*CMDC's studios will reopen for class on Monday June 22nd! 
This year's summer program will include both in-studio and online classes.  
In-studio classes will be limited to 9 students per classroom. 
Classes will be live-streamed for students who are unable to attend in person. 
Faculty will be online to provide real time corrections and feedback to online students.  
To learn more about the programs and register, click the flyers below.

For 30 years CMDC has provided a safe and welcoming environment for students to pursue serious dance training at the Historic Dearborn Station in the South Loop.  We hope you will join us for a class soon!

CMDC’s signature style is classical ballet with an Afro-Caribbean flair.  The studio also offers classes and performances in a variety of styles.  Programs are as diverse as the students, and include traditional Classical Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Latin, Tap, African, Belly Dance, Hip-Hop and Hiplet™

We need your help!

Donations are needed to help CMDC weather the impacts COVID-19.  Class size is limited to only 25% of capacity, and the Hiplet Tour is still on hold.

Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated.

We need continued donations to weather the impacts COVID-19.  Class size is limited to only 25% of capacity, and the Hiplet Tour is still on hold

CMDC is the official home of the Hiplet Ballerinas!

The work of CMDC is supported in part by grants from The Chicago Community Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and Office of Civic Engagement’s Community Programs Accelerator and countless individual donors.

This program is also partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.