2019 Summer Schedule

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Academy of Dance Arts

Summer 2019 Schedule

Classes are Monday, June 17th  through Thursday, August 8th

Eight weeks of classes in all.

              Classes scheduled for Thursday, July 4th will be held on Friday, July 5th.



3:00-3:30       Pre Tap                                               4:05-5:05 Intermediate Ballet

3:35-4:05        Pre Ballet                                            5:15-5:45 Pointe I

6:00-6:45       Int./Adv. Tap                                     5:45-6:30  Basic Ballet

6:45-7:30       Basic Tap                                           


4:00-5:00       Advanced Ballet                                4:30-5:15 Basic Jazz

5:15-6:00        Pointe II                                             5:15-6:00  Basic Lyrical       

6:00-7:00       Intermediate Ballet                           6:00-7:00  Advanced Jazz

7:00-8:00       Company Technique II                                

8:00-8:45       Int./Adv. Lyrical                               


4:00-4:45       Basic Ballet                                                               

4:45-5:30       Basic  Jazz                                                     

5:30-6:15        Basic Lyrical

6:15-7:00        Hip Hop I

7:00-7:45       Hip Hop II


4:00-4:45       Int./Adv.  Lyrical                              

4:45-5:30       Intermediate Jazz                                        

5:30-6:15        Company Technique I                       6:15-7:00        Musical Theater

6:15-6:45        Pre Ballet                                                                                           

6:50-7:20       Pre Jazz                                                                                   

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

Discounts available for multiple classes

Recital 2019


Recital 2019

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 three recitals this year; one on Saturday, May 18 at 7:00
pm, and two on Sunday, May 19. The Sunday recitals will be at 1:30, and 4:30. All
School.(no classes at studio that day) 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 Westwood 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 Westwood. Your account
must be current, all tuition, costumes, and $40 recital fee paid in order to receive
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!!! Please have your
child’s name on their dance bag, whether written or pinned on. Have their names on
their shoes and costume pieces as well. We will NOT be running company numbers or
solos during dress rehearsal unless there is a time slot before the number. Have your
costumes there in case the lighting tech needs to see one for lighting, but be in your class
costumes for dress rehearsal, not company costumes.
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. All Ladies, hair in slick unparted low buns, as many hairpins and bobby
pins as it takes. You must use hair-nets. Lots of spray & gel. No wispies!!
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!! Pre Ballet, and
Pre Tap students wear pink tights. If you have a quick change that involves different
color tights, for example tan to pink(jazz to ballet)or vice versa, underdress. Wear the
second pair of tights underneath the first. There are a LOT of quick changes this year.
No jewelry for recital. Leave it home, if you wear it, you will be made to take it off!
NO nail polish!
Parents are not allowed backstage. We will have a number of qualified adults, in addition
to the faculty to assist students with costume changes. Stay in the audience and enjoy

your child’s performance. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to recital. If for some reason
the previous recital is still going on, you must wait in the lobby until the current recital is
over, and those students are dismissed to check in.

Saturday May 18th

Dress Rehearsal schedule for Saturday, May 18 th 7:00 recital

9:00 Pointe I
9:10 Maddie Sellers Tchaikovsky Pas
Kaelee Christian, Road Less Wandered
9:10 Pointe II
Victoria Cotton solo
9:20 Pointe III
I’m Still Standing, Brant Miller solo
9:25 Taylor Barnes solo
9:30 Tap III
9:40 Lyrical III
9:45 Lyrical IV
Charlie Brown, Grown Woman
9:50 Jazz III

Mona MacNevin, I’m In Here
9:55 Jazz IV
10:00 Big Ballet, Swan Lake, Act II, Ballet IIA, IIB, III & IV(hopefully finished by or
before 11:30)
End of Dress Rehearsal for Saturday, 7:00 Recital

Dress Rehearsal Schedule for
Sunday 1:30 Recital

11:45 Variations on a Rococo Theme, Emma 3 to Teen Lyrical, Blythe 4 to solo
11:50 Monday Pre Tap
12:00 Thursday, Lyrical I, Lily 3 to Friday Jazz I
12:08 Saturday, Beginning Jazz
Carry You, Teen Lyrical
Blythe Davis, Feeling Good
12:15 Friday Jazz I
12:23 Wednesday, Lyrical IIB
12:30 Tumbling, Maddie Grove 4 to Musical Theater
Here Comes The Sun, Maddie 1 to assist Saturday, Beginning Ballet, warm up suit over
tap costume? Kaitlyn, Mari 3 to Musical Theater
Lauren Bloss Jealous
12:40 Saturday, Beginning Ballet, Regan H. 1 to Musical Theater

12:50 Monday Pre Ballet
1:00 Musical Theater
1:10 Wednesday, Jazz IIB, Maddie G. 3 to Ballet I
Mari Felder, I’m The Greatest Star
Burning Up, Teen Jazz, Alani, Lauren, Tatiyana 2 to Hip Hop, Emma 3 to solo
Allison Wallace, Wanderlust
1:20 Friday, Ballet I, Lily 2 to solo
1:27 Hip Hop 12 & up, Mary Wyatt, Blythe 2 to Historians
Emma Linfert, Sugar Cane
Lily MacNevin, Somewhere Only We Know
End of Dress Rehearsal for Sunday 1:30 Recital

Dress Rehearsal Schedule for Sunday 4:30 Recital

Passacaglia, Pointe trio
1:35 Thursday, Tap II, Victoria C. 3 to Trolls, Campbell, Mari, Mona, Tatiyana, Kaitlyn,
Savannah, Selah 4 to Get Up Offa….
Harper & Lauren Salute, 3 to Get Up Offa….
1:45 Tuesday Ballet I, Emma 2 to Get Up
1:53 Monday, Beginning Jazz

Get Up Offa That Thing
Soul Not For Sale
Through The Eyes of A Child, Keira 5 to Jazz I
2:00 Monday, Beginning Tap, Ava Garland, Zion Davis 3 to Hip Hop
2:10 Thursday, Lyrical IIA, Kaitlyn, Mari, Campbell, Corinna, Madison G. 2 to Hip Hop
Tatiyana James, Got It
Mary Wyatt Johnson solo
2:20 Hip Hop 6 – 11, Kaitlyn and Savannah 1 to Fantasy
2:30 Tuesday, Jazz I
Little Bit Too Much, Jr. Jazz
2:40 Thursday, Tap I, Emily McFarland 2 to Lyrical I
2:50 Thursday, Jazz IIA, 4 to Queendom
3:00 Monday, Beginning Ballet
3:10 Tuesday, Lyrical I, Keira 2 to Queendom
Selah Wright, Baby I’m a Star, 1 to Queendom
3:20 Saturday Pre Ballet, Campbell and Mary Wyatt wear Queendom costumes
End of 4:30 Recital

Please welcome our new Musical Theater teacher!

Please welcome our new Musical Theater teacher!

Kathryn Seppamaki has been active onstage in Columbia for more than two decades and has been recently seen onstage at Town Theatre in Nice Work if You Can Get It (Duchess) and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Muriel). She has more than twenty years of experience working as a choir director and made her debut as a musical director at Town Theatre in August of 2016. She has since also musically directed Elf Jr., Peter Pan Jr. and A Christmas Carol at Town Theatre. She has been teaching voice privately for more than 20 years and currently has students performing on Broadway, Disney and professionally around the world.

Welcome to our newest instructor Alyssa Stephens

Welcome to our newest instructor Alyssa Stephens

Alyssa Stephens began her dance career in Columbia under the direction of Debbie Spivey at Footnotes.  She later danced at The Center for Dance Education and with Carolina Ballet under Mimi Worrell.  She attended Palmetto Center for the Arts Dance Program at Richland Northeast High School, directed by Nicole Czekalski, participating in both PCA dance and theater productions.  She has taught at Footnotes, and the Center for Dance Education.   She attends USC where she is a Chemistry major, with a minor in Dance.  We are happy to have Alyssa join the ADA staff.

Meet our newest faculty member Marles Badillo!

Marles Badillo
Marles Badillo

 Marles Badillo is an ADA alumna, and former member of the ADA Competing Company.  She earned her degree in Early  Childhood Education from USC, and is a kindergarten teacher in Richland Two.  We are thrilled to have our former long time  student return as a faculty member.  Her love for children, and long dance experience make her a valued addition to the ADA  staff.