CCM: Prep

CCM: Prep

Youth Dance Classes

Ballet

Distinctive and welcoming, the CCM Preparatory Ballet Program is proud to be housed within one of the few collegiate classical ballet programs in the United States and also the oldest college-affiliated dance program in the country. The philosophy of this program is that every student deserves careful and individualized training from qualified instructors. Classes are small and instructors are specially trained to teach for appropriate ages and skill levels. Use the links below for detailed information about our ballet classes.

Please contact Jonnie Lynn Jacobs-Percer with questions about CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement Ballet classes.

Musical Theatre Dance

Musical Theatre Dance is an introduction to the steps, techniques and styles of dance commonly used in musical theatre. Classes consist of a jazz or ballet warm-up, floor stretches, isolations and center combinations incorporating jazz, tap, ballet, folk, social and lyrical dance steps in forms that are frequently used in musical theatre productions. The classes develop the “dancing actor” by working on characterization through movement and choreography. All students in musical theatre dance are required to take a ballet class at CCM or at a studio of their choice.

Please contact Elizabeth Harris with questions about CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement Musical Theatre Dance classes.

Beginning Musical Theatre Dance

Ages 9 and up
10-11 a.m. Saturday
Instructor:  Elaine Eckstein
Tuition: $395

Level 2 Musical Theatre Dance

Ages 9 and up
audition required | Saturday, August 19, 11 am, CCM Village Corbett 3650
10-11 a.m. Saturday
Instructor:  Karie-Lee Sutherland
Tuition: $395

Level 3/4 Musical Theatre Dance

Ages 9 and up
audition required | Saturday, August 19, 11 am, CCM Village Corbett 3650
10-11 a.m. Saturday
Instructor:  Julie Carroll-Keeney
Tuition: $395

Tap

Tap classes at CCM Preparatory provide students with a broad range of training, including traditional vaudeville and Broadway steps and styles. All students learn routines that represent different eras and styles of tap. Technical goals include timing, rhythmical accuracy, dynamics, accent and style. Etiquette, showmanship and expression while performing are also emphasized.

Please contact Elizabeth Harris with questions about CCM Preparatory and Community Engagement Tap classes.

Beginning Tap

For ages 7-12
11 a.m.-noon, Saturday
Instructor:  Kari Hansee
Tuition: $395

Beginning Teen/Adult Tap

For ages 13 and up
11 a.m.-noon, Saturday
Instructor:  Melody Nordmoe
Tuition: $395

Level 2 Tap

For ages 9 and up
audition required | Saturday, August 19, 10 am, CCM Village Corbett 3640
9-10 a.m. Saturday
Instructor:  Kari Hansee
Tuition: $395

Level 3/4 Tap

For ages 9 and up
audition required | Saturday, August 19, 10 am, CCM Village Corbett 3640
9-10 a.m. Saturday
Instructor:  Melody Nordmoe
Tuition: $395

Intermediate Teen/Adult Tap

Ages 13 and up
audition required (or instructor approval) | Saturday, August 19, 10 am, CCM Village Corbett 3640
10-11 a.m. Saturday
Instructor:  Melody Nordmoe
Tuition: $395

Modern Dance

Intermediate Modern Dance

Ballet Level 5 or higher, or with permission of instructor
12-1:30 p.m. Saturday
Instructor:  Ka-Ron Brown Lehman
Tuition:  $450

Street Style Dance

Street Style Dances have strong foundational movements and extremely rich histories.  Through high-energy participatory movement, learn styles originating from the ghettos of the Bronx to the hard streets of L.A.  Classes focus on 5 major street dance styles, Breaking, Popping, Locking, House and Krump, learning how each style differs from the other and how they are related.  Students will gain a basic understanding of the history and historical contexts out of which these styles evolved.

Teen/Adult Street Style Dance

Ages 15 and up, no experience required
4-5 p.m. Tuesday
Instructor:  Julius Jenkins (Eclypse)
Room CC4755
Tuition: $200 per semester

Audition Information for
Musical Theatre Dance

Saturday, August 19
11 a.m.
CCM Village, Corbett 3650

Please bring with you to the audition a completed Musical Theatre Dance Audition Form, click here to download.

Audition Information for
Tap

Saturday, August 19
10 a.m.
CCM Village, Corbett 3640

Please bring with you to the audition a completed Tap Audition Form, click here to download.

Placement Information

For Musical Theatre Dance, click here

For Tap, click here