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Studio News

Click the red box to the right for our most current Studio Newsletter


Register for the 2019/20 season now!

New families:  Create an account in the upper right-hand corner to register.  Current families:  Your email is your login. If you do not know your password, click the "Forgot your password?" link and enter your email address. You will receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password.

You can come back to the Customer Portal at any time to view the class schedule, enroll in classes, update your contact information and make payments.



We do sell attire at the studio for your convenience and all items will be 10% off during our Open House dates (August 27th/28th & Sept 3rd/4th from 6-8) or you can order your attire online at our brand new online store (see link below).  During our Open House dates in August you will receive free shipping on our online store.  

Click here for our online dance attire store.


October Party!

Register online through the Parent Portal

Click here for the Holiday Show Rehearsal Schedule

DVD Orders:  Click the following link to order a DVD.  Orders must be in or before Nov 23rd 

Sign Up Genius for Volunteers and Parent Dance:



October 19th- Shout Out ad wording due-no additional money due

November 1st-Costume Distribution begins

November 1st-Online Ticket sales begin

November 17th-Dry Run at ADA from 1:00-3:30

November 22nd-Dress Rehearsal at Tatnall School 5:00-approximately 8:00

November 23rd- Two shows:  1:30 & 4:00

(See Parent Portal for the Holiday Show Handbook)


Volunteers needed -Use sign up genius link to sign up and get more info

Wednesday, October 23rd Costume Set Up Day from 5:30-9:30

Steamer-Come into the studio any time we are open between the dates of Oct 24th-Oct 30th


Costume Repair Help-DONE ON YOUR OWN   between the dates of Nov 5st-Nov 15th

Saturday, Nov 9th PARENT/FAMILY DANCE rehearsal!


Costume Organizer at the 2nd show organize costumes by number, rubber band and bag costumes to be packed on the U-Haul and brought back to the studio.

Monday, November 25th Costume Put Away Day at the studio from 9-12.


DVD Orders

Click the following link to order a DVD.  Orders must be in or before Nov 23rd 




6-Week Classes




ADA Recital 2019 DVD Form

Warm-up Jackets are available for order ALL YEAR but Christmas orders & Dance Company orders must be in by 10/14.
See samples available at the front desk
CLICK HERE FOR THE ADA Jacket Order Form (order by 10/14 for Christmas delivery)
Click here for the Dance Company Make Up Kits (order deadline is 11/20)  
ADA DANCE COMPANY-must order the makeup kit, either pair of leggings and the ADA Jacket to be worn at all competitions during awards

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


Asia B (Senior Sanford School)

Cali C (Senior St Mark’s High School)

Isabella M (Senior at Archmere Academy)

Marisa P (Senior Delaware Military Academy)


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 Cab Calloway School of the Arts)


American Dance Academy in Hockessin, DE


View our April/May Newsletter

Important Dates To Mark In Your Calendars

The first week of each month October-May

FALL CLASSES for our 2019-20 Season begin MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9TH 

2019/20 Season:


During the month of May 2019, pay only $30 towards the registration fee to hold your spot for the 2019/20 season and be entered to be one of the 3 winning families to receive $100 credit which will be put towards the 2019-20 tuition!


Starting June 1st the first and last tuition payment plus the registration fee will be due and must be paid in full upon registration.


Everyone who registers and pays the first and last installment by July 31, 2019, will receive a FREE ADA T-shirt for the child which will be given out when the season begins.



August 27th & 28th:  Open House 6PM-8PM Buy Shoes/Attire for 10% off & receive a FREE gift

September 3rd and 4th: Open House 6PM-8PM  Buy Shoes/Attire for 10% off n & receive a FREE gift


September 9th-Classes begins

September 10th-ADA Dance Company Friendly's Fundraiser

September 21- Jo Jo Bows Party

September 27th-Holiday Show Rehearsals Begin


October 2nd- WEE DANCE 6 Week class begins from 11:00-11:45

October 5th- 6 Week Adult Ballet Class begins from 8:30-9:30

October 9th- Dance Company Butter Braid Fundraiser begins

October 11th-ADA online store closes

October 14th- Customized red jacket orders due

(see order form on left)

October 19th-Holiday Show Ads & Shout Outs due

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

October 31st-Studio Closed for Halloween


November 1st: Holiday Show ticket online sales begin 

November 1st: ASH registration forms due for non-company members November 2nd-7th Spring Recital Costume Measurement Week

November 16th-Spring Recital Money Due-comes out automatically unless a note is given by 11/1

November 17th-Holiday Show Dry Run at ADA from 1-3:30

November 19th-Butter Braids will be delivered to ADA

Nov 20th: ADA Dance Co Makeup Kit online orders due by today

Nov 22nd:  Holiday Show Dress Rehearsal at Tatnall School 5PM

Nov 23rd:  Holiday Show at Tatnall School (this is an optional performance we offer) 1:30 & 4:00


November 27th-30th:  Studio Closed (except for optional Master Class with Braham Logan Crane)-Happy Thanksgiving!

November 29th-  Master Class with Braham Logan Crane for ages 12 & up from 12-1:30 PM

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

December 23rd-Jan 1st:  Studio Closed-Winter Break-Happy Holidays!


January 2nd: Classes resume after Holiday Break.

January 25th-30th:  Parent Observation Week-Bring your cameras and video!


February 1stFamilies paying in half-remainder of tuition due

February 8th-13th 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 23rd-ADA Dance Company Showcase at Sanford School at 2PM


March 2nd:  Recital Costume Distribution begins & Recital Ad forms go out


April 1:  Stage Mom Sign Up begins

April 15th-Recital tickets go on sale at 9AM through

April 9th -15th:  Studio Closed for Spring Break. 



May 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th 2020 Mandatory

May 4th:  Studio Closed-No classes/No rehearsals

May 5th:  Dry Run held at St Mark’s High School 

May 6th:  Dress Rehearsal held at St Mark’s High School 

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

May 8th & 9th :  Recital held at St Mark’s High School


May 11th-16th:  Recital After/Glow Party held at the studio during class time


May 16th-21st:  Bring a Friend/Try any class for FREE





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