- Correct & Safe Dance Training
- Coaching (Individuals & Teams)
- Workshops & Intensives (Beg.-Adv.)
- Choreography for Aud/Comps
- Conditioning & Agility Training
- Fitness for Safe Weight Loss
- Stretch & Flexibility Classes
- Functional Training
- Professional Development
- Online Access to our lessons
We are thankful to have experienced a lot of success with our live and pre-recorded online classes, and have made the decision to continue to offer lessons and sessions online at this time. Our long-term goal has always included opening our new location. Thank you for your continued support, and for making us the go-to company for your dance and fitness goals!
For our virtual sessions, we ask that you be:
2. Age 10 or older
3. Focused and Determined
Our founder, Laren Cavicchio, began working with gymnasts and dancers via video chat in 2013 on an as-needed basis throughout the United States. She is accessible via Zoom and has created a practice for dancers and athletes, worldwide.
Conditioning, Flexibility, and Fitness Training
We encourage everyone to look at the elements of dance and movement as a path to better living because we understand the scientific benefits that dance and movement has on the mind as well as the body.
We purposefully train athleticism into dancers, but encourage everyone at every age and ability to find what form of exercise works best for them, because movement is one of the best ways to protect your mind and body against aging, protect your brain from cognitive decline, and protect your joints and bones from injury (it is also a healthy path toward weight loss).
Visit our Blog page for articles and references that talks about dance, movement, and exercise, and visit our Conditioning, Flexibility, and Fitness page for more information!
Classes & Choreography
We offer Classes & Choreography in Ballet (technical training and artistry, variations and contemporary ballet), Lyrical, Modern Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, and Ballroom.
Classes are designed to develop breathtaking lines and extensions, increase your stamina and agility, and help you feel confident with turns, floor work, footwork, dance vocabulary, performing and recalling choreography, and executing ballet adage/allegro.
We also provide authentic choreography and classical variations that showcase each dancer's strengths, and we help each dancer enter competitions and auditions with the skills they need to be confident and successful.
Dedicated Stretch Classes
We offer two types of classes designed to increase the range of motion of each joint, safely.
Our Dedicated Stretch Class is geared toward the person who is starting this journey, or who is coming back to it, and is looking for a general stretch class for their bodies. The level of difficulty is set by you, and you are coached along the way so that you reach your goals safely.
Our Flexibility Training sessions are geared toward the person who has experience stretching safely, currently practices safe stretching, and is looking to increase their current range of motion .
Please note that hypermobility in dancers can lead to serious injuries that take much longer to heal, and have a higher rate of recurrence. For this reason, we do not condone or practice the "overstretch" with the use of props as seen on social media or as described in blogs.
We use safe stretching methods that are proven to be effective to achieve the greatest range of motion in a joint, but will not perform or support the practice of the "overstretch" with the use of props.
Functional training is very important to live a high quality life throughout our years. Our functional training classes are fitness classes for adults of all levels of fitness, even if you are just starting out!
The benefits achieved through functional training include greater muscle integrity and muscle memory, enhanced cognitive function (get rid of the foggy brain!), injury reduction at every age, improvements to balance and posture, and an increase in flexibility and coordination.
You also don't have to be an elite athlete to join this class! If you have been out of the game for a little while, or feel less prepared physically for high impact intensity training, then our functional training class is for you.
We coach to each level, and work you up to your individual potential.
Everyone deserves access to dance and fitness. For many of us it feels better to take class in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace, without others in class with you.
Visit our Online Access page for more information on how you can learn dance or practice what you already know, brush up on skills or build on what you have learned!
Who We Are
We know that dancers and athletes are born with strong instincts to learn more, do more, and achieve more, and we know this because we are also trained dancers and athletes who have evolved into experienced and passionate dance and movement educators.
We know that achievements are attained through combining knowledge, effort, and practice over time, and that's why we continue to advance ourselves and stay current with the industry.
We are sincere when we say that we will bring to you the best training, and do this in an attentive, educational, and supportive environment. We love the process of learning and advancing through challenges, and
we love what we do.
Our love and respect for achievements is what inspires us to invest ourselves into making CDT the go-to program for all dancers and athletes who are seeking more.
The Continuous Dance Training program provides what is required to master techniques, artistic styles, and physical efficiency. Our dancers are recognized at national dance conventions and competitions, and are awarded scholarships as well as invitations into dance programs because we provide strong (and correct) dance training as well as solid performance coaching.
We work with all ages and levels, future champions, and future conservatory and university students. We are committed to your success, and we are all in!
Click and scroll through our website to learn more about our program!
Where We Are Since Covid...
Our plans to open our new location was slowed when Covid-19 came into the picture, and then halted altogether when it became a pandemic, and then changed again as the pandemic continued.
We are now faced with multiple variants of the virus that have made us think again about whether this is the right time to open a space, and with the increases of covid cases reported, we have decided to wait.
In the meantime, we remain focused on what we have accomplished during this time: we expanded our reach both domestically and internationally, we got more people dancing and moving in four different countries, and the dance students who were questioning whether they wanted to continue dancing at all felt inspired and learned more through the training options and programs we provide.
These accomplishments are 100% in line with our mission and vision, is the direct result of our core values, and would not have been realized on this scale were it not for our need and willingness to adapt.
We are proud to serve our community of students who live in different cities and towns across the United States, as well as our community of students who live in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. The time zones were our biggest learning curve, but we have met more people because of this experience, we have learned about each others' cultures and backgrounds, we have been able to see perspectives that would not have been shared otherwise, and we have become better at what we do.
We will continue to provide online options because it is working.
We will continue to provide in-person workshops in studios where the owners show a dedication to the safety of their staff and students, and where masks are worn due to the contagious factor of the new variants.
Please note that:
We will not host in-person classes at any location where the owners
or any teachers express racism,
anti-Semitism, or hatred
for any group of human beings.
We also will not do business with anyone like this.
If you are a Director at a Magnet School, Charter School, or a non-profit,
and would like to learn more about our Collaborative Dance Project, contact us.
We sponsor up to two dance programs in the public sector each year,
and offer choreography, training, and partial scholarships with each sponsorship.