• B. Funk Dance Company Presents






    A guide for parents and students for our 2018 recital


    All Shows are on SUNDAY MAY 20, 2018



    Our shows are color coded to ensure organization with ticketing, programs, and to help the backstage process run smoothly. When purchasing tickets, ordering t-shirts, flowers, or DVDs, please remember your dancer's show color!


    SILVER SHOW - May 20 at 10:00 AM

    3-4 Year Old Classes

    5-7 Year Old Classes

    (Dancers report at 9:00 AM)


    GOLD SHOW - May 20 at 2:00 PM

    8-10 Year Old Classes

    11 and Up Classes

    Breakdance and Boys Hip Hop

    (Dancers report at 1:00 PM)


    V.I.P. SHOW - May 20 at 6:00 PM

    Company and Crew - All Levels

    (Dancers report at 5:00 PM)


    Laurel High School

    8000 Cherry Lane

    Laurel, MD 20707



    Dress rehearsals are MANDATORY for all students! Please let your student's teacher or a studio manager know if your dancer cannot attend their rehearsal. Note: Dress Rehearsal is closed so dancers only, please! Parents of Creative Movement and Lil' Movers classes may sit in the auditorium with their child.


    Dancers must arrive 15 minutes before their rehearsal time in costume and may leave when their dance is finished.



    All 8-10 Year Old Classes and Boys Hip Hop

    Dress Rehearsal Sunday, May 6th, 2:00 - 4:00 PM at Laurel High School


    All 11 and Up Classes and All Breakdance Classes

    Dress Rehearsal Sunday, May 6th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Laurel High School



    All 3-4 Year Old Classes

    Dress Rehearsal Monday, May 14th - 5:00 - 6:30 PM at Laurel High School


    All 5-7 Year Old Classes

    Dress Rehearsal Monday, May 14th - 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Laurel High School





    Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, May 1st at 4:00 pm and are available according to the schedule below. Each dancer receives two (2) complimentary tickets; parents must sign for the tickets at the time of pickup. Any unclaimed complimentary tickets are released for purchase on May 15th.


    Tickets (complimentary and additional) are NOT available if there is a balance on your account. Tickets are NOT available for sale through email or over the phone; all purchases must be made in person at the studio.


    Ticket Release Schedule:


    May 1 - 7: Complimentary Ticket Pickup + 4 tickets/family available for purchase if May tuition and all other fees are paid on your account


    May 8 - 14: Complimentary Ticket Pickup + unlimited tickets available for purchase if May tuition and all other fees are paid on your account


    May 15: All unclaimed Complimentary Tickets are released for sale


    General Admission: $20.00 per person

    3 years & under (on a lap): Free

    Sibling Ticket (B. Funk dancer attending sibling's show): $10



    Please review the costume books at the front desk which are organized by class day to see what your dancer will be wearing at the recital! Costumes are handed out at the studio as they arrive. Please mark all costumes with your dancer's name.


    Hair and makeup for all recreational classes is as follows:


    EYES: Natural tone eye shadow (beige/browns), black eyeliner and mascara

    LIPS: Red lipstick

    FACE: Foundation to match skin tone and natural/light blush, if necessary

    HAIR: Mid-height bun for ballet; mid-height pony tail (if long enough) for all other classes

    SHOES: regular class shoes for all classes except hip hop (pink ballet shoes, black mary jane buckle tap shoes, tan jazz shoes for 3-10 year olds, tan turners, black tie tap shoes, pick ballet shoes for 11 & up classes)


    Hip hop teachers will decide on either all white or all black sneakers (any brand) and will advise parents.


    If tights are required for any classes, we will let you know what color is needed.



  • PICTURE WEEK: Monday May 21 - Thursday May 24

    Pictures take place the week following recital, May 21st -24th. Dancers should arrive with hair and makeup complete. A dressing room is available for dancers to change into their costumes. If your dancer is in a combination class (Creative Movement or Jazz/Tap classes), the teacher will decide on one costume to wear for pictures. Your child may take an individual picture in a different costume if time permits after all other pictures are completed.


    Parents are able to view and purchase pictures on picture day. Multiple photographers will be on-site to move dancers through quickly, so we ask that parents stay at the studio rather than dropping children off and leaving.


    Company team pictures are scheduled for April 28 at Jeri Tidwell Studio in Savage Mill. Teens/Seniors 10:00am-12:00pm, Juniors 12:00pm-2:00pm, Minis 2:00pm-4:00pm


    Crew pictures are scheduled for Tuesday 5/22. Please check exact times in the schedule link below as they may be different from your regular class time.


    For Monday through Thursday recreational classes, pictures are scheduled during your dancer's regularly scheduled class time with the following exceptions:


    Lil' Movers - Monday 5:00 (instead of Tuesday 5:00)

    11 & Up Intermediate Hip Hop - Tuesday 8:00 (instead of Tuesday 6:00)


    Friday classes are scheduled for Wednesday 5/23 and Thursday 5/24, and Saturday classes are scheduled for Monday 5/21. Please see the full schedule below.




    Personal ads in our recital program are a great way to recognize your special dancer, B.Funk instructor, or staff member! We also offer business ads to get the word out about local companies and services. Please click below for pricing and to complete an order form. Completed forms must be submitted via email to bfunkads@gmail.com - please do not bring printed forms and photos to the studio. Ads must be paid for by logging in to the parent portal and purchasing the ad in our Online Store.


    All ads must be placed and purchased by April 20th - no exceptions!





    Show appreciation for your dancer's hard work and a job well done with beautiful flowers at the recital! No need to stop at the store; the flowers are delivered to Laurel High School for you to pick up on recital day. Place your order now through the "Dancing Flowers" website.


    PRE-ORDER SALES FOR RECITAL T-SHIRTS HAVE NOW ENDED. We will have a limited supply available on recital day at Laurel High School.


    Recital t-shirts are a wonderful way to commemorate the day! Short sleeve black tees with the show logo and date may be pre-ordered through our online store. To order, please sign in to the parent portal and click on "Online Store". T-shirts are at the bottom on the main page. To view the t-shirt design please click here.


    Dockside Video Productions is videotaping each show and handling DVD and Blu Ray orders directly through their website. Orders also may be placed at their table on recital day at Laurel High School.


    Do you want to volunteer during the recital this year and get a free ticket?


    Volunteers will help assist with costume changes, lining up dancers, and chaperoning dancers in the dressing rooms. Volunteers may be moms, dads, older siblings, or close relatives. Volunteers are not required to purchase a recital ticket and are able to watch their dancer's routine by stepping into the audience one number before they perform.


    Before the show, a mandatory volunteer meeting will be held.

    Meeting time TBD


    Volunteers are a crucial piece in making the show successful, we greatly appreciate everyone who puts forth their time. Thank you!


    Recital time may be overwhelming for students, new and experienced! Please let us know if you have any questions along the way and we will be more than happy to guide you.


    Direct Contacts:


    info@bfunk.com - 410-313-8199

    Karen Filipowicz - Studio Manager - info@bfunk.com

    Suzy Vanyur - Front Desk - info@bfunk.com

    Angie Worley - Company Coordinator - angie@bfunk.com