Academic Calendar


Note: This is our current schedule for Fall 2017. A full calendar is available in the Student Manual. Locations (unless otherwise indicated) will remain at the DanceLife Center, and times will be announced. 

Check back for the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 calendar. 

Fall 2017

AUGUST 2017
 
  • Aug 16                             Preschool & Assistant Teacher Training
  • Aug 19                             Auditions for Nutcracker (Decatur)
  • Aug 21                             Start of Dance Classes – Charleston
  • Aug 26                             Super Saturday 2017 – Charleston 

SEPTEMBER 2017  
 
  • Sept 5                               Start of Dance Classes – Effingham  
  • Sept 8                               Bring A Friend – Movie & Dance (6-8pm) for 7-12 
  • Sept 9 – 11    Bring A Friend Week  
  • Sept 9                               Super Saturday 2017 – Effingham
  • Sept. 13                            Kids Arts in the Park 9:30 – 12:00nn ??
  • Sept 15                             Bring a Friend – Movie & Dance (6-8pm) for 13- up
  • Sept 17                             Release of Show
  • Sept 23-24                       Weissman Showcase
  • Sept 24 – 30                    Bring A Friend – Effingham  

OCTOBER 2017  – BODY AWARENESS MONTH
 
  • Oct. 1                                Sign up for Winter Performances – Due
  • Oct 6                                 Winter Performances: Parent Meeting
  • Oct. 9-14                          Parent Observation Week (Charleston)
  • Oct 15 – 21                      Parent Observation Week (Effingham)
  • Oct. 21                             Homecoming Parade; NO CLASSES  
  • Oct. 29 – Nov 3              Dress Up Week – No Classes on 10/31/2017

NOVEMBER 2017 – THANKFULNESS MONTH  
 
  • Nov 1                              Nutcracker (Decatur)
  • Nov 17                            Rehearsal 1
  • Nov. 20                          Themed Camp & Open Studio - More info TBA
  • Nov. 22-25                    Thanksgiving Break – No Classes 

DECEMBER 2017 
 
  • Dec 1Dress Rehearsal 
  • Dec 2 Christmas in the Heart of Charleston 
  • Dec 4-9 Costume Sizing 
  • Dec 8 Last Day of Classes - Charleston 
  • Dec 15  Last Day of Classes - Effingham 
  • Dec 27 Camp & Open Studio - More Info TBA 

Spring 2018

JANUARY 2018 - IMPROV MONTH
 
  • Jan. 8   Start of Spring 2018 Dance Classes 
  • Jan. 8-12 Open House 
  • Jan. 15 MLK Jr. Day - NO CLASSES 
  • Jan. 22-26  Bring a Friend Week

FEBRUARY 2018 - DANCE VOCABULARY MONTH 
 
  • Feb. 19 Presidents Day - No Classes

MARCH 2018 - LEARN YOUR DANCE MONTH 
 
  • Mar. 5-9 Parent Observation Week 
  • Mar. 12 - 16 Spring Break - NO CLASSES 
  • Mar. 29 - Apr. 1 Easter Break

APRIL 2018 - TURN DANCE AWAY FROM MIRRORS MONTH
 
  • April 6  Showcase Choreography 
  • April 16 - 20 Costume Distribution 
  • April 20  Education Classes - Performance (The Best of TV) Act I Rehearsal 
  • April 21 Littlest Dancer Demonstration & Mini-Performance (Charleston)
    • Last Day Of Charleston Preschool Classes
  • April 20  Education Classes - Performance (The Best of TV) Act I Rehearsal  
  • April 27  Last day of Classes (Educational Dance Classes) 

MAY 2018 - PERFORMANCE MONTH 
 
  • May 1 Education Classes - Performance (The Best of TV) Act I Rehearsal  
  • May 3 Education Classes - Performance (The Best of TV) Act I Rehearsal  
  • May 5 Picture Day 
  • May 7-11Education Classes - Tech Week See Performance manual for details
  • May 12Performance - The Best of TV
    • Matinee Performance 2:00pm
    • Evening Performance 7:00pm 
  • May 13 Educational Dance Classes Performance - The Best of TV
    • Matinee Performance 2:00pm
  • May 16 (Tentative)  Cast & End of Semester Party (Charleston)
  • May 25 - 27  Trip to Dance St. Louis, Dance Festival
  • May 28 - June 1 Studio is closed 

Summer 2018


June 2018
 
  • June 4 - 8 Summer Dance Intensive
  • June 11 - July 20 -

July 2018
 
  • July 18
  • July 23 - 27 - Summer Dance Intensive

August 2018
 
  • August 6 - 10 
  • August 25
  • August 20