Studio Calendar
2021 - 2022 season

July and August 2021

July 17 Dance Company auditions (ages 9 and up)

August 15  Open House. 1:00pm-5:00pm. Join us to celebrate the kickoff to Season 10! Enjoy free classes, crafts, special offers, in person registration, dancewear sales, and more.

August 16 - 25 Complimentary 15 minute dancer placement evaluations for returning and new students. Click here soon to reserve your 15 minute slot. These are for dancers age 7 and up who were NOT enrolled in Summer or Winter/Spring 2021 session and need to know what they should enroll in for Fall.

August 16 - August 25 Company Choreography Week

August 20  Elburn Days Parade, 6:00pm. More info soon!

August 20 - 22 Elburn Days festival. Visit our booth all weekend! Make n Take crafts, giveaways, and more.

August 21 Performance Troupe auditions. Ages 8 and under 10:00-11:00am, Ages 9-11 11:00am-12:00pm, Ages 12 and up 12:15-1:15pm

August 21  Dance Company auditions (Ages 8 and under). 1:30-2:30pm

August 28 Student Leadership Academy training from 1:00-2:30pm Click here for an application to submit by 8/20

August 30  First day of Fall session

September 2021

Give Back: Campout from Cancer http://www.campoutfromcancer.com/

Theme WeekWear yellow for Childhood Cancer Awareness

Pre-School program theme: Disney Divine

September 6 Studio holiday. No classes, studio closed

September 12 Performance Troupe Team kickoff at the studio. 1:00pm. 

September 12 Dance Company Team kickoff and photoshoot. 5:00pm. Location TBD

September 13-18 Monthly theme week and give back week! Wear yellow or gold in honor of childhood cancer awareness and bring a monetary donation for Campout from Cancer.

September 20 Storytime at Town and Country Library in Elburn, 1:00pm. CLICK HERE

September 24 Pop up Camp: "Girls Night!" 6:00pm (pickup between 8:00-8:30pm). Dancers age 6-10 are invited to join us for a fun night of all the girly things! Fun hairstyle tutorials (learn how to do a bun yourself!), crafts, games, nail art, girl empowerment, pizza...and more! Drop your dancer off for a night of fun while you get some shopping done or a kid-free night out on the town. $25 per dancer. Register in the parent portal here!

September 25 Pop up Camp: "Disney Divine" 5:00pm (pickup between 7:00-7:30pm). Dancers age 3-6 are invited to join us for a fun Disney themed camp while YOU enjoy some time to yourself for shopping or date night! Crafts, games, pizza...and more! We will even be decorating our very own Mickey ears. $25 per dancer. Register in the parent portal here!

October 2021

Give Back: Dancers Against Cancer https://imadanceragainstcancer.org/

Theme Week: Halloween costumes

Pre-School program theme: Pumpkin Palooza

October 18 Storytime at Town and Country Library in Elburn, 1:00pm. CLICK HERE

Friday October 22 Pop up Camp: "Halloween Boo-Bash" 6:00pm (pickup between 8:00-8:30pm). Dancers age 7 - 10 are invited to join us for a Halloween themed party! Come in costume and get ready for an endless night of Halloween themed fun. Costume contest, scavenger hunt, dancing, crafts, pizza, and so much more. $25 per dancer. Register in the parent portal here

Saturday October 23   Pop up Camp: "Halloween Boo-Bash"  1:30-3:30pm. Dancers age 4-6 are invited to join us for a Halloween themed party! Come in costume and get ready for an afternoon of Halloween themed fun. Costume contest, scavenger hunt, dancing, crafts, pizza, and so much more. $25 per dancer. Register here

October 25-30 Monthly theme week and give back week! Wear your Halloween costumes and bring a monetary donation for Dancers Against Cancer. Purchase a "hope ribbon" to add to our Wall of Hope.

Saturday October 30 Trunk or Treat for Special Needs  Thank you Recess Therapy and Rising Lights Project for inviting us to participate in this amazing event at Geneva Commons from 11:00am-1:00pm. Click here for info

November 2021

Give Back: Honor Flight Chicago https://www.honorflightchicago.org/

Theme Week: Red, White, Blue

Pre-School program theme: Turkey Trot

Friday November 5   My hero 'n Me Dinner Fundraiser. Thank you for your service. Dancers are invited to bring their favorite Veteran (whether it's Dad, Grandpa, whoever!) to the studio for a dinner and presentation from Honor Flight Chicago. Tickets.$25 per couple (dancer and veteran), $15 will go directly to Honor Flight Chicago (the rest covers studio costs including dinner that will be provided). Register here

November 8 - 13 Monthly theme week and give back week! Wear your red, white, and blue and bring a monetary donation for Honor Flight Chicago. We encourage dancers and their favorite Veteran to attend our Hero n Me dinner fundraiser on Nov. 5.

Friday November 12   Pop up Camp: "Turkey Trot"  6:00pm (pickup between 8:00-8:30pm). Dancers age 7-10 are invited to join us for a Fall themed evening full of fun, games and crafts! Pizza included. $25 per dancer. Register here

Saturday November 13 Pop up Camp: "Turkey Trot"  1:30-3:30pm. Dancers age 4-6 are invited to join us for a Fall themed day full of fun, games and crafts! Pizza included. $25 per dancer. Register here

November 15 Storytime at Town and Country Library in Elburn, 1:00pm. CLICK HERE

November 23-27 Studio holiday. No classes, studio closed.

December 2021

Give Back: Becca's Legacy http://www.beccaslegacy.org/

Theme Week: Christmas Cheer

Pre-School program theme: Nutcracker Suite

Wednesday December 1 Winter/Spring 2022 Session registration opens for current* students (*current student is someone who is enrolled in the Fall 2021 Session)

Saturday December 4 Winter/Spring 2022 Session registration opens for NEW students

Friday December 10 DDA presents "The Strolling Nutcracker." 6-8pm in downtown St. Charles. Click here to learn moremore

Sunday December 12 Pop up Camp: Nutcracker Tea Time 10am-12pm (arrive starting at 9:45am). Dancers age 3-7 will enjoy a party to celebrate the holiday season and every dancer’s favorite part about Christmas…The Nutcracker! Come in your favorite party dress or ballet costume. We will enjoy a "tea" party, snacks, crafts, and more.

Special appearances by "The Strolling Nutcracker" lead characters. Register here

December 13 - 18 Monthly theme week and give back week! Wear your favorite Christmas flair and colors, and bring a donation for the annual Becca's Legacy Toy Drive.

Saturday December 18 Last day of the Fall 2021 class session. Have a great holiday! Don't forget to register for your Winter/Spring 2022 classes.

 

January 2022

Give Back: Lazarus House https://lazarushouse.net/

Theme Week: Crazy Hair Week

Pre-School program theme this month: Winter Wonderland

Monday January 10  First day of Winter/Spring 2022 Class Session

January 24 - 29 Monthly theme week and bi-monthly give back Crazy Hair Week. Wear your craziest hair and bring a donation for Lazarus House from their Urgent Needs list here.

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February 2022

Theme Week: Spread the Love Week

Pre-School program theme this month: Love is in the Air

Saturday February 12 Pop up Camp "Love is in the Air." 1:30-3:30pm. Ages 3-7. Join us for a fun afternoon of Valentine themed crafts, activities, and more! $25  per dancer. 

February 14-19 Monthly theme week Spread the Love. Wear red, pink, or any valentine's day themed attire and "flair" to class

Monday February 21- Tuesday February 22  STUDIO HOLIDAY. No classes, studio closed.

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March 2022

Theme Week: Luck of the Irish Week

Pre-School program theme this month: Lucky Leprechauns

Wednesday March 2 - Thursday March 3 STUDIO HOLIDAY. No classes, studio closed.

Saturday March 19 Pop up Camp "Encanto." 1:30-3:30pm. Ages 4-8Join us for a fun afternoon of Encanto themed crafts, activities, and more! $30 per dancer.

March 14-19 Monthly theme week  Luck of the Irish. Wear your favorite St. Patrick's day colors and flair to class! 

Monday March 28 - Saturday April 2 STUDIO HOLIDAY. No classes, studio closed.

 

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April 2022

Give Back: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Pre-School program theme this month: The Bunny Hop

April give back Sign up for Egg My Yard! Leave the egg hiding to us while also helping to raise funds for JDRF. Click here for more info and click here to sign up!

Saturday April 9 Pop up Camp "The Bunny Hop" 1:30-3:30pm. Ages 3-6. Join us for a fun afternoon with Easter and bunny themed games, crafts, activities and more! $25 per dancer. Click here for a glimpse into last year's event!

Friday April 15 Pop up Camp "The Bunny Hop" 6:00-8:15pm. Ages 7+. Join us for a fun evening with spring themed games, crafts, activities and more! $28 per dancer. Click here for a glimpse into last year's event!

 

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May/June 2022

Give Back: National Niemann Pick Disease Foundation (recital give back)

Theme Week: Recital Spirit Week

Pre-School program theme this month: Recital Ready

 

Saturday May 21 Pop up Camp "Dreaming of Disney" 1:30-3:30pm. Ages 3-7. Join us for a fun afternoon with Disney themed games, crafts, activities and more! $30 per dancer. Click here for a glimpse into last year's event!

Friday May 27 - Monday May 30 STUDIO HOLIDAY. No classes, studio closed.

Tuesday May 31 - Monday June 6 Monthly theme week and give back week We are getting ready to have our 10th Annual Recital! In celebration of this, wear an old recital costume (or any piece of it!) from one of your favorite past recital routines. If you are new to DDA and don't have an old DDA recital costume, be creative and wear something that screams "DDA spirit!" Maybe it's spiritwear, pink/black, or something with the word DREAM. Let's CELEBRATE 10 years!

Monday June 6 Last day of the Winter/Spring class session! 

Wednesday June 8  Recital Dress Rehearsal

Thursday, June 9 & Sunday, June 12 10th Annual Recital "The Magical World of DDA." CLICK HERE

June 20 First day of summer session (session runs June 20 - August 9) 

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July/August 2022

July 4 STUDIO HOLIDAY. Studio closed, no classes.

July 11 - 15 The Dream Dance Intensive. Hosted at the studio. Ages 9 and up. 

July 25-30 STUDIO HOLIDAY. Studio closed, no classes.

July 27-29 Soul Dancer Conference in Ucasville, CT.  CLICK HERE FOR INFO AND TO JOIN US!

July 16 Dance Company auditions

August 9 Last day of summer session

August 5 Performance Troupe auditions

August 22 First day of Fall session

August "Try it Week" and placement week TBD