Aldine Dance Company
The Carver/Aldine Dance Company (CADC) is a district dance performance company comprised of students ages five to eighteen who attend school in Aldine ISD. CADC was created by Carver High School dance teacher, Sarita Salinas, who sought to provide advanced dance training and dance performance opportunities to public school students.
CADC dancers train numerous hours in courses of Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Aerial Silks and Stilt Walking among many other dance styles. This type of training prepares CADC members for collegiate readiness and for future career success.
Carver Aldine Dance Company has performed in district events across Aldine ISD, the Acres Homes Community, and the City of Houston. Houston performances include Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Family Day in the Park, Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Mayoral Inauguration, City of Houston’s Freedom Over Texas 4th of July Celebration, City of Houston Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, City of Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade and Houston Zoo’s “Zoo Boo”.
CDAC also performed at the Society of Performing Art’s Pre-performances at the Wortham Dance Theater and Jones Hall Dance Theater. Additional accolades include performing at the Movement towards Literacy Program at Jones Hall, being recognized in the Houston 002 Magazine, being featured on Houston Television News Stations, and many more.
The Carver Aldine Dance Company has participated in multiple regional and national dance competitions to expose students to adjudication while promoting growth throughout the program. During these competitions students have earned awards such as Platinum, Gold, and First Overall in both the individual and team categories. CADC dancers have been recognized individually at competitions by receiving scholarships in the categories of Ballet, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Triple Threat and Outstanding Dancer. In the summer of 2014, CADC attended the National Dance Awards in New York City and became the “buzzword” around the competition! National adjudicators were amazed and delighted to see advanced dance skills demonstrated so artfully by a public-school dance company.
Alumni from the Carver Aldine Dance Company have been tremendously successful upon graduation. These students have “set the bar” for the program and continue to give back to the organization and the community