Address: 47 W Polk Street

Lower Level

Chicago, IL 60605 

Phone: 312-461-0030

Email: Contact@cmdcschool.org

The work of CMDC is supported in part by The Sage Foundation, The Gap, Inc, Swarovski North America LTD, Walker Johnson & Nasia Foundation, National Sales Network, The Chicago Community Trust/Arts Work Fund, The Bloomberg Philanthropies, AT&T and countless individual donors.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and also partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.  CMDC’s summer intern program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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2019-2020 Classes is Open!

CMDC Winter Spectacular Performance

Saturday December 14th

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For nearly 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 class or performance 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™

CMDC is the official home of the Hiplet Ballerinas!

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