Yan Carlos Artime

Yan Carlos Artime, pianist, publishes BALLET 15 pieces for piano: 15 pieces of piano accompaniment for classical ballet classes.  Mr. Artime has been CEC’s ballet piano accompanist since 2018. He recently published 15 pieces for piano  a book of original piano compositions made to accompany a ballet class. Mr. Artime has decades of experience as a classical and jazz pianist, and has performed in numerous international venues and music festivals. It is an honor for our young dancers to experience the joy of live music in their ballet classes from an early age. CEC dancers have also performed choreography by Dr. Kenia Garcia Cabrera set to an…

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Back to Ballet Bootcamp

Wednesday, August 18th – Thursday, August 26th. This is a great opportunity for our dancers to get their bodies moving again and prepare for the 2021-2022 Conservatory year. The Back to Ballet Bootcamp (Forest Ballet and above) consists of a daily ballet technique class. If your child would like to participate, please email the completed registration form to Maria Ofelia Armas at mgarmas@conchitaespinosa.com by Monday, August 16th. Payment may be made using the CEA/CEC online payment portal. Please specify “Ballet Bootcamp.” Otherwise, it may be turned in to the CEA Main Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. –…

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Ronn Daniels Lifetime Achievement Award

Our warmest congratulations to Mr. Ronn Daniels, Conservatory Artistic Director and faculty member for over 40 years. This week, Dance Educators of America honored Mr. Daniels with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to dance and dance education.  Over the span of his career, Mr. Daniels has been a performer, teacher, choreographer, as well as an author, director, creator of a system for teaching, and entrepreneur. He owned an directed five dance schools and served as director of the Fred Astaire Performing Arts Association. He also created competition formats and rules for judging, as well as serving as…

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Summer Private Music Lessons

We are very happy to offer all our Music students the opportunity to continue their private music lessons throughout the summer.  The dates and costs of the sessions will be as follows: Summer I: June 14th – July 2nd (3 weeks)Summer II: July 5th – July 23rd (3 weeks)Full Summer: June 14th – July 23rd (6 weeks) PRIVATE LESSONS: Summer I or Summer II (3 weeks)$110.00 for ½ hour weekly lesson $175.00 for 1 hour weekly lesson Full Summer (6 weeks)$200.00 for ½ hour weekly lesson $325.00 for 1 hour weekly lesson Payment must be made in full at…

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Congratulations to our Dancers in Summer Programs!

Congratulations to the dancers who were admitted to the below Spring and Summer Intensive Dance Programs! Marianne Galindo – Boston Ballet and San Francisco Ballet Summer Intensives Mia Toribio – Sarasota Ballet, Miami City Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensives Catalina Vigil – Miami City Ballet Summer and Spring Intensive

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Spanish Dance choreography course

We are excited to announce that this week we began a Spanish Dance choreography course in collaboration with Eduardo Martinez, principal dancer with the Ballet Nacional de España (BNE). Eduardo has taught several master classes at the Conservatory in the past and most recently worked with our dancers who participated in the 2019 trip to Spain. Our High School and Advanced Spanish dancers will be learning his choreography Paseos de Ayer, with music by Joaquín Turina.  Marisol Moreno, Spanish Dance Department Head, will be teaching the course in-person and students will have access to live sessions and videos with Eduardo teaching the choreography and explaining the…

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All CEA students are invited to participate in the 2020 Ink-tober Art Challenge! For each of the 31 days in October, students are challenged to create a daily ink drawing. RULES: It cannot take more than an hour Always have fun doing it! It’s OK to make mistakes. *Send your favorite drawings to Mrs. Vazquez at kvazquez@conchitaespinosa.com to be featured on our website and social media pages! That’s it!  Now go make something beautiful.

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¡Viva La Música! Concert

CCEMiami  y la Ciudad de Coral Gables presentan en concierto ¡Viva la Música! al dúo de música, el laudista Manuel Paneque y la pianista Ileana Cortizo, que se retransmitirá a través de nuestro Facebook Live (desde la iglesia de San Agustín) el 27 de agosto a las 5:30 pm.  Este concierto es una propuesta que fusiona las sonoridades del laúd cubano (contralto) con la del piano. El proyecto de reencontrarse con las raíces musicales cubanas a través de la búsqueda de nuestra esencia cultural está presente en este recorrido por algunas obras significativas del repertorio clásico musical cubano de los siglos XIX y XX. El concierto implica el reto de…

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For 87 years, Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts (CEC) has maintained their commitment to the development of young artists. CEC offers students exceptional technical and artistic training within a nurturing environment that allows them to develop into human beings with a deep understanding, appreciation, and respect for the Arts. Enrollment is open to the community and not limited to students from the Academy. Classes are also available for professionals and adults.