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:

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 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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6 week Summer Pre-Dancer Session

We are excited to be offering a 6 week pre-dancer summer session this season from the end of May through June/beginning of July. These classes are open for current CSDC pre-dancers as well as new students to sign up for but space is limited so don’t wait! Classes will consist of basic tap and ballet instruction, and rhythm, movement and coordination activities.

Tuesday Pre-Dancer Class

2.5-3.5 year old students

3:45-4:30 (45 minutes/week)

May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

$17 per class or $84 for all six

Wednesday Pre-Dancer Class

4-5 year old students

3:45-4:30 (45 minutes/week)

May 27, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1

$17 per class or $84 for all six

The Summer Session will not conclude with any performance. Classes can be paid for individually but absences should be scheduled in advance so we can adjust the lesson plan according to the number of students.  Drop-ins are not allowed, and enrollment ends May 1st. Please return your application to us by May 1st along with your enrollment fee of $10. Tuition may be paid at any time before the first lesson.

Pre-dance program will take a break for the months of July and August and start up again in the fall. We are currently taking enrollment applications for fall pre-dancer classes. For more information or an enrollment application for the summer session or fall, please email us at

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New Pre-Dancer Classes for Spring of 2015!

CALLING ALL TINY DANCERS! mini show 2014New classes will begin the last week of January!

Ages 2.5-3.5 on Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:30

Ages 4-5 on Mondays from 3:45-4:30

Pre-dancer classes are 45 minutes in length, consist of ballet and tap, and we encourage parents/guardians to stay and watch class each week. Tuition is $56/month and the class concludes mid May with a small performance on May 16th.

Email ( us or stop by the studio for more information!

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2014-2015 Season begins September 2nd

We are gearing up for another great season at CSDC and we hope everyone is excited to get started on some new projects for the fall. Returning students should receive their class assignments in the mail within the next week.

We are currently taking enrollment applications for new students in our Pre-Dancer Program, and Junior Dancer Program. If you are interested in signing up for either of these classes please email us at A brief description of each program is listed below.

Pre-Dancer Program:

  • Ages 2-4 years old
  • 45 minute class once a week (Sometimes lengthened to one hour long once the students settle into the class structure. This will be discussed with the parents of the students later in the season.)
  • Tuition=$56.00/month
  • Ballet/Tap combo
  • Parents are encouraged to stay and watch each class from the side of the classroom
  • September to mid-May
  • Season concludes with our annual Mini Show on May 16

Junior Dancer Program:

  • Grades K-1st
  • One hour class once a week
  • Tuition=$62.00/month
  • Ballet/Tap combo
  • Parents are asked to watch classes only during designated Parent Observation Weeks
  • September to mid-July
  • Students eligible to participate in the July Portfolio Production
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Tech Week Info!

Tomorrow is the start of tech week, the week that leads up to the show! While this is exciting, there are some things to keep in mind:

Tickets will be on sale during dress rehearsals on Thursday and Friday. Tickets are $15 a person, and can, if you prefer, be put on call under your own or your guest’s name. Be sure to thank your cashier, as everyone selling our tickets is a volunteer!

Along with tickets, CSDC merchandise can be purchased whenever tickets are being sold, however, t-shirt and tank top sizes are limited to whatever is left.

T-Shirts – $7

Tank tops – $9

Tote Bags – $5


The tech week calendar is located on the website’s calendar page. Be sure to arrive 30 minutes early to your time slot whenever the schedule doesn’t specifically tell your dancer to arrive early. The only time this does not apply is at the dance building. Also, be aware that if you miss any of your tech week rehearsals at any point, you cannot participate in the show.

For more info, see the July Portfolio Production page or the FAQ page.

See you at the theatre!


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Updates and CSDC Gear Information

The countdown is on, there are sixteen days left until the July Portfolio Production!

Tickets will be on sale soon, please stay tuned for more information.

In addition, CSDC T-Shirts, tank tops, and tote bags are on sale at the studio, be sure to get yours before they run out. The prices are: $7 for T-shirts, $9 for tank tops, and $5 for totes. We have a variety of sizes in stock and each item is unique because they are hand-printed and designed by students at the studio!

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