Dance Department

  • The CVPA Dance Department, under the direction of Ray Parks, has become well known throughout the Midwest for being the “best public high school for dance”.  Students accepted into the CVPA Dance program receive training in a varity of dances from professional dancers and instructors. The CVPA Dance Department also has dance companies from all over the USA coming to CVPA as guest instructors and choreographers.  In addition, alumni who have made a career of dance, come back to guest instruct and lecture.  

    High school students wanting to begin a major in dance or plan to have a career in the dance field are encouraged to audition for St Louis’s longest running, public high school’s, dance program at Central Visual & Performing Arts High School.

    Virtual Office Hours: Monday 10am - 12pm, Tuesday 10am - 12pm, Wednesday 10am - 12pm, Thursday 10am - 12pm.

    Addendum: COVID 19 Pandemic:

    Beginning April 6th, there will be assignments and resources for dancers uploaded to the homework section, and online learning will take place on the Microsoft Teams platform. Keep dancing! 

    (For Remind Codes see individual class pages)