CCD GROUP DANCE CLASSES

"Professional Dance Training in a Christian Environment"

For over 10 years, Christ Center for Dance (CCD) has been serving the greater Philadelphia area by providing affordable dance education in a comfortable and encouraging environment.  Officially established as a 501c3 tax exempt organization in 2004, CCD first began in Norristown, PA in community centers and religious organizations such as the Salvation Army and Partner for Families Community Center. Our mission is to teach and empower others through the vehicle of dance. Our teaching staff are a team of seasoned dance educators that have dedicated to the furtherance of worship arts.  

ENROLLMENT INFORMATION & DATES

*ENROLLMENT IS OPEN FOR ...

  • MATURE ADULTS CLASS

  • PRE-BALLET/JAZZ

  • BALLET/JAZZ, YOUTH I

Our season begins in September and ends in mid-June.

ENROLLMENT & TUITION INFORMATION

All tuition paid to Christ Center for Dance is non-refundable and non-transferrable.  Tuition prices are subject to change.

Tuition, 1 Class/Student - Pre/Lyrical

  • Annual...$270

  • 3 Payment Installment...$90 

  • Monthly Installment...$30

Tuition, 1/Class/Student - Youth or Adult Class

  • Annual...$405

  • 3 Payment Installment...$135

  • Monthly Installment...$45

Tuition, 2 Classes/1 Student

  • Annual...$810

  • 3 Payment Installment...$270

  • Monthly Installment...$90

**To obtain a Family Discount, please email your request to ccd.admissions@gmail.com**

2019-2020 MONTHLY INSTALLMENT PLAN

INSTALLMENT #1: The first installment is due upon registration.

INSTALLMENT #2 - #9: Due BEFORE the 1st DAY OF EACH MONTH i.e. October 1, November 1, December 1.

Monthly Tuition is due BEFORE the 1st of each month.  Tuition can not be prorated.  Full tuition payment is expected regardless of your class attendance. Monthly tuition payment can not transferred to another student and it it not refundable.

*Brief Leave of Absence - If a brief (1 month) leave of absence is needed, CCD must be notified before the 1st class day of the month.  Students can take this brief leave without penalty. Student are permitted one (1) LOA per season.

CCD SCHOLARSHIP FUND

DEADLINE IS AUGUST 31, 2019.

Make your tuition more affordable by applying for a Scholarship.  Currently, we are awarding Full & Partial Scholarships to take CCD Group Dance Classes. Review the scholarship packages below to determine which you are able to qualify for.  The earlier you act, the greater your opportunity to be accepted.

PRE-BALLET/JAZZ

ENROLLMENT OPEN UNTIL 1/31/2020 - SATURDAYS 9:30AM-10AM

Girls Dress Code: Long/short black or pink leotard w/shirt or ballet dress. Ballet shoes of any color.

Instructor: Kimberly Phillips

This class is designed for our youngest dancer as it prepares the dancer for movement and dance

ministry. Techniques taught are a combination of ballet, jazz, interpretive and flag ministry. Students

learn basic class etiquette, learning to take turns and group participation. Students are exposed to ballet

terminology such as plie, releve, chasse, and passe explained in simple terms the young dancer will

remember. A portion of the class is set aside for stretching to develop flexibility and free dance.

YOUTH, LEVEL 1

ENROLLMENT OPEN UNTIL 1/31/2020  - SATURDAYS 11:15AM-12:30PM

Girls Dress Code: Long/short black or pink leotard w/shirt or ballet dress. Ballet shoes of any color.

Instructor: Kimberly Phillips |  Assistant Instructor: Angela Smith

This class is designed for our youngest dancer as it prepares the dancer for movement and dance

ministry. Techniques taught are a combination of ballet, jazz, interpretive and flag ministry. It is

designed to introduce the ministry of dance and basic ballet, jazz and introducing lyrical movement. It

is geared to youth with little or no dance ministry and technique experience. Class will begin with 20-

30mins of barre work which builds understanding of ballet vocabulary that incorporates: use of the

spine and torso; outward rotation of the legs; articulation of the feet and use of the arms in port de

bras. Dramatic Expression is also taught in this course.

YOUTH, LEVEL 2

SATURDAYS 10AM-11:15AM

Girls Dress Code: Long/short black or pink leotard w/shirt or jazz pants or ballet dress. Ballet shoes of any color.. If the student is "developing",,  coverage must be worn over the upper body.

Instructor: Karla Thomas

This class is designed for our youngest dancer as it prepares the dancer for movement and dance

ministry. Techniques taught are a combination of ballet, jazz, interpretive and flag ministry. It is

designed to expound in more detail the ministry of dance and will build upon basic ballet, jazz and

introducing lyrical movement. It is geared to youth with beginner dance ministry and technique

experience. Class will begin with 20-30mins of barre work which builds understanding of ballet

vocabulary that incorporates: use of the spine and torso; outward rotation of the legs; articulation of

the feet and use of the arms in port de bras. Dramatic Expression is also taught in this course.

TEEN/ADULT, LEVEL 1

SATURDAYS 12:30PM-1:45PM

Women's Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/top that provides coverage of upper body. Sweat pants/loose fitting pants, tights w/shorts may be worn. Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

Instructor: Kimberly Phillips 

This class is designed to give dancers a solid foundation in dance ministry.  Biblical portion will consist of the following themes: The Purpose of Dance Ministry, Preparing for Dance Ministry and an exploration of Dance Ministry Genres.  The technique portion of the class will consist of beginner ballet, jazz and lyrical exercises.

The class will address proper body positioning, stretching and movement with an emphasis in lyrical

movement.

TEEN/ADULT, LEVEL 2

Offered in Sept. 2020

Women's Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/top that provides coverage of upper body. Sweat pants/loose fitting pants, tights w/shorts may be worn. Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

Instructor: N/A

This class is designed for those who wish to future their technique of ballet, modern and lyrical

movement. Students will build upon the foundations of Intro to Liturgical Dance, while increasing their

technique level to bring the dancer to an intermediate technique level. Class will begin with 20-30mins

of barre work which builds understanding of ballet vocabulary that incorporates: use of the spine and

torso; outward rotation of the legs; articulation of the feet and use of the arms in port de bras.

Dramatic Expression is also taught in this course.

LITURGICAL I, MATURE ADULTS

ENROLLMENT OPEN UNTIL 1/31/2020 - - TUESDAYS 7PM-8:15PM

Women's Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/top that provides coverage of upper body. Sweat pants/loose fitting pants, tights w/shorts may be worn. Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

Instructor: Traysey Holland 

This class is specific designed for women who wish to learn the dance ministry genre of Praise and Worship Dance.  Students will build upon the foundations of Intro to Liturgical Dance, while increasing their

range of motion and flexibility.   Class will begin with  "light" barre work, across the floor movements and choreography.

FLAG TECHNIQUES, LEVEL 1

ENROLLMENT OPEN UNTIL 1/31/2020  -TUESDAYS 5:45PM-6:45PM

**In March, this class will be changed to the Advanced Flag Ministry Diploma Program.  Current students are welcomed into this program at no additional charge.

Women's Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/top that provides coverage of upper body. Sweat pants/loose fitting pants, tights w/shorts may be worn. Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

Instructor: Traysey Holland & Kimberly Phillips

This class is designed to train students to use various types of flags. Types of flags used are swing flags, standard size lame' flags, large silks and 6-foot flags.  The ministry portion of the flags covers the biblical basis for flagging and meaning of colors and light. Flags are available for students to use if needed.

FLAG TECHNIQUES, LEVEL 2

Offered in Sept. 2020

Women's Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/top that provides coverage of upper body. Sweat pants/loose fitting pants, tights w/shorts may be worn. Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

Instructor: N/A

This class builds upon the techniques taught in Level 1.  We recommend that students have at least 2yrs of ministering/training with flags before enrolling in this class.  Types of flags used are swing flags, standard size lame' flags, large silks and 6-foot flags.  The ministry portion of the flags covers the biblical basis for flagging and meaning of colors and light. Flags are available for students to use if needed.

INSTRUMENTS OF WORSHIP/WARFARE, ALL LEVELS

CLOSED FOR ENROLLMENT

Women's Dress Code: Long/short leotard w/top that provides coverage of upper body. Sweat pants/loose fitting pants, tights w/shorts may be worn. Pants that a tight-fitted around the hips are prohibited.  Shoes are optional.

Instructor: N/A

This class is one of the newest to join the CCD roster.  Every 1-2months, students will study a different instrument of worship/warfare.  Students will receive training in Mattah War Sticks, Mattah Staffs, Streamers & Tambourines. Technique and ministry training are both provided.

LOCATION

CCD Studio

4145 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA

*We are located near corner of 42th & Chestnut Street.  The building sits back from the street and we share the building with a Yoga Studio.*

*There is free street parking available.*

ENROLLMENT INFO

$35 - New Students

$25 - Returning Students

$0 - Grads of 2018-2019

*ENROLLMENT FOR MORE CLASSES CLOSES ON 10/31/2019

*CLASSES BEGIN ON 9/3/2019

DRESS CODE

Students are required to abide by the dress code. Hair is to be neat and secured off the face/neck.  Necklaces, bracelets and large earrings are prohibited.  Please see class descriptions for specific details.

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