LOCATION AND TIME:
All recital images will be taken at The Dance Center. Hours: Saturday from 2:20pm to 8:30pm and Sunday from 9:00am to 2:15pm. Class images will be taken in Studio 5 and solo and/or buddy/sibling images will be taken in Studio 1 (new location this year).
We kindly ask that all parents of dancers wait outside for their students during class and solo photo sessions.
MAKE UP DAY:
If you are unable to make it to Recital Weekend, there will be one make up day on May 5th between 10:00am-11:00am at The Dance Center. Appointments are necessary. No retakes from the solo studio session unless camera operator error. Make up day is for solo or buddy/sibling shots only.
Any dancers unable to make it over the weekend, are encouraged to come to make up day. If unable to attend make up day as well, you will be refunded minus a 10% fee for processing (merchant and otherwise).
No same day orders will be taken on picture day. No paper orders and sorry, no exceptions. The online form is directly linked to the lab for printing. All orders must be placed by March 28th. Payment required via credit card online or you may bring exact cash/check on picture day. We will not have change available. Provide cash/check in an envelope with you and your dancer’s name printed on the front and bring to the registration desk for Heidi Borgia Photography before their solo or class session.
As in previous years, in order to have your dancer’s image taken in the solo room you’ll need order a package. A package includes either print, digital or print and digital. A la carte is available AFTER you order a package. The only exception to this is if you ONLY want to order class photos. Those are available without ordering a package. If you order online a la carte only from a session in the solo room, your order will be automatically refunded minus a 10% processing/merchant fee.
All orders will be delivered at the same time. This includes digital (JPEG) orders and print orders. All orders will be delivered the week of April 29th to The Dance Center or via email if you ordered a digital image.
If you order and pay online via a credit card, you will receive a receipt immediately to the email address from which you registered. If you are choosing to pay via cash/check the day of their session, you will receive a confirmation via email with an amount due.
Yes, you can order additional prints/digitals up until June 12th. After June 12th the link ordering link will be taken down. All paid print and digital images will not have a watermark.
Class Photo Sessions
There is no financial obligation to appear in the CLASS photos. The schedule for the class photo’s is listed on The Dance Center’s website under Recital - Recital Schedule. Please plan to arrive in costume, with hair and make-up complete. TDC has emailed out detailed instructions to all parents. Plan to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled class photo time. The class photo will be taken right at the scheduled time. Do not be lake or you will miss your class image. No make ups or retakes of class images available. Sorry, we cannot photoshop in your dancer after the fact.
Yes, you can order class photo’s only via the online ordering form.
NEW THIS YEAR REGARDING CLASS PHOTOS:
The Dance Center will not be providing a recital booklet this year to its dancers/parents.
All parents will receive via email the week of April 29th a digital LOW RESOLUTION JPEG of all class shots taken with a small watermark. These free, low resolution images are meant for viewing but not suitable for printing. Keep in mind that if you order a solo image (package) of your dancer, it will include their respective class photo printed in a size of 8x10. Class prints are available for purchase via this online form only. Class digital JPEGS are not available for sale or included in any package.
When ordering your class photo, please ensure that you know the EXACT name of the class that your dancer is in as some class titles have similar names. If you enter in the wrong name of the class, you will receive the wrong class 8x10 and once printed, these prints cannot be returned or refunded and you’ll need to purchase the correct 8x10 class print.
Solo Photo Sessions
If you have multiple dancers in your family, please fill out one form per dancer. You can fill up to four different solo sessions on one form. For additional solo images, please fill out a new form. As in previous years, in order to have your dancer’s image taken in the solo room you’ll need order a full package. A package includes either print, digital or new this year, print and digital. A la carte items are only available AFTER you order a full package. The only exception to this is if you ONLY want to order class photos. Class prints are available without ordering a package. If you order online a la carte only from a session in the solo room, your order will be automatically refunded minus a 5% processing/merchant fee. Sorry, we are not selling digital images of class photos.
Heidi’s solo photo studio will be open the same hours as the group photo session over the weekend. In the solo studio your dancer can have their individual image taken as well as a sibling and/or buddy image taken. Maximum 3 dancers due to the size of the background in the solo studio room.
You can have your student’s portrait taken in as many costumes as you wish. One costume per session inside. This solo image is traditionally taken after your class is photographed - yet you are welcome to come to the solo studio at anytime over the weekend. However, we suggest if your dancer has LESS than 10 numbers between group shots, do not get in the solo shot line as groups will not be delayed. To be safe, take all desired solo shots AFER all off your group shots are completed.
Class photo sessions are spaced out this year between older and younger classes to help alleviate the solo shot line. Last year due to this proper class scheduling, the lines were almost non existent in the solo studio!
When ordering for your solo dancer, please ensure that you know the EXACT name of the class that your dancer is in as some class titles have similar names. If you enter in the wrong name of the class, you will receive the wrong class 8x10 and once printed, these prints cannot be returned or refunded and you’ll need to purchase the correct 8x10 class print.
If you prefer to have your dancer’s solo shot taken in a costume that they are NOT wearing over the recital weekend, please choose “other” for costumes and write in the color/style of the costume in the comments. In this case, you will not receive the class 8x10 photo but instead and extra 8x10 of your dancer in that costume.
•• Dancer prints make great gifts (Holiday/Mother’s Day or otherwise) for friends and family and they make a happy home! ••
Again this year, posing inspiration boards will be provided outside of the studio for dancers. New this year, only ONE pose will be shot during the solo session, so please have your dancer come prepared with their one pose. In the studio, we will have on hand a professional choreographer to ensure that the pose is executed properly. If the dancer is unable to execute their pose, we will then ask for an alternate pose. The parents and the dancer must decide collectively which one pose they would like taken in the solo studio. Yes, you can order additional poses if you choose, you’ll just need to order a new package and make note of that in your order in the comments section on the order form.
You can view past year’s posing suggestions online via the link on Heidi’s website. See top of this form.
There will be no posing of solo shots where we do NOT see the dancers faces. Please also be cognizant of costumes getting dirty before you enter the studio (for class or solo session). Small dancers can get dirty practicing poses outside before their session. An additional fee will be imposed if you’d like dirt removed costumes/tights.
Please feel free to share your own dancer’s image on your own social media. If you order a solo and/or buddy/sibling package, you will be provided a social media sized image to share with your friends/family online. This image will not be printable. Please note that the image will have a very small watermark on the corner of the image and we kindly ask that you not crop it out. Please tag Heidi Borgia Photography too! Social media information below.
Please do NOT share class photos for any reason, for privacy issues of your fellow students.
Please feel free to contact Heidi with Heidi Borgia Photography before March 28th. Sorry, but due to the amount of preparation to shoot 100 teams and over 500 dancers, we need time to prepare for the weekend session and therefore won’t be able to respond or view emails after March 28th. Email is the preferred contact please.
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Looking forward to seeing you all at Recital Dance Picture Weekend!
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DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH HEIDI BORGIA:
p.s. If you would be interested in hiring Heidi to take pictures of your dancer outside of this short couple/few minute session, she’d be honored! So much more can be captured with a longer session. Let your dancer’s personality come alive behind the lens.
Heidi can shoot images in a studio that are artistic in nature. She loves to shoot images of dancers outside in rural/city and in lovely landscapes. Her sessions are very affordable and can include multiple outfit changes. Sessions are minimally an hour and include all digital files with photo release so you can print them as you wish. She also offers prints/canvas/metals and gift items.
Sessions start at $450
•• BOOK A SOLO DANCE SESSION WITH HEIDI BY APRIL 1ST IF YOU ARE A TDC Dancer at a reduced rate of $400, contact Heidi for more details ••