New Canaan Dance Academy
Dance is NCDA

Elaine Young,

NCDA Family,

We are excited to begin New Canaan Dance Academy’s 18th year in 2019-2020! The Academy opened in September 2001 as the New Canaan Academy of Tap, but morphed in the following two years into NCDA as more dance styles were added to the program. We are now running over 100 classes a week, covering the major dance styles such as Ballet, Pre-Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop and Lyrical, as well as Breakdancing! Our Adult program continues this year with Tap, and Ballet

Our Performance Company finished a strong year in 2018-2019 with a very balanced and full agenda of regional dance festivals, workshops, and competitions. One of the most popular events attended continues to be JUMP, during which our Company dancers have the opportunity to take Master classes from and perform an NCDA-original piece in front of A-List celebrity choreographers from TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance such as Brian Friedman and Wade Robson.

Our Community Outreach activities will again be spearheaded by our Special Needs program, which offers dance classes in an inclusionary environment. We will also continue to actively seek out charitable events in which our dancers can contribute through performances and dance education for our local community.

I look forward to another year of watching all our students grow, not just as dancers, but as members of our NCDA family. I want to encourage young people (and those young at heart!) to achieve their personal best. Our students will not only learn the fundamentals of different dance disciplines, develop co-ordination and rhythmical skills, and ultimately form their own styles with confidence, but will do so in a supportive, team environment. With this strong foundation of basics, students will be able to transition into their own individual form of improvisation at the advanced level.

And, most importantly, have fun while doing it!

Express Yourself with Dance!

Elaine Young

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