Charlevoix Circle of Arts Dance offers a recreational dance program for the beginner to intermediate level dancer in a nurturing and healthy atmosphere. Our philosophy is to provide age-appropriate choreography and music, inspire our students in a character-building experience and cultivate a life-long appreciation for the art of dance. CCAD offers classes for children 2—10 years of age in creative movement, ballet, tap and hip hop.

Thank you in part to the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs, and private donors we have a new dance floor!

Our Winter Dance Schedule will be posted soon!

Please refer back for updates.

Youth Dance Classes

Meet our dance instructor, Kristi Epping!


Kristi Epping is originally from Edina, Minnesota and began dancing at the young age of two. Epping graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dance Management from Oklahoma City University, an internationally acclaimed dance and arts management program. Epping has danced professionally and acted as Dance Captain with Six Flags and Royal Caribbean International and was able to perform all over the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. In over 15 years of teaching experience, Epping has won numerous regional and national awards in the competition dance world and focuses on creating a positive, yet disciplined environment to inspire her students. Epping now resides in Charlevoix with her husband and two young boys, Luke age five and Jake age two.