Rainier Dance Center - 2017 Recital

RDC's annual recitals will be taking place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 this year. Please see below for all the details!


Schedule this week (6/19-6/25):

  • Thursday, June 22: STUDIO CLOSED for recital prep.
  • Friday, June 23, 3:45-9:30pm: Dress rehearsal (mandatory for all dancers)
  • Saturday, June 24, 6pm: Recital 1
  • Sunday, June 25, 2pm: Recital 2 

DRESS REHEARSAL INFO - Friday, June 23, 3:45-9:30pm (mandatory for all dancers).  

  • The detailed dress rehearsal schedule is below.
  • Location: Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School - 400 South Second St. Renton, WA 98057. Dress rehearsal is NOT AT RDC.
    • Students under the age of 8 should have a parent present with them during all of dress rehearsal and will sit in the audience with their class.
    • Students ages 9 and up can sit in the theater and watch or be in the dressing rooms.
  • When to arrive:
    • Sunday Show 2 ONLY: All DANCERS in classes that are in show 2 ONLY need to be at the theater no later than 3:45pm in their costumes. We run the finale and bow first, so regardless of when your dance goes in the order, everyone needs to be there by 3:45. They will be done before 6pm and can leave after their last dance.
    • Saturday Show 1 ONLY and/or BOTH SHOWS: All DANCERS in classes that are in show 1 ONLY or BOTH SHOWS need to be at the theater no later than 5:15pm. We run the finale and bow first, so regardless of when your dance goes in the dress rehearsal order, everyone needs to be there by 5:15.  They will be done by 8:30pm and can leave after their last dance.
    • Dancers in Jazz 4, Contemporary 2 and Musical Theater will need to stay until the very end of rehearsal (9:30) for special lighting.
  • No food or eating is allowed in the theater, other than water, but dancers can bring food in sealed containers and go outside or in to the dressing rooms to eat during rehearsal if need be.
  • You may take photos and videos during dress rehearsal. 


  • Location: Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center at Renton High School - 400 South Second St. Renton, WA 98057
  • When to arrive:
    • Backstage volunteers:
      • Dress rehearsal: 3:30pm
      • Show 1: 4:30pm
      • Show 2: 12:30pm
    • Students:
      • Saturday Show 1
        • Levels 2, 3 & 4: 4:30pm
        • Level 1 and ages 7 and up: 5:00pm
        • Ages 6 and under: 5:30pm
      • Sunday Show 2
        • Levels 2, 3 & 4: 12:30pm
        • Level 1 and ages 7 and up: 1:00pm
        • Ages 6 and under: 1:30pm
  • Student check-in and check-outAll dancers will need to check-in when they arrive at the check-in desk closest to their dressing room backstage. Classes and dancer names will be posted outside of the doors. Please make sure to check the lists on the check-in doors AND the assignments on the dressing room doors for your name, as some dancers are in multiple classes and some in both shows switch doors and/or dressing rooms!
    • East check-in desk (Blue door - main loading door, NE side of building): Most dancers ages 8 and up in levels 1 and 2.
      • Monday 4:30 Hip Hop 7-9 years
      • Monday 4:30 Tap 2
      • Monday 5:30 Ballet 1/2
      • Monday 6:30 Hip Hop 1
      • Tuesday 5:00 Ballet 2
      • Tuesday 6:30 Jazz 2
      • Wed. 6:30 Acro 6-10 years
      • Wed. 7:30 Acro 11+
      • Thurs. 5:30 Jazz 1
      • Thurs. 6:30 Musical Theater
      • Thurs. 7:30 Contemporary 1
      • Sat. 3pm Ballet 1
    • West check-in desk (Green door - NW door on side of building, near ticket office):  Most classes for ages 7 and under, some dance team and level 3/4 dancers.
      • Tues. 4:00 Creative Dance 3-4 years
      • Tues. 5:00 Jazz 4
      • Tues. 7:30 Jazz 3
      • Wed. 4:30 Tap 1
      • Thurs. 4:00 Creative Dance 5-7 years
      • Thurs. Ballet 4/Pointe
      • Sat. 9am Pre-Ballet
      • Sat. 10am 4 year old combo
      • Sat. 11am 5 year old combo
      • Sat. 12pm 6 year old combo
      • Sat. 1pm 6-7 year old Hip Hop/Acro combo
      • Sat. 2pm 7 year old combo
    • All students will stay backstage for the entire show, as everyone will come on at the end for the finale.
    • All dancers will be released to a parent one at a time by class outside the same door they check in. Please be patient, as this can take some time. This is for the safety of our students.
  • Parents/audience:
    • Arrival times for parents/audience: The theater will open 30 minutes prior to show start time for seating.
    • Parking: 
      • The entrance to the parking lot is a quick right turn before the reader board. There is a second RHS lot on the right after you pass the theater. If those lots are full, parking is available at the City Parking garage located east of the theater at 655 South Second St. This is pay lot but it's a low cost. 
      • Parking fills quickly, and you may have to walk a little, so plan ahead and leave early!
    • Tickets and seating
      • Tickets are available online until 6 hours prior to each show start time.
      • If shows are not sold out, tickets will be available at the door one hour prior to each show start time for $15 each.
      • Seats are assigned. You must show a paper ticket or your ticket on your mobile device to enter the theater.
    • BE ON TIME - there will be NO late seating. If you arrive more than 5 minutes late, you will not be seated until intermission. Make sure your friends and families are aware!
    • NO video or photography during the shows. Security may remove you from the theater if you are using a device during the show.
    • No food or drink in the theater, except water.
    • Please remember every student has worked hard all year. Please plan to stay for the duration of the show out of respect to all dancers. And share this with your family and friends! if you do need to get up to use the restroom or with a small child, please only get up between dances, not during a dance, so you don't distract the dancers.
    • Consider celebrating your student's commitment and achievement with flowers or a small gift after the show. Please do not give these gifts in the dressing rooms or on the stage.
  • Backstage
    • No parents allowed, unless you are volunteering. You may not visit your student during the show. We have awesome volunteers and teachers backstage to take care off all of our students! If you are concerned about your student being backstage without you, please let Ms Jenna or Ms. Cristen know ASAP. 
    • No food will be provided or allowed backstage. Please be sure to feed your student a meal right before they come to the theater.
    • NO jewelry or nail/toe polish. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • All students should arrive to the theater at their designated time in make-up and costumes, with their hair already done!
    • Put your name in all costumes and shoes.
    • No student will be permitted to bring anything backstage except their costumes and dance shoes. NO street shoes/clothes, bags, toys/games, etc. They may get lost. 

What's left to do?

  • Recital Pictures! They are online and ready for ordering through June 26th. They are so great!
    • Go to: http://photos.candistudios.com/school/rdc2017
    • Enter password (case sensitive): RainierDance2017
  • Recital Tickets: They are selling fast but there are some good seats left. They are assigned seats, so purchase now to get the best available seats!
    • Go to: http://rdcrecital17.brownpapertickets.com/
    • Tickets are now open to the public and you can purchase as many as you want. You can pass this link on to your friends and families!
  • Recital DVD's: You can email RDC and we can add the cost to your account so you can pay online! Email us the details (what show and how many DVD's) and we will add it to your account. If you are working backstage, you still need to fill out a form, or you will not get one.
  • Practice your dances and get excited!!

Thank you for your hard work, commitment and support. We can't wait to see all of the dancers shine on stage! What a year!!