The day recital tickets go on sale is always very exciting for everyone at Dance Connection. It’s a clear signal that the recital is on it’s way and an official start to the peak of “recital season”. This morning, hundreds of parents logged onto our website to purchase their recital tickets, completing their ticket transactions from the comfort of their home or office and had their recital tickets ready-to-go in a matter of minutes. However, recital ticket sales didn’t always work like this.
Dance Connection began online ticket sales four years ago in 2013. Prior to that, parents and dancers would line up at the studio for Ticket Sale Day, usually held the second or third Sunday in May. Tickets would go on sale at 9:00AM, but the Ticket Sale Day festivities began long before that. Some parents would start lining up across the street from the studio Saturday morning to hold their spot and camp out overnight in order to get the very best seats. In the morning, numbers and refreshments would be handed out at 8:00AM and sales would begin promptly at 9AM, where purchasing tickets was a simple three-step process: Picking your seats off of a paper seating chart where your seats would be hi lighted. Then heading over to the payment table to pay for your tickets before picking up your tickets at the front desk.