We Are... Halestone.

Halestone’s annual spring recital “We Are… Halestone” celebrates the individuality of our students and explores our capacity to dance together as a community through our concert’s theme: identity.

The concert features choreography by Artistic Director Mauri Connors, Teaching Artist and Studio Manager Elizabeth Becker, Teaching Artists Riley Kuehner and Ashley Shugart, with additional direction by McKelvey Courtney Collins; Board Member Stephanie Hodde, and Graduating Seniors: Riley Kuehner, Caroline Lauck, and Abigail Lynch. Student dancers provide additional choreography and collaborative artistic input. 

The concert features performances by all of Halestone’s yearly dance classes. 

Recital Dates:

Show A: 
Friday, May 14th, 6:00 pm 
Saturday, May 15th, 1:00 pm 
Show B: 
Saturday, May 15th, 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 16th, 1:00 pm 

Rain date: Sunday, May 16th, 6:00 PM


Boxerwood Nature Center (963 Ross Rd), outdoor stage 

Arrive and park in the field, please. Follow Ross Rd towards Boxerwood’s entrance (963 Ross Rd) and turn left onto Munger Lane, 2 houses before Boxerwood. Follow the gravel road to the big chair in field.


Tickets are 15$ per carload, no matter how many people are in the car. Tickets will cover the costs associated with putting on this event – $10 will go to support Halestone and $5 will go to support Boxerwood. 

Our usual recital fee tickets were not part of this year’s recital fee, so all families with dancers in the show should buy tickets ahead of time to the shows they would like to see. If cost is an issue, please contact us. 

While we will sell tickets at the door, it is extremely helpful to us if you buy tickets online ahead of time. This also means we can admit folks and park cars faster, which means shows that start on time.  

Ticket sales will be available online from April 9th through May 13th (dress rehearsal). After May 13th you will need to buy tickets when you arrive. 

Show A: 

Ballet II & Adv Ballet


Creative Movement A (Mauri’s Monday class) 

Modern I & II 

Adult Ensemble

Abigail Lynch’s Senior Piece

Tap II 

Creative Movement Ensemble (Mauri’s Thursday class) & Advanced Seminar in Modern Dance

Modern Company A & B


Show B: 

Contemporary Ballet Mix

Ballet I 

Jazz III 

Creative Movement B (Liz’s Friday class) 

Caroline Lauck’s Senior Piece

Adult Ensemble 

Riley Kuehner’s Senior Piece 

Company Prep 

Modern Company A & B 


We need parents and family members to volunteer to help with various aspects of set up and take down.

Please consider volunteering your time to help us put on this concert! 

Support us through our Merchandise Fundraiser and get your dancer a 2021 Halestone T-shirt as a keepsake from the show. 🙂

Huge thank you to our recital sponsors:

Cornerstone Bank

Paula Martin/Lexington Real Estate Connection

The Courtney Collins Family

Lisa Connors, Author

Dupont Community Credit Union

Lexington Eye Care

The Kuehner Family

And also our raffle sponsors:


Massanutten Resorts

Delaware North/Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport

Up to Par Management

Heliotrope Brewery

Just Games



Halestone also receives support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.