Dance Academy students train in the fundamentals of ballet and explore creativity through modern dance. This class emphasizes contemporary techniques to develop coordination, musicality, strength, flexibility, and alignment. Students learn basic ballet and modern dance techniques, floor work, center work and movement across the floor. Instruction in creative improvisation, performance development, choreography, and composition skills will culminate with a final performance.
Director and Choreographer of the Academy
Terence Greene, Director and Choreographer
Jessica Spurlock, Director and Choreographer for Introductory and Beginner levels
Kay Eichman, Ballet Mistress
Charlene Brown, Dance Etiquette Instructor, Costume Manager
Phillip Williams, Rehearsal Director and Instructor
Toryon Abner, Rehearsal Director and Instructor
Spring 2019 Semester Dates
- Mandatory Dance Academy Placement Day*
- For ages 13-18: Saturday, January 19th, 1pm-4pm
- For ages 6-12: Sunday, January 20th, 1pm-4pm
Due to the weather forecast, we may need to cancel placement days and classes. To find out, please call 216.987.6145. A voicemail message will inform of any class cancellations.
*Please call 216-987-6145 to pre-register for placement day. On placement day, there will be a short parent orientation before placement assessments begin. After the orientation, students will be split into groups and will be asked to perform a small series of dance routines to assess their skill levels. Once their skill levels are determined, payment is then required. Payment is accepted by credit card over the phone, or by check or money order by mail or in person. We do not accept cash.
Please mail checks and money orders to:
Tri-C Creative Arts Dance Academy, MCCA 109
2900 Community College Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
Spring Session Pricing (includes costume fee):
Introductory I Level: $175
Introductory II Level: $250
Beginner Level: $325
Intermediate Level: $400
Advanced Level: $500
Please visit our Community Dance Mastery page for more information on free introductory dance classes in community sites across the city.
- Classess begin on Saturday, February 2nd 2019.
The rehearsal schedule is as follows:
Introductory Level in Rec Center Studio 34: Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m., Saturdays 12-1 p.m.
Introductory II Level in Rec Center Studio 34: Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 p.m., Thursdays 5:40-7 p.m., Saturdays 1:10-2:20 p.m.
Beginner Level in Rec Center Studio 34: Mondays 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesdays 4:30-6:15 p.m., Fridays 4:30-6 p.m., Saturdays 1-5 p.m.
Intermediate Level in Center for Creative Arts Studio 18: Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays 4:30-6:45 p.m., Thursdays 4:30-6 p.m., Saturdays 1-5 p.m.
Advanced Level in Center for Creative Arts Studio 18: Mondays 6:30-8:45 p.m., Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m., Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., Thursdays 6-9 p.m., Fridays 6-8:45 p.m., Saturdays 3:15-5 p.m.
Spring Concert at Tri-C Eastern Campus Mandel Theatre:
Saturday, April 13th at 7:30 pm
Tri-C Dance Academy GALA at Playhouse Square Ohio Theatre:
Friday, May 17th
More information To Be Announced
View Courses and Register
- ZNMC-1162: Advanced Dance Academy
- ZNMC-1120: Beginner Dance Academy
- ZNMC-1145: Beginner II Dance Academy
- ZNMC-1140: Dance Academy at Heritage View
- ZSYC-1186: Dance Academy Summer Intensive (Ages 6-18)
- ZNMC-1146: Dance Mastery At Clark Recreation Center
- ZNMC-1164: Dance Mastery at Michael Zone Recreation Center
- ZNMC-1141: Dance Mastery at St. Luke's Manor
- ZNMC-1103: Intermediate Dance Academy
- ZNMC-1153: Intro II Dance Academy
- ZNMC-1121: Introductory Dance Academy