A beginner joining the school for the first time would be placed in the General School and as the student advances in training, the student is able to audition for the Performance Program. A student who wants to explore vocal performance as well is able to train in the musical theatre program. Placement in these three programs is done according to age, experience, and ability.
The General School offers a wide range of classes for children who wish to take dance for exercise, coordination, discipline and fun; and in the process students achieve an understanding and appreciation of the art form. Students meet only once or twice a week and prepare for the annual recital in June.
Students audition for placement in the Performance Program. Once accepted, the student is required to attend a number of classes and rehearsals a week. The focus is on intense training involving technique classes and many hours of rehearsals in preparation for competitions and performances. Excellent attendance and a high degree of commitment are necessary to remain in this program.
The Professional Division's mission is to prepare students for a professional future in dance. It will be by invitation only and an audition for final acceptance is required. Students who are invited are those who we feel may have the physique possessing attributes that are generally considered requisite for professional accomplishments in classical ballet. The students are accepted on a trial basis throughout the year and are evaluated by technical development, talent, and artistic merit.
If you are a professional seeking an easily-accessible technique class or just wanting a good work-out, we provide wonderful opportunities to take care of yourself in fun environments!