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Please feel free to share with your family & friends who will be attending the TFAD Holiday Showcase, or our Spring Recital! 

At our studio, we want everyone to enjoy the recital performances! To enhance everyone’s enjoyment of the show, we believe in emphasizing the rules of common recital etiquette.

The Magic of a Live Performance: When you attend live performances, please keep in mind that the performers can hear and see you. Your actions and reactions, positive, negative, or disruptive, can impact the performers’ success. All of the dancers have invested time and hard work into their performances, so please show them the respect and courtesy they deserve.

Entering/Exiting: Please plan your travel so that all of your guests are seated 10 minutes prior to the performance starting. Late arrivals are incredibly disruptive and will not be admitted during a dance number. Once you arrive, please do not enter/exit the theatre unless it is a true emergency. No exits/entrances will be allowed while the dancers are on stage. There will be a 15 minute intermission that will permit an opportunity to stand-up, use the restroom, etc.

Silence & Store Your Technology: Please turn off cell phones, iPods, iPads, and any other electronic devices prior to the performance starting. They may cause interference with the recital sound system. You should never speak, text, check Facebook, or play games on your electronic devices during a performance. You should also not check your device during a performance since the backlight is incredibly bright and distracting to other audience members. This will also show up on our professional DVD, will be distracting, and ruin the quality of the recording and stage effects.

Children & Babies: At our studio, we invite all children and babies to attend our performances. If your child becomes upset or fussy during the performance, please promptly step out into the lobby as not to disrupt the dancers and other audience members. A quick change of scenery is often effective in calming upset children. Please keep in mind when deciding whether to bring a small child that the Spring Recital is longer than the Holiday Showcase and small children may get antsy. There will not be room in the audience seating for them to move freely.

Noises: Please refrain from talking during the performances. This is very distracting to our dancers and your neighbors. Your child may not be on stage, but your neighbors might be.

Photography/Videography: Please remember that photography and videography are not allowed during the recital performances. This is distracting to your neighbors, all of the people behind you, and our dancers. It will also be distracting in the professional DVDs of the performance that we are having recorded. Order forms for both photos and DVDs will be available prior to the recital.

Food/Drink: Food and drinks are not allowed in the auditorium. No exceptions!

Curtain Call: The performance is over at the conclusion of curtain call (when every dancer comes onstage to take their final bow). Audience members should stay for the entire performance and should not leave early during the curtain call. Please stay in your seat until the performance is over and the house lights are raised. Then, exit with the rest of the audience. This policy is in place to show respect to all of our performers.

And, most importantly, remember to enjoy the show! Our dancers have worked very hard, and they will greatly appreciate your applause and enthusiasm!



Please note that the lobby is made available for the convenience of our students and their families. The lobby is for waiting, reading, light snacking, conversation, homework, and playing quietly. We ask that you please respect the activities of others and classes in session. Your courtesy will be greatly appreciated.


1. Please only water or tightly covered drinks, and dry snacks! NO PEANUTS ALLOWED (We have students with severe peanut allergies!).


2. The studio office and area behind the reception desk are private areas for faculty and staff only.


 3. Talent Factory and its staff and teachers are not liable or responsible for lost belongings. Ask at the front desk if you believe that you left something at the studio. It may be in our Lost & Found basket.


4. No running, tumbling, wrestling or jumping. Talent Factory and its staff and teachers are not liable or responsible for personal injury.


5. The window seats and chairs are for sitting only. Please do not allow your children to stand on the seating or in the windows.


6. Talent Factory is not a daycare or babysitting service. Young dancers are not to arrive any earlier than 15 minutes prior to their classes and should be supervised by an adult until class time. When one class ends, another class starts; teachers and staff are not responsible for watching students before class or once class is dismissed. Please instruct your child to wait inside the lobby for their rides. Please call whenever you are delayed for class pickup, so we may let your child know. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO WAIT OUTSIDE FOR RIDES. 


7. Staff & dancers ONLY are allowed beyond the front desk. Do not sit or loiter in the aisle between the desk & bulletin board and the front entry way. These areas must be kept clear, per the Fire Marshall, in the event of an evacuation. The space beyond the desk is reserved for lining up classes.


8. Parents must accompany young children (8 and under) to the restroom.


9. Due to our growing dance family, seating is limited in the lobby during many class transitions. Please be respectful of your dance family. Do not place items such as purses, shoes, backpacks, etc. on chairs and the window seats. These items can be stored on the floor under your legs or underneath your seat.


10. Please keep conversation in the lobby positive and up-beat.  Negativity does not provide for a healthy environment.