Preparatory Dance

Preparatory Dance

Preparatory Dance

The UNCSA Preparatory Dance program presents a unique opportunity for young dancers to experience the joy of developing their artistry in a nurturing atmosphere. Focusing on the etiquette and discipline necessary for building a solid foundation in ballet technique, this after-school, pre-professional training program has received national recognition for its excellence. The program runs from third to ninth grade, with select children's ballet classes for younger dancers.

Preparatory Dance faculty are certified in the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum that combines high quality artistic training, dancer health and child development. Classical ballet vocabulary is developed progressively with an emphasis on sound body alignment, musicality, coordination and attention to dynamic detail to prepare students for entry into the UNCSA High School Program.

The well-being and safety of our students is our first priority. 2021-22 classes will be provided in a hybrid format, in-person and on Zoom.

2021-22 Calendar

Fall Semester: September 7 – December 21, 2021

Tues. Sept. 7             Orientation
Wed. Sept. 8 Classes begin
Thu. /Fri. Oct. 28, 29

Halloween (Dance appropriate costume)

Wed. Nov. 24 – Sun. Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Break
Mon. Nov. 29  Classes resume
Dec. 6-11 Parent Observation Week
Sat./Sun. Dec. 18, 19 Nutcracker Tea Party
Dec. 22 - Jan. 2 Prep. Holiday Break

Spring Semester: January 3 – June 11, 2022

Mon. Jan, 3 Classes resume
Mon. Jan 17 MLK Day, no classes
Mon. Apr. 11 - Mon. Apr. 18 Spring Break, no classes
Tues. Apr. 19 Classes resume
May 16-21 Parents Observation Week
May 23-28 Assessment Class Week
Mon. May 30 Memorial Day, no classes
Jun. 6-11 Spring Festival Prod. Week
Jun. 12 Summer


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