Pointe Privates available on June 3rd, 2015 after 4:30pm

Pointe Privates available on June 3rd, 2015 after 4:30pm

Ms. Debra will be available for pointe privates, next Wednesday, June 3, after 4:30 at the studio.   Please email through the website to schedule a private.

Rehearsal cancelled for Friday April 24th 6:30 – 8:00PM

Rehearsal cancelled for Friday April 24th 6:30 – 8:00PM

Dear Dancers and Parents,

We are doing better than I expected despite the earlier recital date! Therefore, we will NOT have rehearsal this Friday, April 24th from 6:30 – 8:00. Yay!!!

We will probably still have rehearsal next Saturday, May 2 from 1:00-2:30.

Photo(this weekend) and recital schedules are available to download online: www.academyofdancearts.org

Thank you,

Ms. Debra

Recital 2015 Info – Very important please read

Recital 2015 Info – Very important please read


Recital 2015

Dear Dancers and Parents,

This is your information packet for Recital and Dress Rehearsal. Please read it carefully, and hang on to it. There will be five recitals this year; one on Saturday, May 9 at 7:00 pm, and four on Sunday, May 10.  The Sunday recitals will be at 1:00, 2:30, 4:30 and 6:00. All DRESS REHEARSALS ARE ON SATURDAY, May 9. If your child(ren) is/are in more than one recital, when you receive tickets, you will be given a ticket for each recital that they are in.(Your recital fee entitles you to 6 tickets for each recital your dancer is in.) Additional tickets this year will be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. They may be purchased at the studio, and at the door. Dress rehearsal and all performances will be held at Ridgeview High School.  If you do not need all of your tickets, it is greatly appreciated if you turn in what you will not use as seating is limited at Ridgeview. You must pay your $35 recital fee in order to receive tickets.

Please arrive for Dress Rehearsal at least fifteen minutes prior to your rehearsal time. If you are late, we cannot wait for you, and your child will miss their rehearsal!!! Please arrive with hair and make-up done, in costume. If your child is in more than one number, please check and double check that your dancer has all pieces of their costume, including appropriate tights, shoes, headdresses, accessories, etc!!!

All dancers should wear stage make-up. For Ladies – bright red lipstick, black mascara & liner, brown or gray eye shadow. Blush should be earth to red tones, no pink – it doesn’t show on stage. Gentlemen, it’s a good idea to use some bronzing powder so you don’t fade out under the lights. Also some brown pencil to define eyes & lips, no pinks or reds for gentlemen. Ladies, as many hairpins and bobby pins as it takes. You must use hair-nets. Lots of spray & gel. No wispies!!

It’s very important that all dancers be quiet backstage. You don’t want anyone making noise while you dance. Extend the same courtesy to your fellow dancers, please.

Ballet dancers should have clean, pink, non-shiny tights and shoes(except for gentleman)Ladies’ hair must be up in slick buns – no bangs, or braids!! For Big Ballet this year, the ladies have the option to wear their hair half up, half down(front pieces pulled back)or a bun.

Pre Ballet, and Pre Tap students wear pink tights.

No jewelry for recital. Leave it home, if you wear it, you will be made to take it off!

Parents are not allowed backstage. We will have a number of qualified adults, in addition to the faculty to assist students with costume changes.

Please arrive for performances at least thirty minutes prior to performance time.

Dress Rehearsal Schedule Saturday, May 9  

There are five recitals.  All dress rehearsals will be held on Saturday at Ridgeview High School.  No classes at the studio that day.

Dress Rehearsal schedule for Saturday 7:00 recital

9:00 Pointe II

Bekah Williams, Elements

9:05 Hip Hop 12 & Up(Victoria 4 to solo, Madyson 5 to Pointe I)

9:12 Salute, Julia Miller

9:15 Wednesday Pointe I

9:20 Not a Pretty Girl, Lexi Brannon

9:23  Tap II

9:30  American Woman, Victoria Jackson

9:33  Monday  Pointe I

9:40 Crazy In Love, Kyla Burwick


9:43 Viktoria, Rachael Risinger, 2 to Lyrical III

9:47 PYT(Kaelee 2 dances to change to solo costume, Allison 4 to change)

9:50 Tuesday Ballet I

9:57  Monday Lyrical III

10:05  One Less Problem, Kaelee Christian

10:08  Wednesday Lyrical III

10:15 Get Ready, Allison Wallace

10:18 Thursday Lyrical IV

10:25 Big Ballet, ALL Ballet IIA, IIB, III and IV students(end of Saturday night dress rehearsal 11:45)

Dress Rehearsal Schedule for Sunday 1:00 Recital

(this rehearsal is on Saturday, May 9 @ Ridgeview High School)

11:50  Musical Theater(Katherine Carman, Morgan Shadd 3 dances to change to Ballet I)

12:07  Friday Pre Ballet

12:13 Elephant in the Room

12:16 Friday Beginning Jazz

12:23 Wednesday Ballet I


12:30   Thursday Hip Hop 7-11(Blythe, Mary Wyatt and Daionna 4 dances to Lyrical II)

12:37   To Build A Home, Selena Nelson

12:40 Friday Beginning Ballet

12:47     Friday Pre Tap

12:55 Torn, Jamaica Lovett

12:58      Tuesday Lyrical II

End of 1:00 Dress Rehearsal


Dress Rehearsal Schedule for Sunday 2:30 Recital

(this rehearsal is on Saturday, May 9 @ Ridgeview High School)

1:05    Ready To Rock(Daionna & MW 2 to duet, 3 to Wed. Jazz III, 4 to Petit Ballet )

1:10    Monday Pre Jazz

1:17    Thursday Beginning Tap

1:24    If There Was No You

1:27    Wednesday Jazz III

2:05 Somewhere in Time

2:08     Monday Jazz III


2:15     Tuesday Tumbling(Elizabeth 3 to Jazz IIB)

2:25      More

2:28    Thursday Beginning Jazz

2:35    Not About Angels

2:38 Tuesday Jazz IIB(MW, Kaelee, Allison, Daionna, Morgan 3 to Sort Of)

2:45    Monday Pre Ballet

2:52    Smother, Ishi Daquioag

2:55    Thursday Jazz IV

3:02    Sort Of

End of 2:30 Recital Dress Rehearsal


Sunday 4:30 Recital Dress Rehearsal Schedule

(this rehearsal is on Saturday, May 9 at Ridgeview High School)

3:05    Mein Herr(Madyson 4 to duet)

3:08    Monday Beginning Ballet

3:15 Wednesday Pre Jazz

3:22 This Is Me

3:25 Thursday Tap I

3:32 Let’s Dance

3:35 Thursday Beginning Ballet

3:42 Still


3:45 Saturday Ballet I

3:52 Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

3:55 Monday Beginning Jazz

4:02 Wednesday Pre Ballet

4:10 Fever

4:13   Tuesday Jazz I

4:20 Cavalier

End of Sunday 4:30 Dress Rehearsal


Sunday 6:00 Dress Rehearsal Schedule

This rehearsal is on Saturday May 9, at Ridgeview High School

4:23 Strut Your Stuff

4:26 Kennedy Lane solo, 4 to Lyrical I

4:29     Home, Maddie, Madyson 4 to Say My Name

4:32 Saturday Pre Tap

4:39 Goodbye

4:42 Tap III

4:45 Wednesday Lyrical I

4:55 Say My Name


4:58 Friday Tumbling 4-11

5:05 Allegro Brilliante(Blythe 4 to solo, Victoria, MW, Daionna, Katie 5 to Jazz IIA)

5:08 It’s Still Rock N Roll To Me, (Brant 4 to Jazz IIA)

5:11 Shake The Devil(4 to Lost It To Trying)

5:14 Saturday Pre Ballet

5:20 Hard Knock Life

5:23 Hero

5:26 Tuesday Jazz IIA

5:30 Lost It To Trying

End of Sunday 6:00 Dress Rehearsal


If you see any problems with this recital order in regards to costume changes ONLY, please notify

Ms. Debra ASAP!!


Summer Schedule 2015

Summer Schedule 2015

Academy of Dance Arts

Summer 2015 Schedule (PDF version HERE)

Classes are Monday, June 15th  through Thursday, August 6th

Eight weeks of classes in all.


4:00-4:45       Intermediate/Advanced Tap                        4:00-4:45 Basic Ballet

4:45-5:30       Basic Tap                                                           4:45-5:45  Intermediate Ballet

5:30-6:15        Basic Jazz                                                          6:00-6:30 Pointe I

6:15-7:00        Basic Lyrical                                                      6:30-7:15  Intermediate/Advanced Lyrical

7:15-8:00  Intermediate/Advanced Jazz


4:00-5:00       Advanced Ballet

5:15-6:00        Pointe II

6:00-7:00       Intermediate Ballet

7:00-7:45`     Basic Ballet


3:20-3:50        Pre-Ballet

3:55-4:25        Pre-Tap

4:30-5:15        Intermediate/Advanced Lyrical

5:15-6:00        Intermediate/Advanced Jazz

6:00-6:45       Basic Jazz

6:00-6:45       All Boys Hip Hop

6:45-7:30       Basic Lyrical

6:45-7:45       Adult Class(Variety,Jazz,Hip Hop, Lyrical)


5:30-6:00       Mommy & Me            (ages 18 mos.-3 yrs)  4:45-5:30         Musical Theater

6:00-6:30       Pre-Jazz                                             5:30-6:15        Hip Hop 7-11

6:35-7:05        Pre-Ballet                                           6:15-7:00        Hip Hop 12 & up

7:10-7:50        Tumbling                                            7:00-8:00       Contemporary


                        Classes may be changed, added, or deleted as necessary.

A class must have a minimum of five students or it will be cancelled.

Summer Tuition for all Eight weeks:

Registration $15

30 minute class $100

45 minute class $120

60 minute class $140

Unlimited classes $500

Big Ballet Rehersals

Dear Dancers in Ballet IIA, IIB, III & IV,

We will have several extra rehearsals for the sections of recital that you do all together. You MUST attend at least one of these rehearsals, preferable more than one if you wish to be in the opening and finale. If you do not attend, you will perform your class dance, but will NOT be in the opening and finale.

We have almost fifty dancers in the Big Ballet this year, recital is earlier, so we have less time to prepare.

Here is a schedule of the extra rehearsals:

  • Saturday, March 21 1:30 – 3:30
  • Saturday April 11 1:30 – 3:30
  • Friday April 24 6:30­8:00
  • Friday May 1, Saturday May 2, Friday May 8 if necessary

Rehearsals are at the studio unless otherwise posted.

Recital Date Changes – PLEASE READ

Due to circumstances beyond our control(early renovation of theater) Recital will be May 9th and 10th rather than May 30th & 31st