This semi-professional student company was established in the fall of 2002 as an Arizona non-profit organization and federally recognized non-profit corporation. Dancers are selected as members through auditions. Company members along with guest artists perform at home and in the greater Phoenix area. The repertoire encompasses a variety of dance styles: classical ballet, jazz, lyric/contemporary, hip hop and tap. Dance Magnificat participates in city and state-wide collaborative dance productions, regional dance competitions and seasonal concerts including The Nutcracker Ballet. This performing company is supported by the generous efforts of volunteers. The Tucson Pima Arts Council and donations from our community. Arizona Dance Company is directed by Kandis Meinel.


“My daughter has danced at CDA for 5 years and she absolutely loves it.The teachers truly care about the kids and work hard to see them rise to their full potential.”