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The BDSOPA Beat: October 2022

Updated: Oct 4, 2022

From Bring-a-Friend to BDSOPAAAAHHH! Haunted Hallway Halloween Party, our October newsletter is all treats--no tricks! Read on for important dates, details, and more!

Important Dates

  • Saturday, 10/8: Gold Team performance at the Paoli Oktoberfest

  • Saturday, 10/15: Raising the Barre Kick-Off Meeting

  • Saturday, 10/29: BDSOPAAAHHH Haunted Hallway Halloween Party

  • Tuesday, 11/1: Fa-La-Lollies & Follies Costume Payments Due

  • Wednesday, 11/24-Sunday, 11/27: Studio closed for Thanksgiving break

  • Thursday, 11/24: Gold Team performance in the Philadelphia 6ABC Dunkin Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Friday, 12/2: Gold Team performance in the West Chester Christmas Parade

  • Friday, 12/2: Gold Team performance at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

  • Saturday, 12/3: Gold Team performance in the Visit Philadelphia Holiday Parade

  • Saturday, 12/10: Gold Team Vocalists carolling at Wellington Square Bookshop

  • Sunday, 12/11: BDSOPA Holiday Vocal Showcase at Steel City Coffeehouse

  • Sunday, 12/18: Annual BDSOPA Fa-La-Lollies at T.E. Middle School

  • Thursday, December 22nd-Sunday, January 1st: Studio closed for Winter Break

BDSOPA Birthdays!

Join us in wishing these awesome dancers a happy birthday:

  • Anna Lee A.

  • Emily C.

  • Josie F.

  • Emma F.

  • Keating K.

  • Siena K.

  • Presley L.

  • Bryn M.

  • Milena O.

  • Emma P.

  • Reese R.

  • Colette S.

  • Scarlett S.

  • Sadie S.

  • Violet S.

  • Olivia T.

Bring-a-Friend Month Starts on Saturday, 10/1

What could be better than dancing? Dancing with friends! We're bringing back our popular Bring-A-Friend program!

Here's how it works:

  • Bring a friend to dance class! They'll get a FREE drop-in and you both receive a little surprise at the end of class OR

  • Spread the word and make sure your friend lets us know that you sent them.

When your friend registers, you'll both receive 50% off of one hour-long dance class for your friend's first month!

You can share this discount with as many friends as you like and stack your savings up to one month of class tuition. Dancers must be new to BDSOPA in order to be eligible for this referral program.

You're Invited to the BDSOPAAAHHH! Haunted Hallway Halloween Party!

Join us on Saturday, October 29th, from 4pm-6pm for an afternoon of kid-friendly Halloween fun!

From trick-or-treating to ghoulishly-fun games and a costume fashion show, it's one of our favorite fall traditions and we'd love to see you there.

Parents: We need your help! Please click below to volunteer to host a Trick-or-Treat station. Thank you for helping us make Haunted Hallway a blast!

Raise the Barre with Us!

Our first Raising the Barre meeting is Saturday, October 15th, from 12:30pm-1pm! Raising the Barre is open to all BDSOPA students in grades 6-12.

What is Raising the Barre?

Raising the Barre is our community outreach program providing the opportunity for students to help others while having fun and engage in new experience while gaining valuable leadership skills. In addition, participating in Raising the Barre can help fulfill school community service requirements, and volunteer hours can be documented for college applications. Previous projects include hosting a Dance-A-Thon for PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center, working with Fleece for Keeps to make fleece blankets for children in foster care, and more (including last year's BDSOPAAAHHH Trunk-or-Treat!). To learn more about Raising the Barre, click here.

How Can My Child Get Involved?

Fill out the form below and join us on Saturday, October 15th, from 12:30pm-1pm for our 1st meeting!

It's Almost Costume Season!

Costume season is almost upon us! Important info will be coming your way soon about your dancer's costume needs for both the Fa-La-Lollies and Follies recitals.

  • Fa-La-Lollies Costume Fees are due on Friday, October 15th

  • Follies Costume Fees are due on Tuesday, November 15th

Students of the Month

Each month, we are celebrating individual BDSOPA student achievements through our Student of the Month program! Teachers nominate Petite, Junior, Teen, and Senior students based on progress, performance, attitude, and character. Our October Students of the Month are:

Kathryn Lexer

Lisa Lueders

Gabi Shu

Zoey Sweet

Congratulations, Performers!

We are so proud of you!

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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