Central Oklahoma Dance Center

Providing dance education in Ada, Oklahoma for over 30 years!

Operating as usual

09/15/2021

Preschool - 2nd grade dancers: Don’t forget to bring your favorite doll to dance next week, September 20th-23rd!

Preschool - 2nd grade dancers: Don’t forget to bring your favorite doll to dance next week, September 20th-23rd!

09/10/2021

We’re having a great year so far! Don’t forget to tag us in all of your first day of dance pics!

We’re having a great year so far! Don’t forget to tag us in all of your first day of dance pics!

09/07/2021

We can’t wait to see you all today! Don’t forget to tag us in your first day of dance pics!

We can’t wait to see you all today! Don’t forget to tag us in your first day of dance pics!

09/06/2021

We can’t wait to kick off a new season tomorrow! See you soon dancers!

We can’t wait to kick off a new season tomorrow! See you soon dancers!

09/02/2021

Last day to shop with us before classes start! Come grab all your dance class essentials 3:30-5:30!

Last day to shop with us before classes start! Come grab all your dance class essentials 3:30-5:30!

09/02/2021
09/01/2021

Only a few days left until classes start! 🤩🤩
If you haven’t enrolled, it’s not too late! We still have some open classes! Email [email protected] to enroll!

Only a few days left until classes start! 🤩🤩
If you haven’t enrolled, it’s not too late! We still have some open classes! Email [email protected] to enroll!

08/31/2021

Dance Bag Must - Haves!
1. dance shoes
2. leo & tights
3. water bottle

What did we forget??

Dance Bag Must - Haves!
1. dance shoes
2. leo & tights
3. water bottle

What did we forget??

08/26/2021

Come shop with us today and pick up all your shoes and dancewear before the first day!

Come shop with us today and pick up all your shoes and dancewear before the first day!

08/10/2021

We are so excited to have Penny Askew teach our Cara’s Kids today!

A native Oklahoman, Penny Askew began her serious ballet training with Candace Jones Smalley in Clinton. She also studied at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Ballet West, National Academy of Arts, and The School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and was influenced by many notable teachers during her formative years, including Robert Joffrey, Richard Englund, Lupe Serrano, David Howard, Bruce Marks, and Toni Lander.
For over 25 years Penny was the Owner/Director of Western Oklahoma Ballet Academy and Artistic Director of Western Oklahoma Ballet Theatre, serving as the primary artistic, administrative, and marketing force behind the organizations. She was awarded a Governor’s Arts Award in 2008 for her work in building a high-quality ballet program in rural Oklahoma, and was twice awarded the Regional Dance America/Southwest Stream Award for artistic excellence and service to Regional Dance America/Southwest. From 2015-2020, Penny was the School Director of the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School, where she led the school faculty, taught multiple levels, and oversaw the professional training programs. She also directed the Oklahoma City Ballet Summer Intensive and the Oklahoma City Youth Ballet, in addition to serving as a Ballet Master for the professional company. She now owns and directs Askew Ballet Academy in Oklahoma City, and also works as Program Director and Ballet Master for Central Oklahoma Dance Company in Norman.

​Penny’s students have attained professional careers in ballet, modern dance, and musical theater companies; have received scholarships to professional and university training programs; and have taught and choreographed professionally across the United States and in Europe.

We are so excited to have Penny Askew teach our Cara’s Kids today!

A native Oklahoman, Penny Askew began her serious ballet training with Candace Jones Smalley in Clinton. She also studied at the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Ballet West, National Academy of Arts, and The School of Pennsylvania Ballet, and was influenced by many notable teachers during her formative years, including Robert Joffrey, Richard Englund, Lupe Serrano, David Howard, Bruce Marks, and Toni Lander.
For over 25 years Penny was the Owner/Director of Western Oklahoma Ballet Academy and Artistic Director of Western Oklahoma Ballet Theatre, serving as the primary artistic, administrative, and marketing force behind the organizations. She was awarded a Governor’s Arts Award in 2008 for her work in building a high-quality ballet program in rural Oklahoma, and was twice awarded the Regional Dance America/Southwest Stream Award for artistic excellence and service to Regional Dance America/Southwest. From 2015-2020, Penny was the School Director of the Oklahoma City Ballet Yvonne Chouteau School, where she led the school faculty, taught multiple levels, and oversaw the professional training programs. She also directed the Oklahoma City Ballet Summer Intensive and the Oklahoma City Youth Ballet, in addition to serving as a Ballet Master for the professional company. She now owns and directs Askew Ballet Academy in Oklahoma City, and also works as Program Director and Ballet Master for Central Oklahoma Dance Company in Norman.

​Penny’s students have attained professional careers in ballet, modern dance, and musical theater companies; have received scholarships to professional and university training programs; and have taught and choreographed professionally across the United States and in Europe.

08/09/2021

Don’t wait to get new dance shoes! Come shop with us before classes start!

08/06/2021

COME SHOP WITH US!

COME SHOP WITH US!

08/06/2021

We’re so excited to have Barry YoungBlood in the studio with our Cara’s Kids this weekend!

Barry has danced/performed and worked with J.Lo, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Paula Abdul, P.Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Dr. Dre, Nelly, LL Cool J, Donnie Osmond, Brian McKnight, and the Queen of England.
His television credits include The Ellen Show, The Today show, MTV awards, BET awards, VH1 awards, Miss America, Regis & Kelly, Discount Mugs and The Goldbergs. Barry’s has been a featured dancer in Movies such as “The Wedding Year” with Sara Hyland, “Disjointed” with Kathy Bates, “Bringing Down The Houze” with Steve Martin, and Queen Latifah. He has choreographed industrials/commercials for Nike, Reebok, Skechers, Cadillac, and Sega. Barry has toured the world nationally and International teaching and choreographing. In 1993-1995 he toured with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Live Stage tour all over the world. He is a Master Teacher/Choreographer/Dancer and the Creative Director of Hollywood Dance Jamz.

We’re so excited to have Barry YoungBlood in the studio with our Cara’s Kids this weekend!

Barry has danced/performed and worked with J.Lo, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Paula Abdul, P.Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Dr. Dre, Nelly, LL Cool J, Donnie Osmond, Brian McKnight, and the Queen of England.
His television credits include The Ellen Show, The Today show, MTV awards, BET awards, VH1 awards, Miss America, Regis & Kelly, Discount Mugs and The Goldbergs. Barry’s has been a featured dancer in Movies such as “The Wedding Year” with Sara Hyland, “Disjointed” with Kathy Bates, “Bringing Down The Houze” with Steve Martin, and Queen Latifah. He has choreographed industrials/commercials for Nike, Reebok, Skechers, Cadillac, and Sega. Barry has toured the world nationally and International teaching and choreographing. In 1993-1995 he toured with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Live Stage tour all over the world. He is a Master Teacher/Choreographer/Dancer and the Creative Director of Hollywood Dance Jamz.

08/05/2021

We’re so excited to start a new year!

In-Studio Open Enrollment
11am-2pm
4pm-6pm

We’re so excited to start a new year!

In-Studio Open Enrollment
11am-2pm
4pm-6pm

Photos from Central Oklahoma Dance Center's post 08/04/2021

We’re so excited to have another guest teacher dance with our Cara’s Kids today!

08/03/2021

We are so excited to get this year started! Stop by to enroll and shop for new dance wear!

We are so excited to get this year started! Stop by to enroll and shop for new dance wear!

07/27/2021

We can’t wait to start a new year! Hope to see you soon!

We can’t wait to start a new year! Hope to see you soon!

07/26/2021

We hope you’re ready for a new year! It’s time for our pre-enrolled dancers to start enrolling!

We hope you’re ready for a new year! It’s time for our pre-enrolled dancers to start enrolling!

Photos from Central Oklahoma Dance Center's post 07/06/2021

We’re so proud of our Cara’s Kids who have been dancing and competing this summer!

⭐️Kennedy won the junior elite national championship @odysseytalent_dance!
⭐️Lauryn placed 5th overall @showbiztalent at Daytona Beach!
⭐️Jacy placed 5th overall @odysseytalent_dance nationals!
⭐️Violet danced at Tremaine nationals on scholarship

Congratulations dancers!

06/13/2021

ADULT CLASSES ARE HAPPENING ON TUESDAYS! Email [email protected] to sign up!

ADULT CLASSES ARE HAPPENING ON TUESDAYS! Email [email protected] to sign up!

06/07/2021

We still have openings in our Mom & Me class! Sign up by emailing us at [email protected]!

We still have openings in our Mom & Me class! Sign up by emailing us at [email protected]!

06/07/2021

Email [email protected] to sign up! We hope you’ll spend your weekly date night dancing with us!

Email [email protected] to sign up! We hope you’ll spend your weekly date night dancing with us!

06/02/2021

Help us vote for Rakhia! Vote G for Rakhia!

Photos from Central Oklahoma Dance Center's post 06/02/2021

Swipe to see all of our summer classes and clinics!

Email us at [email protected] to sign up now!

05/19/2021

Ride the Wave!

How can I ever express how thankful I am for those who stood behind Central Oklahoma Dance Center? I simply can not find the words.

Ride The Wave 05/17/2021

Ride The Wave

Thank you Leah Turney for taking so many great pictures of our dancers and their families!

Ride The Wave Photo collection by Leah Turney Photography

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital 05/15/2021

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital

only two shows left! don’t miss watching your favorite dancer!

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital 05/14/2021

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital

Don’t miss the first of three shows this weekend! Get your livestream tickets now!

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital

05/14/2021

We still have tickets for all 3 shows! Tickets will be sold at the door and lobby doors will open 20 minutes before showtime!
We can’t wait for you to see our dancers on stage!

We still have tickets for all 3 shows! Tickets will be sold at the door and lobby doors will open 20 minutes before showtime!
We can’t wait for you to see our dancers on stage!

05/11/2021

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE ALL OF OUT DANCERS ON STAGE!

ECU will be following the CDC Indoor Covid Policy for large gatherings and will be requiring MASKS for ages 2 and older while in the theatre, hallways and dressing room areas. Dancers will be able to remove masks as they enter the stage for their performances but must put them back on after their performance.

Dancer Drop Off/Pick Up use the 10th Street doors

- West door: Drop off for all classes

- East Door: Pick up for all classes

NO PARENTS will be allowed inside hallways or dressing room areas.

Plaza Pictures before and after the show! Help us clear the lobby quickly to avoid crowded areas while enjoying party pics with your favorite dancer in the Centennial Plaza outdoors.

Send 1 person with a pick up pass to 10th Street doors to Pick Up dancers after the show. No one will be able to enter through the Hallways or Dressing Rooms.

Thank you again for helping us comply so that we can make many dreams come true while safely Riding the Wave!

WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE ALL OF OUT DANCERS ON STAGE!

ECU will be following the CDC Indoor Covid Policy for large gatherings and will be requiring MASKS for ages 2 and older while in the theatre, hallways and dressing room areas. Dancers will be able to remove masks as they enter the stage for their performances but must put them back on after their performance.

Dancer Drop Off/Pick Up use the 10th Street doors

- West door: Drop off for all classes

- East Door: Pick up for all classes

NO PARENTS will be allowed inside hallways or dressing room areas.

Plaza Pictures before and after the show! Help us clear the lobby quickly to avoid crowded areas while enjoying party pics with your favorite dancer in the Centennial Plaza outdoors.

Send 1 person with a pick up pass to 10th Street doors to Pick Up dancers after the show. No one will be able to enter through the Hallways or Dressing Rooms.

Thank you again for helping us comply so that we can make many dreams come true while safely Riding the Wave!

05/10/2021

Only 5 days until Recital! Email [email protected] to order your recital video! Visit out page to buy your virtual ticket to the show!

Only 5 days until Recital! Email [email protected] to order your recital video! Visit out page to buy your virtual ticket to the show!

05/06/2021

Don’t forget to grab your recital essentials! Only 8 days left!
hair supplies? ☑️
new tights? ☑️
shoes? ☑️
make-up? ☑️

Don’t forget to grab your recital essentials! Only 8 days left!
hair supplies? ☑️
new tights? ☑️
shoes? ☑️
make-up? ☑️

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital 05/05/2021

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital

Don’t forget to purchase your live-stream tickets!

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital

05/05/2021

Don’t forget to order your recital video! Email [email protected] to order!

Don’t forget to order your recital video! Email [email protected] to order!

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital 04/30/2021

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital

We are so excited to offer live-streaming for this year's recital! Simply click the link and purchase your ticket and join us virtually for Ride the Wave Spring Recital 2021!

Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recital Ride the Wave Central Oklahoma Dance Center Recitals available virtually. Featuring Cara's Kids!

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Ride the Wave!
Central Oklahoma Dance Center Online Dance Program
Week of May 4th

Location

Ada

Category

Telephone

Website

caraskids.com

Address


106 E Main St
Ada, OK
74820

Opening Hours

Monday 2pm - 8pm
Tuesday 2pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 2pm - 6:30pm
Thursday 2pm - 8pm
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