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At CDPA, our process over product approach to learning in and through the arts develops life-applicable skills necessary to the success of the 21st century learner and a creative workforce.
At CDPA, a child’s foundations of character and growth do not come in vast square footage and trophy-lined walls, rather they are packaged in small increments of mitigated development that align with educational benchmarks, emotional and developmental markers and age-appropriate technique and choreography.
Our students’ growth in performance and professionalism is unmatched as evidenced in the highly successful careers of our graduates.
At CDPA, your child grows through dance - one step at a time - in the collective embrace of a broader dance family and is loved through all of life’s lessons!
Dance at CDPA aligns my personal and professional experience in dance with the needs of the developing child. I consider every moment I have spent dancing, performing and learning since my first class at age 2.5, to be equally valuable to my advanced degrees and years of leadership on a national level. I feel confident in the whole-child dance education we provide at CDPA.
WHERE CHILDREN GROW BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS
• PreDance I
• PreDance II
• Foundations I
• Foundations II
• Tumbling Tartan Tykes
From age 7 or 8, class times need to be lengthened to provide ample time for all necessary skills and experiences. Age assignments should be used only as a guideline. Placement may vary by necessity, skill level or other factors at the discretion of the Director and the teacher assigned to the class.
• Classical Ballet
• Jazz and Tap
• Scottish Highland
• Ensemble Corps
Any student coming to dance later in life or returning to dance after a significant absence should consider our teen level classes or the classes below. Additionally if dance is not the primary extra-curricular focus of the student then we strongly suggest teen level classes or the classes below for overall continuity for all involved.
• Cheer Dance
• TuTu Twos
• Creating Dances
• Dance Exploration
• Back to the Barre
• Moms on Tap
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Remember that CDPA remains small by choice so that I can give
personal attention to each of our families. I am always available to you via text or email.
Contact me directly @ 321 960 5916 or email@example.com
Dr. Kathryn White Austin, Owner and Director
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