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Pre-Professional Program Description

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Auditions are being held in May & June for the 2023-2024 dance year.



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Program Description:

          The Pre-Professional Program is geared towards the most serious dancer at Project Dance that has a desire and dream beyond a high school career. Dancers in the Pre-Professional Program will be given experiences and opportunities that will prepare them for their dream in the professional or college dance world. Dancers in this program will have the opportunity to receive intense training in ballet, jazz technique, artistry, performance quality, pointe, hip hop and acro. This program is for the most committed dancer.

          With a well diversified weekly schedule this dancer will receive training at a quick, intense pace. His/her weekly schedule will consist of three ballet classes taught by knowledgeable and highly experienced staff that work to instill a passion and love for ballet. Students will also have a required jazz technique class, two competition choreography classes and an acro class with instruction from highly trained, certified and qualified staff members.

           Members of these teams also have the option to participate on award winning Hip Hop Teams, Ballet Ensemble, Pointe Ensemble or a pointe class. Dancers are placed on a Hip Hop and Ballet Ensemble Team based off an audition. Pointe Ensemble is for our dancers proficient in pointe and asked by invitation only to participate.  

Dancers in the Pre-Professional Program will compete in three to four genres; jazz production (only Elite), contemporary, lyrical and open. All of these pieces will compete at four local competitions. They will also compete in four genres, by choice of the directors, at two local national dance conventions. Project Dance brings in only the best professional choreographers from all across the country to teach their students their competition material. These guest choreographers have been recognized on a national level for their work.

            Dancers in this program will be evaluated twice a year to track their progression and to assist them in improving in their weaker areas. Collaboration between teachers about individual students also facilitates this progression.
          This program requires dancers to attend 10 of the 15 summer intensive days offered on select weeks in both June and July. This flexibility allows your family the freedom to pick what works best with your summer vacation schedule. 

          For new students please visit “audition schedule” so your dancer knows when to attend auditions. Following auditions we will inform your dancer how many intensives days are required for them depending on which team they make. Dancers that do not participate in the summer intensive program will not be allowed to compete the following dance season with us.
          Project Dance is not only committed to developing great dancers, but also about the growth of an individuals character! Students learn teamwork, discipline, importance of strong work ethic, dedication, and responsibility all while training in a challenging, positive and fun environment.




  • Team: Pre Pro Elite & Pre Pro Teams - 

  • Weekly Time Commitment: 9.5-11 Hours/Week, 12.5-14 Hours/Week for Pro Elite

    • 2 Ballet Classes (1.5 Hours Each)

    • 2 Jazz Technique Class (1.5 Hours)

    • 2 Competition Choreography Classes (1.5 Hours Each)

    • 1 Acro Class (1 Hour)

    • 1-2 Extra Required Classes (1-3 Hours)

  • Routines: Contemporary, Lyrical, Open, and Jazz Production (Only Pre Pro Elite)

  • Competitions: 4 Local

  • Required Epic Dance Weekend

    • Date: September 29th & 30th, 2023

    • Location: Davis Conference Center

  • Required Two Local National Dance Conventions  

    • Spring of 2023

    • Compete all Routines at Convention's

  • Summer Intensives: 10 Days Out of 15 Days Off​ered

    • Choose 10 Days from the Schedule

    • Summer Intensives Tuition Is Due Upon Registration

  • Optional Competition Teams that Dancers In This Program Can Participate On: Power Taps Team, Pointe Ensemble, Ballet Production Ensemble, Hip Hop Team, Ballroom Fusion Team. 


  • Pre-pro: $220-270 Due on the 1st of Each Month from August 2023-May 2024

    • Depending On Which specialty Team's the Student Is Placed On Will Decide Tuition Price

    • Required to be on One specialty team. Choices are POWER TAP CLASS, HIP HOP TEAM, BALLET ENSEMBLE that is required to choose 1 of the 3 options given for the pre-professional program. 

  • Pre-pro Elite: $255-270 Due on the 1st of Each Month from August 2023-May 2024

    • Depending On Which Team Student Is Placed On Will Decide Tuition Price

    • Required to be on Two Specialty teams. Choices are Hip Hop , Ballet Ensemble , Ballroom Fusion, Power Tap.

    • This tuition includes the extra tuition for the two extra specialty teams.

  • Includes:

    • Monthly Tuition for Required Pre-pro Dance Classes

Mandatory Supply Fees:

  • $300 Deposit Pre Pro Due on the 20th of July 2023

  • $400 Deposit Pre Pro Elite Due on the 20th of July 2023

  • $200 for Pre-Pro Due on the 20th of Each Month from August 2023-May 2024

  • $243 for Pre-Pro Elite Due on the 20th of Each Month from August 2023-May 2024
    • **Visit each individual page to learn the supply fee cost involved for each team.

    • This supply fee does not include the added fee to participate on a Power Tap Team, Hip Hop Team, Ballet Ensemble or Point Ensemble that is required to choose for the pre-professional program. Also does not include Ballroom Fusion Team.

  • Includes:

    • Choreography Fees

    • Competition Fees + Convention Competition Fees

    • Epic Convention Fees

    • National Convention Fees

    • Costume Fees 

    • Manager/Coach Fees

    • Rehearsal/Critique Fees

    • Spring Recital Fee


Other Mandatory Fees:

  • Summer Intensive Fees = $450 for 10

    • Due Upon ​Enrollment of Summer Intensives 2023

  • Annual Registration Fee = $40

    • Due Upon Enrollment of Summer Intensives 2023

  • The following items are available in the Studio Store for new students or to replace worn items for existing students (the following prices do not reflect tax):

    • Studio Makeup Kit = $38.75

    • Studio Jacket & Pants = $85-$115 Depending on Sizes

      • Ordered Through the Spirit Wear Link by September 15th, 2023

    • Team Turner Shoes = $24- Any Other Shoes/Socks Needed for Costumes

    • Team Tights = $9-$11

    • Earrings = $8

    • Rhinestone Hair Band=$8

***Fundraisers are offered throughout the year to assist in all costs.***


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