Why the Arts at CDT?

CDT - Children's Dance Theatre of Fairhope Productions: The BEST Choice for Your Classroom and School Trips

Why Are The Arts so Important in Education?:

•Teach learners to be more tolerant and open.

•Allow learners to express themselves creatively.

•Promote individuality, bolster self-confidence, and improve overall academic performance.

•Help troubled youth, providing an alternative to delinquent behavior and truancy while providing an improved attitude towards school.

•Help all students develop more appreciation and understanding of the world around them.

•Help students develop a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting-skills needed to succeed in the classroom and beyond.

•Strengthens student problem-solving and critical thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and school success.

•Help students develop a positive work ethic and pride in a job well done.
Why Children's Dance Theatre of Fairhope?

* Productions are literature based and come with a Teacher’s Study Guide that align with the Alabama Course of Study (COS)

* Students are exposed to multiple styles of dance (ballet, jazz, modern, hip hop, aerial) and theatrical arts in an original production with unique special effects, elements and humor.

* Students who cannot pay will be allowed to attend. No child is to stay at the school and miss the performance if the parent can't pay. (Please, don’t abuse.)

See what teachers are saying about CDT's Productions-
You are still the best act in town! You must believe this. You have a completely different look and approach to acting and to the stories children need to know. It's very special and everybody looks like they are having fun the whole time. We always leave with much happiness and excitement!
Mrs. C

After the Princess and the Pea
We thank you so very much for putting on a very happy, colorful show today! We loved, loved, loved it.  In case you can’t tell from all of our drawings- The boys all loved the sword fight the best. The girls liked the part that showed the Prince & Princess finally getting together at the wedding. All of the dancers make the dance look so much fun and easy! The music was exciting and set the moods  that made us get caught up with the motions. You have so many first rate dancers! Thank you for your entertainment.                                                                                                       Mrs. C’s  class

After Jack & the Beanstalk
Thank you for giving the students at Elsanor School the opportunity to see such a wonderful performance. They thoroughly enjoyed the program and were very impressed with everything. Thank you again for your generosity!
Susan Runnel’s Elsanor School

* Audience size is limited to 600 even though the auditorium will hold 900-plus. This allows for student visibility.

* Seat risers are brought in for audiences over 500.

* Classes are seated by grade with the youngest in the front and the older farther back in the auditorium.

* Teachers and Chaperones attend free. Parents without a school ID Tag must pay to get in and are not guaranteed a seat with their child's class.

* A short, funny improvisational puppet pre-show is performed while students wait for show to start.

* Art Contest with a $25.00 gift certificate to Page & Palette Bookstore. One winner each grade Pre-K thru 6th.