Défilé accessories are being distributed in classes May 8-20.  NO extra items have been ordered, so please take care that children do not play with them prior to concert time.  You must bring your child's accessory with you to Carmel High School.  All undistributed accessories will be brought to the theatre and your child will receive theirs at check-in time

Défilé Ballet skirts are now available in Avenue 21 Dancewear!  All Ballet students must purchase the required class skirt.  If your child already has a Pre-Ballet tutu, a romantic tutu, or a practice tutu from a previous year, they do not need to purchase a new tutu.



PRE-BALLET - light pink tutu available in x/s and m/l $22.95
BALLET 1 - light pink, pull on chiffon skirt available in ys, ym and yl $15
BALLET 1A - light blue,  pull on chiffon skirt  available in ys, ym and yl $15
BALLET 2A - lavendar, pull on chiffon skirt available in ys, ym and yl $15
BALLET 2B, 3A, 3B - white juliet/romantic tutus available in a youth or adult size, $19 
BALLET 4, 5, 6 & POINTE - practice tutus $54.95
CHARACTER will wear character skirts (uniform) 




NOTE #3 (theatre call times & performance logistics)

Click here to view NOTE #3 for the "PINK CONCERT" @ 1:00 pm 

Click here to view NOTE #3 for the "BLUE CONCERT" @ 5:15 pm 

Click here to view NOTE #3 for the "PURPLE CONCERT" @ 2:00 pm 

Click here to view NOTE #3 for the "GREEN CONCERT" @ 6:15 pm




Click your concert below for a Studio West Picture Order Form





Click here for the DVD Order Form (one form for all concerts)

Click here for the Costume Change Form





Saturday, May 27

"PINK CONCERT" 1:00 pm - Intro to Pre-Ballet, Pre-Ballet 1, Pre-Ballet 2, Pre-Ballet 3, KinderHop

"BLUE CONCERT" 5:15 pm - Jr Jazz 1 (ages 11-14), Jr Jazz 2, Jr Jazz 3A, Jr Jazz 3B, Jr Jazz 4, Jr Jazz 5, Jr Jazz 6, Jr Lyrical A, Jr Lyrical B, Adv/Int Contemporary, Jr Tap 3, Jr Tap 4, Jr Tap 5, Jr Tap 6, Int Broadway Dance, Adv Broadway Dance, Jr Basic Hip-Hop, Jr Int Hip-Hop, Jr Adv/Int Hip-Hop, Jr Adv Hip-Hop

Sunday, May 28

"PURPLE CONCERT" 2:00 pm - Ballet 1, Ballet 1 Accelerated, Ballet 2A, Jr Jazz 1 (ages 7-10),  Jr Tap 1 (ages 6-10), Jr Tap 1 Accelerated, Jr Tap 2, Boys' Fusion w/ Breakdance, Elementary Hip-Hop, Broadway Kids 1-2, Beginning Broadway Dance

"GREEN CONCERT" 6:15 pm - Basic Ballet 2, Ballet 2B, Ballet 3A, Ballet 3B, Ballet 4, Ballet 5, Ballet 6, Pointe, Character, Intro to Modern, Jr Modern 1, Jr Modern 2, Intermediate Modern 1, Intermediate Modern 2, Adv/Int Modern



Click here to view the class helper & chaperone assignments for the PINK CONCERT

Click here to view the class helper & chaperone assignments for the PURPLE CONCERT

First of all, a BIG THANK YOU to all of the students who have volunteered their time to assist in the younger classes as they prepare for Défilé.  I know I speak for all of the teachers by saying that we are incredibly grateful for all the help and we know that our young dancers are going to be successful due in large part to your kids' participation in the Helper Program!
Please remind your kids that the mandatory helper meeting is happening this Saturday.  There are two time slots available: 11:15-12:00 or 1:30-2:15.  Both meetings will take place in Studio 2 with Ms. Stacy Keller.  If your child is unsure of which time slot they originally chose or would simply prefer to attend the alternate time, you do not need to do anything other than show up!  All helpers and class chaperones are required to attend, even if they will not be performing on stage with their assigned class.
During the meeting, Ms. Stacy will review the logistics and responsibilities involved for Défilé weekend.  In addition, she will address dress code and behavior expectations.  For students who are performing on stage with their assigned classes, Ms. Stacy will ask them to show the choreography that has been taught, ensuring that everyone is prepared for the concert and ready to assist the young dancers.  She will also leave time for questions at the end.
If you have any concerns or questions before Saturday, please feel free to reach out to me via email.   Thank you!  ...Samantha Robison 



We like to think of Défilé as a "concert-graduation".  It gives our students an opportunity to perform on the stage in a comfortable situation without hours of rehearsal and tons of pressure.  Parents can witness the progress their student has made over the year.  It isn't a big spectacle with fancy costumes and sets.  Dancenter North borrowed this concept from the Paris Opera Ballet School who present a Défilé (translation: parade) each year at the end of their season.


Students are presented on stage at Carmel High School Auditorium at the end of the Spring session in May.  The 2017 concerts will be held May 27-28.  Please see the concert schedule listed above. 


All students in classes starting with our Intro to Pre-Ballet classes up through our graduating 8th graders participate in Défilé.  High School students and adults do not participate.


Dancenter North believes that class time should be spent developing technique.  For that reason, practice for Défilé is kept at a minimum and rehearsed only during a small fraction of class time.


The fee pays for the supplement to the student's apparel for the occasion.  Our staff works to find an apporpriate accessory or costume piece for each class and each student.  It is organized, packaged, and delivered to each student the week prior to performances.