Great Lakes Dance Academy

We, at Great Lakes Dance Academy, are committed to providing you with the very best Performing Arts education. We want each experience at our academy to be positive and inspiring. Our capable teachers and staff are passionate about dance education and the performing arts. We look forward to sharing our passion with each student, and helping each dancer, singer, and actor reach their goals.


Everything you need to know about our Dress Rehearsal and Recital, including any Handouts, Schedules, Tips, Tickets, and More!

Recital Dates and Times

Thursday June 9th, 2022- 6:30PM Sarnia Primary Show (students arrive at 6PM) Click here to see running order

Friday June 10th, 2022- 7PM (students arrive by 6:30PM) All students in Level 1 and up are in this show. Click here to see running order

Saturday June 11th - 1:30PM BG Primary Show (students arrive by 1PM) Cilck here to see running order

Saturday June 11th- 7PM (students arrive by 6:30PM) Same show as Friday- All students level 1 and up. Click here to see running order

Please drop students off through the box office entrance. There will be senior students to guide them to their dressing room. After the show is finished performers will be released through the stage into the theatre. Primary shows will be dismissed class by class from the stage at the end of the show.

Please send your child backstage ready to perform and ensure that they have all their costumes and dance shoes if they have more than one class.

No students will be permitted to leave before the show is over.

Recital FAQ

Click this link to answer all your recital questions!

Dress Rehearsal Schedule

Dress Rehearsal is MANDATORY. Students are in full costume, hair in a bun and full stage make-up. Please arrive 20 minutes early for your scheduled time. Every student must attend a 'curtain call' practice as well. 

Dress Rehearsal is June 5th-8th. Click here to view the DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE



All audience members are required to have tickets. You can purchase tickets online through the Imperial Theatre website, in person at the Imperial Theatre Box office or by phone (519) 344-7469


  • Photography and/or videography is not permitted. (We invite parents to take pictures and video during the dress rehearsal or purchase a professionally recorded version. 
  • We strongly encourage audience members to remain seated for the entire show, anyone leaving the auditorium will not be readmitted until an appropriate time in the show. This is for the comfort and enjoyment of the entire audience. It is also distracting to the performers to see people getting up while they are on stage. 
  • The Imperial Theatre Ushers will be enforcing both of these rules.


The shows are being filmed with the Imperial Theatre’s new broadcast system and cameras. This will provide quality recordings with multiple camera angles. Each show will be available to purchase at $15 each through the Imperial Theatre website. Click this link to purchase show videos. You will have until June 28th at 11:59 pm to make a purchase.


We will be selling flowers before and during intermission for the Friday and Saturday evening shows. We will be selling flowers before the primary shoes.



We are always in need of backstage help, especially for the Friday and Saturday evening shows. Volunteers are assigned to a dressing room to keep watch over the performers, help with costume changes and escort dancers to the stage. If you can help sign up through the parent portal under events!


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