Here at CCDE we strive to introduce children of the tri-state area to the experience of dance through outreach performances, professional dance exposure, and tuition assistance to the dance school. It is founded on the belief that all children regardless of race, creed, or economic status should have the opportunity to dance expressively which fosters self expression, healthy body confidence and self discipline.
Where are they now?
Many of our former students have gone on to study with major universities and to dance with well recognized ballet companies.
1999 Dance Theatre of Harlem, Columbia University of NYC, San Francisco Opera
2001 Fordum University, Alvin Ailey, Tree Shakers Co of NYC
2001 Alvin Ailey, UE then Indianapolis Colts dancer
2002 Butler University, Louisville Ballet
University of South Carolina ballet major, 2003 Knox County Young Artist of the Year
2003 Mayor’s Young Artist of the Year, Florida State University dance major
2004 Alvin Ailey, Julliard intensive, Dance Kaleidoscope
2007 Georgia Tech, Atlanta Ballet