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February 2024

CPAC COMPETITION SEASON CONTINUES

Please join us in wishing all of our CPAC competition dancers all the best this month! Ensemble will be competing at Revive in Kansas City February 16 – 18; Troupe, Minitroop, and Collective will kick off their season at Starpower in Kansas City February 16 – 18. CHAKA! 

PHONE USAGE AND STUDIO ETIQUETTE EMAIL

Please take a moment to review with your dancer the email sent on 2/8 with the subject: Important Reminder Regarding Phone Usage and Studio Etiquette at CPAC.

MONDAY, JANUARY 22 SNOW DAY MAKEUP CLASS 

Saturday, February 10 we will have our final snow day makeup class for Monday classes. Click here for the class schedule outline for Saturday, February 10 classes only. 

CLASSES IN SESSION

Classes ARE in session on Monday, February 19, 2024 (President’s Day).  Our next break at CPAC is Spring Break. CPAC will be closed March 23 – March 31, 2024.  Classes resume Monday, April 1.

COMPETITION SHOWCASE: APRIL 12 & 13, 2024

Save the date and come see our award-winning Competition teams perform at the CPAC Theatre on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13!  All styles and ages will perform each day. More details will be provided in the near future.

SPRING RECITAL REMINDERS

Please make sure your calendars are marked!

  • Last week of classes: May 6 – May 9. 
  • Dress Rehearsal week: May 13 – May 16.
  • Spring Recitals: May 17 – 19.
  • For recital breakdowns, please click here.
  • All account balances must be paid in full BEFORE Recital tickets may be purchased. Ticket sale dates will be published in our March newsletter.

ATTENDANCE FOR PERFORMING CLASSES IN SPRING RECITAL

Students who acquire more than 3 absences (per class) from February 5 through May 9 may not be allowed to participate in the Spring Performances, weather related absences and illness do not count as one of the three. All students are required to attend Dress Rehearsal week of May 13 – 16, 2024. Dress rehearsal details will be announced after spring break.

ACCOUNT BALANCES DUE IN FULL BY APRIL 1ST

All recreational dancer account balances are due in full by April 1st. 10% monthly finance charges continue for unpaid tuition for recreational class balances. Invoices for all recreational students are sent on the 15th of each month.

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January News

Welcome back, Dancers! We hope you had an amazing first week back at CPAC! See below updates around competition season kick-off, upcoming holidays, snow day makeup date, competition showcase performance weekend, inclement weather policies, spring recital reminders, attendance, and account balances. 

CPAC COMPETITION SEASON BEGINS

Please join us in wishing our Ensemble team all the best in their first team competition at Radix in Kansas City January 26 – January 28. Follow this link to watch them live that weekend – https://live.radixdance.com/

CLASSES IN SESSION

Classes ARE in session on Monday, January 15 (Martin Luther King Jr Day) & Monday, February 19, 2024 (President’s Day).  Our next break at CPAC is Spring Break. CPAC will be closed March 23 – March 31, 2024.  Classes resume Monday, April 1. 

MONDAY, JANUARY 8 SNOW DAY MAKEUP CLASS 

We will make up all Monday Classes ONLY (no rehearsals) on Friday, February 2. Classes will be in session that evening at the same time as your normal Monday class schedule. Collective will have an adjusted rehearsal schedule to accommodate the Snow Day Make Up Classes on Friday, February 2, details TBA. 

COMPETITION SHOWCASE: APRIL 12 & 13, 2024 

Save the date and come see our award-winning Competition teams perform at the CPAC Theatre on Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13!  All styles and ages will perform each day. More details will be provided in the near future. 

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. 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 6 – May 9.  
  • Dress Rehearsal week: May 13 – May 16. 
  • Spring Recitals: May 17 – 19. 
  • For recital breakdowns, please click here.

All account balances must be paid in full BEFORE Recital tickets may be purchased. Ticket sale dates will be published in our March newsletter. 

ATTENDANCE FOR PERFORMING CLASSES IN SPRING RECITAL

Students who acquire more than 3 absences (per class) from February 5 through May 9 may not be allowed to participate in the Spring Performances, weather related absences and illness do not count as one of the three. All students are required to attend Dress Rehearsal week of May 13 – 16, 2024. Dress rehearsal details will be announced after spring break. 

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 for recreational class balances. Invoices for all recreational students are sent on the 15th of each month.

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December News

LAST WEEK OF CLASSES

Thursday, December 14, will be the last day of classes before winter break. Classes will resume on Monday, January 8. All competition teams refer to your rehearsal schedule during winter break posted on BAND.

LOST & FOUND

Our lost and found is overflowing. Please check before your final class this week as all items will be donated over winter break.

TODDLER REGISTRATION – WINTER SESSION (JAN – MAY 2024)

We still have a few spots available in our Toddler session January – May on Wednesday, 6:00-6:30 with Ms. Britney. Email cpac@cpac-dance.com to request enrollment!

HOLIDAY RECITAL – CPAC CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Holiday Recital for Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III will be held on December 11, 12, 13, & 14.

  • We will have four individual performances the week of December 11-14 with a 6 pm start time. Your dancer will perform ONLY on the day of the week they normally dance each week. 
  • The Holiday Recital takes the place of your final class for the semester for our Movement, Dance I, Dance II, and Dance III classes.

UNPAID TUITION?  MONTHLY FINANCE CHARGES
All unpaid recreational class tuition 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. 

MONTHLY INVOICES
Recreation family monthly CPAC invoices will be sent out by the 15th of each month with payment due upon receipt. Spring Recital costume payments are now past due! If your dancer is performing and you have NOT paid your Spring Recital Costume fee please email cpac@cpac-dance.com to process payment so that a costume is ordered for your dancer. 

IMPORTANT DATES – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • December 11 – 14 – Holiday Recitals (Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III Classes)
  • December 14 – Last Day of Classes Before Winter Break
  • January 3 – 7 – Ensemble Rehearsals (schedule TBA)
  • January 8 – CPAC Classes Resume
  • March 25 – 29 – Spring Break
  • April 12 – 13 – Competition Showcase Performance Weekend
  • May 9 – Last Day of CPAC Classes
  • May 13 – May 16 – Spring Recital Dress Rehearsals
  • May 17-19 – Spring Recital Performances

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NOVEMBER NEWS

THE MISSOURIAN PROGRESS IN ARTS AWARD – CONGRATULATIONS JEN LEE

The Missourian Progress Awards recognize the people who help make Columbia a great place to live and move us forward every year. Our very own Jen Lee, Artistic Director of Ensemble, has been nominated for the Arts award! We will share further details as we receive them, but if you see her at the studio, take a moment to tell her congratulations on her special nomination!

 SPRING RECITAL COSTUME FEES ARE DUE DECEMBER 1, 2023

2024 Spring Recital costume fees have been posted to all accounts. The Spring Recital performances are May 17, 18 & 19, 2024. Please review the breakdown sent in a separate email on November 6 of which classes perform in each performance (please note this is not the actual order of each performance).

At least one Spring Recital costume fee PER CHILD must be paid on or before December 1, 2023, in order to ensure your child’s participation in the May 2024 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.

NOVEMBER TODDLER REGISTRATION – WINTER SESSION (JAN – MAY 2024)

Returning Toddlers currently enrolled in our 2-year-old 30-minute Toddler Class with Ms. Candace MUST register AGAIN in order to continue with the January – May session!  Current CPAC families may register beginning Thursday, November 16 at 5:00 pm. Registration will be via the parent portal – more details to come.  Login and password will be required.

Registration for NEW families to CPAC for Toddlers opens Monday, November 20 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.

  • Toddler Winter 49 Tu 11:45-12:15 Candace
  • Toddler Winter 87 W 5:15-5:45 Candace
  • Toddler Winter Th 5:15-5:45 Candace
  • Toddler NEW Winter: Wednesday, 6:00-6:30 with Britney

 HOLIDAY RECITAL – CPAC CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Holiday Recital for Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III will be held on December 11, 12, 13, & 14. Performances will begin promptly at 6 pm each evening. Dancers will be receiving their holiday costumes to take home later in November, as well as a note from their teacher with details regarding hair and costume pieces, in-class dress rehearsal, and their performance details. These notes will also be e-mailed out to each class later this month.

  • We will have four individual performances the week of December 11-14 with a 6 pm start time. Your dancer will perform ONLY on the day of the week they normally dance each week.
  • Your dancer will NOT have their regular class that week if they are performing in the Holiday recital.
  • The Holiday Recital takes the place of your final class for the semester for our Movement, Dance I, Dance II, and Dance III classes.

UNPAID TUITION?  MONTHLY FINANCE CHARGES
All unpaid recreational class 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.

MONTHLY INVOICES
Recreation family monthly CPAC invoices will be sent out by the 15th of each month with payment due upon receipt.

IMPORTANT DATES – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • 10% monthly finance charge to all outstanding tuition balances beginning October 1, 2023
  • November 20 – Recreational, Troupe & Minitroop Classes and Rehearsals are in session. Ensemble Classes & Rehearsals are Cancelled.
  • November 21-24 – Thanksgiving Break, No Classes or Rehearsals
  • December 11 – 14 – Holiday Recitals (Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III Classes)
  • December 14 – Last Day of Classes Prior to Winter Break
  • January 8 – CPAC Classes Resume
  • March 25 – 29 – Spring Break
  • May 9 – Last Day of CPAC Classes
  • May 13 – May 16 – Spring Recital Dress Rehearsals
  • May 17-19 – Spring Recital Performances

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICIES

The winter months will be upon us soon and that brings the possibility of winter weather and canceled classes. We do NOT automatically cancel classes when Columbia Public Schools cancel. We try to make our decisions about cancellations by 1:00 pm. We will send out AN EMAIL to everyone when classes are canceled. Please like us on Facebook (CPAC – Columbia Performing Arts Centre) and follow us on Instagram (@ColumbiaPerformingArtsCentre) to receive updates as well.

 

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October News

HALLOWEEN WEEK OCTOBER 23-26
Dancers may wear their Halloween costumes to class the week of October 23-26! 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.

HALLOWEEN
No classes or rehearsals, including Troupe classes and rehearsals and Ensemble classes and rehearsals, will be held on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31! CPAC will be closed for all day and evening classes and rehearsals on October 31. Enjoy your Halloween everyone!

NOVEMBER TODDLER REGISTRATION – WINTER SESSION (JAN – MAY 2024)
Returning Toddlers currently enrolled in our 2-year-old 30-minute Toddler Class with Ms. Candace MUST register AGAIN in order to continue with the January – May session! Current CPAC families may register beginning Thursday, November 16 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 20 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.

SAFETY REMINDER
The fall weather is now upon us and it will start to get dark earlier. For the safety of all students, dancers should remain inside the building as they wait for their ride after class.
Please be sure to coordinate a pickup location with your dancer when you drop off for classes.
If your younger dancer has a class in Studios 5 or 6, please be in the Lobby a few minutes prior to class dismissal so your little one can find you immediately upon release from the classroom.

When dancers are not in class, please remember that your children are your responsibility at all times and require your supervision. We appreciate your attention to your dancers when they are on breaks between classes, as well as your supervision of additional siblings. Thank you for reminding them to treat the facility and those around you with respect and appropriate behavior.

HOLIDAY RECITAL
Holiday Recital for Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III will be held on December 11, 12, 13, & 14. Performances will begin promptly at 6 pm each evening. Dancers will perform one time only on the same night as their normal class day.

UNPAID TUITION? MONTHLY FINANCE CHARGES
All unpaid recreational class 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.

MONTHLY INVOICES
Recreation family monthly CPAC invoices will be sent out by the 15th of each month with payment due upon receipt.

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September 2023

Welcome to September! Please find below a summary of our CPAC monthly highlights to include our Ensemble car wash, Collective audition details, unpaid tuition, monthly invoices, Halloween, Thanksgiving week of classes, safety, parental supervision, Holiday Recitals, and boutique hours.

ENSEMBLE CAR WASH
Saturday, September 16, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in our Southeast parking lot. Please come and support our competition team’s first fundraiser of the season!

CPAC COLLECTIVE AUDITIONS (AGES 10+)
Auditions for CPAC Collective will be held Saturday, September 16, 9:30 – 11:30 am. Audition Sign-Up Deadline is Wednesday, September 13. Please visit the CPAC Collective page for additional information. All questions should be directed to competition@cpac-dance.com.

UNPAID TUITION? MONTHLY FINANCE CHARGES
All unpaid recreational class 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.

MONTHLY INVOICES
Recreation families will receive their monthly CPAC invoices by the 15th of each month with payment due upon receipt.

HALLOWEEN
No classes or rehearsals will be held on Halloween, Tuesday, October 31! We will have our Halloween costume celebration the week of October 23-26, details to follow in October!

LABOR DAY MAKE-UP CLASS
Classes are in session on Monday, November 20 at their usual times. CPAC is closed November 21 – 26 for Thanksgiving break.

SAFETY
The fall weather will soon be upon us, and it will start to get dark earlier. For the safety of all students, dancers should remain inside the building as they wait for their ride after class.
Please be sure to coordinate a pickup location with your dancer when you drop off for classes.
If your younger dancer has a class in Studios 5 or 6, please be in the Lobby a few minutes prior to class dismissal so your little one can find you immediately upon release from the classroom.

PARENTAL SUPERVISION
When dancers are not in class, please remember that your children are your responsibility at all times and require your supervision. We appreciate your attention to your dancers when they are on breaks between classes, as well as your supervision of additional siblings. Thank you for reminding them to treat the facility and those around you with respect and appropriate behavior, including no running in the building, playing with balls inside of the building, etc.
Parents, please take extra caution in the parking lots and drive slowly, watching for those entering/exiting the facility. Please use the North circle drive, the East drive closest to the soccer field, or the entrance/exit by Jimmy John’s to access the parking lots. Try to avoid driving between the rear of the studio and the Veterans United building if possible. Additionally, we appreciate you leaving the Handicapped spaces vacant unless you have the appropriate documentation.

HOLIDAY RECITAL
Holiday Recital for Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III will be held December 11, 12, 13 & 14. Performances will begin promptly at 6 pm each evening. Details to follow this week to our Children’s Program families with further information.

BOUTIQUE HOURS
Come on in and check out our CPAC Attire! Hours outlined below for our Boutique.
Mondays, 4:30 pm-8:00 pm
Tuesdays, 11:45 am-12:30 pm, 4:30 pm-8:00 pm
Wednesdays, 10:15 am-11:30 am, 4:30 pm-8:00 pm
Thursdays, 4:30 pm-8:00 pm

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August 2023

Welcome to CPAC’s 2023 – 2024 Season!

CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, AUGUST 21! 

We look forward to seeing dancers for the first week of classes!

DANCEWEAR BOUTIQUE HOURS 

Need dancewear or shoes? Visit our curriculum page for specifics regarding your dancer’s class attire. We encourage you to visit the boutique in our EAST lobby. We will open Monday, August 14 – Thursday, August 17 from 4:30 – 7:00 pm prior to the first week of classes. Boutique hours starting August 21 will be 4:30 – 8:00 pm. Please be prepared for long lines and we appreciate your patience in advance. 

TUITION DISCOUNT DEADLINE: AUGUST 25

Tuition paid in full by August 25 receives the 20% discount. Discounted tuition amounts are already posted on accounts. Any unpaid tuition will increase to full price on August 26. Beginning October 1st, unpaid tuition will accrue a monthly 10% finance charge.

CPAC COLLECTIVE AUDITIONS (AGES 10+)

Auditions for CPAC Collective will be held Saturday, September 16, 9:30 – 11:30 am. Audition Sign-Up Deadline is Wednesday, September 13. Please visit the CPAC Collective page for additional information. All questions should be directed to competition@cpac-dance.com.

ONLINE ACCOUNT ACCESS

Make payments, view your child’s schedule, teacher, and studio number, as well as update your contact information at your convenience via the CPAC app. Please note if you opt out of CPAC emails by clicking unsubscribe, you will no longer receive studio updates. 

NO CLASSES LABOR DAY

There will be no classes on Monday, September 4 in observance of Labor Day. Normal classes resume Tuesday, September 5. 

SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT CPAC DATES

  •          August 21 – CPAC classes begin
  •          20% Discount for account balances paid in full by August 25, 2023
  •          September 4 – Labor Day, No Classes or Rehearsals
  •          10% monthly finance charge to all outstanding tuition balances beginning October 1, 2023
  •          October 31 – Halloween, No Classes or Rehearsals
  •          November 21-24 – Thanksgiving Break, No Classes or Rehearsals
  •          December 11 – 14 – Holiday Recitals (Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III Classes)
  •          December 14 – Last Day of Classes Prior to Winter Break
  •          January 8 – CPAC Classes Resume
  •          March 25 – 29 – Spring Break
  •          May 9 – Last Day of CPAC Classes
  •          May 13 – May 16 – Spring Recital Dress Rehearsals
  •          May 17-19 – Spring Recital Performances

We are excited to see everyone very soon! 

CPAC Staff 

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DECEMBER 2022

Happy Holidays to all of our CPAC Dancers & Families! Our last day of CPAC classes will be Thursday, December 15 and we will return to classes on Monday, January 2, 2023! 

CPAC NORTH DRIVE IS NOW OPEN

Thank you for your patience as we had our repairs made on our driveway and sidewalks! All entrances are now back to normal.

UNPAID TUITION?  MONTHLY FINANCE CHARGES

All unpaid tuition 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 1,  2023.  

MONTHLY INVOICES

Monthly CPAC invoices will be sent out by the 15th of each month with payment due upon receipt. Please check your invoices, review account balances, and make payments via the portal.

HOLIDAY RECITAL – CPAC CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Holiday Recital for Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III will be held on December 12, 13, 14, & 15. Performances will begin promptly at 6 pm each evening. Dancers will have dress rehearsal during class time, December 5 – December 9.

We will have four individual performances the week of December 12-15 with a 6 pm start time, a 5:45 dancer drop-off time. Your dancer will perform on the day of the week they normally dance each week, and Friday classes will perform on Thursday. No Tickets are necessary. We will add a $5 fee to each Holiday Costume Fee and donate all funds to the Voluntary Action Center and the Columbia Spay & Neuter Project. The Holiday Recital takes the place of your final class for the semester for our Movement, Dance I, Dance II, and Dance III classes.

IMPORTANT DATES – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • Holiday Recital for Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III – December 12, 13, 14, & 15
  • Last day of classes – Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • No CPAC Classes during Winter Break – Friday, December 16, 2022 – Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • Classes resume Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Spring Break – March 27 – March 31, 2023
  • Last day of classes – Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Dress Rehearsal for Spring Recital Performances – May 8 – May 11, 2023
  • 25th Anniversary Spring Recital Performances May 12, May 13, & May 14, 2023

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICIES

The winter months will be upon us soon and that brings the possibility of winter weather and canceled classes. We do NOT automatically cancel classes when Columbia Public Schools cancel. We try to make our decisions about cancellations by 1:00 pm. We will send out AN EMAIL to everyone when classes are canceled. Please like us on Facebook (CPAC – Columbia Performing Arts Centre) and follow us on Instagram (ColumbiaPerformingArtsCentre) to receive updates as well.

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November 2022

NOVEMBER 2022 NEWSLETTER

CPAC NORTH DRIVE CLOSED

We will be having work done on our North driveway beginning Wednesday, November 9, and ending Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

We will need all dancers to enter & exit the CPAC building via the South Parking Lot Entrance facing Jimmy Johns. Please make arrangements with your dancer for drop off and pick up utilizing the South parking lot. 

SPRING RECITAL COSTUME FEES ARE DUE DECEMBER 1, 2022

2023 Spring Recital costume fees have been posted to all accounts. The Spring Recital performances are May 12, 13 & 14, 2023. Please review the breakdown sent via email on November 7 of which classes perform in each performance (please note this is not the actual order of each performance).

At least one costume fee PER CHILD must be paid on or before December 1, 2022, in order to ensure your child’s participation in the May 2023 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.

NOVEMBER TODDLER REGISTRATION – WINTER SESSION (JAN – MAY 2023)

Returning Toddlers currently enrolled in our 2-year-old 30-minute Toddler Class with Ms. Candace MUST register AGAIN in order to continue with the January – May session!  Current CPAC families may register beginning Thursday, November 17 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 21 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 RECITAL – CPAC CHILDREN’S PROGRAM
Holiday Recital for Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III will be held on December 12, 13, 14, & 15. Performances will begin promptly at 6 pm each evening. Dancers will be receiving their holiday costumes to take home later in November, as well as a note from their teacher with details regarding hair and costume pieces, in-class dress rehearsal, and their performance details. These notes will also be e-mailed out to each class later this month.

  • We will have four individual performances the week of December 12-15 with a 6 pm start time. Your dancer will perform on the day of the week they normally dance each week, Friday classes will perform on Thursday.
  • Your dancer will NOT have their regular class that week if they are performing in the Holiday recital.
  • The Holiday Recital takes the place of your final class for the semester for our Movement, Dance I, Dance II and Dance III classes.

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.

MONTHLY INVOICES
Monthly CPAC invoices will be sent out by the 15th of each month with payment due upon receipt.

IMPORTANT DATES – MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

  • Class in session Monday, November 21, 2022
  • CPAC closed November 22 – November 27, 2022 (Thanksgiving Break)
  • Holiday Recital for Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III – December 12, 13, 14, & 15
  • Last day of classes – Thursday, December 15, 2022
  • No CPAC Classes during Winter Break – Friday, December 16, 2022 – Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • Classes resume Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Spring Break – March 27 – March 31, 2023
  • Last day of classes – Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Dress Rehearsal for Spring Recital Performances – May 8 – May 11, 2023
  • 25th Anniversary Spring Recital Performances May 12, May 13, & May 14, 2023

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICIES

The winter months will be upon us soon and that brings the possibility of winter weather and canceled classes. We do NOT automatically cancel classes when Columbia Public Schools cancel. We try to make our decisions about cancellations by 1:00 pm. We will send out AN EMAIL to everyone when classes are canceled. Please like us on Facebook (CPAC – Columbia Performing Arts Centre) and follow us on Instagram (ColumbiaPerformingArtsCentre) to receive updates as well.

News Archive 2022

OCTOBER 2022

HALLOWEEN WEEK OCTOBER 24-28
Dancers may wear their Halloween costumes to class the week of October 24-28!  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 2023)
Returning Toddlers currently enrolled in our 2-year-old 30-minute Toddler Class with Ms. Candace MUST register AGAIN in order to continue with the January – May session!  Current CPAC families may register beginning Thursday, November 17 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 21 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.

SAFETY
The fall weather is now upon us and it will start to get dark earlier. For the safety of all students, dancers should remain inside the building as they wait for their ride after class. Please be sure to coordinate a pickup location with your dancer when you drop off for classes.

If your younger dancer has a class in Studios 5 or 6, please be in the Lobby a few minutes prior to class dismissal so your little one can find you immediately upon release from the classroom. When dancers are not in class, please remember that your children are your responsibility at all times and require your supervision. We appreciate your attention to your dancers when they are on breaks between classes, as well as your supervision of additional siblings. Thank you for reminding them to treat the facility and those around you with respect and appropriate behavior.

HOLIDAY RECITAL
Holiday Recital for Movement, Dance I, Dance II, & Dance III will be held on December 12, 13, 14, & 15. Performances will begin promptly at 6 pm each evening.

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.

MONTHLY INVOICES
Monthly CPAC invoices will be sent out by the 15th of each month with payment due upon receipt.