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Ballet Lessons at Cavod

Cavod currently offers weekly Ballet classes in our onsite dance studio that are developmentally appropriate for each age group ranging from age 3-Adult, that include all skill levels. Cavod is instilling a deeper appreciation for the art of ballet in each dancer while simultaneously equipping the serious student for a professional career. The Cavod dance school also offers students multiple performance opportunities throughout the season.

Vision of Our Ballet Program

Our Ballet Program is inspired by the Cecchetti, ABT, and Vaganova Syllabli. We believe that by combining the strengths of these foundational schools our dancers will be well prepared to enter the world of dance upon their high-school graduation. We not only focus on the proper execution of each step, but also the artistry and intentionality within each movement. Our instructors value the growth of every student and desire to see them succeed physically, mentally, and spiritually.

The History of Ballet

Ballet is a disciplined style of physical mastery from which many genres of dance originated. The dance style first appeared in Italy during the 15th century as a form of entertainment and eventually grew in popularity and later spread around the world to countries such as France and Russia. Ballet has existed for hundreds of years as a storytelling art form leaving global audiences captivated.

Our Mission

Our mission at Cavod is to train up a generation of diverse and well-rounded ballet dancers, who will be prepared to pursue a professional dance program at a collegiate level and/or enter a trainee program with a company by offering the best dance classes in the Lancaster, PA area.

Classes

Adult Ballet

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Ballet 1A

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Ballet 1B

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Ballet 2A

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Ballet 2B, Pre-Pointe

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Ballet 3, Pointe

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Ballet 4 & Pointe

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Ballet 5 & Pointe

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Conditioning for Dancers

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Creative Movement

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Primary 1

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Primary 2

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Reviews

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.
Kimberly Myers
22:35 10 Feb 21
Excellence in dance technique & artistry all while watching over the whole person. Highly recommend!!!
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.
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.
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.
Carl Lefever
02:06 04 Jun 16
Great place for kids to learn dance and theater in a fun and family friendly environment. Theater productions are outstanding, check it out!
Houser Mouthpieces
19:08 29 Apr 17
Good dance programs.
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Locations

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FAQs

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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.
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.
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!
Masks are optional for all.
Our class schedules run with the school year. We begin at the end of August and end in June. Classes meet once a week!
Well, we don’t have “Performing Arts” in our name for nothing! Dance and Acro classes perform in the Spring Dance Concert in June. In addition to selling tickets to that off-site performance, there is a costume fee between $70-$95 per class due in the fall and we do a fundraiser to help offset the costs for you. Our music students perform in a recital at the beginning of June and our acting, tumbling, and hand-to-hand combat students present class showcases for friends and family! There is no extra ticket cost for those performances.
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/
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!
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 one free trial class per student. There is opportunity to take additional trials for $20 each. There’s no commitment! Just register online and in the form, you will have the opportunity to indicate it as a trial class. We won’t charge you a thing…just come to your first class. After class you can stop by the front desk and let us know if you want to enroll. Since you already filled out all the registration info it’s easy peasy!
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.
All classes and private lessons during the school year have a $3O registration fee per student to offset the cost of administration. Group class tuition starts at $65 per month. Private lesson tuition is $30 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 our Tuition Schedule HERE! https://cavod.org/academy/tuition/
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.
We offer classes in New Holland and Manheim PA! There are different schedules for each location so check out all of our classes HERE! https://cavod.org/academy/

Questions?

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