Seriously, dance recitals are like the biggest rip-off ever.
I have been stuck going to two of them for my kid. It's great fun for the kids, and yes, they do look super cute in their little costumes. But here's the tally:
--$50 for said costume
--$15 each for tickets
--minimum of $30 for photos of child in costume
--God only knows how much for DVD of recital
All for the privilege of 3 hours of watching mostly kids you don't know doing clumsy ballet to Disney songs.