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Carolina Dance Foundation Performance Companies (CDFPC) is the performance arm of Carolina Dance Foundation. Our companies include Carolina Civic Ballet and Carolina Rhythm, our tap company. 

The CDF Performance Companies have specific goals for their dancers including enhancing technical training, increasing self confidence and inspiring each individual dancer to reach his/her full potential. Our passion is to educate young dancers and provide them with opportunities to develop into technically proficient artists.



Carolina Civic Ballet offers pre-professional level training and performance opportunities to aspiring young dancers. Our ballet performance company offers the highest caliber of training while fulfilling our mission to promote an awareness and appreciation of the arts to the community through outreach programs, lecture demonstrations, educational seminars and professional quality performances. Company dancers participate in UNCSA's Festival of North Carolina Dance, Regional Dance America/South East's annual conference and Youth America Grand Prix. 

Carolina Civic Ballet Artistic Directors:

Jennifer Culler Moore & Lindsay Collins Shaw

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Proud members of  RDASE
(Regional Dance America/Southeast)

Carolina Civic Ballet In Action
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Carolina Rhythm is an all encompassing program with training in all styles of tap. Our company offers master classes with leaders in the industry, guest artist choreography, performances, and company outings to professional tap shows, all geared to the overall development of the tap dancer. The aim of Carolina Rhythm is to create a fun and supportive atmosphere where students can gain confidence in musicality and performance through the art of tap dance.

Carolina Rhythm Director: Carina Goodman

Carolina Rhythm In Action

Carolina Dance Center offers two competition teams. Visit their website to learn more.

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