February 18, 2019

Dear Parents and Students:

A reminder that CPDW’s Mid-Winter Break is March 3rd-9th, and coincides with Penn State’s Spring Break. Our Spring Break is scheduled for April 15th-21st. Snow day make up classes will be held during the 2nd break week (see separate memo).

It’s time to begin to work on our annual CPDW All-School Performance. This year’s performance is Sunday, April 28th at 7:00 pm at the State Theatre, right around the corner from CPDW on College Avenue. CPDW will present "Towards the Future." We hope to make this a challenging and enjoyable project for everyone. While the timing might not be ideal (school night, upcoming finals, etc.), scheduling requires taking into account many other factors as well (theatre availability being a prime one). Each class will participate and every CPDW student is strongly encouraged to make the most of this once-in-a-semester performance opportunity.

We ask single class students and performing TAs to be responsible for three things: (1) attendance at the State Theatre for a spacing rehearsal on Saturday, April 27th and a dress rehearsal on Sunday, prior to the performance, (2) construction or purchase of a simple costume, and (3) payment of a modest production fee. This fee will cover the cost of costume materials, music, and other production expenses. Creative, PreBallet, Children’s Beginning Tap, Children's Beginning Musical Theatre Dance, and Children’s Hip Hop students’ fee is $25.00; all other classes are $30.00.

Tickets may be purchased at the State Theatre box office. All tickets are general seating in the orchestra level. Group and individual pictures will be taken on Saturday, April 27th, at the time of the spacing rehearsal. Those interested will also be able to purchase a DVD of the performance.

Please complete and return the attached form as soon as possible, but no later than March 16th. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 237-2666 or email I will reply as soon as possible.


Jill A. Brighton, Director


CPDW 2019 School Performance Participation Slip

Production fees: Creative, PreBallet, Children’s Beginning Tap, Children's Beginning Musical Theatre Dance, Children’s Hip Hop -- $25.00;

All other classes -- $30.00

Student’s name: _________________________________________________________

Classes: _________________________________________________________

( ) Will participate ( ) Will not participate

Amount enclosed: $_______________ Date: How paid: __________

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Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop

101 South Fraser Street

State College, PA  16801

(814) 237-2666