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Visit the studio to purchase shoes/attire and get your FREE gift.  

One choice is pictured below

August 28th-31st:  5PM-8PM 
September 5th-7th:  5PM-8PM 



(see a few samples below) 

MoveU Orders due by 11/1 

Yofi Cosmetic Orders due by 10/27

Unique Images-Casual Outerwear (sweatshirts, raincoats, baseball hats etc) coming soon!

To order items from MoveU click here

To order items from Yofi cosmetics click on the appropriate link below:

Full Makeup KitBlack makeup bag, Three shadow palette, Eye glue, Blush, Lipstick

Brush Kit OnlyDual end eyeshadow brush, Blush brush

Eye Kit Only -Three shadow palette and Eye glue

Lip Kit Only-Lipstick


American Dance Academy
Parent/Student Info Meeting
Wednesday September 20th
This NEW PROGRAM which started last year is for the dancer who loves to perform but can't dedicate the extra required class time each week to be in the competitive Dance Company!  We plan to expand the company this year into various age groups with a variety of different routines.   
These dancers will perform in our annual holiday show in November along with other fun events such as traveling to a nursing home to spread some cheer, performing at an 87ers basketball game in the Spring, a Phillies game,  participating in parades and other charity events and participating in all other ADA shows!  Each performance is optional and you choose what you want to do!  The only requirement is that the dancer is to be registered for weekly classes at ADA and EVERY STUDENT over the age of 4 is invited to be a part of this new FUN group!  
Practices will be Saturday late afternoons on October 21st, 28, Nov 4 & 11 and then again on January 20th & 27th with the first performance being at our Holiday Show on November 19th. Our older girls will be doing Pom routines (similar to jazz but with poms in their hands) and the younger girls will be doing Jazz Funk routines.  There will be one big production number for all the age groups along with another dance that is divided into age/level~one dance per each level.   After that they practice those routines right before a performance.  Performances are optional so you come to what you can!  We will be having a Performance Company Interest Meeting on Wed Sept 20th from 7:15-8:30
New date for Miss Purdie's Rockette piece is:  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH 

ADA Holiday Show November 19th

Holiday Show registration will be in September! We hope you can join us this year!
Our show will be held at Sanford's beautiful theater on November 19th. This is an optional performance opportunity in which dancers learn choreography outside of their regular class time. It is a fun upbeat performance that helps to put us all in the mood for the holidays as it kicks off Thanksgiving week!  Rehearsals run for 1/2 hour per dance for 8 weeks, one day of in studio rehearsals (Sunday, November 12th) and one day of Dress Rehearsal (Saturday, November 18th)
You can choose as many dances as you wish all for the same price. Costume rentals, all choreography fees, all rehearsal, a small ad in our program book and a Holiday Show t-shirt are included in the price.   Be on the lookout for registration information in September! Rehearsals begin Sept 27th
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)




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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 1st-Former Rockette, Purdie Baumann, to the studio to choreograph a Rockette style high kick number in our holiday show for our Level 5 dancers Time:  3:30-8 with a dinner break

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

October 14th- Custom Red Jacket Orders Due

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

October 21st-Performance Group Rehearsals begin (see PG schedule to the left)

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

October 27th-Yofi MakeUp Orders Due

October 31st-Studio Closed for Halloween

November 1st:  MoveU Orders due (online)

November 1st-7th Spring Recital Costume Measurement Week

November 14th-Unique Images online orders due (site to be up soon)

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 |