May 2024 Darby's Dancers Newsletter

As the 2023-24 dance season comes to a close, we would like to THANK all of our dance families for allowing us to work with your children! We appreciate the opportunity and we sincerely hope that your dancer has had a fun and successful year.

We hope to see our dancers return this summer and/or fall! Our Darby's Dancers Summer Schedule is available (see link at the bottom of this newsletter). The schedule for next season will be available later this summer and will be sent to current and prospective dancers.

We have been busy preparing all the WDC dancers for our 29th annual recital -

"Turn It Up"!


Be sure to pay close attention to emails coming from WDC in the upcoming weeks. We will send important reminders and information regarding rehearsals and recitals.

Darby's Dancers students will receive a recital reminder info sheet in classes this week which is also linked HERE.

Tickets: Have you ordered your Recital Tickets? Act fast - if you have not already done so, please secure your tickets now, before additional seats open up for purchase. Make sure your family doesn't miss out by placing your original ticket order promptly:

  • Go to the TutuTix website - HERE
  • Choose your dancer’s Recital **Be sure to TRIPLE CHECK that you are ordering tickets for the correct DAY AND TIME. There are a total of 7 Recitals, some on the same day.
  • Use the code "darbydancers2024" for 3 free tickets per show.

  • Choose your seats - up to 6 tickets per family (not per dancer), per show which includes the 3 free tickets.
  • Small children/infants sitting on parents laps do not require a ticket
  • Darby's Dancers will perform near the beginning of the show. They will be able to go out to watch the rest of the show with you and return backstage for the finale. Please include a ticket for them with your order if you plan to stay to watch the rest of the show after their performance.
  • Check out!
  • Please look for a confirmation email from TutuTix to ensure your order is complete.

**Families wanting to order more than their original 6 tickets may do so beginning Mon, May 13th at 9:00am

Recital T-Shirts: Pre-ordered recital shirts are now available to be picked up at the front desk. A limited number of T-shirts are available for purchase.

Recital Video Reminder: We are excited to offer an all-digital, on-line recital video experience. All 2024 recital dances will be shot and edited in beautiful High-Definition and will be made available to each paid ticket holder from each show. No need to worry about ordering a DVD – or sneaking an iPhone video during the show. We’ve made it easy for you!

We will send dance families the link to view performances from their show(s)*.

*Show links will be sent out by the end of June.

Flash Drives -- Creative Edge also offers the option for parents to order flash drives with a digital copy of their dancer's routine(s). See their website HERE for more information and to order online.

If you have any questions, refer to the Recital page on the WDC website or give us a call!

We are excited to see our dancers hit the stage!




Tue, May 14th/Sat, May 18th- Final Days of 2023-24 season

May 20th - May 23rd - Dress Rehearsals at WDC West (please refer to the recital schedule for specific day/time)

May 28th - June 1st Recitals at East Ridge High School

June 20th - Summer Session Begins

Summer Dance

June 20th-July 18th

Be sure to check out the Darby's Dancers Summer Schedule to keep your dancer moving this summer! See the link below for more information!

Summer Schedule


Photos taken by Relevé Photo during WDC Picture Week will be available in the coming days to view and order online! Below you will find information about ordering your photos. Please let us know if you have any questions!

  • Pictures may be ordered online using the link below.
  • Pictures may be ordered online through Wednesday, June 5th (prices go up after that date). 
  • Be sure to read through the information provided on the website regarding coupon codes for orders over $111 or $222.
  • Free shipping available for orders over $49 placed on Wednesday, May 15th only!

Click on "Gallery Debut" - PASSWORD: 2024wdc

Recital Program Ads - We realize many of you are waiting for photos to be available to purchase for your ad submission. As soon as all photos are loaded, we will be sending out an email to notify you. We will then also give a deadline for the ad submission, which, due to program deadlines will be a very short timeframe. We apologize for any issues this may cause.

Relevé Order Info

Recitals Flowers, Balloons and Toys!

The Youth Dance & Enrichment Non-Profit Volunteers would love your support during WDC Recital Week!

They will be selling single roses, balloons and toys in the East Ridge High School Cafeteria during every recital. (**Credit cards only please**) Limited items will be available for purchase at recitals. All items are on a first come, first serve basis.

*PRE-ORDERING is the ONLY way to ensure your first choice selection.

Pre-orders will be ready for you to pick up at the end of your dancer’s show! Just stop by our booth across from the WDC ticket table.

**Pre-sales will re-open May 3rd - 24th.

YDE runs as a separate organization to WDC. Please direct any questions to YDE staff, not WDC staff.

YDE is grateful for your generous support of WDC dancers and

proud to help serve you during recitals!

Every purchase you make helps YDE support a dancer!

ORDER HERE -- May 3rd-24th