CDPA POST-COVID PROGRAMMING 2021
Classes Start August 9th
We are excited to invite New-to-CDPA students to join our dance family for the 2021-22 season. Our current students will have a private registration window and new student registration will open in July!
Open House will be held Friday, July 9th 5pm to 8pm
and Saturday, July 10th 10am to 2pm!
CDPA’s Framework for Dance Education includes the use of LEARNING CORPS (or pods) as a way to
• limit exposure to communal sicknesses that typically interrupt activities!
• support the cross-disciplinary study of dance in support of the whole child!
• integrate academic enrichment!
• use dance as a therapeutic tool to support the social-emotional learning losses of the COVID-19 experience and restore a sense of self-confidence and community bonds!
Our Learning Corps classes are Dance-Focused Integrated Arts Experiences, using Dance in a variety of genres, to spark the students’ creative impulses to develop ideas, choreograph, design, direct, write and produce action-based movement expressions, performance art and dance. In addition to dance technique, the areas of art, music, creative writing, arts-integrated academics, functional kinesiology, health and nutrition will be incorporated into our weekly classes. The progressive curriculum at CDPA, designed and detailed nearly 26 years ago is presently being incorporated into an outline that will embrace these concepts in order to apply emerging best practices. I am continually identifying how to put these measures into place so that our response to safe-at-dance learning practices is embedded in the curriculum and not a burden to the student and parent.
In your Learning Corps you will study ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, and modern in a fluid format whereby the focus may change but the overall concept of body works in terms of science and art will be practiced. There will be opportunities for genre-specific enhancements as add-on classes. Please note that at any time, we may have to return to fully online delivery of our CDPA classes. Part of our commitment to the students and parents is that we will be continuing to develop self-driven tactics for success and ways to practice as a way of supporting the student and the parent during these shifts.
We will begin our 2021-2022 dance season on August 9th Our schedule now provides enrichment classes for students who are seeking more weekly training or New-to-CDPA students and recreational students looking for just a one or two class schedule. I ask for your continued flexibility and patience as I strive to meet the needs of each individual dancer and provide work for our teachers, gradually bringing them back on board.
We will have an Open House and Open Shop weekend on July 9th – 10th! The dress code will remain flexible, but we will begin our return to our established dress code with some adjustments. Please make sure you get your dancewear from GEARED TO DANCE! There are several reasons…
1) LOYALTY: It is the same business so your purchases through Geared to Dance help to keep the business stable,
2) DISCOUNTS: you get a discount, easy returns and special orders and no shipping costs,
3) CONSISTENCY: it keeps the “look” consistent even when we have a relaxed dress code!
Always be in leotard, tights and have your proper shoes for class. Hair must ALWAYS be secured. This is an essential protective hygienic measure we must take. Boys need to investigate a headband/sweatband of some sort to absorb sweat and every needs to have separate bags for your shoes. I suggest drawstring bags you can toss in the wash.