We are getting ready and excited for our annual recital June 7-8 at the Chappelear Center on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University.  Read below for all of the latest information, news and updates at the studio.

Combined Class Schedules

To help prepare for our recital, beginning May 20, dancers will attend combined classes in place of regularly scheduled classes. Here is the new schedule:

Practice Group A: 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Monday Classes: SN, Combo 2, Tap 1, Hippety Hop, Tap 2, Jazz 2 and Mini Hip Hop (4:00) will meet on Monday, May 20 and June 3.
Tuesday Classes: Combo 1 (Mon.), Combo 2 (Sat.), Jazz 1, Mini Hip Hop, Mini All Stars, Mini Elite and Squad will meet Tuesday, May 21 and May 28
Wednesday Classes: Combo 1 (Wed./Sat.), Combo 2 (Wed.), Tap 1, Ballet 1 (Wed./Sat.), Ballet 2, Lyrical 1 and Modern 1 will meet Wednesday May 22 and May 29
Thursday Classes: Jazz 1, Ballet 1, Hippety Hop, Tap 2, Jazz 2, Ballet 2 (Mon./Thurs.) and Mini Hip Hop will meet on Thursday May 23 and May 30

Practice Group B: 6:45 – 8:30 PM
Monday Classes: Mini Hip Hop (5:00), Tap 3 (Mon./Tues.), Jazz 3, Teen Jazz 1, Teen Jazz 2, Teen Ballet 1/2 (Mon./Wed.), Jr. Hip Hop (5:45) and Jr. Hip Hop (7:15) will meet on Monday May, 20 and June 3
Tuesday Classes: Jazz 3, Lyrical 1, Lyrical 2, Teen Tap (Mon./Tues.), Jr. Elite Tap/Jazz/Lyrical, Teen Elite Tap/Jazz and Sr. Elite Tap/Jazz will meet on Tuesday, May 21 and May 28
Wednesday Classes: Pointe (all), Teen Lyrical (Wed./Thurs.), Teen Modern, Modern 3, Jr. Hip Hop, Sr. Hip Hop (M/W)Sr. Co. Tap and Teen Co. Tap will meet on Wednesday, May 22 and May 29
Thursday Classes: Acro 1/2 and 1 (M/Tu/Th), Acro 2/3 (Thurs.), Acro 3/4 (Mon), Ballet 3 (Mon/Tu/Thurs.), Jazz 4, Ballet 4 (Tu/Thurs.), Modern 2, A team, Teen Elite Lyrical and Sr. Elite Lyrical will meet Thursday, May 23 and May 30

Production, Pointe (All), Jr. Ballet Co., Sr. Ballet Co. and Elite Contemporary Co. will meet Saturday May 25 from 9:30 – 1:00 and Saturday, June 1 from 9:30 – 12:00.




Princess Dance Camp

If you have a budding dancer age 5-8, come share the fun and excitement at Princess Dance Camp! Children ages 5-8 will explore tap, ballet and jazz while participating in a variety of activities such as gymnastics, arts and crafts and make-up. On the Thursday of your dancer’s session, families are invited to come to the studio at 12:45 PM for a special performance.

There are two sessions from which to choose. Session 1 is June 10-13 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the studio. Session 2 is July 29-August 1 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the studio. Cost for each session is $85. All campers need to bring a water bottle and a packed lunch each day. Space is limited. Call 740-368-8800 now to register!

Summer Classes

Registration is open for summer classes for all ages. Summer is a great time to try new classes before a new dance season starts. Summer session runs July 9-August 1. Check out the summer schedule here on the website, and call the office to register!

Studio Themes

Something new that the studio is starting this year are monthly and weekly themes. This is a fun way to incorporate different topics, points of interest and fun days that the students will look forward to. All the classes at the studio will be involved and participate in the themes. Check the bulletin board and Facebook to learn what the theme of the week is.

Dress Code

Appropriate dance shoes and dance attire must be worn in all classes. All students must wear studio brand dance shoes. The studio also sells a variety of leotards, tights, skirts and dance bags. Absolutely no street shoes allowed in the classrooms.

Ballet: Solid color leotard, pink tights, pink Revolution ballet shoes. hair must be in a bun. Ballet 3-6 and pointe must wear a black leotard.

Tap, Jazz, Lyrical and Modern: Any style leotard, tights, leggings, dance top or shorts and appropriate shoes. Check for class color and style.

Hip Hop: Proper dancewear or a tight fitting t-shirt and shorts/pants and black hip hop shoes. No jeans.

Combo Classes: Any style leotard and tights, pink ballet shoes. Combo 2 also needs black tap shoes.

Gymnastics: Any style leotard and tights or biketard. Must wear black gymnastics shoes.




Our lost-n-found runneth over with all kinds of items. Please check the bins under the bench in the front foyer for missing items. There happens to be a lot of dance shoes in there right now. Please remember to label all dance shoes and bags with student’s name. If not claimed, these items will be donated after the June recital.

Missed Classes

There is no credit given for missed classes. If a student misses a class because of illness, family/school obligation or if the weather is bad, the studio will offer a make-up class. Make-up classes are the student’s responsibility and are strongly encouraged. Students have four weeks to make-up the class that they missed. Check with your child’s teacher or the front desk as to which class would be appropriate for them to join for the make-up.

Recital Information

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

The studio is in need of parent volunteers:
We need help both backstage with the children and front of house passing out programs. Each combo class will need at least two moms to stay with the group backstage. All classes with 5-9 year olds will need at least one parent per class to be backstage with them. Please consider helping to make your child’s recital be the best it can be. Remember, if you volunteer, you will still see your child dance on stage at dress rehearsal and at the recital from the wings, and you don’t need to buy a ticket.

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. Any student’s account that is past due will not be allowed to participate in the dress rehearsal or the recital.

There is a recording fee of $30. After May 10, the fee is $35. This fee helps pay for a professional videographer to record each performance. Each family receives a video download of the recital.

Recital Hair

Please make sure your child’s hair is secured neatly in the correct hairstyle. Use lots of hairspray and bobby pins.

High Pony Tail: Combo 2, All Acro, Hippety Hop, Mini Hip Hop, Jazz 1-2, Tap 1-2 and Mini All Stars
High Bun: Ballet 1-2
Low Bun: Ballet 3-6, All Lyrical, All Modern, Jazz 3-4 and Teen,  Tap 3-4 and Teen, Squad, A team and Elite Teams
Low Pony Tail: Jr. Hip Hop and Sr. Hip Hop
Half Up Combo 1 (Front and sides of hair in a small pony tail on top and back remains down)

If you have costumes that require different color tights, put your tan tights on first and layer others on top.

Girls…no underwear. Your tights are your underwear!

Account Login

Families are now able to check their studio account through our software program, Studio Director. You can access it from the main menu here on the studio website. Click on Account Login. That will open in a new tab. The first time you log on, click Forgot Password, and that will walk you through setting up a login with the email you have on file with the studio. That is very important – if you use a different email than what the studio has on file, it will not work. Once you are logged in, you can see your student’s class list, your current balance due, balance due within 30 days and also your last payment.


PADC is on Facebook! Check out the studio’s page to stay up to date with everything that’s going on, and stay connected with fellow dancers. Helpful reminders, announcements, pictures and videos are posted regularly as well as fun trivia and history.

Student Referrals

Spread the word, PADC offers a fabulous referral program. To thank you for the many referrals we receive, PADC would like to reward those clients who pass along our good name to their friends and neighbors. Any current student who refers someone new to our studio for classes will receive $10 off their tuition for that month. The new student also will receive $10 off their tuition for the first month. To make things even better, every five new student referrals you make, you also will receive a FREE COSTUME DEPOSIT, in addition to your $10 tuition discount for that month. To be eligible, the new student must write your name down on the referral line of our registration card and sign up for at least one month of classes. Previous students do not count toward referrals. We love all of our referrals and thank you for speaking so highly of PADC to your friends and neighbors. We appreciate it!


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 credit card 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.