recital information



Recital News

Learning to dance can only begin in the classroom. Since dance is a performance art, students need avenues to develop dance skills on stage so they can take their classroom knowledge and put it into practice before an audience. For this reason, we plan a year-end recital event to showcase their skills. If you continue your classes at Stage Door University until the end of the season in June, you will want to participate in our year end recital. This performance opportunity is an important of the training process as students learn about theater, rehearsals, perfecting a dance, and showcasing their skills. The Stage Door Recital is an exciting event featuring the students in a professional style theatrical revue.

Stage Door plans for the recital far in advance by ordering costumes, planning dances, producing a program, and arranging sets and theatrical effects as early as October. However, the students will not begin learning their dances until March or April. We try to spend as much time as possible teaching dance technique and theory and devote only the time needed to choreograph the year end demonstration.

Recital Performance Package Fees are due by November 1st

(Includes Costume, Tights, Recital T-shirt, and Links to Professional Recital Videos)

For each class your child is enrolled in, if you plan on participating in recital, you will be required to purchase a costume. The costumes are ordered in November and two inches is added to their girth for the projected growth between ordering time and the show. Costumes will be passed out in April/May. All costumes fees are Non-Refundable and costumes will be given out after our Recital for non-participants.

Recital Tickets

Tickets for the recital performance will be for sale in April. Tickets start at $20 per seat, which pays for the theater, professional technicians, lighting, seats, programs, lobby displays, backstage organization, and other required needs. Tickets are only available online through our online ticketing company. Recital ticket Link

Recital Venue

The recital venue for the 2024-25 Season is Riverview High School


I absolutely love this place and highly recommend it!! My 3 year old son goes here for enrichment classes (art, science, numbers) and tumbling and just loves it. The teachers are so sweet with him! My daughter (age 6) who previously quit ballet did a trial for Sparkle Squad (cheer and dance together) and just loves it. The staff are so welcoming and friendly. This is truly a wonderful place for children!

Neha D.

We love Stage Door University! This is our fourth year dancing at this amazing studio and we love all the teachers, especially Miss Heather! Thank you for everything Miss Heather and Stage Door University! Our girls love their Headliners Class ⭐️ ❤️

Katherine T.

Contact Us


6260 N Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota FL 34243

Monday: 3:30–7:15 PM

Tuesday: 9 AM-12:00PM; 3:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday: 3:00–8:00 PM

Thursday: 3:00–8:30 PM

Friday-Sunday: Closed


Stage Door University has designed an excellent dance and theater program of activities to give children a chance to experience the joy of dancing and creative movement in a fun and loving atmosphere. We are committed to providing a stimulating and adventurous environment to enhance children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual and creative growth.

Opening Hours

Monday: 3:30–7:15 PM

Tuesday: 9 AM-12:00PM; 3:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday: 3:00–8:00 PM

Thursday: 3:00–8:30 PM

Friday-Sunday: Closed

ADDRESS: 6260 N Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota FL 34243

Telephone: (941) 822-0017

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