November 2021

Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2021

SPRING RECITAL COSTUME FEES ARE DUE DECEMBER 1, 2021
2022 Spring Recital costume fees have been posted to all accounts. The Spring Recital performances are May 13-15, 2022. Please click 21-22 Spring Recital Performance List to view the breakdown of which classes perform in each performance.

At least one costume fee PER CHILD must be paid on or before December 1, 2021, in order to ensure your child’s participation in the May 2022 performances. Please note that hip-hop classes are not charged a costume fee because they do costumes on their own. Please login to your online account to make a payment or call our office at 441-1818 between 4:30 – 8:30 Monday through Thursday.

If you are declining recital participation, we must receive written notice at cpac@cpac-dance.com no later than December 1 to remove the costume fees charged.

 

COMPETITION SEASON KICKS OFF AT NYCDA!
Our Competition Season is kicking off with our Ensemble team attending NYCDA in Kansas City November 19! We are so proud of all our dancers and wish each of them the best of luck!

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK: NOVEMBER 23-28
CPAC will be closed Tuesday, November 23 – Sunday, November 28 for Thanksgiving break. Please note that classes ARE in session on Monday, November 22 as a make-up for Labor Day.

 

TODDLER REGISTRATION- WINTER SESSION
Returning Toddlers MUST register AGAIN in order to continue with the January – May session! Returning students may register beginning Thursday, November 18 at 5:00 pm. Registration will be via the parent portal – more details to come. Login and password will be required.

Registration for NEW Toddlers opens Monday, November 22 at 5:00 pm. Instructions will be available on the Schedule page of our website at that time. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.

 

HOLIDAY RECITALS
In order to celebrate our youngest dancers and the holiday season, we will be having our Holiday Recitals in December for our Movement for Children, Dance I, Dance II, and Dance III classes (Toddler classes do NOT perform).

Dancers will be receiving their holiday costumes to take home the week of November 15 as well as a note from their teacher with details regarding hair and costume pieces, in-class dress rehearsal, and their performance. These notes will also be emailed out to each class.

In-Class Dress Rehearsal: December 6-10. Please have your child dressed in their costume for dance class that week. This is simply another time for dancers to get to wear their costumes and practice on stage. Parents are welcome to attend dress rehearsal. Masks are required in our building.

Holiday Shows: December 13-16 

Holiday Recital Performance List
• Your dancer will NOT have their regular class that week if they are performing in the Holiday show.
• Classes will perform in 15-minute time slots with spectators limited to friends and family of that specific class as well as designated traffic flow entering and exiting the building.
• The performance takes the place of your final class for the semester.
• Teachers will provide more information regarding holiday costumes in the coming weeks.
• Holiday costume fees typically range from $20-$30 depending on teacher selections.
• Your dancer will perform the same night of the week that they have class EXCEPT Friday classes will perform on December 16. 
• No tickets will be necessary.
• You may bring your video cameras and regular cameras.
• No live stream performances or professional videos will be available for purchase.

 

IMPORTANT DATES – MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 
• November 23-28: Thanksgiving Break – Closed
• December 18-Jan. 2: Winter Break – Closed
• January 3: Classes Resume
• March 26-April 3: Spring Break Closed
• May 6: Last day of class
• May 9-12: Dress Rehearsal Week
• May 13-15: Spring Recitals

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICIES
The winter months are upon us and that brings the possibility of severe weather and canceled classes. We do NOT automatically cancel classes when Columbia Public Schools does. We try to make our decisions about cancellations by 1:00 pm. We will send out EMAIL to everyone when classes are canceled. To receive text message alerts regarding cancellations and closings, text CPACDANCE to 84483 for updates. Please like us on Facebook (CPAC – Columbia Performing Arts Centre) and follow us on Instagram (ColumbiaPerformingArtsCentre) to receive updates as well.

 

MONTHLY FINANCE CHARGES
Any tuition balances remaining will incur a 10% monthly finance charge until the tuition fees are paid in full. All account balances must be paid in full by April 1st.

 

October 2021

NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2021

HALLOWEEN WEEK OCTOBER 25-29

Dancers may wear their Halloween costumes to class the week of October 25-29!  Make sure it is something you can dance in.  If your Ballet class meets twice a week, only wear your costume on Wednesday or Thursday.

 

NOVEMBER TODDLER REGISTRATION – WINTER SESSION (JAN – MAY 2022)

Returning Toddlers MUST register AGAIN in order to continue with the January – May session!  Returning students may register beginning Thursday, November 18 at 5:00 pm. Registration will be via the parent portal – more details to come.  Login and password will be required.

Registration for NEW Toddlers opens Monday, November 22 at 5:00 pm.  Instructions will be available on the Schedule page of our website at that time.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.

 

PROTOCOLS CONTINUE

Many thanks to ALL our CPAC families, friends, faculty, and staff for continuing to adhere to our published protocols and guidelines surrounding the Covid circumstances!  As Fall is upon us and it will get dark earlier in the evening, please be on time to pick up dancers!  We appreciate your efforts to drive slowly through all parking lots and driveways to keep all our dancers and families safe. Our tents will be back up soon outside of Studio 3 & Studio 5/6 drop-off areas!

 

HOLIDAY RECITAL UPDATE

In order to celebrate our youngest dancers (Movement, Dance 1, Dance 2, Dance 3) and the holiday season, we plan to have Holiday Recital performances on our stage, one class at a time with scheduled time slots and designated traffic flow the week of December 13-16.  More details coming soon!

 

2021-2022 COMPETITION TEAM MEMBERS

Congratulations to all our competition team members for the upcoming season!  Click here for Ensemble, Troupe & Minitroop teams.  Click here for Collective team members.

 

UNPAID TUITION?  MONTHLY FINANCE CHARGES

All unpaid tuition has now been increased to full price. Beginning October 1st, any tuition balances remaining will incur a 10% monthly finance charge until the tuition fees are paid in full. All account balances must be paid in full by April 1st.

 

LABOR DAY MAKE-UP CLASS

Classes are in session on Monday, 11/22 at their usual times.  This is the makeup day for the missed classes on Labor Day.  CPAC is closed Tuesday, 11/23 – Friday, 11/26 for Thanksgiving break.

 

TEXT ALERTS

Please subscribe to receive CPAC alerts by texting CPACDANCE to 84483. This allows quick communication of inclement weather updates, studio closings, class cancellations, etc. Text STOP to cancel alerts at any time.

 

DOWNLOAD OUR CPAC APP!

Stay up to date with all messages and communications by downloading the CPAC App from either the App Store or Google Play store.  Use your parent portal login to see your class schedule, update general information, make payments, view messages, etc.

 

September 2021

NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER 2021

DOWNLOAD OUR CPAC APP!

Stay up to date with all messages and communications by downloading the CPAC App from either the App Store or Google Play store.  Use your parent portal login to see your class schedule, update general information, make payments, view messages, etc.

UNPAID TUITION?  MONTHLY FINANCE CHARGES

All unpaid tuition has now been increased to full price. Beginning October 1st, any tuition balances remaining will incur a 10% monthly finance charge until the tuition fees are paid in full. All account balances must be paid in full by April 1st.

LABOR DAY MAKE-UP CLASS

Classes are in session on Monday 11/22 at their usual times.  This is the makeup day for the missed classes on Labor Day.  CPAC is closed Tuesday 11/23 – Saturday 11/26 for Thanksgiving break.

TEXT ALERTS

Please subscribe to receive CPAC alerts by texting CPACDANCE to 84483. This allows quick communication of inclement weather updates, studio closings, class cancellations, etc. Text STOP to cancel alerts at anytime.

PROTOCOLS CONTINUE

Many thanks to ALL our CPAC families, friends, faculty and staff for continuing to adhere to our published protocols and guidelines surrounding the Covid circumstances!  As Fall is upon us and it will get dark earlier in the evening, please be on time to pick up dancers!  We appreciate your efforts to drive slowly through all parking lots and driveways to keep all our dancers and families safe.

March 2021

NEWSLETTER

MARCH 19, 20, & 21: VIRTUAL COMPETITION SHOWCASE

Watch our award-winning Competition teams (Ensemble, Troupe, and Collective) perform virtually  on Friday, March 19th, Saturday March 20th & Sunday, March 21st! We will have five different shows streaming live via Vimeo (Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm/4pm/7pm, and Sunday 1pm).  Performance breakdown can be found at https://cpac-dance.com/competition/ensembletroupeminitroop/performances/ .Links for each performance will be available on our Facebook and Instagram as well as our website at https://cpac-dance.com/competition/.

SPRING BREAK: MARCH 27- APRIL 4

CPAC will be closed Saturday, March 27 – Sunday, April 4 for Spring Break. All classes will resume the week of April 5th.

ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS: DEADLINE APRIL 6

Dancers interested in auditioning for our Ensemble program must register by April 6th.  Email competition@cpac-dance.com to request an information packet and registration forms.   

TROUPE AUDITIONS: DEADLINE MAY 14 

Do you have a dancer age 6-9 who is interested in our competitive programs? Our Troupe auditions for the 21-22 season will take place on Monday, May 17th from 4:15-6pm! Please visit our Competition page for more information. Registration forms are due by Friday, May 14th. Please e-mail competition@cpac-dance.com to request an information packet and registration forms.

MINITROOP AUDITIONS: DEADLINE MAY 14 

Do you have a dancer age 4-5 who is interested in our competitive programs? Our MiniTroop auditions for the 21-22 season will take place on Monday, May 17th 4:15-5:15pm! Please visit our Competition page for more information. Registration forms are due by Friday, May 14th. Please e-mail competition@cpac-dance.com to request an information packet and registration forms.

2021 SUMMER CLASSES

Want to dance during the month of June?  We are offering a short 4 week session for dancers ages 2-10! Please visit our Schedule page in April for class offerings, pricing, dates, and enrollment information.

2021 SUMMER DANCE CAMPS

Registration for Ms. Candace’s Summer Dance Camps is now open! All camps are from 9am-noon Monday-Friday and $150, payable to Candace Harlan. Please email cdburditt@gmail.com with any questions or to register.

Week 1, June 7 – 11: 3 & 4 year olds

Week 2, June 14 – 18: 5 year olds  

Week 3, June 21 – 25: 6, 7, & 8 year olds

$50 deposit due at time of registration with balance due on first day of camp. (Payable to Candace Harlan by Check or Venmo – @Candace-Harlan-1 ) $10 discount if paid in full at time of registration.

JUNE BALLET WORKSHOPS 

Lisa Geger will be offering two weeklong ballet workshops in June.  Workshops are limited to CPAC dancers only with a maximum of 14 dancers in each age group.

June 14-18 & June 21-25

Ages 9 – 11:  9am – 12pm

Ages 12 & Over:  1pm – 4pm

$250 per week

Classes meet daily, Monday – Friday

Each session limited to 14 dancers – enroll now!

Email lisa@csbidance.com for more information / to register

ATTENDANCE FOR PERFORMING CLASSES

Students who acquire more than 3 absences (per class) from February 8th through May 7th may not be allowed to participate in the Spring Performances. Please note there are exceptions due to COVID-19   quarantines. We appreciate your continued communications regarding potential exposures as we work to keep each other safe and healthy.

2021 SPRING RECITAL UPDATE

The last day of classes for this session is Friday May 7th.  Spring Recital performances will be daily, the week of May 10-13!

Given the uncertainty and ever-changing conditions surrounding COVID-19, we’ve decided that we will NOT have large mass gatherings the weekend of May 14-16.

Each class will be assigned a 15-minute performance time when they can share their recital routines with their friends and family.  Specifics regarding days and times will be announced in early April. The number of guests permitted will be determined by May 1st depending on City Ordinances and capacity restrictions.  No tickets will be required.  All routines will be livestreamed so those unable to attend may watch from other locations.  This will be similar to our June 2020 and December 2020 performance procedures.  Dancers are welcome to perform in masks if they desire. 

Details regarding spring recital costume distribution will be forthcoming.  They have been ordered and are on their way!

ALL ACCOUNT BALANCES DUE BY APRIL 1

All account balances are due no later than April 1st. Please note that registration for Fall 2021 – Winter 2022 cannot occur if your balance is not paid in full at time of registration.

November 2020

Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Monday 11/23 – OPEN for classes as usual
  • Tuesday 11/24-Friday 11/27 – CLOSED for Thanksgiving Break
  • Monday 11/30 – Classes resume as usual
  • Thursday 12/17 – Last day of Class for Fall Semester
  • Friday 12/18 – Sunday 1 / 3 – CLOSED for Winter Break
  • Monday 1/4 – Classes resume as usual
  • OPEN on Martin Luther King Jr Day (Jan.18) & President’s Day (Feb. 15)
  • Monday 3/29 – Friday 4/3 – CLOSED for Spring Break
  • Friday 5/7 – Last day of Class for Winter Semester
  • May 14 – 16, 2021 – Spring Recital Planned

NOVEMBER TODDLER REGISTRATION – WINTER SESSION (JAN – MAY 2021)

Returning Toddlers MUST register AGAIN in order to continue with the January – May session!  Returning students may register beginning Wednesday November 11th at 12pm.  Registration will be via the CPAC App – more details to come.  Login and password will be required.

Registration for NEW Toddlers opens Wednesday November 18th at 12pm!  Instructions will be available on the Schedule page of our website at that time.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.

HOLIDAY RECITAL UPDATE

In order to celebrate our youngest dancers (Movement, Dance 1, Dance 2, Dance 3) and the holiday season, we plan to have Holiday Recital performances on our stage, one class at a time with scheduled time slots, limited spectators, and designated traffic flow the week of December 14 – 17.  Please visit the Performances page for more details.

2021 SPRING RECITAL UPDATE

At this time, we are still planning to hold Spring Recital performances May 14-16, 2021.  Given the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, we are postponing the ordering of and payment for Recital costumes until the end of January.  We aren’t sure exactly what our performance options may be but we will definitely find a way to celebrate everyone’s hard work!  For the safety of our staff, we will be asking parents to measure their own children and submit costume measurements to the office sometime in January.  More details to come!

PROTOCOLS CONTINUE

Many thanks to ALL our CPAC families, friends, faculty and staff for continuing to adhere to our published protocols and guidelines surrounding the Covid circumstances!  As Fall is upon us and it is getting dark earlier in the evening, please be on time to pick up dancers!  Remember, classes dismiss 5 minutes prior to their published times to allow for transitions and sanitizing classrooms.  We appreciate your efforts to drive slowly through all parking lots and driveways to keep all our dancers and families safe.

October 2020

Newsletter

Download our CPAC App!

Stay up to date with all messages and communications by downloading the CPAC App from either the App Store or Google Play store.  Use your parent portal login to see your class schedule, update general information, make payments, view messages, etc.

Halloween Week Oct.26-30

Dancers may wear their Halloween costumes to class the week of October 26-30!  Make sure it is something you can dance in.  If your Ballet class meets twice a week, only wear your costume on Wednesday or Thursday.

November Toddler Registration – Winter Session (Jan – May 2021)

Returning Toddlers MUST register AGAIN in order to continue with the January – May session!  Returning students may register beginning Wednesday November 11th at 12pm.  Registration will be via the parent portal – more details to come.  Login and password will be required.

Registration for NEW Toddlers opens Wednesday November 18th at 12pm!  Instructions will be available on the Schedule page of our website at that time.  A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.

Protocols Continue

Many thanks to ALL our CPAC families, friends, faculty and staff for continuing to adhere to our published protocols and guidelines surrounding the Covid circumstances!  As Fall is upon us and it will get dark earlier in the evening, please be on time to pick up dancers!  Remember, classes dismiss 5 minutes prior to their published times to allow for transitions and sanitizing classrooms.  We appreciate your efforts to drive slowly through all parking lots and driveways to keep all our dancers and families safe.

Holiday Recital Update

In order to celebrate our youngest dancers (Movement, Dance 1, Dance 2, Dance 3) and the holiday season, we plan to have Holiday Recital performances on our stage, one class at a time with scheduled time slots, limited spectators, and designated traffic flow the week of December 14 – 17.  Please visit the Performances page for more details.

2020-2021 Competition Team Members

Congratulations to all our competition team members for the upcoming season!  Click here for Ensemble and Troupe teams.  Click here for Collective team members.

July 2020

2020-2021 Fall/Winter Registration Dates

Check out the Fall Schedule

Online Fall registration for CURRENT students (those enrolled for Fall 2018-Winter 2019) opens Tuesday July 28th at 10am!  It will close Wednesday July 29th at 4pm.  Only online registrations will be accepted during that time.  Thereafter, registration for Fall/Winter will be taken via email at cpac@cpac-dance.com.  Be sure to register prior to August 5th for best class availability (that is when registration opens to the general public).

NEW FACULTY

We’re excited to announce we have a new Tap teachers for the 2020-2021 session – Chris Rutledge and Alyvia Swearingen!  Check out their bios on our Faculty page.

May 2020

CPAC Re-Opens June 1 – June 20

In person classes will resume per our current schedule on June 1 and continue through June 20.  Come to class each day just like you did back in March before the pause from the COVID-19 circumstances.  For those of you that do not wish to attend in person, we will continue to upload virtual content each week through June 20.  Recital costumes will likely be distributed in person during the week of June 1-5.

VIRTUAL CLASSES CONTINUE THROUGH MAY 30

Virtual classes and Recital preparations will continue through May 30th with new content and Live Zoom sessions each week.  You may access your dancer’s weekly virtual content in the Resources tab via the Parent Portal.  Feel free to access the portal via our CPAC app (available on Google Play and in the App Store) or via the website at www.cpac-dance.com.  Email us at cpac@cpac-dance.com with questions.

JUNE 22 – JUNE 25 RECITAL WEEK

June 22-25 we will have an informal ‘Recital Week’.  This will function very much like our Dress Rehearsal weeks from previous years.  Monday through Thursday, each class will have a designated 15 minute time slot on stage to perform in costume.  No tickets will be sold, no professional photos or videos will be taken.  If you normally have class on a Monday, your ‘performance’ time will be scheduled on that Monday.  If you normally have class on a Tuesday, your ‘performance’ will be scheduled on that Tuesday etc.  Friday classes will ‘perform’ on Thursday that week.  Each class will dance twice onstage in costume under the lights to celebrate their hard work this year.  The Theatre provides plenty of space for spectators to spread out as we usher in one class at a time per the schedule.   If you do NOT plan to ‘perform’ that week, please email us at cpac@cpac-dance.com no later than June 1.  This will help our teachers plan accordingly for those who do wish to perform.

 

FALL 2020 – WINTER 2021 SESSION

Registration dates coming soon!  Likely end of July for Current students.

March 2020

March 2020

MARCH 13TH & 14TH: COMPETITION SHOWCASE

Come see our award-winning Competition teams perform at the CPAC Theatre on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th! We will have three shows (Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm, and Saturday 7pm) and tickets are on sale now. Evening shows will include Ensemble and Troupe. The afternoon show will include Collective, MiniTroop, and Ensemble. Don’t miss these amazing performances of dance. Current CPAC students receive a FREE ticket! Inquire at either front desk location.

MARCH 14TH-20th: BRING A FRIEND TO DANCE WEEK!

Any student in Toddler, Movement, Dance 1, 2, 3 or Intro Levels is welcome to bring a friend to dance class that week.  Friends do not need dance experience or shoes.  They should be close in age to our dancers and should wear comfy clothes.  In class fun, a boutique coupon, and a sneak peek at recital preparations are included! If interested, please make sure to bring one friend only.

SPRING BREAK: MARCH 21-29

CPAC will be closed Saturday, March 21 – Sunday, March 29 for Spring Break. All classes will resume the week of March 30th.

TROUPE AUDITIONS: TUESDAY 3/17 & THURSDAY 3/19

Do you have a dancer age 6-9 who is interested in our competitive programs? Our Troupe auditions for the 20-21 season will take place on Tuesday 3/17 and Thursday 3/19 from 4:15-6pm! Please visit our Competition page for more information. Registration forms can be found at either front desk and are due by Monday, March 16th. Please e-mail competition@cpac-dance.com with any questions.

2020 SUMMER DANCE CAMPS

Registration for Ms. Candace’s Summer Dance Camps is now open! All camps are from 9am-noon Monday-Friday and $150. Please visit the East Lobby front desk to register. 

June 1-5: 3 & 4 year olds

June 8-12: 3 & 4 year olds 

June 15-19: 4 & 5 year olds 

June 22-26:  6, 7, & 8 year olds 

-$60 deposit due at time of registration with balance due on first day of camp. (Payable to Candace Harlan)

-$10 discount if your dancer attended camp in 2019, and an additional $10 discount if paid in full at time of registration. Please email cdburditt@gmail with any questions or to register.

Columbia Summer Ballet Intensive – 

Lisa Geger’s Summer Ballet Intensive will take place July 13-18 and July 20-25. Camps are for ages 6 and above! A placement class for all students will take place Sunday, July 12 from 3-5pm. For more information and to register, please visit CSBIDance.com. 

ATTENDANCE FOR PERFORMING CLASSES

Students who acquire more than 3 absences (per class) from February 3rd through May 14th may not be allowed to participate in the Spring Performances.

ALL ACCOUNT BALANCES DUE BY APRIL 1ST

All account balances are due no later than April 1st. Please note that no Spring Recital tickets may be purchased until accounts are paid in full.

January 2020

January 2020

COMPETITION SHOWCASE: MARCH 13th & 14th

Come see our award-winning Competition teams perform at the CPAC Theatre on Friday, March 13th and Saturday, March 14th!  All styles and ages will perform each day. There will be 3 shows: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm, and Saturday 7pm. Tickets are on sale beginning Monday, February 10th.  Don’t miss these amazing evenings of dance.  Current CPAC students receive a FREE ticket! Inquire at either front desk location.  For specific performance information, click here.

IN SESSION: PRESIDENT’S DAY

Classes ARE in session on Monday, February 17th (President’s Day).  Our next break is Spring Break.  CPAC will be closed March 21st – 29th.  Classes resume Monday, March 30th.

ATTENDANCE FOR PERFORMING CLASSES

Students who acquire more than 3 absences (per class) from February 3rd through May 14th may not be allowed to participate in the Spring Performances.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICIES

The Winter months are upon us and that brings the possibility of severe weather and cancelled classes.  We do NOT automatically cancel classes when Columbia Public Schools does.  We try to make our decisions about cancellations by 1:00pm for weekday classes.

  • We will send out EMAIL to everyone when classes are cancelled
  • To receive text message alerts regarding cancellations and closings, text CPACDANCE to 84483 for updates
  • We will also post any updates to Facebook (CPAC – Columbia Performing Arts Centre) and Instagram (Columbiaperformingartscentre)

SPRING RECITAL REMINDERS

Please make sure your calendars are marked!

  • Last week of classes: May 4-9
  • Dress Rehearsal week: May 11-14
  • Spring Recitals: May 15-17

For recital breakdowns, please click here.

*NEW* All account balances must be paid in full BEFORE Recital tickets may be purchased.

ACCOUNT BALANCES DUE IN FULL BY APRIL 1ST

All account balances are due in full by April 1st. 10% monthly finance charges continue for unpaid tuition balances.