DAA has classes for everyone! Check out these upcoming offerings and our new referral rewards program:
Adult Ballet 6 week session
Get into the studio and explore the wonderful world of ballet! For only $65 you can experience ballet presented to an all-adult class. Classes will be Monday evenings at 6:30 starting November 13th and run for 6 weeks. Leotards and tutus are not needed! Wear what you are comfortable in and will be able to move freely. Sign up here.
Exceptional Movers Adaptive Dance Class
We are re-opening the Exceptional Movers Adaptive Dance Class on November 7th at 6:15 pm! All of our special needs friends are welcome to try the class for free to see if it will be a good fit for them. Please let us know if you are planning to come and the age of your child as well as any sensory or developmental needs they have so we can help them to be successful in the class.
New! Referral Rewards Program
You asked, and here it is! We are starting a new referral rewards program for our loyal dance families! For every new student that you refer and registers to join the DAA family, you will receive a $10 studio store credit to be used towards any purchase. As your dancer needs new tights or grows out of dance shoes, you can be earning credit to get them for free! There is no limit to the amount of credits you can earn, they do not expire, and this is an on-going program- starting now!
The holidays are right around the corner! Here are the class assignments for when each class will be performing:
Festival of Trees, November 25th
Held at the Boise Center on the Grove, Saturday, November 25th at 3:00 (dancers arrive at 2:30)
Adv Hip Hop Mon
Ballet 4 Thurs
Ruby Jr. Team
Ruby Sr. Team
Stage of Learning Preschool
Rudolph the Dancing Reindeer, December 19th
Held at Kuna High School at 6:00 pm. Costume rental fees ($5-$25) are due with November tuition.
Several volunteers are needed to help us run a smooth and organized show! If you would like to volunteer, we will credit your costume rental fee. Here is the volunteer sign up.
Adult Tap Thurs
Ballet 1 Sat
Ballet 1 Wed
Ballet 2 Mon
Ballet 3 Thurs/Fri
Ballet 4 Thurs
Ballet 5 Mon/Thurs
Debut Daisies (Pre Combo) Tues Am & Pm
Debut Daisies (Pre Combo) Wed
Glitter Gems (Kind Combo) Sat
Glitter Gems (Kind Combo) Mon & Thurs
Hip Hop 1 Wed
Hippety Hop Wed
Hip Hop 2 Thurs
Int Tap Tues
Jazz/Tap 1 Mon
Jazz/Tap 1 Wed
Jazz 2 Tues
Jazz 3 Wed
Jazz 5 Mon
Jazz 6 Mon
Lyrical 1 Wed
Lyrical 3 Tues
Sparkle Sprouts 1 Tues & Thurs
Sparkle Sprouts 2 Sat
Sparkle Sprouts 2 Wed
Tap 3 Thurs
Teen Hip Hop Thurs
Freeze Frame, January 20th
Held at the Jewett Auditorium on the College of Idaho campus, Freeze Frame is a fundraiser show for the Boise Dance Teachers Association. All funds raised go towards dance camp scholarships and the annual fall workshop.
Boys Hip Hop Mon/Thurs
Crystal, Sapphire, Onyx Team Production
Ruby Jr Team
Ruby Sr team
Annual Halloween Party Saturday, October 21st
The Dance Arts Performance Teams are throwing a Halloween Dance Party! All ages are welcome, parents may drop off their children or stay and have some fun too! We will have fun games and a Spook House running from 6-8 pm and finish the night with dancing from 8-9. The costume contest will be at 7:45! Join us! $5/person or $8/for you and a friend!
Wear a Costume to class October 23-28
During the week of October 23-28, all students are encouraged to wear a costume to dance class! Please make sure that vision is not obstructed and the costume allows you to move freely as we will be having regular dance lessons that week.
Classes will be held on Halloween until 6:00 pm. All later classes are cancelled for the evening so you can enjoy trick or treating with your families. Students are welcome to attend another class to make up the missed lesson.
DAA has been putting on a children's production of The Nutcracker for nine years! We decided it was time to switch it up and do something new. We will bring the Nutcracker back, but we will do it on a 1-2 year rotation with new shows like, "Rudolph the Dancing Reindeer!"
This year many of our classes will be dancing to music inspired by the Rudolph story. Class assignments will be posted and our staff will be making costume selections soon. Costume rental fees will be due in November.
As soon as our show venue contract is in place, we will announce the date, location and time for the show. Thank you for your patience on these details!
This is going to be a really fun show! If you would like to help with creating new props and scenery, stop by the office and let us know!
Boise Dance Teacher's Association Fall Workshop
You are invited!
Special dance workshop for students ages 8-up!
BDTA's annual fall workshop for ages 8-up is on November 4th at Sawtooth Middle School! Dancers will take class in ballet, musical theater and hip hop from professional master teachers brought in from other areas of the country!
The cost is only $10 (payable in cash) and each dancer will receive a t-shirt! Please pay your workshop fee at the studio office. Dancers will be dropped off at 8:45 am and picked up at noon (11:45 for ages 8-10).
Please only take a spot if you are sure you can attend! We are limited in the number of dancers we can bring. :) The deadline to register is October 12thso we can order your t-shirts!
Shirt sizes are Youth S, M, L and Adult S, M L.
Sign up Here!
What is BDTA? Learn More
Calling all toddlers and preschoolers!
Open Studio Playdate Friday, September 29th
Bring your little ones and let them burn off some energy! If your kids are past this stage, we encourage you to pass on the info to a friend with younger children. We love kids!
Thank you, thank you!
I wanted to send a heart felt thank you to all of our dance families! We had two great shows last weekend and the staff at DAA is super proud of all of their students! Promotional Photography took photos of all of the dances and you can view the photos here, which are available for purchase. Class photos and DVD's will be ready soon, and I will send out another email when they are ready to be picked up at the studio. Remember, each family receives a copy of the DVD as part of their performance fees!
What is next year's recital theme?
We want your help in choosing the theme for next year! During the summer session, now through August 1st, we will be accepting your submissions for the 2018 recital theme. Our staff will choose the winner at our retreat in August. The winner will receive a free performance package for the next season! You may turn in your submissions by email or in the office. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
See yourself on the big screen at our premiere recital showing!
All students who have registered for summer or fall classes are eligible for two free tickets to the theater showing of the recital at the Majestic Cinemas on Monday June 19th at 6:00! Additional tickets may be purchased for $5.00. This is a fun opportunity for our dancers to watch the show that they star in! Tickets may be picked up at the office June 13-15 between 4:30-8:00.
Join us for the Dairy Days Parade on June 23rd!
All students are invited to participate in the Dairy Days Parade on June 23rd! Dancers under age 7 may ride on our float and ages 7-up will learn a routine to dance the route. We will wear our Ruby Celebration t-shirts and black shorts with sneakers. As the parade gets closer we will know the line up and where to meet, but those dancing the route will need to arrive at 6:00 to learn the routine. This parade is a fun Meridian tradition that we love to be a part of, so don't miss out!
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:
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