The weather is warm, and the studio is filled with the excitement of preparing for the recitals on June 8-9. Here is all the latest news and information from the studio to help keep you in the loop.

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Class times have changed! Students are to come to their new combined class time.

Practice group A 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Monday Classes: Combo 2, SN, Hippety Hop, Jazz 1, Tap 1, Ballet 1, Mini All Stars and jazz 2 will meet on Monday, May 21 and June 4.
Tuesday Classes: Daytime Combo 1, tap 1 (Tues./Thurs.), Gym 1, (Mon.), Ballet 1 (Tues.), Lyrical 1, Mini Hip Hop (Tues./Sat.), Jr. All Stars and Pointe will meet on Tuesday, May 22 and May 29
Wednesday Classes: Combo 1 (Wed./Sat.), Hippety Hop, Mini Hip Hop, Mini All Stars, Mini Elite Ballet, Lyrical 1, Mini Elite and Mini Elite/Jr. All Star Hip Hop will meet on Wednesday, May 23 and May 30
Thursday Classes: Combo 2 (Sat.), Combo 2 (Thurs.), Jazz 1 (Thurs./Sat.), Ballet 1 (Sat.), tap 2, Jazz 2, Ballet 2 (Wed./Thurs.) and Pointe will meet on Thursday, May 24 and 31.

Practice Group B 6:45 – 8:30 pm
Monday Classes: Mini Elite, Jazz 3, Gym 2/3 & 3/4, Jr. Hip Hop, Teen Tap and Jr. All Stars will meet on Monday, May 21 and June 4
Tuesday Classes: Teen Jazz (Mon./Tues.), Lyrical 3/4, Jr. Hip Hop (Tues./Wed.), Jr. Elite, Sr. Elite,  and Adult Hip Hop will meet on Tuesday, May 22 and May 30
Wednesday Classes: Jazz 5/6, Tap 4 (Wed./Thurs.), Ballet 3 (Tues./Wed.), Jazz 3, Tap 3 (Tues./Wed.), Jazz 4, Elite Ballet Co., Jr./Sr. Elite Hip Hop and Pointe will meet on Wednesday, May 23 and May 30
Thursday Classes: Ballet 3/4, Lyrical 2, Modern 1, Teen Ballet (Tues./Thurs.), Teen Lyrical (Tues./Thurs.), Ballet 4/5, Modern 2, Sr. Co. Tap and Sr. Hip Hop (Mon./Thurs.) will meet on Thursday, May 24 and May 31

Production will meet Saturday, May 26 from 9:30 am 1:00 pm and Saturday, June 2 from 9:30 am – noon.

These combined classes are to prepare the students for dancing in front of an audience. This will help minimize stage fright and allow them to dance to their full potential on stage. We also will be practicing the finale during these times. Please make sure younger students go the bathroom before class begins. Parents, you do not need to stay unless you want. It will be crowded, so please leave plenty of time for parking an/or drop off.

Dress Rehearsals

Dress Rehearsals are Tuesday, June 5, Wednesday, June 6 and Thursday, June 7 at Chappelear Drama Center at OWU.
If you are in the Friday show, your dress rehearsal will start promptly at 5:15 pm on Tuesday
If you are in the noon show, your dress rehearsal will start promptly at 7:00 pm on Tuesday
If you are in the 2:00 pm show, your dress rehearsal will start promptly at 5:15 pm on Wednesday
If you are in the 4:00 pm show, your dress rehearsal will start promptly at 7:00 pm on Wednesday
If you are in the 6:00 pm show, your dress rehearsal will start promptly at 5:15 on Thursday

Students are to be dressed and ready to dance 15 minutes before the start of your show. If you are late, you could miss your dance. All dances will run only one time unless there is a staging, sound or lighting check. Students and parents are to wait in the audience. When you are in the auditorium, you must sit with your class. All dancers and siblings must have parental  supervision at all times and should be sitting down quietly. No running around the theater. Absolutely no food or drink in the theater. Dancers will then be called up on the stage for their number. Please check all parts of their costume prior to dress rehearsal. Make sure they have the right color tights and shoes. All dancers are to wear stage make-up and have their hair sprayed in the correct style for their class. Stage make-up includes foundation, powder, blush, black eyeliner, eye shadow, black mascara and red lipstick. No bangs. No jewelry. No gum. (Combo kids can have bangs as long as they are trimmed 3/4 of an inch above their eyebrow.) Combo kids also need to have light make-up: foundation, powder (you can often find this in a combo like Bare Minerals), blush, eye shadow and lipstick. Parents, during your child’s dance on stage, if you notice that stage lighting is making them look washed out, put more make-up on them for the recital. You can take photos and video during dress rehearsals only. Dancers who are in more than one number, make sure you have all of your costumes laid out and change in the quick change room located on stage left.

Summer Classes

Summer classes will run June 20-July 19. This is a great opportunity to try a new class. Classes fill up quickly, so check with the office for a schedule. No registration fee for summer!

Fall Registration

Fall registration will be opening in July. Please check the Schedule page for Class Schedules.

Competition Teams

PADC offers a number of competition teams for dancers. If you think your dancer may be interested in competing, please check with the front desk to learn more.

Lost -n-Found

Please label all dance shoes and bags with student’s name. The studio does have a lost and found bin in the waiting room. It fills up pretty quick with sippy cups, water bottles, shirts, pants, gloves, hats and, of course, DANCE SHOES! To help reduce the number of lost shoes, make sure you write the student’s name on the inside of each shoe! Any items not claimed by recital time each June will be disposed of or donated.

Recital Information

Recital dates are Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th at the Chappelear Drama Center on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus. Students are to be dropped off for check-in using the outside stage door on the southeast side of the building 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Dancers need to be signed in and are to go downstairs to their dressing room and sit with the rest of their class and wait until it is time to get lined up. Whichever parent signs the child in will need to sign the child out. Younger students are encouraged to bring some type of quiet, sit down activities like Barbies, books, coloring books/crayons. No markers, playdoh or jump ropes. Make sure everything your dancer brings is labeled with their name or initials (especially costume parts and dance shoes). Please do not bring anything valuable. If you child is in more than one number, make sure you have all of their costume parts that they will need for their next dance put together and labeled with their name, class and what number in the show their dance falls. Absolutely no food or drinks backstage! Make sure all students have gone to the bathroom before you drop them off so they don’t miss their time on stage. House doors will open 20 minutes before the start of the show. Parents are to remain in the audience until after the finale when the parent who signed them in may come backstage to sign your child out. Combo kids will remain on the stage after final curtain and may be picked up on stage instead of in the dressing room. Please send only one family member to go back to the dressing room to retrieve their shoes and belongings. No flash photos or videos are permitted. You will receive a video of the performance with your recital fee. Under no circumstances are dancers permitted in the audience during the recital. They must remain backstage until the finale.

Recital Hair and Underwear

Please make sure your dancer’s hair is neatly secured in the correct hairstyle. Use lots of hairspray and bobby pins.
High Pony Tail: All Gym, Hippety Hop, Mini/Jr. Hip Hop, Jazz 1-3, Tap 1-3, Teen Jazz, Teen Tap, Combo 2
High Bun: All Ballet, All Lyrical, All Modern, Jazz 4-6, Tap 4-6, Sr. Hip Hop, All-Stars, Sr./Jr. Elite, Teen Co.
Half up (front and sides of hair in a small pony tail on top, back left down): Combo One

Please remember girls, no underwear. Your tights are your underwear. This applies to all dancers.

Recital Vitals

The studio is in need of parent volunteers to help backstage with the children and front of the house passing out programs. Parent volunteers will not need a ticket. If you are interested in helping, please see Ann in the office.

All tuition, costume fees, and recital fee must be paid before the recital. Just a reminder that June’s tuition is half of your usual monthly payment.

Directions to the Chappelear Drama Center from the studio: Go east on William Street to Liberty Street. Turn right on Liberty to Park Ave. Chappelear Drama Center will be on your left on the corner or Park and Washington. The stage entrance is located at the back of the building off of park Avenue.

The recital fee is now $35. This fee helps cover the cost of the professional videographer. Every family will receive a video download of the recital. PADC is excited to be using an online ticketing system and will have reserved seating. This will cut back on huge wait lines to get into the theater. You should’ve received a link in your email about purchasing recital tickets. Anyone age 2 and older will need a ticket. The house will be completely cleared out between shows. As long as shows don’t sell out, tickets will be available at the door on the day of the show for $14. Just a reminder, because of the reduced recital fee, no tickets are included. You can now choose the seats you want for the shows you will be attending and be able to sit with family and friends.

Descendants Dance Camp

Come share in the fun and excitement at PADC’s Summer Descendants Dance Camp June 18-21! Children will explore different styles of dance like ballet, tap and jazz while also participating in a variety of activities such as gymnastics, arts and crafts and make-up. Camp runs Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and the cost is $85.00. Open to children 5-8 years old. All campers need to bring a water bottle and a packed lunch. At the end of camp on Thursday, there will be a class presentation for the parents at 12:45. Sign-up at the studio today! Space is limited.


To make things easier for our parents, the studio offers an autopay option for tuition and costumes. This is a free service, and you can have it drafted from any VISA, Mastercard or check card. This is a stress free alternative so you don’t have to worry about remembering to make the payment and also guarantees you will never receive a late fee. Please check with the office if you are interested.

Shoe Donations

Wondering what to do with outgrown dance shoes? Donate them to the studio! We keep a variety of sizes and styles in our “Spare Pair” shoe stock. These donated shoes are used for when children forget their shoes, a new student is trying a class out, or if they ordered new shoes but they just haven‘t arrived yet. The studio is in need of several larger sizes of tap, ballet and jazz shoes. If interested in donating shoes, check with the office as to what size we still need.

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