July 7-8 Schedule Change

Please reference the July Portfolio Production page for the updated Tech Week schedule. Times on Thursday July 7th and Friday July 8th have changed due to a college orientation event being held at the theatre those days. Thank you, apologies for any inconveniences this may have caused.

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2016 Tech Week Schedule now available

Check out the July Portfolio Production page for both a list of this year’s show order, and the calendar for Tech Week. Questions? Email us at staff.csdc@gmail.com .

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JPP 2016 Ticket Info

Tickets for the July Portfolio Production are now available at the studio for pre-sale, at $18 per ticket.

Tickets can also be purchased at the theater during dress rehearsals for $18. Tickets purchased at the door before each show are $22.

Show times for this year’s JPP:

Saturday July 9: 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm

Sunday July 10: 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm

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Spirit Days! June 2016

During the month of June, the studio has spirit days, where dancers dress up according to a theme! Below are the dates of the spirit days. Please note: dancers should still be able to dance and participate in class in their costume/outfit. Accessories might have to be taken off for class.

Wednesday June 15: Holiday Day— wear an outfit to represent your favorite holiday!

Friday June 17: Food Day— dress up like a type of food!

Tuesday June 21: Old Costumes Day— this Tuesday we’re throwing it back to past shows; wear one of your old costumes to class, or mix and match several into one great getup!

Wednesday June 29: Ms. Mary Day— we all admire Mary for her dedication to the studio and all she’s done… but also her fashion sense! This day is to honor Mary; put together an outfit that she would wear and wear it to class.

Get creative with your ideas! Can’t wait to see all the fantastic outfits!

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Pre-Dancer Update

The Mini Show was a big success! Congratulations to all the dancers who performed, everyone looked fantastic!

We are now accepting enrollment forms for this fall— from both new and returning dancers. Forms can be picked up at the studio, or accessed here, and returned to the studio or emailed to staff.csdc@gmail.com . Class times and further info are not yet final and will be released after the July Portfolio Production. Any questions or concerns about the Pre-Dancer program can be directed to the email above.

PreDancer (1)

PreDancer (1)


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Winter Portfolio

Our annual Songs from the Nutcracker performance will this season has been renamed as our “Winter Portfolio”. We are excited to include more than just our Nutcracker songs with an audience and have expanded this performance to showcase ballet, modern and special performance by our senior Tour Group.  Part 1 of the performance will still be our “Songs from the Nutcracker”. This season using the Duke Ellington version of the Nutcracker Suite students will share their beatnik style ballet. The 2015 Student Choreography Project was incredibly inspiring this fall and we wanted to give the students another chance to showcase the work they put into “Selfie vs Self Portrait”. This piece will be re staged for part 2 of the Winter Portfolio but still includes each of the students self portrait solos expressing who they are. Part 3 of each performance is our very own Tour Group performing their “Holiday Spectacular”. The CSDC Tour Group consists of middle and high school aged students who perform monthly at local retirement homes and nursing centers. They have prepared a couple of special holiday songs for their December performances at the retirement homes and we are excited for them to share with our Winter Portfolio audience as well.

Santa Clara University, Fess Parker Studio Theater

Saturday December 12, 2015

shows at 11:00, 12:15, 3:00, 4:15, 5:30

Tickets are on sale at the studio Nov 30-Dec 3, Dec 7-Dec 10 from 3:30-9:00pm for $5. Tickets will be on sale at the theatre on Friday Dec 11 during tech and dress rehearsal from 3:30-7:30 for $5. Tickets purchased at the door before a performance will be $7. Cash and check only.

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Fall Classes Begin Sept 8th

We are looking forward to seeing you all in just a few weeks! All fall classes begin the day after Labor day (September 8th).

Some of our pre-dancer classes are already full, but please email us if you are still interested in joining us at CSDC. If a class for your age group is full, we might start a new class at a new time if enough people in that age group inquire.

Make sure to review the dress code for each of your classes to make sure you are ready for your first lesson. Please email us with any questions you have about what to wear or what type of shoes to get. And remember to keep your hair up and out of your beautiful faces!


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Tickets on sale now!

Tickets are on sale now at CSDC for the 2015 July Portfolio Production.  We will have four performances on the weekend of July 11 and 12 at Mayer Theater at Santa Clara University.  Pre-sale tickets are $15 and tickets at the door will be $20.  Tickets can be purchased at CSDC on Malone Road Monday through Thursday between 9:30 AM and 8:00 PM June 15-July 2.

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June Rehearsal Schedule for JPP

School is almost over which means things are getting busy here at CSDC! In preparation for our biggest performance of the season we will begin having daytime rehearsals at the studio during the month of June. Please remember that we continue having our regular afternoon classes as well as the daytime rehearsals! You can find the schedule on the calendar!

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Summer Pre-Dancer Session Full, Now Taking Fall Enrollment

We are pleased to have so much interest in our Pre-Dancer Summer Sessions, and both the Tuesday and Wednesday classes are now full. If you didn’t get to sign up, don’t worry, fall classes will be starting before you know it.

We are currently taking applications for the fall Pre-Dancer classes which will begin in September, the day after Labor Day, and run through to the May of 2016. Take a look at our Pre-Dance tab for more information about the program. Email us for enrollment applications: staff.csdc@gmail.com

Pre-dancer classes in the fall will be as follows:

Mondays 3:45-4:30 4-5 year old students

Tuesdays 3:45-4:30 4-5 year old students with previous dance experience

Wednesdays 3:45-4:30 2.5-3.5 year old students

We are also taking enrollment applications for ages 5.5-6 year old students however at this time we are unable to say what day and time the class will be. Potential new students over the age of 6 are welcome to fill out enrollment applications however we can not guarantee we will be able to take any new students older than 6.5 as priority is given to current/returning CSDC students.

If you have any questions or would like an enrollment application please email us at staff.csdc@gmail.com. This is a very busy time of year for us at CSDC getting ready for multiple end of the season performances and programs. We apologize if we are unable to get back to you immediately, but be assured we will return your email as soon as we can!


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