The Orlando School of Cultural Dance (OSCD) was established in 1989. The philosophy of OSCD is that a positive self-image is essential for the total development of our children, the leaders of tomorrow. Since our inception, OSCD has been teaching African dance to students ages three to adults. Since then we have added other disciplines, such as ballet, tap, modern, music theory, percussion (variety), fitness and "Rites of Passage". We believe that the arts provides a channel through which our students can grow by learning about their cultural heritage. Dance in particular, frees the spirit and brings joy to oneself as well as others.
We have accomplished many positive programs through our collaborative and partnership efforts with other organizations. These partnerships include: Cultural Arts Research Ensemble, The City of Orlando, Orlando Fights Back, Center for Drug-Free Living, Metropolitan Orlando Urban League, Orange County Public Schools, Ivey Lane Caring and Nurturing Center, Ivey Lane/Royal Gardens Neighborhood Association and Parramore Village Neighborhood Association, just to name a few. Through our partnerships and collaboratives, we have been able to touch hundreds of lives in our community, both young and old, in a positive way.