CKDS Programs Script
We have classes for children of all ages (Pre-K to Teens) and offer a variety of dance styles (ballet, hip hop, modern, tap, and african). We are a pre-professional school with a focus on dance technique and artistry. Our students learn traditional styles, as well as, innovative choreography. We offer both a full school year program and short term seasonal classes.
Classes for kids all ages
Dance technique and artistry
Programs: full year, seasonal, company
*Note: always “pitch” our Performance Program first before Seasonal
Enrollment is currently open for our Performance Program, which runs from September through June. The children work towards an annual performance in April, at Kumble Theater.
The Performance Program is a good fit for students who are interested in a pre-professional track and want to perform. We value and encourage hard work and dedication from the students and offer a highly structured environment.
The students in this program not only gain professional performance experience but also can choose to be involved in community events as well.
Included in our Performance Program is a Spring Sampler - after the performance is over in April we invite students to sample unlimited classes during the month of May. This is a good opportunity to continue training and try new styles of dance.
September - June
Annual Performance in April at Kumble Theater
Highly structured class environment (curriculum )
Gives professional performance experience and getting involved in community/studio events
Spring Sampler - children can try unlimited classes in the month of May
Our seasonal programs are short term sessions (that run from 8 to 20 weeks). Students who sign up for seasonal classes do not participate in our annual April performance.
Enrollment is currently open for our Summer Seasonal Program. This is an 8 week session running from July 6-August 24th. Classes are held only on Saturdays. (Show parent/guardian the schedule)
8 to 20 week term
Seasonal students do not perform in April
Enrollment in our company program is by audition only. Those invited to join demonstrate a high standard of technique, artistic expression, maturity, and determination. Company members have class 2 or 3 times a week, from September through June, and participate in the annual April performance. We have 5 select company groups that vary in both age and technique level. Company members may also earn invitations to perform in independent productions and community events.
Students who demonstrate high level technique, artistry, maturity, and determination
Meet 2 or 3 times a week (depending on which company group a child is in)
5 company groups based on age and ability
Perform in annual performance
Invited to participate in independent productions and community events
All new students are asked to come into the studio and meet with Ms. King or a CKDS faculty member. We will give you a tour of our school and answer any questions you may have about our program. The child will go into the studio with Ms. King (or Faculty Member) without their parent/guardian, and be asked to follow simple dance instructions. We are looking for students who can have smooth separation from their parents and demonstrate listening skills. Our tour meetings give us both a chance to see if our school is the right fit for your child. Following the meeting Ms. King may give you a class recommendation for your child.
Prospective students must meet with Ms. King or a CKDS faculty member
Give you a tour or the building
Child goes into studio without parent/guardian and follow simple dance instructions
Looking for smooth separation and good listening/following instructions
Ms. King may give your child a class recommendation based on age and skill level
*If anyone gives strife about the cost…
List some of these important elements that go into our programming and studio:
Pre-professional educational institution
High quality teachers - college educated, professional dancers/choreographers
Involvement with various artists (workshops, photographers, videographers, etc.)
State-of-the-art facility with performance space – sprung floors
Conveniently accessible by trains and buses, handicapped accessible
Comfortable seating for families / wifi
Long-term relationship with reliable, dedicated staff
Curriculum includes traditional technique and innovative choreography
Performance series with opportunity to purchase professionally edited photos/videos