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.
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. 4 - Sun. Apr. 10||Spring Break, no classes|
|Mon. Apr. 11||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|