Brayden Newby is a trained jazz, contemporary, theatre, and hip-hop dancer from Lafayette, Indiana. After graduating from college, Brayden performed with Odyssey Dance Theatre based out of Salt Lake City for 3 years. Brayden then moved to NYC where he has been seen on “Saturday Night Live”, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, “MTV VMAS”, “Ru Paul’s Drag Race”, “Todrick Hall’s Forbidden World Tour”, and in music videos for Ed Sheeran and Major Lazer. Before the COVID lockdown, Brayden was traveling North America with the Broadway tour of “CATS.”Brayden is touring with the first national tour of the 10-time Tony-winning production of “Moulin Rouge the Musical.” Brayden loves to teach dance and is passionate about watching dancers transform into artists.
NEW DANCE CLASSES FOR 2023-2024
Online Registration Now Open!
Login to your CADC Portal and choose your dance classes
Welcoming New Dance Students
Clark Academy Dance Center has an exciting year planned and we welcome students of all ages and dance levels from beginner to advanced to join our dance family!
THE CADC PORTAL
For Existing Students and New Students
Registration and Enrollment are Easy!
1. Register and enroll on the CADC Portal
2. Register any additional children
3. Select dance classes
Welcome To Clark Academy Dance Center
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!
Introducing the Clark Academy Dance Center Class Pass!
What is a Class Pass?
The Class Pass gives you the opportunity to try any one of our dance classes absolutely free with no strings attached. We offer fun and engaging dance classes for every age and every dance level, from beginners to experienced dancers.
If you’re interested in dance classes for kids, teens, or adults, we invite you to take a dance class of your choice for free. Whether it’s for you, your child, or a child that you love, we warmly welcome you to Clark Academy Dance Center.
All Ages & All Dance Levels
BEGINNERS: For dancers 2 years old to 92 years old.
EXPERIENCED: For dancers who are currently dancing, all dance levels.
COMPETITION & PROFESSIONAL DANCE: For intermediate to advanced dance levels interested in serious dance training for performing, competing, pageants, and audition prep.
I USED TO DANCE: For older adults who used to dance and want to dance again simply for the love of dance. Regardless of your dance ability, these classes are for anyone who wants to dance again.
How to get your class pass
Simply click the link below to get started.
Text or chat live with one of our staff for personalized recommendations for your dancer’s age, dance style, and dance level and we’ll get you scheduled for the dance class of your choice! Or, call us directly!
Text or call 716-309-5400 OR click the button below.
Five Awesome Benefits of Dancing
WE WELCOME NEW STUDENTS ALL YEAR ROUND!
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. No matter the age or dance experience including no experienc at all, we welcome you to CADC.
LIVE SHOWCASE PERFORMANCES
Every dance student performs in our live stage production and end-of-year SHOWCASE, and the Winter Showcase is back for 2023. CADC also offers students several additional opportunities to hit the stage and perform. Students have the opportunity to compete in dance competitions and community events throughout the year.
PROFESSIONAL & COMPETITION
CADC is where serious dancers seek to train. Mr. Clark trains pageant contestants and sits on the Miss Buffalo Scholarship Competition board. He judges dance competitions across the globe and has the experience and network to train serious dancers to new heights.
Years Teaching Dance
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
Upcoming Events & Activities
We follow the Buffalo Schools calendar. Click the Buffalo Schools link below to see their full-year calendar.