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May 8, 2009 - 6:14pm

Parents line up all day for tickets to recital at Suzanne's School of Dance

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Suzanne's School of Dance.

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No, Bruce Springsteen isn't coming to town. Yes, you're not missing a secret show by the Gwen Stefani on Center Street.

This ticket-seeking camp out began at 6 a.m. and it's filled with parents hoping for the best available seats for a Suzanne's School of Dance recital at Batavia High School this Friday and Saturday.

"Yes, we're crazy," said Cathy Chmielowiec, who arrived at 11 a.m. "This is what we'll do for our kids.

Candice Wells was the first in line. "It's important to my daughter," she said.

At the back of the line, a woman noted that no person is allowed to by more than 12 tickets. "We can't buy tickets for each other."

She declined to give her name.

"I don't want to face the wrath of Suzanne," she said. "I'm anonymous."

Another parent said the tickets used to be sold at the school each year, but administrators objected to the long, day-long lines, so now people queue up on Center Street the day of the sale.

The door for tickets opened a little early (scheduled for 6 p.m.), at about 5:40 p.m.

Karen Miconi
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Yes, I am leaving in a few minutes to get 4 tickets for the recital. My daughter dances in Ms. Karie's class, and will be performing to the song "Double Dutch Bus"
Gary Spencer
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If I would have known this I would have went there and set up the hot dog stand and sold hots and pop (Coka-Cola) and made a few extra bucks today!
Jennifer Kwiatkowski
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This day was so much fun chatting with fellow dance moms and getting some sun, maybe to much sun!!! Every second of waiting in line is worth it when you see your child dance on the stage with a smile from ear to ear! Our daughter will be dancing to "Mickey Motion" yeah, go CHLOE!!!
Howard B. Owens
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Thanks for the comment, Jennifer. Feel free to post pictures from the recital.

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