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Student Event Calendar & Studio Closures 2022/23

Dancer Events/Studio Closures

September 2022 - June 2023

Accelerated Dancer/ Illumination Dance Company Events

Sept 24 - 25

Moving Arts Show Photo Shoot

IDC Only

Fundraiser

October 15

Moving Arts Show

IDC Only

Fundraiser

December 10

In-Studio Winter Show Rehearsal

ACC/IDC Only

Stage Rehearsals/Performances

December TBA

Stage Rehearsal

ACC/IDC Only

Stage Rehearsals/Performances

December 16 - 17

Winter Show

ACC/IDC Only

Stage Rehearsals/Performances

February 11

Princess Tea

IDC Only

Fundraiser

March 10 - 12

Hollywood Connection Convention/Competition

IDC Only

Competition/Performance

March 18 - 19

Spotlight Competition

IDC Only

Competition

April 28 - 30

Onstage NY Competition

IDC Only

Competition

TBA

Class Photos

IDC, Pointe, Ballroom, Bollywood

Stage Rehearsals/Performances

TBA

Class Photos

Moonwalkers, Sparks, Flames,
Musical Theater

Stage Rehearsals/Performances

TBA

Class Photos

Shining Stars, Comets, Rocketeers

Stage Rehearsals/Performances

June 14 - 17

End of Season Showcase Week

All Students

Stage Rehearsals/Performances

Studio Closures

Sept 5

Labor Day

All Students

Observance

Nov 23 - 27

Thanksgiving

All Students

Observance

Dec 19 - Jan 1

Winter Break

All Students

Observance

April 3 - 9

Spring Break

All Students

Observance

May 29

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. After expenses are paid, students will retain individual ticket sales for continuing education experiences. 

  • September 24 & 25, 2022 – 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 15, 2022  – Moving Arts Show (6 showings)
    • 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 – Not Available for 2022

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..

 

Annual Princess Tea 

Each ticket sold for the Princess Tea will be allotted for fundraising (after expenses are deducted). 

  • February 11, 2023
  • Multiple shows w/specialty add-ons

ACC/IDC Company Productions

Winter Show 
December 16 & 17 (3 Shows) 

“Pandora’s Box”

Tickets go on sale the week of November 14th, 2022
 

Our DDANW Winter Show is a MUST ATTEND event for families with children of all ages!  

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

  • Week of November 14th

Showtimes

  • December 16, Friday 7pm
  • December 17, Saturday 1p  & 7pm
 

 

In-Studio & Stage Rehearsals for all Accelerated/Illumination Dance Company Dancers  

 – December 10th @ DDANW (9am – 3pm)

 – Stage rehearsal will take place during the week on a day prior to the show (TBA)

Disney Tour 2022

Dancers will be competing at a nationals competition held at ESPN Wide World of Sports and participate in an all new DDANW original show on an international stage at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida… 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)

Disney Tour Dates

  • March 3-9, 2022

Competitions/Convention

For IDC Dancers Only

The tabs below are information regarding each competition that our teams will be attending in 2022.  Please read through the material carefully and follow protocol for fees and deadlines.

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

Hollywood Connection Convention & Competition

March 10-12, 2023

Hollywood Connection Fees Deadline
(30 days prior to competition) 

All fees will be invoiced to student accounts.

EVENT LOCATION

Hilton, Vancouver WA

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

Spotlight Competition

March 18-19, 2023

Spotlight Competition Fees Deadline
(30 days prior to competition)

All fees will be invoiced to student accounts.

EVENT LOCATION

TBA

 

 

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 28 – 30, 2023

Onstage NY Fees Deadline
(30 days prior to competition) 

All fees will be invoiced to student accounts.

EVENT LOCATION

TBA

DDANW Student Showcase (Recital)

All Studio Showcase Week –  June 14 – 17, 2023

Performances – June 16 & 17 @ WHS Washburn Auditorium (See Recital Hub for schedules)

Stage Rehearsals – June 14, 15 & 16 @ WHS Washburn Auditorium (See Recital Hub for schedules)

Our Annual All-Studio Showcase 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.