The Cheshire Performing Arts Academy is thrilled to open its doors and begin offering classes this upcoming 2015 – 2016 season! We have been working diligently throughout the off-season to establish what will soon become central Connecticut’s premier performing arts studio, and are excited to start accepting student registrations for the summer 2015 season.

This registration process will assist us in planning and organizing the upcoming dance season, and ensure that we are able to provide our families with the best experience possible. Please review the information below and fill in all the necessary fields. As always, you can email us at if you have any questions or concerns.

Schedule & Tuition

The summer schedule will consist of two four-week sessions beginning June 22nd and running through August 21st, with a one week break between July 19th and July 25th (please see attached schedule for details). It is strongly encouraged that all students attend summer sessions. However, for students planning to audition for the CPAA Competition Team, the summer sessions are mandatory. The summer requirements do not include pre-pointe, pointe, or hip-hop, but these classes will be offered (please see section below).

The summer registration fee is $25 (non-refundable), but will be directly applied to your summer tuition bill of $45 per week-hour, per session. This fee is due upon submission of this form. For example, if your child is in Level A (3.5 hours/week), your tuition would be $157.50 for each four-week session. A drop-in rate of $30 per individual class is available to those who don’t want to register for the full session. Tuition is due June 17th for Session I, and July 22nd for Session II. Attached is the summer schedule which can also be found on our website and Facebook page. Payments can be made via cash, check, or credit card (details below).

Pointe, Pre-Pointe, & Hip-hop

These optional classes are available during both summer sessions, as we always encourage our students to challenge themselves with various types of dance styles. The same tuition rate of $45 per week-hour, per session applies to all of these classes.

Pointe is open to students age 12 and over who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Previous point experience
  • Completion of pre-pointe introductory course
  •  Personal assessment

Pre-Point is open to students age 12 and older with at least three years of ballet technique experience. This course is intended to introduce the mechanics & technique of one of the oldest forms of dance, and prepare students for the transition into more advanced pointe classes.

It is important for us to build diverse, well-rounded dancers here at CPAA. The summer hip-hop program is a fun, upbeat, and high-energy class open to students ages 7 and older. There will be two levels offered during each summer session.

  • Intermediate hip-hop: ages 7 – 11
  • Advanced hip-hop: ages 12 and older

Please indicate below in the payment section if you are interested in any of these optional classes.

Private Lessons

CPAA is proud to offer solo instruction this summer to all prospective students. Tuition will be $30 per each half hour lesson, and is payable the day of. Solos can be set up for weekly, biweekly, or monthly recurrence. Please indicate in the payment section if you are interested in solo lessons for the summer sessions, and if you have a preferred instructor (leave blank if no preference). Our instructional staff will follow up with you directly to discuss further details.


Auditions for the 2015 – 2016 competition team will be held Friday, July 17th, and are mandatory for all prospective competition team members. The CPAA Competition Team is a highly competitive group composed of very talented performers, and we encourage all passionate young dancers to attend. Holding auditions July 17th ensures that we are able to finalize all fall & spring schedules by Saturday, August 1st. Finalized schedules will be made available on our website, and distributed via email to all families once available.

Princess & Prince Camp

Two Princess & Prince Camp sessions will be held during the summer for children ages 3-6. Session I of Princess & Prince Camp will run July 6th through July 8th. Session II of Princess & Prince Camp will run August 3rd through August 5th. These classes will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings from 9am to 11am, and focus on introducing the various types of dance to young students. The cost is $75 per session, or $135 for both sessions, and tuition is due the Monday of the first class for each session. The summer registration fee for Princess & Prince Camp is $25 (non-refundable), but will be directly applied to your tuition bill. Please indicate below in the payment section if you have a child interested in Princess & Prince Camp.

Open House & BBQ

CPAA is hosting an Open House and BBQ (two separate events!) this summer. We are so proud of our new studio and the brand new high-quality materials we used inside of it, and can’t wait to show our families where their children will be learning and growing. We are also very excited to start building relationships with our students, teachers, and their families, and want to celebrate a little bit before the fall season begins! The CPAA Open House will take place at the end of June, and the BBQ in August. Detailed information on dates and times will be available soon!


The $25 registration fee for our summer programs can be paid by cash, check, or credit card, though we do require a credit card on file for all active students. The fee is due upon receipt of this registration form. Completed forms can be scanned and emailed to, mailed to 1484 Highland Ave Unit 4A, Cheshire, CT 06410, or dropped off (please reach out to coordinate a drop off as we are still renovating our studio). Checks should be made out to “The Cheshire Performing Arts Academy LLC.” One registration form is required for each student.

Full payment for summer tuition is due June 17th for session I and July 22nd for session II. This payment can be made via cash, check, or your credit card on file. Princess & Prince Camp tuition is due the Monday of the first class for each session. Credit cards will be charged on the aforementioned due dates if payment by other method has not yet been received.

Please indicate below which of our summer programs you are interested in, and how you would like to pay. Also, please fill out the credit card information for our records. If you would like to pay by cash or check please ensure that we receive it by the due dates outlined above, otherwise your credit card will be charged.