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2018-2019 Welcome Letter

California Dance Company, Inc. (CDC) has built a reputation for excellence in dance, aerial silks and gymnastics instruction. CDC has a class for everyone. We specialize in beginners of all ages and offer training through pre-professional levels. Our classes are taught by caring, skilled teachers in a positive environment. We delight in your child’s progress and performances while always keeping their safety and wellness as a top priority! Welcome to CDC!

At CDC, we aim to help our students achieve excellence in DANCE + LIFE. This is our More Than Just Great Dancing!® philosophy and at this time in history, that’s more important than ever before!

Dance, aerial silks, tumbling, and gymnastics meet imperative student needs for community, socialization, friendship, mentors, physical activity, and more! The benefits include, but are not limited to, intellectual, academic, social-emotional, and physical support. At CDC, the health and safety of our students, staff, guests, and communities have always been our highest priority; a commitment that has only been heightened at this time. That’s why we use the local guidelines and national Safer Studio™ standard to inform our best practices for service.

“We don’t teach kids to make great dancers, we teach dance to make great kids!”  ~ Misty Lown

 

CDC provides inter-sessional breaks that create flexibility during the regular season including one week off at Thanksgiving, President’s Break, and Spring Break and two weeks off at Christmas/New Years. Inter-sessional breaks allow for rest and family time as well as the potential makeup of classes in the event of breaks or cessation of classes for any reason. Please note that class times and offerings may shift as things progress.

For our dance program, we are planning a Christmas Showcase in December right before Winter Recess and are planning on concluding our season with a Spring Recital in June. For our gymnastics, tumbling and aerial silks programs, we plan to conclude our season with a Gym-Fest and a Silks-Fest in May or June (dates based on venue availability).

 

MORE TO LOVE DURING SEASON 27 ❤:

✔ 2 Locations to Serve You: Anderson & Redding
✔ Intensive Program
✔ Student Leadership Program

✔ CLI Partner Studio (online classes from L.A.)
✔ Easy-to-understand program levels for all ages
✔ Expanded schedule - more classes to choose from!
✔ Premium Membership
✔ And, more!

California Dance Company has been here for North State youth for over two and a half decades. We were here yesterday, we are here today, and we will be here tomorrow for your children.

 So, whether you are taking your first class or preparing for your senior year, we say, “Welcome Home!”. At CDC, you are family ❤.

September 12         Classes Begin
October 15               Christmas Showcase costume fees auto drafted
November 15           Christmas Showcase performance package auto-drafted
November 21-27     Thanksgiving Break - No classes
December 16-17     Christmas Showcase (tentative)
Dec 22-Jan 4            Winter Recess - No classes (class resumes Jan 5)
February 15             Spring Recital costume fees auto drafted
February 20-26       Inter-sessional Break - No classes
March 15                  Spring Recital/Gym Fest/Silks Fest package fees auto-drafted
April 3-14                 Spring Break - No classes (class resumes April 15)
May 29                     Memorial Day - No classes
June 10                     Silks Fest (tentative)
June 11                     Gym Fest (tentative)
June 12-17               Spring Recital Week (6/16-6/17 Rehearsal + Shows) (tentative)
June 17                     Season Concludes for all programs

Tuition rates are for the full season (including studio holidays), not by the number of classes in the month. A full season includes a minimum of 34 lessons and tuition fees are paid in 10 monthly installments.  Tuition is not prorated for student absences. This model allows for easier account billing and a set monthly tuition payment.

After registering (which includes paying for 1st Month tuition + Annual Student Membership Fee + signing the online waiver form), monthly tuition must be paid by automatic debit or credit card payment. The membership fee is non-refundable once a student has attended class. Tuition will be debited from your account (or charged to your credit card) on the 1st day of each remaining month through June. Please note that monthly invoices are not sent out; however you will receive a receipt of payment after the auto draft.

Accounts not paid within terms are subject to an accruing 5% monthly finance charge and discontinued services until paid. Accounts more than 60 days past due may be submitted to collection services.

NSF on auto-debit or auto-charge payments will incur a $25 NSF fee which will be paid at the front desk along with the tuition.

Refunds are only issued when CDC cancels a class due to low enrollment.

Account credit will be issued in rare circumstances. Credit can be applied to any CDC tuition or fees that are due as long as it is within one year of credit issuance.

There is no refund or credit for missed classes due to any of the following reasons: student absences related to illness, school events, vacation, etc. nor severe weather, rolling blackouts, teacher absence, or governmental advisory.

Christmas Showcase costume fees will be automatically charged to your account on October 15. Spring Recital costume fees will be automatically charged to your account on February 15.

Performance-related packages for the Christmas Showcase will be automatically charged to your account on November 15.

Performance-related packages for the Spring Recital, Gym Fest, and Silks Fest will be automatically charged to your account on March 15.

RATES FOR ALL PROGRAMS

Tuition rates below are per month and based on number of hours student takes per week.

1 hour/$61.00
2 hours/$109.80
3 hours/$155.55
4 hours/$195.20
5 hours/$228.75
6 hours/$256.20
7 hours/$277.55
8 hours/$317.20
9 hours/$356.85
10 hours/$396.50
11 hours/$436.15
12 hours/$475.80

Discounts:
Class discounts apply to the same disciplines: Dance Classes or Gymnastics/Tumbling/Aerial Silks Classes

Example 1:  Bobbie takes one dance class and one gymnastics class - her tuition is $61 per month for her dance class and $61 per month for her gymnastics class.
Example 2: Suzie takes two dance classes - her tuition is $109.80 per month.
Example 3: Katie takes two dance classes and one aerial silks class - her tuition is $109.80 per month for the dance classes and $61 per month for her aerial silks class.

Siblings receive a 5% discount on the smaller tuition account for regular season classes. No sibling discounts are offered for summer classes, special events, guest artists, Intensive Program, or membership fees. There is a per month $465 tuition cap for families with 2 or 3 students (taking no more than 4 classes each). If there are more than 3 in a family, please contact us in the office.

Annual Basic Membership: $45 per student

Annual Premium Membership: $76 per student

Private Lessons:
Get the greatest value out of your classes by taking private lessons! If you are looking for one-on-one time with a specialist to improve form, master leaps & turns, work on flexibility, prepare for an audition then email office@cadanceco.com for more info. Private lessons are available at various times during the week and on Saturdays.

Private lessons begin at $25/half hour and vary by teacher

NOTE: Private lesson cancellations that are received more than 24 hours prior to the lesson time will not be charged. Lessons cancelled less than 24 hours prior and ‘no shows’ will be charged for the full lesson.

For your convenience, and to reserve a space for the following season, annual membership fees will be automatically renewed and applied to your account on June 1, 2023 unless a withdrawal form is completed and emailed to office@cadanceco.com before that date. Additional information will be sent out about Rollover Membership later in the season.

There is a one-month minimum for all lessons. A one-month notice from the first of the month is required to discontinue any payments. To withdraw from the 2022-23 season, a parent must email office@cadanceco.com and receive an acknowledgement back. It is not sufficient notice to merely tell an instructor, office assistant, or other employee of your intent to withdraw. Automatic bank debiting or credit card charges will stop after the one-month notice period. Payments for costumes, performance-related items, membership fees, and previous tuition are non-refundable and non-transferable.

CDC works to keep you informed and up to date on regular studio happenings ❤. Be sure to always have your most up-to-date email in your online account.


Your best resources for up-to-date information are the following:

Visit our website: http://www.cadanceco.com/

Check the online calendar on the studio website for all important dates and upcoming events: http://www.cadanceco.com/calendar

Read the monthly E-newsletters in their entirety! These information packed newsletters are emailed to every family and posted on the homepage of the website under the Newsletter Archive: http://www.cadanceco.com/newsletters

Email us at office@cadanceco.com. We answer emails on weekdays.

Call us at 530-365-7749 during business hours, Monday through Friday 3:30-7:30pm or leave us a message anytime and we will return your call by the next business day. If you need to speak with your child's teacher, please call or email to set up an appointment as they do not have time in-between classes.

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➜ CDC reserves the right to reschedule or combine classes and events.

➜ CDC reserves the right to provide a substitute or replacement teacher as CDC deem necessary.

➜ WE ARE TECH-ENABLED! CDC reserves the right to deliver class content via an online system in the event that classes are not able to be conducted live for any reason including, but not limited to weather, rolling blackouts, teacher absence, or governmental advisory. There is NO refund for missed classes due to any of the preceding reasons.

➜ Regular attendance is vital to student progress and group choreography. Please make every effort to attend each class. Students may make up missed classes until April 1st. CDC reserves the right to allow, or not allow a makeup class due to class availability.

DANCE PROGRAM (AGES 2-18) :

We have classes for all levels and styles! Students will be placed in classes according to their age and ability (as defined by the class curriculum). If you aren’t sure what classes to take, just email us or stop by the office and we can help.

 

TEENY & ME (Ages 18mos-2 years) - A caretaker and child class that encourages children to love learning through movement, music, and dance! A great way to prepare your child for a class of their own. This is not a performing class in the Christmas Showcase in December nor in the Spring Recital in June.

ATTIRE:  any color leotard and tights; barefoot
BOYS: Comfortable clothing they can move in; barefoot

 

TUTUS & BOWTIES (Ages 2) - CDC's preschool classes are designed to enhance gross motor coordination, listening skills, musicality, and nurture imagination. Each class includes developmentally appropriate instruction through the use of music and dance. Students may have onstage performance opportunities in the Christmas Showcase in December and the Spring Production in June. This class is not designed for parent accompaniment inside the classroom.

ATTIRE: any color leotard and tights
SHOES: pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes and small dance bag for class
HAIR: ponytail or bun
BOYS: Comfortable clothing they can move in; black tap shoes.

 

MINI (Ages 3-4) - This multi-age combo class of ballet, jazz, tap, acro, games, songs, and stories for 3 and 4 year olds is a whole lot of fun! This class is designed to give boys and girls confidence, coordination, and creativity. CDC's preschool classes are designed to enhance gross motor coordination, listening skills, musicality, and nurture imagination. Each class includes developmentally appropriate instruction through the use of music and dance. Students have onstage performance opportunities in the Christmas Showcase in December and the Spring Production in June. This class is not designed for parent accompaniment inside the classroom.

ATTIRE: any color leotard and tights
SHOES: pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes and small dance bag for class
HAIR: ponytail or bun
BOYS: Comfortable clothing they can move in; black tap shoes.


PETITE (Entering K or 1st Grades) - CDC's K-1st Grade Program is the perfect opportunity for the early elementary school-age dancer to grow in confidence as they learn technique basics. Dancers have onstage performance opportunities in the Christmas Showcase in December and the annual Spring Recital in June.

ATTIRE: varies depending on class style:

➜ Ballet/Tap: light pink leotard and pink tights with pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun.

➜ Hip Hop: athletic top or tank top and leggings or dance shorts with clean soled sneakers. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Jazz/Musical Theater: black leotard and tan tights with tan jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun.

➜ Jazz/Acro: any color leotard with tan jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun.

➜ Dance Adventures: black leotard and tan tights with pink ballet shoes and tan jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun.

➜ Boys may wear comfortable clothing they can move in; clean soled sneakers (hip hop), black jazz shoes (ballet/jazz), black tap shoes (tap) or barefoot (acro).

 

BASIC (Entering 2nd or 3rd Grades) - Our Basic Program is a two-year program where dancers will "Build" foundations in proper dance technique in addition to the fun of music and movement! Our Basic classes are perfect for trying new styles and preparing skills needed for Level 1 (Graded Technique - Junior).  Students have onstage performance opportunities in the Christmas Showcase in December and the Spring Recital in June and can be introduced to the additional opportunities found in the Intensive Program.

ATTIRE: varies depending on class style

➜ Ballet: solid lavender/lilac leotard, pink tights with pink canvas split sole ballet shoes. Hair in bun.

➜ Acro: black leotard and skin tone tights; barefoot. Hair in ponytail or bun.

➜ Hip Hop: any color tank top or athletic top with black leggings and clean soled sneakers. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Jazz: any solid color leotard and skin tone tights or athletic top and black leggings; tan jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Lyrical: Anderson - solid color lavender/lilac leotard, pink tights with pink canvas split sole ballet shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun.
Redding - any solid color leotard and skin tone tights or athletic top with black leggings with tan jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Boys in Ballet/Acro/Jazz/Lyrical will wear solid white t-shirt and black athletic pants with black leather ballet shoes (ballet), black tap shoes (tap), black jazz shoes (jazz) or go barefoot (acro). Boys in Hip Hop will wear any athletic apparel and clean soled sneakers.

 JUNIOR (Entering 4th, 5th or 6th Grades) - Our Graded Technique students build foundations in movement, vocabulary, technique, and choreography. Additionally, they are eligible and encouraged to try specialty styles such as lyrical, contemporary, and leaps & turns along with additional opportunities found in the Intensive Program.  Students have onstage performance opportunities in the Christmas Showcase in December and the Spring Recital in June.

ATTIRE: varies depending on class style

➜ Junior Ballet 1-2: Leotard (Lulli brand TEAL), pink tights, pink canvas split sole ballet shoes with hair pulled into a secure bun.

➜ Junior Ballet 3: Leotard (Lulli brand AUBERGINE), pink tights, pink canvas split sole ballet shoes with hair pulled into a secure bun.

➜ Tap: any athletic apparel and black tap shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun.

➜ Hip Hop: any athletic apparel and clean soled shoes. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Jazz/Leaps & Turns: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, or leotard. Fitted top, tank or half top. Tan jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Lyrical: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, leotard, and fitted top, tank or half top. Tan jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Contemporary: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, leotard, and fitted top, tank or half top. Tan jazz shoes or dance socks. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Acro: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, leotard, and fitted top, tank or half top; barefoot. Hair in ponytail or bun.

➜ Boys in Ballet/Acro/Jazz/Lyrical/Tap/Contemporary will wear solid white t-shirt and black athletic pants with black leather ballet shoes (ballet), black tap shoes (tap), black jazz shoes (jazz/lyrical/contemporary), black tap shoes (tap) or go barefoot (acro). Boys in Hip Hop will wear any athletic apparel and clean soled sneakers.

 

TEEN (Entering 7th-12th Grades)- These Graded Technique students build on foundations developed in earlier levels to build strength, control and flexibility - all while gaining confidence with artistic expression and new styles. They are encouraged to try new styles such as pre-pointe, pointe, conditioning, along with additional opportunities found in the Intensive Program. Dancers will have onstage performance opportunities in select classes at the Spring Recital in June and tentatively in the Christmas Showcase.

ATTIRE: varies depending on class style

➜ Teen Ballet 1-2: Leotard (Lulli brand NAVY) on Wednesday and solid black leotard on Monday with pink tights, and either pink canvas split sole ballet shoes or pointe shoes. Hair in bun.

➜ Teen Ballet 3: solid black leotard on Monday and any solid color leotard on Wednesday with pink tights, and either pink canvas split sole ballet shoes or pointe shoes. Hair in bun.

➜ Pointe: Solid black leotard, pink tights, pointe shoes, hair pulled into a secure bun.

➜ Tap: any athletic apparel and black tap shoes. Hair in ponytail or bun.

➜ Hip Hop: any athletic apparel and clean soled shoes. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Jazz/Leaps & Turns: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, or leotard. Fitted top, tank or half top. Tan jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Lyrical: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, leotard, and fitted top, tank or half top. Tan jazz shoes. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Contemporary: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, leotard, and fitted top, tank or half top. Tan jazz shoes or dance socks. Hair in ponytail.

➜ Boys in Ballet/Acro/Jazz/Lyrical/Tap/Contemporary will wear solid white t-shirt and black athletic pants with black leather ballet shoes (ballet), black tap shoes (tap), black jazz shoes (jazz/lyrical/contemporary), black tap shoes (tap) or go barefoot (acro). Boys in Hip Hop will wear any athletic apparel and clean soled sneakers.

 

GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING PROGRAM (AGES 2-18):

We have classes for all levels and styles! Students will be placed in classes according to their age and ability (as defined by the class curriculum). If you aren’t sure what level to join, just email us or stop by the office and we can help.

ATTIRE: A leotard is recommended or any fitted top and shorts, no shoes. Hair must be in a ponytail or bun. No jewelry.

Teeny Tumblers (Ages 12mos-3) - Introduce your toddler to the world of gymnastics! This class is a free play/open gym format where your toddler will learn listening and social skills, play fun games, make new friends, and increase flexibility and motor function. Not a parent participation class.

Preschool Gymnastics (Ages 3-5) - Your little one will develop independence while participating in games, songs, running, jumping, increasing hand-eye coordination, and even working on many kindergarten-readiness skills. Your child will also learn a variety of developmentally appropriate gymnastics skills in a safe, kid-friendly, environment.

Primary Gymnastics 1 (Ages 5-8) - This is an introductory class for ages 5-8. Cartwheels, forward & backward rolls, donkey kicks, and bridges are some of the fun, basic gymnastics skills that your child will learn.  Skills on the bars, beam, and vault will also be introduced. Your child will learn a variety of developmentally appropriate gymnastics skills in a safe, kid-friendly, environment. This class will work on strength, balance, flexibility, and cognitive skills for ages 5-8.

Primary Gymnastics 2 (Ages 5-8) - Young gymnasts aged 5-8 will work on advancing their skills by continuing to work on the basics as well as intermediate skills on each apparatus. They continue to work on their flexibility, technique, and strength needed for more difficult skills. Enrollment in this class is dependent on age and skill chart completion. At times, a parent/teacher conference may need to be held. To test into this class, please call or email us to set up an appointment.

Secondary Gymnastics 1 (Ages 8-12) - This is an introductory class for ages 8-12. Cartwheels, forward & backward rolls, donkey kicks, and bridges are some of the fun, basic gymnastics skills that your child will learn.  Skills on the bars, beam, and vault will also be introduced. Your child will learn a variety of developmentally appropriate gymnastics skills in a safe, kid-friendly, environment. This class will work on strength, balance, flexibility, and cognitive skills for ages 8-12.

Secondary Gymnastics 2 (Ages 8-12) - Young gymnasts aged 8-12 will work on advancing their skills by continuing to work on the basics as well as intermediate skills on each apparatus. They continue to work on their flexibility, technique, and strength needed for more difficult skills. Enrollment in this class is dependent on age and skill chart completion. At times, a parent/teacher conference may need to be held. To test into this class, please call or email us to set up an appointment.

Tumbling (Ages 7+) - This class focuses on providing cheerleaders, dancers and gymnasts with the skills necessary to become good tumblers. Students will spend time working on strength and tumbling drills.

 

AERIAL SILKS PROGRAM (AGES 8-ADULT):

Learn the amazing art of Aerial Silks or continue your training with our higher-level classes. All classes take place in Studio 1 at our Anderson location. If you aren’t sure what level to join, just email us or stop by the office and we can help.

ATTIRE: Leotard and tights or fitted top with leggings that cover the knees.  It is important that the stomach and knees are always covered. Hair pulled back from the face and neck. No shoes or jewelry.

Aerial Silks 1 - An entry level class focusing on foundational skills such as strength training, groundwork and flexibility to prepare for inversion. Basics of foot locks will also be taught.

Aerial Silks 2 - Beginner/ Intermediate level class that requires having the skill to invert and basic knowledge of foot locks. Skills such as hip keys, solid foot lock sequences and basic drops (Star, 360, Iron Cross) will need to be mastered in order to move to the next level.

Aerial Silks 2 / 3 - Intermediate level class. Must have fundamentals above mastered prior to joining class. May join by invitation only.

Aerial Silks 3 - Advanced Intermediate level class. May join by invitation only.

Open Aerial Silks - All levels welcome.

 

STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (AGES 9-18):We are committed to providing leadership training for our students beyond the classroom. To that end, students may apply in April or May for the following opportunities:

Age 9+ - Classroom Helpers assist teachers in the classroom a minimum of 60 minutes per week and receive leadership training twice per year.

Age 12+ - Classroom Apprentices work with teachers in the classroom a minimum of 2 hours per week and receive quarterly leadership training.

Age 15+ - Junior Faculty are able to sub for classes, lead Birthday Parties, give private lessons for reduced rates and receive monthly leadership training. All students receive training from the STAR Leadership training curriculum.  

 

INTENSIVE PROGRAM (AGES 4-18):

DO YOU LOVE TO DANCE?

Discover your love of performance at CDC! From the recreational dancer to the pre-professional student, California Dance Company has a performing company for every level of interest and commitment. The Elite, Premier and Power Companies that make up the Intensive Program represent CDC at regional dance competitions and occasional community performances. All companies require commitment, dedication, passion, hard work, and a desire to perform and grow as a dancer. Program auditions occur in June for the next season. Visit our page here for more information.

CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE (DANCE PROGRAM)
We celebrate the holidays and the start of Winter Recess in December with a fun and less formal show for select dance classes. We encourage, but do not require participation, however you must email office@cadanceco.com by October 1, 2022 to opt out.

➜ Costume fee: TBA due October 15, 2022

➜ Performance package fee: TBA, due November 15, 2022

➜ Tickets: TBA

Participating classes are selected from all age groups. Check your October E-newsletter to see if your class is participating. Students will be ordered one costume only even if they are in multiple classes. Fees will be auto drafted on the due dates.

 

SPRING RECITAL (DANCE PROGRAM)

We conclude our season with the Spring Recital in June. This is an exciting and rewarding part of the season that everyone looks forward to! We encourage, but do not require participation, however you must email office@cadanceco.com by February 1, 2023 to opt out.

➜ Costume fee: TBA, due February 15, 2023

➜ Performance Package fee: TBA, due March 15, 2023

➜ Tickets: TBA 

GYM-FEST (GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING PROGRAM)

We conclude our season with Gym Fest in May or June. We encourage, but do not require participation, however you must email office@cadanceco.com by March 1, 2023 to opt out.

➜ Meet package fee: TBA, due March 15, 2023

 

SILKS-FEST (AERIAL SILKS PROGRAM)

We conclude our season with Silks Fest in May or June. We encourage, but do not require participation, however you must email office@cadanceco.com by March 1, 2023 to opt out.

➜ Event package fee: TBA, due March 15, 2023

 

Participating classes, Recital and Fest schedules, and other information will be published in the E-newsletters. Fees will be auto drafted on the due dates above.  Once costumes, accessories, and other fest/recital-related items are ordered, they cannot be cancelled or transferred so we do not offer refunds for these fees.

CDC IS A SAFER STUDIO™

California Dance Company, Inc. requires all staff and students to stay home when they are ill. In order to reduce the community spread of illness, we follow best practices and recommendations from our local health department and from our industry associations. CDC understands that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times. Therefore CDC focuses on a hierarchy of measures beginning with keeping ill people home, followed by frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and curricular and facility adaptations to minimize contact and mingling where possible. All studio classes are backed up on an online learning platform.  In the event a class is unable to be held at the studio, classes will convert to an online learning platform until in-studio classes can resume.

 

 

 

✔ Background checked and CPR certified teachers  
✔ Safer Studio™ Policy  
✔ Teacher training & proven curriculum  
✔ A focus on safety & wellness for every student  
✔ Secured facilities  
✔ Viewing windows
✔ Access to secure in-studio streaming for real-time class viewing
✔ Sprung floors  
✔ Social media safety practices