As we move into August it's time to begin to think about BACK TO SCHOOL activities!  I hope you can join us for a fun filled year of DANCE celebrating our 25th season!  

Please note our August/September Office Hours:

 OPEN HOUSE~ 5:00-8:00 
Wed Aug 9th 
Tuesday August 15th

Come to the studio 5:00-8:00 any of the dates below TO BUY SHOES/DANCE ATTIRE and all purchases will include FREE ANNIVERSARY GIFTS!!  
AUGUST 15th 
AUGUST 28th-31st  

Classes begin Monday, September 11th 
Abdur Rahim Jackson   (a) Contemporary & 
Brooke Wendle  (b) Jazz   
Times & Cost:  
Elem 2 thru Level 3:  $30/class
(b) Jazz with Brooke 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  
(a) Contemporary with Abdur 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm  

Level 4 thru 5: $40/class
(a) Contemporary with Abdur 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm  
(b) Jazz with Brooke 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

(a) Modern/Contemporary
Abdur Rahim-Jackson received his BFA from The Julliard School. During his studies, he received scholarships from the Freedom Theatre, Philadanco, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Boston Ballet, and The Ailey School. Mr. Jackon received a Marion D. Cuyjet Award and in 2003, was featured in the PBS "American Masters" documentary on Julliard. He danced with Ailey II in 2000 and since 2001, joined the prestigious Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. He was also chosen in 2005 to choreograph a piece Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. His choreography has been seen internationally, at Fordham University, and other schools. American Dance Academy is thrilled to have him as our guest choreographer & master teacher. www.alvinailey.org 


Brooke Wendle
(b) Jazz   

Brooke is currently developing a new show for Holland America as director/choreographer and recently worked on Cirque Du Soleil's new Broadway show Paramour as associate choreographer. Brooke directed and choreographed Adam Lambert's Original High World Tour and worked as the associate director and specialty act designer for Franco Dragone's Taboo at the Hard Rock Hotel in Macau, China. She was supervising choreographer for America's Got Talent seasons 7 through 10. Brooke's choreography and creative direction has appeared on Orange Is The New Black, VH1's Best in Music 2015, American Idol, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015, I Am Cait, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris, East Bound and Down on HBO, Dancing with the Stars, and The Carrie Diaries. Other credits include RENT in Shanghai, China, Rebel Bingo (NY and London), Cirque Du Soleil's Delirium (Dance Supervisor), NBA Brooklynettes, Adam Lambert's Glamnation World Tour, Flashdance the Musical (Dance Associate and Coach). Her associate choreography credits include The Donna Summer Project 2016 (Signature Theater NYC)The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty starring Kristen Wiig and directed by Ben Stiller, Gossip Girl on the CW and Rescue Me on FX. Brooke is currently on faculty at The Joffrey Ballet School and has taught at Steps on Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, Edge Performing Arts Center, Peridance and Pepperdine University. As a performer, Brooke was seen on Broadway in Wicked The Musical, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida and The 2009 Revival of Guys and Dolls. Brooke was as a Radio City Music Hall Rockette, danced with Mia Michael's Dance Company Reality At Work and performed with Britney Spears, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias and P-Diddy. Brooke was also seen on The MTV Video Music Awards, The American Music Awards, Saturday Night Live and national commercials for E-Trade and Joe Boxer.
*Best wishes to the ADA Dance Company and Miss Jessica as they head to World Dance through a special invitation, during the first weekend of August.  Watch our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates.

Congratulations to our Dance Company Members and Staff

Results of ASH Nationals:
*Gabi Papa won a $20,000 College Scholarship to AMDA at ASH (Artist Simply Human) Nationals!
*Gabi Papa, Logan Hollenbaugh & Cali Cummings all received scholarships at Nationals in June to attend a 2nd Regionals ASH (Artist Simply Human) in the upcoming year!

Results of Revolution Nationals:  We are so proud!!
*Teen Division:  Elyse & Bella 2nd Overall Duo/Trio,  Erin, Asia & Cali 4th Overall Duo/Trio, 
*Senior Division:  Gabi 1st Runner up Miss Dance American Title, Gabi & Elyse 4th Overall Duo/Trio, Bell 6th Overall Solo & Gabi 3rd Overall Solo
Also, Congratulations to Mr Darrell's on winning the Choreography Award at Ticket To Broadway!  

Contact Us
126 Lantana Drive  
Hockessin, Delaware 19707


We wish all our 2017 ADA graduate dancers all the best as they head off to college!! We are so proud of you!!


We are currently accepting registrations for our 2017/18 Season which runs from September through May.  Y ou can register directly on our website for classes or stop by the studio during our August office hours.  

If you wish to take advantage of the 10% pay in full discount by Aug 31st or 5% discount if paying in half, please choose one of those payment plans when checking out, and Miss Kelly will take care of charging your remaining balance on our next business day. If you have any questions regarding fall registration, contact Miss Kelly at DANCEatADA@verizon.net

Go to our website to see our schedule, policies, performance dates, dress code and payment plans:

ADA Holiday Show in November 

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 and one day of Dress Rehearsal. 
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! 
American Dance Academy

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 this 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, 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!  

Stay tuned for more info!!

Enjoy the remainder of the Summer Break and we hope to see you all in the 2017-18 DANCE YEAR as we celebrate our 25TH ANNIVERSARY!!

Darlene Giordano Cummings
Owner/Director American Dance Academy
Save 5% or
Tuition Savings options:
A - Pay in full by Aug 31st and save 10% off the appropriate annual amount

B - Pay in two installments using Automatic Credit Card Deduction* on Aug 31st and Jan 31st and save 5% off the appropriate annual amount 

*All payments are non-refundable

Offer Expires: August 31st