Creativo Dance Studio in Miami is a dance academy with many excellent and well-rounded dance instructors, founded in 1998. Daysi Cepeda, CO, and director has been teaching for over thirty years, encouraging thousands of participants to develop a love and passion for the art of dance.
At Creativo Dance Studio our dancers receive the highest level of training in an exciting and fun atmosphere.
Our classes teach dancers about culture, technique, history, and performing. The programs are designed for children ages 3 to adults. Our students learn to appreciate different music styles, dance vocabulary, and definitions of movements. Our Dance Classes are interesting and informative. In addition, participants get involved in the process of creating dance choreography and participate in wonderful creative performances.
Our goal is to provide students a nourishing environment full of positive experience. During the process of learning about dance, students develop confidence and self-esteem. Our mission is to educate not only students but also parents and the community. Dance is not only entertaining but is a tool of self-expression.
Our Dance school philosophy is to demand the best of each student whether he or she plans to become a professional dancer or not. A student with the proper amount of training, talent, and desire will be encouraged to pursue a career in dance and further continue their professional studies.
“Dance is not a competition…
It is an art, it’s a passion.”
– Daysi Cepeda
Daysi Cepeda began dancing at the age of six and never looked back. She is an acclaimed dance professional who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance and Liberal Art Studies from Florida International University and an Associate’s Degree in Psychology from Miami Dade College (MDC). She also established the I Want to Be a Dancer Foundation in 2013 as a means to underwrite scholarships and provide structured arts enrichment programs to the community of young dancers who could not otherwise afford to take part in dance. She opened Creativo Dance Studio in 2015 as a platform to give back and help those who fell in love with performing and dance, just as she had when she was younger. Her tireless passion has helped grow the studio into one of the most well-known in the Miami area.
In addition to her work at Creativo Dance Studio, Cepeda was an Adjunct Professor and contractor at Miami Dade College. She was also a key contributor to the development of a variety of Dance Programs for the Miami Dade College’s Department of Community Education. She channels her extensive experience combining community with dance and education, particularly through her signature outreach programs, plus choreographing, producing, and directing dozens of performances during the course of her 25-year career.
Performing in front of others helps overcome shyness
Taking dance lessons means you’ll have to get used to the idea of dancing around other people, be it your dance instructor, your dance partner, or the other students attending the classes. This will help push you out of your comfort zone and teach you how to be more comfortable with your body.
As you boost your dancing skills, your confidence grows, and at some point when you’re feeling ready for it, you may start performing in front of the audience. Whether you have stage fright or feel shy and awkward in front of others, once you start performing in front of others, it will all go away and as time passes, you’ll be able to shake off your shyness and shine.