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Recital Info

Spring Newsletter Updates (printed copy will be distributed to classes the first week of March)- Click HERE for digital version

April 1st- Stage Mom Sign Ups Open (link will be posted here)

April 1st- Recital Tshirt/Shorts/Sweatshirt Orders Due- Click HERE for Order Form

April 15th- Ad forms Due- Click HERE for the Ad form which is included in the Spring News packet

April 15th- Recital tickets go on sale at 8 AM Click HERE for the ticket link

April 21st- Teddy Bear Order Forms Due- Click HERE or pick some up at the desk

May 3rd Stage Mom Meeting Zoom at 7:30 Click HERE to join that day

RECITAL WEEK (May 9th-12th)- See info to the right 

Recital Handbook -Click HERE

General Recital Costume Info-Click HERE

Specific Recital Shoe and Tight List with Costume Instructions- Click HERE

*Items highlighted in yellow are not yet confirmed- extra instructions may be added after costumes are shown to the class*

**All shoes and tights can be purchased at the studio- we keep most in stock, but can also order if needed**


Summer 2023!

Registration begins in March

Specific date announced soon!


See Schedules page for specific staff info for our Intensives




Warm-up Jackets are available for order ALL YEAR
but Christmas orders & Dance Company orders must be in by 10/16.


We have an Apolla Socks Storefront! You can order here.

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 a minimum of 7 hours a week at ADA and maintain attendance and commitment in the class.

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

NHSDA Letter


NHSDA Points



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

Asia B (Graduate of Sanford School)

Cali C (Graduate of St Mark's High School)

Isabella M (Graduate of Archmere Academy)

Marisa P (Graduate of Delaware Military Academy)

Audrey G (Graduate of Tower Hill School)


  View our September Newsletter

Important Dates To Mark In Your Calendars

The first week of each month October- May

Our Spring Recital will be held at St. Mark's High School on May 12th & May 13th!


2022-2023 Season Calendar


September 10th: Classes Begin!

September 25th: Holiday Show registration begins through the Parent Portal



October 2nd: Online store closes

October 13th: 8-Week WEE Dance for Ages 18 months-3 years and an adult begins

October 15th: ADA Custom Jackets due for Holiday delivery

October 24th-29th: Bring A Friend Week & Halloween Attire permitted

October 31st: Studio Closed~Happy Halloween



November 1st-7th: Recital Costume measurement week

November 1st: Holiday Attire OrdersDue

November 15th: Recital Costume $$ Due

November 20th: Holiday Show! (optional for all dancers-separate rehearsals from class beginning October 14th)

November 21st-26th: Studio Closed~Happy Thanksgiving!!



All of Dec is Holiday Spirit Month: Wear dance attire in Red/Green or Blue/White the entire month


December 22nd-Jan 4th: Studio Closed for Winter Break



January 5th: Classes Resume

January 20th-22nd: Optional ASH Dance Convention for Studio/Mandatory for Dance Company



February 1st-7th: Parent Observation & Appreciation Week

February 2nd: Winter WEE Dance Session Begins

February 8th-14th: ADA Spirit Week


Summer Session registration will begin-stay tuned for date system will open
March 1st: Recital Costume distribution begins & Recital Ad forms distributed
March 1st: 6-Week Pre-School Dance Session Begins

April 1st: Stage Mom Sign-Up begins

April 5th-11th: Studio Closed for Spring Break

April 15th: Recital tickets go on sale at 8AM

& All recital ads are due

April 21st-Teddy Bear order forms due

April 25th (Tuesday): Dance Company Information Meeting 7:00-8:00 in person or on zoom Click HERE for zoom



May 3rd-Stage Mom Zoom at 7:30


RECITAL WEEK: No regularly scheduled class this week! See the Recital Handbook HERE



May 9th: Dry Run in leotard/tights/black Hip Hop clothes

4:00-8:30pm (each dance will be given a specific arrival time and will practice onstage within that 1/2 hr to hour)

May 10th: Dress Rehearsal in costume arrive at 5:30pm and dismissed after the finale


SHOW DAYS: May 12th & 13th at St Mark's High School

May 12th: Show time at 6:30pm/Call time at 6:00pm

May 13th: Show time at 2:00pm/Call time at 1:30pm


May 15th-20th: After GLOW party held in class. Wear neon colors or white to GLOW.

Fall regsitration will begin this week


May 15th-Mini Meet & Greet Party from 4:30-5:30 for those dancers age 5-8 interested in Dance Company PLUS Dance Company auditions for all other groups and optional specials


May 20th-25th: Final classes of the season-Try any new class for FREE or Bring a Friend!


May 25th: Last Day of Classes for the year




See flyers on this page or on the Schedules page






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