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Go to the Newsletter link on the right to see the November Bingo Game!!


"Tis the Season"  
to get ready for the holidays!!  Join us for a fun way to kick off your Thanksgiving & Christmas season! 
ADA is celebrating the holiday season and our Senior Company Interns who asssisted with all aspects of the show cannot wait to share their favorite memories from Thanksgiving to Christmas!
The show is held at Sanford School
Sunday, November 19th 
at 10:30 AM or 6:00 PM
You can have FREE visit with Santa after the show so bring your cameras!!
 Tickets are $16 pre-purchased or $20 at the door
Seats are reserved and not general admission
 *Current ADA students not in the show can pre-purchase one ticket online at $5 with the purchase of another one at full price.  Code is the email address you use to sign into your online parent portal. 
*Purchase 10 tickets for one show through Tututix and receive 1 FREE!
Notes for Dancers in the Show:
*DRESS REHEARSAL:  Saturday, November 18th from 1-4:30
*'TIS THE SEASON SHOW:  Sunday, November 19th 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM


*Custom ADA Jacket 

Click here to print an order form

*Unique Images-Orders due by 11/14

To order from Unique Images click here

Note:  Items below come in various colors 

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.  

Ashton A (Senior Kennett High School

Kate C (Senior St Mark’s High School)

Gabi P (Senior Cab Calloway School of the Arts)

Cali C (Sophmore St Mark’s High School)

Marisa P (Sophmore Delaware Military Academy)


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)


American Dance Academy in Hockessin, DE


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Important Dates To Mark In Your Calendars

First week of each month October-May


August 28th-31st:  5PM-8PM Buy Shoes/Attire & receive a FREE gift
September 5th-8th:  5PM-8PM Buy Shoes/Attire & receive a FREE gift
September 11th-Classes begin 
September 18th-Holiday Show registration begins (optional performance for all dancers)

September 20th-Performance Group Interest Meeting 7:15-8:30

September 23rd-Holiday Show Registration final due date

September 24th-Level 5 Self Choreo Holiday Show rehearsal 2:30-5:00 PM

September 27th/29th/30th Weekly Holiday Show Rehearsals begins

October 4th- WEE DANCE begins and runs until Nov 8th

October 12th:  ASH Dance Convention forms due  

October 14th- Custom Red Jacket Orders Due

October 18th-Holiday Show Ads Due & Ticket Sales Begin at 10AM

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

October 25th-Pumpkin Decorating Contest deadline

October 27th-Yofi MakeUp Orders Due

October 31st-Studio Closed for Halloween & Winner of Pumpkin Decorating Contest announced 

November 1st:  MoveU Orders due (online)

November 1st-7th Spring Recital Costume Measurement Week

November 4th- For families not in the holiday show.  ADA ticket special of $5/dancer with purchase of a regular price ticket begins.

November 5th--Former Rockette, Purdie Baumann, to the studio to choreograph a Rockette style high kick number in our holiday show for our Level 4 & 5 dancers Time:  12:30-5 with breaks

November 14th-Unique Images online orders due 

November 15th-Spring Recital Money Due-comes out automatically unless a note is given by 11/1

November 12th-Holiday Show In Studio Dry Run

November 18th:  Holiday Show Dress Rehearsal at Sanford School

November 19th:  Holiday Show at Sanford School

November 22nd-26th:  Studio Closed-Happy Thanksgiving!

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

December 20th-Jan 2nd:  Studio Closed-Winter Break-Happy Holidays!

January 3rd: Classes resume after Holiday Break

January 12th-14th-ASH Dance Convention in Philadelphia Registration open to the entire studio

January 20th-25th:  Parent Observation Week-Bring your cameras and video!

February 1stFamilies paying in half-remainder of tuition due

February 1st-7th 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: Dance Company & Performance Group Showcase Ticket Sales begin

March 1st:  Recital Costume Distribution begins

March 11th-ADA Dance Company & Performance Group Showcase held at Sanford School

March 31st-April 6th Studio Closed for Spring Break

April 16th:  Recital tickets go on sale

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

May 8th:  Dry Run for everyone in the recital-Held at St Mark’s High School

May 9th:  Studio Closed-No classes/No rehearsals

May 10th:  Dress Rehearsal for everyone in the recital-Held at St Mark’s High School

May 11th & 12th:  Recital “A Reason To Celebrate” held at St Mark’s High School

May 14th-19th:  Recital After/Glow Party held at the studio during class time

May 19th-24th:  Bring a Friend/Try any class for FREE

May 24th:  Last day of classes for the season

Click here for printable Calendar -Updates and additions all listed above


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