Spring Recital 2024 - Elev8 Dance

Spring Recital 2024

When: Sunday, June 23th, 2024 • 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Where: McIntyre Performing Arts Centre • 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton.

Mohawk has a Tim Hortons and various refreshments available for purchase before the show. Jeans Flowers will be on site with flowers available. Bring cash. The Mohawk Theatre bar is closed at this time.

Show Tickets

  • $25 per person.
  • A different ticket is needed for morning and afternoon performances.
  • DVD recital video $25 per show.


Follow the instructions below for complimentary parking at Mohawk College on show day provided by Elev8 Dance:

  1. Register Parking
  2. Select “Order Visitor & Continuing Education Permits”
  3. Select “McIntyre Performing Arts Centre”
  4. Select “Elev8 Dance”
  5. Select “Add Vehicle” and follow along.

Don’t Forget to Save Your Spot!

Enrol now to save your spot for August classes!

Recreational classes bring the fun and joy of dance into a student’s life, and Academy classes for students ready for that something extra, with programs for students starting at two years old.

Photo Week and Stage Hair and Make-up

  • Wellington photo week starts Monday, May 13h, during class time
  • Dundurn St S starts Tuesday, May 21st, during class time
  • Makeup is highly recommended to add professionalism and polish to class photos and stage performances. If wearing makeup, please wear only brown eyes, rosy cheeks, and red lips. Light makeup for photos, but there is no such thing as too much makeup for the stage. Clear stud earrings are welcome for pictures and on stage.
  • Hair in a mid-high ponytail (crown of the head). A tight ballet bun for ballet. No parts. Flyaway hairs are sprayed or gelled down. The ponytail can be curled or braided. Any variation of hair will need to be redone. For our students with hair too short for a bun or ponytail, please see your teacher.

Recital Schedule for the Day

  • 10:30 am – Student drop-off. Dancers who want to practice on stage should arrive earlier.
  • 11:00 am – Kinder drop off, and Theatre doors open.
  • 11:30 am – Performance #1
  • 2:00 pm – Kinder drop off, and Theatre doors open.
  • 2:30 pm – Performance #2
  • 4:30 pm – Clean up

Snack Time & Entertainment

Please bring filled water bottles and theatre-approved snacks:

  • Water only
  • Dry snacks such as granola bars, cereals
  • Sliced apple
  • Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Carrots
  • Bananas
  • Celery
  • Grapes

Assume whatever you pack for a snack will be rubbed or spilled on someone’s costume.

Please do not bring:

  • Things with powder (eg. cheese fish snacks)
  • Things that spill (eg. yogurt, pudding)
  • Things that stain (eg. strawberries, chocolate)

It is a good idea to bring some entertainment, such as simple toys, coloring books, or devices. There is a lot of downtime, including the time between the dancer’s arrival and the show’s start. Label everything in case something is left behind.

Have a great show!

At Elev8 Dance, we strive to deliver the best experience possible, and we do that with teachers who love what they do and bring that to our students.

We deliver fun and engaging programs that introduce our students to dance and take them from kindergarten through high school, developing skills that extend far beyond the dance studio. That is why the Hamilton Spectator named Elev8 Dance Hamilton’s Best Dance School for Children and Activities for Adults.

Come and meet some other people, learn some new steps and share a smile.

Readers Choice Winner Best Dance School for Children

“Hamilton's Best Dance School for Children”

Hamilton Spectator Best Dance School for Children

World-Class Dance Lessons at Elev8 Dance

Our dance teachers work collaboratively to build a safe and caring environment for our students to learn, train and flourish. We take part in ongoing training to develop our skills as dance teachers and community leaders. We are committed to fulfilling our responsibility of teaching our students to become outstanding dancers and valuable community members.

With years of experience across different age groups, our instructors use proven teaching techniques that consistently produce classroom results.

Why Choose Elev8 Dance?

One of a Kind Dance Instruction

  • Exceptional teachers
  • Comprehensive curriculum
  • Wide range of dance styles
  • Supportive and welcoming environment
  • Proven track record
  • Open to both recreational and academy dancers

Elev8 Dance has been named “Hamilton’s Best Dance Classes for Children,” “Hamilton’s Best Dance Teacher,” and an overall award of “Hamilton’s Best Dance School” (Hamilton Spectator). We take pride in providing top-quality dance education with fun and engaging dance classes in an environment that will help your child reach their full potential.

What to Wear for Dance Class

Elev8 Dance has a uniform in place, which helps to eliminate distractions, promotes a sense of community and makes getting ready for class easy. Only your teacher can set you up with the class uniform.

How Much Do Classes Cost

We provide affordable programs and free trials for students wanting to try it out for the first time. Contact us with the program and classes you are interested in for more information.

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