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Details & Information

  • DATE: FRIDAY JUNE 2, 2023

  • LOCATION: Exciting Central Tampa Baptist Church Lawn (Across the street from the studio)

  • Day of Timeline:

    • 5:15pm: Old Time Rock & Roll, Rhythm Nation, Dream A Little Dream - Check in @ Stage

    • 5:30pm- All adult dances meet @ studio 

    • 5:45pm: Festival Lawn opens for families to arrive/check in students

    • 6:00-6:30pm - All students check in to student tent area

    • 6:30pm - Pre Show Entertainment Begins

    • 7:00pm - Dance Festival starts

    • 8:15pm (approx)- Festival ends 

    • 8:30pm - Lawn closes 


  • What the Participation Fee Includes

    • Participation in the show with a festival stage, and professional sound and lighting 

    • A locally designed & printed 2023 New Heights Dance Academy Festival Shirt 

    • A costume accessory for each class 

    • Link to download high resolution video recording of the entire performance (Available approx 2 weeks after event)

    • Link to download high resolution professional photos from the evening (Available approx one week after event)

    • Student’s name and class photo in program 


  • Student Info

    • All students will be provided a tshirt to wear for the festival. This eliminates the need for changing rooms. 

    • Students will either wear black leggings or a leotard and tights. Students in multiple classes may need both. Click here for class details

    • They will also receive an accessory specific to their routine.

    • Tshirts & Accessories will be handed out in class the week of May 15th.

    • Hair should be done up in order to be out of the students face.  Ponytail, pigtails, french braids, bun - all acceptable

    • Make-up is at the discretion of the parent - feel free to add a little pop of lipstick or blush for their performance

    • If you are in a combo class - please refer to class breakdown for which shoes to wear

    • All students should arrive to the show dressed and ready to go. For those students in multiple classes, they will arrive in their first accessory, and please bring all additional shoes/bottoms/accessories in a bag. We will have teachers available to help them change in between routines

    • All students will be asked to be checked into the designated student area by 6:30pm

    • This area will be sectioned off just for students (and will have plenty of adult supervision) and allows us to easily gather students together before they perform, but also allows them to still watch the show

    • The performance order will be solidified and sent out approximately 2 weeks prior to the showcase. 

    • AFTER your student performs their routine (or their final routine if they are in multiple), you will meet your student on the right side of the stage so that they may sit with you for the rest of the performance. Before the final number, they will be called back to the stage so they can perform the big finale with the whole studio

  • Audience Info

    • Tickets are $10 and can be purchased upon arrival by cash (exact change), credit card, or venmo. All adults who are not volunteering must purchase a ticket on arrival. Make sure to allow enough time upon arrival to purchase tickets before checking your student in.

    • The church parking lot and overflow lots will be open and available for use. Carpooling is recommended. Click here for parking map

    • Seating is general admission - first come first served.  Bring your own folding chairs/blankets for seating.  Umbrellas are allowed for shade/rain protection.

    • Restrooms will be available either at the studio or in the church’s side building off Keyes Ave

    • We will have Wich Press Food Truck and Kona Ice of Old Seminole on site for food and shaved ice! 

    • We will also have the Flower Five cart there where you can purchase flowers for students. If you want to preorder a bouquet, you can call or text Linda at 813-586-3041 or email her at

    • Well behaved and leashed dogs are welcome to join



    • It is Summer in Florida, so we would not be surprised if a rainstorm comes through this day! Unfortunately that’s a hazard of an outdoor event. 

    • We will have a large tent set up in the field where the students will be checked in, and undercover.  

    • In the event of rain, one parent can meet their student under the tent and wait there, or wait in your vehicle.  The church will also provide an indoor area to wait in the event of lightning. 

    • We may delay the show start up to 45 minutes to allow the rain to pass

    • If we cannot start the show

    • We will communicate updates via text and email with your information on file 

Audience Info
Timeline Details
Student Info
Rain Plan

Volunteer Info

  • If you volunteered to be a class supervisor, you will need to check in at the student tent at 5:45pm

  • Please see class assignments below

Volunteer Info
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