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Student Event Calendar & Studio Closures 2020/21

Dancer Events/Studio Closures

August 2020 - June 2021

Accelerated Dancer/ Illumination Dance Company Events

April 16-18

Spotlight Competition

IDC Only

Competition

April 23-25

Fly Dance Competition

IDC Only

Competition

April 30-May 2

Onstage NY Competition

IDC Only

Competition

TBA

Class Photos

All Students

Stage Rehearsals/Performances

June 14-19

End of Season Showcase Week

All Students

Stage Rehearsals/Performances

Studio Closures

Sept 7

Labor Day

All Students

Observance

Nov 25-28

Thanksgiving

All Students

Observance

Dec 22-Jan 2

Winter Break

All Students

Observance

April 5-10

Spring Break

All Students

Observance

May 31

Memorial Day

All Students

Observance

Parades

Washougal Lighted Holiday Parade

Experience a high energy, fun, full-costume parade with choreography while representing DDANW in the community!  Please see the drop-down tab below for all the details, including themes, rehearsal days and parade performance details. 

Washougal Lighted Holiday Parade
  • TBA

Costume

  • Each dancer must be lit in order to participate. (Lighted necklaces, headbands, tutus, etc….obviously battery operated w/ small battery packs if you must use battery packs).  Please no glow stick necklaces.  They don’t stay on very well and they leave little rubber pieces lying around in the streets. 
  • Our color palette is white, off-white, light pastels (Snow bunny look). Please do not wear hot pink, flashy bright colors, black etc.   This is helpful so that we can see all the lights and our dancers have a “glow” effect.
  • Hats, scarves, gloves, are all acceptable and also (weather dependent) can make or break a dancer’s experience and comfortability.  
  • Shoes should be black tennis shoes.  (Please no dirty, worn-out shoes.  Remember that this is also a performance and we would like to maintain that a performance that is entertaining as well as pleasing on all accounts). 
  • Hair and Make-up is up to the dancers, but should not be a deterrence from their performance.  Make-up does not need to be full stage make-up. 
 
 

Fundraisers

Fundraisers are offered to Dancers for help in alleviating some of the costs for Accelerated/IDC Performing Arts Education. Utilizing these opportunities to the fullest will significantly decrease costs for specialty events.  Please see the drop-down tab below for details about each fundraiser offered.  Note: Moving Arts Show Photo Shoot and All Winter Show-related events are mandatory for Accelerated and IDC dancers. 

Moving Arts Show Fundraiser
 

Each ticket to our exclusive DDANW “Date night” is sold for $50 per couple. From each set of tickets, $30 will be allotted for fundraising. The extra profits will be allotted towards costuming and props for our Winter Show fundraiser, with any additional going toward our scholarship program.

  • September 2020 TBA  – Moving Arts Photo Shoot   (Reserve your time) First come, first served
    • Dancers will have approx. 10 min maximum for session.  The session should be an artistic expression of an individual idea, concept, or theme that suits the dancer. Costuming should be modest and tasteful.  Any props must be rehearsed with prior to photo shoot.  Please let us know if your props will require clean-up time. Parents must wait in the lobby.
  •  October 2020 TBA – Moving Arts Show (2 showings, 6 & 8pm)
    • Live Performances (Dancers by audition only; dances must be high quality for close-up viewing)
    • Ballroom Dance Lesson
    • Moving Arts Photo Gallery 
    • Dessert/Appetizers/Drinks Bar

 

Program Ads/Corporate Sponsors for Winter Show

Program Ads are a great way to raise funds without a lot of effort.  Ads are eligible for fundraising after printing expenses are paid.   See our non-profit page for program ad form and sponsorship info to send out to your contacts!  

  • Share our program ad form with local businesses or acquire a personal ad for a performer 
  • Make sure to follow up with your contacts!  Ads are due no later than November 15th, 2020.

 

Annual Princess Tea and Winter Show Fundraiser

Each ticket sold for the Princess Tea portion of the fundraiser will be allotted for fundraising (after expenses are deducted). Half of each winter show ticket sold in our pre-sale will be allotted for fundraising. Current DDANW clients (not related to Accl/IDC Dancer) who purchase tickets are not eligible patrons for the fundraiser.  

  • December 18-19, 2020 – Princess Tea and 3 Shows
  •  See “Accelerated Company Productions” below for rehearsal/performance details. 

Accelerated Company Productions

Annual Princess Tea & Winter Show December 18-19  (3 Shows) @ WHS

Our DDANW Annual Princess Tea and Winter Show is a MUST ATTEND event for families with children of all ages! Benefiting our Accelerated Dance Program Dancers, the show is a perfect way to leap into the Spirit of the Holidays!  MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the performing arts education of passionate, hard-working, young artists by supporting this amazing event that has become a staple in our community during the holiday season!  Please see the drop-down tab below for student details.

Tickets go on Sale

  • November 15th

Showtimes

  • December 18th, 7pm
  • December 19th, 1pm & 7pm

Princess Tea

  • December 19th, 11:00am

 

In-Studio & Stage Rehearsals for all Accelerated Dancers (Modified for 2020 show coming soon)

 

Disney Tour 2022

Dancers will be exposed to professional level workshops, accelerated performing arts training from industry professionals, and an opportunity to perform on an international stage.   We will also visit Huntington Beach, home of Orange County Song & Dance where our dancers will participate in exclusive sessions with renowned choreographers from the Los Angeles area.  In 2018 and 2020, we were happy to workshop with the incredible Stacie Craig, a celebrated, award-winning choreographer and producer.  DDANW students were also fortunate to work with musical theatre legend and award-winning choreographer, Roger Castellano… just a glimpse of the experiences that DDANW dancers have to look forward to on tour!  Please see the drop-down tab below for student details.

Frequently Asked Questions (Video)

Competitions/Convention

For IDC Dancers Only

The tabs below are information regarding each competition that our teams will be attending in 2021.  Please read through the material carefully and follow protocol for fees and deadlines in order to secure lowest fees for our Company.  

PAYMENTS

Since all of our competitions this season are 3 weekends back to back and fees are due 30 days prior to competitions, we would advise (if possible) making one deposit for all 3 competitions by March 15.  For help with payments, please email us. 

Competition fees are due by the deadline provided in order to secure lowest costs for our dancers at this event. 

Spotlight Competition

April 16-18

Spotlight Competition Fees Deadline
(30 days prior to competition)

All fees should be paid directly to Columbia Credit Union account for dancers.

Novas – 

Competition Fee – $110 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $115

Duet Fee – $67

Luminaries – 

Competition Fee – $110 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $115

Flames – 

Competition Fee – $110 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $115

Nulights –  

Competition Fee – $110 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $115

 

EVENT LOCATION

Lane Events Center 
796 W 13th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402

 

Contracted IDC Dancers are attending the following event with their team.

Fees are posted below for this event and due by the deadline provided in order to secure lowest costs for our dancers. 

Fly Dance Competition Fees

APRIL 23-25

Fly Dance Competition Fees Deadline
(30 Days prior to competition)

All fees should be paid directly to Columbia Credit Union account for dancers.

Novas – 2 routines 

Competition Fee – $100 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $125

Duet Fee – $65

Luminaries – 2 Routines

Competition Fee – $100 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $125

Flames – 2 Routines 

Competition Fee – $100 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $125

Nulights – 2 Routines 

Competition Fee – $100 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $125

 

COMPETITION LOCATION

Parkrose High School in Portland, OR

Competition fees are as posted and due by the deadline provided in order to secure lowest costs for our dancers at this event. 

Onstage New York Competition

April 30-May 2

Onstage NY Fees Deadline
(30 days prior to competition) 

All fees should be paid directly to Columbia Credit Union Student Account.

Novas – 

Competition Fee – $100 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $120

Duet Fee – $67

Luminaries – 

Competition Fee – $100 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $120

Flames –  

Competition Fee – $100 (2 routines) 

Soloist Fee – $120

Nulights –  

Competition Fee – $100 (2 routines)

Soloist Fee – $120

 

EVENT LOCATION

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

DDANW Student Showcase (Recital)

All Studio Recital Week –  June 14-19 @ WHS

Our Annual All-Studio Recital is the most exciting week of our year as studio dancers!  Ages 3 and up will have the opportunity to perform in one or more of our themed shows.  DDANW has a rich history of packed houses!  Our brilliant choreographers create stunning masterpieces for maximum audience entertainment as well as emotional, artistic connection at many different levels of dance and performance that span the age groups.