The Center for Contemporary Dance Inc
Rating: 4.95 stars 94 94 reviews 6,806
3580 Aloma Ave #7 Winter Park FL 32792 USA
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.
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The Center For Contemporary Dance Inc is a very exceptional company. The environment is very welcoming to people of diverse backgrounds. The staff is very nice and caring of the needs of the students, parents, and guests. I really enjoy taking dance classes at this studio and I inform my friends to come check it out.
I have been overwhelmed at the wonderful support and care for my son with special needs. I am a single parent living on a teachers income. The classes are made to be very affordable and he dances in the recitals. He was invited to dance with other dancers at the studio for a special holiday dance. Not only has dance helped his balance and gross motor skills, but he has made friends with not only fellow dance class members but other students at the dance studio. The CCD is an inclusive extended family for Jordan and me. The instructor, Dario Moore takes a special interest in each and every student. He has noticed that the contractures in my son's hands are not improving but getting worse during puberty and has offered wonderful suggestions. Craig, who runs the studio is always kind, helpful and cares about each and every student as well as each and every parent. Dario and Craig are a wonderful duo. I am so thankful for the Center for Contemporary Dance. Jeannie Holman, Dance Parent
I have loved every event that I have attend at Center for Contemporary Dance Inc and their performances in the community. They offer opportunities for the less fortunate and those with special needs as well. When they performed an African ballet last December the children, teens, pre-professionals, professionals and special needs group all got to perform. The choreography was creative and depicted the movement of each group of animals in a way that enticed the audience and used the skills of the dancers to their advantage. I hope to attend again this year to their expanded version. Plus the performance was age appropriate for the family.
It's pleasure to serve an organization dedicated to developing the next generation of artists, showcasing emerging perspectives in dance and making dance education accessible to special populations. I've worked in the arts for over 30 years and can truly say this organization sets the standard for both excellence in the arts and humanitarian outreach. Proud to be part of such an incredible community!
The Center for Contemporary Dance (CCD) is an exceptional organization that is succeeding at expanding our community's access to outstanding dance education programs. In addition to the organization's place-based programs that reach 300+ students, CCD annually impacts more than 5,000 at risk youth through outreach programs in the public schools, child welfare agencies and youth organizations. The educators are outstanding, mature industry professionals who truly care about each student's experience and growth. Furthermore, CCD has cultivated more than 12 professional dance companies through its Residency Program, giving Central Florida a rich and diverse culture of contemporary dance.
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!!!
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.
This center for dance is a true gem in our community. They live by the philosophy that everyone can experience the magic of dance. The work that they do in the Central Florida area with children and adults in need is amazing. However it is the combination of the high level of professional dance that they also accomplish with all the dancers, that is truly amazing. Instead of just being a training facility for the best and most talented (which they are) they take the time to help all their students, despite obstacles, rise up to be the best and most professional dancers that they can be. They are doing more than dance at the Center for Contemporary Dance, they are creating people with futures and pride in themselves! I recommend that anyone who has a chance to witness these dancers in action should take that opportunity (or join in yourselves).
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.
Amazingly smooth and creative dance experience for all involved here >:~}
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!