August 2019 Newsletter
DCM offers summer dance programs for students ages 3 and up including young children's programming, ballet, jazz, and modern. It is strongly recommended that ballet students attend summer classes in order to continue
their training and prepare for Fall classes. Join us for a summer full of dance! Summer registration is open now!

Disney Dance Camps
Dancers ages 3-6 can participate in our Disney Dance Camp held weekday mornings August 5-23.

M onday-Friday 9am-12pm
Choose one, two, or three of the following sessions.
Cost: $185 per session

Session 1: August 5-9
Session 2: August 12-16
Session 3: August 19-23

Each week will have a different theme that includes story time, an informal performance for parents and friends and a chance to meet story book characters.
Ballet Chesapeake
August Workshop
Intermediate and Advanced dancers ages 10 and up in DCM Ballet 4-7 levels can participate in the Ballet Chesapeake August Workshop held weekday evenings August 12th-30th from 4:30-7:30pm.

Guest instructors include Amanda McKerrow, John Gardner, Tony Wilson, Keith Lamelle Thomas, Catherine Horta-Hayden, Rhodie Jorgensen, and Roberto Munoz

Choose one, two, or all three weeks.
Cost (for non BC members): $750 for all three weeks, $250/week, $50/day
Summer Drop In Classes

intermediate/Advanced Students and dancers in Ballet levels 4-7 are invited to participate in drop in classes over the summer when DCM classes aren't in session. All classes are $15 per class, and dancers should sign up at least 24 hours before class time. Drop-in classes will be held from July 29th - August 10th. Sign up at the link below!
DCM office and Boutique will be CLOSED August 13-23 in preparation/set up for the big move to the Boulevard at Box Hill. Thank you for your patience during this transition time!

We have put into place new drop off and pick up policies at the new location for your dancer's safety. A separate email will be sent in the coming days detailing those new policies.

WE WILL NEED LOTS OF HELP WITH THE MOVE - PLEASE AND THANK YOU! We are looking for volunteers to help us with the move and set up at our new location from August 12-23. Below is the sign up link - any and all help is greatly appreciated! Please email us with any questions at all and thank you in advance for your help!

Our GRAND RE-OPENING is scheduled for Friday, August 30! Check out our event on Facebook for details - we hope you can join us!
New and returning families are invited to j oin us at our NEW LOCATION in Abingdon for Dance Conservatory of Maryland's Open House! Guests will enjoy refreshments, a look at our space, meet our faculty and staff, and learn more about our program. Register in person and the $30 registration fee will be waived.

AUGUST 23rd from 4-7pm
Class Placements
Every dancer who was registered at DCM for the Spring 2019 session should have received an email on June 12th with the DCM Fall 2019 schedule and the dancer's individual class placements for the Fall Session. Please contact the DCM office if you do not have this information or if you have any questions.

You can register online, in person, or through the mail. See the information and links below, and remember to register early (by August 1st) because classes will fill quickly!

Dress Requirements
Please review the DCM dress code for next year. You can find everything that your dancer needs at the Boutique at DCM!
NHSDA Ensemble

Dancers in middle and high school are invited to participate in the NHSDA Ensemble at DCM. This group of dancers will rehearse once per week with DCM faculty and will have exciting performing opportunities, master classes, and field trips throughout the year.

Nutcracker Auditions

Ballet Chesapeake will be holding Nutcracker Auditions at DCM on Saturday, September 14th from 4-5:30pm.

Boys and Girls ages 6 and up are invited to audition for Ballet Chesapeake's annual Nutcracker. Dancers selected will be cast for various children's roles including Angels, Soldiers, Mice, Mother Ginger, Confections and Elves. Please arrive 30 minutes early for registration and come prepared to dance.
Swan Lake Auditions

We are excited to announce that Ballet Chesapeake will be performing Swan Lake at Stephens Hall Theatre at Towson University on April 4th-5th, 2020!

Ballet Chesapeake will be holding Swan Lake Auditions at DCM on Sunday, January 5th from 12:30-2:30pm.

Boys and Girls ages 6 and up are invited to audition for various children's roles within the ballet. Please arrive 30 minutes early for registration and come prepared to dance.
June Concert 2020

All DCM dancers in Ballet 1 and up, Elementary through Advanced levels, and Pre Ballet are invited to perform in our June Concert to finish off the 2019-2020 school year!

Dates, TImes, and Location will be announced soon. Stay tuned!
Congratulations to all of the DCM dancers who participated in the Spring performance. DVD's of the performance can be ordered online from the Tonal Vision website.

The Boutique will be closed while we move from August 13-25 and will re-open Monday, August 26 at our new location!

Grand Re-Opening SALE - 8/26-8/20 - 30% off everything! (in stock items only, excludes pointe shoes)

The new shop will have more space, with even more stock including everything you will need for back-to-dance!

Check out our back to school packages for new dancers, which include shoes, tights, leotards, hair supplies, and dance bags.

Please review the DCM dress code for next year. You can find everything that your dancer needs at the Boutique at DCM!


  • 8/5-8/23 Disney Dance Camps
  • 8/5 Volunteer Day to move Costumes
  • 8/12-8/30 BC August Workshop
  • 8/13-8/29 Volunteer days to set up barres, sprung flooring and mirrors.
  • 8/23 DCM Open House
  • 8/26 Ribbon Cutting
  • 8/30 DCM Grand Re-Opening!

  • 9/9 First Day of DCM Fall Session
  • 9/14 Children's Cast Nutcracker Auditions 4:00-5:30pm