Dance & Circus are for boys and men, too!
Get ready for an adventurous class experience on the ropes. This class enables young men to develop their upper body strength while understanding basic ropes technique by getting them comfortable climbing, demonstrating basic stands, and challenge their endurance.
Ropes Class with Caroline Calouche
10:00am - 11:00am
Family Discount Available!
Not sure if the ropes are for you? Check out this video of Gabriel Tramullas, aerial rope act "UFR."
Now is the perfect time for your boy to have fun with dance & circus. Sign your aspiring artist up for our amazing class today! We welcome boys and men in all classes at CC&DC be sure to check out our
full schedule for class offerings.
We have limited space to maintain social distancing.
Men in Dance & Circus
Get to know our male faculty members!
Carlos Alexis Cruz holds an MFA in Physical Theatre (2007) from the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre where he studied a range of movement techniques including Commedia dell’Arte, Laban, Lecoq-based theatre dynamics, Alexander Technique, as well as an extensive voice training in the Linklater voice method. As part of his thesis project, Cruz went on to train Circus Arts and Chinese Acrobatics under the tutelage of Master Coach Lu Yi at the San Francisco Circus Center. He specialized in the disciplines of Aerial Straps (Sangles Aériennes) and Acrobatic Rope(Corde Lise), and developed his thesis on the study of the convergence between Circus and Theatre.
In the professional realm, he was a fulltime company member of the Do Jump! Dance Theatre, and Imago Theatre, touring nationally and internationally, and was awarded a Princess Grace Acting Fellowship prize in 2011 for his unique physical acting work with the Miracle Theatre Group, the premiere Latino Theatre Company in the Pacific Northwest. Cruz is the 2014 Arts and Science Council McColl Award winner with which he developed a community powered contemporary circus company/show, the Nouveau Sud project, from and about the city of Charlotte and the evolving concept of what is often referred to as the New South. The Nouveau Sud project had its debut production in April 2016, and it has been an ongoing initiative, with shows in 2017 and 2018.
Javier Gonzalez began his career in dance in 2008 studying hip-hop and various Latin Style Dances. In 2009 He became a company member of Ballet Folclórico de las Americas and LeColours Latino Dance. He was the principal dancer for the modern department at CPCC Dance Theater from 2010 to 2015. He has also danced with ECHO Contemporary Dance Company and the Moving Poets of Charlotte as well as a guest dancer for Carnaval Carolina, Charlotte’s largest Latin festival. He has been a backup dancer for Latin artist including Las Fenix, Jorge Celedon and former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. On the side Javier enjoys teaching dance to Latin girls preparing them for their quinceañeras celebrations.
Byron McDaniel is originally from Columbia South Carolina where he began training in classical ballet at the age of five. He later was accepted into the Governor’s School of the Arts in Greenville South Carolina under full scholarship. Since then Byron has traveled around the world as a professional dancer and aerialist for Celebrity Cruise lines. Byron Is now in school full time for physical therapy and is very excited to be teaching at CC&DC!
Phillip McRorie is a recent graduate of Appalachian State University with a BA in Dance Studies and BS in Recreation Management. He completed his dance training in ballet, pointe, modern, contemporary, and jazz under the faculty at Appalachian State University and Western Carolina Youth Ballet in Boone, NC. While in school, Phillip was able to work with organizations including the Appalachian Dance Ensemble, Momentum Dance Club, SG Dance Theatre, and Verge Dance Collective. After graduating, Phillip has performed, choreographed, and taught with various companies in NC including the Asheville Ballet, Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance, and more. He is excited to continue teaching, performing, and choreographing in and around the Charlotte area!