Join us for Leap! on Opening Night!
Dance Arts Academy has partnered with the Majestic Cinemas to bring you discount tickets to the opening night presentation of Leap!
on April 21st. See the trailer above and reserve your discounted tickets by clicking this link.
Calling dancers for a flash mob performance!
We have been invited to do a surprise Flash Mob at the Capital Church's Community Egg Hunt on April 15th. Interested dancers ages 7-up are encouraged to sign up! The dance will be a simple, yet fun dance, similar to parade routine style. Easy for any age to learn and perform! We will have a few Friday practices to learn the dance and go over the details of how the Flash Mob will work at the event. Those dates are April 7th and 14th 5-6:30 pm at the Dance Arts Studio! $15 fee for t-shirt. Sign up here!
Dance Camp Scholarship Oppourtunity
Students interested in attending the CSI/IDAA Dance Camp this summer may apply for a scholarship by writing an essay on what dance means to them, and how a scholarship would help them attend camp. The deadline to submit essays is April 12th. Click here to learn more about the camp. Scholarships are funded through fundraising efforts of the Boise Dance Teachers Association.
Hey, Dance Dads: You are invited to perform at this years' recital!
After a successful Dad's Week in class, we have decided to invite all the Dad's back to learn a dance together and perform at our Spring Shows on June 3rd! We will have 4 weeks of practices on Friday Nights from 6:00-7:00 starting on April 28th at the studio. There will be a $25 charge to cover lessons and T Shirt for the performance! All dads with any level of dance experience encouraged! Sign up here!
Summer Classes are now open for registration!
The learning never stops in dance! Don't let your skills fall behind or regress during the summer months! The summer schedule is now open for registration, so get your spot reserved before the class you want is full! See the schedule here.
Stage of Learning Preschool now accepting students for 2017-2018 school year
We have had a great first year of preschool at Stage of Learning and now registration is open for the next school year! Feel free to visit between 9 am and noon weekday mornings to meet Miss Susan and see our students in action. We are also offering summer camps so your preschooler can get a taste of what school is like and learn from our unique themes. Visit
www.StageofLearning.com to learn more!
More recital information will be coming out soon in a series of emails. Watch your inbox!
February 13-18 is Bring your Dad to Dance Week!
We can't wait for you to dance with your dad!
DAA is hosting a "Leap" movie premiere on March 3rd at Majestic Cinemas!
Finally, there is an animated movie being released about an aspiring ballerina that promotes hard work, self confidence and passion! DAA has partnered with the Majestic Theater to offer discounted tickets to opening night on March 3rd to the 6:00show. Tickets will be $9.00, sold at the DAA office beginning February 20th. There will even be a special dance performance prior to the show! This is sure to be a special event you and your dancer won't want to miss!
DAA's Annual Daddy Daughter Date Night March 10th
Enjoy an evening out with Daddy and experience the beautiful Capital City Event Center! Tickets are only $25 per couple and include a taco bar dinner, dancing, and a keepsake photo. Additional children are only $10. Tickets will be available for pre-sale beginning February 13th at Dance Arts Academy. Tickets will be an additional $5.00 at the door.
Looking ahead: Recital Assignments
Class recital assignments are now posted on the website. Check to see which shows you will be performing in on June 3rd by clicking here. Note: This is not a show order, just a list of classes that will be in each show.
Ad forms have also gone home in the last week. Please help us put together a successful yearbook by supporting the project! Do you, or someone you know, own a business that could place an ad? Well wishes for your dancer are also encouraged! These are keepsake books that will be kept for years and you could earn valuable prizes, including free tuition for the next dance season! There is no limit to the number of dancers who can achieve the free tuition mark! Ad sales are due March 9th.
Now registering for summer camps!
Registration is now open for DAA Summer Camps! Your dancer won't want to miss the fun in these exciting camps: Barbie Blast, Minion Mania, Beauty and the Beast and Pirates and Princesses! These camps are geared to ages 3-8 and are only $25 each. Space is limited, so register by clicking here! You will find the camps listed under the Summer Camps 2017 Session in Danceworks.
Boise Holiday Parade November 19th
Parade sweatshirts have been ordered and should be available to be passed out the week of November 14th. Participants who are dancing the parade route will need to arrive by 8:45 am and those riding on the float need to arrive by 9:30 am. Exact line up location will be emailed out to you soon. Parents are welcome to walk along with us- we can always use some help handing out information about DAA! Thank you for joining us- the parade is always a fun family event!
Festival of Trees Saturday, November 26th
Our annual festival of Trees performance will be Saturday, November 26th from 4:00-4:45 pm at the Boise Centre on the Grove. Performers need to arrive in costume at 3:15 to the warm-up room (see here for entrance map). Notes with costume details are being sent home in the next week. Some classes will be renting items for their costume, while others will wear items they already have. If you have questions, please ask your instructor.
Here are the festival details they have sent us:
Parking is free at the meters all day on Saturday.
Other parking options are available, though the Festival cannot reimburse these expenses. They include:
The Grove Street Garage - located on 10th St. and Front St. is pre-pay parking. First hour is free, $2.50/hr., $12 daily maximum
Republic Parking NW City Centre - (located on the corner of Front St and 9th St. across the street from
the Boise Centre) - Parking rates are: first hour is free, $2.50 per subsequent hour (or partial hour)
$12 daily maximum.
Admission prices are as follows: (dancers do not need to pay admission, but they must enter through the performer entrance).
Adults - $7 Military - $5 Children (3-12) - $4 Children (2-under) - Free
Seniors (62+) - $4
Your participation in the Festival of Trees assists Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in the delivery of safe, high quality compassionate care using innovative technologies to improve the health of our communities. Net proceeds from this year's Festival will support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Alphonsus. We hope you and your family will participate in the Festival of Trees and join us in our Mission: "We serve together at Saint Alphonsus in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and healing presence within our communities."
Thank you for helping to make this year's Festival of Trees a success!
The Nutcracker and Holiday Showcase
Our annual Nutcracker performance is on Saturday, December 17th at 4:00 in the Meridian Middle School Auditorium. Reserved seating tickets will be available starting November 14th at noon for $7.00 or $6.00 with a non-perishable food donation for the Meridian Food Bank. Bring in your food donation to receive a discount code for your tickets to use when purchasing them online. Online Ticket Link Tickets are only available for purchase online!
All performers will receive their rental costume the first week of December, so all Nutcracker show fees need to be paid as soon as possible. You will need to provide your own tights, which are available at the studio. Please remember that all costumes are numbered will need to be returned to the studio following the Christmas break.
Rehearsal times will be sent home with costumes, but all dancers will come the morning of the show to practice on the stage.
Several volunteers are needed to help us run a smooth and organized show! If you would like to volunteer, we will credit your $25 show fee. Here is the volunteer sign up.
Pound Classes are Coming!
Classes will start Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 am.
Here's the low down;
Each class is 45 minutes
Humans will need to bring their own yoga mat
Each class is $10 for drop in's, after the first free one.
Punch cards can be purchased for $70, which contain 9 punches.
Punch cards can be purchased as gifts for the Holidays too!
If you have questions, contact:
It's Boys Week! Bring a buddy with you to class this week, October 3-8, because boys dance too! When new boys register for class they will receive a "Boys Dance Too" t-shirt!
Also, don't forget we do have class on October 6th, even though many schools are out!
Star Wars Camp October 15th
Let the force be with you as you dance, create and learn in this unique camp for ages 5-10! Tuition is $35 and a $10 deposit is due at the time of registration.
Sign Up Here!
Holiday Parade November 19th
Dance Arts Academy will be participating in the the Boise Holiday Parade on November 19th! All students are invited to attend. Dancers under age 7 will ride on our float and those ages 7 and up will learn a routine and dance the route! Sign up by selecting your dancer's sweatshirt size. The cost is $32.00 for the purchase of a new zip-up hoodie sweatshirt (new bling and glitter anniversary design). Sweatshirts will be ordered on Friday, October 28th, so sign up right away to make sure you don't miss out!
Sign Up Here!
Now collecting donations for Traveling Tutus
Dance Arts Academy is participating in a service project to help spread the joy of dance around the world! Traveling Tutus is a non-profit organization that sends dance shoes, clothes and costumes to under privileged youth around the globe! If you would like to help, you can place new or gently used items in the boxes in the lobby and we will send them off at the end of the month. Also, all candy bar money will be used to help pay for shipping costs.
Halloween Party October 29th
Don't miss our annual Halloween Party! This fun event for ages 3-up is a fundraiser for the performing teams of Dance Arts Academy, who are raising funds for a performance in Disneyland next summer! The party is from 5-9 pm and will have lots of games, prizes, dancing, and a costume contest! Admission is $10.
Nutcracker and Holiday Shows
Our staff is working on class assignments for upcoming holiday performances. Another email will be sent out next week with what show your class will be in. Some classes will be in Festival of Trees on November 26th (tentative date), or the Nutcracker and Holiday Spectacular on December 17th, or Freeze Frame on January 21st. Students do not have to purchase costumes for holiday shows, but will rent them from Dance Arts Academy. Each student will have a rental fee of $25 due in November (not per class if your dancer is in multiple classes). Costume rentals are not covered by the performance package fees.
Your Monthly News & Updates
We are so excited to get back to dance and even more excited to have you join us! There is a lot going on this time of year and some important dates for you to note. Please let us know if you have any questions- we are always happy to help!
New policies this year
As we grow, we always want to improve our programs, so a couple things we have implemented this year is automatic payments and ballet uniforms.
Most accounts already have a card saved to their account, but it may not have been authorized for recurring billing. Please make sure you are all set to go by either checking in at the office or logging into your account online. This way everyone can avoid late fees by paying automatically and on time!
We want our dancers to be dressed for learning and success, so we have chosen beautiful leotards for them to wear to class! Please make sure your dancer is in the appropriate uniform for their level. They are moderately priced at $15 for youth sizes and $20 for adult sizes. Be watching for upcoming "dress up" days where dancers can show their personality and style by wearing other ballet attire or accessorizing their uniforms!
BDTA Fall WorkshopNovember 5th
The Boise Dance Teachers Association is an all volunteer organization that raises funds for dance camp scholarships and dance education for youth in our community. Each fall, they host a workshop open to dancers ages 8-up, which will be held on November 5th at Sawtooth Middle School. The cost is only $10 for three master classes in Ballet, Hip Hop and Musical Theater. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by clicking here and turning in your $10 fee (in cash, please). All participants will also receive a t-shirt, so the deadline to register is October 12th so we can order your t-shirt size.
Link to Sign Up for Workshop
Star Wars Camp October 15
We are looking for all kids ages 5-10 who are Star Wars Fans! We are having a dance camp on Saturday, October 15th from 1:00-3:00. Participants will learn a hip hop style routine, play Star Wars games and we may have some surprise guests! The camp tuition is only $35 and this event is open to the public! Sign up to reserve your spot today!
Sign Up Here for Star Wars Camp
DAA News & Updates
We are gearing up for an exciting new season of dance as we celebrate our 40th anniversary! As we plan for the next year, help us with your feedback from last season so we know how we did and what we may be able to do to serve you better. Here is a link for a short survey about your experience this past year:
Thank you in advance for participating!
There are also several summer opportunities that it's not too late to take advantage of! Check out our Ballerina Book Series Dance Camps- Suess on the Loose, Boynton Boogie Bonanza, Alice's Mad Tea Party and Feeling Inside Out. We have also added a special Star Wars Camp!
We want our returning students to get first pick at fall classes, so register now! Many classes are already close to filling! We have added many classes to the fall schedule as we now have three studios to dance in!
Modern and Partnering Workshops with Aminta Remisosky
Aminta will be visiting us from Colorado this next week and we are excited to learn from her! She will be teaching Modern classes and a special workshop on partnering! You can sign up for her classes from the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040948afa82aa02-summer
Ruby Anniversary Ribbon Cutting August 11th
You are invited to join us for a special event commemorating the 40 years that Dance Arts Academy has been educating dancers in the Treasure Valley! On August 11th at 11:00 am the Meridian Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony. An open house with refreshments will follow. Please join us for this unique event!
Jennifer Hackworth is our new office manager! As we continue to grow she will help us keep everything organized and be able to assist customers in the office during evening classes. Please give her a warm welcome! Here is a little bit about Jennifer:
I was born and raised in Washington state, although I spent the last 12 years in Northern California. My husband and I came to Boise looking for a change. I am so excited to have four distinct seasons for the first time ever! I am currently keeping busy working on a computer science degree. When I can find the time, my husband and I enjoy hiking with our two dogs, bowling, playing video games and watching the Mariners (although they do make it hard sometimes) and the Seahawks.
School is out, and we are in summer mode, but the fun doesn't stop at the dance studio! We have so much going on and we don't want you to miss out!
It's not too late to register for summer classes and the Ballerina Book Series Camps, and tonight is a special Hip Hop Workshop with Mikey Castro and Jesse Sykes.
Don't forget the Dairy Days Parade on June 24th! All students are invited to participate and it is a free event, just wear your recital t-shirt and black shorts and sneakers. Another email will be sent out next week with all the details.
We can't wait to see you dancing this summer!
Your Monthly News & Updates
Wow! We are nearing the end of our season quickly! Please read carefully to be up to date with recital information and upcoming studio events!
It's a Small World Recitals June 4th
Most costumes have been sent home and we will be handing out recital notes the first week of May with picture and rehearsal times. Class pictures will be May 31-June 2 at Dance Arts Academy and there will be no regular dance classes that week. Dress rehearsal will be the morning of the recitals on June 4th at the Mountain View auditorium.
Recital tickets will be available beginning May 1st at 10:00 am at www.tututix.com/DanceArtsBoise Tickets are RESERVED SEATING! No more waiting in long lines to get the seats you want! Ticket prices are $7.00 and families with dancers in more than one show will have a discount code for $1.00 off per ticket, when you purchase tickets for both shows.
Order Recital Bears by May 2nd
These adorable recital bears are a fun commemorative gift for your dancer! Several styles of outfits are available and you can purchase outfits for a bear you already have. Bears will arrive in discreet packaging so you can surprise your dancer at recital time.
Bears can be ordered online at www.dancebears.com or you can drop off your order form at our office and we will process it for you.
The deadline to order is May 2nd to ensure delivery before the recital.
Performance Team Auditions June 7th
We are looking for dancers with smiles and great attitudes to audition for our 2016-2017 performance teams! Dancers ages 6-17 are invited to audition. Team members perform many times throughout the year and will be dancing in Disneyland in the summer of 2017!
Audition Details for June 7th:
Ages 6-9 4:30-6:00
Ages 10-12 6:00-7:30
Ages 13-18 7:30-9:00
Audition fee: $10
Dancers should come in dance attire and jazz shoes with hair pulled back in a ponytail or bun. They will warm-up, do across the floor progressions and learn a short routine by a guest instructor, to be performed for judges in groups. They do not need to prepare anything in advance. Occasionally, judges will ask a dancer to stay for the next age group audition, so be prepared to stay longer, if needed.
Those dancers who are chosen to be on a team will be required to take two classes over the summer. Results will be posted on the team web page the following day after auditions. A parent meeting will be held on the evening of June 14th to go over the parent/dancer contracts and the upcoming calendar for the season. If you have questions about the commitment and costs involved with the performing team, please contact Dotty.
New Preschool Open House May 7th
Come see our new preschool and meet the teacher, Susan Farrington! We will have an open house on May 7th from 2:00-4:00 pm.
We are enrolling for the 2016-2017 school year and we would love your referrals! Please refer your friends to our preschool and for each student that enrolls, we will give you a $20 dance tuition credit!
More information about the preschool can be found on our website:www.stageoflearning.com
As we are nearing the end of our school year season, it is time to register for summer programs! There is a lot going, on and more workshops will be announced soon! Here is what you can sign up for now:
Dance Arts Academy Newsletters
These newsletters are to help you, as dancers and parents of dancers to know what's going on in our studio!