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 this school year we have designed a hybrid schedule that incorporates in-person and virtual options, with the ability to pivot to a fully virtual schedule if needed. Safety Protocols will continue at TU Dance Center including proof of vaccination for staff and contractors, 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 (please review the TU Dance Community Safety Statement 090121). We are excited to be back in 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!
17-Week Pre-Professional Program | Spring 2022: January 10 – May 22
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 Spring 2022 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 083121.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15TH.
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 email@example.com. Please provide the student name, desired level to enroll and a brief description of dance training if any.
The School at TU Dance Center Portal (password protected):
Level 1An entry level into the Pre-Professional Program 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, African Dance, and attend weekly Workshop classes.
7.75 hours/week: Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm; Wednesday 4:30-6:00 AND 6:15-7:15pm; Thursday 6:15-7:15pm; Saturday 1:45-4:30pm View Pre-Professional Level 1 weekly schedule
LEVEL 2Students, typically aged 12 and above, placed in Level 2 continue focused training in Ballet, Modern, African Dance, conditioning, and attend weekly Workshop classes.
10.25 hours/week: Monday 6:45-8:15pm; Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm; Wednesday 4:30-6:00pm AND 6:15-7:15pm; Thursday 6:15-7:15pm; Saturday 11:45am-2:00pm AND 3:00-4:30pm View Pre-Professional Level 2 weekly schedule
LEVEL 3Level 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, conditioning, and attend weekly Workshop classes.
10.5 hours/week: Monday 6:45-8:15pm; Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm AND 6:15-8:00pm; Thursday 7:30-8:30pm, Friday 4:30-7:00pm; Saturday 11:45am-2:00pm AND 2:15-4:00pm* *Only for 9 weeks. Dates TBA View Pre-Professional Level 3 Weekly Schedule
LEVEL 4This level is designed for students (ages 13-16) who demonstrate a strong commitment to their dance education. It is recommended that students have four or more years of formal training and a solid grounding in technique. Students train in Ballet, Modern, African Dance, conditioning, and attend weekly creative Workshop classes.
13.75 hours/week: Monday 4:30-6:00 AND 6:15-8:00pm; Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm, Thursday 4:30-6:00pm AND 7:30-8:30pm; Friday 4:30-7:00pm; Saturday 11:45am-2:00pm AND 2:15-4:00pm
View Pre-Professional Level 4 weekly schedule
LEVEL 5This program is designed for pre-professional students (ages 17-24) who are interested in pursuing careers as professional dancers. Individuals in Level 5 have a comprehensive understanding of dance techniques and are committed to developing as artists. Students train in Ballet, Modern, African Dance, conditioning, and attend weekly creative Workshop classes.
13.75 hours/week: Monday 4:30-6:00pm AND 6:15-8:00pm; Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm; Thursday 4:30-6:00pm AND 7:30-8:30pm; Friday 4:30-7:00pm; Saturday 11:45am-2:00pm AND 2:15-4:00pm View Pre-Professional Level 5 weekly schedule
17-Week Program for Children & Teen | Spring 2022: January 10 – May 22
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 Spring 2022 Children & Teen Schedule. All classes in the Children & Teen Program are offered in person with a virtual option, unless otherwise noted.
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 Spring 2022 Payment Plan Form, 4) click here to submit the Children & Teen Program online registration form, and 5) submit the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for TU Dance 083121.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15TH.
Please read the TUDC Tuition Policy.
The School at TU Dance Center Portal (password protected):
- Dancing Together
- Creative Movement
- Intro to Dance
- Beginning Ballet
- Bridge Level
- Hip Hop
- Modern 13-16
- Teen 1&2
DANCING TOGETHERA child and parent/caregiver creative movement class. This 8-week 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.
Session 1: January 15 - March 5 (8 weeks)
Session 2: March 12 - May 14 (8 weeks, no class on April 9 & 16)
CREATIVE MOVEMENTAges 3-5, 5-6 & 6-7. 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, 10:00-10:45am (ages 3-5) Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am (ages 5-6) Saturdays, 9:45-10:30am (ages 6-7)
INTRODUCTION TO DANCEAges 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, 11:45am-12:45pm (Intro to Dance ages 7-9)
Saturdays, 10:45-11:45am (Intro to Dance ages 9-12)
*NOTE: Students enrolled in Intro to Dance are encouraged to enroll in the Intro to Ballet (additional tuition applies).
BEGINNING BALLETIntroduction to Ballet (ages 7-9) and (ages 9-12) is a class that introduces the basic concepts of ballet technique. There will be a focus on balancing the concentration and discipline required of this technique while also encouraging the students to bring their own joy and unique expression to this form. Classes will include floorwork (strengthening and stretching), barre work and simple center-work. Students in Introduction to Ballet are encouraged to also take Introduction to Dance for the respective age
Beginning Ballet (ages 13-16). An introduction to the basic concepts of ballet technique concentrating on alignment and placement, and serving as a foundation to other techniques.
Saturdays, 10:45-11:45am (Introduction to Ballet, Ages 7-9)
Saturdays, 9:45-10:45am (Introduction to Ballet, Ages 9-12)
Saturdays, 1:45-3:00pm (Beginning Ballet, Ages 13-16)
Tuition: 300.00 (ages 7-9 & 9-12); 375.00 (ages 13-16)
BRIDGE LEVELThis 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.
4 hours/week: Mondays, 4:30-6:30pm; Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm AND 6:15-7:15pm
Note: Tuition does not include the one time $35 registration fee. Tuition: 900.00
HIP HOPThis Hip Hop class is for beginners, ages 9-16 and will provide students with knowledge in the foundations of Hip Hop dance and foster skills in coordination, groove, musicality and freestyle (improvisation). While students will learn specific foundational movements, this will consistently be supported by an emphasis on individual exploration and expression. The class will also incorporate the culture and social & historical contexts of Hip Hop dance. Students should bring clean soled tennis shoes to wear in the studio and comfortable clothing that they can move in (no jeans please).
MODERN 13-16This 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.
TEEN 1&2Teen 1: A level for students aged 13-16 who are interested in experiencing a variety of dance techniques including Ballet, Modern, African Dance, and a Workshop class. We welcome beginners to this level as well as students with minimal dance experience. Students in Teen 1 take all classes alongside students in Level 1 of the Pre-Professional Program. This program can be for Level 1 and beginner students looking for a smaller time commitment.
5 hours/week: Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm; Wednesday, 4:30-6:00pm AND 6:15-7:15pm; Thursday 6:15-7:15pm
Teen 2: A level for students aged 15-17 who are interested in experiencing a variety of dance techniques including Ballet, Modern, African Dance, and a Workshop class. We welcome students with a minimum of two years of dance experience. Students in Teen 2 take all classes alongside students in Level 2 of the Pre-Professional Program. This program can be for Level 2 and beginner students looking for a smaller time commitment..
5 hours/week: Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm; Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm AND 6:15-7:15pm; Thursday 6:15-7:15pm
Note: Tuition does not include the one time $35 registration fee. Tuition: 940.00
Open Classes & Workshops
OPEN CLASSESTU 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; pre-registration is required due to studio capacity restrictions (COVID related). Online payments are only accepted; 10-class cards may be purchased 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: 130.00
To purchase virtual single classes click here.
MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
- Fall 2021 Adult Beginning Workshops
Adult Beginning Ballet | Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30am Provided by Tina Anderson Wallum, the class work is based on the principles of classical ballet technique, including turnout, distribution of weight, counter pull, plumb line, balance, squareness, alignment and stance, transfer of weight, lift, and counter balance. Also it is based on centering, READ MORE>>
- In-Person Open Classes at TU Dance Center
TU Dance Center's open classes are back! Join us for in-person dance classes for intermediate/advanced dancers. To see the schedule visit Open Class Schedule. Cost: $15 (please pre-register a minimum of 24 hours in advance) If using a Class Card or reserving a place as a TU Dance Center Teaching Artist, READ MORE>>
- Virtual Open Classes, Week of January 11, 2021
We are excited to offer these virtual open classes focusing on self-care and well-being with teaching artists DejaJoelle, Lynn Barre and Wendy Anderson. Cost: sliding scale $8, $12, or $15 (please register a minimum of 24 hours in advance) Virtual We Dance TU with DejaJoelle Thursday, January 14 (6:00-7:00pm CST) READ MORE>>
- Winter Practice, January 11-16
Please join us for a 4-day virtual workshop with teaching artists DejaJoelle, Gregory Dolbashian, Lynn Barre, Maurya Kerr and Wendy Anderson as we take the opportunity to slow down, restore, refill and tune into our bodies and minds for the start of a new year. Open to participants age 16+. READ MORE>>
- Fall 2020 Adult Workshop Series: Movements in Meditation with DejaJoelle
A virtual safe space for participants age 18+ to generate movement while preserving and tending to their mental health. Sessions are 30% discussion-based. The curriculum focuses on using Dance and Body to heal from, confront, and identify emotional pain in the body. How does one use this not for performance but READ MORE>>
- Fall 2020 Adult Workshop Series: Virtual Adult Beginning Ballet Workshop with Tina Anderson Wallum
This 4-week ballet technique workshop emphasizes alignment, placement and somatic awareness. The class consists of barre and center work that focuses on balance, classical line and connecting steps. SESSION 1 (4 weeks): Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am October 6-October 27 (single classes also available) SESSION 2 (4 weeks): Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am November 3-December 1 (NO READ MORE>>
- Virtual Master Class with Laurel Keen, August 15
Examining the details and subtleties of classical ballet technique while also exploring the textures, musical play and individual expression within our own unique bodies. Seeking a balance between clarity / precision and expansion / freedom. August 15 | 1:00-2:30pm CST Cost: $15/participant Zoom link will be emailed 30 minutes before READ MORE>>
- Virtual Open Classes, Week of August 10
Join us for a series of virtual open classes during the week of August 10. This classes are offered as part of the TU Dance Summer Intensive with Gregory Dolbashian and Guests. These classes are for Intermediate/Advanced level students. Monday, 1:00-2:30pm CST | Horton-based Modern with Toni Pierce-Sands Tuesday, 1:00-2:30pm READ MORE>>
- Virtual Masterclass with Ronald K. Brown, August 8
As part of the Intersect Summer Intensive, Evidence, A Dance Company and TU Dance are offering a virtual masterclass with Evidence's Artistic Director Ronald K. Brown. Saturday, August 8 | 3:00-4:30pm CST Cost: $15/participant Ronald K. Brown’s Master Class is designed for inter-generational participants with a wide range to no READ MORE>>
- Intersect Summer Intensive, August 3-8
Evidence, A Dance Company and TU Dance join forces in an inspiring 1-week virtual Summer Intensive. Intersect (to meet and cross at a point/to share a common area), is an open level inter-generational Summer Intensive for participants with a wide range to no dance experience that will provide the opportunity READ MORE>>