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 an in-person schedule that incorporates virtual options, with the ability to pivot to a fully virtual schedule if needed. Safety Protocols will continue at TU Dance Center including mandatory use of masks for all, hand washing/sanitizing before and after class, smaller class sizes, social distancing, and more (please review the TU Dance Community Safety Statement).

The School at TU Dance Center is changing to a yearly-based enrollment, with the exception of Creative Movement and Dancing Together which continue by sessions (Fall and Spring). This change will minimize the enrollment process for both families and staff.

2022-2023 Pre-Professional Program | September 12, 2022 – May 20, 2023

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The TU Dance Pre-Professional Program is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African dance, conditioning and creative workshops for students up to age 24. Click here to download the 2022-2023 Pre-Professional Daily Schedules. All classes in the Pre-Professional 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 2022-2023 Payment Plan Form, and 4) click here to submit the 2022-2023 Pre-Professional Online registration form.

Registration Deadline Extended: September 11, 2022

Please read the TUDC Tuition Policy.

For level placement for new students (for ages 11-24), 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 wish to apply for financial aid, please submit the Financial Aid Application with supporting documents via email. Contact us at education@tudance.org or ‪(651) 724-9708 with any questions.

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

Level 1

An 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 6:00-7:30pm; Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm; Thursday 4:30-6:00pm & 6:15-7:15pm; Saturday 1:45-4:30pm.
View Pre-Professional Level 1 weekly schedule

Tuition: 2485.00

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LEVEL 2

Students, typically aged 12 and above, placed in Level 2 continue focused training in Ballet, Modern, African Dance, conditioning, and attend weekly Workshop classes.
10.75 hours/week: Monday 6:45-8:15pm; Tuesday 4:30-7:30pm; Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm; Friday 4:30-6:00pm; Saturday 12:15-2:30pm & 3:00-4:30pm.
View Pre-Professional Level 2 weekly schedule

Tuition: 3285.00

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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, conditioning, and attend weekly Workshop classes.
11 hours/week: Monday 6:45-8:15pm; Tuesday 4:30-7:30pm; Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm; Friday 4:30-5:30pm & 5:45-7:30pm; Saturday 12:15pm-2:30pm.
View Pre-Professional Level 3 Weekly Schedule

Tuition: 3360.00

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LEVEL 4

This 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.
15.75 hours/week: Monday 4:30-6:00pm AND 6:15-8:00pm; Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm, Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm; Thursday 4:30-7:30pm; Friday 4:30-5:30pm & 6:00-7:30pm; Saturday 12:15-2:30pm & 2:45-4:30pm
View Pre-Professional Level 4 weekly schedule

Tuition: 4225.00

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LEVEL 5

This 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.
15.75 hours/week: Monday 4:30-6:00pm & 6:15-8:00pm; Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm; Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm; Thursday 4:30-7:30pm; Friday 4:30-5:30pm & 6:00-7:30pm; Saturday 12:15-2:30pm & 2:45-4:30pm
View Pre-Professional Level 5 weekly schedule

Tuition: 4225.00

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2022-2023 Children & Teen Program | September 12, 2022 – May 20, 2023

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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 2022-2023 Children & Teen Daily 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 2022-2023 Payment Plan Form, and 4click here to submit the 2022-2023 Children & Teen Program online registration form.

Registration Deadline ExtendedSeptember 11, 2022 (yearly programming and Fall session) & January 7, 2023 (Spring session)

Please read the TUDC Tuition Policy.

If you wish to apply for financial aid, please submit the Financial Aid Application with supporting documents via email. Contact us at education@tudance.org or ‪(651) 724-9708 with any questions.

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

DANCING TOGETHER

A 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: October 1 - November 19 (no classes November 21-27)
Session 2: January 14 - March 4
Session 3: March 11 - May 13 (no classes April 3-15)
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am
Tuition: 120.00
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CREATIVE MOVEMENT

In Creative Movement for ages 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.
Creative Drum (only for ages 5-6 & 6-7) introduces students to the basic concepts of hand drumming techniques (hands and sticks), tempo, rhythm, and music theory. These concepts help students develop their physical and mental dexterity, creativity, and musicality to inspire joyful performance and improvisation.
Session 1: September 12-December 10 (no classes November 21-27)
Session 2: January 9-May 20 (no classes April 3-15)
Fridays, 10:00-10:45am (Creative Movement, ages 3-5)
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 & 9:50-10:20am (Creative Movement & Drum, ages 5-6)
Saturdays, 9:50-10:20 & 10:25-11:10am (Creative Movement & Drum, ages 6-7)
Tuition: 180 (ages 3-5, Session 1); 255.00 (ages 3-5, Session 2); 300.00 (ages 5-6 & 6-7, Session 1); 425.00 (ages 5-6 & 6-7, Session 2)
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MODERN

Ages 7-9, 9-12 and 13-16. 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 (ages 7-9)
Saturdays, 11:15am-12:15pm (ages 9-12)
Saturdays, 3:00-4:30pm (ages 13-16)
*NOTE: Students enrolled in Modern are encouraged to enroll in the Ballet class for their respective age (additional tuition applies).
Tuition: 515.00 (ages 7-9 & 9-12); 770.00 (ages 13-16) 
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BALLET 

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. Classes will include floorwork (strengthening and stretching), barre work and simple center-work. Students in Introduction to Ballet are encouraged to also take Modern for the respective age.
Beginning Ballet (ages 13-16). An introduction to the basic concepts of ballet technique concentrating on alignment and placement. Classes will include floorwork (strengthening and stretching), barre work and simple center-work.
Saturdays, 10:45-11:45am (ages 7-9)
Saturdays, 9:45-10:45am (ages 9-12)
Saturdays, 1:45-3:00pm (ages 13-16)
Tuition: 515.00 (ages 7-9 & 9-12); 645.00 (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.
4 hours/week: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30pm
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Tuition: 1540.00
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HIP HOP

This 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).
Saturdays, 12:45-1:45pm
Tuition: 515.00
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AFRICAN DANCE

African Dance (Ages 9-16) is for those who are new to West African rhythm and dance. This class will teach foundational movements and incorporate the historical knowledge about traditional West African rhythms. Students will focus on strength, relaxation, isolation, and musicality, all while individually exploring the movements learned and contributing to the community-based culture of African diasporic dance.
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm
Tuition: 515.00
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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, 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: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm; Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm; Thursdays, 4:30-6:00pm & 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..
5.5 hours/week: Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30pm; Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm; Fridays, 4:30-6:00pm
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Tuition: 1610.00 (Teen 1); 1,770.00 (Teen 2)
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Open Classes & Workshops

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View current open classes & workshops schedule

OPEN CLASSES

A confirmation e-mail will follow your successful online class card purchase. Please show your confirmation e-mail/receipt at TUDC to receive your 10-class card.

10-Class Card: 140.00

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MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

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The 2020/2021 Faculty
Destiny Anderson

Destiny Anderson

Creative Workshop & Dance Studies
Thern Anderson

Thern Anderson

Adult Modern
Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson

Adult Ballet Technique
Lynn Barre

Lynn Barre

Conditioning/Yoga
Kaitlin Bell

Kaitlin Bell

Horton Based Modern
Arcell Cabuag

Arcell Cabuag

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE Contemporary Dance
Kenna Camara-Cottman

Kenna Camara-Cottman

African Dance
Tori Casagranda

Tori Casagranda

Creative Movement
DejaJoelle

DejaJoelle

Movement in Meditation
Jayson Douglas

Jayson Douglas

Ballet Technique
Ray Dow III

Ray Dow III

Krump
Penelope Freeh

Penelope Freeh

Ballet Technique
Leah Gallas

Leah Gallas

Ballet Technique
Kaitlyn Gilliland

Kaitlyn Gilliland

Ballet Technique
Herb Johnson III

Herb Johnson III

Krump
Laurel Keen

Laurel Keen

Ballet Technique
Jake Lewis

Jake Lewis

Modern
MerSadies McCoy

MerSadies McCoy

Modern and Creative Workshop
Toni Pierce-Sands

Toni Pierce-Sands

Horton based Modern
Laura Pratt

Laura Pratt

Ballet Technique
Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Ballet Technique
Peggy Seipp-Roy

Peggy Seipp-Roy

Ballet Technique & Conditioning
Julia Sutter

Julia Sutter

Graham, Limon & Cunningham based Modern
Marcus Jarrell Willis

Marcus Jarrell Willis

Choreographic Workshop
Vivian Wolkoff

Vivian Wolkoff

Creative Movement
Destiny Anderson

Destiny Anderson

Creative Workshop & Dance Studies
Thern Anderson

Thern Anderson

Adult Modern
Tina Anderson

Tina Anderson

Adult Ballet Technique
Lynn Barre

Lynn Barre

Conditioning/Yoga
Kaitlin Bell

Kaitlin Bell

Horton Based Modern
Arcell Cabuag

Arcell Cabuag

Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE Contemporary Dance
Kenna Camara-Cottman

Kenna Camara-Cottman

African Dance
Tori Casagranda

Tori Casagranda

Creative Movement
DejaJoelle

DejaJoelle

Movement in Meditation
Jayson Douglas

Jayson Douglas

Ballet Technique
Ray Dow III

Ray Dow III

Krump
Penelope Freeh

Penelope Freeh

Ballet Technique
Leah Gallas

Leah Gallas

Ballet Technique
Kaitlyn Gilliland

Kaitlyn Gilliland

Ballet Technique
Herb Johnson III

Herb Johnson III

Krump
Laurel Keen

Laurel Keen

Ballet Technique
Jake Lewis

Jake Lewis

Modern
MerSadies McCoy

MerSadies McCoy

Modern and Creative Workshop
Toni Pierce-Sands

Toni Pierce-Sands

Horton based Modern
Laura Pratt

Laura Pratt

Ballet Technique
Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Ballet Technique
Peggy Seipp-Roy

Peggy Seipp-Roy

Ballet Technique & Conditioning
Julia Sutter

Julia Sutter

Graham, Limon & Cunningham based Modern
Marcus Jarrell Willis

Marcus Jarrell Willis

Choreographic Workshop
Vivian Wolkoff

Vivian Wolkoff

Creative Movement

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