CCDC Dance Centre’s new location at Tai Po Arts Centre brings a 40-year dance story to a brand-new arts hub
CCDC Dance Centre, formerly located in Wong Tai Sin, is an important landmark for Hong Kong’s dance industry. It has long been a place for grooming talent and a space of creativity for artists.
This is a new era for CCDC Dance Centre, with a diversification of creativity now in demand. The new Dance Centre at Tai Po Arts Centre has three multi-purpose studios with advanced and wide-ranging facilities, providing a new space for creativity and a safe and comfortable learning hub for students.
CCDC Dance Centre (Tai Po) will continue to offer professional training and a variety of dance courses including Contemporary, Jazz, Chinese, Ballet, Hip Hop, K-pop, Latin, Belly Dance, Body Work, Yoga and Children’s dance courses. We are expecting to hold 52 adult classes and 19 children’s classes during the first term, which runs from April to June.
Kevin Wong, Director of CCDC Dance Centre, said: “CCDC Dance Centre has always encouraged creativity and connected artists, youngsters, audiences and communities with the arts. As our Dance Centre in Wong Tai Sin will be closed soon, it’s time for us to move on to a new page. The brand-new Dance Centre will continue to be fully accessible to the public and provide even more facilities and a space for classes and rehearsals. In the meantime, together with Tai Po District and the artists and organisations at Tai Po Arts Centre, we will bring fresh ideas and inspiration for dancers and artists. Our professional dance tutors will also continue to pass on their skills to the next generation, all of us working with the community to develop a new dance adventure in Tai Po.”
CCDC Dance Centre is now open from 10am to 10pm Mondays to Saturdays and 10am to 6pm Sundays, closed public holidays. Please visit our website http://www.ccdc.com.hk/en/dc-taipo/
or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CCDCDC.TaiPo/ for more details.
CCDC will launch “Dancing Never Stops”, a dance gallery, to share our years of dance and highlight some classic works, documenting the development of arts at Wong Tai Sin. CCDC needs your support to make it happen and keep the memories alive!
City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC)
City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), the flagship of modern dance in Hong Kong, is charting a path for the contemporary dance scene with extraordinary performances representing modern Hong Kong culture. Founded in 1979 and now directed by Yuri Ng, CCDC has presented more than 200 original works by leading choreographers, and pioneered a reimagining of the possibilities of modern dance through innovative collaborations in Asia. Representing Hong Kong in 273 overseas performances on the world’s foremost stages and at festivals, CCDC is “the artistic soul of contemporary Hong Kong”.
CCDC Dance Centre
Landmark of Hong Kong Dance
City Contemporary Dance Company was first founded on the rooftop of an old building in Wong Tai Sin in 1979. Now, our first home has become the dance landmark in Hong Kong – CCDC Dance Centre.
Nurturing Ground for Local Artistic Talents
City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) is committed to the long-term development of modern dance and dance education. At the beginning of 2004, the Company established CCDC Dance Centre. The Centre continues to realise CCDC’s missions on dance education. It has also embarked on a Partnership Programme which aimed at facilitating independent artists and organisations to develop their creative works. As the dance landmark in Hong Kong, our rehearsal studios as well as the Jockey Club Dance Theatre create a supportive and ideal environment for dance development. By organising alternative activities and experimental dance performances, the Centre provides an excellent meeting place for dance lovers and the artists. Each year CCDC Dance Centre provides dance courses to over 12,000 students, and organizes 8,000 creative workshops. It also reaches out to the youth and the public by bringing free performances to schools, housing estates, parks and shopping arcades.
The in-house Dance courses offer a great variety of choices and quality trainings whereas our Outreach programmes promote dance in various schools, town halls and communities to broaden audience base. The Partnership Programme is a platform supporting independent and emerging artists by offering them rehearsal space, technical and administrative support. CCDC Dance Centre received the Hong Kong Dance Award 2005, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Arts Development Award in Arts Education (2011) and Arts Sponsorship (2012) for its outstanding contribution in dance education, promotion and support in Hong Kong.
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KK Wong (Marketing and Development Manager)
Tel: 3170 9924 / 6123 2090
Fax: 2351 4199
City Contemporary Dance Company CCDC Dance Centre (Tai Po)
Address: Unit 101-102, 1/F, Tai Po Arts Centre, 12 On Pong Road, Tai Po (near
Tai Po Mega Mall)
Tel.: 3705 8512 / 3705 8513
By public transport: Transit at Exit A3 of Tai Po Market MTR Station, then take Bus K12 and get off at Eightland Gardens
Opening hour: 10:00am – 10:00pm on Monday to Saturday, 10:00am – 6:00pm on Sunday (Closed on public holiday)
|Photo1||CCDC Dance Centre at Tai Po Arts Centre is now open.|
|Photo 2||CCDC Dance Centre (Tai Po) provides more space and facilities to start new adventures in dance.|
|Students from scholarship class “612 Mini Dancers” perform at the Tai Po Centre for the first time.|
|Photo 4||CCDC Dance Centre continues to offer a wide variety of dance courses for adults and children.|
|“WuDaoQingNian” starts professional training at the new rehearsal studio.|
|Photo 6||CCDC Dance Centre aims to bring dance closer to the public.|
|Photo 7||CCDC Dance Centre (Tai Po) holds its opening ceremony.|
|Photo 8||Guests at its opening ceremony: (from left to right)
Mrs Jessica Ong Chan, Member of The Board of CCDC
Mr Frederick Yu, Principal Assistant Secretary (Culture) of Home Affairs Bureau
Ms Winsome Chow, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Arts Development Council
Mr Robert Lewington, Chairman of The Board of CCDC
CCDC is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.