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There are numerous reasons parents have chosen CDA for their child’s performing arts education over the past 14 years.  From a loving, approachable owner who aims to please – to classes that build character integrity each and every week, CDA has more than just DANCE to offer your child.
  • Are you looking for a safe, fun-loving environment where your child can explore the fine arts?
  • Are you looking to build self-esteem in your child?
  • Would you like to be a part of a professional school where children are treated with respect and compassion?
  • Does your child need increased coordination skills that can be useful in sports and other outdoor activities?
  • Would you like to improve your child’s social skills?
If you answered “yes!” to any of the above – keep reading!  You’ve found the right spot!

More reasons to choose CDA…
For Excellent Instructors!   Instructors at CDA are either college graduates of prestigious dance programs, have performed professionally, have trained under CDA’s Artistic Director in the CDA Teacher’s Training Program and/or have degrees from an accredited college in the form of education/ theater arts.  CDA follows a graduated syllabus for students ages 2 and up – which was created in 1998 by Owner/Artistic Director, Niki Jernigan-Watkins.
Personal Character Development Program!  CDA proudly offers a POWER WORD each month in each class.  Students discuss the importance, meaning and how they can use their POWER WORD to better themselves.
For Great Prices and Schedules!  CDA follows the same scheduled closings as Forsyth County Schools, with the exception that classes are held on Early Release days, MLK & President’s Day.  CDA actually teaches 34 weeks of classes per season, building in two extra weeks in the event of inclement weather or unexpected closings.  CDA’s prices are competitive and discounts are offered to both siblings and students who take multiple classes.
For a Very Fair Make-Up Policy!  Sickness, vacations, and missed classes are expected and CDA has made it easy to make up for missed time!  All missed classes may be made up in another classtime of similar level – without a time limit!
2 Great & Convenient Locations in Cumming!  CDA’s locations are centrally located within the heart of Cumming & Forsyth County.  …and the location is enjoyable for both the dancers and waiting family.  Both locations are easy to find from exits 14, 15, or 16 off of Georgia 400.
CDA’s studios feature large dance spaces with advanced sprung floors, sibling playrooms and free wi-fi.  CDA’s 2nd location (CDA II Performance Academy) is located just two blocks away from our main hub.  With 3 studio rooms, closed circuit tv monitors and additional space for students to wait – without a doubt, CDA has provided its students with state of the art facilities.
Parent & Student Comfort is Important!  Construction wasn’t complete of Miss Niki’s dream custom building before considering the student families that would be frequenting each week.  The large lobby area’s are complete with viewing windows, observation doors, cubby holes for dancers bags, water fountains and an information flat screen with all the current updates.  Convenient restrooms for families and a sibling playroom equipped with movies and toys to entertain siblings while they wait are a bonus to families who choose CDA.  CDA also offers a convenient In-House Dancewear boutique, “Tutu’s & Tap’s” and can supply all of your dancewear needs.


Click here to take a VIDEO TOUR of our Facilities!

front of buildingCDA’s Tribble Gap Location (Main Office):  CDA’s hub is a beautiful 7,500 square foot facility which is a landmark for studios in North Georgia.  The only free standing studio in the area, it has three spacious studios – including professionally sprung flooring, dual-level barres, state of the art sound systems, and restrooms in each studio for dancer convenience.  CDA’s main facility was built from the ground up and designed specifically for the dancer and dancer family by Owner/Artistic Director, Niki Jernigan-Watkins.
CDA’s Main Location, Office & Dancewear Boutique
419 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, GA  30040


309263_10151264558138777_90707159_nCDA’s Elm Street Location (CDA II Performance Academy):  CDA II is located on the corner of Tribble Gap Road and Elm Street.  Three studio spaces of over 5,000 square feet of dancing space is bright and electrifying to excite anyone that walks in the door!  Complete with large lobbies, restrooms, dressing rooms, viewing windows & closed circuit TV monitors – you are sure to find excitement and smiles at CDA II Performance Academy!
CDA II Location
230 Elm Street
Cumming, GA 30040









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