Come see The Sound of Music December 1-3 & 8-10! Buy tickets HERE

Welcome to Cavod

We are a performing arts school in Lancaster, PA that's dedicated to offering a Godly environment that inspires excellence in the arts, builds community and impacts lives!

Upcoming Cavod Events

The Sound of Music

Dec 1, 2023 - Dec 10, 2023

Wonder 2023

Dec 15, 2023 - Dec 17, 2023

Anastasia: The Musical

Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 10, 2024


Our Next Theatrical Productions

Cavod Theatre is a family-centered organization that provides a creative and inspirational atmosphere to succeed in. Get your tickets today—or audition for a role in one of our productions!


The Sound of Music

Dec 1, 2023 - Dec 10, 2023

Wonder 2023

Dec 15, 2023 - Dec 17, 2023


Class Categories

Cavod Performing Arts offers a wide range of classes for skill levels ranging from beginner to intermediate to advanced, preschool to adult—plus we hold classes in the day and evenings. So what's your passion? Start by reviewing our class categories below:


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!
Greta Stager
17:59 25 May 23
Amazing place, full of kindness and professionalism. Excellent tip notch! My daughter loves it here
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!
Wanessa Melo
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 ❤️
Samy Kengela
11:09 03 Jul 14
Loving every single moment of this great work in Cape Town by Cavod.
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Cavod FAQs

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!
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 info is HERE!
We offer two Visitor’s Weeks 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 these two weeks. During classes, we invite you to enjoy our café or playroom while you wait for your child.
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 tumbling, acro, or pointe classes for safety reasons. We don’t offer make up classes or refunds if you must miss a class.
We get it. Life happens. We just require 30 days’ notice to inform us that you need to drop. You are welcome to keep attending during that time, we will adjust your final monthly payment to reflect the end of the 30 days. If you have already paid bi-annually or annually, we do not offer refunds, but you can use the money you have paid toward another class or even summer camp in the same fiscal year!
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.
Masks are optional for all.
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! https://cavod.org/academy/dress-code/
All classes and private lessons during the school year have a $30 registration fee per student to offset the cost of administration. Group class tuition starts at $68 per month. Private lesson tuition is $35 per half hour. We have 3 payment options for you: pay the total annual cost for 5%discount, or two bi-annual payments for a 3% discount, or an even monthly payment for your convenience. Speaking of convenience we have an auto-pay option so you can set it and forget it! You can see all our rates and payment options on ourTuition ScheduleHERE!https://cavod.org/academy/tuition/
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 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.
Our class schedules run with the school year. We begin at the end of August and end in June. Classes meet once a week!
We offer classes in New Holland, PA and Manheim, PA! There are different schedules for each location, click here view all of our classes.

Questions?

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