 10:30 AM Thur Homeschool  Thu  10:30am-11:30am
Maddy Solo optional
Beginning Ballet/Tap - 11:30 AM Thur Homeschool  Thu  11:30am-12:30pm
Ballet I Monday
Ballet I Thursday
Ballet II Monday
Ballet II Wednesday
Ballet III Tuesday
Ballet III Thursday
Ballet III Saturday
Ballet IV 
Ballet IV Finale
Ballet V 
Ballet V Finale
Rehearsals 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 Theater at time of check-in 
  • Shoes & tights are the responsibility of the dancer and are not included with the costume
  • Make-up should be applied. Earth tone eye shadow (NO Blue), 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 high bun and secure. No Bangs. If the costume has a headpiece that does not wrap around the bun, it should go on the right 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, no recording of the performance is allowed
  • Parents are not allowed in the auditorium for rehearsals & dress rehearsal.
  • Dancers will be assigned a place or covered tent to change. 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 could 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. Please see dress code for required tights and shoes.

Commonly Asked Recital Questions: Heartland Conservatory

What is showcase?

Showcase gives the dancers the opportunity to exhibit their skills and provide as professional a stage setting as possible under the direction of instructors who are professionals themselves. The reward of being involved is a phenomenal highlight for their year of hard work. Performing promotes teamwork, confidence and poise. Showcase is a professional, safe enviorment for them to share thier growth with friends and family.

Where is showcase?

Theater Dress rehearsal and showcase are at Sumpter Amphiteater. 

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. 

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?

Every time your child arrives at Sumter you will need to walk them through the gates and down to the stage to deliver them to HCD staff. 

Can I take videos or photographs

This year 2021, we are providing a professional videographer so there will be NO filming the performance. NO flash photography! It is dangerous to the dancers. You may take photos Before & 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?

Please remember that our recitals are only about 1 - 1 & 1/2 hours. This will be decided after the final show order has been determined

Why does everyone attending have to have 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.

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?

Each Family is given the opportunity to purchase tickets to thier students designed perforamce 1 week prior when the tickets will go on sale to the general public to redeem thier 2 free tickets and purchase additional tickets.

After that, tickets will be available for purchase. We cannot guarantee availability.