Welcome to CEG Performing Arts Academy

  Class Descriptions



Develops a dancer's foundation of technique from which all other styles of dance build upon. It is very important for a dance student to maintain the study of ballet to continue to strengthen one's turnout, balance, proper body alignment, ankle strength and muscle control.  (Ages 6 and up.)

One hour Class 

Latin Dance

Rhythm classes teach Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Cha Cha, Mambo, Samba, and Bachata. Private lessons are available to tailor to your unique needs. (Ages 6 and up.) One hour Class 


Also known as street funk. This style of dance is often what is seen on music videos where dancers move in precision to music with a strong, pulsating beat.You've watched it on MTV and VH1, now you too can learn to dance like Brittany Spears, N'Sync, Backstreet and more. You'll be dancing just like all your favorite artists, who knows...maybe you could be their next star. One hour Class (Ages 6 and up.)


Is a contemporary form of dance done to upbeat music. Students learn the Luigi style which is known for its sharp, precise movements.The most popular type of dance, we teach the latest styles from contemporary to hip hop and lyrical. One hour Class (Ages 6 and up.)


Teaches students syncopated rhythms, coordination, and precision of movement. A lively, fun dance making rhythm with your feet. Excellent for coordination and fun for all ages. One hour Class (Ages 6 and up.)


Creative Dance (3-5 years old)

Is a fun introduction to ballet, tap, and jazz dance for the 4 to 6 year olds. Students learn syncopated rhythms, coordination, and precision of movement. If your child loves to  dance then this is the class for them! Enjoy lots of personal attention in our small classes with only 8-10 students per class. Your children will greatly benefit by having a specialist in preschool dance. The class will be 1 hour long with 20 minutes intervals of each type of dance. Students will learn:

• Learn basic Ballet/ Tap / Jazz -creative movement
• Work on sequencing
• Learn a dance routine and be part of the year end dance recitals

One hour Class 


Basic Acting Classes 
Students warm up with various theatre games, physical movement, and vocal exercises. Students learn monologues, scene study, character study, and improvisation. Some classes may also include comedy acting, commercial acting, and Shakespeare. The class is taught by a professional acting teacher, will teach students how to audition for film, television, and commercials. Students will also learn about invoicing, contracts, and marketing. Some students will be selected to showcased for directors, agents, and managers. 

1 hour Acting Class for Kids from 5- 12 years old

2 hour Acting Class over 13 years old - Adult

After School - Broadway Musical Camp
This fast moving new course is for the student who wants to sing, dance and act in a full musical production. This quickly advancing course is geared for the student who wants to learn acting techniques while working towards performing a full length play! Students will also learn & work on their own costumes & props. Two hour Classes Monday – Friday. 


Private Lessons: Piano/Guitar/Drums/Voice Classes

Voice Lessons

Ages 5 through Adult; beginner, intermediate and advanced scheduled by appt. Students learn proper vocal technique and production as well as music and rhythm reading, sight singing, and ear-training through warm-ups and songs. This student will also give performances. Are you a singer who gets nervous during performances or auditions? This class is a must for you! Learn life-saving techniques that professionals use to deliver a riveting performance every time!

We have many students who take voice or singing lessons at our schools. Our voice lessons are all private on-one-one instruction. Students sing all kinds of music from their favorite artists to classical arias. Our voice teachers all have a university degree in music specializing in voice and sing everything from pop and jazz to opera. Our teachers all have performance backgrounds as well. Just a sample of what a student will learn in singing lessons includes how to breathe properly, how to increase their range, proper pitch, recording studio techniques, how to project and stage presence. Our school offer 3 optional performance opportunities each year with our Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall recital. Many of our students also perform at local programs and participate in our Musical Theatre Productions.

 Piano and Keyboard Lessons

CEG offer piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities from beginners to very advanced students. We offer every style of piano lessons from classical to jazz and pop. We have students who want to play just for fun and students who excel to our performance company. Piano teachers at CEG are able to match students with a teacher that works best with their particular age, ability and interest. We start piano lessons from age 5 and above. Our piano lessons are all private one-on-one instruction and lesson lengths are 30 minutes or 1 hour. For our advanced piano students we have teachers with master’s degrees in piano who can prepare them for university entrance.

Guitar Lessons

Our private guitar lessons include acoustic, electric and bass guitar. We have an excellent guitar teaching staff and teach guitar lessons in everything from rock to jazz, classical to pop, Spanish to chording. Many of our teachers actively perform in bands. Our guitar teachers have college or university music degrees so they know the proper theory and technique no matter if a student is interested in metal or in classical. Guitar lessons at our schools are enhanced by the opportunity of learning how to jam with other musicians or how to perform solo in one of our recitals. No matter what type of guitar lessons you are interested in, we have the teachers to help you. Typically a student would be 8 years old before starting guitar lessons, due to their hand size, but some younger students start with a junior sized guitar.

Drum Lessons

We have expert drum instructors and our instructors are equal parts rocker and educator to help your child learn how to melt faces in the process.Classes are tailored to all levels of proficiency: beginner, intermediate, and advanced Drummers.Students master life-long music fundamentals: Time signatures, rhythmic patterns, counting measures and performance techniques.  Drum instruction is the foundation of our school, with so many epic songs presenting learning opportunities.Our performance program is the at the heart of what makes CEG great. Jamming in a lesson room is just the beginning to expanding on to a on stage performance.

Music & Video Production Class

Pro Tools Music Production Class - Level 1,2, & 3

2 hour Class - 

The Pro Tools Music Production Operator Program trains students to operate a Avid (Digidesign) Pro Tools System in a professional music production environment as an assistant engineer or entry-level editor. Successful students will be able to:
- Understand the Pro Tools File System, Navigation, and Display
- Understand the Differences Between Pro Tools Workstations
- Manage Pro Tools Sessions
- Record, Edit, Mix, Process, and Deliver Audio Using a Variety of Methods
- Use Fades, Signal Processing Plug-ins, and Automation
- Work with MIDI Tools

Citation of Textbooks
Pro Tools 101: 4th Edition
Pro Tools 110: 4th Edition
Pro Tools 201: 4th Edition
Pro Tools 210M: 4th Edition

Final Cut Pro Video Editing - Level 1,2, & 3

2 hour Class - 

This hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro user interface. This course is based on the FCP 101: An Introduction to Final Cut Pro course. In this course, you will cut a scene from a television series, create a promo for a documentary, as well as master filters and effects as you edit a segment of movies, the international music-creation event. Start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro's powerful advanced features. Learn to mark and edit clips, mix sound, add titles, create transitions, apply filters, and more. Topics include basic setup, customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output.

This class is designed for anyone looking to edit professional-quality video with Final Cut Pro and who prefers hands-on and interactive instruction to best explore its functionality. What You Will Learn Marking clips, using insert, overwrite and drag-and-drop editing Trimming edit points Using Ripple, Roll, and Extend edits as well as the Slip and Slide tools Applying filters and changing Motion properties Audio editing and audio creation Finishing and final output.  Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course: Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation Basic knowledge of editing terminology is recommended.

Modeling Classes

CEG Modeling course for Children & Adults includes:

1 hour Modeling Class for Kids from ages 5- 12 years old

2 hour Modeling Class over 13 years old - Adult

-Skin Care and Make-up

-Runway Modeling

-Nail Care


-Hair Care


-Exercise, Diet and Nutrition

- Personal Development


-Voice Projection

- Basic Acting

-Wardrobe Selection  

-Show-Stopping Runway Techniques

-Grooming Skills

-Activities that focus on Creative Self-Discovery

-Perfecting your Personal Style

-Bonus Fashion Show

-Formal and Informal Fashion Show Techniques

-Modeling with Props and Accessories


Classes Offered

Vocal Instruction (Private)

Acting School (Private & Group)

Dance School (Private & Group)

Modeling School (Private & Group)

Music School (Piano/ Guitar / Drums)-Private

Video & Music Production (Private & Group)

Pageant Training (Private & Group)

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