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California Dance Company (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. Your child’s safety and wellness has always been a top priority and we delight in your child’s progress and their performances!  

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 a top priority; a commitment that has only been heightened at this time. That’s why we have used local and national guidelines to inform our best practices for service in the coming season.

We also expanded our  services to meet student needs by offering “4 Ways to Take Class”:          

✔ Private lessons    
✔ Semi-private classes (6-8 students)    
✔ Traditional classes (up to 14 students, with livestream backup)    
✔ Live online classes (specific time, dance at home)

Registration begins August 15. Private lessons, semi-private classes, and traditional classes registration are ongoing. Online class offerings will be developed over time if needed.

As you look at our calendar, you’ll note we have included one inter-sessional break to allow for greater programming flexibility should that be needed this season. Please note that class times and offerings may shift as things progress. We are planning to present a series of small shows named Christmas Socials in December and also concluding our season with a Spring Production in June (venue and date will be finalized as we move through the season).  

MORE TO LOVE DURING SEASON 25 ❤:

  • 4 Ways to Take Class
  • 2 Locations to Serve You
  • Star Leadership Program
  • Intensive Program
  • Raising the Barre (Apprentice) Program
  • CLI Partner Studio (online classes from L.A.)
  • New Teachers
  • And more!

While some details of our 25th season are still developing, this one thing we do know: California Dance Company has been here for North State youth for 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 ❤.  

 

 

Registration requires paying for the 1st month tuition + the annual membership fee ($35) and signing the online waiver form. The membership fee is non-refundable once a student has attended class. After registering, monthly tuition is auto drafted via debit or credit payment on the 1st of each remaining month.

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, 2021 unless a withdrawal form is completed and emailed to office@cadanceco.com before that date.

 

 

  • Tuition fees are paid monthly on the 1st via auto draft from the debit or credit card on file in your CDC account.
  • The season starts September 14 and goes through the Spring Production which is planned for June 19. June 1st will be the last tuition payment of the season.
  • All months in the season are full tuition months (no prorated tuition for absences, closures, or breaks).
  • Each family is required to have a card on file although they can elect to pay cash before the 1st.
  • A 5% late fee will be assessed on late accounts not paid by the 10th.
  • Monthly tuition will not be pro-rated nor adjusted for weather closures, blackouts, government advisories or closures, holidays, student absences, and teacher substitutions.
  • Dance tuition is separate from Gymnastics/Tumbling & Aerial Silks tuition. Price breaks for multiple classes only apply to the same disciplines (example: there is a price break for taking 2 dance classes, but taking 1 dance class and 1 gymnastics class do not qualify for a price break).
  • Monthly billing statements are not sent out, however you will receive a receipt of payment each month after the auto draft. All monthly tuition payments, performance costume payments, and other production costs will be auto-drafted to the card on file based on the payment schedule (see PERFORMANCES tab).
  • If full payment is not received in a given month, students may not be allowed to attend class until the account is brought up-to-date.  

 

 

We require a 30 day written notice via email for a student to withdraw. Emailing office@cadanceco.com and receiving an acknowledgement back is the only accepted manner to withdraw from the 2020-2021 season. It is not sufficient notice to merely tell an instructor, office assistant or other employee of your intent to discontinue. After the 30 day written notice, we will stop your monthly auto draft. Payments for costumes, performance-related items, registration, and previous tuition are non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

 

Our main form of communication with you will be via email ❤. Be sure to always have your most up-to-date email in your online account.  Your best resource for up-to-date information is to do 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 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 Thursday 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. Our staff is available during office hours to answer any questions you might have!
- LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on Instagram.  

 

 

  • CDC reserves the right to reschedule or combine classes and events or to provide a substitute.
  • WE ARE TECH-ENABLED! Each studio is equipped with a state of the art video conferencing setup so should the need arise, we are fully prepared to transition to distance learning. CDC reserves the right to deliver class content via an online system in the event classes are not able to be conducted live for any reason including, but not limited to, weather, teacher absence, blackouts or government advisory. There is NO refund for missed classes due to any of the preceding reasons.
  • CDC reserves the right to allow or not allow a makeup class when a student is absent due to illness. Because of class size restrictions there are no guarantees a makeup class will be possible. In all instances, there are no makeup classes available when the studio is officially closed for holidays, severe weather, blackouts, or government advisory and no discount or refund given for the missed class(es).
  • Covid-19 related absences will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Contact us at office@cadanceco.com immediately to work out an option while being physically absent from the studio. Please remember the health of our students and families will always be a top priority.  

 

 

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.

TINY TOT (Ages 2-3) - These 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 Social in December and the Spring Production in June.

ATTIRE: Proper attire and hair etiquette are required for all classes. We recommend attire and shoes be purchased at Soleus Dancewear (862 Butte St., Redding, 530.242.1234).

  • Students will need any color or style of dance wear of their choice (leotard, tights, skirt, leggings), black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes and a dance bag for class. Hair should be pulled back from the face.

MINI (Ages 4-5) - With a focus on fun and friendship, this program is the perfect opportunity for the early elementary school-age dancer to grow in confidence as they learn technique basics. Students have onstage performance opportunities in the Christmas Social in December and the Spring Production in June.

ATTIRE: Proper attire and hair etiquette are required for all classes. We recommend attire and shoes be purchased at Soleus Dancewear (862 Butte St., Redding, 530.242.1234).

  • Ballet/Tap combo class: Students will wear any style light pink leotard, black tap shoes, pink ballet shoes and a dance bag for class. Hair should be pulled into a bun
  • Ballet only class: Students will wear any style light pink leotard, pink ballet shoes and a dance bag for class. Hair should be pulled into a bun.
  • Jazz/Jazz Hip Hop combo class: Students will wear any color or style of dance wear of their choice (leotard, tights, skirt, leggings), black jazz shoes and a dance bag for class. Hair should be pulled back from the face.
  • Combo class: Students will wear any color or style of dance wear of their choice (leotard, tights, skirt, leggings), black jazz shoes, pink ballet shoes and a dance bag for class. Hair should be pulled back from the face.

BASIC (Ages 6-8) - By the time students are this age, they are ready to “begin and build” foundations in proper dance technique in addition to the fun of music and movement! Students have onstage performance opportunities in the Christmas Social in December and the Spring Production in June and can be introduced to the additional opportunities found in the Intensive Program.

ATTIRE: Proper attire and hair etiquette are required for all classes. We recommend attire and shoes be purchased at Soleus Dancewear (862 Butte St., Redding, 530.242.1234).

  • Ballet: solid lavender/lilac leotard, pink tights, pink canvas split sole ballet shoes, with hair pulled into a secure bun.
  • Tap: Any color or style dance wear and black tap shoes. Shorts or sweats are permitted, provided feet are not covered.
  • Hip Hop: We encourage stylish, trendy attire and sneakers. Examples would be joggers, track pants, sweatpants, tees, tank tops, hoodies, basketball shorts, leggings, etc.
  • Jazz: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, or leotard. Fitted top, tank or half top. Tan or black jazz shoes. Hair pulled back from the face and neck.

JUNIOR (Ages 9-12) - Our junior levels 1, 2 and 3 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 Social in December and the Spring Production in June.

ATTIRE: Proper attire and hair etiquette are required for all classes. We recommend attire and shoes be purchased at Soleus Dancewear (862 Butte St., Redding, 530.242.1234).

  • Junior Ballet 1: Motionwear brand solid fuchsia leotard
  • Junior Ballet 2: Motionwear brand solid ultraviolet leotard
  • Junior Ballet 3: Motionwear brand solid turquoise leotard
  • Redding Junior Ballet: Any brand solid lavender leotard
  • Tap: Any color or style dance wear and black tap shoes. Shorts or sweats are permitted, provided feet are not covered.
  • Hip Hop: We encourage stylish, trendy attire and sneakers. Examples would be joggers, track pants, sweatpants, tees, tank tops, hoodies, basketball shorts, leggings, etc.
  • Jazz/Leaps & Turns: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, or leotard. Fitted top, tank or half top. Tan or black jazz shoes. Hair pulled back from the face and neck.
  • Lyrical/Contemporary: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, leotard, and fitted top, tank or half top. Half sole shoes or no shoes. Hair pulled back from the face and neck.

TEEN (Ages 12-18)- These 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 Production in June.

ATTIRE: Proper attire and hair etiquette are required for all classes. We recommend attire and shoes be purchased at Soleus Dancewear (862 Butte St., Redding, 530.242.1234).

  • Teen Ballet 2 &3: Any solid colored leotard, pink tights, pink canvas split sole ballet shoes, with hair pulled into a secure bun.
  • Teen Level 2 & 3 Ballet Tech: Any solid black leotard, pink tights, pink canvas split sole ballet shoes or pointe shoes, with hair pulled into a secure bun.
  • Pointe: Solid black leotard, pink tights, pointe shoes, hair pulled into a secure bun.
  • Tap: Any color or style dance wear and black tap shoes. Shorts or sweats are permitted, provided feet are not covered.
  • Hip Hop: We encourage stylish, trendy attire and sneakers. Examples would be joggers, track pants, sweatpants, tees, tank tops, hoodies, basketball shorts, leggings, etc.
  • Jazz/Leaps & Turns: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, or leotard. Fitted top, tank or half top. Tan or black jazz shoes. Hair pulled back from the face and neck.
  • Lyrical/Contemporary: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, leotard, and fitted top, tank or half top. Half sole shoes or no shoes. Hair pulled back from the face and neck.

BOYS (Ages 2-18) - Are encouraged to take any dance class in their age division!

ATTIRE:

  • Tiny Tots: Comfortable clothing they can move in. Shorts, sweats, black tap shoes.
  • Minis: Comfortable clothing they can move in. Shoes depending on class type.
  • Basic - Teen Hip Hop: We encourage cool, trendy attire and sneakers. Examples would be sweatpants, tees, hoodies, basketball shorts, hats, etc.
  • Basic-Teen Jazz/Contemporary/Lyrical/Tap: Comfortable clothing they can move in. Nothing overly baggy. Style and color of the shoe are specific to the style of the class.
  • Basic-Teen Ballet: Black shorts, white tank or fitted t-shirt and black ballet shoes

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). 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 is recommended or any fitted top and shorts, no shoes. Hair must be pulled off the face and neck.  No jewelry.

Tiny Tots (Ages 2-4) - Teaches basic gymnastics to preschoolers in a fun and playful way. While enhancing body awareness and building strength, students gain the foundation and motor skills necessary for further athletic development.

Basic 1 (Ages 5-10)- Is an introductory gymnastics class for ages 5 and up. Students will learn skills on bars, balance beam, vault and uneven bars along with developing strength and flexibility. Skills mastered in this level are required to move to level 2.

Basic 2 (Ages 5-10) - Students continue 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.

Beginner/Intermediate 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. Beginner tumbling will work on strengthening handstands, cartwheels, bridges and rolls, along with basic drills for round offs and walkovers. Intermediate Tumbling has mastered these skills and will work on perfecting round offs, handsprings and walkovers.

Advanced Tumbling (Ages 7+) - This class focuses on providing cheerleaders, dancers and gymnasts with the skills necessary to become good tumblers. These students have already grasped the above skills and will work on back and front handsprings, front/back tucks, and more.  

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 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, ground work 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.

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

Open Aerial Silks - All levels welcome.

U-JAM FITNESS (ADULTS ONLY):

Bringing the world of dance into fitness. This dance fitness format will make you move, sweat, and smile. Expect funky, adrenaline-based urban beats from around the world with easy-to-follow choreography so that everyone, everywhere, can get their jam on.

PRIVATE LESSONS (AGES 6-ADULT):

Email the office to schedule private lessons for any level! Our talented instructors offer private or small group lessons in dance, gymnastics, tumbling, and aerial silks. Rates vary based on length of lesson and instructor.      

STAR LEADERSHIP (AGES 8-18)

The Star Leadership curriculum is studied by over 10,000 children nationwide. The curriculum is based on the character values of Trust, Service, Love, Excellence, and Growth. Classes meet every other month. Email us for additional information. $25/ per student.

INTENSIVE PROGRAM (AGES 4-18)

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 year. Visit our page here for more information.  

 

 

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL

We finish our first semester of classes with a fun and less formal show for our Tiny Tot, Mini, Basic, and Junior students. We encourage, but do not require participation, however you must email office@cadanceco.com by October 7, 2020 to opt out.

  • Performance fee: $25, due October 15
  • Costume fee: Tiny Tot/Mini, $75 and Basic/Junior, $85, due October 15
  • Tickets: TBA

Participating classes are selected and invited from each of the above 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 PRODUCTION

We end our season with our Spring Production 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 March 7, 2021 to opt out.

  • Performance package: $60, due April 15
  • Costume fee: Tiny Tot/Mini, $80 and Basic/Junior/Teen, $90 and upper level Ballet, $110, due March 15
  • Tights fee: Child sizes, $11 and Adult sizes, $14, all fishnets, $20, due April 15
  • Tickets: TBA

Participating classes, Production schedules, and other information will be published after Winter Break via the E-newsletters. Fees will be auto drafted on the due dates.  

***Once costumes, accessories and other show-related items are ordered, they cannot be cancelled or transferred so we do not offer refunds for these fees.

 

 

 

September 14                     Classes Begin
October 15                          Christmas Socials Fees Charged
November 23-28                Thanksgiving Break
December 14-19                Christmas Socials Week
December 21-January 2    Winter Break
February 15-20                   Inter-Sessional Break
March 15                              Spring Production Costume Fees Charged
April 5-10                             Spring Break
April 15                                 Spring Production Fees Charged
May 31                                  Memorial Day
June 14-19                            Spring Production Week

Dates are also posted on our website: http://www.cadanceco.com/calendar

 

 

 

HEALTH & SAFETY IS A TOP PRIORITY AT CALIFORNIA DANCE COMPANY  

At California Dance Company, the health and safety of our staff, students, guests, and communities have always been a high priority for us - a commitment that has only heightened at this time in history. That is why we have chosen to become certified as a “Safer Studio” following the guidelines provided by More Than Just Great Dancing. This accreditation is supported by using local and national guidelines to inform best practices for service continuity and re-opening in-person services.

BEFORE COMING TO CLASS:

✔ Students must stay home if they or a family member have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, have a loss of taste or smell or have tested positive or been with someone who has tested positive, for Covid-19 in the past 10 days. Parents should do a quick health check before bringing the student to the studio.

✔ Be dressed and use the restroom before coming to the studio.

ARRIVING FOR CLASS:

✔ Everyone ages 5 and older must wear a mask when arriving and in all common areas. Common areas include, but are not limited to, the hallways, bathrooms, lobby, outside areas, picnic benches, and upstairs.

Arrive on time. Wait in your car until three minutes before class starts to ensure the prior class is dismissed.

✔ Parents may drop-off only; lobby and inside viewing areas are closed until further notice.

Line up on the markers that match your classroom’s color.
✔ Students will have their temperature checked and will wash or sanitize their hands before entering the building.  

DURING CLASS:

✔ Everyone ages 5 and older must wear a mask in the common areas and are encouraged to wear a mask during class; especially for close contact choreography rehearsals.

✔ Students who have travelled out of state, have attended a wedding or similar event, or have gone to a gathering of over 25 people in the past 14 days must wear a mask during class.

✔ Students must keep their needed items in a small dance bag which should be brought into the classroom with them.

Class sizes have been limited, curriculum modified, and class schedules adjusted for social distance guidelines and limiting mixing of groups of students.

AFTER CLASS:

✔ Everyone ages 5 and older must wear a mask when leaving and in all common areas.

✔ Students will sanitize as they exit directly to the parking lot to meet their parents waiting in the car.

✔ Classes will end after 55 minutes, to allow for the between-class sanitization process.  

STAFF MEMBERS:
All staff members and volunteers at California Dance Company will wear a mask while they are at the studio and interacting with others. Staff members can remove their mask for a break when they are working alone in a room, or are eating/drinking and socially distanced from others. Teachers are allowed to drop their masks at times to give instructions from an appropriate distance of more than 6 feet which greatly increases classroom comprehension.  

THE ‘CDC’ WAY:

❤ Let’s give our BEST-EFFORT to be supporters of this change! Most of us CAN mask up and it’s no biggie. The current order in California expects this.

❤ Let’s also give our best GRACE to the kiddo who can’t wear the mask! A small number of peers and students cannot mask up for a variety of reasons and the California order PROTECTS this.

 

 

 

 

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