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CPDW Studio Policies at a glance


Keep informed about upcoming events and deadlines at the studio


Print additional copies of forms and information sheet

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Special Holiday Performance (SHP) 2018 "There's a Holiday for That" Tech Rehearsal Schedule (12/07)

State Theatre Sponsor Letter SHP 2018 (deadline 12/01)

State Theatre Sponsor Form SHP 2018 (dealine 12/01)

SHP 2018 Dedication Form (deadline 12/01)

SHP 2018 DVD Order Form

SHP 2018 Adjusted Class Schedule for Saturday, 12/07

Festival of Trees 2018 Participation Memo (deadline 11/20; performance 12/09, 2 pm)


Pick up DVDs and videos from previous performances at the studio during regular class hours.


CPDW Snow Cancellation Policy

We will make every attempt to inform our students if we must cancel our classes due to inclement weather, including here on the home page of our website, on our Central PA Dance Workshop facebook page, on our answering machine, and on Channel 4.

That said, though, CPDW rarely cancels classes.  We encourage you to attend if you feel safe and comfortable doing so.  Otherwise you are welcome to make up your absence in the class of your choice during the current semester.  Please use caution and your best judgment - Phil says Spring is just around the corner...


Class Drop Procedure

For a student to officially drop a class, a signed withdrawal slip must be received in the office on or before the drop date.  The $25.00 registration fee, insurance fee and a charge for each class which has met will be deducted from the amount paid, and a refund will be sent.

Any student who does not officially withdraw from class by the drop date is financially responsible for the full amount of tuition registered, whether classes are attended or not.


Absences/Make Up Policy:  If you are unable to attend your regularly scheduled class, students are invited and encouraged to make up any absences in any other age/level appropriate class during the current semester.  Please let your instructor(s) know if you will be missing class for whatever reason (call the studio at 814-237-2666 or email jillabrighton@gmail.com). 

CPDW Dress Code

 NO STREET SHOES permitted on the studio floor at any time.

Ballet classes

Girls/Women:  Pink tights and ballet slippers.

Color-coded leotards for Children's ballet classes (Creative-black or pink; PreBallet-red; Beginning Ballet-pink; Intermediate Ballet-lavender; Advanced-copen blue).  NO SKIRTS allowed in children's classes. 

Black leotards recommended for Adult ballet classes.  Skirts permitted.

Boys/Men should wear black tights or dance pants, black ballet slippers and a white t-shirt.  Dance belts required for age 11 and older.

Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop Classes:

Girls:  Black leotard and black tights or dance pants, black shoes (modern-bare feet).

Women:  Any color leotard and black tights or dance pants, black shoes preferred (modern-bare feet).

Boys/Men:  Black t-shirt, black dance pants, black shoes preferred (modern-bare feet).  Dance belts age 11 and older.  For dance wear specific to boys and men, visit https://boysdancetoo.com

Hip hop students may wear sneakers specifically for dance class (no street shoes).

Hair must be secured completely out of the face (boys & girls).  Please use bobby pins, headbands, whatever it takes. 

Dance is discipline, and that discipline includes our attire, from head to toe.  We want you to be able to concentrate fully on your art form, without the distraction of improper or unseemly hair or clothing.




Full schedule of Fall Semester classes

Information about Registration


Central Pennsylvania Dance Workshop

101 South Fraser Street

State College, PA  16801

(814) 237-2666