Pre-Professional Division

Commitment | Ages 10+

Pre-Professional Division

Are you ready to take your dance training to the next level?  Our Pre-Professional Division is for the committed dancer ready to reach their potential! Class placement is based on technical skill and work ethic. Pre-Professional Division classes are taught using American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum and Escuela Nacional Cuba de Ballet,  designed to prepare our students for success in the performing arts. Placement in all Pre-professional classes is assessed by DSBPA faculty either during a class (for current students) or by private class assessment for new students that enroll after the first week of the academic year has passed.

 

While we have many students who desire careers in other areas, and we believe that whatever field or endeavor students seek, it’s the preparedness, self-respect, self-discipline, respect for others, focus, open-mindedness, perseverance and sense of humor that come from successful training that are the keystones of all successful careers.

There is a required uniform for Student Division classes.

 

Option 1: Class colored leotard, and flesh-colored shoes & convertible foot tights. Ballet and Pointe shoes must match tights.

Sheer pull on skirts, at teachers discretion, must match color of leotard

Level 3 = Burgundy

Level 4 = Navy

Level 5 = Hunter/Forest Green

Option 2: Fitted white t-shirt or white leotard, transition tights in grey or class color, dance belt for those with male anatomy,

and white ballet shoes

Ballet Level 3 

This class is open by invitation of the director. All new students will need to attend an evaluation before enrolling in this level. Students at this level are required to attend ballet technique at least 3 days per week and to attend one additional class. 

Students are expected to attend 5 hours in ballet technique plus 1 additional class each week

  Ballet 3 Technique - Monday 4:30p-6p

  Ballet 3 Technique - Wednesday 4:30p-6:30p

  Ballet 3 Technique - Friday 4:30p-6p

PLUS: 1 other class; aerial, modern, contemporary, tap, hip-hop*

Tuition is based on 36 weeks of training and is $4320/year billed in 10 equal monthly payments $432 on the 25th of each month in advance. 

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Ballet Level 4

This class is open by invitation of the director based on a students thorough understand of both ballet terminology and the attainment of proper placement.  Most students have an extensive background in ballet and they are expected to study ballet 4 days per week and to attend one additional class. 

All new students will need to attend an evaluation before enrolling in this level

Students are expected to attend 8 hours in ballet technique plus 1 additional class each week

  Ballet 4 Technique - Monday 7p-8:30p

  Ballet 4 Technique - Wednesday 6:30p-9p (includes variations) 

  Ballet 4 Technique - Friday 6:30p-8p

  Ballet 4 Technique - Saturday 11a-1p

All Technique classes include Pointe work

PLUS: 1 other class; aerial, contemporary, tap, hip-hop, conditioning*

Tuition is based on 36 weeks of training and is $6200/year billed in 10 equal monthly payments $620 on the 25th of each month in advance.

Tuition

Tuition is based on 36-weeks of training and is billed in 10 equal monthly payments. Tuition will be prorated for those students who
begin after August 29, 2022. Tuition rates reflect monthly tuition. Tuition is billed on the 25th of each month in advance.

Supplemental classes for the Pre-Professional Division include Modern, Hip-Hop, Contemporary and Aerial Silks Training and run in 12-week sessions. Students can choose a different class each session. Registration for workshops will be two (2) 6-week sessions. 

* Class offerings vary depending on instructor availability.