Newsletter and Updates
Make sure to pick up monthly newsletter in the information box for more detailed information!**
We still have limited supply and items left of our 2019 DDPAC Apparel collection available at our front desk. If you were unable to get an order in before Christmas and would like to take a look at what we have available for sale, please do not hesitate! Supplies are going fast!
DDPAC will be OPEN Thursday, February 14th on Valentine’s Day! Feel free to bring in Valentine’s Day treats or cards for your dance friends!
Studio Closed Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th
The studio will be CLOSED on Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th as we will be with our DDPAC Company for their competition weekend. You may make up any missed class in any other class of the same age/level. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding!
Bring a Friend Week
Thank you to everyone who brought a friend during our Bring a Friend to Dance Class and Disney Theme Week! We had so much fun sharing our love of dance with them! A BIG congratulations to Penelope Rose on being our Bring a Friend Week drawing winner! Penelope won a free 2019 Performance Costume. Way to go Penelope!
February Theme Week
Every month we have a different theme for our dancers to enjoy. This month, we will be having “Peace & Love” Theme Week. This fun week will take place Monday, February 11th-Saturday, February 16th. Dancers are encouraged to attend their dance class dressed up in their grooviest outfit! Tie dye, peace signs, flowers, happy faces, hearts, or anything groovy is encouraged! 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.
DDPAC Company Dream to Dance
Words cannot express how grateful we are to everyone who came out to support our DDPAC Company’s Dream to Dance Benefit Show. Our hearts are full knowing we are making good on our promise for 3 of our dancers Ava, Sophia, and Amy to never miss a chance to dance. This great big dance family of ours and all of our supporters are truly amazing. Thank you all, so very much!
2019 Performance Season
Our 2019 Performance Season is quickly approaching! Our BIG 19th Annual Performance is scheduled for Thursday, June 20th through Saturday, June 22nd at Grand Terrace High School’s Auditorium. Leading up to this performance we will be having multiple smaller performances including:
-DDPAC “Pre-Performance” in April
-“Rising Stars” Performance in May
-Grand Terrace Days (*select classes only) in June
-We will also be scheduling DDPAC Picture Days for class photographs as well as individual photos to be taken in May/June 2018.
We know it seems like we have some time before our performance season begins, however it really is just around the corner! Most of our dance classes will begin or have just recently started learning a routine to participate in our 2019 performances. Your teachers have also chosen costumes to be ordered. If you would like your child to participate in any of the 2019 performances, your child will need to have the appropriate costume. If you choose not to participate in any of our 2019 performances, 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. Only students who have purchased a costume, or assembled the appropriate outfit if the teacher decides to have you provide something on your own, will be allowed to perform. If you missed out on ordering a 2019 Performance Season costume, please see the front desk or send us an email to see if it is still possible to do so. Also, please note that not every class will participate in our 2019 performances as this 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 2019 performances, and which classes will not. Performance season is our favorite season and we cannot wait to see all of dancers showcasing their hard work!
Attention Friday evening and Saturday morning dance classes
Beginning this month, our DDPAC Company will start attending dance competitions on average 1 weekend per month (with the exception of back to back weekends in February). We do our best not to allow these weekends we are gone with our DDPAC Company to affect our Friday and Saturday dance classes, however sometimes the schedule is out of our control. With that being said, we are giving you a heads up that there may be times there is a substitute teacher in your dance classes, a modified schedule (such as combining classes or moving class times), or times in which the studio will need to close in which case you will be offered other classes to make up your missed class in. We will notify you as soon as we can on any class changes or studio closures each month. Again, this knowledge is out of our control and we will inform you as soon as we learn each competition’s schedule. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding!
DDPAC’s 19th Anniversary
On Thursday, March 7th we will be celebrating our 19th year! Oh my goodness!! Time flies when you love what you’re doing and having fun…dancing! We know we say it EVERY year, but we 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. To further celebrate our 19th year, we will be picking 3 dancers from our enrollment list that will win a $45 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 19th Anniversary, DDPACers!
Parking Lot Reminder
Please do not park at the hair salon next door or in any red zones. You are allowed to park in any of the marked spots and or on the street. You also have the option of parking across the street in the Stater Bros. parking lot.
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!