Performing Arts

Our classes in music, dance, and theater are welcoming spaces for those just getting started or for practicing artists looking for concentrated study.

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Performing Arts at CCAE

Our instructors are working practitioners and experienced artists who create supportive environments where students from all backgrounds will feel comfortable and encouraged to explore their creative side, build confidence, and participate in an artistic community.

Annual Ukulele Jam

Thursday, September 5
5:30 - 7:30 pm

It’s like a luau in Harvard Square! Join in the outdoor jam or just relax and enjoy as uke instructor Danno Sullivan and a passel of past class masters crank out the hits from 1920 to 2019. All skill levels welcome. Bring a uke or borrow one of ours.


Performing Arts Showcase

Join us to celebrate the hard work and talent of our performing arts and writing programs with three nights of free performances and readings by our students and instructors. Performances take place at 56 Brattle Street. Performances are free and open to the public!

Thursday, December 12, 7pm

Friday, December 13, 7pm

Saturday, December 14, 4:30-6pm & 7:30-9pm

Performing Arts Showcase

"Love the class—the people and the teacher. I learn so much every semester."

Martha S., Beginner Recorder

"On so many levels, I'm filled with gratitude for Dewayne [Nelson], his teachings, my colleagues, and the work itself."

Katie C., Storytelling as Performance Art

"I am inspired to continue at home. It's been a fabulous part of my life here in Cambridge."

Fiona L., Ballet

"Wonderful presentation and explanation of music covered—best class at CCAE."

Ted R., Classical Music Appreciation