WARSAW — What started as a small performing company of five dancers has grown into much more. This non-profit performing company was created in 1986 to provide students with additional opportunities to utilize their dance training and now the company of 25 students, ages 8 to 18, has performed for such events as Walt Disney World’s Magic Music Days, the Legacy program in New York City and for the Harlem Globetrotters, as well as focusing on community involvement through local performances.
“Our focus is on providing opportunities for our dancers to build a strong, technical foundation that allows them to pursue any career of their choice with confidence,” explains co-director Kristina Collier. “Class Act Dance Troupe has alumni that have gone on to professional careers as choreographers, studio owners, and performers. We also have those that have continued to perform and teach at the collegiate level while pursuing other degrees such as pre-med, journalism and education. CADT is about building confident, talented artists that can attain any goal.”
CADT will bring their award-winning pieces to the Warsaw Performing Arts Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 24. “This concert will showcase the artistry, talent and dedication of our students,” says CADT co-director Tammy Seibold. “We have everything from a delightfully playful modern piece, by DCSD alumnus Hannah Crane, to the intensely personal piece, Believe, choreographed by 2015 Princess Grace Award recipient Josh Manculich.
The variety of this show will offer something for everyone.” Seibold continues, “Our students are passionate about dance and it shows in every moment. You can feel their intensity as they perform Vich, a powerful jazz piece by Chicago-based choreographer Jeremy Plummer, then with just as much conviction whisk you away with the comedy of “Not Again,” As the show unfolds, you will be amazed by the versatility of these dancers.”
Tickets for the performance are available online for $10 at Tututix.com or at the door for $12. Proceeds from the performance benefit the CADT scholarship fund. For more information regarding the troupe or to schedule a performance, contact Tammy Seibold at (574) 267-7055 or email [email protected]