Welcome to Clark Academy Dance Center

Where Dance Takes You Places
CADC Dancer doing a split in Buffalo NY

Ayla Davis in Pointe Overlooking the New York City Skyline. Ayla is a Former Student of Matthew Clark at Clark Academy Dance Center.

Warmly welcoming dance students of all ages and dance levels

 

Led by Master Teacher and Choreographer Matthew Clark, dance students receive high-level dance training and unique opportunities not found anywhere else. Matthew has been recognized for the dedication and mentorship he provides his students and is a Dance Teacher Hall of Fame inductee in New York and Canada.

Our talented and dedicated dance teachers are passionate about their craft and love to teach dance. Students receive personalized dance class placement according to their age, dance level, and dance experience.

We offer a wide variety of dance styles and classes to choose from, along with master classes and specialized private dance training. Dancers from beginners to advanced will find that at Clark Academy Dance Center, dance will take you places!

 

 

REGISTRATION FOR FALL/WINTER CLASSES NOW OPEN

Dance is our passion, and teaching dance is what we love. That’s why Director Matthew Clark has been teaching students the art and love of dance for over 35 years. Whether you’re a serious dancer or a beginner, we welcome you to join our dance family! Registration is open and we’re accepting new students for our fall and winter season.

TAKE ANY DANCE CLASS FOR FREE!

If you’re interested in enrolling with us, we welcome you to try us out by taking a dance class for free with no obligation to enroll. Simply contact us and mention your interest in taking a free dance class. One of our instructors will discuss the student’s interests, age and dance level and recommend the best dance class options available.

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Clark Academy’s Mission & Vision

Every student is welcomed, mentored, and encouraged, regardless of their dance ability or dance level. We train everyone from those just learning how to dance, to those pursuing a professional career in the performing arts. Our mission is to encourage, inspire and mentor our students while developing their dance abilities, as well as instilling a deep appreciation and love for the arts that they will carry with them over their lifetime.  We are honored to share over 35 years of professional dance instruction with you and your family!

“There is nothing that gives me more joy than to see the joy of dance on my student’s faces. My students are at the center of what motivates me and inspires me every day to give them the very best of what dance has to offer, and the very best experience when they dance. Although I’m the teacher, I cannot tell you how much my students have taught ME!  My hope is that dance takes them places they would have never gone before, both in my classes and in life.”

Matthew Clark

Artistic Director | Master Teacher, Clark Academy Dance Center

The Clark Academy Dance Center Difference

Fun Environment

OUR ENVIRONMENT

We’re an inclusive dance academy where everyone is welcome and part of the CADC dance family. Our dance curriculum includes a wide variety of dance styles, class sizes and dance levels, and students are placed within the classes where they will both learn, be challenged and thrive.  We foster self confidence and in a positive and nurturing environment, and the only “clicks” that happen here are the clicking of dancing tap shoes.

Expert Dance Training

OUR TRAINING

Our core dance class curriculum is founded upon ballet, tap, and jazz for beginners to advanced levels, and for children to adult. We also offer various other dance class styles. Clark Academy incorporates a strong emphasis on technique, masterful choreography, stretch and movement, and learning a choreographed routine to perform on stage at the CADC Showcase. We train serious dancers and those just beginning to dance!

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HIGHLY TRAINED INSTRUCTORS

Our Core dance instructors are passionate and talented dancers, many of whom have been trained by Matthew Clark. Our dance teachers love teaching children the art and love of dance. Our dance teachers are all  CPR Certified.

 

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DANCE TEACHER HALL OF FAME

Not many dance teachers achieve the highest honor of being awarded in the Dance Teacher Hall of Fame. Director and Founder Matthew Clark has been recognized for his excellence in teaching dance as an inductee in TWO Dance Teachers Hall of Fame- New York State and Canada.

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FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT

At Clark Academy, everyone is family whether you just joined or have been dancing with us for years. Our dance studio culture is warm and friendly where all are invited. You’ll quickly discover the only “clicks” that happen here are the clicking sounds from tap shoes!

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ALL DANCE LEVELS + ADULT CLASSES

From beginners to advanced, we offer dance classes for every dance level. From as young as our Isadorables all the way to adults of any age, Clark Academy offers different dance styles and classes for everyone.

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LIVE SHOWCASE PERFORMANCES

Every dance student performs in our live stage production and end-of-year SHOWCASE, where you can invite friends and family to see your child dance on stage. CADC offers students several additional opportunities to perform and compete throughout the year.

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PROFESSIONAL & COMPETITION

CADC is where serious dancers seek to train. Our competition team competes in numerous regional and national competitions. This season CADC students have the unique opportunity to compete in the International IDO World Dance Championship Competition held in Mexico in July 2022!

Years Teaching Dance

Happy Students

Different Dance Classes

World Champion Titles

See what others have to say about Clark Academy!

We have rated FIVE STARS on Google and Facebook!

“The only thing that outshines Matthew Clark’s talent is his personality”

– Team Canada Dance National Director

STACEY WITT CADC REVIEW

Stacey Witt

GOOGLE REVIEW BY JACOB B.

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GINA KLEIN CADC REVIEW

Gina Klein

Outside CADC
Come Dance with Us
Dance Competition Trophies

DANCE ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS

DANCE EDUCATORS OF AMERICA
DANCE MASTERS
WORLD DANCE ORG
NDCA
NYS Dance Educators of America
IDO INT'L DANCE ORG

Calendar

Upcoming Events & Activities

We follow the Buffalo Schools calendar. Click the Buffalo Schools link below to see their full-year calendar.

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NOV.

THANKSGIVING BREAK

There will be no dance classes on Thanksgiving.

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DEC.

CHRISTMAS/WINTER BREAK

There will be no classes from Dec. 24-Jan.2 for Winter Break.

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JAN.

DANCE CLASSES RESUME

Welcome back from break! Dance classes resume.

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FEB.

MID WINTER RECESS

There will be no classes Feb. 21-26th, 2022.

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APRIL

SPRING RECESS

There will be no classes April 11-16th, 2022

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MAY

MEMORIAL DAY

There will be no class Monday May 30th, 2022.