The holidays are approaching and we have several events for you to know about! All ballet classes (Pre Ballet levels and above) are learning dances for the Nutcracker on December 21st. Many classes are performing at the Festival of Trees on November 30th and all dancers are invited to participate in the first annual Meridian Winter Lights Parade on December 6th. Please see the details for
each event below:
The Nutcracker Ballet
The $25 Nutcracker fee has been posted with November tuition. This fee covers a costume rental and two tickets to the performance. Additional tickets will be available two weeks prior to the show for $6 or $5 with a food donation for the Meridian Food Bank. If your child is unable to participate, please let
us know so we can make arrangements for the choreography and credit the fee to your account. We will need several volunteers to help with different aspects of the production. Volunteers can sign up this week and will have the participation fee waived. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Festival of Trees Performance
Festival of Trees is a fundraising event for St. Alphonsus Hospital held at the Boise Centre on the Grove each year over Thanksgiving weekend. It is a privilege for us to be invited to perform and we are happy to support their event! Dancers are admitted for free, but all family members and spectators will
need to pay admission. Our performance time is Saturday, November 30th at 1:45 pm. Dancers will need to arrive 30 minutes prior to show. The following classes will be in the show:
Tap 2 Tues 5:15
Tap 3 Tues 4:30
Lyrical 1 Mon 4:30
Lyrical 2 Mon 6:30
Jazz/Tap 1 Thurs 5:15
Jazz 2 Tues 4:30
Int Jazz Tues 6:15
Int/Adv Jazz Mon 5:30
Adv Jazz Mon 7:30
Hip Hop 1 Wed 4:30
Hip Hop 1 Sat 11:00
Hip Hop 1 Fri 4:30
Hip Hop 2 Wed 5:15
Int Hip Hop Wed 7:00
Adv Hip Hop Thurs 7:30
Mini, Junior and Senior performing teams
Winter Lights Parade
We are excited to participate in the first Meridian Winter Lights Parade on Friday, December 6th! All students are invited to join us! The participation fee is $10 to cover the cost of lights and accessories for the dancers. Sign up at the office to reserve your spot in this fun event!
Remember, tuition is due by the 5th of each month. You can pay online, in the office, or you can opt in for auto pay and leave the remembering to us!
Also, we are opening a new Me & My Shadow class on Thursdays at 4:00, beginning November 7th. This is an accompanied dance class for 2 year olds. Please let me know if you are interested in having your child join the class!
Coming in January: Adult Hip Hop! We will be offering a 6 week adult hip hop session after the holidays! See the office to reserve a spot!
If you read this newsletter, let the office know and we will put your name in for a prize drawing!
Dance Arts Academy
The Nutcracker Ballet
The holidays are approaching, which means it is time to get ready for our annual Nutcracker performance! The performance will be on December 21st at 4:00 pm in the Mountain View High School Auditorium. All ballet classes, Pre Ballet levels and above, are invited to participate. The participation fee is $25 and is not included in the performance package. Fees are due with November tuition. This covers a costume rental and two tickets to the performance. Additional tickets will be available for purchase two weeks prior to the show for $6.00 or $5.00 with a food donation for the Meridian Food Bank. If you are unable to participate, please let the office and your instructor know, so we can make arrangements for the choreography and to remove the fee from your account. We will also be looking for volunteers to help with sewing, props, and day of performance helpers to set up the scenery, stage hands and set take down. Volunteers will be compensated by having the participation fee waived. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Class assignments are as follows:
Harvest Tea Party
Dancers (and their friends) ages 3-8 are invited to join us for a Harvest Tea Party on Saturday, October 26th from 1:00-3:00 pm. Come in costume and be ready to dance, create and learn about manners as we prepare for a fun tea party! The cost is $15.00 and you can reserve a spot at the office. Check out the webpage to see pictures from a past tea party at
Halloween Dance Party
The performance teams at DAA are having a Halloween Dance Party Fundraiser on Saturday, October 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Admission is $5.00 or $7.00 for you and a friend who is new to DAA. This party is geared for ages 8-up and there will be snacks, games, dancing, door prizes and more! Costumes are encouraged and there will be a prize for the best one!
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