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Dance Classes

CDT offers a variety of classes for ages 18 months - adult throughout the year. Scroll below to view our current and upcoming class schedules. All class descriptions are listed at the bottom of our current schedules, or you can click the button below to scroll directly to them.

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Fall - Spring 2023/24

Fall/Spring Schedule

August 28th 2023 - June 8th 2024

Class Descriptions

Acro 1

In this class students will learn the basics of acrobatics with an influence of dance. Handstands, flexibility, conditioning, and beginning pyramid building are just a few of the elements covered in this class. Students will learn how to support one another physically though lifts and pyramids. Basic flexibility and strength will also be learned to help improve the endless movement possibilities in the acrobatic discipline.

**Prerequisites listed below class descriptions**

Acro 2

In this class students will learn the more intermediate elements of acrobatics with an influence of dance. Handstands, flexibility, conditioning, and intermediate pyramid building are just a few of the elements covered in this class. Students will learn how to support one another physically though overhead lifts and pyramids. Total body flexibility and strength will also be learned to help improve the endless movement possibilities in the acrobatic discipline.

**Prerequisites listed below class descriptions**

Ballet

This class will expose dancers to a classic art form without requiring them to attend Ballet classes several times a week. It will include barre, floor, vocabulary, and choreography. The technique, confidence, and grace dancers develop will compliment all styles of dance.

*Note: Ballet I on Fridays at 7:00 (for the Fall 2023 session) is recommended for dancers with at least 2 years consecutive ballet experience. This class is required for participation in Pointe 1 at 8:00. Ballet II on Mondays at 7:30 is required for participation in Pointe II at 8:15.

Cheer

Learn elements of cheerleading in the context of dance! This class will focus on the importance of rhythm and musicality, flexibility and stretching, and learn performative choreography.

Creative Ballet

Dancers will learn beginning ballet technique and vocabulary in a developmentally appropriate manner. This class will also allow children to express themselves creatively using inspiring props, story dancing, creative dramatics, and folk dancing. Let your child fall in love with dance at a young age so that they will want to continue to improve their dance technique as they grow!

Contemporary

This class will combine elements of Ballet, Modern, Lyrical, Jazz, and Improv. Contemporary is an expressive style of dance. The dancers will learn to tell stories and interpret emotions and ideas through technical and fluid movement.

Dance 'n Play

Young dancers explore movement with parents and peers while enjoying activities and props set to fun music.  A great way to introduce young children to dance and social learning.

Dance for Exercise

This class is for those who want to learn to dance while also getting a fun workout. No previous experience or rhythm required! $15 drop-in.

Elements of Performance

Invite-only class. This summer class is optional for current TOPs and Jr TOPs members, but recommended to keep skills sharp. Those who participate will perform in at least one July — September show.

Family Yoga and Movement

This class is for those who want to learn to dance while also getting a fun workout. No previous experience or rhythm required! $15 drop-in.

Junior TOPs

Junior TOPs is the training program for TOPs. It will consist of technical training and will provide more performing opportunities. A strong commitment to our 10-month program is expected. This class is invitation only and is closed for observation.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop is a street-originated style of dance. Students will be kept up-to-date on the latest moves and music trends as seen in pop culture. This class also includes cardio, circuits, and strength training moves.

Intro to Improvisation

This class will incorporate techniques and games to teach and increase comfortability with improvisation. Meant for students who have never done improv and want to learn, and for more experienced dancers who want to increase their own skill.

Jazz

This class is for those who want to learn to dance while also getting a fun workout. No previous experience or rhythm required! $15 drop-in.

Modern

Modern dance began in the early 20th century as a reaction to classical Ballet and focuses on the expression of emotion through core and upper bodywork, improvisation, and floor work. Students will learn vocabulary, floor work, and choreograph

Pointe Prep

This class should be taken in addition to your ballet technique class. It will not perform in the annual recital. Students will focus on building strength and flexibility necessary for success in pointe shoes. The class will include exercises to develop foot flexibility and proper alignment while increasing ankle and leg strength.

Pointe

Dancers invited to join pointe must demonstrate sufficient understanding of alignment and have adequate strength in order to avoid injury. This class will help dancers develop the required strength, alignment, and technique to dance en pointe at the barre and on the floor. Please wait to purchase pointe shoes until instructed. Pointe students must also enroll in ballet.

"Pop" Hop

This exciting class is an age-appropriate version of hip hop for younger dancers. “Pop” Hop will use today’s pop songs and moves, creating a fun way for our young dancers to get funky! It will also include cardio, circuits, and strength training moves.

Tap

Tap is a true American art form. While combining classic dance steps with rhythmic syncopation, students will develop a sharper sense of rhythm and coordination. Tap dancers will enjoy memorizing fun combinations and making “music” with their own feet!

TOPs (Team of Performers)

Creative Dance Theatre is very proud to be represented by this amazing team of dancers! This well-rounded program consists of various styles of dance. Aside from building stronger dancers and performers, being a member of our “team” gives teens a safe, accepting environment to learn with the focus placed on positive things! This class is invitation only and is closed for observation.

Class Descriptions

Acro I & II Prerequisites (for safety reasons):

- Able to listen, take direction and maintain good behavior during class.

- Must be courteous and respectful to trainers and other participants.

- Must demonstrate self-control and good behavior.

- Must be able to work closely with other students and must be comfortable with the physical proximity needed to safely execute group tricks.

- Must understand body and air awareness.

Prereq

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Registration FAQ can be found here.

For all other questions or to inquire about current availability please email studio@cdt.dance

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Pricing

Our Fall - Spring classes range from $600 - $1500 a year, depending on the length, frequency, and or level of the class. 

Dance camps are $160 per week, and the performance intensive is $135 per week. 

Please visit our Tuition Information page for more info.

Dance

Classes meet weekly for the session according to the schedule below. Please arrive to your class a few minutes beforehand with the proper attire for your chosen style. More on attire can be reviewed here

If you are unable to attend a class, we do not have a makeup policy, but we do encourage you to discuss any absences with your teacher.

Perform

Students from all our classes have the opportunity to perform at our yearly recital. To learn more about our recital and why it's such a rewarding experience, please review our Performances page

For those dancers who wish to have a bigger experience performing, our Jr TOPs and TOPs performing groups offer these opportunities. 

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