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Aurora Dance Arts
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Bring the gift of dance to your child's life..or your own! Find your swagger with Aurora Dance Arts! Dance is a wonderful, creative outlet for emotions and expression! Kick up your heels and dance with Aurora Dance Arts! Aurora Dance Arts has dance classes in a wide variety of styles for all ages! Our beautiful young ballerinas! Dance has no boundaries and can build friendships that last a lifetime!
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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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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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Purchase Your Tickets for Fairytales from Around the World!!

Aurora Dance Arts is proud to present our 2015 production of Fairytales from Around the World!  This exciting dance production will be taking place on November 6th at 7:00 p.m. and on November 7th & 8th at 2:00 p.m.  All performances are held in the Aurora Fox Arts Center.  Tickets are now on sale for this family-friendly, fun, and educational dance spectacular!  Tickets cost $8 apiece and can be purchased either by calling the Aurora Fox Box Office at 303-739-1970 or online by following the link below.  Family Four Packs are also available for $28 and can be reserved by calling the Aurora Fox Box Office.  This show is appropriate for audience members, ages 1 to 100 years old, and there is a little something for everyone.  Please join us and let your imagination grow with Aurora Dance Arts! 

Congratulations to the Cast of Fairytales from Around the World-2015
We are proud to announce the official casting for Aurora Dance Arts’ 2015 production of Fairytales from Around the World!  Please see the Official Cast List for details.  Thank you to everyone that auditioned for this production this year.  We are so proud of each and every dancer who had the courage to try out, both those that were and were not named as part of the cast.  Auditioning for productions is absolutely essential to a dancer’s journey through their training.  So we hope that this audition was a positive, learning experience for all that took part, and we encourage all dancers to continue working hard and growing in their dance technique and performance skills in all of their dance classes.
If you were cast in this year’s production…
All dancers or parents of dancers will need to call the Aurora Dance Arts Office at 303-326-8308 or e-mail the Director at mjchapma@auroragov.org by Tuesday, August 18, 2015 to either accept or decline the part/s in which they have been cast.  A $40 Performance Fee is required of all participants in this production and is due to be paid no later than September 30, 2015.  The Performance Fee can be paid by either calling or coming into the Dance Office.  The rehearsal and performance schedule for Fairytales from Around the World will be posted shortly, no later than Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 5pm.  Please review the rehearsal and performance schedule thoroughly before accepting the parts that have been cast.  Dancers in Fairytales from Around the World are required to attend all rehearsals and performances as specified in the rehearsal and performance schedule.  There are absolutely NO UNEXCUSED ABSENCES from rehearsals, and you must be excused from rehearsals, either by the Director or the choreographer of the fairytale in which you are cast, in order to miss a rehearsal.  There are absolutely NO ABSENCES from any performances.  Rehearsals will commence on either the weekend of August 21-23 or the weekend of August 28-30, depending on which fairytales in which you have been cast, and please see the rehearsal schedule for specific details.  If you have any further questions regarding casting and/or the rehearsal schedule, please call the Dance Office or e-mail the Director.  Once again congratulations to our cast, thank you so much for being a part of this exciting production this year, and we can’t wait to get started!   

2015 Fall Break Bash
You’re Invited to Aurora Dance Arts’ 4th Annual Fall Break Bash!  
Aurora Dance Arts is excited to invite all current dance students in our program and their families to our 4th Annual Fall Break Bash!  This spooktacular, family-friendly event will be held on Friday, October 23rd from 6:00-8:30pm in Beck Recreation Center (800 Telluride Street, Aurora, 80011). This event is Autumn and Halloween-themed and is a wonderful opportunity for dance students, their families, and the ADA teachers and staff to mingle and celebrate the season outside of our weekly dance classes. This party is a free event and is open to all dancers and parents and siblings of dancers in our ADA program. This is a Halloween-themed event, but if you do not celebrate Halloween, you are still more than welcome to attend.
There will be food, drinks, games, prizes, a dance performance, a costume contest, and more!  Everyone is encouraged to wear their Halloween costume, if they have one (adults too!), and there will be prizes for the best costumes.  If you have any questions about this event, please feel free to call the Dance Office at 303-326-8308 or e-mail the Director at mjchapma@auroragov.org.  On behalf of the wonderful staff here at ADA, we are looking very forward to this event. We cannot wait to celebrate the season with our dancers and their families! Happy Halloween!!

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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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