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.
Part-time Program: 4 to 6 hours per week. Students attend 2 competitions in April/May.
Full-time Program: 6 to 12 hours per week. Students attend 4 competitions in April/May.
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.
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. We encourage building a strong sense of self-esteem, confidence and teamwork. Competitive students will build life-long friendships and learn the importance of cooperation, sportsmanship, conflict resolution and time management skills.
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.
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.