Welcome to Classical Dance 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.

We Have A New Home!
We are now located in the growing downtown business district of Pekin across from the Tazewell County Courthouse. CDA is very exited about this move allowing us to expand our programs and dance space. A new floor has been installed, fresh paint and new mirrors are up, and a fresh new goal of fulfilling your child's dream of dance. If you haven't seen us lately or you're curious about our Academy, stop in and have a look around. We're excited and we think you will be as well!

 

What Parents Should Know Before Choosing a Studio
If most dance studios have friendly teachers and a big show at the end, are they not all the same? Does it really matter at all where you enroll your child? YES! There are 4 main things parents should consider before choosing the best studio for their child. (1) What is the class size? (2) What type of dance surface is provided? (3) What are the credentials of the instructors? (4) What are the "Extra" expenses required? Learn more about each of these and other tips for parents. Continue Reading >


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Class Registration

Online registration is now open. Simply click the link below or the link at the top of each page, and fill out our registration form. 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.

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Our Favorite 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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CHEER CLINIC Coming to CDA - Saturday August 22nd

This cheer clinic will introduce our upcoming cheer teams. These teams will be grouped by grade level and help prep students for school cheerleading programs. We will focus strongly on technique and learning new skills to improve each child cheer knowledge. This clinic will have assistants from the Pekin Community High School Cheerleading Squad and they will give tips, tricks, and insight on local school cheerleading programs. We hope to see you there!

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Cheer Clinic Registration

This Cheer Clinic is designed for individuals in Pre-school thru 8th Grade.
* Students will be seperated by grade levels.
   

 

 

 

 

2015-2016
Class Schedule
 
Pre-Dance

Tue:

 

4:00-4:45

Sat:   9:30-10:15

Pre-Ballet
Thurs: Tap/Jazz Combo:

4:30-5:30

  Ballet: 5:30-6:00
Sat: Ballet: 10:30-11:00
  Tap/Jazz Combo: 11:00-12:00

Level 1
Thurs: Ballet:
Tap/Jazz Combo:
4:30-5:30
5:30-6:30
Sat: Tap/Jazz Combo:
Ballet:
10:00-11:00
11:00-12:00

Level 2
Tue: Ballet:
Jazz:
Tap:
4:45-6:00
6:00-7:00
7:00-7:30
Thurs: Ballet: 5:45-7:00

Level 3A

Tue:


Thurs:

Ballet:
Tap:
Jazz:
Ballet:
6:00-7:30
4:30-5:00
5:00-6:00
4:30-5:45

Level 3B
Tue:
Thurs:
Ballet:
Ballet:
Tap:
6:00-7:30
4:30-5:45
6:00-6:30
  Jazz: 6:30-7:30

Level 4A
Ballet: Mon: 7:30-9:00
  Tue: 7:30-9:00
  Thurs: 7:30-9:00
Jazz: Mon:n 6:30-7:30
Tap: Mon: 6:00-6:30

Level 4B
Ballet: Mon: 7:30-9:00
  Tue: 6:00-7:30
  Thurs: 7:30-9:00
Jazz: Tue:n 7:30-8:30
Tap: Tue: 8:30-9:00

Level 5
Invitation Only: Please contact the office

Hip-Hop
Beg: Wed: 5:15-6:00
Int: Wed: 4:30-5:15
Adv: Wed: 6:00-6:45

Tumbling
Beg: Tue: 4:45-5:30
  Sat: 10:15-11:00
Beg/Int: Wed: 4:30-5:15
Int: Sat: 9:15-10:00
Int/Adv: Wed: 5:30-6:30
Back Handspring
  Wed: 6:30-8:00
  Sat:t 11:00-12:30

Strength & Flex
  Mon: 5:00-6:00
  Tue: 6:30-7:30