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Classical Dance Academy

New class sessions start July 9th - Registration opens June 1st

Online Registration

Class Registration

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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July 1st-7th - Studio Break

July 9th - New Session Classes Begin

July 9th-12th - Camp Confetti

July 16th-20th - Dance Intensive Week 2

July 23rd-26th - Swan Lake Camp

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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July 9th - 12th, 9:30am-12:00pm - 4 to 8 year olds

Your petite dancer will love dancing through the pink sky of PomPomUnicorn’s Magical Carnival in the Cloud! This magical ballet and tap camp is full of all things unicorn, dancing, games, crafts, and even rainbow prizes!

Get registered today!


July 23rd - 26th, 9:30am-12:00pm - 4 to 8 year olds

Odette, under a magical spell, spends her days swimming in a lake of tears and her nights in the form of a human. This camp willconsistof a daily classes where students willact, dance and create beautiful Swan crafts. Come dive into the beauty of Swan Lake!


Come shop at CDA's gently used annual dancewear store!

Please bring outgrown dancewear donations (no tights/shoes) to studio by Aug. 17th.


September 8th

Please join us in walking in the Marigold Festival Parade!Please meet at the Studio 9am on Sept. 8th. We will go to the line from here. Please wear black bottoms, Recital or our studio colors Teal/Yellow shirt, and tennis shoes. NO dance shoes! Hair in nice, performance pony tail.

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.

2018-2019 Class Schedule

New class sessions start July 9th
Registration opens June 1st

Dance With Me
Wednesday: 10:00-10:45am

Tuesday: 5:00-6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00-10:00am
Saturday: 9:30-10:30am

Level 1
- Thursday -
Ballet: 4:30-5:15pm
Tap & Jazz Combo: 5:15-6:15pm
- Saturday -
Ballet: 10:30-11:15am
Tap & Jazz Combo: 11:15am-12:15am

Level 2
- Tuesday -
Ballet: 4:45-6:00pm
Tap & Jazz Combo: 6:00-7:30pm
- Saturday -
Tap & Jazz Combo: 10:00-11:30am
Ballet: 11:30-12:45pm

Level 3
- Ballet -
Monday: 4:30-6:00pm
Thursday: 6:15-7:30pm
- Jazz -
Monday: 6:00-7:00pm
- Tap -
Monday: 7:00-7:30pm

Level 4
- Ballet -
Tuesday: 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday: 6:15-7:30pm
- Jazz -
Tuesday: 7:30-8:30pm
- Tap -
Tuesday: 8:30-9:00pm

Level 5 & 6
Invitation Only: Please contact the office

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

- Beginning -
Wednesday: 5:15-6:00pm
- Intermediate -
Wednesday: 6:00-7:00pm

Back Handspring
- Wednesday -

Strength & Flex
- Tuesday -

*All classes & Times are subject to change.