The Dance Year
The year at a glance:
Castle Rock Dance Academy follows closely with the traditional school schedule. Our dance season starts mid-August and finishes up with a big recital at the beginning of June. Registration is open for these classes until December. We highly encourage students who start the season to complete it.
In January, we feel that it is difficult to take new students into classes that have been meeting together since August. Therefore, we will open mid-year classes for students who register after December. These classes will run from January through the beginning in June. Please note that students enrolled in mid-year classes will not perform in the year-end recital.
Summer classes run in a short session. These generally start mid- June and run through July.
At CRDA, we feel dance is a performing art and therefore want students to experience dancing on stage in front of a live audience. We have a total of 4 large performances; two in December, one in April, and one in June:
- “Making Spirits Bright”: our (optional) Christmas show geared for younger children ages 3-6. Registration is open until the beginning of October (registration takes place at the studio office)
- The Nutcracker of Castle Rock: dancers ages 5 and above can participate in this production. Registration is open until August (registration takes place online). Dancers must attend the Nutcracker Audition to participate.
- Spring Showcase: a mid-semester performance opportunity for dancers age 7+ in select classes.
- Our end- of- season recital generally takes place in early June. There is no need to register as this is something the studio as a whole participates in.