Clark Academy Dance Center

We don't just reach for the stars, we make them. Clark Academy Dance Center offers students classes from the best instructors in Buffalo in a positive and welcoming environment.

The CADC innovative curriculum offers a wide variety of dance styles, class sizes, and dance levels. We welcome students age 1 Β½ through adult, from beginner to professional levels.

Operating as usual


🚨September 24&25🚨
We can’t wait for you to join us to share the Untold Story of African Dance.
will lead our discussion at our dance panel, followed by a day of dance workshops at

Photos from MOVI's post 09/21/2022



And we're back! We're so excited to be back, see your smiling faces and dancing feet! We have an exciting year planned!

Photos from Clark Academy Dance Center's post 09/19/2022

Join us this Sunday for an exciting workshop by MOVI at Clark Academy Dance Center! The workshop is open to all! Signup or Walk-in!


πŸ’₯2022-2023 CLASS SCHEDULEπŸ’₯

Dance Classes are color coded by age group so it's easy to see all the dance classes we offer per each age group πŸ’œ

You can also find this on our website!

Register today from the comfort of your home, car or office by going to our website and clicking REGISTER


πŸ”₯πŸ‘‰πŸ½A new exciting workshop by Movi!
Dance Workshop Series for Sunday, September 25th at Clark Academy Dance Center with FOUR classes!

9:30-11am Dominic Giambra / Ballet
11:15-12:45 Natasha Perkins / Salsa
1:15-2:45 Matthew Clark / Jazz
3:00-4:30 Griot Alassane Sarr / African Dance

Single workshop drop in $20
4-Class Workshop series $60

Also lists sponsors for The Untold Story of Traditional African Dance:
Arts Services Inc,
Claire Schneider & Jean-Michel Reed,
Pick of the Crop Dance

Join us!!

MOVI’s interactive and interdisciplinary series will create space for exchanges among artists and students who can take their new understanding about traditional African dance and its line to European dance forms and apply that knowledge to other aspects of life. More acceptance and respect in the dance community about African heritage and the ties that bind us will spread through society, breaking down barriers and neutralizing racism. The Arts have the great ability to transcend what divides people and encourage peace and love in our population while providing solace to the community!

We can’t wait to dance with you!!


Online registration is open! Follow the registration links on our website. We invite you to our open house this Saturday!


Dance has been said to have been a silent form of art, but we plan to discuss with our community, through movement and music, that African culture predates western and classical culture. Our goal is to engage in learning and discussion relative to traditional African dance from a place of authenticity, that is grounded in history, identity, and ancestral intention.
Join us for this free event, with local vendors, to embrace our local dance community.


Hey Dance Fam!
We are experiencing some problems with our website address

If you tried going to our website and have seen a warning ⚠️ (impersonating) - you can ignore that. Our website is secure and protected and both URL's bring you to our website. We should have it fixed today!


Thursday, September 8th- free dance class day! Classes are at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 for all ages and dance levels! We will have classes going in all of our studios to accommodate different dance levels and ages.
Stop in to meet our dance instructors, tour our beautiful facility, and meet our Director Matthew R. Clark !
Saturday September 3rd πŸ₯‰ free dance class day! Classes are at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 for all ages and dance levels! we will have classes going in all of our studios


Dance classes resume next month! Get ready to kick some legs! Be sure to stretch daily and practice your splits during your summer break! And don't forget to warm up first :)


Miss Buffalo Scholarship Organization is now accepting applications for the upcoming competition! Matthew R. Clark

ARE YOU READY?! We are now accepting applications for the 2023 Miss Buffalo Scholarship Organization Competition happening this fall!

If you are interest in being part of our upcoming competition, please email our Executive Director Taisha St. Jean and our Candidate Coordinator Jennifer Harris.

[email protected]
[email protected]


Dance is for everyone! We offer fun dance classes for beginners to advanced for dancers of all ages! Be sure to follow us and share our page with the dancers young and old in your life!

Photos from Clark Academy Dance Center's post 07/10/2022

We're hiring!
Clark Academy Dance Center is seeking dance teachers and instructors of all dance styles and dance levels!
Bring your love of dance to our growing dance family of dance students of all ages. We have an awesome state of the art facility and competing internationally to add to our 28 World Championships representing Team USA.

Call or email Director Matthew Clark!
☎️ 716-573-6288
πŸ“§ [email protected]


Some words from Matthew Clark:

"Hello CADC Dance Fam! First I want to say that my heart was bursting with pride seeing all of you perform at my 35th Showcase, and for all the family and friends who attended. I am overwhelmed with love for all of you!
Thank you to all the parents and families who believe in me and instructors at CADC and trust us with your child. The sacrifices you make for your child to dance do not go unnoticed.
To everyone who has used their free time to help our Showcase, helped with costumes, and all the little things that mean so much- thank you!

Thank you for all the gifts, and all the love and appreciation you all have given me.
You all are what drives me everyday, and to be able to share my love of dance with my students, and my students kids as students- has been the blessing of my life.
We have overcome so much together, and now, we reach for the stars!

All my love,
Mr. C"

Matthew Clark

Matthew R. Clark

Photos from Clark Academy Dance Center's post 07/01/2022

Just a few pics of our amazing 2022 Showcase!

Post *your* pics below so we all can celebrate our CADC dance family!!

Photos from Clark Academy Dance Center's post 06/25/2022

All the CADC students have been working hard rehearsing for our big 35th Anniversary Showcase show TODAY! Get you tickets online for $20 or $25 at the door. See you at the show!!!



Hello to all Parents! This is Krissy & I do Marketing and Design for CADC.
Some of you have contacted me about designing an ad space celebrating your child in the Playbill.
The deadline is tomorrow at noon.
If you would like an ad designed, the design fee is $50 and time is running out. Please email me at [email protected]
I will need
1. your child's name (as you want it)
2. photo(s) (high resolution)
3. exact text you want in the ad emailed to me ASAP.


Don't forget that tickets for Showcase are available online NOW!

This is the 35th Anniversary Showcase for Matthew Clark!

The Showcase will be at Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts
450 Masten Ave, Buffalo NY

Two Showtimes!
Matinee- 1:00 PM and Evening 6:30 PM

Get the evening show here πŸ‘‡

Get the Matinee here πŸ‘‡


We know you've been waiting for our delicious Chicken Dinner Fundraiser, but you'll have to wait just a bit longer. We'll post our new date as soon as it's rescheduled!
Thank you!

Clark Academy Dance Center Tickets 06/08/2022

Clark Academy Dance Center Tickets

✴️ Get your tickets for the 2022 35th Anniversary Showcase here! πŸ‘‡

The Showcase will be at Buffalo Visual and Performing Arts Academy
450 Masten Ave Buffalo, NY 14208

Two showtimes!
MatinΓ©e- 1:00 pm
Evening- 6:30 pm

Clark Academy Dance Center Tickets


2022 Showcase Tickets are now on sale!
WHEN: June 26, 2022
Two Showtimes:
Matinee: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Evening: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tickets: $20.00

Link for tickets on our website!


Weidners BBQ Chicken Dinner is back!

When: June 11
Time: 1:30 PM
Where: 255 Great Arrow Ave. Suite 118, Buffalo, NY
**or follow the delicious smells

Preorders are encouraged to guarantee enough dinners for all!

$20.00 before June 6 and $25 after or same day

By cash: at the studio
Zelle: at 716-573-6288
$20 per dinner and show your payment at pickup

Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk 05/13/2022

Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk

As dancers we are inspired by those who influenced .
This is an amazing mashup of those iconic dance scenes and movie stars dancing to music of today πŸ’œ

Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk My inspiration came from What's the Mashup? ( but I didn't manage 100! The idea was to do the same for movies fro...


Tap dancing is making beats with your feet!
Call us and take a free dance class!


Happy Mother's Day to all!


Yes I am a great dancer. No you don't have to be skinny!


Who ever said humans can't fly?

Liam Harris- CADC student and now on the American All-Stars Dance Team



We'd like to congratulate the CADC dancers who are on the American All-Stars Dance Team competing this summer in Monterrey, Mexico!
Liam Harris, Sydney Hill, Anaya Judson, AL Ali, Alexus Corley, Zhanna Reed (Texas)


Another amazing workshop comes to an end. Stay tuned for the next workshop details and dates!

Photos from Clark Academy Dance Center's post 04/20/2022

We had such a fun day at Sunday's Easter Egg Hunt! We even had the Easter Bunny stop by the studio!!

We want to send a huge thank you to our sponsor Nikita Williams - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at HUNT Real Estate, ERA
NikitaSellsWNY (dot) com


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May God bless you today and always πŸ’œ



Beautiful and inspiring πŸ’œ

Make sure to look ahead with confidence knowing that a great future does not require a great past.
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We welcome every age from beginner to advanced dancers and have a dance class for everyone, and we welcome new students all year round!
πŸ‘‰πŸ½Take any dance class for free! Call us at 716-573-6288 to set up your FREE dance class!

Instructors shown: AJ Ali & Chanon Judson


Enjoy your spring break dance fam!


Join us on April 16 at 3PM for the !
Free refreshments, games and prizes!
All are welcome!

New to CADC? Come for the fun and check out our facility, meet our talented dance teachers, and of course Matthew Clark and sign up your child or yourself (or both!) to take a free dance class!

A huge thank you to Nikita Williams - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at HUNT Real Estate, ERA


Clark Academy Dance Center would love your feedback on our new Google profile on Google Maps πŸ“
You may have noticed CADC wasn't showing up on Google Maps, & we had to create a brand new business profile page in order to fix the error. But in doing so we lost the reviews that were posted.

We would be honored for everyone in our CADC dance family to post your review, add pics, and anything else you'd like to share that would help others looking for an amazing dance studioπŸ’œ

Please Post a review to our profile by clicking this link or thru Google Maps! Thank you !! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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255 Great Arrow Ave Suite 118
Buffalo, NY

Opening Hours

Monday 2pm - 10pm
Tuesday 2pm - 10pm
Wednesday 2pm - 10pm
Thursday 2pm - 10pm
Friday 2pm - 10pm
Saturday 9:30am - 6pm

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