Happy October! It's time to bring out the masks (the fun ones!), pumpkins, apple cider, sweaters, sweatshirts, and enjoy some crisp fresh air as we prepare for Halloween!   
It's been a busy start to the season and as we settle into the beginning of our  28th dance year and I look forward to many fun things ahead~new friends, new steps, new choreography and a new year to develop, improve and grow. My staff and I look forward to a fabulous year full of many happy memories, smiles, and lots of dancing
~Darlene Giordano Cummings
Owner/Director American Dance Academy 
Our Year Ahead

We are still taking registrations for certain classes! Please call the studio to see if we have room! Current families have received an email with our Parent/Student & Recital handbooks for all info needed for the year.
To keep up with the busy happenings, go to our website under the "Studio News" link. A complete Studio Calendar is listed there. Please note our show dates, events, holiday closings, due dates for special orders, etc.
If you have not registered but would like to, please call (302)234-9900 to see if space is available in the class you're interested in.
 Click here to go to our Studio News page

Senior Splitters
ADA SPLIT CLUB is the first week of each month!
We encourage all our dancers to practice what they learn in class, but we especially want them to work on their flexibility and that comes with continuous practice and a lot of hard work! Each month on the first week of classes we will hold a Split Club for our jazz classes and post pictures of those who make it into the club on our social media pages. Keep stretching dancers!!!  Parents- if you ever hear the words "I'm bored" you know just what to tell them to do!
Halloween Week!
October 26- 31st
Normally this is the week we wear costumes and Bring a Friend to Dance, but unfortunately with our COVID restrictions, we are unable to add more friends to most of our classes as we don't have enough "blocks." We hope to reschedule this week for another time this season. If anyone would like to try a FREE class though, please just give us a call at (302)234-9900 and we will be happy to schedule a free trial in any class that is not at capacity!  

We will allow and encourage costumes that week to all dance classes! Just be sure the dancer can move in whatever they wear. Get ready for a FUN Halloween week!

ADA goes to Artists Simply Human Dance Convention
Have you wanted to go take classes at a dance convention from world-renowned faculty from around the globe?  

We invite and encourage all registered ADA dancers age 4 & up to come to a day or two of ASH (Artist Simply Human) Dance Convention in Philadelphia PA! There will also be virtual class options. Click the link below to find out more about ASH:

Loews Philadelphia Hotel

1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
October & November Important Dates
October 2nd: Thanksgiving parade taping 4-6 for those who registered
October 26th-31th: Bring a Friend POSTPONED but everyone can wear a
costume to class this week!

November 2nd-7th: Spring Recital Costume Measurement Week
November 16th: Spring Recital Money Due (comes out automatically unless notice is given by 11/1)
November 23rd-29th: Studio Closed- Happy Thanksgiving! Be sure to watch Channel 6 on Thanksgiving Day to see the ADA dancers perform!

Get your


ADA is thrilled to carry the Zyia Activewear line and with limited people allowed in the studio, we are excited to offer this shopping experience online! Zyia is the official activewear of the Utah Jazz Dancers and many compare the Zyia brand to Lulu and Athleta ....but at a more reasonable price! Zyia uses a 4-way stretch, compression, form, fit, and comfort to design their active wear. Tops are made with an anti-microbial fabric and they carry both adult and children sizes! This page will feature new items released weekly and popular items people love and can be used to place an order.



 Warm up jackets are mandatory for our Dance Company members.
Orders are due October 14th for Christmas delivery, but can be ordered at any time.
Sample sizes are hanging at the studio until Oct 14th.
Be sure to mark "GIFT" if you do not want this given to your child.
The style will slightly change this year as this one was discontinued (see picture below). 
(order by 10/14 for Christmas delivery)

National Honor Society for Dance Arts 
ADA is happy to announce that we are a chapter of NHSDA- National Honor Society for Dance Arts.  This will allow eligible high school dancers to be recognized at graduation as a NHS student would be, along with them being able to place this on their college applications. The following are the requirements and I am happy to discuss further with anyone interested. 
~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 classOnce these requirements are met, then the following would need to be completed: 
       ~Dancer must complete NHSDA point worksheet
       ~Dancer must complete application form.  ADA will pay the fee.
       ~Dancer must submit typed dance resume
       ~Dancer must submit a typed essay under 500 words explaining why they should  be a member of NHSDA. (Please include examples of character and leadership traits that you demonstrate in dance and how it correlates to your future career goals.)
      ~Dancer must submit a copy of their report card and academic letter of recommendation.  ADA will give a copy of a dance letter of recommendation.
Audrey G (Junior Tower Hill School)
Claire W (Graduate of St Mark's High School) 
Claudia K (Graduate of St Mark's High School)
Caroline M (Graduate of Padua Academy)
Brianna W (Graduate of Cab Calloway School of the Arts)
Ashton A (Graduate Kennett High School)
Kate C (Graduate St Mark's High School)
Gabi P (Graduate of Cab Calloway School of the Arts)
Asia B (Graduate of Sanford School)
Cali C (Graduate of St Mark's High School)
Isabella M (Graduate of Archmere Academy)
Marisa P (Graduate of Delaware Military Academy)