Holiday Magic

Date: December 9, 2017 Location: John Dickinson High School
Showtime: 2:00 pm 

Our Annual Holiday Magic performance is a wonderful winter performance that kicks off the holiday season.

Ticket Information:

Again, this year Dance Recital Ticketing will be hosting our online Ticket Sales.  There are two ways to purchase your tickets.  Prior to the performance, Tickets will be sold ONLINE ONLY for $17.00 each.  Online ticket sales will begin November 1, 2017 at 7 a.m. Tickets can be purchased here. Ticket purchasing is open 24 hours.  Online ticket sales will close Friday December 8, 2017 at 10 p.m.  On the day of the performances, tickets will be sold in the Lobby of the Auditorium at Dickinson High School for $20.00 each.  Dance Recital Ticketing will make purchasing your tickets easier and more convenient.  All seats will still be reserved but can be purchased at your convenience by going to our website, and clicking on the provided link for ticket purchases.  For your convenience, tickets are printable at the time of purchase.  An interactive map of the theatre will be shown on the site to select your seats.  Handicapped seating will be marked clearly.  No refunds or exchanges will be accepted.


Dancer Information:


All dancers involved in Holiday Magic are required to participate in the fundraiser by selling 5 items total.  All Longwood Dance Company members are required to sell 10 items total.  This could be a mix of raffle tickets and/or mixed bags.  Dancers/Families interested in opting out of the fundraiser sales can call the studio office to receive further information on a fundraiser fee.  The dancer who sells the most items/tickets will receive a $100.00 Gift Card to Longwood Dance Supply.

Mixed Bags- Mixed Bags Catalogs have been handed out in all classes.  If you haven’t yet received a packet please call or stop by the Studio Office.  Don’t forget, Mixed Bag Designs Fundraisers are due to the Studio Office by November 4, 2017.

Tuition Raffle – We are also doing a Tuition Raffle as a fundraiser.  Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00 and can be purchased in the Studio Office during regular hours from October 11, 2017 – December 16, 2017. Two winners will be chosen and will receive $125.00 to be applied toward their annual dance tuition.  The winners will be announced in January 2018.  Winnings not redeemable for cash.


All costumes will be fitted during regular rehearsals and the proper alterations will be made.  We will transport the costumes to Dickinson High School for the dancers for both the Dress Rehearsal and the Performance.  Costumes can be picked up backstage when each dancer checks in.  All costumes, head pieces, accessories and props must be returned when each dancer checks out at the Dress Rehearsal and the Performance.

Click the link below for tights, hair, and shoe requirements.

Tights, Hair, Shoe Requirements

DVD Orders

We are very happy to have Take 1 Creations back to record our performance.  DVD Order Forms can be found below.  Blu Ray DVDs are available for purchase in addition to Standard DVDs.

Holiday Magic DVD Order Form 2017

Patron Messages/Ads

We will be selling patron messages and business ads for the “Holiday Magic” program again this year.  This is an opportunity for you, relatives and friends to send a good luck message to your favorite dancers or for dancers to send messages to others.  These messages will be printed in the back of the program.  Patron ads will also be available for businesses to advertise.  For further information, see the enclosed Patron Messages/Ads Form.

Holiday Magic Program Ads Form 2017

Sweatshirt Order Form

This year we will be selling “Holiday Magic” sweatshirts.  We have a custom designed crew neck sweatshirt.  We will only be taking pre-orders.  No additional purchases will be available.  All orders must be submitted by November 11, 2017

Holiday Magic Sweatshirt Order Form 2017

Dress Rehearsal/Photo Day Information

We will be holding three mandatory Dress Rehearsals for “Holiday Magic.”  Please make sure dancers arrive 30 minutes prior to the beginning of their scheduled rehearsal time with tights on and hair and make-up ready.

Saturday November 18, 2017– 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Photo Day/Act 1 and Act II of Holiday Magic

This year, we will be taking group photos of each dance in Holiday Magic. Proper tights, shoes, hair, costumes and stage make-up. Following group photos, we will hold a dress rehearsal for both acts of the performance.  A full schedule with times for each dance is provided here:

Saturday November 18 Photo and Rehearsal Schedule

Saturday December 2, 2017– 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Longwood Performing Arts

Act I and Act II of Holiday Magic

A full rehearsal schedule with times for each dance is posted below.  Proper tights, shoes, hair and costumes. No stage make-up.

Saturday December 2 Rehearsal Schedule

Friday December 8, 2017 – 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Dickinson High School

Act I and Act II of Holiday Magic

A full rehearsal schedule with times for each dance is posted below.  Proper tights, shoes, hair, costumes and stage make-up.

Friday December 8 Rehearsal Schedule

Performance Information

The “Holiday Magic” performance will be held Saturday December 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Dickinson High School in Wilmington, DE.  The “Holiday Magic” performance order will be posted on the bulletin board and website.  Please check to see the order the dances will be performed.  Dancers will need to arrive at Dickinson High School at 1:00 p.m. (approximately 1 hour prior to the performance).

**On the afternoon of the performance we will be collecting non-perishable food items in the lobby of Dickinson High School to donate to the Kennett Food Cupboard.  We ask all of our audience members to join us in helping our community members in need this holiday season.


Thank you to all of the dancers for your hard work and parents for all of your support.  It has been a pleasure for the staff at Longwood Performing Arts to put together this performance.  What an incredible performance we are going to have to kick off the holiday season!


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