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More than just another performance opportunity
Has your child dreamed of putting on a tutu and taking the stage with professional ballerinas? Well, who hasn’t? Our Spring Ballet performance is a unique opportunity to dance alongside professional ballerinas in a classical ballet performance. Children from the community age 5+ are invited to audition for our ballet each winter. All auditioning dancers are cast in a role because we believe every child is a star!
DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE
Get your tissues ready…
Our Daddy/Daughter dance is a unique and special opportunity for dads to spend quality time with their little lady. Put on your dancing shoes and join us for the most adorable three minutes you’ll ever see!
The chance to be a star for a day!
Our June Recital is an exciting end to an incredible dance year. Beautiful costumes, vibrant stage lighting, and hard work come together for an amazing experience. This show will be the highlight of your child’s year!
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Monthly events, performances and competitions!
Our competitive dancers train multiple hours a week, focusing on ballet and jazz technique. Their hard work is evident when they take their show on the road! Each team performs at regional and national competitions as well as enjoys showcasing their talent at local events. Their dance year is filled with rehearsals, team bonding and memories that will last a lifetime.
PICTURE DAY SCHEDULE – Saturday & Sunday, June 3 – 4 – EXCEL / PDF
District Dance Co. presents Radio Rewind an exciting dance performance featuring top radio hits from yesterday and today. This year we are hosting our dance recital at Clarksburg High School. We will hold two performances that will last approximately 1.5 hours each in length. These performances will be made up of original choreography by our amazingly talented dance staff.
Picture day will be held on Saturday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 4th. Picture day takes place in our studio. Each class will have a 10-15 minute block of time for their class and individual picture. Our professional photographers are the wonderful staff from Great American Photo. Photos will be available in an online gallery for parents to view and purchase.
Picture Day is an opportunity to have professional photos of your dancer in costume, both individually and with the entire class. If you do not wish to purchase photos, we would appreciate it if you would still attend the photo session so both the studio and other dancers can have a picture of the entire class. Please note for personal safety and because of the expensive equipment, the photographers do not allow parents in the studio with their child.
Picture Day usually runs very smoothly and we often find ourselves ahead of schedule! Please be on time…in costume, hair done, with light make-up on. If taking photos for more than one class, please bring all costumes with you. Dancers in multiple classes requiring a costume change may change in the areas specified within our studio. All other dancers must arrive in costume.
Our annual dance recital is designed to give our dancers the experience and knowledge of performing in a live show while allowing family and friends the opportunity to see the results of your children’s hard work. Live performance is an essential step in the development of young dancers and allows them the opportunity to demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout the year.
Details and Information
Managing the great number of participants and producing a quality show each year requires careful planning and organization. In making the choice to participate in the annual dance recital, the student, and/or guardian (if student is under the age of 18 years old), is actively agreeing to not only the dance recital performance, but the entire recital process which includes but is not limited to the student’s consistent and active participation in dance class, rehearsals and mandatory attendance at the dress rehearsal.
Our annual dance recital is not mandatory, but we hope all dancers will participate. Once committing to participate in the annual recital, the recital payments are mandatory. It is the student’s and/or guardian’s responsibility to read, understand, and agree to all requirements and restrictions. It is the student’s and/or guardian’s responsibility to keep informed regarding any information about dancer’s participating in the annual dance recital.
Tickets can be purchased online for $15 (plus a small ticketing fee). Everyone ages 2 and over needs a ticket. District Dance Co. dancers do not need a ticket to either show regardless of if they are dancing in the show. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase. A few tickets will be available at the door, but we prefer all tickets be ordered in advance.
Congratulate your dancer with a beautiful bouquet of flowers at the recital. Ordering is easy and takes only a couple minutes. One last thing for you to remember on show day! We have two beautiful bouquet options this year. See below!
Hosting a successful dance Recital requires months of planning and many helping hands. We need your help! All volunteer opportunities are listed below on VolunteerSpot.com. We hope you will join us in making this year’s Recital a wonderful experience for all of our dancers and families! Volunteers and class moms do not need a ticket to the show they are volunteering for. Volunteer opportunities are based on a first come, first serve basis.
Class Moms – The most important parent volunteer job is Class Mom. These moms stay with their class group during rehearsals and the Recital to help keep everyone calm, happy and organized in the dressing rooms and backstage. Please consider signing up to be your child’s Class Mom. All Class Moms will be able to watch their child perform from a special reserved seating section in the front of the audience or backstage! Class moms will not need a ticket.
Volunteer Meeting – 11:00 am on June 3rd at District Dance Co
Program Ads: Reserve TODAY!
Parents: Purchase space in our program to show your dancer how much you care.
Businesses: Purchase an advertisement in our program and send your brand message to our students, parents, and friends.
Do you have additional questions? That’s normal! E-mail us for answers.
Daddy Daughter Dance
The Daddy/Daughter dance is a wonderful opportunity for fathers* to spend quality time with their daughters. Together they will learn a dance and perform this dance onstage at our June Recital.
*Granddads, uncles, brothers, friends, or guardians are invited to perform in place of the traditional “dad” or if dad is not able to attend due to a scheduling conflict, travel, military service, etc.
Please read the following information very carefully before committing to the Daddy/Daughter Dance.
The non-refundable fee to participate is $50 (includes all rehearsals, dress rehearsal, and a choreography video via online streaming). This fee is non-refundable, so please make sure you plan accordingly for the rehearsal dates and times and are fully committed before signing up. If a dad is lucky enough to have two dancing daughters, the second daughter fee is $25. Dads can choose to dance together with the girls or in two separate shows (one show for each daughter).
Dancers must be 3 years of age by January 1, 2017 to participate.
The Daddy/Daughter dance is great fun but it involves physical movement. If you have physical conditions that prohibit you from exercising, please check with your doctor and contact us before you register.
There are 3 rehearsals on the following dates:
Saturday, April 22nd (afternoon) at District Dance
Saturday, May 13th (afternoon) at District Dance
Dress Rehearsal – Friday, June 9th around 4:30 pm at Clarksburg High School
All communication with participants will be done via email.
Rehearsals are “Closed Rehearsals” and we ask family and friends to help keep this special dance a surprise for everyone.
Our Daddy/Daughter dance is a unique and special opportunity to spend quality time and build life-long memories with your little lady. We ask all dads approach every rehearsal and the recital with a positive attitude, open mind, and fun loving spirit.
How to Register:
Once you have read the above requirements and marked your calendars for the three rehearsal dates, you can either register online or in the studio. Click here to register directly through Studio Director. Or, if preferred, you can register directly in our studio. Payment is expected at the time of enrollment or at the time of registration in our studio.
Rehearsal: Dads and daughters should wear comfortable clothes to rehearse in our studios. Please have daughters wear dance shoes (ballet or jazz) for rehearsal. Dads should wear any non-marking, clean shoes or socks.
Recital: Dancers should wear an all white dress and nice, dress shoes (feel free to dress it up with cute socks, tights, etc.). Dads should wear a dark suit of their choice with a white dress shirt and dress shoes (or military uniform in any color).
Space is limited and we will fill up. Register ASAP to secure your space.
District Dance Co. believes all performance opportunities are a wonderful learning experience, not to mention, a ton of fun! We offer our dancers, ages 4-17 the chance to take their skills to the next level.
Why Join the Competition Team?
Our competition teams focus on teamwork and working hard towards a specific goal. Throughout the year, the dancers will have multiple opportunities to dance on-stage at regional competitions and local events. Not only do they enjoy the experience, but the gain confidence along the way!
Requirements All dancers interested in joining our team must audition. We schedule our comp. team auditions in August every year.
Enrollment All competition team members 7 years and older must be enrolled in at least one ballet and jazz class in addition to the competition team class for their age group. Our Emerald Competition team must be enrolled in two ballet classes and one jazz class per week. Our Rubies are only required to take one technique class per week.
Competition Team Fees
Being on the competition team is not only a time commitment, but also a financial one. Please contact us to discuss estimated fees for a year of competition.
Dancers may have more than one costume for competition team. Costumes will be ordered early in order to ensure arrival before the first competition. Dancers may be required to order additional dance shoes in order to match their specific costumes.
What to Expect
Our competition team participates in a variety of events throughout the year. Dancers should expect to compete at 4-5 local competitions, march/dance in local parades, as well as perform at local events. Team members will also have the opportunity to fund-raise in order to help pay for competition fees.
About Competitions This year, we will be attending multiple competitions in the DC metro area. We will also travel to Kings Dominion for a day of fun in the sun, Pittsburgh, PA and Atlantic City, NJ for a national dance competition in July!
These weekends are a great way for dancers to meet new dance friends, be exposed to new/challenging choreography, and to watch other amazing dancers perform.
2015 – 2016 Performance Schedule
White House Christmas Program
Competitions and Conventions:
New York City Dance Alliance Competition & Convention – Pittsburgh, PA
Star Alliance – Woodbridge, VA
Kings Dominion Day of Dance – Doswell, VA
GROOVE Regional Dance Competition – Woodbridge, VA
GROOVE National Dance Competition – Atlantic City, NJ
It’s not all hard work though! When we are preparing for our next performance, we are building life-long friendships!
Winter Revue 2017
Our Winter Revue “The Joy of Dance” is fast approaching! Below is additional information regarding our January performance.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center Address: 51 Mannakee St, Rockville, MD 20850
First Show – 10:00 am
Second Show – 12:00 pm
Third Show – 2:30 pm
Check above to confirm which show your child is participating in and then buy tickets online.
All attendees need a ticket to the show, including young children. This is a fire code requirement and strictly enforced by the Performing Arts Center. District Dance Co. dancers do not need a ticket to the show they are performing in; however, dancers do need a ticket if they plan to sit in the audience for a separate show. (i.e. if a dancer is performing in show 1, but their sibling is performing in show 2, they need a ticket for show 2). Ticket prices vary depending on the seat location. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on Sunday, January 22nd. Door tickets are more expensive and not guaranteed in a specific location. Separate tickets are required for each show. All tickets are assigned seating.
Volunteer to help us make this the best show yet! Volunteers do not need a ticket for the show they are volunteering for. However, volunteers may not have access to see any part of the show they are volunteering for.
Does your child need dance tights for the show? Let us make your life easy and order their dance tights for you. Place your order by clicking here. You can check the costume information above to see what color or if tights are required for their dance. If you want to stock up on dance tights for the year, feel free to order now as well. If tights are ordered, they will be included in the dancer’s costume bag.
Costumes and recital packets will be given to students the last week of classes before we break for the winter holiday.
Each class will perform in ONE show. All three shows will be different. Competition teams will perform in multiple shows.
All accounts must be paid in full for the dancer to perform. No exceptions.
Have any questions?
Hop over to our contact page so we can answer all your questions! We are in-studio Monday – Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings if you’d prefer to stop by!