Dance

CCM Prep students dance during an end of year performance

CCM Prep offers ballet, tap, musical theatre, and modern dance classes for a wide variety of students, early childhood through adult. For beginners and arts enthusiasts, the dance division offers a welcoming environment where students may explore their artistic interests or begin seeking a professional career in dance.

Classes

CCM Prep offers dance opportunities for early childhood, youth, teens and adults.

Classes ballet and modern dance offerings for beginners and experienced dancers as well as "drop-in" and "try-it" classes.

Each dance class develops and advances students' technique and proficiency, while fostering confidence and creativity. All classes are taught under the guidance of professional instructors and artists who are dedicated to promoting their students' learning and artistic development in the art of dance.


Performance Companies

CCM Prep has ballet ensembles for youth, teens and adults. In order to audition for ballet companies, students must be enrolled in CCM Prep's leveled ballet classes. Along with enrollment in the companies, students will be enrolled in the appropriate level of pointe. 

Choreographed by CCM Prep ballet faculty, the Youth Ballet Company performs two fully produced concerts each year, and also participates in other performances around the Tristate including performances with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

In order to audition for ballet companies students must be enrolled in CCM Prep's leveled ballet classes. Along with enrollment in the companies, students will be enrolled in the appropriate level of pointe. The tuition cost covers the company rehearsals and an hour of pointe training each week.

The Mini Company is an ideal way for students to experience and develop their performance skills, critical to the education and life of a dancer. Students in Mini Company rehearse one day per week for one hour.

Students have the opportunity to perform twice a year, as long as they are registered for the Mini Company each semester.

  • Attire: Skin-tone tights, black leotard; OR black tights, white shirt
  • Hair: Long hair should be styled up
  • Age group: 8-10 years old
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Co-requisite: Ballet Level 2 or 3
  • Audition: by invitation of instructor

The Apprentice Company will dance in the fall and spring performances and end of year demonstration. Students will need to register for fall and spring classes.

Apprentice Company is an ideal way for students to experience and develop their performance skills, critical to the education and life of a dancer. Students rehearse one day per week for a total of 75 minutes.

  • Attire: Skin-tone tights, black leotard; OR black tights, white shirt
  • Hair: Long hair should be styled up
  • Age Group: 9-13 years old
  • Pre-requisite/Co-requisite: Ballet Level 4-5
  • Audition: Required

The Senior Company will dance in the fall and spring performances and end of year demonstration. Senior Company is designed to give serious young dancers specialized training and performance opportunities in a professional atmosphere. Ballet Company provides dancers with challenging, age-appropriate choreography designed to make them grow not only as artists, but as responsible young adults. Students will need to register for fall and spring classes.

Students rehearse two days per week for a total of 3+ hours.

  • Attire: Skin-tone tights, black leotard; OR black tights, white shirt
  • Hair: Long hair should be styled up
  • Age group: 14-18 years old
  • Pre-requisite: Level 6-7
  • Co-requisite: Level 6-7 (3+ times per week)
  • Audition: Required

Adult Ballet Company is an ideal way for adult students to experience and develop their performance skills. The Adult Company will dance in the fall and spring performances and end of year demonstration. Students will need to register for fall and spring classes.

Students rehearse one day per week for a total of 1+ hour.

For current UC students, there is a $40 discount per semester for Adult Ballet Company. To get the discount, once you have created an ASAP account on Prep's registration website, email ccmprep@uc.edu from your UC email address so we can verify your student status and add you to the discount list. We will then email you back the discount code so you can register.

Students have the opportunity to perform twice a year, as long as they are registered for the Adult Company each semester.

  • Attire: Skin-tone tights, black leotard; OR black tights, white shirt
  • Hair: Long hair should be styled up
  • Age group: 18+
  • Pre-requisite: Level 4+ or equivalent
  • Co-requisite: Level 4+ (1+ times per week) Students are encouraged to take the Level 6/7 class, conveniently scheduled on Thursday prior to Adult Ballet Company rehearsal.
  • Audition: by permission
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John T. Bell

Adjunct Instructor of Ballet, CCM Prep Ballet Instructor

513-871-6246

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Ana J Bird

Lecturer

513-556-2595

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Heather Cameron-Johnson

Lecturer

513-556-2595

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Isabele Melo Elefson

Adjunct Instructor of Dance, CCM Prep Ballet Instructor

513-492-7843

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Jonnie Lynn L. Jacobs-Percer

Adjunct Instructor of Ballet, CCM Prep Ballet Director

513-556-2595

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Tricia A. Sundbeck

Adjunct Instructor of Dance, CCM Prep Ballet Instructor

513-556-2595