The work of CMDC is supported in part by a grant from 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.

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Bryant Youth Professional Training Program (YPP)

The YPP training program offers dance classes for students who wish to train at a pre-professional level.  YPP students are placed in classes based on ability, not age.  Students are required to take a minimum of 2 ballet classes per week, plus 2 - 3 electives from the  multidisciplinary  dance  offerings. 

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Early Childhood and Beginners up to age 9

CMDC offers dance classes for children starting at age 3.  Students can choose from Creative Movement (ages 3 - 6), Beginning Ballet ages (6 - 9), Tap, Acrobatics, Hip Hop and African dance.  Classes are held on Saturday mornings from September through June. 

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Open Dance Class - Age 10 & up

The Open Dance program allows students ages 10 and up the opportunity to study dance at their own pace. Open Dance students can choose their own schedule, and try different styles of dance.  CMDC offers classes in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, African, Latin, Contemporary and Lyrical

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