The Cuppett Dance Company was created to give the more serious student a chance to perform, compete, and reap the benefits of a committed dance program in a team-oriented atmosphere. Company members range in age from 9 to 18 and may audition to be a competing member or to remain a non-competing member.
At CPAC, we believe in a balanced approach to performance training. Several competitions a year are beneficial to the student as they help the student explore new techniques and choreography to challenge the mind and body, and provide the students with the opportunity to learn and grow from each competition experience. We also offer non-competitive performance opportunities for all Company members including dance workshops, community performances, fundraisers, and at our Spring Ballet and June Recitals.
The members of the CDC typically host at least one fundraiser a year to benefit persons or organizations in the community. The students act together to benefit a needy cause, creating a giving atmosphere and family-like bond between company members and benefiting the community as a whole.
The Company is overseen by Owner/Director Amy Cuppett, managed and directed by Katie Padgett, alongside Junior Company director Tyree Rivera. The Directors are assisted by some of our amazing faculty and guest choreographers such as Kellie Payne, Carly Miks, Andrea Jiles, and Amy Cuppett - ALL are passionate and dedicated to their work! Our CDC team believes not only in creating a balanced dance year in a fun, yet very challenging atmosphere, but also in helping members realize important life lessons. Truly, there is no other dance company out there like the CDC!
Eligibility requirements to audition for the Company are:
For Junior Dancers at the Ruby, Emerald, and Sapphire levels: a student must currently be enrolled in Ballet 3 and Jazz 1 OR enrolled in two PrePointe classes and Jazz. Students interested in Company who are enrolled in Pre-Teen Ballet or Teen Ballet should contact the office to determine their eligibility to audition.
For Amethyst level: a student must currently be enrolled in at least two PrePointe classes with at least two additional classes (1 must be Jazz) , and be placed in Jazz IV for the upcoming Fall session, and have passed at least Cecchetti I.
For Gold, Purple, Teal, and Silver levels: a student must have successfully passed Cecchetti 2 and be placed in at least the Jazz A level for Fall. Dancers must be in all Ballet corequisite requirements for their Ballet level.
Annual Company Events:
Non-competitor members in Ruby, Emerald, Sapphire, Amethyst, and Gold will participate in the Halloween Parade and the Recital Production dance. They will have the option to participate in Oktoberfest and Viva Vienna! and must participate in at least one Workshop during the year. The Workshop can include: Fall Company Workshop, Cecchetti Conference Workshop, or Competition Workshop.
Competitor members in Ruby, Emerald, and Sapphire levels will participate in two competitions during the year, the Halloween Parade, and the Recital Production dance and have the option to participate in Oktoberfest and Viva Vienna! and must participate in at least one Workshop during the year. The Workshop can include: Fall Company Workshop, Cecchetti Conference Workshop, or Competition Workshop.
Competitor members in Amethyst, Purple, Teal, and Silver levels will participate in three competitions during the year, the Recital Production dance and have the option to participate in the Halloween Parade, Oktoberfest and Viva Vienna! and must participate in at least one Workshop during the year. Silver must participate in Two Workshops per year. The Workshop(s) can include: Fall Company Workshop, Cecchetti Conference Workshop, or Competition Workshop. Silver competitors must participate in the Fall Company Workshop as well as the Competition Workshop.