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Current Student Resources

We know it’s important to provide you with the resources and tools you’ll need to succeed while attending classes at Coastal Dance and Music Academy.¬† Below you can find everything from studio showcase handbooks to printable year calendars to online video tips.

The Basics

2019-20 CDMA Calendar

Hair & Makeup – Best Practice


Detailed instructions on how to make a bun with short hair. This technique is perfect for hair that is chin-shoulder length.


Detailed instructions on how to make a perfect bun. This method is perfect for shoulder-length (or longer) hair.


This is a basic tutorial on how to apply stage makeup. Make sure to like and subscribe, and of course, break a leg! ūüėČ

Upcoming Auditions

12 Realms of Christmas Auditions Coastal Dance and Music Academy

This fun and inventive new holiday show will bring together the best of holiday show and song favorites while traveling through the 12 Realms of Christmas! All performance styles will be included – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary Ballet, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Theater, and Student Choreography.


Saturday, September 14, 12:00-1:30pm, ages 8+ (Must be age 8 by 12/31/19)


Audition Details:

Please sing up in advance at the CDMA office in order to Audition. Coastal Ballet Theater and Coastal Theater Company members do not need to audition, you will be cast in the show.


Dance Audition: 12-1pm: Dress Code: Girls Рblack leotard, pink tights, pink ballet flats, hair in a classical bun. Boys Рwhite shirt, black tights or sweats, black or white ballet or jazz shoes, hair slicked back.  Dancers who are dancing en pointe should bring their pointe shoes.
Musical Theatre Auditions: 1-1:30pm: Please come prepared with a Christmas carol to sing. Bring an acapella version of your music on cd or playback device


Show Details:
December 7, 2019  РClark Center
*rehearsals are at CDMA and start in September, continuing
through the week of the show. Most rehearsals will be on Saturdays.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding auditions or the show,
please call the office at 805-489-5678
or email Tara:


Saturday, September 14, 2019

12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cal Poly - Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Studio Showcase 2019 Handbook

Please download and/or print this 2019 Studio Showcase Handbook.  This handbook has every detail you will need to know for a successful showcase.

Recital Portraits 2019 Order Form

CDMA Recital Portraits 2019


By Appointment on:

June 8 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm

June 9 from 11:00am to 4:00pm

June 10 from 9:00am to 2:00pm

At CDMA in Studio B


$10 Session Fee Includes:

‚Äē Portrait sitting in one costume

‚Äē 6 to 10 proofs to choose from

‚Äē Online proofing and ordering gallery available for 30 days


Prints, digital images, and canvases are priced as follows:

Prints: 4×6: $9, 5×7: $12, 8×10: $20, 11×14: $30, set of eight wallets: $12

Set of three 5×7 prints: $30

Value Package (one 8×10, two 5x7s, and eight wallets): $48.00

Digital images: $50 each, three for $120, five for $150

Canvases: $110 and up


NOTE: Each session is for one costume only. Please schedule additional sessions if you’d like to get portraits in multiple costumes or portraits with a friend/sibling.


Rose Bouquet FUNDRAISER 2019 Order Form

Rose Bouquet¬†FUNDRAISER¬†Pre¬†–¬†Orders

Save money, time, AND support CDMA’s Performance Troupe, Dance Out Loud on their trip to perform at Disneyland this summer.


Pre-order rose bouquets for the best prices and pick them up at the show!

Flowers are:


‚Äʬ†Locally grown¬†by Eufloria¬†Flowers in Nipomo

‚Äʬ†Hand-wrapped in ribbon

‚Äʬ†Each bouquet comes with¬†a special card

‚Äʬ†Available for pick up at intermission of¬†the¬†show of¬†your choice

‚Äʬ†Proceeds will¬†support¬†CDMA‚Äôs¬†Dance Out Loud¬†on¬†their trip to perform at Disneyland this summer


Momentum - Studio Showcase Tickets

Studio Showcase FAQ's

Try Any Class FREE!

FUN FACT: Did you know…As shown in numerous research studies, participation in extracurricular activities help foster positive development. Involvement has been linked to increased academic achievement, educational attainment, and psychological adjustment, as well as lowered delinquency rates and healthier peer interaction.

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