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Spring Recital

May 20

Spring Recital- May 19th & 20th
Each year in May we present our Annual Spring recital at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium. This year the event will take place on Saturday, May 20th at 2:00pm with a dress rehearsal the prior day on Friday, May 19th. 

Classes will continue after recital. Last day of classes will be Saturday, June 9th


Recital Details-Day of Reminders below. VERY important.

Motion Pacific 20th Annual Spring Showcase
Saturday, May 20th
Civic Auditorium in Downtown Santa Cruz

Dress Rehearsal is Friday, May 19th at the Civic Auditorium. Complete schedule below. All students should arrive in their first costume 15 minutes before their first rehearsal. All students are required to attend EXCEPT all Little Movers, Creative Movement (3-5 yrs). They will be rehearsing the day of. Please plan on picking up your child 20 minutes after the start of their last rehearsal.

3:30 Young Movers Hip Hop (Wednesdays 3:30pm)
3:45 In-Be-Tween Movers Contemporary/Jazz (T/Th 4:30pm)
4:00 Young Movers Dance Basics (Saturdays 9:45am)
4:15 In-Be-Tween Movers Hip Hop (Wednesdays 4:30pm)
4:30 Young Movers Tap (Mondays 4:15pm)
4:45 In-Be-Tween Movers Ballet 1 (Tuesdays 3:30pm)
5:00 Teen Hip Hop Funk (Wednesdays 5:45pm)
5:15 In-Be-Tween Movers Ballet 2 (M,W 3:15pm)
5:30 Teen Contemporary 1+2 (T/TH 3:45pm)
5:45 Teen Ballet 3 (M/W 4:15pm)
6:00 Teen Ballet 1+2 (T/Th 4:45pm)
6:15 Teen Contemporary 3 (T/Th 5:30pm)
6:30 Teen Company (30 minutes)
7:00pm-7:15pm Break
7:15pm-9:00pm Adult Classes

Recital: Day of Reminders (Please Read in it’s Entirety) 

Tickets On Sale Now
Box Office Opens at 1:00pm. Doors open at 1:45pm. Show starts at 2:00pm. You may purchase tickets at the door or in advanced online (or in-person) through the Civic Auditorium Box Office. Linked here. Tickets are $16 general or $9.99 for children 18 and under plus taxes and City of Santa Cruz ticketing fees. Children on laps under 2 yrs are free. We highly advise that you purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are NOW on sale. Here is a link to driving directions, if you are unfamiliar with the theater.

Call Time
Call time will be 11:45am for all dancers EXCEPT dancers in Tap/Ballet and Creative Movement (3-5 yrs) and (5-8 yr) Tap, Hip Hop and Dance Basics. These dancers are asked to be at the theater at 1:00pm in full costume with hair and make-up done. Full show order here.

When arriving at the Civic Auditorium, please come to the parking lot side of the building to sign-in your child. We will have a great group of adult dancers as well as instructors backstage to assist the younger ones in quick changes, supervision etc. We are asking that there are NO parents backstage except designated volunteers.


All dancers Little Movers classes, will perform in the first half and should be picked up at the parking lot door during intermission. They are welcome to sit with you through the remainder of the show. They do not need to purchase a ticket. Please, DO NOT cut through the auditorium to pick up at intermission. Please go around to the outside door where they were dropped off. This will keep things running as smoothly as possible.

Dancers that are finished performing after the first half (most kids 5-14 yrs) but are not required to be picked up at intermission will stay and watch the remainder of the show from a section of the auditorium. This space will be supervised. Those students will then participate in our final bow. When the show is finished older kids should be picked up by their parents at the parking lot door as well.

Note: Please pack your child a light lunch and water. No soda or juice please. Please pack only non-staining food. Keeping in mind they will likely be in costume.

Seeking parent volunteers for the following:

-Two volunteers to check-in kids pre-show between 11:15am-1:00pm (1 from 11:15-12:15 and 1 from 12:15-1:15.
-six volunteers to stand at the exits for fire security (laws) between 1:00-2:00pm.
-Two volunteers to hand out programs.

If you are interested in volunteering, please Email Abra.




May 20
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