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Huge Congratulations to the Cast of Fairytales from Around the World 2015!  We are so proud of you! Huge Congratulations to the Cast of Fairytales from Around the World 2015!  We are so proud of you! Huge Congratulations to the Cast of Fairytales from Around the World 2015!  We are so proud of you! Huge Congratulations to the Cast of Fairytales from Around the World 2015!  We are so proud of you! Huge Congratulations to the Cast of Fairytales from Around the World 2015!  We are so proud of you! Huge Congratulations to the Cast of Fairytales from Around the World 2015!  We are so proud of you! Huge Congratulations to the Cast of Fairytales from Around the World 2015!  We are so proud of you!
2016 Summmer Dance
Spend Your Summer With Aurora Dance Arts!!
Are you looking for some fun, unique and creative ways to spend your summer days and nights?  Look no further!!  Aurora Dance Arts is excited to be holding a variety of Summer Dance Camps and Summer Dance Classes in 2016.  From dancing like a “Fairytale Princess” or getting a little taste of “All Styles” of dance to getting down and “Stomping It Out” or learning to choreograph and audition like a professional dancer, our Summer Dance Camps offer a little something for everyone, Ages 4 to 19.  Can’t make it to a Summer Camp?  Have no fear!  ADA also offers a wide variety of Summer Dance Classes for both Children and Adults, and we have extended our Summer Dance Class schedule to be even more comprehensive for 2016.  Please check out the PDF of our Summer Dance Flyer for the extended schedule of all of our Summer Dance Offerings here at Aurora Dance Arts. 
Registration is NOW OPEN for Summer 2016 by calling the Dance Office!!  Registration is open online on April 8th.  Space is limited, so register today!  Questions??  Please call the Dance Office at 303-326-8308 or e-mail the Director of ADA at mjchapma@auroragov.org.  

2016 dance intensives
Soar to New Heights in Your Dance Training this Summer!!
Aurora Dance Arts is proud to announce our first ever… 2-Week Intermediate/Advanced Dance Intensive!  This intensive is open to students in our Continuous Dance Program, who are ages 10-18 and who have taken at least a Ballet or Jazz I (L2) class or higher.  This two week intensive is offered 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday, for intermediate to advanced dancers who would like to bring their training to a new & exciting level this Summer!  Students will receive daily ballet classes, including a specialty ballet Master Class with Ballet Master, Valery Lantratov.  Students will also train in a myriad of other dance styles with a variety of teachers throughout the two weeks.  Dance styles included in this intensive are: Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Improvisation, Bollywood, Bellydance, Hip Hop and Audition Coaching.  This intensive runs from July 18-30, 2016 from 1:00-4:00pm each day at Meadow Hills Rec Center.  The cost is $260 for Aurora Residents and $315 for Non-Residents.  Please check out the PDF of our Soar to New Heights Intensive Flyer for complete details of this exciting opportunity.

Aurora Dance Arts’ Picture Day and Spring Dance Recitals are just around the corner! Do you have all the information you need? Picture Day is May 7th at Beck Recreation Center, located at 800 Telluride Street, Aurora, 80011. The Pre Recitals take place on May 21st at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Hinkley High School, located at 1250 Chambers Road, Aurora, 80011. The Beginning-Advanced Recitals take place on June 3rd & 4th at 7 p.m., also at Hinkley High School. Need specific information regarding schedules, rehearsals, locations, or call times? Please see the links to all Picture Day and Recital Flyers below. Still have questions?? Please call the Dance Office at 303-326-8308, e-mail the director at mjchapma@auroragov.org, or speak with your child’s dance instructor. We are so excited for Recital and hope you are too!!!

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The following people have been chosen to present their Cameo at the 2016 Spring Dance Recitals.  Thank you to everyone that auditioned, we were so proud of your hard work on these pieces, and the judges were quite impressed with the quality and thoughtfulness of all of the student choreography this year.  If your Cameo has been chosen to be performed in either recital this year, the dance office will be in contact with you in the next couple of weeks about the details.  You will be assigned an instructor to work with on your piece, and you will be given notes and suggestions from your audition.  Again, thank you so much to everyone that had the courage to audition for Cameos this year!  You were wonderful! 

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Decades of Dance

If you have any questions regarding these castings, please contact the dance office at 303-326-8308 or the director at mjchapma@auroragov.org

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Congratulations to the Opening & Closing Casts of our 2016 Spring Dance Recitals!!!
Thank you so much to all of the students from Aurora Dance Arts who auditioned on February 7th for the Opening and Closing numbers for our 2016 Dance Recitals.  We are so proud of each of you for having the courage to audition!  You were wonderful and you make the ADA director and instructors so very inspired!  Please remember that casting is based on the needs of these particular dances and choreographers, and we simply cannot cast everyone.  So if you were cast this year or if you still have some work to do…please, JUST KEEP DANCING!
For those that were cast, please see the PDF links to the Cast Lists and Rehearsal Schedules.  There are four casts.  The Opening for the Pre Recital is Johnny Be Good, and the Closing for the Pre Recital is Disco Fever.  The Opening for the Beg-Adv Recital is Spamalot, and the Closing for the Beg-Adv Recital is New York, New York.  Please read all casting and rehearsal schedule documents thoroughly before accepting your casting!  Once committed, you will be expected to attend all weekend rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances.   
Please remember that you will need to call the Dance Office at 303-326-8308 or e-mail the Director at mjchapma@auroragov.org by Wednesday, February 17th at 3:00pm to confirm that you accept the parts for which you are cast.  Extra costuming details and costs will be arranged and explained to all participating families once casting has been solidified.  Again, congratulations to everyone who auditioned! You make us so proud! 

Opening Cast - Decades of Dance - Johnny Be Good
Closing Cast - Decades of Dance - Disco Fever
Opening Cast - Evening on Broadway - Spamalot
Closing Cast - Evening on Broadway - New York, New York 

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2015 Dance Schedule (PDF)

Continuous Children's Dance Program
The Continuous Children's Dance Program for students ages 3 to 18 is a comprehensive, nine-month program with classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, hop hop and poms. Highly qualified instructors implement an established dance syllabus for beginning through advanced level classes designed to grow with your child. The Student/Parent Handbook provides detailed information that every dance student and parent will need to know.

Continuous classes begin at the end of August and run through the beginning of June. Students must register by Dec. 1 to participate in these classes. Registration for Fall 2015 begins July 27th. The Continuous Dance schedule will be posted on July 6th.  To sign up or for more information, call the Dance Office at 303-326-8308.

Registration and Class Placement
Registration for the Continuous Children's Dance Program is done through the Dance Office. Children are placed in classes based on age, ability and technique level. Classes are arranged sequentially so that students progress through the program safely, without gaps in training, and are well prepared for the next technique level. Instructors may recommend a transfer to another class (up or down a level) based on ability and the best interest of the student.

Performance Opportunities
Aurora Dance Arts offers a variety of performance opportunities for students such as annual recitals, a bi-annual performance of "The Nutcracker" and two Performing Groups. The Performing Groups showcase their talents throughout the year at various venues. Participation in production shows and Performing Group are by audition only.

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Student/Parent Handbook
2015-2016 (PDF)
Bring the gift of dance to your child’s life or your own
Aurora Dance Arts offers professional dance instruction in many styles for all ages. Classes take place at city of Aurora facilities: Beck, Expo, Village Green, Meadowood, Meadow Hills and the Aurora Center for Active Adults (view a map of facility locations).

Contact the Aurora Dance Arts office at:
303-326-8308 (phone)
303-739-6586 (fax)

Dance office hours are:
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Thank you Aurora!
The Aurora Dance Arts (ADA) has won the 2013 Aurora Macaroni Kid Family Choice award for Best Dance Classes!  ADA received the notification we were one of the top two dance studios in Aurora nominated in this category. We are excited to be honored by our patrons with this award, and want to say thank you to everyone who voted for us.

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Aurora Recreation Guide Dance Classes 
Child and adult dance classes are available for five-to-eight-week sessions in the Aurora Recreation Guide published quarterly. Registration is ongoing. Please visit our online catalog or call the Dance Office at 303-326-8308 for more information. Adult classes in ballroom, jazz, tap, hip-hop, belly dance, musical theater, country western line dance and other styles offer a fun, creative workout in a social setting. Summer camps for youth also are scheduled annually.

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Register Online
You will be directed to our NEW online registration site. You will need to create a new account with us, even if you currently have one. Your new account can be created in just a few minutes. Please contact us at 303-326-8650 if you encounter any issues.

To view registration options and a schedule of short-term Cultural Services Division dance classes, visit the recreation guide web page. Registration is available online, by phone, by mail, by fax or in person at several city facilities.

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Art & History School Outreach
Help your students succeed in school and in life through hands on participation in art, dance, music, history and drama/theatre. The city of Aurora Cultural Services Division offers on- and off-site programs to enhance any curriculum by educating young minds through creativity.

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