CALVARY CONSERVATORY DANCE PROGRAM

The Calvary Conservatory Dance Program (CCDP) provides ballet and contemporary dance lessons to children ages 3-13 years old. The CCDP Dance Program holds regular group lessons throughout the year, hosts an annual recital, and also participates in holiday events and special services at Calvary.


If your child is interested in dance or if you would like to know more about pricing or schedules, please contact our Dance Director Cassandra Krupovage at calvaryconservatorydp@gmail.com


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Cassandra Krupovage

Hello I am Cassandra Krupovage. I’m currently a Senior at New Mexico State University, studying Early Childhood Education. I have genuinely fell in love with the Reggio- Emilia based education and find myself constantly striving to implement their theories into other aspects of my life. I am also an Alumni for the Delta Zeta Sorority and a member of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppy Training Club. On top of participating in these organizations I coach tumblebugs and pre team at Gym Magic. On Sundays I enjoy my time teaching Sunday school at Calvary Baptist church, where I myself have learned numerous wonderful lessons for the past 18 years. I have always enjoyed watching children learn and develop their own personality. I truly believe that children hold more knowledge and value than our society gives them credit for. This semester I hope to learn as much from children as they learn daily in our class!


Truly,


Cassandra Krupovage


He said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

  — Matthew 18:1-5


Julia Mendoza

Hello, I am Julia Mendoza. I’m a graduate from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in Digital Filmmaking and a minor in Dance. I have always had a great passion for both Film and Dance and I am lucky to have had the chance to pursue them both. I was an active member of NMSU’s Contemporary Dance Theater and Hip Hop Company throughout my college experience. Outside of school, I have been a dancer at Verdi Academy of Dance for the past eighteen years and have assisted teaching younger children ballet. I am excited to pass on my knowledge of dance onto children and gain more knowledge from them as well. 

Regina Gonzalez

Hello, my name is Regina Gonzalez. I am a sophomore at New Mexico University studying Early Childhood Education and Dance. The reason why I am pursuing teaching is because teachers and students can learn from each other in different ways. I am also currently involved with NMSU’s Contemporary Dance Theatre. My dance background comes from being a part of the dance community for nine years now and having been part of different dance organizations such as Jazz 2000 Dance Studio, Coronado Dance Company, and now NMSU CDT. 

MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission at Calvary Conservatory Dance Program is to provide diverse and affordable dance lessons for families in the Las Cruces and El Paso Area. Our goal is to provide recreational dance classes that allow a more relaxed dance environment while simultaneously teaching dancers the technical steps in ballet and jazz. We believe in christ centered teaching that focuses on the importance of Discipline, Modesty, Confidence and Joy. 

Available Classes

  • Pre- Dance

    MONDAY 3:40-4:25  

    Our pre-dance class is a class for children ages 3 or 4 years old. This class is 45 minutes in order to provide these young students developmentally appropriate instruction. Each week dancers will explore the basics of Ballet, Jazz or Hip Hop. During class, dancers will learn basic listening skills needed to participate in any classroom setting! All instruction will be introduced in a way that incorporates play, fun and games and little minds and bodies in mind! This is the perfect class for young, playful dancers who want to experience a little of each style of dance in a fun and safe environment! 

  • Level A

    MONDAY 4:30-5:25  & THURSDAY 4:30-5:25  


    Level A is a class for dancers ages 5-7 years old. This class is 55 minutes in order to provide these students with developmentally appropriate instruction time. During class dancers will be taught basic ballet technique and encouraged to practice french vocabulary. Instruction will focus on Centre and Floor work with a brief introduction to Barre. Students are expected to know typical classroom behavior and listen to instruction. Each class concludes with a brief review and a fun game to encourage fellowship and a light hearted conclusion! This class is perfect for beginning dancers who are intrigued by ballet but are looking for a playful and safe environment to explore new skills! 

  • Level B

    Monday 5:30-6:25  


    Level B is a class for 8-13 year olds. This class is 55 minutes in order to provide these students with developmentally appropriate instruction time. During class dancers will be taught a variety of ballet technique and expected to practice french vocabulary. Instruction will focus on stretching, strength, centre, barre, and routine memorization. Each class concludes with a review and a short game to encourage fellowship and a light hearted conclusion! This class is perfect for dancers with some knowledge of ballet, but most importantly a passion for dance!