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Studio News

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

We are now accepting Spring and Summer registrations only

Fall 2020 registrations will begin in June


Find the links to our virtual classes along with all weekly updates in your email or

login to the ADA Members page with your password




ADA goes to Dance The World at Disney!

Click here for the information/registration info

Topic: Disney Interest Meeting

Time: May 18, 2020, 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting-Enter Waiting Room to be Accepted

Meeting ID: 883 2935 7034

Password: ada5678




ZOOM Parent Info & Interest Meeting for ALL Ages will be
Monday, June 15th from 7:30-8:30
Current Families will have a zoom meeting on Monday, June 8th from 7:30-8:30 using the same link




Recital 2020 

All dates subject to change if we need to change our recital date again!

Click here for Recital Tshirt Order Form  Update:  ON HOLD Due Sat May 9th

Click here for the Recital Ad Contract Update: ON HOLD Due Thurs May 21

Click here for Recital DVD Form Update:  ON HOLD Due June 20th for reduced rate


See Schedules page for more detailed info on our Summer Schedule



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

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 Online ticket sales

November 1st: ASH registration forms due for non-company members

November 2nd Dance Company Butter Braid orders due

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 16th- New 5-week Saturday adult ballet class begins

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

November 19th-Butter Braids will be delivered to ADA. Dance company pickup is at 6 PM

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

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

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 1st- ADA Dance Company Showcase tickets go on sale

February 8th: LOL Surprise Party for Ages 3-8

February 9th: Master Class with Mr Lance Guillermo

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

*NEW:   March 17th-19th:  Studio is closed due to coronavirus with makeup classes on May 26th-28th 

*NEW:  March 21st-27th:  NEW Spring Break.  We have moved to this date and studio will be closed

CANCELLED: April 9th -15th:  Spring Break (orignal one)



New Dates!!

*June 1st: Final school year class until we can resume for recital prep

*June 2nd: First day of June Zoom

*June 8th 7:30-8:30: Parent Meeting for all current company parents

*June 8th: Make up for Mr Andre's HH missed class on 5/18

*June 15th 7:30-8:30: Parent Meeting for all parents whose child is interested in the Dance Company

*June 22nd: Times TBD Virtual Finale Night

*June 24th: (weather dependant) Outdoor Recital Picture day in front of the Step & Repeat at the studio. Sign Up Genius for times will go out as the date gets near and the weather looks good.



ON HOLD *May 9th: Recital T-shirt/shorts orders are due

ON HOLD *May 16th: TBD: Recital tickets go on sale at 8AM through

ON HOLD *May 20th: TBD Stage Mom Sign Ups Begin

ON HOLD *May 21st: Recital Ad forms due

*May 22nd-25th: Studio closed for Memorial Weekend

ON HOLD *June 20th: DVD orders due for a reduced rate


ON HOLD June 22nd:  Studio Closed-No classes/No rehearsals

ON HOLD June 23rd:  Dry Run held at St Mark’s High School 

ON HOLD June 24th:  Dress Rehearsal held at St Mark’s High School 

ON HOLD June 25th & June 26th: Recital held at St Mark’s High School 6:30 PM both nights



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