The Center For Contemporary Dance Inc

Rating: 4.95 stars   94 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Education

Address:

3580 Aloma Ave #7 Winter Park FL 32792 USA

Mission:

A leading Florida producer of professional dance performances and provider of community dance-education programs, The Center for Contemporary Dance maintains the following mission: To Produce a season of compelling dance works that celebrates the creative and cultural diversity of our community. To Encourage significant new work by providing an environment in which emerging artists are supported by the finest professionals producing dance today. To Cultivate the next generation of dance professionals by providing the highest caliber of dance education. To Reach out to young audiences and underrepresented populations with innovative programs in arts education. Company Overview:  The Center for Contemporary Dance is a leading Florida producer of professional dance performances and provider of community dance education programs. With support from United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the organization produces some of the most exciting, socially-relevant dance works of our time. Over the past 14 years, The Center for Contemporary Dance has supported emerging and seasoned artists in the creation and presentation of more than 250 new dance works, including those by Moore Dance Project, U-Turn Dance Company, Patelworks Dance Theater, DRIP, Coby Project, Tajma, Dawn Branch Works and many more. The Center for Contemporary Dance also develops innovative arts-education and wellness programs that reach child welfare organizations, underserved populations and public schools across 5 Central Florida counties.

Geographic areas served:

Central Florida

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Reviews for The Center For Contemporary Dance Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

After a friend's kids took dance with CDC for YEARS (and LOVED it), I had the opportunity to book them for a performance at the High School I teach at. My students LOVED it, and we had such a great time I started taking classes! CDC serves kids and adults- even those of us who just need a fun way to get it shape! They're the best!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We are thankful for the positive impact CCD continues to have on our children and the community. A safe place for children and adults alike to learn and grow.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a great studio for any age. They have great and unique teachers, classes and students. In half a year I have improved so much in ballet and it's all thanks to my wonderful teacher mr. Dario. This studies has become a family to me.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Center for Contemporary Dance has been such a wonderful experience for my granddaughter. She has learned so much from her teachers and we are very thankful to have found them. Thank you, CCD!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The dancers were amazing! It was a wonderful opportunity for the 6th grade students at our school. They were engaged and asked great questions after the performance.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My experience with The Center For Contemporary Dance has been Awesome! Darrio Moore has provided educational, energetic, memorable and exciting lessons. My students were exposed and enlighten the experience was so great I decided to enroll as a student at The Center For Contemporary Dance. I feel rejuvenated! Thank you Craig Johnson and Darrio Moore for providing excellent services to title 1 schools, youth and adults. You are exactly what was needed to enhance our lives.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

CCD has been an amazing place for our whole family. Both of my children, my mother and I have all taken and enjoyed classes at CCD. My daughter loves to dance hours every week and loves to explore all the offerings while I always felt confident that the faculty and staff are interested in helping her develop her strength and confidence as much as her dancing.
I am so happy and grateful to have found a place where we are welcomed, educated and challenged in the best ways possible.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

CCD is a wonderful fit for our family— with their large menu of class offerings they are able to cater to the specific needs of my children-- one, who is a recreational dancer and the other more serious minded. The kiddos adore the faculty and consider the studio lobby their ‘living room’. We truly value the stellar dance education they are receiving and the studios’ holistic teaching approach of ‘person, artist, dancer.'

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

A welcoming, comprehensive dance education for both serious-minded pre-professional dancers and those that dance just for the joy of it, there is no studio in the area that can offer the wide range of opportunities that CCD does. We appreciate the strong ballet program and the focus on technique, and CCD turns out well-rounded dancers with a full curriculum that also includes strong Modern, Contemporary, Tap, Jazz, African and more. What REALLY sets CCD apart, though, is the careful leadership provided by Craig and Dario. Because of what they have set out to create at CCD, our kids grow not just as dancers, but as little people. It's great to have found a dance studio that shares our values.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a teacher at Trinity Preparatory School. Dario comes over to my Comparative Religions class and teaches the students about African Dance - history, symbols, patterns and movement. He does more than just teach theory and dance. The students have amazing conversations about the roles of members of tribes in their society and then transfer that to understanding their personal importance/worth and the role they play and will play in society. Dario reads the students and reaches them where they are. I never cease to be amazed at the quality and depth of his teaching. I am honored to hand over my classes to him.

An example of how his lessons impact students: This summer I gave an assignment to the class to come up with a way to teach the basic stories of Judaism. They could use any medium they wanted (including electronic media). I had two male students (who are not dancers and until this class had never danced) choreograph a dance to tell the story of Judaism. They then taught the class the dance. Those students will never forget that lesson!

Thank You!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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