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We are now accepting Spring and Summer registrations only

Fall 2020 registrations will begin in May




3/22/20 Greetings ADA family!

I hope everyone is doing well during these trying times.  It’s amazing how quickly things change and once again they have taken a big turn.  During these times of uncertainty, please know that I was already working on a backup recital date (along with some other things below) and due to today’s recent development of schools being closed until May 15th that will definitely need to happen.  Stay tuned for more info on that.   Rest assured that there WILL be a recital and once that date is announced I will let everyone know how we will get our final 2 months of classes done.  Tuition will not be charged until that plan is made and announced.  

I have also implemented a new page on our website that is currently being designed in which I will place all recital practice videos as I know it’s hard to search through the Facebook group pages for just them.  I will continue to place workouts etc on those Facebook group pages this week.  Once the new page on our website is up and running this week I'll send out the info on how to get to that.

Tomorrow I will be at the studio from 2-4 if anyone would like to pick up their costumes before all businesses are required to close. 

Stay safe and healthy and I’ll be in touch with our game plan as soon as I have a new recital date.  Thank you for your support and understanding during these trying times.  My staff and I have loved seeing all the videos, pictures etc.  Please keep them coming!!  We miss you all!!  Sending all our dancers so much love!!

~Miss Darlene







Our WEE Dance is a fun and creative class for Mommy (or Daddy/caregiver) and a tot. It is designed to help aid in the wonderful 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 constant 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 following directions to give them a great start before or while they begin pre-school.

Click  here to read more about our WEE Dance Class


Parent Info & Interest Meeting for ALL Ages will be
Wednesday, April 29th from 8:30-9:30
Dancers age 4-9 are invited to our Meet & Dance Party on
THURSDAY APRIL 23RD from 5:30-6:30 PM


Recital 2020 (see dates on the right)

Click here for Recital Tshirt Order Form due March 31st

Click here for the Recital Ad Contract due April 7th

Click here for Recital DVD Form due May 16th for reduced rate

Find the most up to date newsletter in your Parent Portal




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)


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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

March 31st: Recital T-shirt orders are due


*April 1:  Stage Mom Sign Up begins

*April 1: Recital tickets go on sale at 9AM through 

*April 7th: Recital Ad forms due

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

*April 22nd-8:30-9:30 Parent Meeting for all parents whose child is interested in the Dance Company

*April 23rd-Meet & Dance for dancers age 4-9 who are interested in the Dance Company




*Cancelled: Look for new rescheduled date to be announced soon May 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th

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: Recital DVD form due for reduced rate


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


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

*NEW LAST DAY: Thursday, May 28th





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