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“So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX) Season 15 CHAMPION!!!!




Hannahlei began learning dance at the age of three right here at OCPAA.  She was a valued and talented member of our company team and danced on the song team at Canyon High School in Anaheim Hills.  After graduation from high school and OCPAA Hannahlei joined our faculty as a dance instructor.  Please join us in supporting this Anaheim Hills and OCPAA native by voting for her and helping her dreams come true!



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Holiday Closures

OCPAA Holiday Closure:

Studio Closed December 23 through January 2

Classes resume on Thursday, January 3

*no makeup classes available


The OCPAA Faculty and Staff would like to send a huge thank you to the amazing parents and other family members who supported their child’s love of dance and performing this weekend at the recital!  This Holiday Recital was our biggest yet and we are so proud of the fabulous job our students did.  We know that recital weekends are exhausting but seeing all of your hard work in class over the last few months performed beautifully on stage for friends and family is well worth it! Congratulations on a job very well done!!

A special thank you goes out to the dressing room volunteers who helped not only their child but all children assigned to their room by making sure everyone was looked after and on stage. This is a huge job handled by very few people so thank you all so very much. The show would literally not go on without you!

Thank you also to those of you who contributed to our Hope For The Holidays donation drive servicing the Orangewood Foundation. Their trucks will be stopping by the studio today to pick up all the items.

If your child left anything behind please check in the office starting on Tuesday of this week. Likewise if you took home anything left by others in the dressing rooms you may return them to the office starting Tuesday.

The faculty is looking forward to closing out 2018 with fun times in class and we can’t wait to start 2019 off with all of our students and to start getting ready for the big summer Finale Recital in June!
Happy Holidays!
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Hope for the Holidays – 2018 Holiday Recital

Tickets for our recital “Hope For The Holidays” are on sale NOW.

This is the link to purchase the tickets:

Tickets sell out quickly – pricing increases by $5 on 12/1.  Please feel free to forward this link to friends and family who would like to attend.

Please remember that all students will perform in 2 shows – their age level performance and the combined performance.  Also, the following classes will perform in ALL 3 shows:

  • All Hip Hop 4-8 classes
  • Boys Hip Hop 4-8 class
  • Voice all classes

Questions about the recital? Learn everything you need to know in our “Parent Information” document.

Backstage Parent Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer to help students backstage during any of the 3 performances of the Holiday Recital please carefully review the attached “Parent Volunteer Agreement” and then proceed to our to select where and when you would like to volunteer.


As a reminder, OCPAA staff is not with students in the dressing rooms. Parent volunteers stay with the students and hand them off to the teachers for their performances.  Most parents choose to watch one performance and help back stage for the other. Please get to know the other parents in your classes so you can help each other out.

The show times for your reference are as follows:

Saturday, December 15th

12:00 pm LITTLE STARS (all classes ages 5 and under + classes mentioned above)

Sunday, December 16th

12:00 pm BIG TALENT (all classes ages 6 and up + classes mentioned above)

4:30 pm COMBINED PERFORMANCE (all classes and ages)


  • Ticket prices start at $15.00 each – prices increase by $5 each as of 12/1
  • Tickets will sell out soon so make sure you purchase early or you may risk not being able to watch the show
  • Tickets are digital/print at home
  • OCPAA does not handle the ticketing service, it is outsourced, and therefore we cannot assist with refunds, exchanges, issues or questions regarding the purchase or management of the tickets. Please contact the box office directly at: 714-282-4699 or

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Summer Events at OCPAA!

Summer Events at OCPAA!

Keep dancing this summer at OCPAA! All classes continue as scheduled plus we have other fun activities that are open to all dancers!

Summer Dance Camp

Register now for our upcoming week long dance camps!

Lacey Schwimmer Ballroom Master Class

Click the links below and enroll now to learn from one of the nation’s top Ballroom dancers and instructors!

Ages 6-9 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM

Ages 9-12 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Ages 12 & Up from 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Lacey Schwimmer is perhaps best known for her success as a finalist on Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (season 3) and as one of the most popular professional dancers on ABC’sDancing With The Stars (six consecutive seasons).

Lacey has choreography and artistic direction credits on DWTS, Strictly Come Dancing, and So You Think You Can Dance. Other choreography credits include Las Vegas shows Frankie Moreno Live and Pin Up starring playmate Claire Sinclair as well as Holland America’s Dancing with the Stars at Sea and Lions Gate’s Dancing with the Stars workout DVD.

She has worked with Grammy award winning artists such as Christina Aguilera, Nikki Minaj, LMFAO, One Republic, Reba McEntire, One Republic, Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block , etc.

Lacey is currently a guest designer for Discount Dance Supply for her signature line.

In addition to Lacey’s industry choreography she has created many award winning Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin, Swing, and Ballroom pieces for competition, and has won multiple U.S. and World titles for Swing dance and International Latin.

She owns and co-directs The Dance Center, a competitive powerhouse dance studio in Redlands, CA along with her famous dancing family and is continually proud and honored to educate dancers all around the world.

OCPAA 2018/2019 Season Company Auditions

Save the date for next season’s company auditions!  Email to be put on the waiting list for more information.  Check back here later in the summer for more details!

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Tickets Now On Sale For 2018 Summer Finale

Tickets Now On Sale For 2018 Summer Finale

Tickets are now on sale for our 2018 Summer Finale “The Greatest Show”! Please feel free to share this link with your friends and family who may want to attend. Tickets range from $15-$18 based on location.

For your reference please note the following:

Friday, June 8th at 5:00 pm – LITTLE STARS SHOW

All classes age 5 and under, plus Tumbling 5 and under, ALL Voice classes

Saturday, June 9th at 11:00 am – BIG TALENT SHOW

All classes age 6 and up, plus Tumbling 6 and up, ALL Voice classes, ALL Hip-Hop classes (All boys and coed classes)


All classes, all ages participating in recital including Hip-Hop and Voice. NO TUMBLING CLASSES WILL PERFORM.

All dancers will be performing in 2 shows. Tumbling is only in the specific age group shows.



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2018 Summer Recital

The Greatest Show

7thAnnual Finale | June 8-9, 2018

Dress Rehearsal June 6th | Picture Day TBD

Nechita Center for the Arts


Costume Sheet – find your class costume and costume vendor so you can order the size you need (version 4)

Costume Order Form – submit to office by 4/17

Information for Parents – trust us, you want to read this


  1. Click to view “Classes & Events”
  2. Click “Find Events”
  3. Click on “2018 7thAnnual Summer Finale – Register to Participate”
  4. Click “Add to Cart” button
  5. Select the student(s) to register and list their names and shirt sizes
  6. Click “Add to Cart”
  7. Click the shopping cart icon at the top of the page and then click enroll – you will receive a confirmation email


Important Dates

  • April 16th – Register to participate on Parent Portal on “Events” Tab
  • April 16th– COSTUME ORDER FORMS DUE(costumes can not be guaranteed to arrive in time after this date)
  • Wednesday, June 6that Nechita Center – DRESS REHEARSAL (details to follow)
  • TBD – PICTURE DAY (details to follow)

Performance Dates and Times

NEW THIS YEAR– We will have one “Little Star” Show, one “Big Talent” show and one COMBINED show

Participation in both shows is MANDATORY for every dancer.

Friday, June 8th

  • 5:00 PM – Little Stars – all age 5 and under dancers

Saturday, June 9th

  • 11:00 AM – Big Talent – all age 6 and up dancers
  • 4:30 PM – Little Stars and Big Talent – all dancers and all ages

Dance with your child at the Finale!

Dad’s Dance 2018 – click here for more info!

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7th Annual Finale

SAVE THE DATE for the Greatest Show On Earth – our 7th Annual Summer Finale! 

Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th, 2018

Stayed tuned for more details on the dates and times of the shows, costume information and ticket sales.  Please note that students are expected to perform in two shows.  Not all classes participate in our recitals. A complete list of participating classes will be released shortly.  We hope to see all of our amazing dancers on stage!



Who: Open to all OCPAA students and their dad or father figure

What: A special dance choreographed by our amazing OCPAA instructors, Miss Candice, Miss Amy G. and Miss Rachel M., and performed at the recital by the dads of OCPAA! No dance experience required – only the desire to create an unforgettable experience with your dancer in front of 800 of your closest friends and family!

When: The Dad’s Dance will perform at ALL of our recital shows (up to four shows) on the weekend of June 8-9, 2018. Once the dates and times are confirmed everyone will be informed.

How: If you would like to participate please fill out the form below making sure to indicate your shirt size ($25) and your email address so you can be included on all the information. Attendance at all of the rehearsals is not mandatory but highly recommended. The last two rehearsals will be with your dancer.

REHEARSALS – FRIDAYS – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Dads Only

Friday, April 20th

Friday, April 27th

Friday, May 4th

Dads and Kids

Friday, May 11th

Friday, June 1st

Click HERE for the form to turn in

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2017 Holiday Recital Ticket Price Increase

2017 Holiday Recital Ticket Price Increase

Our early bird ticket pricing will end soon! As of December 1, 2017 all ticket prices will increase by $5 each.  Purchase your tickets ASAP to save! Entrance to the theater will not be permitted without a ticket and this will be strictly enforced. No one may stand on the side of the theater or in the upper back portion.  Parents helping back stage will not be permitted to stand in the wings and view the performances.  Purchase tickets via this link: TICKETS




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OCPAA Holiday Recital Ticket Sales

OCPAA Holiday Recital Ticket Sales

Tickets may be purchased at the following link:

OCPAA Holiday Ticket Sales

Please note that the SHOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED.  The venue has requested additional time for prep and clean up so we have slightly adjusted 2 show start times as follows:

Friday, December 15th

SHOW #1 6:00 pm – Little Stars Age 5 & under *note changed from 5:45 pm

Saturday, December 16th

SHOW #2 11:00 am – Big Talent Age 6+ *note changed from 11:30 am

SHOW #3 3:00 pm – Little Stars Age 5 & under *note same time

SHOW #4 6:30 pm – Big Talent Age 6+ *note same time