Cecchetti USA Classical Ballet
Dance Arts Gillette is a proud member of the classical ballet organization Cecchetti USA. Being a part of this organization offers many benefits with the most important being safe & effective training for both the dancer and the teacher.
CUSA Ballet Exams
With CUSA Certified Teachers on Staff, Dance Arts Gillette has the ability to offer annual Cecchetti Ballet Exams. Each year, an Examiner from the organization travels to our studio to examine our students & studio. Students must learn and memorize an entire class, a performance piece, and answer verbal questions about Ballet Terminology and Theory.
Value of Ballet Examinations
CUSA Exam Sessions hold many benefits for students and parents. For students,
exams provide an opportunity to achieve personal goals; develop poise, self-confidence and a strong work ethic for their future in dance and all other facets of their lives.
For parents, you can rest assured your child is being taught proper technique, safely and with high standards. CUSA examiners asses our teaching staff to be certain we are adhering to CUSA high quality standards. As a parent, you can trust your family’s investments are worthwhile.
CUSA Summer Course & Regional Workshops
CUSA hosts a Residential Summer Course every year, where Cecchetti students from across the country come together and train for a full week.
The course offers 8 hours of training per day in ballet, pointe, pas de deux, Variations as well as supplemental classes in Contemporary, Jazz, Modern & Repertoire. Participating students will take classes from experienced CUSA Examiners as well as amazing Guest Teachers.
Our 2019 Residential Summer Course took place at the University of Las Vegas, NV where students had the opportunity to take classes with guests Corina Gill (Boston Ballet) and Briana Bowie (Cirque Du Soleil).
CUSA Ballet Scholars
Once a student has passed a Cecchetti USA Ballet Exam, he or she may become a Ballet Scholar. As a ballet scholar, students are eligible for scholarships at our Summer Course and all Regional workshops.
Congratulations to Dance Arts Gillette Student & CUSA Ballet Scholar, Laini Wilkerson for being selected at this year's Summer Course as the 1st Runner Up for an Incentive Scholarship. She was nominated by the summer course faculty for "Exemplary Enthusiasm and Discipline in the Study of Cecchetti".