2019-2020 Season


Competitive Showcase 2019

@ The Garner Performing Arts Center

Dress Rehearsal

Friday, February 15th
Doors Open @ 5:00pm, Rehearsal Starts @ 5:30pm

Competitive Showcase

Feet On Fire & Company
Saturday, February 16th, 2019

Recital Showcase 2019

@ The Garner Performing Arts Center

Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd

Tiny Dancer Show

Creative Movement & Combo Classes
Sunday, May 5th, 2019


Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Recital Showcase Q&A:

Why do we pay a recital fee and pay for tickets?

There are a lot of expenses associated with putting on showcases, i.e. decorations, props, auditorium rental, staff fees, etc.  Great performances costs thousands of dollars and without collecting a fee, CDE would not be able to provide a wonderful showcase of student talent!

Why are dancers required to wear make-up on stage?

Dancers wear make-up on stage to enhance their facial features, which can be washed out under the stage lights.

Why are only backstage staff members allowed backstage?

For the safety of the dancers.  It would be difficult to track whether each child is going with the proper adult if hundreds of parents were backstage.

Can I video/photograph my child on stage?

Videotaping will not be allowed during the showcase.  We have a videographer at the auditorium to capture the performance in high quality. Pricing and order forms will be available soon.  Non-flash photography is permitted on rehearsal evening.

Does my child have to stay for the entire show?

Dancers will be released to their parents at the end of the show.  All the dancers have worked very hard and equally deserve to have a full audience to watch their performances.

Can my child sit with me in the audience when they have finished dancing?

All dancers must remain in their dressing rooms for the entire show.  Letting dancers sit with their families makes for a chaotic situation in the audience. For the safety of our dancers, they will be checked in at the beginning of the show and checked out at the end to make sure they are being released to the correct adult.

Will there be someone in the dressing room with my dancer?

Yes!  Instructors and backstage staff will be stationed in every backstage room to supervise dancers.  We are asking that you not bring crayons, markers, or colored drinks to the backstage area. You are welcome to send electronics for your dancer to use backstage (please label them).