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BDSOPA Beat: December 2022

It's the holiday season! From performances to parades, this month is going to be our merriest yet. Read on or click below for important BDSOPA recital details, costume info, and more.

Betsy Daily Holiday Tour 2022

We are preparing for a packed holiday season full of exciting performances and hope to see you there. Click to learn more about each event and share with family and friends!

Raising the Barre has organized a toy drive to support Toys for Tots! We'll perform at Resorts Casino's Swing into Christmas benefiting Toys for Tots (see above for details)--click here to learn more and support!

Our holiday performance season began bright and early on Thanksgiving morning as we danced in the 6ABC Dunkin Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade. Thank you to everyone involved in making the magic happen--we love being a part of this tradition!

Thank you also to PHL17 for having us perform live this Thursday morning in celebration of the Visit Philadelphia Holiday Parade this weekend Click here to see our full performance and interview!

Join Us at the Fa-La-Lollies!

Our annual holiday concert--the Fa-La-Lollies--is only a few weeks away! The Fa-La-Lollies will be held on Sunday, December 18th, at 1pm at T.E. Middle School. If you have placed a ticket order, your tickets are ready for pick-up and can be paid with cash or check. (Tickets are $15 in advance/$18 at the door.)

Need to place a ticket order? Click below and get ready to dance, sing, and be merry with us on December 18th at the Fa-La-Lollies!

BDSOPA Birthdays!

Join us in wishing these awesome dancers a happy birthday:

  • Callie D.

  • Melina F.

  • Margot F.

  • Eloise H.

  • Leanne K.

  • Elle M.

  • Olivia P.

  • Maitreyi S.

Betsy Daily School of Performing Arts Follies Recital Agreement and Costume Forms Due

Our annual concert, the BDSOPA Follies, will be taking place this year on Saturday, June 17th, at the Haverford School! The Follies is a fantastic opportunity for all of our performers to show off their hard work over the school year, and is a highlight of the spring for all who participate and attend. Unless otherwise noted, all classes prepare a dance for this recital.

Follies Recital Agreement and Costume Forms are due on Thursday, December 1st. You can find this form by clicking below or stop by the office to pick up a copy. Parents are responsible for measuring their child for costumes. If you need help, let us know!

Payment for costumes is due along with the Costume Form. It is essential that we order costumes well in advance to ensure that they are made--and delivered!--in time for our performers. You may pay for costumes this year with cash or check.

The Follies will take place on Saturday, June 17th at the Haverford School. We will have a dress rehearsal at the Haverford School on Friday, June 16th.

Recital Contract 2022
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Join us on Band!

Band is a fantastic website and mobile app designed to keep us all on the same beat. We use Band to share videos of class dances that you can access and practice with anytime, anywhere.

Joining our Band is simple:

  1. Download the "Band" app on your mobile device

  2. Create a profile

  3. Click the link below to join!

Please let us know if you have any issues joining and we'll be happy to help!

Connect with Us

Got a question or want more info? Reach us by phone at 610-296-0474 and by email at

You can also find us on Instagram @bdsopa and on Facebook /bdsopa. Follow us for the most up-to-date info and behind-the-scenes moments!

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