Students must currently be enrolled in a CSDC core program to enroll in any additional programs.
Ms. Mary-onettes (Quatrieme & Epaulement)
The Limelights (Footlight grades 4&5)
Community service focused, students bring monthly performances to local retirement and nursing facilities. Students attend a week long summer camp to learn new material and prepare costumes. During the school year Tour Group meets between 1 and 2 times a week to rehearse, learn new dances, and coordinate costumes. Students are each given a production role for the group which include: scheduling, ride coordination, speeches, costuming, hair and make up, as well as fundraising for the Music & Memory organization each year.
Available to Quatrieme & Epaulement students
For students looking for a more theatrically immersive and challenging experience in our July Portfolio Production. Students are featured in solos or small group parts as well as supporting corps parts. Company Class meets Fridays from January through May, and for a 3 week intensive in June for rehearsals and costume construction. Students join Company Class knowing they are expected to behave as a role model for other CSDC students and are to help with the many non performing production jobs needed for the show. Students not upholding these expectations are asked to step down from their part.
Offered to Junior Dancers as an introduction to Jazz and Modern dance. Class meets one time a week in addition to their core Junior class. Students expand on basic coordination and learn jazz and modern technique through fun upbeat dances.
Available to Footlight students
Theatre Arts class introduces Footlight students to costume design, set design, play acting, and various craft skills. Projects change each semester. Theatre Arts class gives students a deeper respect and appreciation for all parts of theatrical productions.
Junior and Footlight students select summers
In their first few years of sewing camp, students learn the basics of hand stitching and embroidery. Hand stitching gives them an understanding of how sewing works before moving to using a sewing machine. Summer Sewing Camp includes both personal sewing projects as well as working on costumes for the summer July Portfolio Production.
Student Choreography Project
Footlight, Quatrieme & Epaulement students
Project assignments change each year. Students work alone or in small groups to collaborate on creating their own work to be presented in a casual performance at the studio or as a part of one of our larger productions. Students are given a theme, story, or choreographic challenge to focus their work around and are given guidance from CSDC staff.
Fashion Design & Production
Students work on brainstorming, drawing, and sewing skills. Creative weekly challenges help to think outside the box and deadlines teach time management. The class curriculum is altered depending on the students previous skills and experience. Projects can be customized to each individual based on the instructors discretion. Final projects are often presented in a fashion show or at our winter or summer portfolio productions.
by invitation only
Quatriéme and Epauelment students are invited to join the Intro to Pointe class after they have shown they have enough strength and flexibility to begin pointe training. After completing Intro to Pointe, students must pass an exam to move into the regular Pointe program. This is for the students own physical safety and health. Both Intro to Point and regular Pointe students are required to attend ballet technique class 2 or more times a week.