established 1987

·          KinderBallet  (3 & 4 year olds)
Black leotard, short white socks, pink ballet shoes


The introduction to ballet class using time, space, energy, and body awareness. Some vocabulary used and enhances creativity.

·          Pre Ballet  (5 & 6 year olds)
Black leotard, short white socks, pink ballet shoes, hair secured tightly in a bun


The next level of ballet introduction with the beginning of barre and center technique. Vocabulary and focus are developed.

·          Beginning Ballet  (7-10 year olds)
Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair secured tightly in a bun


Begins to build platform of classical ballet technique. Foot, arm, and body positions used. Vocabulary and turn out developed.

·          Ballet I-VI (11 years & up)
Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair secured tightly in a bun (ballet skirts may be worn for pointe)


Ballet class 2x per week upon teacher’s recommendation. Technique and vocabulary further developed. Pointe introduced at Ballet IV. 

·          Jazz Classes   (7 years & up)
Any color leotard, black tights (black shorts may be worn with tights), black leggings or jazz pants, black jazz shoes, hair secured up or in ponytail


Upbeat, high energy class. Focus is on proper technique.

·          Tap Classes    (5 years & up)
Any color leotard, black tights (black shorts may be worn with tights) or black leggings. Socks may be worn with shoes. Type of tap shoe depends on the class level.


A rythmic type of dance. Musicality and rhythm are developed.

·          Lyrical   (7 years & up)
Any color leotard, Black tights (black shorts may be worn with tights) or black leggings, black jazz shoes, hair in a ponytail.


Encompasses ballet and jazz in expressive technique and choreography.

·          Modern  (10 years & up)
Any color leotard, black tights (black shorts may be worn with tights) or black leggings, turning shoes, hair in a ponytail.


Relaxed, free style or dance using moods an emotion to designs steps. Developed as the antithesis of ballet.

·          Hip Hop (7 years & up)
Comfortable clothing, non skid tennis shoes


Modern, new style of street dancing.

CDA Dress Code and Class Descriptions

**All leotards should be basic. There are to be no tutus, skirts or rhinestones**