YOUTH PERFORMANCE CLASSES
Coastal Dance Theatre
Our dancers performance careers start with performance classes. Dancers may audition at the age of 9 (grade 4 level of dance) and can progress through the levels until they are technically ready for a full Coastal Dance Theatre (CDTS)company membership.
COASTAL DANCE THEATRE SOCIETY (CDTS)
YOUTH PERFORMANCE COMPANY
Coastal Dance Theatre Society (CDTS) is a Dartmouth based, not-for-profit, youth performing company. CDTS provides an opportunity for aspiring young dancers to perform in a professional setting. The dancers perform both classical and contemporary works by local and nationally acknowledged professional artists in a full theatre setting.The first major production supported by the Canada Council Grants to Emerging Choreographers was “STRUCTURE IN DANCE…AN ARCHITECTURAL EXPLORATION”. “CELTIC MASS FOR THE SEA” was choreographed to local composer Scott Macmillan’s glorious music with Live music and Children’s Choir.
The full length story ballets produced every holiday season for the “CONCERTS FOR CHILDREN” series have been an unqualified success, with colourful and popular productions such as CINDERELLA, THE SNOW QUEEN, ALICE IN WINTERLAND and NUTCRACKER. Thousands of N.S children have enjoyed their first theatrical experience with us at the beautiful Alderney Landing Theatre.
The Company’s “IN CONCERT” Spring Showcase offers a challenging amalgamation of Contemporary and Classical pieces. Each year, the dancers perform an adaptation of one of the great classics, such as Swan Lake, Giselle or La Bayadere… a challenge indeed and a delight for dancers and audience alike. As well, the dancers perform exciting Contemporary pieces by local and national artists.