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May 18, 2012

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May 18, 2012

My daughter transferred to CCD from a competition studio last summer after completing the Summer Intensives. We learned that she was behind her peers in "general technique" and excelled in "Artistry". She cried many nights during the first few weeks of the fall term, but she did not give up. She now attends class six (6) days a week and has excelled to become one of the top dancers in and above her age group. Her confidence has increased and she is now cheorographing her own works. My shy little girl is gone, woooo hoooo. She is a beautiful dancer with a strong point of view. Her latest work was motivated by "moving barriers and overcoming insecurities". She now articulate the history of dance. Define and demonstrate the various dance techniques. The FAILED the first written exam she was given during FALL 2011 and ACED the latest exam given SPRING 2012, scoring over 100% by correctly answering the extra credit questions. We love The Center for Contemporary Dance and plan on attending as long as we can. By the way my daughter is 10.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the mental and technical growth as an athlete/performer in my daughter.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Expose it to the whole world.

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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?

2012

How did you find this group?

From a friend.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

My daughter's self image. She is always encouraged to love and treat herself with respect by taking care of her body. For example, practicing with the proper technique, eating healthy, and getting the proper amount of rest. She is loved for who she is and not what she can do.

May 18, 2012

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May 18, 2012

CCD is by far more than just a dance studio it is a second home for anyone that loves the art of dance. The instructors take the time to understand each student’s needs and works with them to not only develop the technique but the fundamentals of life and how the arts can be a basis for which to strive in any life event. They are a wonderful asset to the community bringing awareness to the importance of the arts as well as access to be involved to thousands of children that would not have access to it with out them. I would highly recommend this studio.

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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?

2012

May 17, 2012

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May 17, 2012

At the beginning of this year, my daughter was ready to stop taking dance lessons. She had not found a studio where she felt both challenged and at home. Since she began studying at CCD, dance has become her favorite activity. She is challenged and motivated. She has set dance goals for herself -- for the next few months, for high school, college, and beyond. The changes have been noticeable -- her dancing has improved, but so has her poise, her confidence, her strength, and her physique. She adores all of the faculty and is happy and comfortable with the other students. This has been a wonderful experience for her. I would highly recommend this studio to others.

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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?

2012

May 17, 2012

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May 17, 2012

The center for contemporary dance has done so much for me. When I came to them I was very unsure of what I wanted. They gave me direction and a path to follow while I still figure out where my life will lead me. They accept all ages( thank god!!) and they have a level for every dancer whether your a beginner or an advanced dancer. They will push you beyond what you can do but they will challenge you and will encourage you to do more than what you think( in your mind) you can do. It's a great place for parents to bring their kids to if their child exhibit interests in dance. In the short time I've been here not only have I grown as a dancer I've seen other dancers; both young and old , beginner and advanced; grow in strength and in professionalism.

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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?

2012

May 17, 2012

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May 17, 2012

This nonprofit dance organization does an incredible job bringing many forms of dance into the community in many different facets. The provide many different forms of dance in concert to watch and for young to old dancers to perform. I am a returning 'older' ballerina that hasn't been able to find the right place for me to dance until I discovered Center for Contemporary Dance. They have SO many different ages that are made to feel welcome with open arms. The CCD has so many different types and levels of classes that also gives more dancers opportunities to not only fit in, but to choose what style dance the dancer likes best. Being over 40 and little overweight, I was concerned about the above issues, my age & weight. The staff at CCD put me immediately at ease and I was able to focus on dancing instead of my insecurities. I felt from day one that I was welcome with open arms. As an older student I even have the opportunity to perform which I had given up on. Having the hope to possibly perform again gives me so much happiness! I am too busy now, but the dream of it gives me a skip in my step daily. I am so thankful that this organization is established in my area. The CCD definitely gives back to the community as well as enhancing it by just having its doors open to the very young and old as well as for the handicapped. I am sure the CCD is a shining star among non-profit organizations!

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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?

2012

May 11, 2012

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May 11, 2012

The Center for Contemporary Dance has definitely changed my daughter's life forever.

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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?

2012

May 11, 2012

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May 11, 2012

My daughter, my mother and I all take classes at CCD. We have all gained strength physically and emotionally from our time here. The school teaches dance but instills a sense of confidence and well-being in all of the community members.

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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?

2012

June 24, 2011

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June 24, 2011

My daughter is an elementary ballet student at CCD. We first came in for a free class during Arts Fest and, when we returned a few months later to sign up for classes, the person working the desk welcomed us back and called us both by name. I knew then that this was a special place that would care for my daughter's individual needs.

I love sitting in on classes now and then. The young students clearly adore their teachers, but the teachers don't give empty praise. They are kind but firm and expect every student to do her or his best. My daughter is learning to express herself, but she's also learning discipline and the value of hard practice. I love that she's learning these lessons in a diverse, welcoming and nurturing environment.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

teaching a child art, discipline and confidence.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more money so they could expand.

November 1, 2010
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November 1, 2010
1 person found this review helpful

My daughter have been dancing for 10 years (since age 4), she lives to dance, so she was devasted when I told her I could not afford dance classes anymore, and had to pull her from her Dance School because I lost my job. My Good friend told me about CCD, her daughter attend and invite us to a recital. We were very impress, Craig and Dario gave my daughter an audition and like her, but I could not afford the tuition, so she couldn't attend. For weeks she came home from school and lock herself in her room, it really hurts me to see her this way. Then Craig call and offered her a scholarship, she came home sore and hurting from her first dance class, but happy. She gave me a big hug, told me she love me and thank me for butting her back in a Dance School. The THANKS goes to CCD and the Give Kids the Art Scholarship Program, for bringing my happy dancer back to life. I am also very impress with the The Director and the dance instructors, Jere, Dario and Josan, they are all so professional, good and caring. Thanks a Bunch

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My daughter loves it and dances better and safer than at her other dance school. I also love the relax nice atmosphere, no tension or drama.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them a larger place with more dance rooms and more teachers.

October 31, 2010

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October 31, 2010

Both directors Craig and Dario have played a vital role in the development of my daughter's artistic development. They work more as mentors than simply teachers. They show concern about her personal growth as an individual as well as a dancer. I have received emails following up on observations during class as well as personal one on one conversations on what they would like to incorporate in her curriculum to take her to the next level. My daughter has gone to other schools but none has EVER given the personal touch that I've received at The Center. Giving Kids the Arts has allowed my daughter to grow in self-esteem and dance skills. Thanks for all that you guys do for the youth that enter your program.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen the results of this organization through the growth of my daughter's dance skills, performance skills and self-esteem.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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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

How did you find this group?

Referred by an instructor at the school.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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