2019 Summer Newsletter

Dear Menlo Park Academy of Dance Families,

Hoping this finds you well and enjoying the warm days of summer.

PBT Class

[highlight]Registration for 2019-20 school year classes[/highlight] is still available online – it’s not too late to register! New classes this year include Pirouettes & Jumps with Michael and three levels of Acro with Teacher Jan. We are also adding in more classes of Progressing Ballet Technique by popular demand. Learn more about of this innovative method of training muscle memory to achieve personal best in dance on our Program page.



Why not try something new this year? We offer a wide selection of dance classes for everyone including Tap, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. Check out these fun & high energy classes! Come for a [highlight]FREE trial class of Tap with Dottie or Hip Hop with Jayvin[/highlight] this fall – just contact the office for details and swing by to pick up your free one class pass!


We are very much looking forward to welcoming [highlight]new teachers[/highlight] to Menlo Park Academy next month – Giulia Settimo, Kirsten Livingston & Nicole Ferris. Read their bios and photos on  our Faculty page.



Want more performing opportunity this year? Then why not audition for [highlight]Menlowe Ballet “It’s A Wonderful Nutcracker”[/highlight]? It is a thrilling opportunity to dance alongside professional dancers in a timeless classical ballet with a twist. Auditions are Sunday August 25th and more information including pre-registration is available at www.menloballet.org/auditions


We are planning a [highlight] mini Winter Intensive[/highlight] from Thursday January 2nd through Saturday January 4th 2020 for Intermediate & Advanced students. Registration for one, two, or all three days are now available from the MPAD Office or here. Faculty to include Erin Yarbrough from Smuin Ballet and other favorite guest teachers!


[highlight]2020 Recital dates[/highlight] are set for: SATURDAY JUNE 6TH & SUNDAY JUNE 7TH at Woodside High School Performing Arts Center. Save the date for your dancer! Please visit the Calendar page for a list of special dates & holidays for the 2019-20 School Year.


[highlight]Royal Academy of Dance Examinations[/highlight] are tentatively set for the BEGINNING OF MARCH 2020. Registration will be available in November. Please visit the RAD page for more information on class requirements & eligibility to take an exam. Want to get a head start on ordering [highlight]Character Shoes & Skirts[/highlight]? Character skirts will be available to order directly from the manufacturer – details coming soon. You can also order both shoes & skirts from the MPAD office. Please visit our website to check out the updated dress code.


Back in town with nothing to do? Check out our summer class schedule. There are still three weeks of great classes through August 10th.


Many thanks for your continued support of Menlo Park Academy of Dance and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Warmest regards,


Director, Menlo Park Academy of Dance


Please contact the MPAD office if you have any questions.

Office hours are Monday-Friday 10am-5:30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm. 650-323-5292
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All dates are listed on our calendar page at www.menloparkacademyofdance.com