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SW Committee CCA Joins Dance Council of North Texas

SW Committee CCA Joins Dance Council of North Texas

The SW Committee CCA joined the Dance Council of North Texas this year. The Dance Council has been in motion for forty years in the North Texas area promoting and encouraging all aspects of dance.  “DCNT provides artistic, educational and cultural opportunities to people of all ages, ethnicities and abilities through dance festivals, master classes, scholarships, professional recognition, adaptive dance programs, collaborations and partnerships. DCNT is an organization of professional and non-professional dance companies, independent artists, teachers, performers, movement specialists, students, dance enthusiasts and businesses.” We look forward to being a part of the Dance Council of North Texas.

Our liaison Karla Harris is coming to UNT !

Our liaison Karla Harris is coming to UNT !

Karla Harris is the former Owner/Director of Northbrook Dance Centre and Artistic Director of Ballet Theatre North, a regional ballet performing company. She danced in NYC with the Radio City Rockettes after graduating with a BA in foreign language from Millikin University. She holds her Advanced Teacher’s Certification with the CCA and is a Permanent Examiner and Liaison Officer.
Ms. Harris teaches ballet, pointe and the Cecchetti syllabus work throughout the Chicagoland area, as well as guest teaches at the CCA International Summer School at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

Giovanni Allen Will Bring Sparkle to CCA Spring Workshop

Giovanni Allen Will Bring Sparkle to  CCA Spring Workshop
We want to welcome Mr Giovanni to our Spring workshop Giovanni Allen is originally from New York City where he received his early training at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and American Ballet Theater. He did his undergraduate work at California Institute for the Arts in LA. In 2008, he was invited to choreograph at the Barcelona International Course of Dance in Spain as well as the Greece Dance Festival. He has worked with artists such as; Rodolfo Castellanos, Jean Emile, Juan Borona and Roger Jeffrey. After Spain, he was chosen to represent Cal Arts at the American College Dance festival in 2009. That same year he was cast in the NYC Broadway holiday show ‘’Radio City Christmas spectacular”. In the summer of 2010, he made Texas home where he has been teaching modern, lyrical, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, and ballet and choreographing for numerous studios in the metroplex. Giovanni has made a name for himself in the Dallas area. He brings that certain “Spark” to every class and piece of work. He draws from a large range of influences, musical, literary, social and even nature. His goal is to simply spread his vision and teachings all over the world.


Southwest CCA is a non-profit organization, which exists to foster, motivate and instruct both students and instructors in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet.

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