The pre-professional program was initiated to provide advanced dancers aspiring to a professional career an intensive training program in the traditions of the leading professional ballet company programs in the United States. Admission is by audition ONLY.
Ballet technique classes are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
After technique on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, girls are given a one hour pointe class with an emphasis on mastering the classical vocabulary, strength, foot articulation, musicality and artistry.
Much of the work is geared to those steps and combinations which are a staple in variations in addition to general work from the classical repertoire the students will encounter as they progress in their training and hopefully later on in the profession.
On Thursday after ballet technique, the students work in modern / contemporary dance classes to broaden their technical capabilities and strengthen their range of movement and artistic expression.
The pre-professional program has had an exceptional track record of professional success. Our former dancers are now dancing with American Ballet Theater, Texas Ballet Theatre,, Sarasota Ballet, Oklahoma City Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and Colorado Ballet to name a few.