December is here!  A busy time of shopping, rushing, wrapping, and functions!  It's a month full of fun times making memories with those we love and remembrance of those we hold dear.  Listed below are some December happenings at ADA and things to look forward to in the new year.  I hope you all enjoy this wonderful season!  
Important Dates
December is Holiday Spirit Month
 Dancers can wear attire in Red & Green or Blue & White the whole month!  Ballet classes MUST still be in leotard and tights but they can be colored.  Shirts on top of leotards can be worn but CANNOT be baggy for Level Ballet classes!  Santa hats are allowed if they stay pinned on :)
December 8th:
ADA shopping day at lululemon Athletica in Brinton Lake
See more info below 
December 20th-Jan 2nd:  
Studio closed for the Winter Break
 ~ Happy Holidays!
January 3rd:  
January 6th & 7th:   
 Master Class day with Lance Guillermo & Billy Griffin!
(see specifics below)
January 12th-14th:

ADA goes to ASH Dance convention in Philadelphia!
This is for the dancers who pre-registered
January 20th-25th: 
Parent Observation Week
Bring your cameras and video!
Be on the lookout for TUTU TINA ~ADA's very own elf on the shelf who dances back to the North Pole about once a week after she has seen all our little (and big)  dancers so she can report to Santa! 
ADA has been offered a shopping day at lululemon
Athletica in Brinton Lake on
Friday December 8th from either 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM or from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM.  Your name MUST be on the list below in order to receive the 25% discount.

Special Class Notes:


*Closings due to SNOW:

The studio will not necessarily close for snow/bad weather days regardless if area schools are closed.  Closings will be sent out via email within one hour of the scheduled class, posted on our Facebook account and a message will be left on the studio phone.  You are entitled to a makeup class if we close the studio due to the weather.  It is encouraged to be made up but not required.



*Split Club

Split Club auditions are always the first week of the month in our jazz classes!  Split club aids in the growth of our dancer's flexibility while helping them to see the progression they are making each month! 


*All dancers:

 Be sure to stay covered up in the waiting room to keep those muscles warm! Ballet sweaters/tops in black and pink are permitted for class and once the room gets warm teachers may ask you to take them off.



*All Hip Hop classes: 

Please be sure to wear sneakers, worn only for the class, to the studio.  As the weather becomes bad, shoes worn outside make a mess of our floors. THANK YOU! 




Celebrating December!
This month,to celebrate our 25th anniversary, we are doing a "Guess the Amount" game!  Submit your guess at the front desk (only one time per person) and win a Winter Gift Basket from Bath & Body Works!!

Congratulations to our winner of the November Bingo Board and to our Runner Ups!!  

Sarah Meyers
Ida Finney 
Ella Gandolfo
Pullella Girls 
They worked hard all month and we have loved seeing their pictures!  Pick up your gifts at the front desk!  Runner ups do have gifts to pick up too!  Check them out at #ADABingo!  

Master Classs Saturday January 6thLance Guillermo

From the streets of Baltimore to the bright lights in Hollywood, Lance has performed and choreographed his way to being a well-respected and sought after hip-hop dancer and choreographer, striving to be a true original in his field. His multi-faceted career in dance spans music, film, and television. Lance's television credits include being Assistant Choreographer to Emmy-Nominated Christopher Scott for Disney Channel's, "Shake It Up", ABC's "Good Morning America", and "The View". He performed with music icon Gloria Estefan on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Rosie Show", "Nuestra Navidad", and "The View". Lance performed in the 2008 Teen Choice Awards as a member of the ACDC (Adam {Sevani} {Jon} Chu Dance Crew) with Chris Brown, Adam Sevani (Moose), and the world famous "Jabbawockeez". His music video credits include Gloria Estefan's "Wepa" music video, and Ciara's "Get Up" music video. Lance was a featured dancer in Touchstone Pictures film "Step Up" and assistant choreographer to Christopher Scott, and featured dancer in Disney Channel's Original Movie "Lemonade Mouth". He also had the pleasure of dancing for Lady Gaga at the Wonderland AIDS benefit in LA. Lance is currently on faculty for the WILD: Dance Convention and the Baltimore-based workshop, CRAZE: A New Dance Experience. In 2008, Lance and his wife Danielle Sten-Guillermo co-founded "On the DL". With Danielle's boundary pushing contemporary work, and Lance's preservation of the original street styles of hip hop, On the DL creates movement and beauty collaborative of two different dance disciplines. When their multi-faceted styles are combined they create a raw dance experience. Lance is also founder of the Kombined Stylez Crew which active members include, Christopher Scott, Jamile McGee (MTA), and Poly-Rok. Despite his list of credits, what makes Lance most happy is being able to educate and inspire through teaching and choreographing. He works to preserve the original styes of hip-hop dance including b-boying (breakdance), poppin', and lockin' in his choreography and teach the historical background of the hip-hop movement. He encourages everyone he teaches to use these tools to become a better hip-hop dancer, but to also use what they learn in hip-hop to strengthen and sharpen their dance abilities in whatever style of dance they do. Lance seeks to mentor his students and inspire them to appreciate all forms of dance, keeping the streets of Baltimore in mind when they hit the dance floor.
Saturday, January 6, 2018
      $30/hour class  
2-3 pm: Elem. 2-Level 3 class w/ Mr. Lance
3-4 pm: Level 4 & 5 class w/ Mr. Lance

Master Classs Sunday, January 7th
Billy Griffin
Billy resides in New York City where he graduated with a BFA from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. Performing credits include the 1st National Tours of the Broadway Musicals "Mary Poppins", "The New Mel Brooks' Musical Young Frankenstein", "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" as well as the National Tour of Jeff Amsden's "A Few Good Men Dancin'". Other credits include the T.V. show "The Electric Company" on PBS, the soon-to-be released film "Clear Blue Tuesday" and numerous industrials, regional productions and benefits where he has danced alongside the likes of Spike Lee, Debra Messing, Jerry Seinfeld and Martin Scorcese. Check out animated Billy on the video game "Dance On Broadway" for Nintendo Wii.
As an assistant, Billy has worked with some of television and Broadway's hottest choreographers. He recently assisted Emmy Award Winning choreographer Josh Bergasse on episodes of the hit NBC show "SMASH". He also worked with "In the Heights" choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler on the early stages of a collaboration between Andy and singer/songwriter Kate Nash, entitled "Only Gold." As a choreographer himself, Billy has worked for the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant for the Miss America Organization. He also travels the country serving as a judge/adjudicator, teaching master classes and creating pieces for dance companies and competition teams.

Sunday, January 7, 2018-
           $30/hour class                             
10:30-11:30 am: Elem. 2-Level 3 class w/ Mr. Billy
1:30-2:30 pm: Level 4 & 5 Class with Mr. Billy

As a reminder, tuition installment for December remains the same if you are on a monthly plan.  Our tuition is based on a  yearly fee divided into 10 equal payments, if payment is made montly.  If you are on an 2x per year with the 5% savings the next installment plan is due on or before January 31st.

New Classes in 2017!

Our next 6 week session will begin on Wednesday February 7th for little ones age 2-3 and their mom or caregiver.  It's a special one on one time dedicated to those little ones!  
Begins Feb 7th
Wednesdays 11:00-11:45
Teacher:  Miss Darlene
Cost $60

Registration begins now!!

Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who came to our show and who contributed to the Anthony Penna Foundation. ADA raised $500 and the donation was submitted this past weekend. Thank you for your support to both the Penna family and the new Arts Foundation dedicated to supporting the Arts in DE private schools in memory of Anthony.

Do you have some shopping to do? 
 We have some fun ideas for dancers!!

*ADA bracelets
*ADA pins
*Performance earings
*ADA Christmas Shirt
*ADA sweat pants/t-shirts
*Tights always come in handy
*Leg Warmers
*New shoes to replace tight ones always make a good gift too! 
*Gift certificates for attire
(We have Christmas bags to gift wrap for you)





from our front desk display 

(shoes, tights & sale items included!) 




and save 20%



and save 30%




Best wishes for a month full of happy times all wrapped up in love!




Darlene Giordano Cummings

Owner American Dance Academy