2020 Recital

“Put on Your Sunday Clothes” and we’ll head to 

“42nd Street” so we can “Give [Our] Regards to Broadway!”  


Hello, Broadway!

Presented by 
Mongan Dance Academy
 R E S C H E D U L E D  
Dress Rehearsal week of August 3, 2020
Recital week of August 10, 2020
Location and scheduled to be determined in July.
It will be based on the safety of gathering due to COVID. 
Click here for information and schedule that was emailed on August 2, 2020:

As you can all imagine, this has been a difficult time for the staff of Mongan Dance Academy, both emotionally and administratively. We have not been able to plan in advance like usual for the recital, Summer Session, nor even Fall Session due to the coronavirus pandemic. Out of safety for our students and families, and in accordance with the State of Illinois COVID-19 Phase-In policies, our recital will not be performed in an auditorium with 600 guests and several classes of children waiting backstage to perform.

Therefore, we have made two alternative plans for performing the dances. Regardless of which plan we use, each class will be professionally recorded and the videos will be pieced together so we have a very special, unique showcase of Hello, Broadway! 

Click here for the complete letter to our parents about the 2020 Recital.


 C H O R E O G R A P H Y 


LOWER LEVELS (PB-2, Minis, PB-3, P-J/HH)


Pre-Ballet 1

Pre-Ballet 2

Hip Hop Minis

Pre-Ballet 3

Pre-Jazz/Hip Hop

UPPER LEVELS (Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop)






Hip Hop




  • Recital Fees Due — Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Spring Session Fees Due — Saturday, February 29, 2020
  • Student Ticket Pre-Sales — Sunday, April 5, 2020
  • General Ticket Sales — Sunday, April 21, 2020
  • All Outstanding Balances Due — Saturday, April 25, 2020
  • Picture Day — Information to follow
  • Dress Rehearsal — Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Oak Lawn High School Performing Arts Center
    • 4:00 p.m. -- All Pre-Ballet 1 classes
    • 4:30 p.m. -- All Pre-Ballet 2 and Hip Hop Minis classes
    • 5:30 p.m. -- All Pre-Ballet 3 and Pre-Jazz Hip Hop classes
    • 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. -- All Upper Level classes
  • Recital — Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the Oak Lawn High School Performing Arts Center
    • Shows at 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.
  • Last Day of Classes — Monday, June 8, 2020
  • Summer Session Begins — Information to follow



2020 Recital Participation Form

2020 Recital Participation Information



All students who are enrolled in the 2020 Winter and Spring Sessions can participate in our annual recital. It is an opportunity for students to showcase what they have been learning throughout the year. By performing, the children not only gain confidence and poise, but their appreciation for the performing arts grows immensley.

Students are not required to participate in the recital, but they are encouraged. We understand, however, that there may be important events that families are already committed to. Therefore, children can still enroll in classes and learn everything being taught, including the choreography, so they continue to progress with their classmates. It is important to note that MDA does not spend the entire classtime teaching recital choreography. 

Students in combination classes (Pre-Ballet/Tap 2 and 3) will perform TWO dances, a ballet and a tap dance. All other classes will perform ONE dance. We will have three performances. All Pre-Ballet level classes will perform in ONE show only. The upper level classes will perform in the 11:20 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. shows. Our Academy Performing Troupe will perform in the 4:30 p.m. show.


Why do we require participation during the Winter and Spring Sessions? There are several reasons:

  • During the Fall Session, students are learning and reviewing the basics of ballet and other dance forms according to their level. During the Winter and Spring Sessions, they are learning advanced steps and combinations that will be used in their recital dance. 
  • Costumes must be ordered in of February in order for them to arrive before the show. On ocassion, our first choice of a costume is already sold out. There are a limited number of costume companies who provide costumes for thousands of dance studios.
  • Unbeknownst to students, the instructors are visioning and creating the choreography beginning in January based on student enrollment and ability. They are teaching steps, combinations, lines, and/or formations that may be used in their recital choreography later on.

Deadlines for new enrollments:

  • Upper levels (Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop) -- January 6, 2020
  • Pre-Ballet 1, 2, and 3 -- January 31, 2020

Recital fees include participation in all recital events (picture day, dress rehearsal, and recital). The fee also includes one class costume and tights. The fees are as follows: 
  • $110 -- Students in Pre-Ballet 1, 2 or 3, Hip Hop Minis, and Pre-Jazz/Hip Hop
  • $115 -- Upper level classes (ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip hop)
  • $45 -- for each additional class per student

ADVANCED TICKET SALES Begin April 5, 2020 — Each student is allowed up to 12 tickets during this 2-week period. Tickets can be used at the 11:30 show, 2:00 show, or 4:30 show, or a combination of the three shows. Families can purchase an unlimited number of additional tickets during General Ticket Sales.

GENERAL TICKET SALES Begin April 19, 2020 — Families may purchase an unlimited number of additional tickets. Sales will be open to the public.

SEAT ASSIGNMENT & TICKET DISTRIBUTION —  Seat assignments and ticket distribution will begin in May. If you place a second order for additional tickets before that, we will try to seat your guests together.

  • All seats are reserved.
  • Seating will be assigned in the order in which ticket orders are time-stamped and paid.
  • Tickets must be paid in full at time of purchase. We will not hold any unpaid ticket requests.
  • Online ticket sales close at noon on Saturday, June 6. All tickets must be purchased at the door after that.
  • Ticket prices: $15 in advance, $20 at door. Children age 4 and under are free, but must sit on a lap.
  • All sales are final. No refunds. No exchanges.


We will need people to volunteer to be classroom helpers, backstage, usher, and call table. You may or may not need to purchase a ticket as follows:

  • Classroom helpers of Pre-Ballet 1 -- you WILL need to purchase a ticket because you will be seated with your family after the Pre-Ballet 1 class performs. They will either be the first or second class to dance in the show. You will be able to watch them from the wings of the stage.
  • Classroom helper or backstage -- you will NOT need to purchase a ticket. You will be able to watch your child perform from the wings of the stage.
  • Usher or call table -- if you would like to be seated in reserved seats after the show begins, you WILL need to purchase tickets. Ushers who do not want to purchase tickets can sit/stand in the back of the auditorium after the show begins. 

If you want to be a volunteer, please sign the sheets in the studio lobby, or email us.


These memorable shirts are for students, moms, dads, and all who want to wear the enthusiasm of our upcoming recital. The specially designed logo, "Hello, Broadway!" will brilliantly announce this showstopping event! We will have sample sizes at the studio. If you place your order before we receive the shirts, we can edit your order as needed!

Order shirts: https://mongandance.com/category/3332/Recital-Shirts



Preserve your memories of "Hello, Broadway!"  The shows are professionally recorded and edited. They will include the names of all class participants and a picture album of dress rehearsal, backstage, and the recital. They will be available on a thumb drive or electronic link.

Order videos: https://mongandance.com/category/3006/Recital-Videos



Tell your special dancer how much you appreciate his or her hard work, commitment, and passion for the artistry of dance! Reserve a bouquet today so you have no last-minute running on recital day. These bouquets will be provided by an entrepreneurial floral artisan, Lisa Wiencek of Floralore Designs. She offers a variety of bouquet styles, and she will be have additional bouquet designs to choose from on the day of the recital.

Order bouquet: https://mongandance.com/category/3857/Recital-Bouquets


Please visit this page periodically. We will update the website as we finalize details about the recital.