It's November, the month of Thanksgiving and a time to reflect on everything we are thankful for. 
*We had a wonderful and very fun "Bring A Friend Week" and appreciate all the referrals for ADA to your friends!    
*Special thanks to all our current and past ADA students and families because without your support we would not be celebrating 27 years in business!

*Thank you to the wonderful staff of ADA for their continued desire and effort to help our dancers improve and become the best they can. They are not only teachers but positive role models, mentors and motivators!    
Thank you all for your happy energy and I look forward to even more fun times ahead!!   
Darlene Giordano Cummings
Owner/Director American Dance Academy 

Register now to hold you spot!!  Space is limited!!

Join us for a fun way to kick off your Thanksgiving & Christmas season! 
ADA is celebrating the holiday season and our Senior Interns who asssisted with all aspects of the show cannot wait to share their favorite memories of Christmas!  
  You will be dazzled and thoroughly entertained by our extraordinary dancers!  It's a wonderful show for both the old and the young!  Our dancers take us on many celebrations of the Christmas season with a special finale piece choreographed by a former Rockette, Miss Purdie Baumann!  You will laugh, want to get up and dance, and tear up with joy celebrating this wonderful season with us!!
The show is held at Tatnall School  
Saturday, November 23rd 
at 1:30 PM or 4:00 PM
You can have FREE visit with Santa after the show so bring your cameras!!
 Tickets are $18 pre-purchased or $20 at the door.   Current students not in the show can purchase a $10 ticket (online only) by putting in the code "FirstnameLastname"
Seats are reserved and not general admission
*Purchase 10 tickets for one show through Tututix and receive 1 FREE!

SPRING Recital Costumes
Measurements of all dancers will be the week of November 1st-6th.  Costume fees will come out of accounts on November 15th.  If your dancer will not participating, please send a note in by November 1st so we do not measure your child, or post a charge to your account. 
Our annual recital is on May 8th & 9th  
at St Mark's High School.  

Closing Procedure
The studio will not necessarily close for snow/bad weather days regardless if area schools are closed. Closings will be sent
via e-mail within one hour of the scheduled class and posted on our Instagram & Facebook accounts. You are entitled to a makeup if we close the studio due to weather.  It is encouraged but not required.
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Special Notes
Hip Hop Dancers:
As a reminder shoes for Hip Hop are not to be worn outside as they drag lots of dirt into our dance rooms especially during the rainy and snowy season. Please be sure that the sneakers worn for Hip Hop are worn ONLY for class and not outside.  Attire should be comfortable clothing with sweat pants over the knee as they do floor work.  Any colors are allowed.  Think FUNKY!  
Ballet Dancers:  
The only top allowed to be worn is a ballet sweater.  Sweatshirts etc are not allowed in ballet class as teachers cannot see the lines necessary for proper technique.  Think FITTED.  Leg warmers and fitted dance sweater leggings are also allowed.  

High school dancers:  Join the ADA Chapter of the National Honor Society of Dance Arts!
Once the criteria below are met, please contact Miss Darlene
at DANCEatADA@comcast.net for info on volunteer points and essay requirements.
~Dancer must be in 9th-12th grade
~Dancer must have & maintain a 3.2 or higher 
~Dancer must be studying dance for minimum of 7 hours a week at ADA and maintain attendance and commitment in class
November 1st: Holiday Show Online ticket sales

November 1st: ASH registration forms due for non-company members

November 2nd Dance Company Butter Braid orders due

November 2nd-7thSpring Recital Costume Measurement Week

November 16th-Spring Recital Money Due-comes out automatically unless a note is given by 11/1

November 16th- New 5-week Saturday adult ballet class begins 

November 17th- Holiday Show Dry Run (for those in the show) at ADA from 1-3:30

November 19th- Butter Braids will be delivered to ADA. Dance company pickup is at 6 PM

Nov 20th: ADA Dance Co Makeup Kit online orders due by today

Nov 22nd:  Holiday Show Dress Rehearsal for those participating in the show at Tatnall School 5 PM

Nov 23rd:  Holiday Show at Tatnall School 1:30 & 4:00

November 27th-30th:  Studio Closed (except for optional Master Class with Braham Logan Crane)-Happy Thanksgiving!

November 29th- Master Class with Braham Logan Crane for ages 12 & up from 12-1:30 PM.  Pre-registration required

December is Holiday Spirit Month! Wear dance attire in Red/Green or Blue/White the entire month
December 23rd-Jan 1st:  Studio Closed-Winter Break-Happy Holidays!
January 2nd: Classes resume after Holiday Break.