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Studio News

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ADA Recital News
Express Yourself-the EMOJI way
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

~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 (Junior Sanford School)

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


View our April/May Newsletter

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 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 for ages 7 & up 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 3rd: Master Class for ages 7 & up with Mr Lance Guillermo


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-ADA Showcase tickets go on sale


February 16th: Frozen Fun Dance Party for ages 3-7 from 12:30-2:30


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

March 3rd: ADA DANCE COMPANY Showcase 2 PM at Sanford School

March 9th: Rock N Roll Troll Dance Party for ages 3-7 from 12:30-2:30

March 30th: Rectial Tshirt orders due


April 1:  Stage Mom Sign Up begins


April 10th-Anyone who sells or purchases a recital ad by this date will be entered to win 2 free recital tickets and get the first choice of seats!


April 10th: Parent Interest meeting for the 2019-20 Dance Company from 8:30-9:30

April 11:  Company Meet & Greet Dance Party-Dancers can learn about the mini & petite dance company and take a class with them 5:30-6:15 for ages 7-9 and 6:15-7 for ages 4-6

April 13th-Recital Ads due


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


April 17th-Teddy Bear Orders Due


April 18th -23rd:  Studio Closed for Spring Break. Classes resume Wed 4/24. This break was originally scheduled until 4/24 but we are holding a makeup class


April 26th: Fancy Friday with Fancy Nancy Party for ages 3-7 from 6PM-8PM



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


Fall schedules will be distributed in April with registration beginning May 1st. During the month of May, pay only $30 towards the registration fee to hold your spot for next 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 31st will receive a FREE ADA T-shirt for the child which will be given out when the season begins.






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