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Preparatory Arts Academy
Dance & Movement 

Welcome to the OCCTAC Preparatory Arts Academy's Dance & Movement Department, where the language of dance is spoken, skills are finely tuned, and artistic passion finds its rhythm. Our program is meticulously designed to provide a dynamic and comprehensive experience for students of all ages, fostering a lifelong love for the art of movement.

Our Philosophy

At OCCTAC Preparatory Arts Academy, we believe that dance is more than just physical movements; it's a powerful form of self-expression, a means of communication, and a source of emotional connection. Our philosophy revolves around nurturing not only technical skills but also fostering creativity, critical thinking, and a deep connection to the art of dance. We aim to empower our students with a well-rounded dance education that enriches their lives both as dancers and as individuals.

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Program Highlights

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Classical Ballet

Our Classical Ballet classes offer a structured and nurturing environment where students develop fundamental techniques, history, and appreciation of this timeless art form. 

International Dance

Dive into a world of cultural exploration through our International Dance classes, where students learn dance forms from around the world while building strong motor skills and an appreciation for diversity.

 

Flamenco

Immerse yourself in the passionate rhythms and movements of Flamenco dance. From beginners to more experienced dancers, our Flamenco classes offer a journey into the heart of this captivating art form.

 

Folklorico

Discover the richness of Mexican folk dance as we explore regional styles and cultural expressions. Our Folklorico classes bring the vibrancy of tradition to life. 

 

Jazz

Experience the excitement of Jazz dance, where energetic movements and syncopated rhythms come together to create an electrifying dance style. 

 

Martial Arts

Our Martial Arts classes blend physical discipline with mental focus, helping students build strength, coordination, and self-discipline while fostering a sense of respect and camaraderie. 

Capoeira

Dive into the world of Capoeira, a unique blend of martial arts, dance, and music that encourages physical prowess, creativity, and cultural awareness. 

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Why Choose OCCTAC
Preparatory Arts Academy? 

Experienced Instructors

Our dedicated instructors are passionate about dance education and are committed to guiding students on their dance journey.  

Holistic Approach

We prioritize not only technical dance skills but also the development of creativity, critical thinking, and emotional expression.  

Comprehensive Curriculum

Our diverse offerings cater to all ages, skill levels, and dance interests. 

Performance Opportunities

Showcase your dance achievements through regular performances and workshops, enhancing your stage presence and confidence. 

Personalized Attention

Small class sizes ensure individualized guidance and support for each student. 

Cultural Enrichment

Explore a wide range of dance genres, styles, and cultural traditions. 

Preparation for Future

Whether pursuing dance professionally or as a lifelong passion, our program equips you for success. 

Get In Touch

Connect with our Visual Arts Academy Coordinator to learn more about our program and class availability. 

Carlos Beltran
Director of Arts Education
T: 714-547-5468 ext. 302

E: carlosb@occtac.org

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