Preparing Students for College and a Career in Dance

Tara Brown and Sandra Henderson, Secondary Dance Instructor
With generous gifts made to the CCA Fund, the Dance Department was able to take eight students to the National High School Dance Festival in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for the first time.

The five day festival, known across the nation for embracing and perpetuating the highest standard of quality in dance education, provided various master classes and performances for our students to attend. In addition, workshops taught by industry leaders, prepared them for the next step in their performing arts journey.
“God is so faithful and has answered our prayers in abundance! We are very proud of the Christ-like manner in which the students represented themselves and CCA.”
They were also provided the opportunity to audition in front of over 70 prestigious college representatives from across the country. Through this audition, our CCA dancers received acceptances from multiple colleges and conservatories (see list below), and were offered hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships for tuition and summer programs.

Congratulations Catherine Blanco, Rachel Blitch, Nadia Laurovic, Jesse McCoy, Brianna Rivas, Jillian Sward, Isabella Thomas, and Amanda Wysocki for all of your hard work, and success!

  • Adelphi University
  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA)
  • Ball State University
  • Belhaven University
  • Brenau University
  • Broadway Dance Center
  • California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
  • California State University Northridge (CSUN)
  • Coker College
  • Dean College
  • Goucher College
  • Hofstra University
  • Illinois State University
  • Jacksonville University
  • James Madison University
  • Joffery Ballet
  • Peabody Institute- Johns Hopkins University
  • Lindenwood University
  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
  • Long Island University
  • Mercyhurst University
  • Montclair State University
  • Nazareth College
  • New World School of the Arts
  • Ohio University
  • Point Park University
  • Randolph College
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Seton Hall University
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Studio Center, Los Angeles
  • Temple University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of South Florida
  • University of the Arts (UArts)
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Valdosta State University
  • West Virginia University
  • Winthrop University
  • Fordham University- Alvin Ailey



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  • Nichisa Hamilton
    I am so proud of these amazing students. I am very proud to be apart of CCA. My daughter is in Kindergarten and she loves to dance. Congratulations to the teachers and students for making yourselves and CCA proud. Continue to let your light shinr for Jesus. We love you all??

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