THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE INC

Rating: 4.95 stars   83 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Education

Location: 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 10 years, The Center for Contemporary Dance has supported emerging and seasoned artists in the creation and presentation of more than 220 new dance works, including those by Moore Dance Project, U-Turn Dance Company, Patelworks Dance Theater, DRIP, Nao Dance Collective, Emotions Dance Company and Yow Dance. 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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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407-695-8366
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Rating: 5 stars  

My two young girls attend an introductory classical Ballet class offered by Dario Moore at the Center for Contemporary Dance. It continues to be a wonderful experience for them. They are learning so much in ballet yes, I am always amazed at how they remember the steps and terminology and my youngest is only 4, but also in their character. Their self respect as well as respect of others, accountability for themselves and their actions and behavior in class. Although, Dario is so captivating that following instruction for the students is pleasure for them. They convey the utmost in professionalism at CCD, with the warmth and caring necessary to nurture children and I am sure these key qualities are maintained in all classes and performances at CCD.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter has gained much from the wonderful, caring individuals that CCD provided. They sait with her to discuss her goals and made every attempt to make sure they provided opportunities for her to participate and grow her own dance. They partnered with her to grow with guidance and support. We feel very pleased with our work at CCD.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful school with caring instructors and a very laid-back atmosphere, which allows students to focus on dance, movement, and creativity.

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

A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Like a lot of smart kids, my daughter sometimes gets discouraged when she doesn't immediately excel at something new. The teachers at The Center for Contemporary Dance have taught her to love the process, even when it isn't easy right away, and to keep striving for her best. After a tough elementary ballet class, she told me, with a big grin on her face, "I'm not great at leaps on my left side yet, but I'll keep trying. My teacher says, 'Dance is discipline,' so I can't give up."

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

A lot

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

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

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

Expose it to the whole world.

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

The Center for Contemporary Dance has helped me build more confidence in myself and has introduced me to people who truly want nothing but the best for me.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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