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Cygnus Summer Camps 2016!

April 13, 2016 Posted In: Uncategorized

PRINCESS FOR A WEEK! For ages 3–5yrs

Summer Camps

Monday-Friday 9:30am-Noon $95/week Once upon a time in a land far away, Ballerinas twirl and whirl in a beautiful Princess Camp. Young princesses from near and far come dressed in their favorite Ballerina outfits to spend time with the most beloved princesses in the world. Learn ballet and creative dance. Create a tiara and a magic wand! Learn stories from Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Create and perform a Dance from a great Princess Ballet. Each day has themed activities such as a special event (could it be a visit from a Disney princess?) Princess craft time, learn a dance time, magic make-overs, Princess Manners and more!! This is a little girls HEAVEN!!!
Princess week ends with a performance. The show begins at 12:00 on Friday for family and friends.

FUNdamentals of Dance! For ages 6-10yrs


Monday-Friday 9:30am-Noon $95/Week
This half-day dance session includes a sampling of ALL the dance styles that Cygnus offers. The week is tons of Fun for young dancers to explore and learn basic tap, ballet, jazz/ hip-hop and contemporary dance! The FUNdamentals of Dance week ends with a performance. The show begins at 12:00 on Friday for family and friends.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE For ages 11yrs and up

Kimberly and Laura
Monday- Thursday 9:30am-12:30pm and Friday 9:30am-7:30pm. $150 / Week
This half-day week breaks the dancers into small groups each day and matches them with a surprise guest choreographer. The dancers learn a new piece of choreography in a different genre every day for four days. On Friday dancers prepare for an end-of-week dance concert with a performance at 6:30pm for family and friends. (Dance experience helpful.)

ACTING CAMP For ages 9yrs-16yrs

August 1st-12th Mon –Friday 10:00am-12:00pm ages 9yrs-12yrs.
August 1st-12th Mon –Friday 12:30pm-2:30pm ages 13yrs-16yrs.
The Last Friday class 2:00pm-5:00pm 6:00 Show $295 / 2 weeks
This two week class will have young actors performing “in their own words!” Week one will have students using improvisation activities to generate both short scenes and creative monologues from unique perspectives. In week two, students will rehearse their original pieces for a culminating showcase on Friday, August 12th at 6:30pm for family and friends.

**All sessions will take place at Cygnus Creative Arts Centre, 5045 Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234. For more information, please call (609) 272-1199 or visit

Enjoy the time off!

spring break

Starting 2016-2017 Yearly Dance Session
You have discovered that your child loves to move and you are seeking a dance program for them to reach their full potential. The Children’s Dance Academy program at Cygnus Creative Arts Centre follows a curriculum designed to inspire innate movement and engage cognitive development.
Teachers follow a yearly sequential class structure that prepares young dancers for a continual concentrated program of dance study. The curriculum is created to encourage age appropriate creativity, musicality, and physicality. Children gain confidence, poise, and a solid frame work on which to build classical ballet technique, and enter into jazz, modern, contemporary and tap classes at a higher technical level.
The Introduction classes are cost effective and provide the grounding necessary for a focused study of dance. Full matriculation into the Academy Dance program begins at 8 years of age. Students register in September and continue to June. We provide a FREE trial class.
*Introduction Classes


1. Creative Movement Ages: 2-3yrs.
September 12, 2016 – June 9, 2017 *By registering your child for this program you are agreeing to payment of tuition for the entire school year. $325 / 38 weeks.
Children who are ready to be in a class by themselves learn basic elements of creative movement, time, weight and space and are introduced to basic ballet. Socialization skills such as paying attention, taking turns, sharing, interacting with other dancers and following instructions will be emphasized. The children will explore movement qualities, musicality, practice gross motor coordination and work on simple locomotion such as walking, skipping, running, leaping and jumping in time to beats and music. Creative and fun games, stories and imaginative exercises will send them home happy and invigorated. Dance attire: Pink ballet shoes, pink leotards, pink tights and Tutus of course!!!

2. Petite Cygnets Ages: 4-5yrs.
September 12, 2016 – June 9, 2017 *By registering your child for this program you are agreeing to payment of tuition for the entire school year. $325 / 38 weeks.
Children from Creative Dance continue to build upon basic elements of dance along with practicing the basic ballet movements in an organized structure. The children will expand their movement vocabulary and body mechanics through movement exercises, games and creative exploration of time, weight and space. The fundamentals of tap will be introduced to add fun rhythm actions for the legs, feet and ankles. Fun, creative elements such as fairytales and other imaginative activities will keep the pace of the class lively and engaging. Dance attire: Pink leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoes and black tap shoes. Hair pulled back.

3. Pre-Ballerinas Ages: 6-7yrs
September 12, 2016 – June 9, 2017 *By registering your child for this program you are agreeing to payment of tuition for the entire school year. $325 / 38 weeks.
Children are ready to be introduced to a class format that prepares them for a “real” ballet class. The elements of creative movement will be augmented by more coordination and sequence-related exercises; floor formations that teach children to remember their place in the room; movement exercises that emphasize straight legs and pointed feet, posture, placement, stretches and comportment of classical ballet. Basic ballet concepts such as the dance positions of the arms, feet, 1st and 2nd positions, plié and relevé will be introduced. Dance attire: Black leotards, pink tights, pink ballet shoe. Hair pulled back.

4. Pre-Tap/Jazz Ages: 6-7yrs
September 12, 2016 – June 9, 2017 *By registering your child for this program you are agreeing to payment of tuition for the entire school year. $325 / 38weeks.
Children will be introduced to the fundamentals of jazz and tap. Stretching, body alignment, rhythmic acuity, isolations and simple fun dance combinations will build movement memory, and improve body coordination. Dance attire: Black leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz and shoes. Hair pulled back.

Mini-Disco Dance Party!

February 24, 2016 Posted In: Uncategorized

Mini Disco Dance Party

Mini-Disco Dance Party!  March 4th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  Only $10 per child.  Ages 5-11 years old.  Pizza, snacks and drinks available for purchase. Call Today (609) 272-1199 to register or email  Spaces limited.  Conveniently located in Cygnus Creative Arts Centre, English Creek Ave, Egg Harbor Twp.

New Community Dance, Art and Theatre Programming

Cygnus offers something for everyone in the Arts when it comes to learning and life-long growing. Starting in January 2016 Cygnus is opening a New Dance division with affordable pricing, quality instruction and a variety of classes to meet needs of All residents. This program is open to everyone and welcomes anyone looking to have Recreational Fun. The classes offered will be; an Introduction to Dance for young beginners, and all age groupings in jazz, hip-hop, tap, and ballet. Students will learn new skills, improve coordination, rhythm, flexibility and learn dance steps for recital routines.

Register now and take advantage of the fun, new classes and develop new interests. Start now by exploring these offerings! Start NOW exploring the FUN of Dancing!

Classes are offered in 2 Sessions: Winter / Spring and Summer / Fall Ages 3 and Up with a recital at the end of each session. Art and Acting classes will begin in the Summer / Fall Sessions. Winter / Spring Enrollment ends December 31, 2015.

$150 / 20 Classes + recital: Winter / Spring session 2016

  Tuesday Dates: Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 /

March 1, 8, 15, 22 / April 5, 12, 19, 26 / May 3, 10, 17, Recital May 20.

Thursday Dates: Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 / Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 / March 3, 10, 17, 24

April 7, 14, 21, 28 / May 5, 12, 19, Recital May 20.

Program fee includes recital costume. All fees are non-refundable and no fees are prorated. All classes not filled by the end of enrollment period are subject to change or cancelled depending on the number of participants. Contact Cygnus at 609.272.1199, stop by in person, or visit our website for registration, additional class information and space availability.


August 12, 2015 Posted In: Uncategorized

Cygnus welcomes Kevin McCafferty.  Mr. McCafferty is a Temple University Theater graduate with extensive experience both on and off stage.  He has been featured in numerous productions including starring roles in Jean Genet’s The Maids and Edwin Sanchez’s Icarus.  Mr. McCafferty spent a number of years working in New York’s Off-Broadway community where his technical experiences included: an acting/directing internship at the prestigious Ensemble Studio, A For Adultery at Theater Row, and Teresa Rebeck’s The Scene at Second Stage starring Patricia Heaton and Tony Shaloub.  Additionally, Mr. McCafferty was the Facility Coordinator for NYC’s New World Stages where he was credited on over 40 Off-Broadway productions such as Rock of Ages and Alter Boyz.  Mr. McCafferty’s directorial credits include: Rodgers’ and Hammersteins’ Cinderella, Footloose, Guys and Dolls, and The Wizard of Oz. Regionally, Mr. McCafferty has worked with companies including: Margate Players, The Eagle Theater, The Ritz (in Oaklyn), and Haddonfield Plays & Players. In EHT, he currently holds the titles of Fernwood Auditorium Site Supervisor, Alder Ave Middle School musical director, and stage crew supervisor for the high school musical.

These are GREAT classes for anyone who is interested in scene study and monologue preparation.


Theater Monologues  / Tuesdays 5:00pm-7:30pm / Open Level
The key to any successful audition is an appropriate, properly-rehearsed monologue!  It is vital that actors choose monologues that highlight their strengths. This class will help students choose and refine both a dramatic and comedic monologue suited for the contemporary stage.  Students will spend class time breaking down and analyzing each piece so that the words are elevated off the page and a character is fully developed.  This class will culminate in a monologue showcase.

Theater Scene Study  / Thursdays 5:00pm-7:30pm
This class will focus on the relationship between actors on the stage.  Students will explore character interaction through comprehensive analysis of dialogue, discussion of objectives, and exploration of pacing within a scene.  This class will culminate in a scene showcase.

Fall Class Registration

May 8, 2015 Posted In: Uncategorized

Fall classes will begin September 14, 2015 and run through to June 10 for a total of 38 weeks.  New class offerings will be open dance classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Contemporary.  These classes are structured for Teens and Adults who have little or no previous training to anyone who wants to return to dance.  Art classes will be offered in drawing and painting for ages 5-Adults.

Registration is offered online or in person begins Monday August 24-Thursday August 27, 2015.  Registration hours are Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-7:00pm.   All classes that do not fill by September 14 will be combined and/or cancelled.

Ms. Danielle Mendez and Ms.Stephanie M. Sussmeier.  Ms Mendez will be accepting students of all ages for instruction in Classical Piano, Theory and Composition. Ms.Sussmeier is happy to be sharing the joy of the beautiful sounds in Harp Instruction.  Please check the faculty page for their biographies.  For scheduling a private lesson time or additional information please call or email the Centre.

Mission Statement

July 28, 2009 Posted In: News

Cygnus Creative Arts Centre is a non-profit regional arts organization offering comprehensive programs in a creative, dynamic environment.

Our programs provide a complete study of the visual and performing arts for all ages and levels of experience. Integration of the disciplines is available for those who wish to pursue professional careers or personal study. (more…)

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