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Online registration opens July 26.

This WAS The Greatest Show!!!!!!

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Congratulations to all CODS dancers

on a job well done!



Meet our faculty || Ms. Kristen

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   Kristen has been dancing since the age of two. She was born
into a dance family, as her twin sister, mother, grandmother,
and aunts have operated several studios in Alabama and Tennessee. She grew up assisting in her mother’s studios and enjoys guest teaching        whenever possible.Kristen has won numerous regional and national talent
competitions and dance awards throughout the years and was
featured in Dance Spirit magazine after winning a national title in 1996. She also appeared in Showstoppers’ National Top Ten Group Videos in      1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003.
Kristen attended the University of Alabama on dance and academic scholarships in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design with minors in Advertising and Computer Science. She was a member of Who’s Who Among American College Students. She was also member of the Alabama Crimson Cabaret Dance Team in 2005.Kristen has been educating CODS dancers for 5 years. She currently teaches jazz and contemporary.

Meet our faculty || Ms. Ashley

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Ashley joined our faculty six years ago. Her professional experience includes dance instructor, competition choreographer, pageant coach and member of the arena football Voodoo Doll Dance Team. Ashley is the mommy of two beautiful girls, Presleigh (8) and Marigny (6 months).

Ashley helped develop the successful Mommy & Me program at CODS. She is currently teaching jazz and contemporary instilling technical proficiency in her students. Ashley is an inspiration to all of her students.

Meet our faculty || Ms. Mariel

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Mariel started dancing at Cindy Ory Dance Studio 20 years ago.  She has taken ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, pointe, and
gymnastics and has been a class demonstrator and assistant for the last 11 years. She attended Archbishop Chapelle High School where she was a member of the Chapellette Dance Team for 5 years and served as a captain her senior year. While on Chapellettes, she performed at Archbishop Rummel events, competed in team pom, high kick, jazz, hip-hop, and novelty routines, and also competed with self choreographed solos and duets. Mariel then attended Louisiana State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Human Movement Science. She continues to work towards her ultimate goal of receiving her Masters of Occupational Therapy. With her knowledge in Kinesiology, for the last 2 years Mariel has taught our summer stretch and conditioning classes. She has helped students prepare for dance team auditions by critiquing, choreographing routines, and giving private lessons. As a dance teacher Mariel attends annual dance conventions to further her knowledge in dance and to bring new styles and techniques to our dancers.

Meet our Faculty || Miss Emily

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Emily has danced at Cindy Ory dance studio for 20 years. She has taken classes in ballet, tap, contemporary, jazz, and pointe. Emily has served as a class demonstrator and assistant during her time at the studio. She has experience in many genres of dance such as Pom, Jazz, Kick, Hip-Hop, and Lyrical. Emily attended high school at Mt. Carmel Academy where she was a four year member of the Carmelette dance team. She graduated in May 2017 from The University of Southern Mississippi where she majored in elementary education. While at USM she was a four year member of the Dixie Darling dance team and served as President her senior year. During her 4 years on Dixie Darlings, she danced at football games, competed in dance team competitions, and marched in Dublin, Ireland for the St. Patrick’s Day parade. Emily is now a 1st grade teacher in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. She enjoys sharing her passion for dance with others and is excited to be teaching Hip-hop at the studio this year.

the GLOW ROOM…Celebrate your Birthday with us!

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Parties at THE GLOW ROOM are a fabulous way to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion!  We take your event to the next level with our GLOW ROOM! The lights are off and  the BLACK LIGHTS are on while your party guests dance to our awesome music, play organized games with our friendly staff, and light up the room with glow accessories!


Before all the GLOW fun begins, party guests will enjoy nail and face painting and prepare their glow accessories in our Party Room. The lights will be on in our Party Room.  The Party Room will be set up with tables and basic accessories. You can bring in your own birthday décor and make it your own! After 45 minutes in our Party Room, your party will be moved into our GLOW ROOM, the excitement and amazement will not be contained once THE GLOW ROOM door opens!  The last 30 minutes of the party will be in the Party Room singing Happy Birthday and enjoying cake and ice cream.


Our parties are like no other in the area. We offer a unique experience that is organized, safe and fun. You and your party guests will never have to share our venue with ANY other party.  When you party with us, all of our attention is on you! Our staff is pure perfection and wants to make your party easy, effortless, fun and fabulous! We want to help you make amazing memories for your birthday kiddo.

For more information contact Ashley Gutterman 415.609.4874

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Cindy Finale

As part of the CODS 30 year celebration, Miss Cindy’s dance teacher, Miss Ann Maucele, was invited to attend the revue.   It was a “secret” until the finale, when Miss Ann came to the stage for a presentation.  

Our dance teachers will always hold a special place in our hearts!