DXPlogo_2013_color.png    Recital 2017 "CELEBRATE"

 All dancers will participate in our May Recital. Each class will showcase what they have learned by performing routines on stage for family and friends!  This year’s recital theme is “CELEBRATE”,  Dance Express is celebrating it’s  25th  year of teaching  dance and inspiring youth in the Mankato community!


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Recital 1       Thursday May 4   7:00 pm

Recital 2       Friday May 5        7:00 pm

Recital 3       Saturday May 6    12:00 pm

Recital 4      Saturday May 6     3:30 pm

Recital 5      Saturday May 6    7:00 pm

Recital 6      Sunday May 7       12:00 pm

Recital 7      Sunday May 7       3:30 pm


LOCATION for all Recitals & Dress Rehearsals

Mankato West High School Auditorium

1351 South Riverfront Dr. Mankato MN 56001




Dance Express will have a high quality commemorative book featuring pictures, recital orders and special awards.  If you are interested in doing a“shout out” for someone special  or you would like your business to be involved, READ HERE FOR MORE INFO ABOUT ADVERTIZING IN THIS YEAR’S RECITAL PROGRAM.



at Dance Express: dance attire, no costumes needed:

Parents plan on drop off due to limited space

*Recital  1 & 2   Run Through       Monday  April 24      5:30-8:00 pm

Recital  3             Run Through       Monday April 24       3:30-5:30 pm

Recital  4             Run Through       Tuesday April 25       5:30-7:30 pm

Recital  5            Run Through       Thursday April 27      3:30-5:30 pm

Recital  6             Run Through      Tuesday April 25        3:30-5:30 pm

Recital  7             Run Through       Wednesday April 26  3:30-5:30 pm 

Dress Rehearsal Dates at Mankato West High School, full costume, shoe, hair / makeup.
*Recital  1 & 2   Rehearsal            Monday May 1             6:30-9:00 pm

Recital  3           Rehearsal             Monday May 1             3:30-5:00 pm

Recital  4           Rehearsal             Tuesday May 2             5:00-6:30 pm

Recital  5           Rehearsal             Monday May 1             5:00-6:30 pm

Recital  6           Rehearsal             Tuesday May 2             3:30-5:00 pm

Recital  7           Rehearsal             Wednesday May 3       3:30-5:00 pm


The annual Dance Express Spring Recitals is a highlight of the dance season. The recital offers our students a professionally directed performance that allows them to present to their families and friends the results of a year’s hard work, dedication, and progress.  All students perform one dance in each of the styles of dance they are registered for and in the Grand Finale. Our ballet production, father/daughter dance, team production and company perform at all 7 shows.  

A big part of dance training includes learning through performance. Although performance opportunities can help prepare some students for a possible career in dance, they also contribute to children’s success in non-dance activities. The experience helps build self-esteem and confidence, which can result in better in-school presentations, improved social skills, and strong college and job interview skills. The rehearsal process is a tremendous learning experience as well. It helps the children develop retention skills, and by working with their classmates on a group performance, they learn the positive aspects of working as a team to create the best end result.