Founder and Artistic Director Alzine Cuppett (1927-2012) received her early dance training from Gene Kelly, and later was a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall in New York. With her daughters and other family members, she made Cuppett's a true family business. From the earliest days when the studio was in her Vienna home, to the now 8,000 square-foot facility with two locations, the Cuppett Performing Arts Center has maintained that family-friendly atmosphere. Youngest daughter Amy Cuppett was privileged to operate the Center alongside her mother for twenty years, and is now the Managing Artistic Director and Owner/President.
Daily dance classes for children (age 3 and up) and adults are offered in five professionally-equipped studios conveniently located in downtown Vienna just behind Whole Foods Market, in the beautifully remodeled Park Plaza Center, and now on Maple Avenue directly across from the Amphora Restaurant. We offer a wide variety of classes from the beginner/recreational student to the more serious professional-level dancer. Classes include ballet in the Russian and Italian (Cecchetti) methods, including pointe, as well as tap, jazz, modern, character, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, acro-dance and musical theatre. Professional certifications include Dance Masters of America, the Cecchetti Council of America, and Rockette Alumnae.
Proudly entering our 56th year, we are passionate about the dance arts and are dedicated to showing that passion through our teaching!
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Orders due December 16th!
Wintery Weather and Snow Make-up Policy
The Center does not always follow Fairfax County decisions. When winter weather arises, please check the website (www.CuppettPAC.com) or call the office at 703-938-9019 and listen to the recorded message for notifications on closings. If classes are canceled, emails are sent out to the parent email on record. Weather-related decisions are posted at least two hours prior to normal opening hours and are always sent via email to the parent email account on record. If bad weather arises after CPAC hours have begun, please call before coming to class.
Make-up classes will be scheduled in the Spring only for classes that have two (2) or more snow cancellations from the preceding winter season.
Per the Enrollment Agreement: Snow make-up classes will only be scheduled after the second cancelled “Snow Day” for that particular day of the week; i.e. if two Tuesdays are cancelled for snow, one Tuesday will be made up.
Students have the option to make up the first snow-cancelled class in another similar class, though it is not required and will not count against the student’s attendance.
Due to inclement weather the center will be closed Saturday, December 9th