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CDPA Return to Dance

Spring 2021 Programming 

Classes Start January 25th

The Centre for Dance & the Performing Arts

Is pleased to announce an expanded schedule beginning January 25, 2021.

We are Springing Forward with Care and Caution and finding ways to invite limited numbers of new students to join our dance family. In addition, we will begin adding in dance enhancements to supplement your core classes and allow you to focus in areas that you need most. All classes end 10 minutes early to allow for COVID-considerate collection of personal belongings, reflective conversation, and safe dismissal and/or passing to next class.


Elementary II Ballet

at 4:00pm   Eva de Luigi


Progressing Ballet Technique

at 5:00pm  Eva de Luigi

Open Level Teen/Adult Jazz

at 6:00pm Megan Montgomery


at 7:30pm Megan Montgomery



TuTu Twos (222s for Boys)

at 3pm  Cheyanne Scott

Elementary Ballet/Tap

at 4pm  Cheyanne Scott

Jr JazzPop

at 5:00pm  Cheyanne Scott

Jr Musical Theatre

at 6:00pm  Katie Brugal




at 3:00pm  Cheyanne Scott


Elementary I Ballet

at 4:00pm  Cheyanne Scott


Contemporary Dance Skills

at 7:00pm  Megan Montgomery


Introduction to Dance Line

at 8:00pm Megan Montgomery



Open Ballet (Level III and up)

4:00pm  Eva de Luigi


Ballet Variations for Little Princesses & Princes, too!

at 6:30pm  Eva de Luigi


Current Classes with Limited Space Available are:


Foundations I on Mondays at 5pm-6pm. Foundations II on Mondays at 6pm-7pm.

Garden Kids on Tuesdays at 5pm-6pm. Scottish Highland New Beginner on Thursdays at 5:30pm-6:30pm. Level II on Fridays at 5pm – 7pm.

Safe-at-Dance Programming Plans

COVID-19 has unveiled opportunities to unpack and discover creative ways to address and clarify real needs for our children, their families and our community. We are excited to offer a course of action plan that parallels and supplements educational needs and social-emotional gaps presented by our post-COVID reality. Dance is more than steps! At CDPA, we recognize gaps and respond to the needs of whole-child development that may become lost in other aspects of our COVID-19 prescribed conditions.

CDPA’s Framework for Dance Education in a post-COVID reality has implemented

LEARNING CORPS as a way to

  • limit exposure

  • support cross-disciplinary study of dance as it leads to the growth of the dancer and the learner

  • integrate academic enrichment

  • use dance as a therapeutic tool to support the social-emotional learning losses of the COVID-19 options for learning.


Our 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 classes. The progressive curriculum at CDPA, designed and detailed nearly 25 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.


Every student at CDPA is exposed to all forms of dance in the progression of their age and development. Our Learning Corps students study ballet, jazz, tap, musical theatre, and modern in a fluid format whereby the focus may change but the overall concepts of body works in terms of science and art will be practiced. There will be opportunities for genre-specific enhancements (other add-on classes) which may happen onsite or online. 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 incorporating the development of self-driven tactics for success and ways to practice as a way of supporting the student and the parent during these shifts. 


• Please choose the classes you want to register this year ( please make your selections all at once) and complete the form requested, you will be asked to set your own password for the parent portal. It is here you will find your information, classes, invoices and any special announcements. 

• The parent portal will be available for you to use at anytime and will provide you with updated information about classes, performances and other topics.

  CLICK HERE to register 


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