CAPA offers classes for dancers from age three through high school, with occasional adult classes as well.
Regular Classes (7+ years old) are offered in Ballet – Jazz – Tap – Contemporary – Pointe – Hip Hop
CAPA’s Primary Division is for dancers age 3 – 1st grade, and offers instruction in creative movement, ballet and tap.
Intro to Dance (Tap and Creative Movement): Age three at the start of the CAPA year (August). Intro to Dance classes perform one dance (either tap or ballet) in the June Show. This class is half tap, half ballet, 100% fun! The goal of this class is to provide a healthy and positive experience that stimulates a love for dance, music & movement by introducing ballet and tap while encouraging a child’s free expression.
Beginning Dance (Tap and Pre-Ballet): Entering Kindergarten or have completed one year of Intro to Dance. Beginning Dance classes perform two dances in the June Show…one tap, one ballet. This class introduces the classical ballet positions, leaps, and the rhythm steps of tap. There is a focus on helping students understand the class structure, taking turns, and expressing themselves, while stimulating a love for dance, music & movement in a healthy, encouraging and positive environment.
Young Dancer – (Tap and Ballet) Entering 1st Grade or have completed one year of Beginning Dance. Young Dancer classes perform two dances in the June Show…one tap, one ballet. This class dives deeper into classical ballet movement and terminology, and combines the coordination and rhythm of tap while encouraging these little dancers to express themselves creatively.
Regular Class Levels
Level 1 for all class types is intended for age 7 and up (except for Intro to Hip-Hop which begins at age 6 and Intro to Contemporary which requires completion of Jazz 2 and/or Ballet 2). Each level will be taken for a minimum of one to two years per level. Age requirements are always approximate, as physical skills and development vary widely. Placement is always at the director’s discretion and is selected to benefit the dancer.
June Show & Nutcracker Participation – Ballet
Ballet 1 & Ballet 2 perform dances in the June Show. Ballet 3 and above are technique only classes and you must enroll in a Ballet Company to perform a ballet dance in the June Show and the Nutcracker. Primary division classes at Beginning Dance and Young Dancer level perform both a tap and a ballet dance in the June Show. Intro to Dance performs either a tap or a ballet dance in the June Show.
June Show & Nutcracker Participation – Tap, Jazz, Contemporary & Hip-Hop
All Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop & Production classes & ensembles perform in the June Show, with the exception of some of the Contemporary classes that are paired with Ensemble classes. Several of the traditional performing ensembles (Daisy, Rose, Poppy, Violet, Lily & Sr. Ensemble) also perform in the Nutcracker. Primary division classes at Beginning Dance and Young Dancer level perform both a tap and a ballet dance in the June Show. Intro to Dance performs either a tap or a ballet dance in the June Show.
Private Solo or Duo/Trio Classes and/or Coaching
To arrange for private coaching or special routines, contact the teacher directly or the office. In addition, students wishing to increase their skill level may arrange for tutoring by approved Student Assistants. All payments for these classes must be made directly to CAPA.