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Aerial Recital Central 2024

Your guide to the most exciting time of the year!!!

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Posed Recital Portraits

Ryan Smith will be providing the opportunity to have professional posed pictures of your dancers. This will take place at The Derry Opera House on Saturday May 18th from 3:00-5:00pm.*These photos are different than the photos included in your Performance Package. The performance package photos are actions shots taken during the performance. ​Ryan will take posed studio shots of your dancer.Photo day signups go live on Tues, April 30, 2024 at 12pm.​​Aerial sessions will be $64 each and include two high resolution images with many additional options.

The Essential Information:

Dress Rehearsal:

DATE:  Friday, May 17th   

Time: 4:00pm - Arrival Time for Dancers in Show 1

4:30pm - Warmup for Dancers in Show 1

5:00-6:00pm - Rehearsal for Show 1

5:45pm- Arrival Time for Dancers in Show 2

6:15pm - Warmup for Dancers in Show 2

6:45-7:45pm - Rehearsal for Show 2

** Please arrive with hair & makeup done.

** Hair:  bun (if hair is too short for a bun, a ponytail is okay), with only hair ties and hair pins that will blend into the hair.

** Attendance at the dress rehearsal is mandatory.

* Healthy, clean snacks & clear water to drink only.  Please bring something to wear over your costume while eating.



DATE: Saturday, May 18th


Time: 12:00pm - Arrival Time

12:30pm - Warmup 

1:00-2:00pm - Show 1 (doors open to

audience at 12:30pm)


Time: 5:00pm - Arrival Time

5:30pm - Warmup 

6:00-7:00pm - Show 2 (doors open to

audience at 5:30pm)

Show Assignments & Show Orders:

There will be two Aerial shows this year on May 18, 2024

The links to Those Show Assignments & Show Orders are here:

Show 1:

Show 2:



Each family will receive 6 wristbands to serve as general admission tickets as part of your paid performance package.  

Any family wishing to purchase additional tickets may do so with our office. Cost is $25 each.



Sign Up Here for Posed Portraits of Your Dancer in Costume:

Sign up form will go live at 12pm Thursday

April 25, 2024 at 12pm

Location: Derry Opera House (not NHAD studio)


Aerial Sessions (Saturday), May 18 ,2024


Click Below to See Hair and Makeup Guidelines:
How/when will we get our video download, tshirt & bag, action shots, livestream link, and medals?

You will receive the link to download action shots of your dancer(s) in the weeks after the show via email. You may share this link with anyone you want, and there is no limit to the amount of downloads.

You will receive a link to download the videos of our show via email sometime in the summer after the show. You can share this link with whomever you want, and there is no limit to the amount of downloads.

The Derry Opera House does not have the bandwidth to support a livestream. We will FB Live the event on our FB page once again this year. We allocated the livestream budget to allow for high end aerial rigging equipment rental in lieu of the livestream.

We will distribute recital t-shirts, bags and medals at the studio during our final weeks of classes for the school year. 

Click Below to Enter Your information for your Dancer Shoutouts! 

Shoutous will be posted on our Social Media & in our Digital Program.

Due May 13, 2024

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