Join Us This Summer for California DanceArts Summer Intensives and Programs

Join Us This Summer for
California DanceArts
Summer Intensives
and Programs

For an unforgettable summer dance experience, choose to participate in classes, workshops and intensives being offered at California DanceArts for Summer 2017. We are pleased to offer a full array of programs for every level and age of dancer.

Audition classes for the California DanceArts Summer Intensives start soon! Dates are:

  • Saturdays at 11:30am for Master Ballet Intensive Workshop
  • Saturday, March 11th at 11:30am for Young Dancers Intensive

See all the Summer Programs offered at California DanceArts

Master Ballet Intensive Workshop

Three week session
May 30 – June 16

Mon-Fri, 4:00pm-8:30pm
Plus Sat Spotlight Master Class

A comprehensive study of Classic and Contemporary Ballet for dedicated pre-professional dancers.

In Beautiful
Sunny California!

Audition Classes Saturdays at 11:30am

The Master Ballet Intensive workshop provides new opportunities, growth and development for students passionate about dance, who wish to have new creative experiences, value discipline and are eager to work with our faculty of internationally renowned guest instructors. Whether you are in need of extra attention to get to the next level in your training or are interested in pursuing a career or enhancing your career, our encouraging faculty and renowned teachers specialize in helping you gain technical improvement and performance artistry.


  • Limited placement for personal attention
  • Expert troubleshooting to kick your training into high gear
  • Work closely with renowned Artistic Director, Aerin Holt, Master Teacher Lynn Pittenger, and guests.
  • Extensive study in Classic and Contemporary Ballet and more!
  • Performance opportunities
  • Visit to beautiful sunny California!

Curriculum is based on the principles and premiere instruction offered at California DanceArts in Classical & Contemporary Ballet with specific instruction (at appropriate level) in Turns, Jumps, Pointe, Variations, Pas de duex and supplementary training in Conditioning and MPT (Placement Technique) and Pilates. Also offering Modern Dance and Dance Essentials for picking up choreography faster, improvisation, musicality and performance skills. Students will get an introduction to Aerial Ballet! Learn to fly and dance in the air, using silk scarves!

Aerin Holt will be developing new choreography specifically for intensive participants which will premier at the end of the workshop!

Audition classes for the Master Ballet Intensive will be held at California DanceArts
Saturdays at 11:30am.

Click here for full details on the Master Ballet Intensive Workshop

Young Dancers Intensive

Enroll Now! Program fills up fast!

Three week session
June 12 – June 30

Mon thru Fri, 9:30am-3:00pm

Audition Class
Saturday, March 11
at 11:30am

For young students who are passionate about dance and who wish to rapidly improve their skills, we offer an intensive program designed to challenge developing dancers in a nurturing environment.

California DanceArts provides one of the few intensive studies of this kind and caliber for younger dancers.

With only 8-12 students accepted into the program, each student will receive personalized attention, ensuring that students understand the concepts and instructions that are given. Featuring the curriculum and methods which have establishes California DanceArts as a premier academy of dancing, our expert instructors from our faculty provide young talented dancers with the highest caliber training and skills needed to achieve their dreams.


  • Core training in Ballet with experience in supportive dance styles. Includes Ballet, MPT Placement Technique), Pre-Pointe prep, Jazz dance, Modern, Stretch Class, Choreography.
  • Limited class size. Only 8-12 students allows for personalized attention ensuring students understand concepts and instructions.
  • Dance Essentials™. Taught for picking up choreography faster, improvisation, musicality, performance skills, and more..
  • Creative methods! Keep students excited about learning..
  • Inspirational activities!

Appropriate for students at or moving into the California DanceArts Intermediate level 2+ with an approximate age of students 9-12 yrs old who have already received several years of training. We may make some exception for talented students that are younger or in Level 1. Students should be pre-Pointe or may be nearing Pointe placement. Students younger or older than the recommended age may audition when at appropriate training level. At audition class, we will provide dancers with alternate summer recommendations or potential acceptance into this unique program.

Audition class for the Young Dancers Intensive will be held at California DanceArts Saturday, March 11, at 11:30am.

Click here for full details on the Young Dancers Intensive

CirqueArts Camp 2017!

Fly High!!

Register Now while spaces in our program last! Our most popular program!

Information for 2017 coming soon!

Visit for details.

Learn the skills that make shows like Cirque du Soleil the most popular in the world! Experience a workshop of Aerial Scarves, Hoop, Hammock, and more!

This exciting summer camp offers everything you need to go "Circus Bound!" Learn aerial apparatus and tumbling while improving coordination, grace, confidence and presence with performance specific dance classes.

Circque Intensive Offers Training In:
* Aerial Silk * Lyra * AcroDance (Tumbling and Dance Movement * Performance Dance Essentials * Conditioning * Guest Artists and Field Trips! Utilizing our unique facilities, CDA is the only school for Circus Arts in the La Cañada-Flintridge area.

SUPER SPECIAL: Potential field trip to a training arena for professional circus performers with flying trapeze and more!*

*Additional costs apply. Acceptance to this field trip is determined by student skill level.

See the website for upcoming details on our CirqueArts Camp!

Congratulations Harry Peterson!

CDA Student Accepted Into Prestigious Summer Program

Congratulations to Harry Peterson, (CDA student level 4, age 15) who has been accepted into the American Ballet Theater (ABT) and School of American Ballet’s (SAB) advanced summer ballet programs 2017 in New York City. Harry was offered partial scholarship for both programs. He has chosen to attend the program at SAB.

Out of 2,000 students that audition each year, less than 200 are invited to attend the five weeks summer program. Only the most naturally balletic and dedicated earn these few coveted spots. Of all the summer students that attend the program, SAB will offer only four places in their year round school with opportunity to eventually be selected to the company of New York City Ballet. Of course Harry would like to be one of these selected students. We wish him great success!

Since he was three years old, Harry has been studying ballet and dreaming of a career in dance. He is most thankful for the training and guidance that he has been receiving at California DanceArts from all of his teachers.

Quality Summer Dance Education at California DanceArts

Junior Dance Intensive

Dynamo Dance 2017

Two 3-Week Sessions
May 23 – June 8
June 13 – June 29

Tues & Thurs, 4:30-6:30pm

Try out new styles of dancing and make improvements with year-round training to become a Dance Dynamo! Each 2 hour camp day features ballet classes with alternating Jazz, Contemporary,Tap dance or Creative dance based on student interest.

Great for students wishing to graduate from Primary Ballet with approx age at 6-8 years.

Click here for program info.

Fairy Tale Ballet
Two 3-Week Sessions
May 22 – June 7
June 12 – June 28

45-min sessions

Our child Cinderellas, Sugar Plums, princesses & princes will quickly develop creative abilities, learn basic ballet skills and will enjoy this magical experience that revolves around theatrical story telling and student reenactment of a fairy tale or ballet.

Exclusively for children 3-7 years of age who are not quite ready for a full day of camp.

Click here for program info.

Saturday Spotlight
Master Classes

June 6 – 30

Saturdays 11:00am-12:30pm

Open to intermediate and advanced dancers, we feature a new guest teacher each Saturday. Admission for the Spotlight Master Classes are included with enrollment in the California DanceArts Pre-Professional Intensive.

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Sizzling Summer
Dance Classes

June 5 – June 30
See website for schedule of classes & times. Inquire about our Adult Program summer dates.

Enjoy a variety of dance classes for Adults, Teens and Children featuring classes in Hip-hop, Jazz Dance or Classical ballet.

Beginners welcome! Students may enroll in one to four classes per week, or dance endlessly with unlimited classes. Intermediate and advanced level ballet and jazz dancers can enjoy our guest teachers for Master Classes delivered on Saturdays. Pre-paid class cards are available for adults who wish to take advantage of our open level classes.

For further detailed descriptions of each class, click here.

Visit our website at

for descriptions and rates for all of our Summer Program offerings.

You may call
for a registration appointment or for further assistance.

4490 Cornishon Ave., La Canada, CA 91011
(818) 790-7924 |