March 2020 Newsletter
Pre-Professional Ballet Conferences

Dancers in the DCM pre-professional program  (Ballet levels 4-7)  are invited to sign up for mid-year conferences. This is a chance to have a dialogue with the DCM faculty and director about what dancers are working on in class, and what your goals are for the future. We will be offering 30 minute conference sessions April 20th through April 23rd.  

Dancers should come to their conference with written responses to the three conference questions for this year. To view more information and to sign up, please click on the link below.
Swan Lake
Swan Lake performances will be held in Stephens Hall Theater at Towson University on:

Saturday, April 4th at 6:00pm
Sunday, April 5th at 1:00pm

Tickets are now on sale! You can purchase tickets online  or in person at DCM. Either way, you can pick your own seat. Ticket prices range from $22, $25, $28 for purchase before the day of the show.

Swan Lake performers, please check the online rehearsal schedule for all rehearsal times, and contact the DCM office if you have any questions.  All production week rehearsals are mandatory.

Video Orders:
DVD's and digital downloads of the Swan Lake performance will be available for purchase. Order forms are located at the DCM front desk or you can fill out the attached order form and return to us. Please submit all orders by Sunday, April 5th.
June Concert

All DCM classes are invited to perform in the June Concert, which will be held at Bel Air High School on June 6th at 6pm.

Performance and Rehearsal Schedule:
The June Concert will be Saturday, June 6th at 6pm.

A detailed production week schedule is available below. All rehearsals listed are mandatory for the performance. Please check your schedule and save these dates!

Performance Classes:
Pre-Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Boys Ballet, and NHSDA will practice their choreography for the performance during class time.

Ballet 1 - 7 will have a "Performance Class" which is a weekly rehearsal in addition to regular class time. The charge for these classes is $75 per session. The winter session payment is due with the commitment form, and another payment of $75 will be due with Spring tuition before the start of the Spring session on March 9th.
June Concert Program
Memory Page

Each family is encouraged to support their dancer by buying or selling an ad that includes a picture, words of wisdom, best wishes, or congratulations. Ask your family, friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles and local businesses to sponsor a picture page for your dancer! Students can be pictured together with a fellow dancer and the families can share the expense. Students can also purchase more than one ad.

Everyone who purchases a full page ad will receive two FREE June concert tickets.

Please use the attached form for pricing information and to submit your advertisement.
T he deadline for all ads will be Wednesday, May 6th, 2020.
There is no exception to this deadline.
YAGP Finals in New York
Ballet Chesapeake has been invited to be a part of the YAGP New York City
Finals in April! Both Kaleidoscope and Primal Light were chosen to perform!


(National Honor Society for Dance Arts)
Student Choreography Showcase

NHSDA will again be hosting a student choreography showcase concert. All students who are enrolled in a DCM Intermediate or Advanced Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, or Ballet 4-7 classes are invited to share a piece of their own choreography in any dance style as a part of this concert!

Saturday, May 16th at 7pm
Sunday, May 17th at 1pm and 3pm

Thursday, May 14th from 8:00-9:00pm
Friday, May 15th from 4:30-9:00pm

This is a great way to be creative with your dance friends! Interested student choreographers should fill out the form below and return it to the DCM office.

Student choreographers are welcome to use DCM studio space for rehearsals when it is available. Please contact Ms. Barclay to schedule rehearsal time.

This concert is a charity fundraiser, so stay tuned for more information on how you can help our dancers support their community and make a difference!

This concert is also a charity fundraiser and this year the NHSDA Showcase dancers will donate 50% of all ticket sales to Sleep in Heavenly Peace - Harford County.

We will also be holding a raffle for items and baskets donated by local businesses and families. Raffle winners will be announced at each performance with all raffle proceeds going to benefit Sleep in Heavenly Peace to help provide bedding to children in Harford County. We are currently seeking items and services from local businesses for our raffle. Please let us know if you or anyone you know would be willing to donate!

NHSDA Chapter Meetings & Events

  • Sat. 3/21 NHSDA Meeting 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Sat. 4/25 NHSDA Meeting 4pm-5pm
  • Thurs. 5/14 NHSDA Showcase Dress Rehearsal 8pm-9pm
  • Fri. 5/15 NHSDA Showcase Dress Rehearsal 4:30pm-9pm
  • Sat. 5/16 NHSDA Showcase Warm Up 5pm
  • Sat. 5/16 NHSDA Showcase Performance 7pm
  • Sun. 5/17 NHSDA Showcase Warm Up 11:30am
  • Sun. 5/17 NHSDA Showcase Performance 1pm & 3pm
  • Sun. 5/17 NHSDA Chapter Induction Ceremony 4pm-5pm
  • Sun. 6/2 NHSDA Help with hair and makeup at Production Meeting
NHSDA Ensemble

The NHSDA Ensemble was chosen from groups throughout the state to perform at the MD Middle School Dance Showcase at the Gordon Center on Friday, April 24th at 7pm. Congratulations dancers! Click the below link for more information.

Dance Shoppe on the Boulevard has
everything you need for classes,
performances and dancer gifts!

Summer Dance 2020
DCM offers summer dance programs for students of every age. Classes are
offered in young children's programs, 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!
(Scroll to the bottom of the page for Summer info)
Musical Theater Camp

DCM is excited to announce our Musical Theater Camp for Summer 2020! Students will learn and perform the musical The Lion King !

Musical Theater Camp is open to ages 7 and up and will be held from July 11th-18th with a performance on the last day.
Disney Dance Camp

Choose one, two or all three of the following sessions:
Session 1: July 6-10
Session 2: July 13-17
Session 3: July 20-24

Ages 3-6
Cost: $195 per session

This half day camp provides children with a variety of artistic experiences and introduces them to basic musicality, loco motor skills and group movement activities. Daily dance classes in ballet, tap and jazz will open their eyes to different dance styles while child friendly crafts and games will excite their imagination! Each week is planned around a theme that includes story time, an informal performance for parents and friends, and a chance to meet themed characters. Snack is included each day.
July Evening Classes

July 6-24
Ages 7-18
Choose one, two or all three weeks. Evening dance classes run Monday through Friday and include Ballet, Pointe/Pre-Pointe, Contemporary and Jazz.

Intermediate/Advanced: Mon-Fri
1 Class: $350 - 3 wks, $120/wk, $25/day
2 Classes: $700 - 3 wks, $240/wk, $50/day

5:00-6:15 Ballet Technique
6:15-7:30 Modern/ Pointe/Pre-Pointe

Elem./Intermediate: Mon, Wed, Fri
1 Class: $210 - 3 wks, $72/wk, $25/day
2 Classes: $420 - 3 wks, $144/wk, $50/day

5:00-6:15 Ballet Technique
6:15-7:30 Jazz/Modern

*Schedule subject to change*

Ballet Chesapeake's
August Workshop

August 10-28
Ages 10-18
Choose one, two or all three weeks
Cost (for non-BC members):
$750 total, $250/wk, $50/day

4:30-6:00pm Ballet
6:15-7:30pm Pointe/ Variations

Ballet Chesapeake's August Workshop is designed for the serious professional dancer or pre-professional student at an intermediate to advanced level of training. Housing with Ballet Chesapeake is available Monday through Thursday of each week for out-of-state students. Please contact our office for more information.

Auditions for the 2020 season:
May 3. 2020
DCM Calendar
Please check the DCM School Year Calendar for information about closings and vacations as we get close to Spring Break.

3/1-3/7 -- NHSDA Dance a Difference Week
3/7 -- Winter session ends
3/9 -- Spring session begins
3/29-4/5 -- DCM Closed for Swan Lake Tech Week

4/9-4/17 -- BC at YAGP Finals in New York
4/10-4/13 -- DCM Closed for Spring Break
4/14 -- Spring session resumes
4/17-4/19 -- DCM at Universal Ballet Competition in Pittsburgh
4/20-4/23 -- Pre-Professional Ballet Conferences

5/1-5/3 -- DCM at Youth America Grand Prix in Washington, DC
5/16-5/17 -- NHSDA Showcase Weekend
5/25 -- DCM Closed for Memorial Day (BC dancers still have rehearsals)
5/30 -- Last Day of Spring Session
5/31 -- DCM Photo Day
5/31-6/6 -- DCM Closed for June Concert Tech Week

6/6 -- DCM June Concert at Bel Air High School
6/10 -- Fall registration opens

7/6-7/24 -- Disney Dance Camps & DCM Summer Classes
7/11-7/18 -- The Lion King Musical Theater Camp

8/10-8/28 --Ballet Chesapeake Workshop

9/8 -- Fall Session begins