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Performer Requirements

* Please consider the following prior to auditionning for the CDE.

"What makes dance so special is the ability to tell a story and influence the audience.  We can make people feel happy, excited, nostalgic... and that's why I love the CDE.  We don't dance for our own glory or fitness, we perform to share this incredible, infectious joy of dance with others.  ~ Stacia , age 15

Classes & Programs

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Summer Intensive Program at
The Dance Extension

Mandatory program for CDE dancers that includes daily technique classes plus new CDE repertory. Most new repertory to be performed during the 2022-2023 season will be taught exclusively at the Intensive.

 

Next Intensive

August 2022

 (3 Weeks, Monday - Friday)


Visit Intensive Webpage >

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Academic Year (Sept - May)

Weekly Classes

Junior Company must attend weekly ballet, tap and jazz classes at TDE during the 2022-2023 season.  A second ballet class is highly recommended.

 

Senior Company must attend weekly ballet, tap and contemporary classes at TDE during the 2022-2023 season. A second ballet class is highly recommended.

 

CDE Rehearsals

All CDE dancers must attend weekly CDE Rehearsals on Friday evenings, (Time TBD) during the 2022-2023 season.  Cost covered by the CDE General Fund (i.e. included in membership fees).


Additional rehearsals are often scheduled on Saturdays for dancers to learn existing repertory. A separate fee may apply.

CDE Annual Events

All CDE dancers will be expected to participate in a variety of scheduled dancing (performances) and non-dancing events (fundraisers, socials, etc.) throughout the season.  

 

DANCEWEAR & SHOES

 
Modern Ballet Dancers

Dancewear

Black leotard & nude camisole leotard

Tights

Capezio 1916 Transition Tights

 

Colors: ballet pink, light suntan & black.

Leggings and fishnets might be needed depending on choreography.

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Shoes

Ballet:  Bloch Prolite II Hybrid #S0203L or SO203G

Color: Pink

Tap:  Capezio Premier #CG09, Bloch Respect #S0361LCapezio Cadence #CG19, or Block (Child) #SO301G
Color: Black

Jazz:  Capezio Adult "E" Series #EJ2 or #EJ2C

Color: Caramel

Modern/Contemporary/Lyrical:  Capezio "Pedini Femme" Sandal #PP323

Color: Caramel

Additional styles may be needed depending on repertory & costuming. Examples:  Black jazz shoes, black and/or caramel character or character tap shoes with 1.5" heel. 

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financial Commitment

 

Company Fees (approx.)

  • Fees are determined annually in May.

  • Initiation Fee (new performers): $25

  • Membership Fee: $875

 

Costumes: All costumes for CDE repertory are paid by the CDE General Fund (ie. included in membership fee).

Travel Uniform: CDE provides shirt, jacket & pants paid by the General Fund (ie. included in dues & fundraising fees.). Dancers must provide plain white sneakers and white socks.

 

Trips & Educational Events: The CDE travels mainly throughout CT & MA, but has performed at Hershey Park, PA and Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, FL. All performances requiring travel are optional as most expenses are paid by families.

 

A  summer trip may also be planned (Cost TBD). 

 

Total Annual Cost (approx.)

including classes, intensive 
$3,000 - $3,500/season

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