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OCPA Events

Fall Semester Starts: September 4th
National Dance Day: September 17th, 12pm-2pm
Celebrate dance with us at Mismo! A free event open to the public. Food, bounce house, open gym, performances, and so much more!

Homecoming Parade: September 30 th , 10am
Curtain Up! Company will be dancing in the UM homecoming parade. Come show your support and Go Griz!

Rocky Mountain Dance Conference: October 13th -15th
Master classes from international instructors along with phy
sical therapy, pop-up shop, scholarship opportunities, and a Gala! We encourage all passionate dancers to partake in this incredible weekend of dance, right here in Missoula!
All Under One Roof Halloween Celebration: October 29th, 2:30pm

A super fun event at Missoula’s incredible Public Library. Swing by at 2:30pm to watch our Curtain Up! Company perform Thriller.
Halloween Costume Week: October 25 th -31 st
During classes this entire week (from Wednesday through Tuesday) we encourage our students to come to class in th
eir costumes and to bring treats to share with their classmates. Absolutely no nuts! We still have classes on Halloween!


Parent Visiting Week: November 13th -19th
We invite parents, grandparents, and siblings to observe their dancer’s class. This is a wonderful opportunity for our dancers to show-off what they have been learning, and for family members to ask any questions they have regarding recital.

Thanksgiving Vacation: November 20th -26th (no classes – tuition will be prorated)
Early Bird Costume Purchase Deadline: November 22nd
This will be automatically pulled with your December tuition unless you let us know you do not want a costume ordered. After this deadline, costumes will increase in price and we cannot guarantee they will arrive before Recital.

OCPA Holiday Party: December 3rd, 12pm-2pm
Join us at Mismo to celebrate the holidays. There will be hot chocolate, arts and crafts, games, performances, and so much more! All On Center students, family members, and friends are welcome to get festive with us!

Ugly Sweater Week: December 11th -17th, 2022
Students are encouraged to wear their ugliest Christmas sweaters to their classes this week!

Winter Vacation: December 18 th – January 1 st (no classes – Monday classes will have prorated tuition due to New Years)


Spring Semester Starts: January 2nd
Enrollment Closes: February 4th
Costume Payments DUE (with late fee): February 4th
Griz Basketball Half-Time Show: TBA
Women’s Fair: March 9th
A wonderful Missoula event celebrating Women! So many cool things to see, including a performance by our Curtain Up! Company.

Spring Break: March 18th -24th (no classes)
Curtain Up! Company Showcase: April 6th
Come enjoy a showcasing of all of the choreography our company dancers have learned, along with pieces they have choreographed themselves, at Westside Theater. It is guaranteed to be a beautiful evening of dance!

Velocity Dance Convention: April 26th -28th
Wish our competitive dancer’s luck at their first competition of the season in Seattle, WA.

Revive Dance Convention: May 10th -12th
Our competitive dancers compete in Las Vegas, NV

Picture Week: May 13th-16th

Pictures must be purchased in advance!
Student Appreciation Day: Sunday, May 19th , 2023
This is a FREE event to celebrate all of our amazing dancers and families. There will be a bounce house, food and beverages, arts and crafts, games, photo booth, and our annual award ceremony!

RECITAL: June 3rd -8th
This is it! What we have been working towards all year!!! Anyone sitting in a chair must purchase a ticket. Tickets will go on sale sometime in April.

Volunteers get to watch the show for free up in the balcony.

All dates are subject to change! Please read all emails and flyers to stay informed about the many amazing things we are doing. If you are not receiving our emails, contact us at

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