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You will love watching your child's excitement as they leap and turn at Cleveland City Dance

Aug 27, 2019 05:32PM
Build lifelong friendships, develop confidence, poise and technique, discipline the mind and body, and challenge your child to think creatively. Parents will see and feel the positive effects of dance as their dancer reaps ballet's educational benefits.  Parents have an opportunity to watch their child blossom and understand what they do in class.  Everyone’s life is enriched by dance.

Cleveland City Dance is dedicated to nurturing and inspiring one's love for dance. Classes are structured for students to develop both mentally and physically from ages 3 to 80.  The instructors offer classes in ballet, boys’ ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, lyrical and more.  The nonprofit ballet company in residence, The City Ballet of Cleveland, offers many additional performance opportunities for dancers as well including The Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker.

Students have opportunities to network with dancers from Ohio and other cities including visiting professional dancers, and attending festivals to take master classes with internationally known choreographers and instructors.  Cleveland City Dance also offers workshops and master classes each year, most recently Lauren Anderson and dance captains form "Hamilton."

Dancers from Cleveland City Dance and City Ballet of Cleveland are now dancing with the New York City Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Ballet St. Polten in Bonn, Germany, among other notable companies.  All dancers in the greater Cleveland area may audition to perform in the City Ballet of Cleveland’s “Uniquely Cleveland Nutcracker.” This year’s audition is Sunday, September 15.

Each spring, the company and school present outreach performances that travel to area schools to spread the love of dance.  These story ballet performances are followed by a question & answer period that offers preschool to fifth grade students a chance to learn more about classical ballet.  This opportunity brings many levels of dancers together, older dancers mentor and inspire younger dancers.  Passing knowledge and support abound with alumni and other professionals returning every year to take class and perform with Cleveland City Dance students!

Call them at 216-295-2222 or visit www.clevelandcitydance.com for more information.