important dates for 2018-2019

Classes at our Main Studio start August 20, 2018

VCA Dance Classes start September 6, 2018
FCS Dance Classes start September 10, 2018

end-of-the-year recital dates 

Picture Week: Monday, May 13 - Saturday, May 18
AODA during normal class time

Students will come to their normal class dressed in their recital costume. FCS/VCA Classes will have a special designated time on May 18 to come to AODA for their pictures. It is free to participate; pay only for pictures you want.

Gift/Award Week: Monday, May 20 - Saturday, May 25
AODA gifts and/or awards will be given at the end of your student’s first class of the week.

Wear PJs to Dance Week: Saturday, June 1 - Friday, June 7
For their last class before recital, students may wear pajamas to dance (must still be modest and able to be danced in). As there will be no classes on June 4 due to Dress Rehearsal, Tuesday students may wear pjs to dance on May 28.

Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 4 @5:30pm
Reeves Auditorium, Methodist University

This Dress Rehearsal is MANDATORY and only for dancers in our 7+ classes. Students under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult. Students will come already dressed in their first recital dance (order of dances will be posted as we get closer to recital). Due to Dress Rehearsal, there will be no classes on Tuesday, June 4.

Recital: Saturday, June 8
Reeves Auditorium, Methodist University

Children’s Recital (ages 3-6): Morning, TBA
Afternoon Production (ages 7+): Afternoon, TBA

holidays and special events

**FCS and VCA Dance Classes will follow their respective school schedules.

Sep 3: Labor Day - All AODA Closed

Sep 24-29: Bring A Friend To Dance Week
Students may bring one friend/sibling as a guest to each class they attend (guest takes class for free). Please let your teacher know ahead of time.

Oct 29-Nov 3: Wear Costumes To Dance Week (Main Studio only)
Students may wear old dance costumes or non-scary halloween costumes to dance! Must still be modest and able to be danced in.

Nov 15: Non-refundable Recital Costume Fee(s) Due
See Rates for current costume fees. Those on recurring payments will automatically be charged on Nov 15.

Nov 21-25: Thanksgiving Break - All AODA Closed

Dec 1: Winter Showcase/Fundraiser - Church of the Open Door, 4-7pm
This year’s annual showcase will feature AODA students performing original choreography as well as our pre-company and company classes! There will also be vendors for holiday shopping and baked goods for sale. All proceeds go towards purchasing new ballet barres for the studio and recital/production costs — helping keep your overall costs low! Contact us if you’re interested in performing, being a vendor, or helping.

Dec 17-22: Wear PJs to Dance Week
Students may wear pajamas to dance (must still be modest and able to be danced in).

Dec 23-Jan 1: Christmas Break - All AODA Closed

Dec 29, 8am-9pm: AODA’s FREE Day Of Dance!
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Jan 21: MLK, Jr. - All AODA Closed

Apr 15: FCS Spring Break - No FCS Dance (other dance classes still in session)

Apr 22-27: Easter/Spring Break - AODA Main Studio, Office, and VCA Dance closed. FCS Dance in session.

May 20: Last day of FCS Dance

May 27: Memorial Day - All AODA Closed

Any other studio closings due to inclement weather will be communicated via email. Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date!