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Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Broadway Tap, Hoofing Tap,  Pom and/or Hip Hop
Current Students can bring a friend to dance class! If your friend registers in May you will both receive a $25 credit towards your tuition! 
Photo taken by Erika Brown Photography
Click below for the 2017-18 Schedule to follow but 
note the changes below as we showcase our all new ACRO DANCE program

Acro Dance is a combination of dance and acrobatic skills, focusing on strength and flexibility, where students will work on tumbling, balancing, limbering, and partnering technique. Miss Kelly is a certified Acro teacher, through the Acrobatic Arts training program, and is excited to start working with dancers of all levels this summer, to help them safely and effectively learn new skills to enhance their dancing! Come see what it's all about during your level's preview class (please note, acro classes will take the place of the classes that usually occur during these times):
Monday 5/21 5:15-6:15pm: Current Level 1 & 2 Dancers
(Child class will be held as usual)
Tuesday 5/22 5:00pm-6:00pm: Current Elem 1- Elem 3 Dancers
Thurs 5/24 8:00pm-9:30pm: Current Level 3-5 Dancers
Register and hold your spot for our FALL session by paying ONLY the $30 registration fee now. The remainder of the first payment can be paid in September OR you can pay by July 31st to get a FREE ADA -T-SHIRT when classes begin in September.  This offer is in effect until May 31st.
To find out more information on ADA 
you can go to our website at 
The studio will be closed from 
Friday May 25th through Sunday June 3rd
Summer sessions begin Monday June 4th 
Go to the following link to see and register for all our FUN summer sessions:
American Dance Academy is proud to implement a dance class for children with special needs.
We are now scheduling the private lesson included with Miss Darlene before the session begins in June.
6 Week Course
Tuesdays June 5th-July 17th
$80/6-week session
(no classes July 3rd)
Dancers with Special Needs~RHYTHM WORKS Ages 7 & up  7:00-7:45
(includes 1 private session with Miss Darlene before classes begin)
Recently, Miss Darlene became a certified instructor through Rhythm Works Integrative Dance. She is thrilled to bring this program into the state of Delaware and into ADA!
Rhythm Works Integrative Dance is a clinically based hip hop dance program that utilizes sensory processing, kinesiology, and behavioral analysis as a foundation to build customizable classes for the students. “The purpose of such a comprehensive program is to provide our certified teachers with the tools and education necessary to effectively make a difference in their student’s lives,” said Tricia Gomez, Global Director of Rhythm Works Integrative Dance. “Emerging research is showing that movement, music, and rhythm, when combined, light up the brain in ways that create new neuropathways. Dance is a powerful modality that offers an opportunity to build social, emotional, cognitive, and motor skills. Plus it’s tons of fun!”


Now registering for FALL 2018 with only $30 deposit
Summer Camp/Intensives:  
Go to our Schedules page for more specific information


ADA National Honor Society of Dance Arts

~Dancer must be in 9th-12th grade
~Dancer must have & maintain a 3.2 or higher 
~Dancer must be studying dance for minimum of 7 hours a week at ADA and maintain attendance and commitment in class

Once these criteria are met, please contact Miss Darlene at for info on volunteer points and essay requirements.  

NHSDA Letter


NHSDA Points

Ashton A (Senior Kennett High School)

Kate C (Senior St Mark’s High School)

Gabi P (Senior Cab Calloway School of the Arts)

Cali C (Sophmore St Mark’s High School)

Isabella M (Sophmore at Archmere Academy)

Marisa P (Sophmore Delaware Military Academy)

Claire W (Junior at St Mark's High School) 


Claudia K (Graduate of St Mark’s High School)

Caroline M (Graduate of Padua Academy)

Brianna W (Graduate of Cab Calloway School of the Arts)


*Custom ADA Jacket 

Click here to print an order form


American Dance Academy in Hockessin, DE


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Important Dates To Mark In Your Calendars

The first week of each month October-May


August 28th-31st:  5PM-8PM Buy Shoes/Attire & receive a FREE gift
September 5th-8th:  5PM-8PM Buy Shoes/Attire & receive a FREE gift
September 11th-Classes begin 
September 18th-Holiday Show registration begins (optional performance for all dancers)

September 20th-Performance Group Interest Meeting 7:15-8:30

September 23rd-Holiday Show Registration final due date

September 24th-Level 5 Self Choreo Holiday Show rehearsal 2:30-5:00 PM

September 27th/29th/30th Weekly Holiday Show Rehearsals begins

October 4th- WEE DANCE begins and runs until Nov 8th

October 12th:  ASH Dance Convention forms due  

October 14th- Custom Red Jacket Orders Due

October 18th-Holiday Show Ads Due & Ticket Sales Begin at 10AM

October 24th-30th –Bring A Friend Week:  Halloween attire permitted (as long as you can move)

October 25th-Pumpkin Decorating Contest deadline

October 27th-Yofi MakeUp Orders Due

October 31st-Studio Closed for Halloween & Winner of Pumpkin Decorating Contest announced 

November 1st:  MoveU Orders due (online)

November 1st-7th Spring Recital Costume Measurement Week

November 4th- For families not in the holiday show.  ADA ticket special of $5/dancer with purchase of a regular price ticket begins.

November 5th-Former Rockette, Purdie Baumann, to the studio to choreograph a Rockette style high kick number in our holiday show for our Level 4 & 5 dancers Time:  12:30-5 with breaks

November 14th-Unique Images online orders due 

November 15th-Spring Recital Money Due-comes out automatically unless a note is given by 11/1

November 12th-Holiday Show In Studio Dry Run

November 18th:  Holiday Show Dress Rehearsal at Sanford School

November 19th:  Holiday Show at Sanford School

November 22nd-26th:  Studio Closed-Happy Thanksgiving!

December is Holiday Spirit Month! Wear dance attire in Red/Green or Blue/White the entire month

December 20th-Jan 2nd:  Studio Closed-Winter Break-Happy Holidays!

January 3rd: Classes resume after Holiday Break

January 6th & 7th:  Master Classes with Lance Guillermo & Billy Griffin

January 12th-14th: ASH Dance Convention in Philadelphia Registration open to the entire studio

January 20th-25th:  Parent Observation Week-Bring your cameras and video!

February 1stFamilies paying in half-remainder of tuition due

February 8th-14th Spirit Week! Show off your ADA spirit wearing our colors of red/white/black or any logo apparel (even pjs)!  Spirit Week kicks off competition and spring recital season.

February 15th: Dance Company & Performance Group Showcase Ticket Sales Begin at 10AM

March 1st:  Recital Costume Distribution begins

March 11th  ADA Dance Company & Performance Group Showcase held at Sanford School 3PM

March 26th:  Recital T-shirt orders due

March 26th:  Stage Mom Sign Up begins

March 31st:  Move U online orders due

March 31st-April 6th Studio Closed for Spring Break

April 11th:  Spring Session WEE DANCE begins

April 16th:  Recital tickets go on sale

April 16th:  Recital program book ads due

April 18th:  Dance Company Parent Interest Meeting for the 2018-19 season from 8:30-9:30

April 19th:  Petite/Mini Meet & Dance Company Trial Day

April 21st:  Teddy Bear Orders Due

May 7th:  Studio Closed-No classes/No rehearsals

May 8th:  Dry Run for everyone in the recital-Held at St Mark’s High School 4:30-8:30 (Will be given half hour slots per dance)

May 9th:  Studio Closed-No classes/No rehearsals

May 10th:  Dress Rehearsal for everyone in the recital-Held at St Mark’s High School  Dancers arrive at 5:30, rehearsal begins at 6

May 11th 6:30 PM & 12th 2:00 PM:  Recital “A Reason To Celebrate” held at St Mark’s High School

May 14th-19th:  Recital After/Glow Party held at the studio during class time

May 19th-24th:  Bring a Friend/Try any class for FREE

May 24th:  Last day of classes for the season

May 24th:  Recital DVD order forms due

SUMMER SCHEDULE DATES:  Find info on our Schedules page

Click here for printable Calendar -Updates and additions all listed above


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