17-Week Pre-Professional Program | Spring 2017: January 30 – June 11

TU Dance Pre-Professional Program

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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. For level placement, please contact us at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925. Click here to download complete schedule of all 5 levels (PDF)

To register, please complete the two step registration process.  1) Please find the online pre-registration below and select a payment option and 2) click here to submit the Pre-Professional Online registration form.

Placement class for new students (for ages 12-23), Thursday, January 19 | 4:30-5:00pm Registration, 5:00-6:30pm (Ballet and Modern)

Level 1

An entry level for students who wish to experience a more focused training in TU Dance Center’s pre-professional dance program. Students train in ballet and modern, and are introduced to African dance.
7.5 hours/week: Tuesday 4:30-7:00pm, Thursday 4:30-5:45 and 6:00-7:30pm,
Saturday 1:00-3:15pm
View Pre-Professional Level 1 weekly schedule

Tuition: 1250.00

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LEVEL 2

Students placed in Level 2 continue focused training in ballet, modern and African dance.
10.25 hours/week: Monday 6:30-8:15pm, Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm,
Thursday 6:00-7:30pm or 7:30-9:00pm, Friday 4:30-6:45pm,
Saturday 12:00-2:00pm & 3:15-4:30pm
View Pre-Professional Level 2 weekly schedule

Tuition: 1550.00

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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 and African dance, and are introduced to TU Dance repertory.
13.25 hours/week: Monday 6:30-8:15pm, Tuesday 7:00-8:30pm,
Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm, Thursday 4:30-7:30pm or 9:00pm,
Friday 4:30-8:00pm, Saturday 12:00-2:00pm
View Pre-Professional Level 3 Weekly Schedule

Tuition: 1820.00

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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 are introduced to TU Dance repertory. This level continues to build on the material presented to Level 3. Students will select two elective classes, one for each half of the session, via the online registration form. See elective class offerings by clicking the schedule link below. These classes give students the opportunity to deepen their investigation in a dance style of their choosing.
16.5 hours/week: Monday 4:30-6:30pm or 8:00pm*, Tuesday 4:30-7:00pm or 8:30pm*,
Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm or 9:00pm*, Thursday 6:00-7:30pm or 7:30-9:00pm,
Friday 4:30-6:45pm, Saturday 1:15-5:00pm
*Electives
View Pre-Professional Level 4 weekly schedule

Tuition: 2150.00

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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. Students will select two electives, one for each half of the session, via the online registration form. See elective class offerings by clicking the schedule link below. These classes give students the opportunity to deepen their investigation in a dance style of their choosing.
16.5 hours/week: Monday 4:30-6:30pm or 8:00pm*, Tuesday 4:30-7:00pm or 8:30pm*,
Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm or 9:00pm*, Thursday 6:00-7:30 or 7:30-9:00pm,
Friday 4:30-6:45pm, and Saturday 1:15-5:00pm
View Pre-Professional Level 5 weekly schedule

Tuition: 2150.00

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17-Week Program for Children & Teen | Spring 2017: January 30 – June 11

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The TU Dance Center Children and 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 complete schedule of Children & Teen levels (PDF)

To register, please complete the two step registration process.  1) Please find the online pre-registration below and select a payment option and 2) click here to submit the Children & Teen Program online registration form.

CREATIVE MOVEMENT/DRUM

Ages 3-5 or 5-7. 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 from 11-11:45am (ages 3-5), or Saturdays from 9-9:45am (ages 5-7)
Tuition: 215.00
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INTRODUCTION TO DANCE

Ages 7-9 or 9-12. Through introduction to techniques including modern, ballet and Afro-dance, students learn the basic elements of dance, developing coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. Students will begin to interpret and perform movement styles from more than one dance tradition. Saturdays, 9:45-10:45am (Ages 7-9) or 10:45-11:45am (ages 9-12). Note: 9-12 year olds are encouraged to also register for Beginning Ballet Barre, following at 12:00pm (additional tuition applies).
Tuition: 235.00
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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), Boys Group, and Modern 13-16 are encouraged to also take this class. Saturdays from 12:00-1:00pm (Ages 9-12); or 1:00-2:00pm (Ages 13-16).
Tuition: 235.00
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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 also participate in a weekly dance studies workshop, introducing concepts of African dance, composition, dance history, and other performing arts concepts. Students participate in events aimed at expanding their knowledge of dance, such as theater tours, guided pre-professional class observations, and Q&A with company members and visiting artists. Thursdays 5:45-7:45pm (Ballet & Workshop/Dance Studies ). Saturdays, 10:45am-11:45pm (Modern);
Tuition: 525.00
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BOYS DANCE

This new option for boys combines two classes: Conditioning/Workshop (only boys) and Modern (boys & girls), with the option of Ballet Barre. Boys Dance is a physical experience that promotes body awareness, strength and coordination through dance concepts and music. Saturdays, 9:45am-11:45pm Conditioning & Modern; optional Ballet Barre from 12-1:00pm.
Tuition: 400.00
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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, 2:00-3:15pm; Note: Modern 13-16 students may also register for Beginning Ballet Barre at 1:00pm (additional tuition applies).
Tuition: 235.00
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TEEN 1

A level for students aged 13-19 who are interested in experiencing a variety of dance techniques including ballet, modern and African dance as well as choreography and phrase building in workshop class. We welcome beginners to this level as well as students with minimal dance experience. Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm (Ballet), Thursday 6:00-7:30pm (African Dance) & 7:45-8:45pm (Workshop), Saturdays, 4:30-5:30 (Modern);
Tuition: 750.00
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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 $14/class, or $120 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. 10-Class Card: 120.00

View current open classes & workshops schedule

MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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The Faculty
Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson

Teaching Artist
Kaitlin Bell

Kaitlin Bell

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Kaitin Kelly Benedict

Kaitin Kelly Benedict

Teaching Artist
Taylor Collier

Taylor Collier

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Kenna Camara-Cottman

Kenna Camara-Cottman

Teaching Artist
Leah Gallas

Leah Gallas

Teaching Artist
Youthen Joseph

Youthen Joseph

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Laurel Keen

Laurel Keen

Teaching Artist & School Director
Blake Nellis

Blake Nellis

Teaching Artist
Toni Pierce-Sands

Toni Pierce-Sands

Teaching Artist & Artistic Director
Uri Sands

Uri Sands

Teaching Artist & Artistic Director
Randall Riley

Randall Riley

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez

Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez

Teaching Artist & Managing Director
Kateyln Skelley

Kateyln Skelley

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson

Guest Teaching Artist
Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Elayna Waxse

Elayna Waxse

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson

Teaching Artist
Kaitlin Bell

Kaitlin Bell

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Kaitin Kelly Benedict

Kaitin Kelly Benedict

Teaching Artist
Taylor Collier

Taylor Collier

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Kenna Camara-Cottman

Kenna Camara-Cottman

Teaching Artist
Leah Gallas

Leah Gallas

Teaching Artist
Youthen Joseph

Youthen Joseph

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Laurel Keen

Laurel Keen

Teaching Artist & School Director
Blake Nellis

Blake Nellis

Teaching Artist
Toni Pierce-Sands

Toni Pierce-Sands

Teaching Artist & Artistic Director
Uri Sands

Uri Sands

Teaching Artist & Artistic Director
Randall Riley

Randall Riley

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez

Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez

Teaching Artist & Managing Director
Kateyln Skelley

Kateyln Skelley

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Erin Thompson

Erin Thompson

Guest Teaching Artist
Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Alanna Morris-Van Tassel

Teaching Artist & Company Member
Elayna Waxse

Elayna Waxse

Teaching Artist & Company Member

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