The Power of Movement
Dance, the first art form historically associated with worship, is a powerful art form socially and artistically in our culture. That's why CPA Dance calls out students’ gifts, and instructors offer deeper, richer, and broader educational and performance opportunities integrated with a Christian worldview.
Preschool and lower school encounter dance through arts integration field trips, guest artist performances, and dance within Christmas and spring performances.
Students also have the intra-curricular opportunity to pursue growth in dance skill and performance through the lower, middle, and upper school Dance Companies. Students benefit from three professionally equipped dance studios on campus and five formally trained dance instructors spanning each school. In addition to Dance Companies, upper school offers two dance classes: Ballet and Intro to Dance, (which may count as Arts or P.E. credit) focusing on technique, fundamentals, and cultural context.
CPA Dance is honored to partner with Nashville's special needs families to offer Adaptive Arts, a workshop in movement, music, and dance therapy. CPA Dance instructors travelled to Boston, receiving formal training in adaptive dance. Both middle and upper school dance companies have the opportunity to serve in adaptive dance workshops with Nashville's special needs children in grades K-8.