Dance Theatre Music

Offering a Godly environment that inspires excellence in the arts to build community and impact lives.

Classes we offer

Locations

Two state-of-the-art facilities:

New Holland, PA Manheim, PA

Dance

Offering over 150 classes a week between our two locations, New Holland and Manheim.

Explore Dance

Music

Our teachers prepare students for live performances, supply an understanding of music theory, and help develop fine motor skills.

Beginner and advanced opportunities for all ages are available at both New Holland and Manheim.

Cavod offers private lessons in:

Explore Music

Theatre

Learn the fundamentals of acting & musical theatre by enrolling in our theatre classes!

Meet new people, strengthen social skills, and practice public speaking while developing self-confidence in a safe environment.

As your child grows in their acting abilities, they will be equipped to audition in Cavod Theatre’s mainstage shows.

  • All Things Theatre
  • Musical Theatre
  • Musical Theatre Dance
Explore Theatre

Why Join CAVOD?

Become a triple threat at one performing arts center

For the Students

For the Parents

  • Take dance, music, and theatre all in one evening at the same location
  • Cozy cafe with smoothies and coffee
  • Free playroom for younger siblings
  • Watch classes from our observation windows
  • Choose from two convenient locations
  • Shop at our in-studio dancewear boutique
  • Experience a year-round summer camp atmosphere

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Meet Our Alumni

  • Zoe Halvorsen Steps on Broadway

  • Gavin Haas Zion Dance Project

  • Richard Weaver The Fulton

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Testimonials

Hear From Our Families

We have been a Cavod family for 11 years. Our family thinks of Cavod as their second home. We love the Christian environment and it brings us comfort in knowing our children are safe and the music, costumes and choreography is tasteful. Our children feel loved, encouraged, inspired and supported by their instructors. I love how Cavod has created a safe place where their students can express their God given talents and feel loved.

Rene M.

CAVOD is a performing arts school & community theatre like no other! The opportunities available- all under one roof- are a gift and a blessing to all who come through their doors. Their theatre productions will leave you breathless. Telling stories worth telling, such as Anastasia, CAVOD brings timeless tales and truths to the stage, reminding us all that light and hope triumph over the darkness.

Justin & Shana B.

The teachers are top notch. They know their craft, and they are so full of love and patience and an eagerness to share what they know with their students. Our girls come out of each class excited to show us what they’ve learned and how much they’ve progressed. We feel so blessed to have a place where our daughters can learn and grow in what they love and not have to worry about what they are learning.

Andrea L.

I am so happy to have found Cavod, a place I can trust with the amazing gift of dance as worship and expression of who God made each one to be! I’m 51 years old and I decided to try a dance class for the first time: worship dance. My daughter is 18 and she started various dance classes at Cavod when she was 16. Thank you Cavod for welcoming every age group.

Amy H.
amy horst
12:01 05 Apr 24
I am so happy to have found Cavod, a place I can trust with the amazing gift of dance as worship and expression of who God made each one to be! Huge thanks to Connie and all the Cavod teachers for being steadfast leaders of the kids and adults in our community who step out and vulnerably to try something new. I’m 51 years old and I decided to try a dance class for the first time: worship dance. My daughter is 18 and she started various dance classes at Cavod when she was 16. Thank you Cavod for welcoming every age group. Thank you for caring about skills and hearts /lives of each dancer.
bishow chandra shrestha
22:59 20 Mar 24
I have my two kids go here for their Piano lesson. Kids love it and Morgan is the great piano teacher.
Ashley Brown
22:23 20 Mar 24
CAVOD has been an incredible addition to the town of Manheim. We love how these classes not only inspire our kids to move physically and use their God given talents and gifts as Dancers, musicians and actors but also speak to their hearts and spirits as well as unique chilldren of God. All the teachers are highly qualified and trained in their specialties and every staff member/volunteer is friendly and helpful to assist. The facility is clean and bright with high quality technology and a comfortable cafe to wait for your children during class.
Joi-Yan Kue
00:52 06 Mar 24
My husband and I just got to see the amazing production of Anastasia this past weekend at the theatre in New Holland! I had been at the theatre for an open house some time back, but never really got involved or had seen a show…..until this past weekend!!! We will be back……whether it’s to see another show or for me to get involved somehow :)Cavod does an amazing job with keeping Jesus at the center of everything that they do, and my family and I applaud that! Bravo Cavod for making community theatre available and accessible for Lancaster County and surrounding areas :)
Renee M
17:16 02 Mar 24
All my children attend Cavod for dance and music lessons. We have been a Cavod family for 11 years. Our family thinks of Cavod as their second home. We love the Christian environment and it brings us comfort in knowing our children are safe and the music, costumes and choreography is tasteful. Our children feel loved, encouraged, inspired and supported by their instructors. Cavod has a playroom for younger children while siblings are in classes. They also have a great cafe area where the students are often found doing school work and socializing with friends. The parents too also can gather and socialize while their children are in classes. I love how Cavod has created a safe place where their students can express their God given talents and feel loved.
Justin & Shana Baloche
14:22 02 Mar 24
CAVOD is a performing arts school & community theatre like no other! The opportunities available- all under one roof- are a gift and a blessing to all who come through their doors. Our five children have grown in the safe and encouraging environment CAVOD provides, grounded on Scripture and the truth and love of Jesus. CAVOD’s teachers and directors, mentor their students and help them grow in their God-given talents. Their theatre productions will leave you breathless. Telling stories worth telling, such as Anastasia, CAVOD brings timeless tales and truths to the stage, reminding us all that light and hope do triumph over the darkness.
Victoria Canull
14:17 29 Feb 24
My kids have gone to Cavod for almost 4 years and it has been a wonderful fit for our family. My daughter wanted to dance but I had concerns about what kind of environment she would be in. Cavod is a warm and welcoming place where kids are safe and encouraged to be themselves. We have found a place to grow as Christ followers and made lifelong friendships.
Paula Sauder
01:18 28 Feb 24
Cavod's teachers are top quality; well educated and experienced in their respective genres. Cavod offers several adult classes. I take 2; Tap and ballet and the teachers are phenomenal and in my case, very understanding with my limitations. I came to Cavod after years of being in a studio I was very involved with and then closed. Cavod has everything that we dreamed about having in the former studio; an ideal location, ample parking, a cafe, and a playroom for non-dancing children.
Dawn Haines
02:56 27 Feb 24
We LOVE Cavod! 5 of our children are taking classes at Cavod. We are incredibly thankful that they are all on scholarship. The four girls are in the Friends in Motion classes. They enjoy participating with other children who have special needs. The teachers are caring and make the classes fun! Our children have also enjoyed several of the summer camps, ballet, acting class, musical theater, vocal ensemble and piano. The Christ centered culture at Cavod has the kids as well us as parents looking forward to Monday and Thursday evenings. Thank you Cavod!
Wyatt Haines
02:36 27 Feb 24
I am a student at Cavod. Cavod has meant the world to me. I enjoyed there musical theatre camp and enjoy taking classes. Thank you Cavod!
Anna Boriack
01:58 27 Feb 24
My son has taken theatre classes for 2 years here and tap for one year. It is a wonderful, welcoming place. Everyone is very friendly. We also appreciate the Christian environment and knowing that our son is being taught to perform to the God's glory. I would highly recommend Cavod!
Karen Slothour
15:27 20 Feb 24
My teen daughter LOVES her teachers. In the 4 years she's attended Cavod she has learned so much more than I had expected. I've seen how her experience at Cavod has allowed her to apply it to her life, learning new skills, applicable to everyday life. This is the 1st year she has attended more than 1 class, she has been able to keep all 3 classes separate in her mind. The teachers help to instruct her so well, she has learned way more than I had imagined, the teachers are truly professional at Cavod.
Andrea Lingenfelter
15:27 19 Feb 24
We are on our 6th season as part of the Cavod family, and that's what we are...a family. We celebrate the joys in life together, and we pray together and help each other through the hard times. We welcome new families from all walks of life with open arms. The teachers are top notch. They know their craft, and they are so full of love and patience and an eagerness to share what they know with their students. Our girls come out of each class excited to show us what they've learned and how much they've progressed. We feel so blessed to have a place where our daughters can learn and grow in what they love and not have to worry about what they are learning.
Greta Stager
15:03 19 Feb 24
Amazing place, full of kindness and professionalism. Excellent top notch! My daughter loves it here! Staff is fantastic! Dance coaches are well trained professionals.
Brian & Lindsay Funk
14:07 19 Feb 24
Cavod has been a great blessing to our children. The staff and teachers are excellent and caring. Highly recommend for budding artists and creatives!
Christian Smucker
18:10 03 Dec 23
We watched the Sound of Music show at Cavod and it was so good!! The vocals were amazing!
Ahna Fulmer
12:30 31 May 23
My daughter loves dancing and singing at CAVOD. It is like going to summer camp all year long. She calls it her home away from home; a place she feels loved and valued.
Heather Trovinger
20:14 27 May 23
We have such a positive experience. We love that the instructors pray before class with the students. My daughters instructor is patient and kind with the students. We Love Cavod!
Lauren Taggart
19:43 25 May 23
We love the positive atmosphere and the quality of teaching at Cavod!
Melody Mendoza
13:16 21 Mar 23
I've seen a few theatre productions as well as several dance performances at Cavod and they are always well done, artistic, and moving. I would definitely recommend attending any show they're putting on!
Spolum Family
04:31 11 Dec 22
Lovely place, lovely people, great artistry.
Jennifer Stoltzfoos
14:15 18 Oct 22
All 6 of my children have attended Cavod for many years. The values Cavod carries is valued by my family. Truly a hidden gem. Their technique in all the classes will not disappoint a growing dancer. Wouldn't choose another studio to call family.
Ke Chego
21:15 24 Sep 22
Wonderful place! My kids love their teachers, and we love their commitment to honoring the Lord through artistic excellence.
Cyrus Wright
19:54 13 Apr 21
Great school! Wonderful staff!
W Mel
14:25 10 Nov 20
The best academy in Lancaster County!!! They care about all students and everyone is welcome! My daughter started dance classes there when she was 4 years old and started theater when she was 8. We only have good memories!
Laura Swartley
21:51 24 Oct 20
Amazing place! Great dance and performing arts studio. Good quality education in the performing arts. The teachers are wonderful and other students are very friendly. They offer classes for both kids and adults. I believe this studio will continue to expand and grow even more in the coming years.
Chris Doughty
12:35 15 Oct 20
Josh was accepted and loved and given amazing instruction in his class and he really came out of his "shell." He gained confidence when he wasn't sure he could perform and by the end of the year, he had no fear of being on stage and performing! I would recommend CAVOD 100%! They are a true blessing to their community!!!
Rae Kay
18:27 01 Oct 20
My grandson, 4, loves it!
Willow Glitter
12:49 01 Oct 20
Cavod is an absolutely amazing dance and performing arts organization. They truly care about the children they teach. My daughter has been attending for almost 4 years and it’s amazing to see her grow and blossom.
Linda Hart McCandless
15:49 11 Mar 20
We just saw Cinderella twice in the past two weeks! We loved it! The performers are all very talented and professional. The sets were very creative and the director did a fabulous job with a timeless story!!!! Looking forward to seeing more!!!
Larry Van Etten
23:58 21 Sep 19
We saw the Pirates Sunday, 9/21, afternoon performance. The actors/singers and music was very good. Pirates is a fun story of love and forgiveness. Our 12 year old grandson enjoyed it more than he expected.

I recommend the reserved seats. They were well worth the additional cost.

It was also great to see some very talented friends from church in the production.

To everyone involved...break a leg!
Jennifer Junto Houck
02:23 17 Nov 18
My daughter is in her 6th year at Cavod and she has blossomed into a beautiful young women. Cavod has become her happy place and she has made lifelong friends here. She has grown not only technically but spiritually as well. She found her thing and a place to call home! When we moved to Lancaster and she had to switch schools I promised her no matter how far we moved I would never take Cavod away. And now my stepdaughter is enjoying it as well. Thank you for giving me a safe place to teach my children everything from dance to acting to loving and accepting others! And that they are special because of whose they are!
Debbie Felger Sobanski
15:15 19 Mar 18
We saw our first Cavod theatrical performance just recently--Seussical! My husband and I were so impressed by the quality of the production--the acting and singing were top-notch. I was also impressed by the amazing, colorful costumes and props--a feast for the eyes! To top it off, we had the privilege of meeting the executive director and her husband after the performance and getting to learn about the vision behind Cavod and the journey that has been taken to get to this point. New Holland is indeed blessed to have such a great theater in its midst!
Jessica Keith
22:28 14 Mar 18
We love Cavod! Our daughter’s current dance teacher does a great job making ballet fun for very young kids and we love that she shares Jesus’ love for the girls during class �
John Myers
14:06 14 Mar 18
We are so thankful for Cavod!! This is our daughter's 8th year in ballet, 4th year at Cavod and her 1st year on Dance Company II. We appreciate the Cecchetti ballet technical training/syllabus - offered no where else in the area. Not only does Cavod give excellent ballet/dance training, but also, it is a place of spiritual formation and sisterhood. We are so thankful to have found a dance studio that puts dance in it's rightful place - under the Lordship of Christ and for God's glory and renown.
Kathy Schell
00:56 14 Mar 18
Cavod is a great place to encourage your child's artistic side in a safe, friendly, encouraging, and God honoring way.
Ashley Shelly
21:25 13 Mar 18
My 9 year old daughter loves Cavod! She has always been creative, and dramatic, lol, so I knew acting would be perfect for her. I struggled to a find somewhere that I thought would help her utilize her talents and still be in a Christian atmosphere. A friend told me about Cavod, and it's amazing! They offer just about everything in the Arts, and it fills my heart with joy to finally have found a place for her to do what she loves and grow more in her faith!
Missy Campbell
15:33 12 Mar 18
Such a fun atmosphere! I really enjoyed my time as assistant stage manager for Seussical! The people and friendships I created are reasons enough for me to love Cavod! Looking forward to coming back and working with such great people!
Tara Jones
13:03 11 Mar 18
Went to cavod academy for the first time on sat. March 10th. I took my 3 grandchildren to see seussical the musical. Such talent! We all loved it! I will be back...as well as spreading the word about cavod theatre!
Susan Zeidler
14:49 14 Nov 17
Great venue! Not a bad seat in the house. And we've loved every show we've seen there.
I think Cavod is a great place for kids to plug in and get involved in activities that they can open up and express themselves.
Rose Zimmerman
03:16 16 Jul 17
This is an amazing school. Its presence is desperately needed since it is one of so few Jesus centered dance and theatre schools available in the area. The director and staff are always approachable. The teachers work so hard to get each one to perform at their personal best level. I have adored all of the teachers I have ever had.
Paul N Diana Anselmo
13:16 21 Feb 16
So happy to bring my granddaughters to see Meet Me In St. Louis. Awesome job everyone. We highly recommend Cavod for an entertaining wonderful time.
Kevin Boll
03:12 20 Feb 16
Congrats on a great Show tonight! My kids and I had an excellent time, and laughed the whole way through! You know... I think that may have been just what i needed to restart my career! 20 years ago I sang Shipoopie In a highschool musical... and i just may want to do it again! Keep me in mind!
Dani Lee
21:47 21 Oct 14
Valentina's first time today!!!! I think she is going to love it here, Derrick is such a profession, nice , and enthusiastic teacher! Ty ❤️
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CAVOD's Impact

In Lancaster County and Beyond

CAVOD’s Values

  • Fostering a community where students feel safe, loved, and accepted.
  • Challenging individuals to achieve a higher standard of excellence.
  • Growing in Godly artistic expression.
  • Encouraging all to walk in their God given identity.
  • Continuously elevating and reflecting Jesus.

Reaching The Nations

Mission-focused: We believe art is a powerful tool that can positively impact the world. We are dedicated to sending teams internationally each year to carry out the vision of mission of Cavod Performing Arts. In the past 20 years, we have traveled to four continents in order to share the love of christ.

About CAVOD

A Premier Performing Arts Center In Lancaster County, PA

We’re dedicated to offering a Godly environment that inspires excellence in the arts, builds community, and impacts lives!

 

Cavod (Ka-vod) (noun.)

Derived from the Hebrew root for weight, meaning honor, respect, reverence, importance, distinction, or glory.

Upcoming Events & Performances

Matilda: The Musical Jr.

Jul 27, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024

Mary Poppins

Oct 18, 2024 - Oct 27, 2024


CAVOD FAQs

We offer classes in New Holland, PA and Manheim, PA! There are different schedules for each location, click here view all of our classes. View more info about our locations here.
Our class schedules run with the school year. We begin at the end of August and end in June. Classes meet once a week!
The best time to register for the school year is between June and August. You will likely get your choice of classes and you will be able to start at the beginning of the year so you don’t miss any of our great instruction. View our calendar here for more details on when to join.
Yes! We take new enrollments all the way through the fall. Please plan to join us before Christmas break! After that our classes are shifting from learning technique to creating class choreography.
The cost of classes varies depending on the class and age group. Click here to view tuition rates 
All of our ballet classes have a required leotard with their dress code that can be purchased at our Cavod Boutique for your convenience! Other dance classes have requirements that are not specific. All class dress code details can be found HERE!
We offer Risk-Free Registration! How it works: Register and pay. Attend the first class after your registration. Tell us if you don’t love it after you’ve taken your first class (must be before the next class) and we will refund your payment, unenroll your student, or transfer them to a different class.
We get it. Life happens. We require notice to inform us that you need to drop. Please review our policies for more information on this matter.
Please stay home if you are sick…but you don’t have to miss class! All our spaces are equipped with high quality computers, cameras, microphones, and TVs for virtual classes! Only registered students can take virtual classes and they are not available for acro, hand-to-hand combat, or pointe classes for safety reasons. View our policies for more details.
We offer a visitor’s week each year where friends and family are invited into our rooms to observe class. You can come in person or virtually, but classroom visits may only take place during this week. During classes, we invite you to enjoy our café or playroom while you wait for your child.
You know we do! We offer several options for summer camps in the arts! Kids camps, musical theatre camps, dance intensive training, a camp for teens and young adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities… and more! All the HOT summer camp info is HERE!
Read all about the heart of Cavod HERE!
  • We exist to reflect the glory of God!
  • We do this through our beautiful facility, through the clean and uplifting music we use, the modest and colorful costumes, the encouraging manner of our professional teachers, and the kindness of our students and families.
  • Our café and playroom are family friendly, and people tell us this place feels welcoming and warm.
  • Our students are truly challenged, and the standard of excellence is high, balanced with love and joy in every class.
  • Cavod means The Glory of God in Hebrew so just call us the reflectors of His glory!

Join CAVOD

Come pursue excellence in dance, theatre, and music

Dance Theatre Music

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