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 simplify the enrollment process for both families and staff.

2023-2024 Pre-Professional Program | September 11, 2023 – May 19, 2024

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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 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 Payment Plan Form, and 4) click here to submit the 2023-2024 Pre-Professional Online registration form.

Registration Deadline: Extended through the Spring.

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 2023-2024 Financial Aid Form with supporting documents via email no later than September 5, 2023. 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.
8 hours/week: Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm; Wednesday 4:30-5:45pm; Thursday 4:30-6:00pm & 6:15-7:15pm; Saturday 1:45-4:30pm.
View Pre-Professional Level 1 weekly schedule

Tuition: 2695.00

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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.
12.25 hours/week: Monday 7:00-8:30pm; Tuesday 4:30-7:30pm; Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm; Friday 4:30-7:00pm; Saturday 12:00-2:15pm & 3:00-4:30pm.
View Pre-Professional Level 2 weekly schedule

Tuition: 3925.00

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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.
12.25 hours/week: Monday 7:00-8:30pm; Tuesday 4:30-7:30pm; Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm; Friday 4:30-7:00pm; Saturday 12:00-2:15pm & 3:00-4:30pm.
View Pre-Professional Level 3 Weekly Schedule

Tuition: 3925.00

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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 & 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 12:00-2:15pm & 2:30-4:15pm
View Pre-Professional Level 4 weekly schedule

Tuition: 4435.00

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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 12:00-2:15pm & 2:30-4:15pm
View Pre-Professional Level 5 weekly schedule

Tuition: 4435.00

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2023-2024 Children & Teen Program | September 11, 2023 – May 19, 2024

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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 2023-24 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 2023-2024 Payment Plan Form, and 4click here to submit the 2022-2023 Children & Teen Program online registration form.

Registration Deadlines: Extended through the Spring.

Dancing Together (Session 1): September 30
Dancing Together (Session 2): January 13
Dancing Together (Session 3): March 9

Creative Movement 3-5 & 5-7 (Session 1): September 10
Creative Movement 3-5 & 5-7 (Session 2): January 2

All other levels (yearly programming): September 10

Please read the TUDC Tuition Policy.

If you wish to apply for financial aid, please submit the 2023-2024 Financial Aid Form with supporting documents via email by September 5, 2023. 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 6-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 14 - November 18
Session 2: January 20 - February 24
Session 3: March 16 - May 4 CANCELLED (no classes April 6 & 13)
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am
Tuition: 90.00
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CREATIVE MOVEMENT

In Creative Movement for ages 3-5 & 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.
Creative Drum (only for ages 5-7) 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 (12 weeks): September 11-December 9 (no class November 25)
Session 2 (16 or 17 weeks): January 8-May 19 (no classes April 6 & 13)
Mondays, 10:00-10:45am (Creative Movement, ages 3-5) CANCELLED
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 & 9:50-10:20am (Creative Movement & Drum, ages 5-7)
Tuition: 190 (ages 3-5, Session 1); 250.00 (ages 3-5, Session 2); 315.00 (ages 5-7, Session 1); 445.00 (ages 5-7, 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, 11:00am-12:00pm (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: 535.00 (ages 7-9 & 9-12); 805.00 (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: 535.00 (ages 7-9 & 9-12); 670.00 (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.
5 hours/week: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30-7pm
Note: Tuition does not include the one time $35 registration fee.
Tuition: 2015.00
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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: 535.00
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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, 4:30-5:45pm
Tuition: 670.00
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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.
5.25 hours/week: Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm; Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45pm; 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..
6 hours/week: Tuesdays, 4:30-7:30pm; Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30pm; Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm
Note: Tuition does not include the one time $35 registration fee.
Tuition: 1770.00 (Teen 1); 2,025.00 (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 2023/2024 Faculty
Gabrielle Abram

Gabrielle Abram

Choreographic Workshop
Wendy Anderson

Wendy Anderson

Adult GYROKINESIS® Workshop
Kaitin Kelly-Benedict

Kaitin Kelly-Benedict

Dancing Together
Sa'Nah Britt

Sa'Nah Britt

Ballet Technique, Modern Technique, Choreographic Workshop
Romeo Cannady

Romeo Cannady

Creative Movement
Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark

African Dance
Tamiko French

Tamiko French

Movement, Sound, and Memory Adult Workshop
Davente Gilreath

Davente Gilreath

Choreographic Workshop
Suzette Gilreath

Suzette Gilreath

Choreographic Workshop
Hassan Ingrahm

Hassan Ingrahm

Ballet Technique, Modern Technique
Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson

Hip Hop
Laurel Keen

Laurel Keen

Ballet Technique
Daonna Lewis

Daonna Lewis

Creative Workshop
Samantha Meryhew

Samantha Meryhew

Modern Technique
Toni Pierce-Sands

Toni Pierce-Sands

Horton Based Modern
Laura Pratt

Laura Pratt

Ballet Technique
Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Ballet Technique, GYROKINESIS®
Uman Williams

Uman Williams

Creative Drum
Gabrielle Abram

Gabrielle Abram

Choreographic Workshop
Wendy Anderson

Wendy Anderson

Adult GYROKINESIS® Workshop
Kaitin Kelly-Benedict

Kaitin Kelly-Benedict

Dancing Together
Sa'Nah Britt

Sa'Nah Britt

Ballet Technique, Modern Technique, Choreographic Workshop
Romeo Cannady

Romeo Cannady

Creative Movement
Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark

African Dance
Tamiko French

Tamiko French

Movement, Sound, and Memory Adult Workshop
Davente Gilreath

Davente Gilreath

Choreographic Workshop
Suzette Gilreath

Suzette Gilreath

Choreographic Workshop
Hassan Ingrahm

Hassan Ingrahm

Ballet Technique, Modern Technique
Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson

Hip Hop
Laurel Keen

Laurel Keen

Ballet Technique
Daonna Lewis

Daonna Lewis

Creative Workshop
Samantha Meryhew

Samantha Meryhew

Modern Technique
Toni Pierce-Sands

Toni Pierce-Sands

Horton Based Modern
Laura Pratt

Laura Pratt

Ballet Technique
Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Abdo Sayegh Rodríguez

Ballet Technique, GYROKINESIS®
Uman Williams

Uman Williams

Creative Drum

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