About the Company
Dancers in our Company have the opportunity to dance in numerous festivals and conventions and travel around the country to experience different styles of dance. Locally, this performance group has participated in the West Chester Winter Dance Festival, Chester County Dance Festival, and Youth Regional Dance Festival, Falling Leaves Festival, and more. These dancers have traveled to conventions such as The Pulse and Jump and have represented the State of Pennsylvania at the international dance festival, Dance Excellence in Los Angeles California. Our dancers have won multiple first-place awards at competitions such as Jump, Dance Expressions, and Cue the Music. Many of our Company Dancers have been accepted into summer programs at Kaatsbaan International Ballet, the Royal Ballet, The Rock School, Joffrey Ballet School, and the American Ballet Theater.
Our Performing Groups
Chester Valley Dance Academy offers students the opportunity to perform Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical and Hip Hop at the advanced level across the region. Our specialty Company Classes stress performance skills and advanced dance techniques within weekly classes. Middle and High School students may audition to join one or more of our Company Groups. Special performing groups of younger students are formed to continue their training at a higher level to guide them into the appropriate company group.
To prepare our Company students in a career in dance, Chester Valley often brings in guest choreographers to work with our students to introduce them to new styles of teaching and dance technique. Our guest Choreographers and Instructors provide valuable experiences to our students by providing fresh routines and feedback to our students. We offer students access to the top industry experts within their weekly class setting, as well as special pop up master classes throughout the year. Our yearly summer intensive offers our Company Students a week immersed with industry professionals to learn all they have to offer. Company students have numerous opportunities throughout the year to attend conventions for a chance to learn from multiple master instructors in one weekend.
One Company, One Family
To facilitate a sense of unity within our Company levels, we implement the CVDA Sibs program that pairs an older dancer with a younger dancer to bring the different levels of dancers closer together. Throughout the year, siblings will support each other by going to their Company performances and competitions since not all company groups attend the same events. Some siblings show support by placing secret notes in one another’s dance bags for words of encouragement and others show support by bringing a small snack to their sibling on their “long dance night”. The CVDA Company includes a number of nurturing Seniors who lead by example, spreading kindness and positivity throughout the group.
Each year, the Company performs in an annual showcase highlighting dances that company members have performed at various festivals and competitions this year. In addition, CVDA has invited alums to come back and perform with the company once again. This annual production is the perfect show for the CVDA community to attend, from our little ones to intermediate dancers to see how much they can progress at the studio. Our Company showcase also features the choreography from studio staff and guest faculty that work with our dancers.