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Studio News

Fall Classes began Sep 10th, but we are still taking  registrations for any open classes

*See our Fall 2018-Spring 2019 schedule*

Go to our schedules page to see upcoming dates of our 6 Week courses in

WEE Dance, Rhythm Works & Baton

Some classes are already full!

If a class is full be sure to add yourself to the waiting list! We'll make every effort to find you a spot.  Email us with any questions/concerns at 

You can access or create your account and register online HERE

ADA is performaning in the West Chester Christmas Parade

USA Today called West Chester's Christmas celebration "one of the top ten places to experience the arrival of Santa Claus during the holiday season." The parade comes alive with hundreds of dancers, performers, and musicians making the event a true extravaganza. Dozens of other activities surround the parade, so come downtown early and enjoy all the Christmas spirit. The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce's 39th Annual Christmas Parade is presented by QVC and will be televised Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at least 8 times.

Cost: $60

Rehearsal Dates:   November 3rd, 10th & 17th held at ADA from 2-3 (one miss is permitted if necessary)

If needed Wed Nov 21st when the studio is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Mandatory Rehearsal Sunday, November 25th  in West Chester  from 3-4:30

Parade Friday, November 30th  in West Chester (7:15 PM  parade start)  Severe weather date is Saturday, Dec 1st.

Price includes all rehearsals at ADA and in West Chester, choreography fees to the company, a sweatshirt, parade fee, and shuttle bus once in West Chester.  Dancers must supply black leggings/pants, black socks, and all black shoes.  The sweatshirt and white ribbon props will be provided. 

Warm up jacket is mandatory for our Dance Company
Orders due October 14th for Christmas delivery
Be sure to mark "GIFT" if you do not want this given to your child.

Earrings are mandatory for our Dance Company

Dream Duffles are optional











Required make up for the dance company. 


This store is open until November 20th 






Click here for the complete makeup kit


Click here for only the eye kit


Click here for the brush kit


Click here for the Stick It body glue


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

Cali C (Junior St Mark’s High School)

Isabella M (Junior at Archmere Academy)

Marisa P (Junior Delaware Military Academy)

Claire W (Senior 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)

Ashton A (Graduate Kennett High School)

Kate C (Graduate St Mark’s High School)

Gabi P (Graduate Cab Calloway School of the Arts)


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Important Dates To Mark In Your Calendars

The first week of each month October-May

FALL CLASSES for our 2018-19 Season begin MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH 

2018-19 Season:

August 29th & 30th:  5PM-8PM OPEN HOUSE Buy Shoes/Attire & receive a FREE gift


September 5th & 6th:  5PM-8PM OPEN HOUSE Buy Shoes/Attire & receive a FREE gift


September 10th-Classes begin


September 20th-Magnet Orders Due (ADA Dance Co Fundraiser)


September 29th-Parent/Sibling T-shirt orders due (ADA Dance Co Fundraiser)


October 3rd- WEE DANCE 6-week class begins and runs until Nov 7th from 11:00-11:45


October 7th- Move U Online store closing date


October 14th-Jacket/Sherpa/Dream Duffle & Earing orders due


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


October 27th-Baton 6 Week Course begins and runs until Dec 8th (no class on Thanksgiving Weekend) from 12:15-1:15


October 27th-Rhythm Works Dance Class 6 week course begins and runs until Dec 8th (no class on Thanksgiving Weekend) from 1:15-2:00



October 29th-Pumpkin Decorating Contest deadline  Winner announced the 31st


October 31st-Studio Closed for Halloween


November 1st-7th Spring Recital Costume Measurement Week


November 3rd 10th & 17th -Christmas Parade rehearsal held at ADA from 2-3 PM for those who registered


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


November 20th-Yofi cosmetic cut off date


November 21st-25th:  Studio Closed-Happy Thanksgiving!


November 30th-Christmas Parade in West Chester @ 7:15 PM


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


December 21st-Jan 4th:  Studio Closed-Winter Break-Happy Holidays!


January 3rd: Classes resume after Holiday Break. This was originally scheduled for 1/5 but we are holding a makeup class due to an early storm.


January 9th:  New 6-week session of WEE Dance Begins Wednesdays from 10:45-11:30


January 26th-31st:  Parent Observation Week-Bring your cameras and video!


February 1st:  Families 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.


March 1st:  Recital Costume Distribution begins & Recital Ad forms go out


April 1:  Stage Mom Sign Up begins


April 18th -24th:  Studio Closed for Spring Break


April 15th:  Recital tickets go on sale



May 6th:  Studio Closed-No classes/No rehearsals

May 7th:  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 8th:  Studio Closed-No classes/No rehearsals

May 9th:  Dress Rehearsal for everyone in the recital-Held at St Mark’s High School  Dancers arrive at 5:30, rehearsal begins at 6

May 10th 6:30 PM & 11th 2:00 PM:  Recital held at St Mark’s High School


May 13th-18th:  Recital After/Glow Party held at the studio during class time


May 18th-23rd:  Bring a Friend/Try any class for FREE


May 23rd:  Last day of classes for the season




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