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JDA  Purple Robe Ceremony 

The Jupiter Dance Academy Purple Robe Ceremony is a 25-year-long Competition Team Tradition. 

The Purple Robe is presented to a Jupiter Dance Academy Performance Company & Competition Team member on the opening night of each Spring Recital.

The Purple Robe goes to a student whom the Jupiter Dance Academy staff believes has shown perseverance, dedication, and support to her fellow performers and Jupiter Dance Academy.

The Purple Robe will be presented at a half-hour call on opening night to the dancer selected by the Jupiter Dance Academy staff.

The recipient must wear The Purple Robe and circle the stage three times, while dancers reach out and touch The Purple Robe for good luck; the recipient must then visit each dressing room while wearing The Purple Robe.

The new member adds a memento from the spring performance to The Purple Robe with the opening night date.

The Purple Robe will be returned to a Jupiter Dance Academy staff member before the opening night performance.

Previous Purple Robe Recipients


Kaitlyn Kelly 2022

Sophia McCann 2023


Leah Flynn 2024

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