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2017/18 Rates & Policies


PS1, PS2, Child: Black leotard and light pink tights, Pink Ballet & White Tap Shoes

Elem 1 & 2: Black leotard and Light Pink or Suntan Tights

          Pink Ballet & Tan Tie Tap Shoes

          Capezio Caramel Stretch Jazz Shoes (#EJ2) if taking Jazz

Level 1-5:  Black Leotard and Light Pink (required for Ballet 3-5) or Suntan Tights

    Ballet: Light Pink split sole Sansha Ballet Pro 1

    Jazz/Lyrical: Can wear different color leotards Capezio Caramel Stretch Jazz Shoes (#EJ2) Lyrical or bare feet

    Level 1-3 Broadway/Musical Theater Tap: Capezio Carmel MaryJane Tan Buckle Tap Shoes (#3800)

    Level 1-5 Hoofing Tap: Black Tap Oxford Shoe (ex Block #SO31)

Boys: Black Pants and White or Black T-Shirt, Black Tap Shoes, Black Ballet Shoes, Black Jazz Shoes

Hip Hop: Comfortable attire,  Sneakers (only worn for class), NO Jeans! Black Combat Boots (Ex. Gia Mia GS3) for Intermediate & Advanced

NOTE:  Level 3, 4 & 5: MUST wear light pink tights and canvas split soled Sansha ballet Pro 1 shoes. Ballet skirts and sweaters are permitted for ballet class as long as they do not interfere with learning. Jazz shorts/pants are permitted for tap and jazz classes.

For your convenience, Dance Attire is sold throughout the year at the studio.


A non-refundable $30 per family is due upon registration with the first installment to reserve class space. This registration fee will help defer the cost of any studio information supplied to students throughout the year including brochures, mailing letters, etc.


Tuition is a yearly fee. *Payment can be accepted by check, cash or credit card anytime up to the due date. Any balance remaining will be charged automatically.  If a credit card on file does not work it will be tried again every 7 days.  Accounts with non-working credit cards that are not updated by the 8th of each month will be charged a $20/month fee.

Tuition Payment Options are as follows:

A - PRE-REGISTRATION PAY IN FULL by Aug 31st and save 10% (non-refundable)

B - Pre-Registration: Pay in two installments using Automatic Credit Card Deduction* on Aug 31st and Jan 31st and save 5% (non-refundable)

C - Pay 10 installments using Automatic Credit Card Deduction* which will come out on the first of each month from Oct to May. Two payments due upon registration and are non-refundable.

Should it become necessary to discontinue classes for any reason, YOU MUST notify the office in writing two weeks before a withdrawal can be permitted using the “Student Withdrawal Form” located below. This is required or ADA retains the right to keep the students' enrollment status active and charge accordingly. You are financially responsible for tuition payments up to the time of such action. A Registration Fee is due anytime one restarts within the season. Any returned checks will be charged an additional $30 payment

Click here for Student Withdraw Form


Good attendance is imperative, as best results are accomplished when a student attends class on a regular basis. Please make every effort to have your child at every class on time.


Make-up classes are available for missed classes or classes missed due to weather. No tuition deduction or refunds are available for missed classes, nor is monthly tuition transferable. Please see schedule for a comparable class.


The studio will not necessarily close for snow days regardless if area schools are closed. Closings will be sent out via e-mail within one hour of the scheduled class, posted on our Facebook account and a message will be left on the phone at the studio. You are entitled to a makeup if we close the studio due to weather.


  • Halloween:  October 31, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Closing: November 22nd to November 26th 
  • Holiday Show: Weekend of November 17th-19th, 2017 at Sanford School
  • Winter Break Closings: December 20th -January 2nd 
  • Spring Break Closing: March 30th- April 6th 
  • Recital: May 11th & 12th, 2018 at St Mark's High School


Parents' Observation Week in the studio will be in January (20th-25th). Video monitors will be on each week.


A student dance recital will be performed every year. All students are encouraged to participate in the recital but it is not mandatory. If the commitment is made, the student MUST perform in the two shows, attend two rehearsals, and follow all rules presented in the Recital Handbook.



American Dance Academy does not carry medical insurance for its students. It is required that all students be covered by their own family insurance policies and, if an injury occurs, it is understood that the student's own policy is the only source of reimbursement.


• No gum chewing in class

• Long hair must be tied back and secured for class.

• For your child's safety, students should remain in the studio until their rides have arrived.

• All payments are non-refundable.

• Dancers and parents are expected to conduct themselves in a respectful manner. Gossip about other students, parents or teachers is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

• ADA is not responsible for unsupervised children who are not in a class. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to discuss it with us whenever it does not interfere with a class. We are always interested in improving our dance education programs.

First Day of Class September 11, 2017




Click here for our 2017-18 Schedule


Click here for our 2017-18 Fees 





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American Dance Academy | 126 Lantana Drive | Hockessin, DE 19707 | (302) 234-9900 |