SPCPA’s Dance Department offers students a rigorous, versatile training geared toward the serious aspiring dance artist. Students are guided in their education by working artists who help them realize their potential technically, artistically, and intellectually. The Conservatory’s training is modeled on college-level B.F.A. dance programs and, as such, successful graduates of the Conservatory’s Dance Department transition easily into arts programs at post-secondary institutions. Dance students prescribe to a practice of self-discipline and artistry, and maintain the highest respect for themselves, their peers, their instructors, and their art.
The curriculum is designed to create versatile dancers by training students each semester in both ballet and modern dance. Peripheral classes include Jazz, Hip-Hop, Repertory, Pilates, Tap, Afro Modern, and Character. World Dance forms are studied to develop a global understanding of dance. Students will also take Dance Studies each year, which includes units on dance history, dance writing, anatomy, nutrition, and dance composition. Dance Studies allows students to develop a scholarly and articulate understanding of dance and its role in culture and society.
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Dance Program Handbook
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