July 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!

Musical Theater Camp
DCM is excited to announce that we will be holding our first ever Musical Theater camp this summer! Students will learn and perform the musical Aladdin!

We will be hosting guest voice instructor, Elizabeth Holmes. Mrs. Holmes performed opera and musical theater professionally in the Philadelphia area and she is currently a doctoral fellow teaching at Shenandoah University.

Musical Theater Camp is open to ages 7 and up and will be held from July 22-27 with a performance on the last day.

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.
July Evening Classes
Dancers in Elementary through Advanced and Ballet 1-7 levels can participate in Summer Session evening classes in ballet, modern, and jazz. Evening Classes will be held Monday-Friday from 5:00pm - 7:30pm July 8-26.

One Class:
$300 for 3 weeks, $100/week, $20/evening

Two Classes:
$600 for 3 weeks, $200/week, $40/evening
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 3-6 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 June 11th - July 5th. Class times will be announced soon for July 29th - August 10th!
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.

JULY 12th from 4-7pm
AUGUST 23rd from 4-7pm

Stay tuned for our Grand Opening Date and time to be announced soon!!

Construction is moving along quickly! See the progress below!

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. New students are encouraged to attend a placement class between July 8-26.

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 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.


Everyone who placed a digital photo order should have received their order via email from Boston Dance Photography. If you have not received an email with your order, please contact the DCM office.

All print orders were just delivered to DCM. Everyone who placed a print order should have received an email from us letting you know your order has arrived and to pick up your order at the DCM office. If you did not receive an email, please contact the DCM office.
The Boutique has everything you will need for the start of the Fall session at DCM.

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!

Boutique Summer Hours
Monday-Friday 1pm-7pm
CLOSED Saturday & Sunday
DCM Calendar

  • 7/8-7/26 July Evening Classes
  • 7/12 DCM Open House
  • 7/22-7/27 Musical Theater Camp
  • 8/5-8/23 Disney Dance Camps
  • 8/12-8/30 BC August Workshop
  • 8/23 DCM Open House
  • 9/9 First Day of DCM Fall Session
  • 9/14 Children's Cast Nutcracker Auditions 4:00-5:30pm