CBT Center for Dance Education is the longest continually running dance school in the Lowcountry. It was founded by Don Cantwell over 45 years ago. The comprehensive and challenging curriculum is designed to inspire future dancers of all types, whether aspiring to have professional career or those who simply desire the benefits of quality dance training. There are two spacious, fully equipped studios including state-of-the-art dance flooring. This facility allows the school to limit class size and offer a varied and expanded curriculum of both classical and contemporary dance styles
Charleston Ballet Theatre Center for Dance Education is offering new performance opportunities this season. An important part of this offering is our participation in the Youth America Grand Prix. The school approaches the YAGP, not as a competition, but as an opportunity to increase a dancer’s confidence on stage and fine-tune their stage performances. The exposure to scholarships, apprenticeships and opportunity for additional stage time experience is invaluable to a young dancer.
”Ballet dancing is arduous, strenuous activity. Students are engaged in physical training that rivals the training Olympic athletes undergo.At the same time, they strive for physical perfection not for the prowess alone but as a way of achieving the means necessary to express the pure nature of their art.”
– George Balanchine