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2018-2019 Welcome Letter

2021-2022 PROGRAMMING GUIDE & POLICIES

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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. 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 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

 

We have 3 convenient ways to take class this season:
✔ Weekly in-studio classes
✔ Zoom into class (by request only if not permitted to attend in person)
✔ Private lesson packages

Registration begins on Saturday, July 17 online at 8:00am. Class space is limited, so enroll early. Private lesson registration is ongoing.

As you look at our calendar, you’ll note we have included an inter-sessional break in February to allow for greater programming flexibility should that be needed this season. 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 June (dates based on venue availability).

 

MORE TO LOVE DURING SEASON 26 ❤:

✔ 3 Ways to Take Class
✔ 2 Locations to Serve You: Anderson & Redding
✔ Student Leadership Program

✔ CLI Partner Studio (online classes from L.A.)
✔ Intensive Program
✔ New Teachers

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 13           Classes BeginOctober 15                Christmas Showcase fees auto-drafted
November 22-28      Thanksgiving Break - No classes
December 13-19      Christmas Showcase Week
Dec 20-Jan 2             Winter Recess - No classes
February 21-26        Inter-sessional Break - No classes
March 15                   Spring Recital Costume fees/Gym & Silks Fest fees auto-drafted
April 11-16               Spring Break - No classes
April 15                     Spring Recital Participation fees auto-drafted
May 30                      Memorial Day - No classes
June 11                      Silks Fest
June 12                      Gym Fest
June 13-18               Spring Recital Week (6/17-6/18 Rehearsal + Shows)
June 18                     Season Concludes

Registration requires paying for the 1st month tuition + the annual membership fee ($39) 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, 2022 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.  

Rates are per month:

1st class/$59 per month
2nd class/30% off
3rd class/35% off
4th class/40% off
5th class/45% off
6th class and above/50% off

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 $59 per month for her dance class and $59 per month for her gymnastics class.
Example 2: Suzie takes two dance classes - her tuition is $59 per month for the first dance class and 30% off ($41.30) for her second dance class.
Example 3: Katie takes two dance classes and one aerial silks class - her tuition is $59 per month for the first dance class and 30% off the second dance class and $59 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 $450 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.

Private Lessons: If you are looking for one-on-one time for your dancer, email office@cadanceco.com for more info. Private lessons are available at various times during the week and on Saturdays.

Private lesson rates are per 30 minutes and vary per teacher:
$15 Apprentice
$25 Junior Faculty
$35 Staff Teacher

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 the full private lesson rate.

➜ Tuition fees are paid monthly. After registering, monthly tuition is paid by automatic draft of a debit or credit card on the 1st day of each remaining month through June.

➜ The season starts September 13 and goes through the Spring Recital which is planned for June 18. 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.

➜ There is a 5% late fee assessed on late accounts

➜ Monthly tuition will not be pro-rated nor adjusted for weather closures, blackouts, government advisories or closures, holidays, student absences, and teacher substitutions.

➜ 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.

California Dance Company requires 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 2021-2022 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 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 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. 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 Showcase in December and the Spring Recital 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 Showcase in December and the Spring Recital 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 and Hip Hop classes: Students will wear any color or style of dance wear of their choice (leotard, tights, skirt, leggings), tan 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), tan 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 Showcase in December and the Spring Recital 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 dancewear 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 and Lyrical: Lycra fitted jazz shorts, leggings, or leotard. Fitted top, tank or half top. Tan 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 Showcase in December and the Spring Recital 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: Leotard (color TBD), pink tights, pink canvas split sole ballet shoes with hair pulled into a secure bun.

➜ Junior Ballet 2: Leotard (color TBD), pink tights, pink canvas split sole ballet shoes with hair pulled into a secure bun.

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

➜ Tap: Any color or style dancewear 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 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 Recital 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.

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

➜ Tap: Any color or style dancewear 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 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: A leotard is recommended or any fitted top and shorts, no shoes. Hair must be pulled off the face and neck. 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.

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 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, 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. 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 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 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, 2021 to opt out.

➜ Performance fee: TBA, due October 15, 2021

➜ Costume fee: Tiny Tot/Mini, $75 and Basic/Junior, $85, due October 15, 2021

➜ Tickets: TBA (based on venue availability)

➜ Video add-on: 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 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 March 7, 2022 to opt out.

➜ Costume fee: due March 15, 2022
Tiny Tot & Mini classes - $80, includes a costume bag    
Basic, Junior & Teen classes - $90, includes a costume bag and tights (one pair of each style needed)

➜ Participation fee: TBA (based on venue), due April 15, 2022

➜ Tickets: $18 & up (based on venue), will purchase via a ticketing service (date TBA)

 

GYM-FEST (GYMNASTICS & TUMBLING PROGRAM)

We conclude our season with Gym Fest in June. We encourage, but do not require participation, however you must email office@cadanceco.com by March 7, 2022 to opt out.

➜ Participation fee: TBA (based on venue), due March 15, 2022

 

SILKS-FEST (AERIAL SILKS PROGRAM)

We conclude our season with Silks Fest in June. We encourage, but do not require participation, however you must email office@cadanceco.com by March 7, 2022 to opt out.

➜ Participation fee: TBA (based on venue), due March 15, 2022

There are tentative plans to incorporate aerial silk solos into the dance Spring Recital. If so, it will be by audition only and the student will be responsible for payment of the Spring Recital participation fee if the student is not already involved in that show.

Participating classes, Recital and Fest schedules, and other information will be published after Winter Recess via 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 focuses on a hierarchy of measures to create a Safer Studio™ environment beginning with requiring students and staff who are ill to stay home, followed by frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and making curricular and facility adaptations to minimize contact and mingling.  

 

 

 

✔ 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  
✔ Sprung floors  
✔ Social media safety practices