Stage Makeup How To

Make-up for all performers is a medium base makeup/foundation, rouge, bright red lipstick, brown eye shadow, black/brown mascara & false eyelashes. FOUNDATION MAKEUP: Apply makeup to the face, blending it below chin line so that it does not appear to be a mask. BLUSH: Blush must be full pink, NOT...Read More

Ballet Bun 101

Many of the recital dances require dancers to have their hair in a slicked back ballet bun with no bangs.  But what's the best way to get such a smooth bun?  CVDA has some tips for you! Wet or dampened hair works best.  Spray your hair with a spray bottle...Read More

Backstage Etiquette

The new environment of a stage makes it difficult and confusing for students of all ages to maneuver backstage at Recital. The following are some important stage factors of that need to be considered when transitioning from studio to stage:  Stage lights are very strong and give an illusion of...Read More

Order Recital Finale Shirts Today!

Chester Valley Dance Academy will once again be encouraging dancers to purchase a t-shirt for the recital finale dance.  The proceeds from these shirts will go to the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania.  The Chester Valley Dance Academy is dedicated to promoting the art of dance, the positive benefits of physical fitness,...Read More

Recital Program Ads

Space is available in the 2017 Recital program.  Place an ad for your business and have it seen by over 2,000 people or wish a dancer good luck! Pricing: ¼ Page/Business Card: $40.00 (2” X 4.5” Black & White, Photo Ready) ½ Page/Business Card: $70.00 Full Page: $120.00 (8” X...Read More

Picture Day at CVDA

Picture Day Information and Schedule Pictures for all combo classes will be taken at Chester Valley Dance Academy on Saturday, June 10.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your picture time to ensure that you are ready when scheduled.  Dress rehearsal times will remain the same for Combo Classes at Phoenixville...Read More