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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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Dec. 11th - 16th - Bring A Friend Week

Dec. 20th - Studio closed for the Holidays, Classes Resume Wed. January 3rd

Dec. 27th - 28th - Winter Dance Intensive

Dec. 30th • 10-12pm - Nutcracker Dance Party (Ages 3-8)

Feb. 4th - eXpressions Winter Clinic

Feb. 11th - eXpressions Winter Preview Show

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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eXpressions Winter Preview Show

Dance alongside CDA's elite eXpressions Competition Dance Team! Taught by CDA Teaching Staff, spend the day wit the competition team and learn a dance to perform at eXpressions Winter Preview Show

Clinic - Sunday February 4th, 12:30-4:00pm at the Studio

Preview Show - Sunday February 11th, Rehearse 1:45pm - Performance at 3:00pm at Washington 5-Points


Learn More: eXpressions Winter Preview Show

Jack Frost Golf Pub Tour

Help us raise money for Pekin Performing Arts Center Scholorships

Throw a team together of family, friends, and co-workers and have fun competing in a mini-golf competition. Live music, raffles, and prizes await.

100% of money raised, funds scholarships for Pekin's area youth to participate in Dance and the Arts.

Recital 2018

Interested in performing in this years recital on June 9th?

Dancers are invited to perform in our end of the year performance. Dances will be learned in class then put together with onlyl those committed to perform.

Styles to be performed include Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Pre-Dance


Learn More: 2018 Recital

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.

2017-2018 Class Schedule

Pre-Dance
Tuesday: 5:00-5:45pm
Saturday: 9:15-10:00am

Pre-Ballet
- Tuesday -
Tap & Jazz Combo: 5:00-6:00pm
- Thursday -
Tap & Jazz Combo: 4:30-5:30pm
Ballet: 5:30-6:00pm
- Saturday -
Ballet: 10:00-10:30am
Tap & Jazz Combo: 10:30-11:30am

Level 1
- Thursday -
Ballet: 4:30-5:30pm
Tap & Jazz Combo: 5:30-6:30pm
- Saturday -
Jazz: 10:30-11:00am
Ballet: 10:30am-11:30am
Tap: 11:30am-12:00pm

Level 2
- Tuesday -
Ballet: 4:45-6:00pm
Jazz: 6:00-7:00pm
Tap: 7:00-7:30pm
- Thursday -
Ballet: 6:00-7:30pm

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

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

Level 5 & 6
Invitation Only: Please contact the office

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

Tumbling
- Beginning -
Tuesday: 5:45-6:30pm
Wednesday: 5:15-6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00-10:45am
- Intermediate -
Wednesday: 6:00-7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00-10:00am

Back Handspring
- Wednesday -
7:00-8:00pm

Strength & Flex
- Monday -
5:00-6:00pm
- Tuesday -
5:00-6:00pm
6:15-7:15pm
- Thursday -
6:30-7:30pm

*All classes & Times are subject to change.