Newsletter and Updates
We have select items from our 2017 DDPAC Apparel Collection still on sale! Apparel is going fast! Please see the front desk to purchase. Also, if you pre-ordered anything from our catalog, your order is ready to pick up at the front desk!
DDPAC’s 18th Anniversary!
On Wednesday, March 7th we will be celebrating our 18th year! Whoa!! Time flies when you love what you’re doing and having fun…dancing! We know we say it every year, but we really, really mean it! We couldn’t have made it this far without you! Thank you all for your support, whether you’ve been with us since day 1 or just joined our dance family yesterday. There is nothing more rewarding in this world than doing and sharing what we love with you and your kids. We thank you for making DDPAC your 2nd home, for being a part of our dance family, and allowing us to be a part of your lives. Please have your child wear their DDPAC gear or our DDPAC colors (red, black, grey/white) on March 7th. To further celebrate our 18th year, we will be picking 3 dancers from our enrollment list that will win a $50 credit towards their April tuition. One name from each age group (2-6 year olds, 7-11 year olds, and 12 and up) will be chosen at random (our computer system will determine the winners). Every dancer that is enrolled for February and March will be included in the drawing. Winners will be posted on our TV screen in the lobby on March 7th. We love you all from the bottom of our hearts! Happy 18th Anniversary, DDPACers!
We will be closed on Saturday, March 10th. You can make up in any class the same age/level.
St. Patrick’s Day
DDPAC will be OPEN Saturday, March 17th on St. Patrick’s Day! Feel free to wear green and bring your luck to dance class with you!
Monthly Theme Week
For the month of March, we will be having a “LUAU” week! This fun week will take place Monday, March 12th -Saturday, March 17th. Dancers are encouraged to attend their dance class dressed in their cutest Hawaiian Luau outfits! Swimwear appropriate to dance in, Hawaiian shirts, sarongs appropriate to dance in, summertime clothing, or maybe even something Disney’s Moana or Lilo & Stitch inspired is welcome! We just ask that any accessories the dancer might wear won’t cause any distractions while in class. Please remember that theme weeks are just for fun and are not mandatory to participate in.
Our 18th Annual Performance is scheduled for Thursday, June 21st through Saturday, June 23rd at Grand Terrace High School’s Auditorium. Leading up to this performance we will be having multiple smaller performances including:
-DDPAC “Pre-Performance” Thursday, April 26th at GTHS Cafeteria
-“Rising Stars” Performance in May
-DDPAC Park Performance & Potluck in May/June
-Grand Terrace Days (*select classes only) in June 2nd
-We will also be scheduling DDPAC Picture Days for class photographs as well as individual photos to be taken in May/June 2018.
Any student wishing to participate in any of our 2018 performances will need to have the appropriate costume. Only students who have purchased a costume, or assembled the appropriate outfit if the teacher decides to have you provide something on your own from home, will be allowed to perform. For classes that require a costume to be ordered, we have already taken costume payments for those interested in performing, and have began ordering costumes from the costume companies to ensure they arrive on time for our first pre-performance. If you missed out on ordering your/your child’s costume, please see the front desk to see if it is still possible to order one and receive it in time for our performances! Please note that it is not mandatory to participate in any of 2018 performances. If you choose not to participate, that is okay. Your child will still be allowed to learn the routine and practice the dance in class. However, they will not be able to perform during any of the performances. Please also note that not every class will participate in our 2018 performances, and not every class participating will perform during all of the above mentioned “pre-performances.” Participation in any of these performances is up to the teacher’s discretion. Feel free to ask your teacher or send us an email if you have questions on which classes will be participating in our 2018 performances, and in which performances each teacher plans on having their class participate in. Performance season is our favorite season and we cannot wait to see our dancers showcasing their hard work!
If you have not already noticed, the 215 Freeway and Barton Road on-ramps and off-ramps are going through some improvements. Although the end results are going to be desirable, the construction and traffic it is causing now is definitely a headache. Please keep this construction traffic in mind when coming to the studio and when leaving the studio. We would like to suggest that when coming to the studio you either take the Mt. Vernon/Washington exit and take Mt. Vernon to Barton, or take the Center St. exit and take Center St. to Michigan to Barton. Taking 1 exit earlier or 1 exit later might help you avoid getting stuck in this traffic. Bear with us!