established 1987

CDA Policies

Tuition: Tuition is based on a full school year term.  Payments may be made in advance or in monthly installments due on the first class of each month for the duration of the term. There is a $25.00 registration fee per family,per year, which is to be paid with the first month’s tuition. Registration fee can be waived if first and last months tuition are paid together. There is a $5.00 late fee charged for the first week tuition is late.  An additional $3.00 for each week after that. Tuition and Registration Fees are non-refundable.

Absences: Missed classes can be made up provided the Academy is notified in advance of the class being missed.  All missed classes must be made up within one month’s time. Regular and timely attendance is essential to your student’s progress.  They cannot learn if they are not here, and tardiness not only sets them behind but interrupts the class in progress. A student who is more than 10 minutes late to class may be asked to return another day for a make up class. 

Pickup: Students need to be picked up promptly when their class is over.  We cannot assume responsibility for your child after their class has completed. Even 15 minutes is an eternity for a child waiting.  Please do not leave your car parked in front of the entrance.  A quick pick up or drop off is fine but any longer clogs up a rather tight parking lot.

Class Observation:  Open observation is held three times per term on non-performance years and twice on performance years. Observation is open to everyone to sit in and watch classes. Cameras and videos are welcome! Otherwise, there are viewing windows in both studios. It is up to the teacher's discretion whether or not to open or close the blinds. Generally, we keep the blinds closed for our younger classes as they are easily distracted. We find that the distraction of the window is just too much for students who need to remain focused on the instructor and the class at hand. 


Snow Days: Please check Channel 3 WKYC's iAlert System.  CDA will post all weather or illness related closings on Channel 3, the website, Facebook, Instagram, and via email. 

Class Observation Dates:

Studio A: May 8th-13th 2017
Studio B: May 15th-20th 2017

Important Summer Dates 2017

Monday, June 26th 2017- Summer classes start

Saturday, July 1st 2017- Nutcracker costume deposits due

Tuesday, July 4th 2017- No classes

Friday, July 7th 2017- Make up classes from July 4th 

Tuesday, August 1st 2017- Nutcracker costume balances due

Thursday, August 31st, 2017- Last day of summer classes


Fall Tuition (September-June)

      Tuition is based on 35 weeks of classes, broken up into 10 payments. 

      Tuition doesn't vary from month to month. 

                                                                                                Monthly Payment

1- 45 minutes class per week                                                                 $60.00

2- 45 minute classes per week                                                               $112.00

1 hour class per week­­­­­­                                                                            $64.00

2 classes per week                                                                                 $113.00

3 classes per week                                                                                 $144.00

4 classes per week                                                                                 $175.00

5 classes per week                                                                                 $207.00

6 classes per week                                                                                 $238.00

7 classes per weeK                                                                                 $269.00

8 classes per week                                                                                 $300.00

9 classes per week                                                                                 $332.00

10 classes per week                                                                               $363.00

11 classes per week                                                                               $394.00

12 classes per week                                                                               $425.00

13 classes per week                                                                               $457.00

14+ unlimited classes per week                                                              $488.00

                                                                                                Monthly Payment

1- 45 minutes class per week                                                                 $53.00

2- 45 minute classes per week                                                               $94.00

1 hour class per week­­­­­­                                                                            $56.00

2 classes per week                                                                                 $95.00

3 classes per week                                                                                 $120.00

4 classes per week                                                                                 $145.00

5 classes per week                                                                                 $170.00

6 classes per week                                                                                 $195.00

7 classes per weeK                                                                                 $220.00

8 classes per week                                                                                 $245.00

9 classes per week                                                                                 $270.00

10 classes per week                                                                               $295.00

11 classes per week                                                                               $320.00

12 classes per week                                                                               $345.00

13 classes per week                                                                               $370.00

14+ unlimited classes per week                                                              $395.00

Important Fall Dates 2017

Saturday, May 20th 2017- CDE Party

​Monday, May 29th 2017- CDA closed Memorial Day

Saturday, June 10th 2017- Sleeping Beauty Rehearsal 1:30-3:30

                                       Nutcracker Auditions 4-6:30

Sunday, June 11th 2017- Competition Auditions 12:30

Thursday, June 15th 2017- Last day of fall classes

Saturday, June 17th 2017- June show Dress Rehearsal 9am-1pm

                                                     (Lorain Palace Theater)

                                        Student Showcase and Sleeping Beauty 6pm

                                                     (Lorain Palace Theater)

Sunday, June 18th 2017- Student Showcase and Sleeping Beauty 1pm
                                                     (Lorain Palace Theater)

Monday, June 19th-Sunday, June 25th 2017- Summer break


Summer Tuition (June-August)

      Tuition is based on 10 weeks of classes, broken up into 2 payments.  

      Tuition doesn't vary from month to month.