The CCA will host a two-day CCA Ballet Festival which includes the CCA Open Competition, CICB Qualifying Audition, and CCA Ballet Day and Teacher Refresher.

We invite all members and non-members to attend this educational event to further enhance training and develop technique.

The CCA Ballet Festival will include:

CCA Open Competition – Adjudicated student showcase for solo and group pieces with opportunities to earn scholarships for summer intensives around the country.

CICB Qualifying Audition – CICB scholarship competition auditions to represent CCA in the 2024 CICB competition.

CCA Ballet Day and Teacher Refresher – Classes for students and teachers taught by CCA and guest faculty.

Location at John R. Armstrong Performing Arts Center in Clinton Twp, Michigan.


CCA Open Competition

Competition Mission Statement

The mission of the Cecchetti Council of America Open Competition is to support and develop dancers of all economic, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds by providing education, performance, and scholarship opportunities. The CCA competition serves as part of the international network of dance through its affiliation with the Cecchetti International Classical Ballet organization.

The competition will have classical soloists, contemporary soloists, and group categories. The classical and contemporary soloist categories have a petite, junior, and senior division. All participants will be competing for awards and scholarships. Students do not need to be Cecchetti trained to participate in the festival or open competition, and independent entries are accepted.


CICB Competition Qualifying Audition 

Dancers auditioning to represent CCA for the Cecchetti International Classical Ballet Competition (CICB) must meet all requirements. Full eligibility requirements for CICB can be found at Sponsors must hold their Intermediate teaching certificate.

Registration for Open Competition and CICB Qualifying Audition Opens: October 15, 2023

Registration Deadline: January 1, 2024

Music Submission Deadline: January 1, 2024

Fees: Fees listed are per competitor.
Registration Fee – $40 per dancer (Registration fee includes a digital video of each dancer’s performance/s).
Classical or Contemporary Solo – $95 for each solo entry
Pas de Deux, Duet/Trio – $60 per dancer, per entry
Groups (4+ members) – $55 per dancer, per entry

Waiver Deadline: Click here for waiver link

Contact Information: Chairperson, Amber Michalik
Email: [email protected]

CICB Competiton Qualifying Audition – Video Submissions

Video Submission Deadline: January 20, 2024

Registration Fee: $125

Please note: CICB Qualifying video auditions do not register through DanceBug and do not have to submit music or a waiver.

Click here for Video submission information

Contact Information: Rosina DeVries
Email: [email protected]


CCA Ballet Day and Teacher Refresher

Two days of classes for students and teachers. Student classes will be held in syllabus, non-syllabus, and contemporary. Please see button below for registration form.