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The BDSOPA Beat: December 2021

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Read on and stay in-the-know as we close out the year!

Fa-La-Lollies: Getting Recital Ready

BDSOPA Follies: Costumes!

Important Dates:

(Click each date to learn more)

  • Friday, 12/3, 7pm: Gold Team Performance at the Philly Winterfest Holiday Tree Lighting Powered by PECO

  • Saturday, 12/4, 5pm: Gold Team performance at the First-Ever Visit Philadelphia Holiday Parade

  • Friday, 12/10, 8pm: Gold Team performance at Swing Into Christmas Resorts Casino in Atlantic City, NJ benefitting Marine Corps. Toys for Tots

  • Sunday, 12/12, 1pm: The BDSOPA Annual Fa-La-Lollies at T.E. Middle School

  • Saturday, 12/18, 1pm: Gold Team performance at the Philadelphia Christmas Village

of course, Important Dates wouldn't be complete without...

BDSOPA Birthdays!

Join us in wishing these awesome dancers a happy birthday:

  • Brooklyn B.

  • Isabella D.

  • Melina F.

  • Maeve H.

  • Eloise H.

  • Leanne K.

  • Elle M.

  • Penelope R.

  • Maitreyi S.

  • Megan W.

  • Ruohan H.

Make a Pointe Shoe Wreath With Us this Month!

We are turning retired pointe shoes into a beautiful wreath to celebrate the season! Add your pointe shoes to our festive commemorative wreath by dropping them off to the office by Monday, December 13th! Shoes may be donated by current and alumni dancers as well as our community of BDSOPA families.

Fa-La-Lollies: Getting Recital Ready

Our annual holiday concert--the Fa-La-Lollies--is just around the corner and preparations are underway! The Fa-La-Lollies will be held on Sunday, December 12th, 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.) Advance ticket orders must be paid by Friday, December 10th.

Dress rehearsals will take place during each dancer's regular class time the week of Monday, December 6th. Dancers should arrive in their regular dance clothes and bring their entire costume (including headpieces, tights, and accessories). Students must wear their hair as they will for the recital but are not required to wear make-up for the dress rehearsal.

We look forwarding to dancing, singing, and being merry with you on December 12th at the Fa-La-Lollies!

BDSOPA Follies 2022: It's Costume Time!

Our annual concert, the BDSOPA Follies, will be taking place this year on Saturday, June 18th, at the Haverford School and costume orders are underway!

Please make sure you have paid your costume fee so that we may place an order for your child's costume. 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, check, or credit/debit card. If you would like to pay for your child's costume with a card on file, please contact the office by phone or email.

BDSOPA Students of the Month

Each month, we are celebrating individual BDSOPA student achievement through our Student of the Month program! Teachers nominate students based on progress, performance, attitude, and character. Our December Students of the Month are:

Melina F.
Violet R.
Brynn R.
Lucia W.

Congratulations, Performers! We are so proud of you!

Recap: The BDSOPA GratiTUTU

This November, we turned our thankfulness into a classic--wearable!--dance garment! Each student wrote or drew something that they're grateful for and, after hours of time and miles of tape, it became our first-ever BDSOPA GratiTUTU!

The GratiTUTU serves as a great reminder that we create the fabric of our community, and we are so thankful for each of you! Check out our our Instagram to see both the process and the final result, and see the BDSOPA GratiTUTU the next time you're at the studio!

Looking Ahead: BDSOPA Summer Session 2022

It may seem far off as we clutch our hot chocolates, but our summer plans are already heating up! The BDSOPA Summer Session is packed with exciting programs for dancers and singers of all interests and experiences ages 3-18. From weekly core classes, to mini-camps, and even a full-day musical theater camp, we've got so much in store for this summer. Keep your eyes and ears open for more details coming soon!

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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