DANCE FESTIVALS and CONFERENCES
CDPA is NOT A COMPETITION SCHOOL. Typically, these events are cost prohibitive, crowded and of little benefit to the student's technical training, although they can be FUN. On very rare occasions, CDPA students will participate in a competition, but it is usually in conjunction with a cause or local fund-raising event.
CDPA does encourage attendance at professional festivals and master classes and has taken students to the Florida Dance Festival, Pensacola Junior College Dance Workshop, FDF On Tour, FDEO Conference, daCi Conference, BATD North American conference and other clinics and workshops locally and throughout the state.
CDPA students have participated in the Summer program at Joffrey Ballet, Universal Ballet Academy, Central Florida Ballet Workshops and performances, Jr. Magic Dancers, Ms Dancer International Pageant, Florida Dances Showcase, SBT (now Orlando Ballet) Nutcracker, Kick for K.A.R.E., Winter Garden Players productions, Civic Theatre of Central Florida productions, Girl Scouts USA Wider Opportunities Program, Orlando Repertory Theatre, school plays and various theatrical summer programs and professional performance opportunities. Former students of CDPA have continued their dance training at Duke University, University of South Florida, Florida State University, and University of Colorado . Others have danced professionally at Disney World, Sea World, Universal, Cross and Sword, and with various college dance companies, cruise lines and production companies and appeared in TV movies and commercials. Audition notices & special event notices are posted in the studio.