Tap and Jazz – Adults

Adult tap and jazz class with a strong focus on musical theater style dance. Musical theater dance is less about a particular style of dance, but a description of dancing that is rooted in the diverse history of Broadway musicals. Classes will focus on everything from Fosse to hip hop and everything in between. Ages 16 and older, please. Beginners … Read More

Drumming

Drumming introduces students to traditional rhythms from around the world with a special focus on the music of Africa and the African Diaspora. Basic instruction is given in the techniques of playing with both hands and sticks and in the use of all types of percussion instruments: bells, shakers, wood blocks, djun djuns, djembes, ashikos, congas, bongos and many more. … Read More

Board Games

An area where youth can gather and play games such as Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Uno, Spit, Monopoly, Life and more! Open to members only.

Family Groove – All Ages Welcome

Never miss a chance to DANCE! Family Groove is a fun, energetic class that includes simple moves, danced your way! Experience the joy of dance with a focus on creative movement, rhythm training, enriching the imagination, and increasing confidence & expression. An uplifting experience the whole family will enjoy.  

Soul Line Dancing

Soul Line Dances are similar to other types of line dancing, except danced to Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Motown or contemporary pop music. Fun, energetic choreographed dance moves can be done by people of all ages. No partner or prior experience needed.

DXF®Dance Xross Fitness®

DXF is fun for all ages! A multi-generational program structured to provide a fun and uplifting experience benefiting both adults and children. Extreme beginners and avid fitness enthusiasts alike will benefit from this movement program that proves all can achieve their fitness goals. DANCE XROSS FITNESS DXF incorporates four disciplines of movement – dance, kickboxing, strength training and soul line dancing … Read More

Energy Dance Company

Energy is an Award Winning Dance Company of Kingston, NY. Award Winning Energy Dance Company of Kingston, NY has swept the valley with its fresh and entertaining Hip-Hop, Reggae and Latin dance styles. They have won awards at B.E.T’s segment of “Wild Out Wednesday” and “Showtime at the Apollo” at the world famous Apollo Theater.  They have competed in The … Read More

Maureen Bowers, Secretary

Maureen Bowers has been a member of the CCE Board of Directors since its 1997 New York inception. Maureen serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards, and from 2002-2014, was a trustee of the Kingston City School District Board of Education. The collaboration between arts and education, the recognition of this importance, and the commitment to fund these initiatives is paramount.

Marcene Basch-Johnson, Vice President

Marcene has been the Director of Educational Services at The Brookside School, The Arc of Ulster-Greene since 1979, having started as a teacher’s aide in 1973. She is a native Kingstonian but has lived and raised her family in Stone Ridge since 1975 with her husband Bob. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of the YWCA, the … Read More

Madeline Odak

Madeline Odak is a lifelong Hudson Valley resident. Community is vital to her, making CCE a natural fit. She works at Ulster Savings Bank and volunteers as an event lead for the Relay for Life of Ulster County. She is committed to the idea that arts education matters and looks forward to keeping it alive through CCE and its programs.