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The Center for Contemporary Dance, Inc. is proud to be recognized as one of the first nonprofits in Central Florida to be totally transparent. You’ll be seeing a lot about a new knowledge base established by the Community Foundation of Central Florida to help donors and philanthropists validate the organizations they support.

You can be among the first to visit and see everything from our management, governance, and programs to an in-depth look at our finances that is searchable and validated. The Community Foundation’s leadership believes this new site will allow local nonprofits more exposure to the community, new sources of funding and improved performance.

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CCD as a 501(c)(3)

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, each year The Center for Contemporary Dance reaches thousands of people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds through breathtaking productions, innovative dance-education programs and active community outreach. In order to continue expanding our artistic and educational endeavors, we need your help.

Please consider joining us in our mission by contributing to one of the Gift-Supported Programs outlined at the right. Kindly designate the Program you’d like to support when making your gift; all undesignated gifts are automatically placed into The General Operating Fund, which subsidizes all priority programs, goals and activities.

Contributions to The Center for Contemporary Dance are tax-deductible and gifts of all amounts make a difference. Thank you for your support!

Ways to Give

Online: Click HERE to make a secure donation through the Network for Good.

By Mail: Complete the Contributor’s Form and mail it with your donation.

By Phone: Call (407) 695-8366 and make your gift using Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Stock Donations & Major Gifts: Please call (407) 695-8366 for personal attention.

Planned Giving: Please call (407) 695-8366 for personal attention.

The Impact of Your Gift
Help a Student in Need | Make a Contribution
1 Underserved Student
a month of full-time classes
50 Inner-city Children
see a performance for free
Costuming for 3 Dancers
in a mainstage production
Title I Public School
a single Arts Outreach and Education program
Exceptional Pre-Professional Student
a year of training for free
Significant New Work
production and debut
Dance Education and Wellness Program

The Dance Education and Wellness Program includes all public dance classes, workshops, master classes and learning programs offered at The Center for Contemporary Dance. Led by a mature, educated faculty with more than 200 years of industry experience, the program operates in accordance with National Standards for Dance Education and provides instruction in classical, post-classical and world dance forms to more than 250 students each year.

Donations specifically fund programs designed for special populations, including senior citizens, underserved children and persons with physical limitations.

Arts in Community Program

The Arts in Community Program is a multi-dimensional arts enrichment program developed and led in collaboration with community organizations and The Center’s academic, arts and healing professionals. Serving more than 3,000 people each year, the program offers customized dance workshops, lecture-demonstrations, fitness classes and public performances for targeted populations that include Title I public schools, senior citizens, child welfare organizations, veterans, underserved communities and minorities. Services vary in duration, from a single workshop to year-long collaborations.

Youth Scholarship & Pre-Professionals

The Youth Scholarship Program provides talented, financially-challenged dancers ages 9-17 access to a rigorous curriculum in Pre-Professional Studies at reduced or no cost. Students prepare for a dance career or university dance program through a comprehensive curriculum that employs the National Standards for Dance Education. Pre-professional classes are designed to train the student in areas of technique, artistic development, dance history, production, wellness/nutrition and arts management.

All students perform in the youth ensemble, U-Turn Dance Company; advanced students also apprentice with The Center’s resident dance companies. Scholarship recipients are selected by an application and audition process in order to measure degree of commitment, individual needs and preparedness for the program.

New Works Program

Since 2001, the New Works Program has brought more than 200 new contemporary dance works to the stage, reaching over 9,000 diverse audience members in the Central Florida area. Works produced through the program must be of social, anthropological, cultural or historical relevance and range from small experimental showcases to large-scale productions that reflect the cultural and creative diversity of our community.

Each year, works produced through the program draw powerful media attention, and directly support more than 200 exceptional artists in fields that include dance, visual arts, technical design, music and writing. Over the past eight years, the program has supported the production of new works from Moore Dance Project, U-Turn Dance Company, Patelworks Dance Theater, Nao Dance Collective, Emotions Dance Company, DRIP, Yow Dance and dozens of independent choreographers.

Resident Artist Program

Implemented in 2007, the Resident Artist Program supports emerging choreographers and contemporary/modern dance companies in the creation and presentation of new work. The program provides mentoring in business/production management, artistic development and access to rehearsal and performance space at little or no cost to participating artists.

The primary goal of this incubation program is to cultivate modern/contemporary dance in Central Florida by mentoring artists into self-sufficient producers of new work; over the past 3 years, the Resident Artist Program has supported more than 100 artists and 7 contemporary dance companies, resulting in the presentation of no less than 35 new dance works.

Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsorship benefits can be customized to meet your company’s specific objectives and may include:• Significant visibility through strategic marketing campaigns and printed materials• Employee discounts and volunteer opportunities• Exclusive hospitality opportunities, including private receptions and VIP tours• Access to a demographically diverse audiences, including youth, women and minorities• Press coverage in prestigious media outlets throughout Central Florida• Complimentary tickets to performances• Collateral advertising opportunitiesFor more information, please email or call (407) 695-8366

Current Sponsorship Opportunities

► Moore Dance Project’s Regional Tour of ‘Sacred Slave Stories': Black history comes to life in this riveting new work, inspired by some of the most compelling interviews with more than 2,000 formerly-enslaved African Americans. February 2013 performances will be attended by more than 6,000 diverse audience members across 5 Central Florida counties, with special showings designed for public school children. View the complete Sponsorship Packet >>>

► DanceWorks School Program: Each year thousands of students benefit from this intensive arts-education program that brings dance into public school classrooms and connects the study of dance to classroom curricula. Developed in collaboration with host school educators, customized programs meet the specific needs of the constituents served and may include workshops, lecture-demonstrations, performances and long-term collaborations that facilitate literacy, critical thinking and creative expression.For more information, please email or call (407) 695-8366

Current & Recent Sponsors