The Recreational School Program
The Recreational School Program offers a wide range of classes for students 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 year-end performance in June.
The Pre-Professional and Performance Program
The Pre-Professional Division's mission is to prepare students for acceptance to dance companies or university dance programs in the future. Training under the Pre-Professional Division coincides with the training in the Ballet Performance Program. Students who are invited are those who possess 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.
Participation in the classes in preparation for the Nutcracker and Spring productions of the Performance Program are required.
Students in the Pre-Professional Division who are invited to compete are encouraged to take private lessons and prepare to compete as soloists in the Youth America Grand Prix.