CVDA Alum Charissa York

Charissa York is our third CVDA alumna to feature this fall. Currently living in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Stephen York, she is grateful for her many years with Chehalem Valley Dance Academy, both as a dancer and instructor. We caught up with Charissa recently to hear her reflections on her time at CVDA. Chehalem […]

CVDA Alumni Samantha Carr

CVDA Alumni: living examples of “dance skills are life skills”   The CVDA family extends beyond our current dancers and parents to our wonderful alumni. Over the next couple of months we are excited to feature former dancers who have carried the lessons learned at CVDA and gone on to achieve success and joy in […]

Onstage New York Recap 2017

Onstage New York was our last competition of the season! We spent 3.5 days at the Oregon Convention Center smiling, laughing, and crying.  Most dancers competed their solos for the last time, and 4 girls competed for the last time ever.  Our graduating seniors Jenna, Camille, Brenna, and Hadley all finished out their competition career […]

Instructor Spotlight: Rae Polivka

CVDA is thrilled to welcome Rae Polivka to our faculty. Rae moved to McMinnville in August 2016 from Chicago to join her husband, Caleb, who was hired to be the general manager at The Oak. As fate would have it, Kristen and Francisco were chatting with Caleb one evening at The Oak and he mentioned […]

Thunderstruck Recap 2017

This weekend CVDA dancers and families from Newberg and McMinnville locations attended Thunderstruck Dance Competition. We had quite a few of our dancers and groups earn top awards and walk off stage saying it was their personal best performances. I personally enjoy spending time backstage with the dancers and catching up with parents.  I am […]