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 […]

Birthday Parties

Let us do the work for you!   Booking 14 days in advance. All parties include use of 3,000 square feet of studio and lobby space, 30 minutes of set up, 1.5 hour party timeline for up to 8 kids; including 15-20 minute movement class/activity, use of mats/obstacle course/props, use of speaker system, all paper […]

A Parent’s Perspective

This month we offer you the opportunity to hear from a CVDA parent who’s “been there, done that.” Lisa Auld, mother of Bethany Auld, knows a thing or two about the commitment and benefits of having a dancer involved at CVDA. Bethany danced at CVDA from ages 6-17, joining the Performing Company when she was […]

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 […]