Important Dates

Important Dates

Unique to MDE, we offer special events all year long that add fun and excitement to our weekly classes. The overall MDE experience is heightened by these fun, organized and celebrated studio events!

For specific event dates, please view our printable Calendar of Events sheet and mark down important dates in your family calendars.

2017-2018 EVENTS:
September 9th First Day of Classes for 2017-2018 Season
September 10th 2017-2018 Open House @ MDE | 1:00-5:00pm
September 30th Costume Deposits due! *ALL DANCERS
October 7th-9th Thanksgiving Long Weekend | Studio Closed
October 10th Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
October 30th Ballet Exam Fees due! *APPLICABLE DANCERS
October 31st Halloween | Studio Closed
November 11th-13th Remembrance Day Long Weekend| Studio Closed
November 14th Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
November 30th Competition Fees due! *APPLICABLE DANCERS
December 16th-22nd Parent Viewing Week—all family members are invited!
December 23rd-Jan 5th Christmas Break | Studio Closed
January 6th, 2018 Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
February 12th Family Day | Studio Closed
February 14th Valentine’s Day—Classes run as usual
March 19th-29th Spring Break | Studio Closed
March 30th-April 2nd Easter Long Weekend | Studio Closed
April 3rd Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
May 19th-21st May Long Weekend |Studio Closed
May 22nd Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
June 1st-3rd Recital Weekend 2018 @ The Act Theatre | Studio Closed
June 1st-7th Recital Week | Studio Closed Friday
June 1st Dress Rehearsal—3:00-11:00pm
Saturday June 2nd Recital #1 @ 12:00pm | Recital #2 @ 6:00pm
Sunday June 3rd Recital #3 @ 12:00pm | Recital #4 @ 6:00pm
June 8th Studio Re-Opens—Classes resume as usual
June 14th-17th Class Picture Days @ MDE | No regular classes
June 23rd Last Day of Classes for 2017-2018 Season
June 25th-30th Early Registration Week for 2018-2019 Season


The last week before Christmas/New Years break we invite our dancers Parents/Family and Friends to come and sit in on their class(es). Camera’s and video camera’s are welcome. Come see what we have been working on !


In December, Mellado Dance Elite puts on an annual Holiday Show. This is a fun and exciting opportunity for dancers to show off their skills and dance routines as well as prepare for the Year-End Recitals by performing for an audience. Due to time restrictions only some classes will be performing at this Holiday event but all MDE dancers/parents are welcome to come and spread some Holiday cheer.


All dancers will be required to purchase a costume for each class they are involved with. MDE collects a costume deposit of $50.00/per preschool class or $70.00/per class which will be put towards the cost of purchasing materials, fabric etc. Once the costume is completed there will be a balance owing which we ask to be submitted ASAP. Costumes are designed for dancers in accordance with the latest trends so that costumes can be enjoyed long after the Recitals are over!


MDE dancers get asked to do many fun and exciting performances throughout the dance year. Keep on the look out for information on upcoming community events. May Day Parade/Performance (mid May) Teddy Bear Picnic Parade/Performance (mid June) PNE Performance (early September)


Each MDE family will receive an important information booklet detailing which recital their child/children will be performing in, costume and grooming specifications, as well as ticket purchasing information. This schedule is extremely important and we strongly recommend that it be displayed at home as a reminder. Parents, please look out for this important information available in May.


During the second week of June, dancers will pose wearing their Costume for group and individual photos with professional photographers. All dancers are given the opportunity to purchase photos according to specific packages. Photo order forms will be required to be submitted to the photographer at time of each classes scheduled photo time. Payment by cash or cheque is accepted. Cheque payments should be made out to Icon Images. There is no sitting fee and purchase of photos is optional. MDE strongly encourages all dancers to attend photo day whether or not they are ordering photos. Order forms/Photo Line Up will be available @ the studio mid May.


An extravagant showcase of skills, talent, and dance routines, the Year-End Recital takes place at the Act Theatre, Maple Ridge. Dancers will perform on a professional stage for an adoring audience of family and friends. Tickets are available for sale through the Act

Theatre ( or at the Theatre Box Office (located at 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge V2X 6G1) or over the phone by calling 604-476-2787. Tickets are assigned seating and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will be on sale mid May. Advance notice will be given.

2017 Mellado Dance Elite Year End Recital will be taking place on June 2nd – 4th. Please mark these important dates on your calendar NOW!