Annual Concert

Get ready for yet another spectacular show! 

Every season our concerts and class dances are inspired by a magical theme!  This year’s concert theme is “Outer Space”; an imaginative dive into possible future advancements in space travel, the fantastic allure of the unknown vastness of our universe, and a visionary look into how our young dancer’s can shape their own futuristic path if they so wish.   Our 2023 concerts will be approximately 90 minutes in length.

Gotta Dance dancers perform in beautiful costumes in June. Concerts are directed by our esteemed Concert Director, Gabriel Chajnik, a graduate of the prestigious Julliard School. Gotta Dance produces highly artistic and professional concerts that wow audiences year after year.

We will hold our concerts for 2023 at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) as we have been doing for 33 years.

Concert & Dress Rehearsal Schedules

All concert and dress rehearsal dates are posted on’s Schedules pages. Click on the location and day of the week your class is held to view your dancer’s concert & dress rehearsal. 

All  Rainbows, Unicorns, Stars,  Garnet, Topaz, Amethyst, Opal, Aqua, Grades 3-5, Acro 1-3 & Acro 2-4 classes will have their dress rehearsal immediately before their concert.

All Pearl, Peridot, Citrine, Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, Diamond, Workshop, Adult, Broadway & Acro Beginner and higher classes will have a separate date and time for their dress rehearsal.

Costume Week is from April 22nd to April 28th

We invite a parent or caregiver to come at the beginning of class to help your dancer try on their costume to make sure that it fits. This season, due to global supply chain issues and costume shortages, we will only be able to exchange costumes that have extreme sizing issues. We appreciate your understanding. All dancer’s accounts must be paid up to receive the costume in class during Costume Week.

Yearly Achievement Trophies

Yearly Achievement Trophies are awarded to students who have attended Gotta Dance for 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, or 15 years. Please register for your dancer’s trophy in advance. Trophies will be handed out during Spirit Week in class from May 15th to May 21st.

To Register:
Login to your family portal > Find Classes & Events > Find Events > Select Event Type as your year award

Register Now to be a Dancing Dad 2023!

Rehearsals are held at the new Bridgewater studio at 340 HWY 22 East. 

Fridays, 8:00-9:00pm
April 28th, May 5th, 12th & 19th
ress Rehearsal is Saturday, June 3rd  7:55-8:15pm Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC)

Our talented brigade of fathers and grandfathers will learn a fun dance from our Dance Educator, Linda Kilponen & Jackie Carelli .This year, dads will perform at the concerts at RVCC.
To Register:
Log into your family portal
Select Find Class > Dancing Dads > Checkout

Concert Hair Tutorial- COMING SOON

Concert Makeup

Dancers wear makeup during their performance so that the audience can see the performers better. We have recommended some make-up brands.  However, it is not necessary to purchase additional makeup if you have something comparable at home. It is completely optional and not mandatory to wear makeup during your dancer’s concert, especially if your dancer is allergic to makeup and/or the brands listed.

• Red Lipstick (either Revlon Red, Mac Red or Mac Russian Red are great)
• Blush
• Mascara

Garnet level & Older
• Red Lipstick (either Revlon Red, Mac Red or Mac Russian Red are great)
• Lip Liner (a Cherry lip liner, really red, not dark red)
• Pink or Rose Blush, Cream or Peach Eyeshadow, Brown Eyeshadow, Black Eyeliner and Mascara

Apply eyeshadow to the entire eye, then apply brown eyeshadow to the crease of the lid. Make sure to BLEND well! Apply eyeliner to top and bottom of eyes. Apply a light layer of mascara to both your lashes.
For Blush:
Apply blush to the apple of the cheek in a circular motion.
For Lips:
Line the lips with the liner. Then apply the lipstick, blot and add another coat of lipstick.


We understand that some dancers may choose to wear a mask during concert time. We respect this but we ask that they wear a skin-colored mask. Dancers can wear their masks backstage and then remove them just before they go on stage to perform their 2-minute dance. Then, they can replace it once they exit the stage. Please advise your children not to discuss anyone’s choice to wear a mask and to always be respectful.





Concert Tickets- More Information Coming Soon

Our 2023 Concert Fee is $150.00 which includes your costume and 4 tickets for the concert per class.
Dancers receive 4 concert tickets per every concert fee paid.  More information on ticket pick up and extra tickets coming shortly.

Concert Photographs 2023

Reflections Studio will be at the Raritan Valley Community College to take individual photographs in the lobby area on these dates and times.

Friday, June 2nd from 4:00-9:00pm
Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00am-12:00pm and 3:00-8:00pm
Sunday, June 4th from 10:30am-1:30pm

You can bring your dancer fully dressed in their costume for a professional photograph. Come at any time  to be photographed in the lobby. To preorder photographs, use this link All preorders will be submitted online this year. Preorder package prices are $10 less than orders taken at RVCC.



Tights & Camisoles-Order through your family portal

Females: Skin-colored footed tights required. Ballet Pink, Light Suntan, Mocha, or Java.
Male- No tights needed

Login to your portal > Find Events> Select your color and size.





Child-Sized Tights Size Chart


Adult-Sized Tights Size Chart




All female Gotta Dance students who have a costume change MUST wear a tan camisole 100% of the time during the shows. Tights will be worn on top of the camisole for costume change purposes.