National Dance Week February 24-March 5

National Dance Week! February 24-March 5

We are excited to be celebrating National Dance Week at Adagio Ballet! National Dance Week is a time when studios across the country celebrate a promote dance in the community. We have many fun activities planned for students of all ages at our studio as well as special outreach performances and lecture demonstrations in the Arlington Community. See the descriptions of all our events below.

RSVP and find more information at Eventbrite

Ongoing Activities:

“Dance is…” Acrostic

Open to all students

Using the Letters of your name write words that describe dance. Make it creative! Add drawings and colors and they will be hung up around the studio.

Ex.        Active









Friday, February 24-Thursday, March 2

**All clothes should be able to be danced in and should not inhibit movement.**

FRIDAYFreaky Friday: Dress like your dance teacher

SATURDAYPajama Day: Wear your pajamas to class

SUNDAYSports Day: Show your pride for your favorite sports team.

MONDAYCrazy Feet Day: Wear your craziest socks, tights or leggings!

TUESDAYTwin Day: find a friend and dress like twins

WEDNESDAYWaCKy WEdNeSDay: mismatched clothes, crazy hair, be wacky!

THURSDAYThrowback Thursday: Dress up in clothes from your favorite decade.


 Bring a Friend to class

Share your love of dance with a friend! Bring a friend to any class that has space during National Dance Week. Just call the office to RSVP.


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Summer Camp Experience Preview-Zootopia

9:00am-10:00am – ages 4-6.5

See what our summer camps are all about! There will be dancing and crafts based on the characters and story of the movie Zootopia. Special promo for attendees.


Adult Hip Hop Fitness Class

1:30pm-2:30pm – ages 17+

Get up and dance! Join us for a FREE Hip Hop Fitness class for adults during National Dance Week. This class is open to all levels, no dance experience required.

Recommended Attire: Athletic clothing, sneakers


Contemporary Master Class with Leah Castellocastello-headshot

2:30pm-3:45pm For intermediate and advanced intensive students

Leah Castello has been dancing and sharing her passion for dance with others for over 20 years. Leah danced professionally with the Washington Wizards for 3 seasons, serving as co-captain of the team during her third season. Leah is currently the founder and director of AVA Dance Company, an adult dance company based in Arlington, VA. Throughout her 22 of dance experience, Leah has taught several genres of dance to both children and adults. Her choreography has won leading scores in competitions and under her mentorship dancers have grown to superior levels.

Sunday, February 26

Atlas Intersections Dance Festival- Company Danzante Performance

5:00pm- Atlas Performing Arts Center

Come see your teachers perform! Company Danzante is performing at the Atlas Intersections Dance Festival.

They will be presenting choreography from renowned guest choreographers as well as works by Katherine Horrigan and Arturo GarciaTickets available online Here 

Enter Promo Code:
Early5:  5% off *Available through Feb 15th
Student Discount Code:
DanzanteYouth: 15% off

Monday, February 27


Improvisation and Composition Master Class

6:15-7:30 for Intensive and Junior level students ages 10+

Students will explore dance improvisation techniques and create a dance to share at the end of the class. The class will be taught by Adagio Ballet instructor Kyoko Ruch.


Wednesday, March 1

Adagio Youth Dance Camp Preview- Hairspraydownload

5:15pm-6:15pm for ages 10-13

You can’t stop the beat! Join us for our Adagio Youth Dance Camp: Hairspray the Musical Preview! Students will participate in a Musical Theater style Jazz Class dancing to the hits from Hairspray. Special promo offered for attendees.


Saturday, March 4

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Come and celebrate national dance week with Adagio at our Adagio Dance Company’s annual winter showcase. This is a family friendly show for all ages! Come watch our student dance companies perform multiple styles of dance including Jazz, Modern, Ballet, and Tap. This is a great way for your student to be inspired and aspire to the accomplishments of fellow students.


 Sunday, March 5th

Choreography Competition

3:00-4:00pm for students age 6-9

4:00-5:00 for students age 10+

  • Students must register by February 20th to participate.
  • When registering your group include total number of dancers and the names of dancers in the group
  • Students may choose ballet, jazz, modern, tap or any combination of dance styles.
  • Students are encouraged to perform with a partner or in groups. You are more than welcome to invite a friend who is new to dance and have them be a part of your group.
  • Students must provide music on an auxiliary or USB device or CD.
  • Students must provide costumes and props.
  • Choreography must be under 90 seconds in length.
  • Choreography must be created by students only without outside help.
  • Prizes will be awarded to all participants.