Upcoming Performance Information

Our performances are the culmination of the previous 6 months of instruction. It is your dancer’s chance to show off everything they have been learning in class. We are holding our next performance at Zohar School of Dance in Palo Alto, CA.  This will be a scaled-back version of our usual performances, but it’s a big step towards getting back to normal.

Please note participating in the show is optional, but very fun!


Your next chance to take the stage will be June 2023. Stay tuned! 

Upcoming Performance

Winter Tap Performance
“When I Am Older”
Saturday December 10, 2022
Zohar School of Dance
Palo, Alto, CA

Show Times Information

4:00pm | Show #1 | 22 Spots Available
Studio & Preschool D&P dancers eligible for this hour
Christa leading
Guest performance – PCPA Duets & Trios

5:00pm | Show # 2 | 22 spots
Studio & Preschool D&P dancers eligible for this hour
Stephanie leading
Guest performance – PCPA duets & Trios

Important Dates

Performance Participation Registration Open:
Late show Registration (add $10 to fee):
Registration closed:
Extra Tickets on sale:
Tickets available for pickup:
Show Day!

9/26/22 – 11/13/22
11/14 – 11/18  @ 5:00pm
11/18/22 @ 5:00pm 
Monday 11/1/22
Monday 11/28/22
Saturday 12/10/22

Please note participating in the show is optional, but very fun!

Shows do fill up.  Once a show hour reaches 22 performers, we will close the registration. Please note we will have less flexibility on switching show hours closer to the performance this season. 

Participation Fee – $70.00 per performer

  • 2 Family tickets (your dancer does not need a ticket)
  • Student participation
  • Show programs
  • Small Fry performance patch


Female & Male Performers (examples will be emailed once registered)

  • Please plan and prep your own costume for this show.
  • Our theme for this season is snowman and/or Olaf inspiration. I recommend a white base and adding snowman accessories such as buttons, a top hat, scarf, etc.
  • Examples could include leotard, tights, tutu, legwarmers, warm up sweater, sheer ballet skirt, ballet dress with the skirt attached. Leotards can be a tank, spaghetti strap, long sleeve, etc. The silhouette is your choice.
  • Please weigh the safety and distraction potential for your selection.  Otherwise let your creative juices flow!


  • All performers need black tap shoes. You can pick the style you like but the color should be black please.

Hair and Makeup

  • This is your choice and no gender distinction this round.


Masks are optional. If you want/need to wear a mask please prep a white mask to match the base of your snowman costumes. 

Wearing makeup to the show is up to you and your dancer.  It is common to enhance features so dancers can be seen on stage.   For example; lips and blush.  You can decide as a family when you want to add this element.


Please note, failure to follow costume and footwear requirements will result in ineligibility for participation in future shows.  If you have any questions, please ask.

This is a great learning experience for the Small Fry’s.  Our rules and requirements are in place for safety, confident and comfortable dancers, and reinforcement of classroom curriculum.  Please trust our guidance as professional teachers and dancers. We want your children to have a wonderful experience and the details count!   


We highly recommend visiting Dance Theatre shop in downtown San Mateo to purchase your costume items. We are in contact with them on specific requirements for each hour and they will be able to help guide you in the right direction. 

San Mateo location
414 S. Ellsworth Ave.
Tues. – Fri. 10am – 5:30pm
Sat. 10am – 4:30pm
Sun. and Mon. Closed
(They do also have a Mountain View location)

Extra tickets – $12 each PRESALE / $12 day of the show (space permitted)

  • Each family will receive 2 tickets with their performance fee.
  • Your dancer does not need a ticket.  
  • Extra tickets – $12 each
  • Extra tickets will go on sale Tuesday 11/1/22
  • Extra tickets are first come first serve, must be paid for in advance, and are non- refundable.
  • We will create an online form for extra tickets sales.  The link to the extra ticket form will be live as of 11/1/22 at 10am. We will email the link to show families.
  • Each dancer will be able to have 2 guests in the audience; two tickets are included and you may request 1-2 extra at the appropriate time if you need them. (enrollment numbers will designate how much space/availability we have for extra tickets. Details will be announced end of October)

Ticket tiers

  • Round 1  – all performers guaranteed 2 tickets upon registration
  • Round 2 – most likely 1-2 extra available for each family
  • Round 3 – open first come first serve until sold out (tickets not reserved in round two open for anybody who wants more)

Show Photos

Jeremy Fratkin of Fratkin studios will be at the show to catch your tiny dancer in action! These photos will be available online in a private Small Fry Gallery.  We encourage you to view and purchase performance pictures of your Small Fry!  Photography details will be emailed to performance families during the weeks following the performance.

Show Lineup 


“Dancing My Way”
By: Wyn Starks 
Focus: Entrance – alligator walks  

“Domingo the Flamingo”
By: Laura Doherty
Focus: balancing on 1 foot  

“Tuba Polka”
By: The Backyardigans
Focus: weight change, rocking, ball change 

“It’s Alright”
By: Jon Batiste Soul (original soundtrack) 
Focus: isolations 

“When I am Older”
By: Josh Gad 
Featured Tap number
Choreography by: SFDC teaching team

Guest performers – two PCPA duets and trios present their competitive numbers

“When I am Older”
By: Josh Gad
Featured Tap number (encore)
Choreography by: SFDC teaching team

Frequently Asked Questions

My dancer has never been on stage before. What can I expect?
Our performances are a wonderful, stress-free way to introduce your dancer to theatre and stage. The experience will build their confidence and give them a better understanding of what to expect as they progress to older programs. The dancers will be lead by up to 5 teachers on stage, and will always have someone close by to help. While every dancer will react differently to being on stage, the majority of the kids (and parents) have a great experience.

How long are the performances?
Each performance lasts about 30 minutes.

How many dancers are on stage at once?
We allow a maximum of 25 dancers on stage per showtime.

Are there extra rehearsals outside of class?
No. All preparations for the performance will happen in class.