We offer 2 annual performance opportunities during the school year; a small production of "The Nutcracker" and our annual student showcase "A Classic Performance".  Details on each are below.  We believe the performances provide incredible growth opportunities for every dancer at every age.  The courage to get on stage in front of an audience grows confidence and the chance to build and demonstrate their individual artistry.  We always maintain our class training schedule during productions, not allowing the rigors of the performance to interfere with our technical training.  Fees and rehearsals vary based on the needs of the production.  All participation is OPTIONAL.

"The Nutcracker"



We are excited to offer this traditional classic. Students must be registered with CDA throughout the production and are accepted by audition only, auditions are held early September. Rehearsals are Friday nights & Saturday afternoons.  The participation fee varies from $110-$200 based on how many roles you are cast/participate in.  Performances held in early December, location TBA.  Tickets range from $17.  •BRAVO! CDA's 2011 The Nutcracker is honored to receive an incredible review by Don Atwood with World Dance Reviews

click here to view                                 "A Classic Performance"            


Our annual student showcase is our rewarding year ending performance where every student has the opportunity to participate.  Parents can see the valuable training provided during the year presented on stage, in full costume.  Students sign up in early February, participation fees are $100 (included first costume), $50 for each additional costume/dance.  Dances are prepared during class time in the last few months of the year.  The upper level "pre-professional" students present an excerpt of professional ballet productions, in the past few years they have performed "Paquita", "The Sleeping Beauty" & "Cinderella".  Performances held the 1st or 2nd weekend of June, location TBA.Tickets $17. Participation is optional.