As an adult interested in dance it is often difficult to find a studio that caters to anyone over the age of 18 who is not pursuing a professional career in dance. I did a search on the internet and found the CCD. Not only did they cater to all ages but they offered African Dance which is hard to come by in this area. The instructors are tough but encouraging and the prices are affordable. I love being able to take real dance lessons at the age of 26, improve my technique and even venture out into other styles of dance. Before I found the CCD I thought my only outlet for dance would be an occasional Zumba or ballroom class but that is not the case. The CCD affords people of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to show case their talents via the Spring and Fall concerts. The Executive and Creative Directors also give students and teachers the opportunity to participate in productions beyond being on stage, offering a different perspective and a better understanding of what is required to have successful show. In addition to constantly evolving as a dancer I also have fun at the CCD.
It is with great pleasure that I share my son's story with you regarding The Center For Contemporary Dance. This training facility and program has to be one of the greatest in the world. It is because of the quality of technique, the integrity of the faculty, and the overall care that everyone associated with the business gives to its students, that my son is a success. Although he has danced for under two years, he was accepted to three college BFA programs and will attend George Mason University in the fall. This could never have happened without The Center For Contemporary Dance. I am forever grateful! Betty Rodriques
From the first day we walked into the Center for Contemporary Dance, we felt welcomed. Mr. Craig, ever present at the front desk, always has words of encouragement and a smile for the students and parents alike. Our daughter, Faryn, loves CCD! Her skills have grown leaps and bounds under the instruction of Miss. Jere'. Miss. Jere' shows love to each student, and they in turn love her! CCD offers a wide selection of classes in a fun loving environment. As a matter of fact, Daniel, our 11yr old, started the Hip Hop class on Friday! Mr. Craig and Mr. Dario offer a wonderful program for ALL! Thank you! Joy Hughley
Two summers ago, we were looking for a new dance studio for our children. We spent 3 years at a classical ballet school and the environment seemed to stifle our son's love of dance and creativity. Our daughter never seemed happy after class. A friend suggested we try the summer camp at CCD and we met Mr. Craig Johnson and Mr. Dario Moore. CCD welcomed my family with open and caring arms. Both of our children have grown by leaps and bounds in their technique and artistry. Their instructors push them, but only as far as they feel appropriate. We no longer feel like they are part of a machine. They are a part of something much greater and more fluid. Their roles change and they adapt readily. This is a skill most adults are unable to master and they are learning and applying it now. My husband and I feel the value of the service CCD provides is immeasurable. He started taking classes at CCD too. They have a formula that works and our wish is they will be able to continue their work for many years to come.
My daughter has attended The Center for Contemporary Dance for awhile now and has improved greatly! She loves going to dance and loves her teacher, Ms. Jere. I am very thankful to have found a dance school who not only teaches great dance and discipline, but also truly cares for the improvement and well being of their students.
Family environment and the staff treats you with respect. This organization has allowed me to live out one of my dreams.
CCD is not just a school for dance, but it's a family of individuals pushing you to accomplish more than you can think in life. I'm currently in my late 30s. I was just interested in improving my dance technique. This school has showed me the importance of knowing my body and what I am capable of doing with it. The atmosphere is non-competitive and encourages learning. They treat each person who enters the CCD with respect. The faculty is professional, but they will challenge you physically and mentally. CCD has demonstrated that it's a business in the aspect of it's commitment, consistency, and effective communication. They do what they say and if they're not able to, they address it immediately with a back-up plan. I'm amazed by the talent and the spirit of excellence that makes you love this place and what they do for the community.
CCD has provided my daughter with the chance to experience dance in many different aspects. We have tried several diferent studios and my daughter has never taken to any of them. At CCD my daughter fell in love with both the teachers and the students. She is enjoying dancing and gaining life experiences. Thank You CCD!
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.
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.