Please help us fund the next generation of dance!
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we have had to cancel all drop-in classes and studio rentals, as well as postpone the Hiplet Ballerinas' March, April and May tour dates. The loss of income, especially from the tour postponement, was immense. Your immediate support will help us to survive through this unfortunate crisis. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.
It Takes Years of Practice...
Concentration, Hard Work, Love, and Determination.
These are the words of Homer Hans Bryant's 1994 Rap Ballet, and it speaks to the amount of time and energy it takes to become a professional dancer. Professional students often begin taking one or two classes per week at young ages, and by the time they are a pre-teen, they need to study 4 to 6 days per week to stay competitive. For advanced students, tuition can run as high as $6,000 per year*, and pointe shoes can cost an additional $1,200 - to well over $4,000 per year!**
CMDC works hard to provide low-cost dance training for all. We strive to keep our tuition low and also to provide scholarships to help offset the high cost of training.
Can you please help us to fund the next generation of dance artists? Through contributors like you, we've been able to train and nurture professional artists for more than 25 years. Here is a short list of some of our alumni:
Former CMDC scholarship students include
Ghrai DeVore of Alvin Ailey
Naomi Walley, Broadway Dancer/Actor
Imani Sailers of Nashville Ballet named one of Pointe Magazine's 2018 Stars of the Core
Nia Parker, Model, and Hiplet Ballerina
Makeda Crayton, Soloist in Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity