2019 Spring Newsletter


Saturday June 8th 11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm &

Sunday June 9th 11:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm

The shows have no intermission and are approximately each one hour in length.

at the Woodside Performing Arts Center, Churchill Ave. (cross street Woodside Road, Woodside)



All students should be backstage in the dressing room with the parent in charge of the group 30 minutes before the start of the show. Do not wear your costumes to the theatre, please change in your assigned dressing room. After leaving your child backstage, please return to the theatre to enjoy the show. Their teacher will meet them backstage with the chaperone and escort the children on and off the stage. The chaperone will stay with the children and watch them perform in the wings. After their dance, the parent in charge will escort them to the dressing rooms for parent pick up. Please pick up your child when they are done dancing, not at the end of the show. After you have picked up your child, take them back into the theatre so that they may enjoy the other dances. Dancers will need a ticket to sit in the theatre,unless they wish to sit on their parents lap, at no charge. Students in more than one number stay backstage to prepare for their next dance. They will need their parent with them backstage at this time; the parent will take them to the next group parent. A mother in charge of a group is not responsible to deliver a student to their next dance.


will be distributed in class commencing Wednesday May 1st.


will be in each class the week prior to performances (Saturday June 1st through Friday June 7th). No theatre dress rehearsal.


will be posted at all Studios in May. Each class performs in one show on one day but advanced students are in multiple shows. Please check spelling of your dancers name in the program posted at the studios in May.




Adults $25.00 – Child/Senior $15.00

Children are 12 and under and Seniors are 62 and above. Young children sitting on lap do not need a ticket.

  • Tickets will go on sale Wednesday May 1st, 2019 at 12am at menloparkacademyofdance.tix.com
  • Tickets will go off sale on Thursday June 6th.
  • Tickets will then be on sale at the theater box office before performance times, if still available. Please note that in the past some of the shows have sold out.
    Please make sure you purchase tickets for the correct show your child will be dancing in.


  • NO eating or gum chewing in your costume.
  • NO jewelry on stage, please leave it at home as we are not responsible for watching purses and valuables.
  • NO underpants under costumes
  • Hair should be neat and styled according to the teachers directions.
  • Light make up, lipstick and blush may be used by the dancers. No nail polish.
  • Check with the teacher about your attire; tights, socks, etc.


Sign-up for awards will be in the office, or you may email Karina. Please indicate which show you will be receiving your award by May 1st. Not having your name called on stage can be very disappointing. If you are to receive an award, please come backstage toward the end of your show.


The shows will be professionally taped by Visconti Productions and available for purchase in two formats – DVD or USB Flash Drive. Order forms will be available in the office and at the theatre. CASH or CHECK payable to Nathan Visconti.



  • Theatre doors open 1/2 hour prior to each show.
  • The shows start ON TIME and we ask that the audience be in their seats before the show begins.
  • NO strollers are allowed in the theatre at any time. Please park them in the lobby.
  • NO eating or gum chewing in the theatre
  • When entering and exiting the theatre to pick up your child, you MUST go in and out only through the rear doors. Do not use the side doors.
  • Please go in and out only between dances, as it is distracting to the dancers and disturbing to the audience.
  • No videotaping
  • Flash Photography is not allowed in the theatre. It is a hazard and a distraction to the dancers. You may use a camera with a no-flash mode only

STUDIO PHOTOS (optional)

Individual students photos in costumes will be taken on May 18th and 19th and June 1st and 2nd by  “Nancy Mueller Photography”. Photos will take place in Bohannon studios at 3925 Bohannon drive, Menlo Park. Please sign up in the MPAD office or contact the office to reserve an appointment.

• Sat. May 18th, 1:30-5:30pm
• Sun. May 19th, 9:00am-5:30pm
• Sat. June 1st, 1:30-5:30pm
• Sun. June 2nd, 9:00am-5:30pm

Class photos taken during dress rehearsal week in regular class times, Saturday June 1st through Friday June 7th levels three & below. Requests for a class photo for students levels four and above should be made via email to the MPAD office.


Volunteers are needed to act as ushers, door monitors, clean-up crew, etc. Please send an email to Karina if you can assist.


Studio tote bags and flowers will be for sale in the lobby at the recital. Flowers can be pre-ordered and paid in the office. All flowers may be picked up on the day of each show in the lobby. The proceeds benefit the Competition Team Scholarship Fund. 

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SATURDAY JUNE 8th 11:00am

• Monday 4:00pm Ballet I – Vinnie
• Monday 5:30pm Ballet IV – Chantelle
• Tuesday 5:00pm Ballet IV – Sarah
• Tuesday 6:00pm Advanced II Ballet – Sarah
• Wednesday 4:00pm Primary Ballet 6-7 yrs. – Sarah
• Wednesday 6:00pm Advanced I Foundation Ballet – Chantelle
• Wednesday 7:00pm Advanced II Jazz – Amanda
• Thursday 10:30am Pre-Dance & Tap 4 yrs. – Nicole Banta
• Thursday 4:00pm Ballet II – Chantelle
• Saturday 9:30am Primary Ballet 6-7 yrs. – Justine
• Saturday 1:30pm Musical Theatre III & IV – Liz



SATURDAY JUNE 8th – 1:30pm

• Monday 5:00pm Tap III – Dottie
• Monday 6:00pm Tap IV & V – Dottie
• Monday 8:15pm Advanced Pointe II – Michael
• Tuesday 8:30pm Pas De Deux – Michael
• Tuesday 6:00pm Advanced I Contemporary – Michael
• Wednesday 4:00pm Ballet IV – Chantelle
• Wednesday 5:00pm Jazz IV – Amanda
• Friday 5:00pm Musical Theatre III, IV & V – Liz
• Saturday 9:30 Inter/ Adv. Ballet – Michael
• Saturday 10:00am Pre-Ballet 4 yrs. – Leonor
• Saturday 11:00am Pre-Ballet 5 yrs. – Leonor
• Saturday 11:30am Ballet I – Justine
• Saturday 12:30pm Ballet II – Justine



SATURDAY JUNE 8th – 4:00pm

• Monday 3:30pm Primary Ballet 6-7 yrs. – Chantelle
• Monday 5:00pm Jazz V – Amanda
• Monday 6:30pm Advanced Ballet I – Sarah Arnold
• Monday 8:15pm Advanced Pointe II – Michael
• Tuesday 8:30pm Pas de Deux – Michael
• Tuesday 4:00pm Ballet I – Liz
• Wednesday 2:30pm Pre-Dance & Tap 3yrs. – Fabiana
• Wednesday 5:00pm Ballet V – Sarah
• Thursday 4:00pm Ballet I – Sarah
• Thursday 4:00pm Pre-Ballet 5 yrs. – Leonor
• Thursday 5:00pm Ballet V – Ommi
• Friday 4:30pm Beg. Jazz I 6-8 yrs. – Fabiana



SATURDAY JUNE 8th – 6:30pm

• Monday 4:00pm Beg. Tap I 6-8 yrs. – Dottie
• Monday 4:00pm Lyrical V – Amanda
• Tuesday 5:00pm Ballet V – Liz
• Wednesday 3:30pm Tap & Jazz 5-6 yrs. – Fabiana
• Wednesday 4:30pm Ballet I – Kim
• Wednesday 4:30pm Jazz III – Fabiana
• Wednesday 5:30pm Ballet III – Kim
• Friday 4:00pm Inter. I Contemporary – Michael
• Friday 5:30pm Ballet V – Fabiana
• Saturday 9:30am Advanced Ballet – Peter
• Saturday 12:30pm Musical Theatre V & Inter. – Liz



SUNDAY JUNE 9th – 11:00am

• Monday 3:30pm Pre-Ballet 5 yrs. – Sarah
• Monday 4:30pm Ballet II – Chantelle
• Monday 6:45pm Advanced Ballet II – Michael
• Tuesday 4:00pm Ballet III – Sarah
• Wednesday 5:00pm Hip Hop III & IV – Jayvin
• Thursday 9:30am Pre-Dance & Tap 3yrs. – Nicole Banta
• Thursday 3:00pm Pre-Ballet 4 yrs. – Sarah
• Thursday 4:00pm Boys Hip Hop – Jayvin
• Thursday 5:00pm Ballet III – Leonor
• Friday 4:00pm Lyrical III – Liz
• Saturday 11:00am Adv. II Contemporary – Michael



SUNDAY JUNE 9th – 1:30pm

• Monday 5:00pm Ballet III – Vinnie
• Monday 6:00pm Inter/Adv. Jazz – Amanda
• Monday 8:15pm Advanced Pointe II – Michael
• Tuesday 8:30pm Pas de Deux – Michael
• Tuesday 4:00pm Jazz II – Fabiana
• Wednesday 3:30pm Pre-Ballet 5yrs. – Kim
• Wednesday 4:00pm Beg. Hip Hop 7-10yrs. – Jayvin
• Wednesday 5:00pm Ballet II – Chantelle
• Wednesday 5:30pm Lyrical II – Fabiana
• Thursday 4:00pm Primary Ballet 6-7yrs. – Fabiana
• Thursday 5:00pm Intermediate II Ballet – Sarah
• Thursday 5:00pm Advanced I Lyrical – Fabiana
• Thursday 7:30pm Advanced I Ballet – Sarah
• Friday 4:00pm Ballet II – Sarah
• Saturday 9:00am Pre-Dance & Tap 3 yrs. – Leonor
• Saturday 10:30am Ballet III – Justine



SUNDAY JUNE 9th – 4:00pm

• Monday 4:30pm Inter. Foundation Ballet – Sarah
• Monday 6:00 & 7:00pm Beg. & Inter. Teen Ballet – Vinnie
• Monday 8:15pm Advanced Pointe II – Michael
• Tuesday 8:30pm Pas de Deux – Michael
• Tuesday 5:00pm Tap II – Dottie
• Tuesday 6:00pm Intermediate Jazz – Fabiana
• Tuesday 7:00pm Inter/Adv. Lyrical – Patricia
• Wednesday 6:00pm Inter/Adv. Teen Hip Hop – Jayvin
• Wednesday 6:30pm Beg. Teen Jazz – Fabiana
• Thursday 6:00pm Beg. Teen Hip Hop – Jayvin
• Thursday 7:00pm Inter. Teen Lyrical – Fabiana
• Friday 3:00pm Pre-Ballet 4 yrs. – Julie
• Friday 3:30pm Pre-Dance & Tap 4 yrs. – Fabiana
• Saturday 9:00am Pre-Ballet 5yrs – Nicole Yip
• Saturday 10:00am Intermediate Ballet – Nicole Yip
• Student Choreography Class



SUNDAY JUNE 9th – 6:30pm

• Tuesday 4:00pm Advanced Tap – Dottie
• Tuesday 4:30pm Inter/Adv. Ballet – Michael
• Tuesday 5:00pm Inter. Lyrical – Fabiana
• Tuesday 7:00pm Adv. I Jazz – Fabiana
• Wednesday 6:00pm Adv. Foundation II Ballet – Sarah
• Thursday 4:00pm Boys Hip Hop – Jayvin
• Thursday 4:00pm Ballet IV – Ommi
• Thursday 5:00pm Hip Hop I & II – Jayvin
• Thursday 5:00pm Intermediate I Ballet – Chantelle
• Thursday 6:00pm Adv. II Lyrical – Fabiana
• Friday 5:00pm Inter. II Contemporary – Michael
• Saturday 11:00am Intermediate Ballet – Peter
• Saturday 12:30pm Lyrical IV – Vinnie


Menlowe Ballet’s TRIPTYCH, ‘Art in Three Pieces’, May 3-5, 2019

Menlowe Ballet, our community’s acclaimed resident professional ballet company continues its eight-year tradition of presenting stellar dancing combined with groundbreaking choreography with the following program:
Kimono Wednesdays ~ Inspired by Claude Monet’s 1876 painting La Japonaise, Michael Lowe’s newest work is a delightful and whimsical “night-at-the-museum” fantasy where works of art spring to life.
The Lady with the Lamp ~ A poignant tribute to the life and ground-breaking contributions of Florence Nightingale, atrail blazing visionary who revolutionized the nursing profession. Choreographed by Sarah-Jane Measor and MichaelLowe.
Playing Love ~ Michael Lowe’s dreamscape of romantic neoclassical duets that illuminate various forms of love.

The 2pm matinee on Saturday, May 4 is dedicated to MPAD families with the following offer:
Discount of $5 per seat using discount code MPAD at time of booking
Exclusive Meet & Greet on stage after the performance with photo opportunities with company dancers. Space is limited so secure your opportunity today!
To obtain your seats to the performance and access to the Meet & Greet, book online today and use discount code MPAD to be included on the entrance list:  www.menloweballet.org or by calling 800.595.4849.


Special pricing for MPAD families: $5 off each ticket when using discount code MPAD at checkout: www.menloweballet.org or by calling 800-595-4TIX (4849).


MPAD Summer Intensive for Intermediate and Advanced students will be June 10th through June 21st, 2019. The Intensive offers elite instruction in classical ballet technique, pointe, variations, pas de deux, contemporary, jazz and African dance. Lectures and Q & A sessions covering a variety of dance-related topics will be offered. The program culminates in an on-stage performance that family and friends can attend on June 21st.

MPAD JUNIOR INTENSIVE will take place June 24th through 29th, 2019.

This intensive is for students who have completed Ballet III, IV & V. Classes are offered in a variety of dance genres with an emphasis on classical ballet, and run from 9am-4pm. The program culminates in a studio performance that family and friends can attend on June 29th.

Registration forms for both Summer Intensives are available online (Summer Intensive and Junior Intensive) and from the MPAD office.

MPAD SUMMER CLASSES July 8th to August 10th, 2019. Sign-up online. In addition to all of your favorite classes, Acro with Janice Fager and Pirouettes & Jumps with Michael Lowe will be offered. Please join us for another exciting summer.

Please contact the MPAD office if you have any questions.
Office hours are Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-1pm. 650-323-5292

Main Office:
[email protected]
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Bohannon Studios:
[email protected] (Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm)
[email protected] (Monday 3:30am-6:30pm, Friday 3-6pm)


All dates are listed on our calendar page at www.menloparkacademyofdance.com