Recital Week!

Hello Families! Happy Recital Week!!!! 

Recital DVDs will be sold at the doors the night of each show. If you are interested in buying a DVD, each night is professionally filmed by Irish Luck Productions. DVDs are $25 for one, and $20 for each additional DVD you order. Order forms and payments will be taken at the door by the ticket sales table at the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT).

You will also pick up your Recital Photo Week pictures at the ticket table at MCT if you got the CD. If you ordered the digital file, it will be emailed to you by next week. The email address you will see is the photographers: jason.tupeck@gmail.com so be sure to look for that, and not our email address.  

We will be selling roses for $3 and carnations for $2 if you would like to purchase them in the lobby the night of the show. We will send them backstage to your performer, or whoever you would like to give a flower to.

One more thing: if your student didn’t receive a free recital T-shirt that were given out during photo week, we will have them at the theatre for you to pick up!

Thank you so much for all you’ve done this year! We are looking forward to an amazing week next week. We wish all the performers the best of luck and can’t wait to see their smiles on stage! Let us know if you have questions!!


On Center Performing Arts

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Recital Tickets

Dear On Center Families,

We regret to inform you that Wednesday’s Show is completely sold out. The reason we do multiple shows is to try to avoid this but, since we had to combine Wednesday and Thursday classes this year, this is the very first time it has happened. We are going to do our best to accommodate everyone.

If you have purchased too many tickets for Wednesday or are forcing a neighbor to attend that doesn’t really want to go, PLEASE call the studio and we will be happy to resale them for you.

If you did not receive tickets and want them, we have created a standby list. Please call the studio and let us know how many you need. We are asking for your bare minimum for immediate family, and your full desired amount. We are doing all we can so that everyone gets to see their child perform.

As soon as we know how many people we are dealing with, I will come up with a plan and notify that group before Wednesday at 3pm as to what our plan will be.

Happy Recital Week!!

Lisa Deer


On Center Performing Arts

PS The “Best of”, Friday’s show, is close to selling out and did last year. Please get your tickets.

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Recital Program-a-grams and Advertising

Hello there!

Just a reminder that if you would like to place an ad in our recital program, or if you know a business or company that would like to, please submit your form and artwork by June 1st. You can email us the ad you want and we will format it to our program, and you can pay in the dance shop.

We have attached a sample sheet of program-a-grams from our last show. It’s such a fun way to give your kiddo a shout out & it turns the program into a keepsake that they will treasure into adulthood! šŸ™‚

We have also attached the pricing info. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!!

Recital is almost here!! YAY!!

Thank you,


Advertising Flyer

Program-A-Gram Examples

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Upcoming Dates and InformationĀ 

Hi On Center Families!
The end of the year is almost near, and we only have three weeks until recital!! Classes have been working so hard all year and are looking fantastic–we are so excited! Our theme for the show is ‘At the Movies’ so you will recognize a lot of the songs…it is going to be a good time!!

We want to give you a rundown of what the rest of the year will look like. So, please pay attention to all of the detail in this post! 

Monday May 29th: There is NO CLASS due to Memorial Day. We hope you can take the time to enjoy the long weekend as well as remember all of the people that have served our country.

June 5th: LOCKERS! If your students have lockers here at the studio, please make sure they empty them on their last class of this week (please take locks home with you). We will take everything left in the lockers to Good Will after recital.

June 10th: STUDENT APPRECIATION DAY!!!! 12pm-4pm, awards ceremony at 2pm! This day is so much fun and we hope you and your families can join us. The theme is ‘Pirates of OCPA’…so as you probably assumed, it is going to be pirate themed! We will have lots of arts and crafts, games, the bouncy house, activities like ‘walking the plank’ and treasure hunts, and lots of yummy food! There is no fee, just come and enjoy yourselves–you won’t regret it!  

June 12th, 13th, 14th, and 16th: RECITAL WEEK!!!! Attached to this email is the tech rehearsal schedule, as well as the show order for the evening shows. Tech rehearsals are in the late morning/early afternoon. This gives the performers the opportunity to come to the theater and review their dances on stage with lights before they perform on stage that night. They do not need their costumes for the morning tech rehearsals. Dancers leave the theatre and return at 5:00 for their call time ready to perform (costume and makeup). 

We also put out sheets in the lobby for parents that would like to volunteer at the shows. We need help with concessions, selling flowers, ushering, and backstage help. If you are interested in volunteering for these, please write your name on the sheet.  

Tech rehearsals and performances are at the Missoula Children’s Theatre 200 N Adams Street.  

The studio will be open 12pm-4pm in case you need last minute shoes or tights the week of recital.

Tickets are on sale at tututix.com. You will also be able to purchase them at the door the night of the show if you don’t get them online.

June 17th: OCPA COMPANY AUDITIONS!!! 2pm at On Center! If your child loves performing, if you want your kiddo involved in a positive, uplifting, team activity & if you want to expose your little love to new experiences including travel & education…DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!! OCPA Company performs at many local events including Griz games, we travel to workshops & competitions, and we represent On Center to the community. This year, we will rehearse on Fridays from 4pm-6pm with little to no weekend requirements. We will also be doing many fundraisers throughout the season to cover as many costs as possible!! If you have any questions regarding the audition or requirements, please don’t hesitate to ask!! There are flyers with more details located outside of the dance shop window. 

Also, if you are signed up for the automatic payments, then they will stop automatically after June. No need to come in and cancel anything!

This concludes the year! BUT-don’t forget to sign up for summer classes, summer camp, or our summer intensive so you can keep up with all you learned this year! Thank you all so much for everything you do! Please let us know if you have any confusion about anything! We are happy to help!
On Center Performing Arts


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Recital Show Orders

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2017 Fall Semester Pre-Registration

The Fall 2017-2018 schedule has beenĀ mailed out along with evaluations and recommendations for next year’s classes. Ā Please let us know if you have not received yours.Ā  Pre-registration isĀ APRIL 14THĀ from 4:30-6pm. This eventĀ is a great opportunity to secure your spot in your desired class and desired time for next year before they fill up, so be sure to come down and sign up for next year!

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Because it’s Never Too Late to Dance!

This is for everyone wanting to pick up a dance class as a beginner, or even if you just want a great group of people to hang out with on Wednesday nights from 7-8pm while you tap til your heart’s content. Join On Center Performing Arts’ amazing and talented Linda Murphy for our Basic Adult Tap workshop series class. Last year was a blast and everyone had a great time showing off their tap skills at the annual Spring Recital!

The class is only $90 for the full 8 week course and it runs from March 29 through May 19th.

Stop by the Dance Shop, email or call us for more information!

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Spring Schedule Reminders

Hello fabulous dancers and parents!

We wanted to take a moment and post some scheduling reminders of upcoming events throughout the remainder of the Spring Semester:

  • There will be classes on President’s Day, February 20th
  • Spring Break is March 20-24th
  • MDAA is in Missoula April 7-9th and our very own Lisa Deer will be the workshop coordinator! This is an amazing time to receive additional education and learn from some top notch dance instructors from around the country. It is held in Missoula only once every two years, so we strongly urge you to take advantage of it this year. Please see a staff member at the studio for more information.
  • OCPA 2017/2018 season Pre-registration is April 14th 4:30-6pm. This is a great time to lock in your dancer’s classes for next year.
  • Picture Week is May 7-12th. More information about picture sign-up is forthcoming. These are great mementos of your dancer’s year and make for wonderful memories in the future.
  • Student Appreciation Day June 10th – There will be the usual fare of food, fun, activities and awards for dancers and their families. Join us!
  • Spring Recital will be June 12th, 13th, 14th, and 16th. This year, we will NOT have a Thursday show. Thursday’s classes will be in the Wednesday show, and Friday will still be ‘The Best Of’ show.

As always, if you have any questions, please call or email us!

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