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NEXT AUDITION DATE: Wednesday, June 26th, 2024

We are proud to offer our two award-winning Competitive Programs – Part-Time Performance Companies, and Full-Time Companies. These programs are by audition only, which are usually held in May/June, and again in August/September. Contact us to find out the date of our next audition, or to arrange an audition at any time during the year. The competitive program is considered an extension of a CDM student’s learning environment. Our focus is to educate our students in many areas of the performing arts, and we aim to develop and train students at a high caliber of technique & performance, with the intent to foster the athlete and artist within each individual.

Competitive Dancers benefit by:

  • building a strong sense of self-esteem, confidence, teamwork and the drive to perform at their best in everything they do.
  • building life-long friendships and learn the importance of cooperation
  • sportsmanship,  conflict resolution and time management skills.

CDM is recognized for its excellence in dance technique training by many reputable adjudication authorities. In addition to being recognized for our innovative choreography, students have earned numerous individual recognition awards, and have also won cash scholarships, as well as scholarships to prestigious schools and workshops.

Part-time Programs: 4 to 6 hours per week. Students attend 2-3 competitions in April/May.

Our Part-Time competitive program is for the dancer who would like more challenge, and the competitive experience, with a less intense required commitment. Students will perform at the competitive showcase, two competitions, and a recital. Students may participate in the Part-Time program as a transition to the Full-Time program. 

Full-time Programs: 7 to 15 hours per week. Students attend 4-5 competitions in April/May 

The Full-Time program is for students who wish to experience dance at a more involved competitive level, while developing technique, performance and artistry at a pre-professional standard. CDM’s Competitive program offers this valuable opportunity to perform in the competitive showcase, plus a recital and four competitions. Dancers gain on-stage performance experience not offered in a recreational program, and may also participate in community performances as well.

Part-Time Acro-Dance Company

Our Part-Time Acro-Dance Company is designed for dancers aged 8 and up who want to blend the art of dance with the athleticism of acrobatics. This program offers a unique opportunity to develop strength, flexibility, and acrobatic skills, while maintaining a strong dance foundation. Participants will perform in our competitive showcase, participate in three exciting competitions, and take part in our annual recital. This program is perfect for those who wish to dedicate their time to mastering acro-dance specifically, balancing commitment and excellence in both acro and dance techniques.

Part-Time Hip-Hop Crew

Our Part-Time Hip-Hop Crew is perfect for dancers aged 8 and up who are passionate about hip-hop and want to take their skills to the next level. This dynamic program focuses on high-energy routines, innovative choreography, and building confidence on stage. Crew members will perform in our competitive showcase, compete in up to three major competitions, and showcase their talent at our annual recital. Ideal for dancers who want to concentrate on hip-hop, this program offers a supportive and engaging environment to grow their technique, performance abilities, and teamwork skills, all while having fun and expressing themselves through hip-hop.

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