New Town Dance Academy

Recital Portrait Week

Friday May 20 - Thursday May 26

Professional St. Louis dance photographer, Katie Strzelec, will be at your studio on the dates listed above, during your traditional class time,

to capture your dancer's group and individual photos.

Here is everything that you will need to know.

Online Registration (Is Required)

You don't need to worry about printing and bringing a form this year to recital picture day. It is all prepared in advance right here online. Online Registration is required by all families (and students) being photographed. This form is important in order to obtain your individual access code and view your unique PhotoDay Gallery that will be created special just for you with your dancer(s) portraits. Your gallery will contain your group portraits and any individual portraits that you request in advance. The email in which you provide on this form will receive the access code to your gallery and images once ready, be sure it is spelled correctly before sending.

Group & Individual Portraits

All classes will take a group portrait. Parents/Guardians wanting to order individual portraits in costume will need to make an AdvancePay Credit Purchase. If you are not needing or wanting an individuals of your child, then you will not need to make an AdvancePay credit purchase.

About AdvancePay Credit

This credit insures that the photographer captures and edits an individual portrait of your child and it is added to your gallery. All credit purchased is directly applied to your PhotoDay account. It is like a gift card, any credit purchased will be applied towards prints, packages, or digital download purchases of your choosing. You will need $10 credit per class in which you would like an individual posed portrait taken of your child. Example: if you are in two classes and would like an individual poses in each class, then you would purchase $20 AdvancePay Credit. When your gallery is ready, this credit will be applied towards your purchase at checkout.

Communication & Gallery Access to Purchase Credits & See Photos

Once you complete your online registration, a profile for your family/dancer will be created for you in PhotoDay. Throughout the month of May you will receive an email with links and directions to access your gallery, preview the packages being offered, and be able to make AdvancePay credit purchases, if needed. Please check your spam periodically.

Contact Katie directly if you feel you have not received an email by May 10th.

Packages, Pricing, and Shipping

Photo Packages start at $25. You can build upon any package with individual prints or digital purchases. Within any package you choose, you can mix and match photos and poses. Once you make your purchase, it will be sent to the lab and mailed directly to you. Purchases $60 or more are eligible for free shipping. Just enter the CODE: SHIP22. at checkout.

Online Recital Portrait Registration Forms are requested by May 1st.

Payment for Individual Portraits through AdvancePay Credit will need to be received no later than the day your photo is scheduled to be taken. 

If you have any questions or concerns about the form or gallery, please contact Katie at

All other questions pertaining makeup, costumes, and classes must be directed to your studio director. Thank you.