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The BDSOPA Beat: October 2023

Bring-a-Friend Month, BDSOPAAAAHHH! Haunted Hallway Halloween Party, workshops, performances, and more! Read on for important dates and details.

Follies 2024 Recital Details & Costume Info

BDSOPA Birthdays

Important Dates

  • Sunday, 10/22: BDSOPA Tap Intensive w/ Andrew Nemr

  • Friday, 10/27: College Dance Team Clinic

  • Saturday, 10/28: BDSOPAAAHHH Haunted Hallway Halloween Party

  • Wednesday, 11/15: Follies Recital Agreement & Costume Fee Due

  • Wednesday, 11/22-Sunday, 11/26: Studio closed for Thanksgiving break

  • Thursday, 11/23: Gold Team perform in the Philadelphia 6ABC Dunkin Thanksgiving Day Parade

  • Saturday, 11/25-Saturday, 12/23: Gold Team perform at Yuletide Devon (weekends)

  • Friday, 12/1: Gold Team perform in the West Chester Christmas Parade

  • Friday, 12/1: Gold Team perform at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

  • Saturday, 12/2: Gold Team perform in the Visit Philadelphia Holiday Parade

  • Sunday, 12/3: Gold Team perform at the Berwyn Tree Lighting

  • Friday, 12/8: Pop-Up Contemporary Class (click to enroll)

  • Friday, 12/8: 1st BDSOPA Holiday Drop & Shop Event

  • Sunday, 12/10: BDSOPA Holiday Vocal Showcase at Steel City Coffeehouse

  • Friday, 12/15: 2nd BDSOPA Holiday Drop & Shop Event

  • Wednesday, 12/20: Gold Team Vocalists perform at Philadelphia Christmas Village

  • Thursday, December 21st-Monday, January 1st: Studio closed for Winter Break

It's Bring-a-Friend Month!

Being your friend has perks! We're bringing back our popular Bring-A-Friend program for the entire duration of October.

Here's how it works:

  • Give your friend a Class Pass to take a FREE drop-in class

  • When your friend registers, their registration fee will be waived and you'll receive a $35 tuition credit!

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.

BDSOPA Tap Intensive w/ Andrew Nemr: Sunday, 10/22

Andrew Nemr will be joining us on Sunday, October 22nd, for a 1-Day Tap Intensive! Nemr is an international performer, choreographer, and educator who has played with Grammy Award-winning musicians and co-founded the Tap Legacy Foundation with his mentor, legendary tap dancer and choreographer Gregory Hines. Juniors & Tweens will work with Nemr from 11:00am to 12:30pm, and Teens & Seniors will work from 12:30pm to 2:00pm. Click below to secure your child's spot!

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

Join us on Saturday, October 28th, from 4pm-6pm for an afternoon of kid-friendly Halloween fun!

Our Raising the Barre Boo Crew is at it again with frightful fun for the whole family. From trick-or-treating to games and a costume fashion show, it's one of our favorite fall traditions,

To make sure we have enough treats, please click here to RSVP. We hope 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!

BDSOPA Follies 2024 Recital Agreement & Costume Info

Our annual concert, the BDSOPA Follies, will be taking place this year on Saturday, June 15th, 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 , Costume Forms & Fees are due on Wednesday, November 15th. All costumes are custom made for each dancer and routine, so it s essential that we order well in advance to ensure that costumes are made--and delivered!--in time for our performers. Parents are responsible for measuring their child for costumes. If you need help, let us know! Costumes are payable by cash or check. You can find our Follies Agreement & Costume form by clicking below or stop by the office to pick up a copy.

Follies Recital Agreement 2024
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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 Students of the Month this monthare:

Ava Huang

Harper Johnson

Violet Sofish

Alice Warren


Join us in wishing these awesome dancers a happy birthday:

  • Anna Lee A.

  • Nelly A.

  • Isabel B.

  • Emily C.

  • Grace F.

  • Josie F.

  • Keating K.

  • Siena K.

  • Presley L.

  • Milena O.

  • Emma P.

  • Reese R.

  • Colette S.

  • Scarlett S.

  • Violet S.

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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