Every season our concerts and class dances are inspired by a magical theme!
This year’s concert theme is “INTERGALACTIC”; 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 dancers 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.
We are excited to offer online ticketing this season starting Monday, May 15th at 6:30 pm. Families will be emailed a code to enter into the ticketing website that we are working with to select the four tickets included in their concert fee. If you have more than once dancer with us you will only receive one code.
Unique Code per Family
Starting May 11th all families will be emailed a code to use when selecting their concert tickets. All Gotta Dance tuition must be paid up-to-date to receive the code in your email.
Initial Ticketing for 4 Tickets per Concert Fee Paid
Starting May 15th at 6:30 pm you will have 5 days to select your concert tickets from https://21130.danceticketing.com/landing.cfm Please make sure that you log in to purchase your tickets by May 20th. Families receive 4 tickets for every concert fee paid.
All Ticketing Questions will be answered by Dance Recital Ticketing
If you have any challenges securing your tickets, please call Dance Recital Ticketing at 706-550-1416. They will have support available until 8:30 pm on Monday, May 15th, and then weekdays, 8:30 am – 8:30 pm.
Save Your Digital Ticket for Each Concert
Once you receive your group (s) of 4 tickets, save them in your phone to present to the usher at the Concert at Raritan Valley Community College at your dancer’s concert.
Purchasing Extra Tickets
Starting May 22nd, Extra Ticket sales will start on https://21130.danceticketing.com/landing.cfm
Individual tickets are $27.05.
While we cannot guarantee that families will be able to purchase as many extra tickets as they’d like, we have never had to turn anyone away for 35 years.
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 4:00-9:00 pm
Saturday, June 3rd from 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 3:00-8:00 pm
Sunday, June 4th from 10:30 am-1:30 pm
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 https://reflectionspreorder.com/collections/gotta. All preorders will be submitted online this year. Preorder package prices are $10 less than orders taken at RVCC.
All concert and dress rehearsal dates are posted on Gotta-Dance.com’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.
The use of recording equipment or the taking of photographs in the theater during and after the performance is allowed. However, we require everyone to be respectful of others.
This season, all female dancers will wear the hairstyle “Space Buns”.
Dancers wear makeup during their performances 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)
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.
Apply blush to the apple of the cheek in a circular motion.
Line the lips with the liner. Then apply the lipstick, blot and add another coat of lipstick.
All concert performance listings that will be published in this season’s INTERGALACTIC concert program are listed. Please make sure that your dancer’s name is listed correctly. Please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org with any changes/updates by May 15th.
Saturday, June 10th at 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 10th at 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 10th at 6:00 pm
Sunday, June 11th; 12:00pm
Sunday, June 11th; 3:00pm
Sunday, June 11th, 6:00pm
Monday, June 12th; 4:30pm
Monday, June 12th; 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 13th; 4:30pm
Tuesday, June 13th; 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 14th; 4:30pm
Wednesday, June 14th; 7:00pm
Friday, June 16th; 4:30pm
Friday, June 16th; 7-00pm
Saturday, June 17th; 12:00pm
Saturday, June 17th; 3:00pm
Saturday, June 17th; 6:00pm
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.
• Login to your family portal > Find Classes & Events > Find Events > Select Event Type as your year award
Rehearsals are held at the new Bridgewater studio at 340 HWY 22 East.
Fridays, 8:00-9:00 pm
April 28th, May 5th, 12th & 19th
Dress Rehearsal is Saturday, June 3rd, 7:55-8:15 pm Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC)
Gotta Dance’s Dancing Dads are an integral and entertaining part of our Gotta Dance family. This year’s Dad’s Dance will be inspired by Star Wars! Our talented brigade of fathers and grandfathers will learn a fun dance from our Dance Educators, Linda Kilponen and Jackie Carelli. After just a few rehearsals, the Dads will be ready to perform in our concerts!
Log into your family portal
Select Find Class > Dancing Dads > Checkout
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.
View your concert costume above to see what tights you’ll need for the show. Order by May 1st. Dancers will receive t-shirts in class during Costume Week (May 15th). Dancers who have more than one dance in a show are required to wear a camisole under their costume. Sizing charts are below.
Login to your family portal > Find Classes & Events > Find Events > Select what you’d like to order> Add to Cart > Checkout
Adult Unisex T-shirt
Order by May 1st. Dancers will receive t-shirts in class during Spirit Week (May 15th)
Login to your family portal > Find Classes & Events > Find Events > Select your Concert T-Shirt Size > Add to Cart > Checkout
Tights & Camisoles-Order through your family portal
Females: Skin-colored footed tights are 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.