What is the Collective?
The Collective is made up of every teacher on faculty and every dancer participating in our events. With some guidance from our experienced faculty, every member of the Collective gets a say in the direction of our program and their learning. We believe that education is most effective when it's cooperative. We believe that dance education (as all education and all arts) should be a right, not a privilege. Because of this, we work to offer accessible and sliding scale pricing for our workshops and classes. If you would like to support this project and our goals of making dance education accessible and affordable, you should consider making a donation.
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Does CCDC offer classes?
Yes and no!
Since our founding, we have shifted and refocused our aims to better suit the needs of the dance community in the Coastal Bend. This means, we no longer keep our roots planted in one studio. We no longer offer a Monday through Thursday curriculum and while our competition company saw nothing but success in our time in the competitive dance world, this is no longer a priority of ours. Instead we aim to bring together the best choreographers and dancers from across the region to create a space for building community. To that end, the collective hosts workshops, intensives, and drop-ins at various studios and schools.
Does CCDC have recitals?
While we do have a Winter showcase more closely resembling a recital, we do not have an end of year recital in the traditional sense of the word. In our never-ending quest to be innovative and keep up with the direction of the dance world, we host our Annual CCDC Showcase at Century 16 in collaboration with Primera Luz Media. Each piece will shoot a professional dance video. We will screen the videos at a red carpet premiere at the Drafthouse with a larger community encore screening to follow at a different location TBA. We are so excited to give our dancers experience with video work and to give parents and loved ones the opportunity to see their dancers on the big screen!
We premiered our first annual CCDC Showcase to a sold out audience at the Alamo Drafthouse and have had amazing feedback on all of our showcases since. You can check out past showcases below. Showcase DVDs and Blu-rays (which include additional special features such as interviews, choreographer commentary, and bloopers) can be purchased by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org