We asked current and former members of our CGPAC family to tell us about their experiences with our studio. We hope this helps!
Although CGPAC is not a competition studio, I learned from a very young age the importance of holding myself to a professional standard and to only dance better than I did the day before. CGPAC provided me with diversity, and this prepared me to be of great value as a performer. I was encouraged to partake in additional training outside of the studio, and this allowed me to establish connections with professionals.
My time at CGPAC helped me develop a foundation of skills that has not only built my dance technique, but also my life in general. In addition to the life lessons learned, I made lifelong friends. I’ll always be grateful for my time spent in the studio.
At CGPAC, I was taught not only how to dance, but perseverance, respect, responsibility and so much more. CGPAC became my second home and I continued to use the skills I learned as I went on to college and my professional performance career.
Now, as a teacher at the studio I continue to be inspired and learn from my fellow teachers and students. Having my own children dance at CGPAC feels full circle to me and I feel lucky to have them grow and learn in such a nurturing, artistic and caring environment.
Kennedy has been dancing at CGPAC for 6 years. The teachers are encouraging, supportive, and have helped to build her confidence. Through her experience at CGPAC, she has had the courage to follow her dreams of performing and has been a part of local theater productions. She is able to juggle her dance classes plus theater with the support of the staff. CGPAC is a second home and family for Kennedy!
CGPAC has remained a constant throughout my life. When it came time to sign up my own children for dance, it wasn’t even a question of where to enroll them. I remembered my time learning at CGPAC as a student; a supportive environment where strong dance technique, confidence, and character is developed. Teaching dance alongside my former instructors is an absolute honor, and I continue to learn from them each day!
CGPAC has been pivotal in helping my daughters grow into confident, independent, determined, and thoughtful young adults. They have been dancing at CGPAC since before they were in school and while they have grown into beautiful dancers whose skills improve every year, even more important to me are the countless life lessons they’ve also learned. Every teacher is caring, thoughtful, and passionate about teaching their students, and we truly feel like part of the CGPAC family. I would recommend this studio to anyone looking to get their child involved in dance and the arts!
My children found a home at CGPAC and we've been with them for over 6 years. They not only learn *to* dance (not *a* dance...there's a difference) they learn respect, perseverance, the benefits of hard work and how to express themselves through the art of dance. Knowing the studio has been successfully owned and operated for 20 years by women with strong roots in the community is powerful.
As a parent of a neurodivergent child, CGPAC has been such an incredible place for my child to learn and grow!!. All of the teachers are helpful, caring, and willing to work with my child and her different style of learning and processing. Any concerns or questions I have are addressed immediately. The studio does an amazing job working with every child and making them welcome and accepted.
At CGPAC, the emphasis is always on doing your best to participate in each and every class and rehearsal and to contribute as a member of something greater than yourself. You see passion and dedication in every single person connected to CGPAC. I look forward to seeing my little dancer grow at Cary-Grove Performing Arts Center for years to come!