Summer fun is in full swing at the studio! We have all kinds of information listed here and on the Important Dates page. Please make sure you read through the news to keep you up to date and informed of everything going on at PADC!
Fall Registration Is Open
Registration is open for classes. To register your child for dance, simply click on the link in the top menu titled Register and create an account or log in to sign-up. If this is your first time, please feel free to call the office, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have and get you signed up for the right classes.
PADC is offering several summer and tech camps for dancers of all ages this summer. Click the buttons at the top of the page for more information.
Boys Dance, Too!
We believe dance is for everyone! We encourage boys to try dance and follow their passion. Boys are invited to try a free class and will train in a safe, supportive environment. To add extra incentive for boys to try dance, we offer discounted rates for classes starting at only $25 a month! Contact the office for details.
Performing Arts Dance Centre participates in 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 classes at the studio will be involved and invited to participate in the themes. (Depending on the theme, combo classes and competition classes may not participate due to time constraints) Each week’s theme will be posted on the bulletin board, Facebook and website (see the Schedule page). All families should also have received a calendar of themes when they registered. To help families remember and plan accordingly, the highlighted themes on that sheet are the only ones that would require thought ahead of time (Bring-A-Friend Week, Crazy Hair, Pajama Day…)
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 or history.
PADC offers several opportunities for dancers to compete. Please visit our Competition page to see all the different teams. If your dancer is interested in competing, please call the office.
Our retail shop, Dancer's Closet, carries everything from shoes to dancewear, and accessories to PADC spirit wear for the whole family. The shop is staffed at varying hours each week. Please check the calendar on the door to see when we are open.
Just a reminder, there is no credit given for missed classes. If a student is absent from class because they are ill, has a school/family obligation, or if the weather is bad, the studio offers a make-up class. Make-up classes are the student’s responsibility and are strongly encouraged. Make-up classes must be completed within 4 weeks of the missed class. Check with your child’s teacher as to which class would be appropriate for them to join as a make-up.
Please label all dance shoes and bags with your student's name. We have a Lost-n-Found located in the front foyer under the bench. This container fills up pretty quickly with water bottles, shirts, gloves, hats and, of course, DANCE SHOES! To help reduce the number of lost shoes, please make sure you write each dancer's name on the inside of every pair.
Summer registration is still open. Classes are July 5 - August 1. Summer is a great time to try a new style of dance or try dance for the first time...that means you, too, boys! Click Schedule at the top of the page to pick a class. Click Register to enroll, or call the office for assistance.
Open House Events
Open House events will be August 6th, 13th and 20th. This is an opportunity for you to visit and tour the studio, meet the teachers, get fitted for shoes and shop our dance shop to purchase everything you need for class. Choose a date that fits your schedule the best!
We won!!! Performing Arts Dance Centre won Reader’s Choice Best Dance Studio in Delaware! Thank you to everyone who voted! PADC is lucky to have the best students and families in the area!
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.
Families are able to check their studio account through our software program, Jackrabbit. You can access it through the studio website padcdelaware.com. Click on Register/My Account from the main menu at the top of this page. This will take you to the login page where there are directions to help you log in for the first time. This 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 which classes your student is signed up for, track attendance/record absences, schedule future absences, check your current balance due, review your last payment and access many more useful tools.
Spread the word, PADC offers a fabulous referral program! To thank you for the many referrals we receive, Performing Arts Dance Centre 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 $15 off their tuition for that month. The new student will also receive $15 off their tuition for their first month. To make things even better, in addition to the $15 tuition discount you receive for each referral, for every 5 new student referrals you make, you also will receive ONE FREE COSTUME DEPOSIT! To be eligible, the new student must put your name down on the referral line when they register and must also sign up for at least 1 month of classes. Previous students do not count toward referrals. We love all our referrals and thank you for speaking so highly of Performing Arts Dance Centre to your friends and neighbors! We appreciate it!!