We will post our closings on our CDA Facebook Page, CDA Parent Facebook Page, Instagram, Twitter, KLEM and KTIV.

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CDA App: You will receive push notifications for any cancelations. Use the links above to download our app, if you have not done so already.

Note: CDA Policy is we allow two cancellations per class before a make up class will be scheduled. Make ups are usually scheduled later in the year to ensure we don't cancel a make up day. Make up classes will not count towards student absences.

Reminder that students can not miss more that 4 classes between January and Show.

VIEW ATTENDANCE: You can view your student's attendance in the Parent Portal.

MAKE UP: Students can make up in another class at the same level or a similar level. Tech classes can also be taken as make up classes for students in Ballet, Jazz and Tap. If you have any questions about what class your student can take to make up the office or the teacher would be happy to help you.

*To review our full attendance policy our Parent and Student Handbook can be picked up at the studio.*

Parent Portal
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Many costumes have arrived. You will receive an email with alterations and costume care instructions. This can take us a bit to get each class out as we make appropriate adjustments for each class.

Please remember that costumes are not to be worn until picture day and performance days; only tried on for alterations.

Hang your dancers costumes in a safe dry place.

ALL alterations must be done prior to the final Observation Day in April.

Needing alterations?

Candice Kirkpatrick - 712.540.6422


Tights and Garment Bags

Many Tights and Garment Bags were handed out in November and December, we will continue to hand out these items to students in class.

These items must be paid for before they can be taken home.

Just a reminder if you have not ordered your tights or garment bag you can still do so!

For Sale: For your convenience one of our dance families is selling the clear snaps for costumes in sets of 2 snaps for $0.50.

Please text Jesi at 515-451-6299 to place an order. Payments will need to be made directly to Jesi NOT to Central Dance Academy.

Note: Please review how many snaps are needed for your dancer's costume.

Tights and Garment Bags

There is still time to order! Order your tights through the parent portal!

You can order garment bags through the parent portal or by emailing the office at lemars@cdaiowa.com

Mid Season Report Cards

Just a reminder to review your dancers report cards.

Use the parent portal to view.

To view report cards:

  1. Login to your parent portal
  2. Click on your student's hyperlinked name
  3. Click on the skills button at the top
  4. For each class you will click on "view skill details"
  5. From there you will click on the notes for each item
CDA Parent Portal

January 30th-February 4th

Full Class Observation

Parents/Guardians are invited to come Observe the entire class.

February 13th-18th

Valentine's Week

Dancers can wear any Red, Pink, or Purple Attire to class in celebration of

Valentine's Day.

March 13th-18th

St. Patrick's Week

Dancers can wear any Green Attire to class in celebration of

St. Patrick's Day.

April 4th-9th

Spring Break

No Classes

April 17th-22nd

Full Class Observation with Costumes

All students need to BRING their costume, do not wear to class. Alternations must be completed for teachers to review.

April 29th-April 30th

Class Picture Days at CDA

Dancers need full show hair, makeup, and costumes.

April 30th-May 1st

Class Picture Days at CDA

*Dancers need full show hair, makeup, and costumes.*

Closing Number
Dancers in Ballet III, Jazz III, Tap III, Ballet IV, Jazz IV, Tap IV, and Comp Teams Emerald, Ruby, & Diamond are invited to sign up to participate in the Closing Number in the 2022 Recital!
Click Below!
*Full details in sign up*
Closer Sign Up

Thursday Classes will be having a make-up class on

Sunday, February 12th.

Studio 1:

1:00-1:45 - Sapphire Tap Tech

1:45-3:15 - Emerald/Sapphire Ballet Tech

3:15-4:15 - Ballet III

4:15-5:00 - Jazz III

5:00-5:30 - Tap III

Studio 2:

1:00-2:00 - Ballet I

2:00-2:45 - Jazz I

2:45-3:15 - Tap I

3:15-4:15 - Company Ballet/Tumbling

4:15-4:45 - Diamond Contemporary

4:45-5:15 - Diamond Tap 1 Rehearsal

Studio 3:

1:00-1:45 - Pearl Jazz Tech

1:45-2:45 - Pearl Jazz Rehearsals

2:45-3:45 - Ballet II

3:45-4:30 - Jazz II

4:30-5:00 - Tap II

The CDA Faculty and Staff are sending Birthday Wishes to Adriana, Mariana, and Tinsley! We hope your day is extra special!

January 23rd - Adriana Perez

January 25th - Mariana Loaeza

January 27th - Tinsley Brock

128 Central Ave SE, Le Mars, IA 51031, 712.546.9217, cdaiowa.com