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 […]

Annual evaluations aim to encourage and inform

Every spring all the dance teachers at CVDA set aside time to evaluate every student in every class. This takes quite a bit of time and effort outside of regular instruction, but we believe it is time well spent. Evaluations are based on teacher observations of dancers in their classes since September. We focus on […]

JUMP Recap 2017

JUMP Dance Convention and Competition is hands down one of the most inspiring, organized, and positive experiences CVDA PC has every year.  The instructors are stellar, the competition is fair, and the classes expose our dancers to new styles and choreography. This weekend was extra special, as instructors Karley, Courtney, and Amanda all participated in […]

NYCDA 2017 Results & Recap

This past weekend a handful of Performing Company Members from CVDA Newberg attended New York City Dance Alliance in Vancouver, WA. Friday started off with our two mini soloists. They each performed their jazz solos, earned Golds, and won an Outstanding Smile Award! Next up we had our senior soloists. These girls were beautiful, strong, […]

CVDA Attracts Exceptional Students

As we get ready to launch another exciting year of dance at Chehalem Valley Dance Academy, we’re happy to highlight some of the outstanding endeavors our dancers accomplish outside of the studio. This post is the first of many features where you can read about the high-caliber individuals who attend classes at CVDA. Enjoy! Newberg […]