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.
I have had a wonderful experience with the Center and have watched them contribute to the communities in Volusia, Seminole and Osceola counties. I take classes five days a week and participate on a volunteer basis as needed. This association with this wonderful non-profit organization and its dynamic leaders, Dario J. Moore and Craig W. Johnson is an inspiration in my life and to so many young people participating in the programs at the Center.