April 6, 2020

CCA International Summer School and Teachers’ Course Cancellation

We regret to inform you of the cancellation of the 2020 CCA International Summer School and Teachers’ Training Course at Hope College. Over the past few weeks the CCA Executive Board has been monitoring statewide developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. With many countries and regions recommending self-quarantine and many institutions strongly advising staff, faculty, and students to restrict travel, we know it is no longer practical or ethical to continue with our annual summer school. The safety and protection of our dancers, staff, and faculty was always at the forefront of this difficult decision.

All teacher and student applicants will be issued a full refund for all funds that have been received by the CCA. It is our goal to have refund checks issued by May 1, 2020.

All 2020 CCA scholarship awards will be honored for the summer of 2021.

The Cecchetti Council of America has offered an intensive summer program for over fifty years and takes pride in the quality and success of this endeavor. Even though we are facing difficult and uncertain times today, we can be assured that our comeback will be stronger than this temporary setback. We look forward to continuing the program and ask that you consider supporting the CCA by joining us next year, July 11-24, 2021.

For any questions or concerns feel free to contact Julie Merkle at wjmerkle@comcast.net

Kind Regards,

Julie Merkle, CCA Summer School Administrator