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Top Hat & Tales


February Top Hat and Tales

In this newsletter: 

  • Spring Showcase Update 2023

  • The Special Needs Prom is Back:  Save the Date!!

  • Costume Deposits are Due

  • Top Hat Special Arts Program

  • “Come Dance with Our Stars” Special Needs Event

  • Special Dates of Interest




Save the date, we are planning to hold our annual Spring Showcase on Sunday, June 4, 2023.  This year we will be moving the show back inside so that the kids can dance in a theatre experience once again!  The new home for our Showcase will be Archbishop Ryan High School on Academy Road.  There will be more details coming forth in the coming weeks. 




After two years off, we are very excited to bring the Special Needs Prom back to Top Hat Dance Studio.  The Prom will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023.  Our Prom Theme this year will be appropriately, “Cinco de Mayo!”  Look for more details coming soon.  In the meantime, be sure to save the date and join us for this annual favorite studio event! 




Recital time is upon us!  The teachers are selecting costumes and we will need to place the order to ensure timely delivery for picture day.  The costume deposit is $50.00 per student per costume.  Costume deposits are non-refundable. 

 All costume deposits must be made with cash or check only.  Credit/Debit cards may NOT be used for costume purchases.  

Please submit your costume deposit by February 11, 2023.  If a costume deposit is not received, a costume will not be ordered for your child. Once costumes have been ordered, you will receive an invoice for the balance due.

We are very excited to see what the students have planned for the recital this year.  It promises to be a great show!!  




Very often people with developmental disabilities are better able to express themselves in images than in words. Therefore, we understand the need for art enrichment in the special needs community.  The Top Hat Special Arts program offers a fun-oriented art class for adults with a wide variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. 


The Top Hat Special Arts program offers participants a chance to gain confidence in their skills and acquire new ones as they build friendships and create wonderful artwork.  Our class will empower and enrich adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities enabling them to grow as individuals.


The students will work on one project per class.  The projects vary from painting to collaging, crafting and many other creative projects.  Very social, hands-on, lots of camaraderie and fun!  Adaptive art equipment available upon request. 


Ages:  late teen through adult

Instructor:  Taylor Fennell

Cost:  $16.00 per individual, including materials


“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time” –Thomas Merton.


Art can open up a whole new world for someone. It provides an outlet for one to communicate feelings. It is an opportunity to take a picture or an idea in your head and make it into something tangible. With art, the possibilities are endless.


Classes every Monday at 11:00 am.  Only 10 spots available per class.  Click below to register.




Top Hat Dance Studio has recently partnered with the Center at Hampton House.  The Center at Hampton House offers services designed to guide individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities to secure employment and live an independent life.


On Sunday, March 26, the Center at Hampton House and Top Hat Dance Studio will be hosting the, “Come Dance with Our Stars” event, being held at Spring Hill Manor in Ivyland.  The event will be a dance showcase presented by the staff of Top Hat Dance Studio, each partnering with a Special Needs individual.  The couples will present their dances in a “Dancing with the Stars” format, however, without a designated winner.  The true winners will be the audience as they watch a beautiful dance concert presented by amazing individuals. 


The event will include a luncheon, raffles, prizes, a 50/50, a fantastic dance showcase and open dancing.  Tickets are $40.00 per person and are available through the Center at Hampton House by contacting


Tickets can be purchased at:

Event page:


February 13: New Six-Week Hustle Session Begins.

February 14: Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 25: California Mix Dance Party!

For further information, please contact the studio at 215-676-3100 or

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