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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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