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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 DANCEatADA@comcast.net 

You can access or create your account and register online HERE

 

 
 
WEE-DANCE
A Class for 2-3 year olds and their mom, dad, sitter or any caregiver! 
 
WEE Dance is for Mommy (or Daddy/caregiver) and a tot. It is designed to help aid in the development of skills appropriate for a 2-year-old. For this reason, our class uses a parent or caregiver to help us orient the child into a classroom setting encouraging the development of fine and gross motor skills. These skills are developed through the use of music, dance, and support of those who love them. Along with assisting in the development of motor skills in the children, we incorporate sharing, taking turns, and following directions. These aspects all lead to the development of socialization and additional necessary skills of listening and memory. 
 
6 Week Session taught by Miss Darlene 
Wednesdays January 9th-February 13th 
10:45 am-11:30 am 
$80
 
Registration is now open and gift cards are available!
Do you have some shopping to do? 
 We have some fun ideas for dancers!!

  

*ADA Christmas Shirt
*ADA pj pants & tops
*Leotards
*Tights 
*Ballet sweaters
*Leg warmers
*New shoes 
*Gift certificates for attire
(We have Christmas bags to gift wrap for you too!!) 
 
 

 

*HOLIDAY DECEMBER SALE*

 
 

See special savings at the front desk for the new pajama set

 if your purchase the 2 ITEMS

 

PURCHASE ANY 3 ITEMS 

and save 20% off the total order

 

PURCHASE ANY 4 or MORE ITEMS

and save 30% off the total order

 

HAPPY SHOPPING! 

  
 
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MUSICAL THEATER Master Class with Mr Billy Griffin  
Sunday January 6th 
 
11-12 pm: Elem. 2-Level 3 
 
2-3 pm: Level 4 & 5 
 $30 per person
 
Billy resides in New York City where he graduated with a BFA from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. Performing credits include the 1st National Tours of the Broadway Musicals "Mary Poppins", "The New Mel Brooks' Musical Young Frankenstein", "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" as well as the National Tour of Jeff Amsden's "A Few Good Men Dancin'". Other credits include the T.V. show "The Electric Company" on PBS, the soon-to-be released film "Clear Blue Tuesday" and numerous industrials, regional productions and benefits where he has danced alongside the likes of Spike Lee, Debra Messing, Jerry Seinfeld and Martin Scorcese. Check out animated Billy on the video game "Dance On Broadway" for Nintendo Wii. 
 
As an assistant, Billy has worked with some of television and Broadway's hottest choreographers. He recently assisted Emmy Award Winning choreographer Josh Bergasse on episodes of the hit NBC show "SMASH". He also worked with "In the Heights" choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler on the early stages of a collaboration between Andy and singer/songwriter Kate Nash, entitled "Only Gold." As a choreographer himself, Billy has worked for the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant for the Miss America Organization. He also travels the country serving as a judge/adjudicator, teaching master classes and creating pieces for dance companies and competition teams.
 
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ADA DANCE ATTIRE
 
 
Warm up Jackets, Quarter Zip Sherpas, and Cozy Sweaters are avilable for order ALL YEAR! See examples available at the front desk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

ADA National Honor Society of Dance Arts


 Requirements
 
~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 DANCEatADA@comcast.net for info on volunteer points and essay requirements.  

NHSDA Letter

NHSDA Form

NHSDA Points

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CURRENT MEMBERS & GRADUATES:
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)

 
 

  
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
SPLIT CLUB AUDITIONS IN JAZZ CLASSES

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 2nd:  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 6th-Master Class with Mr Billy Griffin

 

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

 

RECITAL WEEK

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 | DANCEatADA@comcast.net