Session: Spring 2023
Chapter:  Austin
Location:  Bethany United Methodist Church
Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm
Day:  Thursday
Starts:  04/13
Ages:  12-18
Tuition:  $235.00


APEX stands for Advanced Performer Exhibition. This advanced track is for dedicated dancers, who want to experience local advanced training that culminates in a National adjudication and competition experience with fellow talented CYT students from across the Country at EXPO in Dallas Texas July 2-5, 2023.   

The APEX initiative is organized into auditioned teams of 8-20 students who train under a coach for spring session during regularly scheduled CYT class times. The classes have a formal structure that laser focuses on advanced technique and performance standards that level up the class experience for the passionate and committed student. 

At EXPO, each APEX dance team will be given an opportunity for individual closed adjudication and feedback from a performing arts professional. This is a time for rich encouragement and celebration of the talent and work exhibited by the teams, along with constructive and tangible feedback. Each team will participate in a public showcase of their prepared program. During the showcase, the teams will be judged on specific criteria, and the top 3 scoring teams will perform in the FINAL APEX EXHIBITION. 

All students 12-18 accepted into this class must submit a video audition.  Audition information and details can be found HERE

**All Students Auditioning for this class must plan to attend CYT EXPO in Dallas, Texas July 2-5, 2023.  EXPO details, registration, and pricing links can be found HERE. **

If you sign up for this class and you do not make the team, you will be transferred into another class.

Prerequisite: Audition required for this class
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Carol D'Avila

Carol Feille D’Avila owned and operated The AustinConservatory of Dance/of the Arts in 1991 which began as a neighborhood studio offering classical ballet, coupled with training in jazz, modern, character and tap dance. The program expanded to include a Musical Theatre curriculum in the late 90’s. Carol is also the Executive and Artistic Director of The Austin City Ballet 501©3 for 22 years and is a registered Member of The Royal Academy of Dance. After dancing with the North County Ballet Company in high school in California, under the direction of Victor Moreno of The Ballet Russe, she studied drama and dance at The University of Southern California, and graduated with a B.A. in Fine Arts Interdisciplinary from the University of California at Irvine. She is a member of the Round Rock Council of the Arts and served as President for 2 years. Carol has had the opportunity to choreograph for the musical GREASE at the Georgetown Palace Theater in the fall of 2021. She is feeling grateful to have had a career in her dream job, and plans to keep going until she can’t!

Location Notes:

Classes are held in the main building floors 2 & 3.


10010 Anderson Mill Rd., Austin, TX 78750