Our 2022-2023  CDPA Dance season begins on August 15th

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!

Kathryn Austin, CDPA Director

DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE

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. 

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WHERE CHILDREN GROW BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS

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Studio Location: 301 S. Tubb St. Oakland, FL

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FOUNDATION
CLASSES
 
• PreDance I
• PreDance II

• Foundations I

• Foundations II

• Tumbling Tartan Tykes   

PROGRESSIVE CURRICULUM
 
  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  

• Modern/Choreography  

• Scottish Highland

• Ensemble Corps

     

RECREATIONAL
CLASSES

 

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.

 

• Jazz/Acrobatics 

• Cheer Dance

• TuTu Twos

• Creating Dances

• Dance Exploration

• Back to the Barre

• Moms on Tap

 

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News &

Updates

Check some news, stories, and updates of the CDPA Family with the latest performances to follow!

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 kwadance@gmail.com 

Dr. Kathryn White Austin, Owner and Director