Special Needs Classes
We believe that dance and the arts are fantastic tools to engage the mind and body to express ourselves no matter what skill level or ability creatively. Our goal is to make every student feel valued!
These programs are for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and meet once a week.
Cavod offers special needs dance classes and theatre programs in Lancaster, PA.
Summer At Cavod
Cavod Performing Arts's camps provide students with a fun escape while growing in their skills and stimulating their minds. We want to provide a fun-filled summer experience for students of all ages!
Musical Theatre is an art form that blends the dramatic elements of theatre, such as physical expression, with the colorful and bright aspects of music, such as singing and dancing. Besides learning about the art of performing, students will also learn audition techniques that will help them with future theatre auditions. Looking for more general questions and answers about Cavod? Click here for our Frequently Asked Questions.
Cavod has musical theatre classes for each part of your stage journey. The classes are intended for performers ages 10 and up. Interested in classes? Learn more about them below:
There are several foundational skills that are built upon in Cavod's Musical Theatre classes:
- Dance Technique
- Vocal Lessons
- Spoken Word Techniques
- Stage Presence
Cavod believes that by combining the strengths of foundational schools of dance such as Cecchetti, ABT, and Vaganova Syllabli, we can finely tune our students so that they are ready to enter the world of dance. In showing the proper execution of each step and the artistry of each movement, we can train a generation of diverse and well-rounded ballet dancers so that they are ready to pursue a professional dance career. Register for a ballet class here
Modern Dance Classes
Our modern classes are offered for students ages 9 to adult. We provide classes for people of beginner, intermediate or advanced skill levels. Curious about scheduling a class? Learn More About The Class Schedule Here
Modern Dance classes at Cavod blend ballet technique with freedom of movement and expression. Although the classes teach modern styles, the teachings are based on well-known classical modern techniques and Post-Modern/Contemporary styles in the same vein as Graham, Horton, Limon, and Release technique. Click here to browse Cavod's other class offerings
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!
Students of all skill levels will develop a solid technique for long-term and safe singing through this class, an essential trait for any professional singer. Sight singing practice will help class members become better at learning new music and keeping pitch when on a harmony part. In this class, students will be pushed out of their comfort zones to become more comfortable with performing on stage, going out for auditions and general public speaking. Through this safe group setting, we are able to help singers become independent and confident musicians. Register For Cavod's Vocal Technique and Harmony Class Here
Cavod's Vocal Technique and Harmony Class is a group voice class that covers many aspects of singing and speaking. This class covers music theory, music reading, sight-singing, vocal technique, and group singing and harmony (with a focus on musical theatre and worship). Click to view Cavod's class list
That’s ok! You do not need to print your tickets. You will be able to check in by reservation name when you arrive at the theatre.
All tickets are non-refundable. If you would like to exchange your tickets for an alternate performance of the same show, you must contact the theatre no later than 72 hours prior to the date printed on the tickets in your possession. You can call (717) 354-3355 Monday–Thursday, 11am–8pm, or email email@example.com
Children sitting in their own seat must have a purchased ticket. If the child is going to sit on a lap for the full performance, a ticket is not needed.
Most of our tickets are general admission. For an extra cost, you can purchase ‘reserved seats’ and you will be guaranteed a seat in first three rows. We will assign seats based on time of purchase.
General admission means that seats are not assigned ahead of time; they are first come, first serve. You may arrive 45 minutes prior to the performance to choose your own seat when you enter the theatre.
Perhaps. Please allow 72 hours for your confirmation email to be sent to you. Please also check that your email was not sent to a spam folder. If you have still not received your email, please contact the office at (717) 354-3355 Monday–Thursday, 11am–8pm, or email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can confirm your purchase.
Online sales will close 2 hours prior to each performance. Tickets may still be available for purchase at the door, unless the show has sold out.
The lobby and house opens 45 minutes prior to the performance.
The use of cameras, video equipment, phones, and other recording devices is strictly prohibited during all performances.
Yes! We have several volunteer positions for each performance. Volunteers are able to watch the performance they volunteer at, in the volunteer seating section. If you would like to be added to our volunteer list, please email email@example.com.
Cavod offers classes for ages 5 to adult and the skill level required for the classes can range from beginner to advanced. Click Here To Register For A Jazz Dance Class At Cavod Today
Jazz is an upbeat and physically demanding type of dance that has a dynamic style. Dance studies for the class include musical awareness, conditioning, theatrics, turns, and leaps. Students that devote themselves to these studies will learn to move with grace while maintaining good posture. In this class, dancers work from their core in order to achieve maximum ability, so conditioning for dancers is very important. Click Here For More Information On Conditioning For Dancers
Theatre acting classes can be a great way to improve your theatrical skills and develop confidence. They also provide you with an opportunity to meet new people, learn about the cultures and improve social skills alongside acting technique, vocal power, other valuable skills.
Our theatre acting students perform a class showcase for friends and family towards the end of June! There is no extra ticket cost for these performances.
The best time to register for the school year is between June and August. Although you can start with us at any time, you will be more likely get your choice of theatre acting classes and you will be able to start at the beginning of the year so you don’t miss any of our great instruction.
Yes, CAVOD has a dress code for its classes. Students are expected to wear appropriate dance attire and shoes, as well as follow specific guidelines for hair and jewelry. View dress code policy here
No, prior acting experience is not required. CAVOD welcomes students of all skill levels and experience. Click here to view theatre acting classes for all skill levels
The best place to start learning how to act is by taking lessons with an experienced teacher. They teach skills that may be too subtle to pick up on your own, and offer tips and fundamental lessons in acting that are indespensible for the would-be actor. Click here to learn more about theatre acting at CAVOD
CAVOD offers classes on weekdays and weekends, with varying times depending on the class and age group based on the class. Click here to select a class and view schedules
CAVOD offers classes for students of all ages, from children to adults. Click here to view theatre acting classes for all age groups
Cavod offers acting, musical theatre, and technical/production courses. Students can learn and perform in junior or community theatre shows open to the public.
The best time to register for the school year is between June and August. You will be more likely get your choice of dance 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 dance class schedules run with the school year. We begin at the end of August and end in June. Classes meet once a week!
The cost of classes varies depending on the class and age group. Please visit the CAVOD website or contact the school directly for specific pricing information. Click here to view tuition rates for dance classes at CAVOD
CAVOD offers a variety of dance classes, including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, and acro. Click here to learn more
Yes, CAVOD offers a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year, including dance recitals, showcases, and competitions. View our in-house productions here Click here to learn more about dance classes at CAVOD
Yes, CAVOD has a dress code for its dance classes. Students are expected to wear appropriate dance attire and shoes, as well as follow specific guidelines for hair and jewelry. View our policy on dress for dance classes here
The dance classes at CAVOD are taught by experienced and qualified instructors who have a passion for teaching and performing. View our instructors and their qualifications here
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.
It is recommended that the student owns the instrument they want to learn how to play, so that they can practice at home between lessons. View All Music Classes at CAVOD
The dance classes at CAVOD are taught by experienced and qualified instructors who have a passion for teaching and performing. View our instructors and their qualifications here. View All Music Classes at CAVOD
There are many benefits to learning Hip Hop dance moves. For starters, confidence is developed through the building up of skills that require dexterity, creativity and teamwork. Not to mention the physical benefits, being primarily body awareness, control and strength. It’s the most fun workout you’ll find. View All Hip Hop Classes available at Cavod
Not at all! Cavod provides entry-level Hip Hop classes for all ages. Our program is designed so that anyone can walk in and start to learn Hip Hop. View All Hip Hop Classes available at Cavod
Choose the course you’d like to enroll in and view course schedules. Select the schedule that suits your need, and get ready to have some fun! View All Hip Hop Classes available at Cavod
The dance classes at CAVOD are taught by experienced and qualified instructors who have a passion for rhythm, dance, and of course hip hop! View our instructors and their qualifications here. View All Hip Hop Classes available at Cavod
CAVOD offers performance opportunities to showcase their progress throughout the year. We are a performing arts company, after all! View All Hip Hop Classes available at Cavod
Cavod offers a multitude of Hip Hop classes for adults, and children of all experience levels at both Cavod’s Manheim location as well as the New Holland location. View All Hip Hop Classes available at Cavod
Self defense is a great skill that boosts confidence, and ensures your own personal protection. While you can watch videos, yet the best way to learn self defense is with a knowledgeable instructor who can demonstrate what you need to do in all situations. View All Hand-to-Hand Combat Classes at CAVOD
All hand-to-hand combat classes at CAVOD are taught by experienced and qualified instructors who have a passion for teaching. View our instructors and their qualifications here. View All Hand-to-Hand Combat Classes at CAVOD
At Cavod, there are specific forms of dress that we utilize for worship dance: Options for girls:
- Any solid color leotard and black leggings OR longer length (at least mid-thigh) black biker shorts
- A solid color, plain t-shirt or Cavod shirt over the leotard is acceptable
- Hair pulled back neatly and securely in ponytail
- Cavod shirt or any solid color, plain shirt with black dance pants or black athletic shorts with compression shorts
Worship dance is often open to individuals of all ages and genders. It may involve children, teenagers, adults, or even entire congregations coming together to perform. The level of skill or experience required can vary depending on the specific community or dance group. View All Worship Dance Classes at CAVOD
The purpose of worship dance varies depending on the specific religious or spiritual beliefs of the community practicing it. However, in general, the purpose of worship dance is to enhance the worship experience, deepen the connection to the divine, express devotion and praise, and convey spiritual or biblical narratives through movement and choreography. It can also serve as a form of prayer, meditation, or celebration within the worship setting. View All Worship Dance Classes at CAVOD
Worship dance is commonly referred to as liturgical dance or sacred dance. It is a form of expressive movement that is performed within a religious or spiritual context. View All Worship Dance Classes at CAVOD
Time steps, basic steps, and other tap dancing moves improve the students' sense of balance, core strength, and agility.
Cavod offers classes for people ages 4 to adult. The classes are broken down by beginner, intermediate, and advanced skill levels.
Cavod offers tap classes emphasizing Broadway and hoofer-style tap. Classes include warm-up, center and traveling exercises, and learning choreographed combinations. Students are taught tap vocabulary, rhythm construction, and syncopation.
Tap Classes teach tap dancing, one of the older forms of dance. Tap Dancing involves making percussive sounds with the feet, often using metallic caps on the tap shoe of the tap dancer to accentuate the sharp clicks and clacks dancers use to stomp out a rhythm.
All acro classes aim to prepare students to advance through conditioning exercises, such as push-ups and core exercises, and placing value on proper form and execution.
Select a class that suits you, or contact us directly!
Acro classes 1-3 and Junior Acro are taught by our certified acrobatics arts instructor, Shenandoah Hall. Students will be introduced to the basic principles of acrobatics and gymnastics, including balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, and control. Students learn proper technique for forwards rolls, cartwheels, round-offs, front and back-handsprings, walkovers, handstands, and aerials.
Acrobatic Arts, also commonly known as acro, is a style of dance that combines acrobatic and gymnastic elements with dance technique. It is known for its athleticism and seamless blend of dance and acrobatic skills.
Our instructors are professional performers who have years of teaching experience in their field. We also offer private lessons to help you perfect your technique or learn new skills.
Our dance studio offers a variety of dance styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, lyrical, ballroom dancing, and more!
Cavod Performing Arts offers a variety of adult dance classes designed to give you all the health benefits of dance class, with no prior experience necessary!