Welcome to Clark Academy Dance CenterWhere Dance Takes You Places
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!
35th ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE
JUNE 26, 2022
It’s a big year at Clark Academy Dance Center!
This year we celebrate 35 years of teaching dance to thousands of students! Many of our dancers have gone on to have children of their own who are now currently enrolled dancing students at Clark Academy Dance Center! Some students have even become professional performers on stage and film, performing on Broadway in NYC, Broadway show tours, or have become dance teachers themselves across the globe!
Director Matthew Clark is also Director of the American All-Stars Dance Team competing this July in Mexico in the IDO World Dance Challenge Competition.
Dancers from the CADC Dance Family as well as dancers from across the continent from different dance studios will be competing amongst some of the best dancers on the planet as one team and one dance family. Having led his students to claim over 28 World Championship Titles, this year will surely add more Championship Titles!
WE WELCOME NEW STUDENTS ALL YEAR ROUND!
NEW CLASSES ARE ALWAYS STARTING
At Clark Academy Dance Center, we welcome new students all year! We are constantly adding new dance classes throughout the year.
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.
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.”
The Clark Academy Dance Center Difference
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Different Dance Classes
World Champion Titles
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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
Upcoming Events & Activities
We follow the Buffalo Schools calendar. Click the Buffalo Schools link below to see their full-year calendar.
MID WINTER RECESS
There will be no classes Feb. 21-26th, 2022.
There will be no classes April 11-16th, 2022
There will be no class Monday May 30th, 2022.