As we continue to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic, the safety of our students, families, teaching artists, accompanists and staff is our top priority. For the Fall 2020 session we have designed a hybrid schedule that incorporates in-person and virtual classes, with the ability to pivot to a fully virtual schedule if needed. Safety Protocols will be put in place at TU Dance Center including daily temperature checks and health assessments, mandatory use of masks for all, hand washing/sanitizing before and after class, smaller class sizes, social distancing, space between each class for cleaning and disinfecting, navigation plan throughout TUDC and more. We are eager and excited to get back into the studio and yet we also balance this excitement with great care and concern for the health and safety of each member of our community. Together we will get through this! 

12-Week Pre-Professional Program | Fall 2020: September 14 – December 12

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The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. Click here to download the 2020 Fall Pre-Professional Daily Schedules.

To register, please complete the five-step registration process.  1) Please find the online pre-registration below under the specific level you are interested in and select a payment option, 2) Make a tuition payment (in full or by selecting a payment plan),  3) If requesting a payment plan please submit the 2020 Fall TUDC Payment Plan Form , 4) click here to submit the Pre-Professional Online registration form, and 5) submit the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for TU Dance.

Please read the TUDC Tuition Policy.

For level placement for new students (for ages 11-23), please email a video with a 1 minute modern/improvisation phrase and 1 minute ballet phrase to education@tudance.org. Please provide the student name, desired level to enroll and a brief description of dance training if any.

If you have any questions please contact us at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925.

The School at TU Dance Center Portal (password protected):
http://www.tudance.org/portal/

Level 1

An entry level for students typically aged 11 and above who wish to experience a more focused training in TU Dance Center’s pre-professional dance program. Students train in ballet, modern, and are introduced to African dance.
7.5 hours/week: Monday 5:00-7:30pm, Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm,
Thursday 6:00-7:00pm OR 7:00-8:00pm, Saturday 2:30-5:00pm
View Pre-Professional Level 1 weekly schedule

Tuition: 945.00

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LEVEL 2

Students, typically aged 12 and above, placed in Level 2 continue focused training in ballet, modern, African dance and conditioning.
8.75 hours/week: Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm, Wednesday 4:30-7:15pm,
Thursday 6:00-7:00pm OR 7:00-8:00pm, Friday 4:45-6:15pm,
Saturday 1:30-3:45pm
View Pre-Professional Level 2 weekly schedule

Tuition: 1045.00

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LEVEL 3

Level 3 is designed for students typically aged 13–16 with four or more years of formal training and a solid grounding in technique. Students train in ballet, modern, African dance and conditioning, as well as participate in workshop and/or repertory classes. All level 3 students will participate in a solo choreographic process during the Fall Session. For 2 weeks they will participate in the level 4/5 classes as part of the rehearsal process.
9 hours/week: Tuesday 4:30-7:30pm, Thursday 5:00-6:30 & 7:00-8:00pm,
Friday 4:45-6:15pm, Saturday 1:30-3:45pm
View Pre-Professional Level 3 Weekly Schedule

Tuition: 1065.00

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LEVEL 4

Level 4 is designed for students typically aged 13–16 with four or more years of formal training and a solid grounding in technique. Students train in ballet, modern and African dance, and conditioning, a well as participate in workshop and/or repertory classes. This level continues to build on the material presented in Level 3. All Level 4 students will participate in a solo choreographic process during the Fall session.
11.75 hours/week: Monday 4:30-7:00pm, Tuesday 4:30-7:30pm,
Thursday 4:30-7:00pm, Friday 4:30-6:45pm, Saturday 3:45-5:15pm
View Pre-Professional Level 4 weekly schedule

Tuition: 1235.00

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LEVEL 5

For pre-professional students typically aged 16-23 who have interest in pursuing careers in dance. Individuals in Level 5 have a comprehensive understanding of dance techniques and are committed to developing as artists. Students in this level will learn TU Dance repertory and participate in the creation of new works. All Level 5 students will participate in a solo choreographic process during the Fall session.
11.75 hours/week: Monday 4:30-7:00pm, Tuesday 4:30-7:30pm,
Thursday 4:30-7:00pm, Friday 4:30-6:45pm, and Saturday 3:45-5:15pm
View Pre-Professional Level 5 weekly schedule

Tuition: 1235.00

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12-Week Program for Children & Teen | Fall 2020: September 14 – December 12

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The TU Dance Center Children & Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. Click here to download the 2020 Fall Children & Teen Schedule.

To register, please complete the five-step registration process.  1) Please find the online pre-registration below under the specific level you are interested in and select a payment option, 2) Make a tuition payment (in full or by selecting a payment plan),  3) If requesting a payment plan, please submit the 2020 Fall TUDC Payment Plan Form4click here to submit the Children & Teen Program online registration form, and 5) submit the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for TU Dance .

Please read the TUDC Tuition Policy.

If you have any questions please contact us at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925.

The School at TU Dance Center Portal (password protected):
http://www.tudance.org/portal/

DANCING TOGETHER

(Only Virtual) A child and parent/caregiver creative movement class. This virtual workshop is designed for children (ages 2-4) and their parent/caregiver who are interested in a shared movement experience that engages the senses of curiosity and play. Both child and caregiver will participate in developmentally appropriate movement exercises that incorporate elements such as effort, shape, and tempo. Music will play an essential role in the class as students will be asked to respond to sounds as well as make sounds themselves. Participants will be encouraged to join at their own comfort level with the understanding that observation is often the best form of learning with younger children. This class will give children and caregivers the opportunity to learn more about themselves and one another through the art form of dance. Participants will be emailed the class link.
Session 1: October 3 - 24 (4 weeks)
Session 2: October 31 - November 21 (4 weeks)
Saturdays, 10:00-10:45am
Tuition: 60.00
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Child and Parent/Caregiver Name and Lastname:

CREATIVE MOVEMENT/DRUM

(CANCELLED) Ages 3-5, 5-6 or 6-7. (Virtual Only) Children will grow in physical awareness and build basic movement skills, balance, coordination, flexibility and strength. Students will expand their knowledge of musical instruments and the connection between dance and music, learn basic rhythmical movement phrases, and improvise and create dance ideas that communicate an experience or theme.
Mondays 11:00-11:45am (ages 3-5), Saturdays 10:15-11:00am (ages 5-6)
and Saturdays 11:45am-12:30pm (ages 6-7)
Tuition: 170.00
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INTRODUCTION TO DANCE

Ages 7-9 or 9-12. Through introduction to modern dance techniques, students learn the basic elements of dance which help to develop coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. Although technique is central to the class, it will be encouraged through exploration and discovering the joy of movement.
Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am (Ages 7-9), 10:45-11:45 (ages 9-12 A)* or 12:45-1:45pm (ages 9-12 B)
*Note: 9-12 year olds enrolled in schedule A (10:45-11:45am) are encouraged to also register for Beginning Ballet Barre (Ages 9-12), 12:30-1:30pm (additional tuition applies). Intro to Dance 9-12 A and 9-12 B are not sequential.
Tuition: 205.00
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BEGINNING BALLET BARRE

Ages 9-12 or 13-16. An introduction to the basic concepts of ballet technique concentrating on alignment and placement, and serving as a foundation to other techniques. Students in Introduction to Dance (ages 9-12) and Boys Dancing are encouraged to also take Ballet Barre 9-12.
Saturdays 12:30-1:30pm (Ages 9-12); or 3:45-5:00pm (Ages 13-16)
Tuition: 205.00 (ages 9-12); 255.00 (ages 13-16)
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BRIDGE LEVEL

This level serves as an intermediate step for students aged 10-14 placed in the Children & Teen Program who would like to deepen their engagement and prepare to join the Pre-Professional Program. In this level, students train in beginning modern and ballet, and also participate in weekly workshop classes. Students will also be introduced to dance studies, which will broaden their knowledge of dance history as well as the multi-faceted dance world of today.
3.75 hours/week: Wednesday 5:00-7:00pm, Saturdays, 11:00am-12:00pm AND 1:45-2:30pm
Note: Tuition does not include the one time $35 registration fee.
Tuition: 565.00
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BOYS DANCE

(CANCELLED) This program combines two classes: Workshop (recommended for male/male identified students) and Modern (all genders), with the option of Ballet Barre. Boys Dancing is a physical experience that promotes body awareness, strength and coordination through dance concepts and music. Students enrolled in the program could also enroll in Ballet Barre 9-12 (additional tuition applies). It is important that all students regardless of their gender feel welcomed at TU Dance Center. Please contact us if you have any questions about participating in this program..
2 hours/week: Saturdays, 9:15-10:15am AND 10:45-11:45am
optional 3 hours/week: add Ballet Barre from 12:30-1:30pm.
Tuition: 300.00 (no ballet); 440.00 (with ballet)
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MODERN 13-16

This modern-based movement class will reference fundamental elements in techniques such as ballet and Horton that will lead into explorations of phrase work and movement creation. Students will connect concepts of articulation, balance, release and breath developing simultaneously strength, control and flexibility. We will expand on each student's artistry and explore new ideas about movement.
Saturdays, 2:30-3.45pm
Tuition: 255.00
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TEEN 1&2

Teen 1: A level for students aged 13-16 who are interested in experiencing a variety of dance techniques including ballet, modern and African dance. We welcome beginners to this level as well as students with minimal dance experience.
5 hours/week: Monday 5:00-7:30pm, Tuesday 5:00-6:30pm, Thursday 6:00-7:00pm OR 7:00-8:00pm
Teen 2: A level for students aged 15-17 who are interested in experiencing a variety of dance techniques including ballet, modern, African dance as well as choreography and phrase building in workshop class. We welcome students with a minimum of two years of dance experience.
5 hours/week: Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm, Wednesdays 4:30-7:15pm, Thursday 6:00-7:00pm OR 7:00-8:00pm
Note: Tuition does not include the one time $35 registration fee.
Tuition: 605.00
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Open Classes & Workshops

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View current open classes & workshops schedule

OPEN CLASSES

TU Dance welcomes beginning, intermediate and advanced dancers to join TU Dance Open & Company Classes. Open classes are $15/class, or $130 for a 10-class card; no pre-registration is required. Credit card, cash or check is accepted on site for drop-in classes; 10-class cards may be purchased on-site or online here with a credit card. A confirmation e-mail will follow your successful online class card purchase. Please print your confirmation e-mail/receipt and bring it to your first class to pick up your 10-class card.<br>
10-Class Card: 130.00

To purchase virtual single classes click here.


View current open classes & workshops schedule

MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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The Faculty
Thern Anderson

Thern Anderson

Teaching Artist
Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson

Teaching Artist
Wendy Anderson

Wendy Anderson

Teaching Artist
Kaitlin Bell

Kaitlin Bell

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Kaitin Kelly Benedict

Kaitin Kelly Benedict

Teaching Artist
Kenna Camara-Cottman

Kenna Camara-Cottman

Teaching Artist
Tori Casagranda

Tori Casagranda

Teaching Artist
Taylor Collier

Taylor Collier

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Leah Gallas

Leah Gallas

Teaching Artist
Helen Hatch

Helen Hatch

Teaching Artist
Herb Johnson III

Herb Johnson III

Teaching Artist
Laurel Keen

Laurel Keen

Teaching Artist & School Director
Jake Lewis

Jake Lewis

Teaching Artist & Company Member
MerSadies McCoy

MerSadies McCoy

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Teaching Artist
Blake Nellis

Blake Nellis

Teaching Artist
Toni Pierce-Sands

Toni Pierce-Sands

Teaching Artist & Artistic Director
Randall Riley

Randall Riley

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Amanda Sachs

Amanda Sachs

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Teaching Artist & Managing Director
Alexis Staley

Alexis Staley

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Darrius Strong

Darrius Strong

Teaching Artist
Julia Sutter

Julia Sutter

Teaching Artist
Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson

Guest Teaching Artist
Christian Warner

Christian Warner

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Thern Anderson

Thern Anderson

Teaching Artist
Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson

Teaching Artist
Wendy Anderson

Wendy Anderson

Teaching Artist
Kaitlin Bell

Kaitlin Bell

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Kaitin Kelly Benedict

Kaitin Kelly Benedict

Teaching Artist
Kenna Camara-Cottman

Kenna Camara-Cottman

Teaching Artist
Tori Casagranda

Tori Casagranda

Teaching Artist
Taylor Collier

Taylor Collier

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Leah Gallas

Leah Gallas

Teaching Artist
Helen Hatch

Helen Hatch

Teaching Artist
Herb Johnson III

Herb Johnson III

Teaching Artist
Laurel Keen

Laurel Keen

Teaching Artist & School Director
Jake Lewis

Jake Lewis

Teaching Artist & Company Member
MerSadies McCoy

MerSadies McCoy

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Teaching Artist
Blake Nellis

Blake Nellis

Teaching Artist
Toni Pierce-Sands

Toni Pierce-Sands

Teaching Artist & Artistic Director
Randall Riley

Randall Riley

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Amanda Sachs

Amanda Sachs

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Teaching Artist & Managing Director
Alexis Staley

Alexis Staley

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Darrius Strong

Darrius Strong

Teaching Artist
Julia Sutter

Julia Sutter

Teaching Artist
Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson

Guest Teaching Artist
Christian Warner

Christian Warner

Teaching Artist & Company Member

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