WELCOME TO CCD

Welcome to the beautiful new webpage for the Classical and Contemporary Dance Conservatory at OCSA. My hope is for this site to be a hub featuring the stunning beauty of CCD’s featured art forms while highlighting the successes of our students, alumni, and faculty. In addition, information on the outstanding caliber of faculty, guest master teachers and choreographers, and the varied experiences and opportunities our students enjoy, will be available to peruse at your leisure.

Enjoy!

Steven B. Hyde

 

CCD is a conservatory where dancers seeking a specified focus in ballet, modern, and choreography composition will flourish. Our dancers learn and refine skills necessary for careers in dance and graduate with the knowledge and understanding of what is involved in persuing careers in dance.

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Donations

Donations

Follow link for donations to:

"All in One" (includes Industry Professional Experience, Winter Concert Production donation & Exclusive DVD/Photo Packet, Spring Concert Production donation & Exclusive DVD/Photo Packet.

or separate donations for:

  • "Industry Professional Experience"
  • "Winter Concert Production donation & Exclusive DVD/Photo Packet"
  • "Spring Concert Production donation & Exclusive DVD/Photo Packet"

LAUNCH INTO MOTION 2018

Be a part of the excitement, join other CCD dancers in our annual "Launch into Motion" mini-intensive in August 2018.

JOIN OTHER DANCERS FROM THE CLASSICAL AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE CONS ERVATORY IN A
FUN PREPARATORY EXPERIENCE WITH CCD FACULTY AND GUEST MASTER TEACHERS. DANCERS
WILL PARTAKE IN TWO 1.5 HOURS CLASS ES IN VARIOUS GENRES (BALLET, POINTE, MEN’S, PAS
DE DEUX, MODERN, IMPROVISATION). A NUTRITIOUS SNACK AND BEVERAGE WILL BE INCLUDED
IN THE PROGRAM. TWO MASTER CLASS TEACHERS ON FRIDAY AT THE END OF THE WEEK

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2018-2019 - Artist in Residence - James Gregg - L3

Colorado born, Oklahoma raised. James Gregg is now an international choreographer.

Colorado born, Oklahoma raised. James Gregg is now an international choreographer.

He has created choreographic works on Whim W’Him, Danceworks Chicago, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Ballet X, Northwest Dance Project, Nashville Ballet's Emergence, Springboard Danse Project Montreal, River North Dance Company, Elements Contemporary Ballet, and L’Ecole Superieure de Danse de Quebec.

Most recently, James was the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award. He was also the winner for Ballet Austin's 2014 New American talent choreographic competition, a finalist in Milwaukee Ballet's 2013 Genesis Choreographic competition, and in 2011 the winner of the International Choreographic Competition at Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur.

As a performer, James has worked with Bodytraffic, Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal, Aszure & Artists, Rubberband Dance Group, and River North Dance Company.

Throughout his career he had the opportunity to do the works of many renowned choreographers including Victor Quijada, Barak Marshall, Aszure Barton, Crystal Pite, Rodrigo Pedernieras, Frank Chauves, Danny Ezralow, Mauro Bigonzetti, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Cayetano Soto, and more. James also has been featured in several music videos, feature films, and in TV documentaries and specials. Elton John, Lyon, Kresha Turner, Ils Dansent, On the road, and Soul Survivors are a couple of examples of this. These experience to work with such a variety of artists and different artistic avenues has given James the tools to create his own language and helped mold his choreographic voice and vision.

His biggest interest is to create movement from the inside out and exploring different paths and routes through which the body can move. Discovering how these various avenues can evoke emotion and how those emotions translate throughout the body.

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2018-2019 - Artist in Residence - James Gregg - L3

CCD ACCOLADES

Master Class with Desmond Richardson - Complexions

Master Class with Nicolas Blanc - Joffrey Ballet

ALUMNI CANDIDS

All-For-One donation includes the following:

$ 150  - Industry Professional Experience *
Contribution for Artist in Residence, Master Classes, Workshops, Hospitality 

 $ 175 - Winter Concert & Exclusive DVD/Photo Packet *
Contribution for Production Fee; only opportunity for DVD/Photo Packet

 $ 175 - Spring Concert & Exclusive DVD/Photo Packet *
Contribution for Production Fee; only opportunity for DVD/Photo Packet


If you should have any questions or concerns regarding these donations, feel free to contact Steven B. Hyde confidentially at 714-560-0900, ext. 6766 or by email at: steven.hyde@ocsarts.net.

The Orange County School of the Arts is organized as a non-profit organization under IRS code 501(c)(3) our Tax ID is 33-0891574.
All cash donations are fully tax deductible as provided by law.

Please select a link below in support of CCD!

 

* Click "Read More" to view donations tax deductible amount.

* Your donation, minus the fair market value (FMV) of the goods and services you receive, is tax deductible per IRS guidelines.  However, we encourage you to work closely with your tax advisor to determine your donations eligibility for a tax deduction.

Donation Type

 Amount 

 FMV

 Tax Deduction

All-For-One 
(all donations listed below)

$500

$40

$480

If each donation is made separately:

Industry Professional Experience

$150

$0

$150

Winter Concert & Exclusive DVD/Photo Packet

$175

$20

$155

Spring Concert & Exclusive DVD/Photo Packet 

$175

$20

$155

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Q: Why is the Parent Funding Agreement so important?

A: The PFA is the donation* each family pledges to the Conservatory. Your pledges help support all aspects of the Conservatory program. It pays for the ingredients and food needed for a robust cooking program, maintenance of appliances, new equipment, instructor salaries, master chef fees and extracurricular activities. 

The 2016-2017 Budget Overview:

  • $236,500 supports 55 students in the program
  • PFA Pledge: $234.475, or 99% of budget
  • Expected Fallout (Unfulfilled Pledges): $39,861 
  • Current actual budget: $194,614, or 82% of total budget

*Donations are tax deductible. 

What's the rehearsal schedule? Team Up to the rescue!

Stay informed of CCD’s rehearsal schedule through “Team Up”. Using Team Up has reduced the chances of miscommunicating schedule changes and updates in real time. No more checking several different places for the rehearsal schedule. It’s all in one convenient place.