(Published 5/29/12 - SCHEDULE WAS REVISED on 5/31/12, 6/9/12 and 8/10/12)
August 10th UPDATES to SCHEDULE are in RED!
New ADULT JAZZ! We've also added an extra Acro I, Ballet II, Ballet III and Creative Dance class!
We hope you plan to join us as we launch forward into the next half-decade of Happiness thru Dance!
In addition to our already fabulous class offerings, we have some great new classes and programs available;
Junior Company has arrived at CPAC!Eligible students were notified back in February ~ we are very excited about the volume of students already signed up for the Summer IMPACT Intensive!
Boy’s Hip Hop / ages 5-6! A continuation of our awesome Lil’ Dudes Hip Hop class! Lil’ Dudes Hip Hop is also being offered again to boys age 3-4! If you want to see what this class is all about, don’t miss the current Lil’ Dudes class performing in the June 23 10:00 a.m. performance ~ they plan to take the stage at the end and steal the show!
We now have Pilates/Techniquefor our advanced ballerinas, taught by our amazing Ms. Toy!
We're proud to announce Adult Tap, with our wonderful Ms. Katie!
Click on all three documents to the right for all info! We hope you'll join us for this amazing School Year Session! Please feel free to contact us at (703) 938-9019 with ANY questions you may have.
Due to popular demand, we've added a new Creative Dance on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9 a.m.!
→ The Summer 2012 Schedule is here! →
NEW FAMILIES REGISTER MARCH 27th, 4-8 p.m. CURRENT FAMILIES - Priority Registration - MARCH 13th-14th (Packets will be sent by mail mid-February to all Current and Prior Families)
ALL NEW PROGRAMS! ~ JUNIOR COMPANY INTENSIVE ~ ~ PILATES w/ Ms. Toy ~ ~ PAS DE DEUX WORKSHOP *~ *Featuring Professionals Brian Walker & Kathryn Carlson ~ I M P A C T DANCE INTENSIVE ~ ~ ACTORS WORKSHOP ~
P l u s . . . ~ Our very popular Dance & Theatre Camps for students age 5-14 ~ ~ Intensive Ballet Program ~ ~ Beginning Teen Classes ~ ~ Lil' Dudes Hip Hop ~ Classes for age 3 to 93, Beginner to Professional Levels!
~ Class Descriptions for the 2012-2013 School Year ~
Lil’ Dudes Hip Hop ~ Boys will learn the basics of rhythm and coordination and ‘street-style’ movement, utilizing rhythm sticks and ‘drums’ and lots of other creative tools like those seen in the musical Stomp! http://www.stomponline.com/index-us.php . Boys wear street clothing and sneakers.
Creative Dance I & II ~ This 45-minute class offers our very young students an introduction to music and movement. Various props and music are used to stimulate and nurture the imagination. Our aim is to instill a love for dance movement! Students must be potty-trained (or at least in a pull-up with parent present at every class) and age 3 by Nov. 1, 2012.
Beginning and Advanced Combination ~ Each one-hour session incorporates instruction in both Ballet and Tap (and Tumbling-basic gymnastic moves-for Beginning). Children learn the basics of rhythm, coordination, grace & posture. Beginning level is for students age 5 as of Nov. 1, 2012 ~ Advanced level is for students age 6 as of Nov. 1, 2012.
NEW! Boys Hip Hop ~ An extension of Lil’ Dudes, the same class description but now with an older age group and a full hour of class. Boys HH will incorporate rhythm training and more complicated street-style ‘tricks’! Boys wear street clothing and sneakers.
Musical Theatre A & Musical Theatre B ~ Our theatre classes incorporate theatrical skits and performances from recent Broadway shows. Level A is for students ages 7-9, and Level B is for students ages 10-12. Both classes teach improvisation, singing, dance and movement, theatrical skills and use of stage props.
Ballet I, II, III & Tap I, II, III~ Young dancers (age 7 and up) start in Ballet I and/or Tap I, then proceed to the next level each year thereafter. These one-hour sessions are designed to teach the basics of Ballet and Tap. Ballet III students who wish to eventually pursue Pointe classes are encouraged to take two Ballet III classes per week. See Ballet & Tap sections below for more detailed descriptions of these all-important dance styles.
Junior Hip Hop I and II~ Hip Hop ‘street’ dancing for your 7-8 year old! Dancers must be 7 by Nov. 1, 2012.
ACRO I, B, C, D ~ Acro-Dance combines classical dance technique with acrobatic elements. Includes contortion, tumbling, partnering, and dance, and is guaranteed to increase flexibility and strength! Acro I is for beginners age 7 & up, and Acro B, C, and D are progressions of level I. New students with acrobatic/gymnastic experience can be evaluated for placement.
Age 9/10 to 18
Ballet ~ Ballet is the foundation for all dance forms and is an integral part of the curriculum at CPAC. The Center teaches the best of both the Russian and Italian (Cecchetti) methods. For students age 9 to 11 who are just beginning their ballet training, we offer a Pre-Teen Ballet class. Students who have completed Ballet I through III progress to PrePointe with a Cecchetti class and then to Pointe A with Cecchetti, and so on (through Level D). The Intensive Ballet Program offers a more intense study of ballet by providing 5-7 hours per week of instruction in Technique, Pointe work, Cecchetti and Variations that has consistently resulted in measurable strengthening and overall improvement of the serious ballet student. Current CPAC students are selected by invitation, new students must audition. Every ballet student, beginner through advanced, receives the benefits of poise, grace, self-assurance and a firm foundation for ALL forms of dance! Our NEW Pilates/Ballet Technique class is offered to greatly enhance our C/D-Level students and is part of the Intensive Ballet “C” Program.
Tap ~ Tap classes develop a keen sense of rhythm, coordination and timing. Students who have completed Tap III progress to level IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, or Intensive A, Intensive B, Intensive C, and Intensive D. The Intensive Tap classes are more demanding and students are placed by invitation. Beginning teens start in Teen Tap I and progress to Teen Tap II and III.
Jazz ~Jazz is a kind of stylized theatrical dancing, conceived in America, given birth by the established and varied techniques of dance, and influenced by the musical styles of each succeeding decade. Students are accepted into Jazz I at the age of 9 and after they have completed a year or two of ballet. All students must take a separate ballet class to supplement the jazz class. Those students who complete Jazz I will continue to progress with Jazz II, III, A, B, C, D, or Competition A/B, Competition C/D. The only exception for no additional ballet class is the Teen Jazz series, which incorporate ballet into the classes.
Contemporary/Modern danceis primarily the study of Martha Graham's technique, enhanced with exercises and selected repertory from other modern masters such as Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Mark Morris, and Twyla Tharp. The continued study of Modern dance provides students with an unmatched level of strength and technique that will also enhance performance in other dance forms. With ballet choreography becoming increasingly ‘modern’, dancers benefit from learning this contemporary way of moving. Students are accepted into this class at age 10 and at least Ballet III level. As with Jazz, a separate Ballet class is required.
Character ~ Character is a stylized modification of ethnic dance forms using the ballet discipline. The preparation for this form includes unique barre and floor exercises designed to build strength and technique. Many of the combinations and dances are designed to emphasize the sounds and rhythms of the music. Students are accepted into Character at age 10, after they have had several years of ballet. As with Jazz and Modern, a separate Ballet class is required.
Lyrical ~Lyrical is a ballet-based class focused on training dancers to express themselves artistically to music with lyrics. The ‘A’ Level is for any student placed Pointe AI or higher, the higher levels are by placement. A separate Ballet class is required.
Hip Hop ~ Our extremely popular ‘street’ jazz class! Students must be at least 9 years old to enroll and will start with Hip Hop A and then will progress into Hip Hop B through Hip Hop D.
Adult Ballet/NEW! Adult Tap ~ These classesfocus on the basics of each discipline, just for beginning to intermediate adults!
Adult Modern for Experienced Dancers ~ A class in modern technique for the adult dancer with a strong ballet background, either past or present. No Modern experience is necessary. The class will emphasize Martha Graham's technique, proper spinal alignment, and performance skills.
NEW!JUNIOR COMPANY~ We’ve created an entirely new Company just for students at PrePointe levels! To be eligible, students must be placed and enrolled in at least PrePointe I or higher, with a second ballet class taken per week and an additional class of their choice (3 classes total per week), plus the Company class itself. Sure to be a HUGE hit this coming year!
SENIOR CUPPETT DANCE COMPANY ~Students who have passed their Cecchetti II exam, are placed in Jazz A or higher and are at least in the 7th grade qualify to audition. Accepted members are required to take two Ballet, one Jazz, and one Tap (or Modern for B-D levels) class per week, plus the Company class itself (which includes a Turn/Jump/Leap technique class). Company members enjoy multiple performing opportunities during the year in both competitive and non-competitive scenarios, all in a positive and encouraging environment, with a focus on giving back to others and to the community.