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Online registration is now open. Once registered, you'll be able to sign your student up for classes of your choice and view your account as well as billing information.

What's Happening at CDA

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Sept 25th - 30th - Bring A Friend Week

Oct. 24th - 30th - Wear your Halloween costume to class

Nov. 2nd - Spirit Wear Orders Due

Nov. 25th - 29th - Thanksgiving Break No Classes

Our Favorite Dance Stores

For your convenience, we are supplying you with quick links to several recommended dance stores. And, by using these links, you will in turn be helping our studio. Classical Dance Academy will receive points with each purchase you make. These points can be used for many useful things at the studio!

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The Premier Academy

CDA's curriculum is developmentally appropriate and introduces students to the structure of class as well as stretching, coordination exercises, musical forms, improvisation and dance vocabulary. We strive for the students to develop self-motivation, self-discipline, poise, grace, physical agility and an appreciation for the arts, which they carry with them throughout their lives. CDA believes that it takes dedication, imagination, and hard work to become the dancers of tomorrow.

Our goal is to instill in our students a sense of respect, not only for themselves but for this incredible art of dance. Through carefully guided training, humor, and a hands-on commitment to excellence, our instructors will welcome you into this enchanting world of physical movement and sincerely hope you and your child's dreams of dance become a reality.

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2017 PPAC Scholarship Application

The Pekin Performing Arts Center is excited to announce the 2017 Scholorship Application period is now open. The Pekin Performing Arts Center is a non profit organization that supports local arts and students wishing to pursue their passion in the arts. Through donations collected from local businesses, families, and fund-raisers the Pekin Performing Arts Center will award scholarships to qualified talented youth of low income families for training in dance and tumbling, music and the arts. The scholarships are designed to help support artists and athletes in their education and cultural integration and enrichment of the arts.

Applications may be downloaded here: 2017 PPAC SCHOLORSHIP APPLICATION

Music Lessons

Pekin Performing Arts Center is now offering private piano lessons. Beginner to Advanced (adults inluded). Performance opportunities are available. Learn more by contacting Ellen Curtin at (816) 679-6607. Mrs. Curtin has a piano degree from the University of Missouri, many years of teaching experience and is a National Piano Guild adjudicator.

2017-2018 Class Schedule

Pre-Dance
Tuesday: 5:00-5:45pm
Saturday: 9:15-10:00am

Pre-Ballet
- Tuesday -
Tap & Jazz Combo: 5:00-6:00pm
- Thursday -
Tap & Jazz Combo: 4:30-5:30pm
Ballet: 5:30-6:00pm
- Saturday -
Ballet: 10:00-10:30am
Tap & Jazz Combo: 10:30-11:30am

Level 1
- Thursday -
Ballet: 4:30-5:30pm
Tap & Jazz Combo: 5:30-6:30pm
- Saturday -
Jazz: 10:30-11:00am
Ballet: 10:30am-11:30am
Tap: 11:30am-12:00pm

Level 2
- Tuesday -
Ballet: 4:45-6:00pm
Jazz: 6:00-7:00pm
Tap: 7:00-7:30pm
- Thursday -
Ballet: 6:00-7:30pm

Level 3
- Ballet -
Monday: 4:30-6:00pm
Thursday: 6:00-7:30pm
- Jazz -
Monday: 6:00-7:00pm
- Tap -
Monday: 7:00-7:30pm

Level 4
- Ballet -
Monday: 7:30-9:00pm
Tuesday: 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday: 7:30-9:00pm
- Jazz -
Tuesday: 7:30-8:30pm
- Tap -
Tuesday: 8:30-9:00pm

Level 5 & 6
Invitation Only: Please contact the office

Hip-Hop
- Beginning -
Wednesday: 4:30-5:15pm
- Intermediate -
Wednesday: 5:15-6:00pm
- Advanced -
Wednesday: 6:00-6:45pm

Tumbling
- Beginning -
Tuesday: 5:45-6:30pm
Wednesday: 5:15-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00-10:45am
- Intermediate -
Wednesday: 6:00-7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00-10:00am

Back Handspring
- Wednesday -
7:00-8:00pm

Strength & Flex
- Monday -
5:00-6:00pm
- Tuesday -
5:00-6:00pm
6:15-7:15pm
- Thursday -
6:30-7:30pm

*All classes & Times are subject to change.