Year-Round APA

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Let CCT help you with our Year-Round Advanced Performance Academy. Our program will refine your natural talents and fuel your passion so that your dreams can become a reality.


Q: What is the time commitment?
A: Each week, students are required to attend two 90-minute dance classes and two 90-minute acting classes. These classes will begin no earlier than 4:30 and end no later than 8pm. Our schedule is not yet set, but this year classes began at 4:30pm and ended at 6pm. The session will be 14 weeks and run from approx. September 9, 2019 to December 20, 2019 with a week off for Thanksgiving.

Q: Are there any additional time commitments?
A: This year, our FALL APA students will be guaranteed to be cast in FROZEN JR. The rehearsals for this show will run on a typical CCT rehearsal schedule, Sundays from 1pm-8pm and M-TH 6:30-9:30pm. Students who are in FALL APA can choose not to audition for FROZEN JR.

Q: What is the cost of FALL APA?
A: Tuition for 14 weeks of instruction will be $1600 payable up front or in installments. Scholarships are available.

Q: Who is eligible for FALL APA?
A: Any student entering 6th-12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year may audition for the program.

Q: Where are the classes held?
A: All classes will be held in a CCT building for the 2019-2020 school year. (either at 177 East Naghten St. or 512 Park Street).

Q: When are auditions?
7/15/2019 from 4:30-6pm

Q: What should my student prepare?
A: A musical theatre song cut of one minute and a short monologue (30sec to 1 min).


Students are divided into two groups based on skill level. For each group, the year will incorporate audition technique, solo performance, scene study, script analysis, voice and breath, and movement.


At the beginning of the program, students will have a placement audition to determine which of two levels of dance they will be enrolled. All students will take ballet, regardless of interest in acting or musical theatre. Jazz and tap will also be part of the curriculum that is being designed specifically for Advanced Performance Academy by Maria Tonja, Academy Director of BalletMet.

Students entering grades 6-12 are welcome to audition!

Session Schedule

Session I
September 9 – December 20 No classes for Thanksgiving week

Session II


Fall APA: $1600

Payment plans and financial assistance are available.


FALL SESSION: July 15, 2019 at 4:30pm

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