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 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 to audition for the UNCSA High School Program, other pre-professional training programs or simple enjoy a lifetime of dance! 

2023-24 Calendar

Fall Semester: September 5 – December 17, 2023

Tuesday, Sept. 5             Orientation
Wednesday, Sept. 6 Classes begin
Wednesday, Nov. 22 – Sunday, Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Break
Monday, Nov. 27 Classes resume
Saturday, December 2 Children's Ballet Nutcracker Tea Party Camp #1
Monday, Dec. 4 - Friday, Dec. 8 Parent Observation Week
December 9 Children's Ballet Nutcracker Tea Party Camp #2
Saturday & Sunday, Dec, 16 & 17 The Nutcracker Tea Party
Dec. 18 - January 2 Winter Break

Spring Semester: January 3 – June 8, 2024

Wednesday, Jan. 3 Classes resume
Monday, Jan. 15 MLK Day, no classes
Monday, April 1 - Sunday, April 7 Spring Break, no classes
Monday, April 8 Classes resume
Monday, May 6 - Friday, May 10 Parents Observation Week
Monday, May 13 - Friday, May 17 Assessment Class Week
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day, no classes
Saturday, June 8 Spring Festival, last day of class
Monday June 9 - Tuesday Sept. 3 Summer Break


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