Chester Valley Dance Academy is proud to offer students with not only quality dance training at the studio, but also the opportunity to travel and participate in summer dance programs across the country. The training CVDA dancers receive in the studio throughout the year helps prepare them for the summer dance program audition process as well as the experience of training in a professional environment. Take a look at where some of our dancers expanded their technique this summer.
Paige and Julianna spent their summer in Boston, MA and spent a few weeks training with the Boston Ballet at their Summer Dance Program. They were taught by an array of professionals and took classes in ballet, contemporary, partnering, cultural dance, and took a variety of wellness classes including conditioning and stretch and strengthening. The dancers enjoyed staying in the dorms and exploring the City of Boston on special weekend trips. Paige loved the positive and uplifting social environment that allowed her to make new friends and connect with the teachers. Paige shared, "Something important that I learned here is that you should never doubt yourself. Having good confidence creates a huge impact on your performance in class and overall attitude while dancing."
Grace, Rebekah, and Makenna spent their summer in Philadelphia training at the Rock School. They enjoyed ballet and pointe classes taught by an impressive faculty. These dancers loved getting to stay in the dorms and meet dancers from all over the country. Monica and Mya also experienced dancing in Philadelphia at the Rock School. Maya travelled all the way to Utah to participated in the Ballet West Summer Dance Intensive where she took class by Ballet West company dancers as well as guest instructors. We had dancers travel all over this summer to improve their dance technique and experience new styles of dance and instructors. Catherine trained at the Princeton Ballet School, Lexi danced with the Carolina Ballet, Shea danced with the NJ Dance Theater Ensemble and Emma spent two weeks at DeSales University’s summer dance intensive. We are so impressed with our dancers' hard work this summer and are so happy to have them back home at Chester Valley for a new year of dance!