Ballet is the basis for all dance forms. It teaches the strong foundation and terminology that is needed by all dancers. It is danced to classical music. Our curriculum is based on the Vagonova technique and training method.
Pointe is performed in Pointe Shoes and requires special evaluation by the student's ballet teacher. CDA also recommends that each student's feet be completely finished growing in order to avoid life-long injury. In this form of dance it is necessary for the student to be mature enough to handle the demanding nature of this prestigious art form.
AcroFlex is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. AcroFlex covers contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, hand balancing and more. The AcroFlex lesson plan will make your dancer stronger in all styles as it uses dance technique to train students for clean acrobatic tricks. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!
Jazz is a more funky form of dance. The body is used in many different ways and is not as restricted as in ballet. Jazz is danced to more popular music. Students must be 6 years old by the start of the dance year. Elite level students may start their introduction to Jazz at age 5.
Contemporary is based off ballet but is not as funky as Jazz or Hip-Hop. It uses a greater range of body movements by the use of energy, breath phrasing, fall and rebound contraction and release. Improvisation is integrated into this class, as well. This style is wonderful for finding a dancer’s center placement and strength. Various forms of music are used. Students must be 6 years old by the start of the dance year. Elite level students may start earlier.