News & Updates

Convention Photos

To view all the pictures from Fall 2016 Convention, go to www.exultingimages.com. Click on the “Events” tab, then find your event banner and click. Email us with any questions: info@exultingimages.com. Like them on Facebook!

Check them out upstairs on the 3rd floor until 4:30 today for pre-packaged pricing. After today, only single print purchases will be available.

We can’t wait for you to join us this weekend at our 2016 Fall Convention!

We have an all-star faculty and fabulous classes for ages 6 and up. Make sure you check out our exhibitors upstairs with the latest dance wear for purchase.

The event will be at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons: 3121 Gate City Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27407.

Click Here for the Convention Weekend Schedule

Remember, If the Shoe Fits!

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Preliminaries 2016

Thank you to all the contestants who participated in the 2016 Preliminaries. We had some great talent and can’t wait to see all the finalists perform at Convention!

Check out some of the fun we had that day!

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The CDM Board is monitoring the weather situation that may impact some areas of North Carolina this weekend. We have put in place a contingency plan in the event that Hurricane Matthew causes a problem for our Educational Weekend scheduled on October 8th. Our main concern is for the safety of all the dancers and members who may be planning to attend.

Contingency: We will reschedule the event to Saturday, October 15th with all times remaining the same. Should any of our Title Holders or Jr Members be unable to attend, they will not be penalized. A video of the choreography will be sent to all of their teachers and an additional rehearsal will be scheduled at Convention.

CDM will be in a holding pattern until the forecast is more certain and a final decision will be made by Friday, October 7th at 12pm.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we look out for the welfare of our CDM family.
Continue checking email, and our social media sites this week for any updated notices about the weekend plans.

Thanks!

If you know anyone who would be interested in being a vendor at Fall Convention please contact Kyla Stone at kylarstone@gmail.com.  This is a great way for some of your studio parents who sell product lines to make a little extra money waiting on their students!

The Preliminary entries for Petite only will be extended for one week September 12th through September 16th due to  receiving only one application for Petite.  Please encourage your students that may have wanted to compete but had not made up their minds before the September 1st deadline.  Dance Comp Genie will reopen tomorrow.  All these entries will be considered new on DCG.  Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you September 23rd at the Preliminaries.

CDM Performing Arts Competition 2016

March 04 – March 06, 2016

Session 1- March 4th- Friday Afternoon
03:45 PM Doors Open / Turn In Music (45 mins)
06:41 PM Break (15 mins)
08:14 PM Dinner Break / Awards Mini Recreational, Competitive, Elite Solos & Junior Recreational, Competitive Solos (30 mins)
09:53 PM Break (15 mins)
10:50 PM Awards Teen Recreational, Competitive Solos & Senior Recreational, Competitive Solos (30 mins)
Session 2- March 5th- Saturday Morning 
07:00 AM Doors Open 7:00 (30 mins)
07:30 AM Turn In Music (30 mins)
09:33 AM Awards Junior Elite Solos (30 mins)
12:06 PM Costume Changes (20 mins)
12:53 PM Performance Petite Miss Dance of America 2016 (3 mins)
12:56 PM Costume Changes (20 mins)
01:20 PM Judges Lunch & Awards Recreational Minie, Junior, Teen, Senior Duet/Trios, Groups, Small Lines, Large Lines (45 mins)
Session 3- March 5th- Saturday Afternoon
04:04 PM Performance Teen Miss Dance Hailey Wrona (3 mins)
04:07 PM Break (15 mins)
05:25 PM Performance Teen Mister Dance Walter Crowley (3 mins)
06:15 PM Judges Introduction (10 mins)
06:54 PM Judges Dinner Break (30 mins)
07:46 PM Performance Miss Dance Savannah Sigmon (3 mins)
08:16 PM Performance Mr. Dance Sam Faulkner (3 mins)
08:29 PM Awards Mini & Junior Competitive and Elite Duet/Trios, Groups, Lines, Productions (45 mins)
10:08 PM Awards Teen and Senior Competitive and Elite Duet / Trios (30 mins)
Session 4- Sunday morning
07:00 AM Doors Open (30 mins)
07:30 AM Turn In Music (30 mins)
09:07 AM Performance Junior Mr. Dance Ethan Guthrie (3 mins)
09:55 AM Judges Break (20 mins)
10:39 AM Costume Changes (20 mins)
11:44 AM Performance Petite Miss Dance Annabelle Jones (3 mins)
11:47 AM Performance Junior Miss Dance Island Shuler (3 mins)
12:41 PM Pink Ribbon Scholarship Announcement / Any other announcements (10 mins)
01:04 PM Judges Lunch/Awards Elite Teen and Senior Groups, Lines, Productions (45 mins)
06:19 PM Awards Teen, Senior Competitive & Elite Solos (30 mins)

Thank you to all those who participated in Scholarship Auditions this weekend! We had 61 total participants which is amazing!  There were 34 Junior Audition participants and 27 Senior Audition participants. The level of talent was fantastic and our judges commented on how talented our students are at CDM.

Our Junior Judge’s Choice Awards were awarded to: 

Confident Award: Kamryn Overcash- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Great Musicality Award: Sadie Gaines- Student of Denise Stone

Performance Award: Chayse George- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Quiet Personality, but Look at Me Award: Taylor O’Dell- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Our Senior Judge’s Choice Awards were awarded to:

Detailed Dancer Award: Mackenna Munavalli- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Fabulous Feet Award: Adrian Jones- student of Lynn Raley

Focused and Ready Award: Zoey Beausoleli- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Hidden Treasure Award: Kendall Ramirez- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Story Teller Award- Abigael Jones- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Our Class Award Junior Winners are:

Ballet Award: Hailey Rollins- Student of Leslie Ingram

Tap Award: Crista Swanner- Student of Jackie Olson and Ann Freeman

Jazz Award: Chayse George- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

&      Abby Drum- Student of Jackie Olson and Ann Freeman

Our Overall Junior Award Winner is:

Avery Rash- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Our Class Award Senior Winners are:

Ballet Award: Natalie Rogers- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Tap Award: Natalie Rogers- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Jazz Award: Natalie Rogers- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Modern Award: Natalie Rogers- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

Acrobatic Award: Brooke Maness- Student of Denise Stone

Our Overall Senior Award Winner is:

Brendan Moran- Student of Michelle Rogers, Alyson Wright and Amy Santoro

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Performing Arts Registration

Just a reminder:
CDM Performing Arts Competition entries are due no later than Monday February 1st. Please be sure to enter all routines online, submit entries, and mail you payment in full (postmarked no later than February 1st).
Payments should be mailed to:
Connie Moore
PAC Co- Director
2815 Northwoods Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Have questions?  Please feel free to contact us!
Connie Moore, PAC Co-Director           or         Laura Thornburg, PAC Co-Director

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We look forward to seeing everyone at Queens University March 46, 2016!

It was a great weekend at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, an event filled with outstanding performances, wonderful classes, and an overall heightening of the education of dance. We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2015 Solo Title Competition and are so proud to have each and every one of them representing CDM this year.  Read More