Dance Classes start September 6th!
All students are invited but not required to perform in the spring recital. If your dancer will not be participating, you are responsible for notifying the office before costumes are ordered for the class. Each participating student will be responsible for paying a recital fee to defray the costs in production, and will be required to purchase a costume for each class that he/she takes, with the exception of Sacred and Pointe students. A recital fee of $75/dancer ($20 per additional child) will simplify the recital experience by providing 1 printed program per family, video links to all performances, and 4 free tickets per family to your dancer's show.
Rehearsals and Recitals will take place in May of 2023. Our projected recital date is May 20th, at the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center located at A.L. Brown High School.
Recital Fee: $75 | Due by November 22nd
Costume Fee: TBA | Due by October 20th
We separate our recitals into three separate performances. Our morning show features our youngest dancers, our afternoon recital showcases our Elementary school dancers, and our evening show includes our Middle and High school dancers. Our performing companies (Ballet Company, Lee-ettes, and Proteges) perform in all three shows.
Traditionally, the high school students dance at the evening performance of the recital. High school classes may be asked to dance in more than one show. Being asked to dance in multiple shows is a privilege. All dancers who commit to dancing with their class for recital must be able to commit to performing each time her/his class performs. The faculty reserves the right to exclude from performance any dancer who cannot commit to participating at each recital performance; whether the performacne be in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Only Seniors taking solo lessons are eligible to perform a solo in the recital.
Yes! Dancers whose attendance falls below 50% may not be allowed to perform in the dance recital, regardless of whether a recital costume has been ordered. Faculty will not be available to "catch up" dancers whose attendance falls behind due to other after-school activities.
The faculty is given the choice of picking out a costume for the class. The costume must not exceed the price quoted to parents for their costume fee, and must be approved by the director. Parents will measure their children at home. Staff will order a costume that best matches your child's measurements. The costumes are not custom made to fit, and parents are responsible for alterations.
The Lee-ettes are a high school tap line who are chosen by audition. The Lee-ettes have specific attendance requirements outlined in the audition agreement. The Lee-ettes open and close the recital each year, as well as perform at the Christmas Ballet. They are named after the school's founder, Peggé Lee Haywood, who directed the school until 1986. The CDA Ballet Company are a high school performing ballet troupe chosen by audition to represent our school in local performances. These groups also participate in community service events. The Protégés are our middle school performance groups who are also chosen by audition.
We award our dancers' commitment to the art of dance with awards for dancers who have completed five, ten, and fifteen year milestones.
Get fitted for dance shoes and dance wear on August 9, 11, 16, 18, & 23 from 5-7PM!