Welcome back to dance! We are very grateful to have completed a successful year in 2021 by social distancing, wearing masks and disinfecting surfaces on a regular basis. Over the summer, we were able to open dressing rooms to limited numbers and to have vaccinated students attend classes mask-free. We will continue to require masks in the Lobby, dressing rooms and all common areas. Due to the recent concerns and recommendations by the Fairfax County Department of Health, ALL students must continue to wear masks in classes, as well as instructors. We will follow these recommendations until further notice.
In order to keep numbers low in the Lobby and dressing rooms, try to have dancers come dressed and ready for classes, if at all possible. Dancers should arrive five to ten minutes before class time and must be picked up on time. The success of all of us remaining safe continues to depend on everyone doing their part. This is a very worthy effort for all of us, especially for our CBA students.
CBA Ballet Master, Dustin Kimball, will perform a farewell performance with Bowen-McCauley Dance Company on Tuesday, September 14th at 7:00 PM. After 25 years, the company will finish off with great fanfare by performing at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theatre. We hope that many of you will attend this momentous event! (Due to this performance, Adv./Int. Modern class, Tuesday 5:30-6:30 PM will be cancelled on 9/14. All members of this class should attend Thursday 7:15-8:15 PM, followed by rehearsal for “When Music Speaks” at 8:15-8:30 PM.)
We are thrilled to announce that the BAE will start out strong, again this year, with 40 members! We plan to perform the BAE Fall Concert at Richard Ernst Community Cultural Center, NOVA, Annandale Campus on Sunday, October 24th at 3:00 PM. We hope that all of you will come to this performance in support of the BAE!
We want to congratulate BAE dancer, Kayla Estipular, on having been accepted into the Pre-Professional Training Program at The Washington Ballet for 2021-22. We are extremely proud of Kayla and excited about her future in dance!
We welcome all of you back to dance at CBA, especially those who chose to take the year off in 2021. We look forward to working with all of the dancers in classes and to enjoying getting to see them perform on stage! Let’s all have a great year of dance in 2021-22!