Latest news: CCDC Dance Centre is relocating to Tai Po
CCDC has worked hard throughout this year to secure a new site for the CCDC Dance Centre after its premises in Wong Tai Sin, which has hosted the Centre for 40 years, faced closure due to reconstruction work.
Today, we are delighted to announce some great news! CCDC will be moving its Dance Centre to Tai Po Arts Centre, with an expected opening date in April 2021. The Company’s full-time dancers will be able to rehearse and hold activities in the studios during the day.
During the relocation period, the current Dance Centre located in Wong Tai Sin will continue to offer a variety of dance courses until October 2021. Our office, wardrobe and technical department, which had earlier been relocated from San Po Kong to an industrial building unit in Tsuen Wan, are now all officially open and ready to bring wonderful performances to you, our audience.
Help CCDC continue nurturing new talents
We are seeking funds for the imminent relocation of the CCDC Dance Centre.
Since CCDC was founded, it has grown to become one of Hong Kong’s centres of arts and culture.
Over the past decades, the Company has been housed rent-free in a 20,000sq ft space at the Dance Centre located in a 50-year-old building in Wong Tai Sin. However, due to its run down condition, the Centre, together with CCDC’s offices at San Po Kong may need to be vacated this year.
If we are not able to obtain new premises, local dance artists will lose an important rehearsal space, and more than 12,000 students annually may lose their opportunity to pursue dance. The repercussions of losing the Dance Centre will be very negative.
Therefore, the Company is now eagerly seeking a feasible transition plan; meanwhile, your generous contributions absolutely will bring benefits in helping the relocation, finding temporary premises or renting the current premises.
Your support is crucial to maintain space for dance, creativity and of course, for the cultural development of Hong Kong.
CCDC belongs to the Hong Kong Government’s Art Development Matching Grants Scheme, where every dollar is matched by $1!
Donors able to gift HKD5,000 or more will be commemorated with a nameplate at CCDC Dance Centre.
Donations of HK$100 or above are tax-deductible.
CCDC Funding Schemes
(1) Arts Development Fund
Supports original productions that reflect the vigour and creativity of Hong Kong’s vibrant culture and showcase the artistry of local choreographers, designers and home-grown dancers.
(2) Dance Education Fund
Supports dance education by providing training scholarships to talented young dancers and funding to the student ticket scheme which allows students to enjoy performances at a lower price.
(3) China Dance Development Fund
Supports the China Dance Development Programme which strengthens the connections between artists and organisations in Chinese cities and broadens the arena for dance development in Asia.
(4) Digital Media Development Fund in Contemporary Dance
Supports the promotion and commission of local dance video productions for the annual Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival founded by CCDC to facilitate creative collaboration and artistic exchange for directors, artists and choreographers in Asia.