July 14, 2022. Appointments not required. An audition flyer is posted with times, attire, and additional details available here. Families indicate on their Audition Form their desired level of participation for all routines (group/duo/trio/solo). At auditions the faculty will be evaluating dancers for technique levels and casting in routines for the upcoming season. Factors include work ethic, performance, technique, execution of choreography, and quality of movement.
Competition dancers have required technique classes during weekdays, and rehearsals for their competition routines on Saturdays. Dancers are divided by age and ability level. Our team performs throughout the year, attends regional and national competitions and conventions, and we have spirit and teambuilding events together. We look for students with passion, a great attitude, a strong work ethic, potential, a desire to continue learning and growing, an understanding of the importance of good attendance, and a love of performing and entertaining! Details here.
Competitions & Conventions
2022-2023 Season: 4 required Kansas City competitions (one may be several hours out side KC) and 2 required KC conventions. The team attends Nationals every other year. The 2022-2023 is an off year for Nationals. Possible locations for the out of KC regionals are in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa or Nebraska.
All dancers have the following required weekly classes 2 ballet, 1 jazz, 1 contemporary, 1 leaps & turns. New this year Levels 1 and 2 will also be required to take tap. If a dancer competes in Tap, Hip Hop, or Pointe, that class becomes part of their required list of classes. For our high school age dancers we do offer B Track which limits dancers to 4 group routines and a reduced weekly class schedule to help balance commitments with dance team or cheer.
Placement in all competition routines is decided by faculty. Choreography, assignments, music, and costume selections are handled by faculty. Group routines rehearse weekly and are included with the monthly tuition structure. The monthly rehearsal fee is $15 for each group routine. There is a $300 fee for solos / $340 for duo/trios due at the first lesson that covers choreography, administrative time for music selection, music editing, costume selection and planning, administrative time for critique notes after each competition. Rehearsals for S/D/T are $30 per 30-minute private lessons. All solos and duo/trios must be meeting for rehearsals with their choreographer on a regular basis (just as they do with group routines), as there is a large amount of growth, coaching and fine tuning that occurs throughout the season.
Costume prices are $175-210 each (not including shoes & tights), and a $120 deposit for each is due in September, with the balances due in December. Rhinestones are included with the cost of the costumes, and parents can either apply the stones themselves or hire another parent to apply them.
Students enrolled in more than 5 hours per week are on “Unlimited” status. This is highly encouraged, as it helps further their education at no additional charge. Add the $15 monthly rehearsal fee for each CPC routine in which a dancer is cast. EXAMPLE: $255 for Unlimited tuition, $75 for 5 group rehearsals, $0 for taking extra classes like Tap, Lyrical, Pointe = $330 Monthly Tuition.
- CPC Jacket.
- $15 administrative fee per student for each KC regional convention and competition. $50 fee for out of town regionals.
- Convention entry fees per dancer range: $195-275
- CPC Kickoff Showcase – $90 Showcase fee per CPC dancer (includes 5 tickets) or $135 per family (includes 10 tickets).
- Recital – Participation Fee of $70 per dancer / $95 for families with 2+ dancers.