PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION

AGES 13-18

A curriculum-based program designed for the dedicated dance student, a diverse syllabus offers intensive training for aspiring dancers in our Pre-Professional Division. With its set of core classes and class requirements, students enjoy additional performance opportunities throughout the year in addition to master classes, industry workshops, and faculty mentorship. With a commitment to cultivating the 21st century dancer, faculty work to bridge students to opportunities and networks in the professional world, providing an authentic and enriching experience.

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In our advanced courses, students are enrolled following evaluations by both the instructor and artistic director. In these classes, female students will also be introduced to pointe work, on a case by case basis, requiring strong consistent technique to support injury free pointe work.

*Dress code: CPD black leotard, pink ballet shoes and pink tights. Hair must be worn in a ballet bun. No jewelry.

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Students will utilize previously learned ballet technique while working in pointe shoes. Each class includes barre exercises, center floor work and across-the-floor combinations. These exercises focus on strengthening the feet and ankles.

*Dress code: CPD black leotard, pink ballet shoes and pink tights. Hair must be worn in a ballet bun. No jewelry.

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In our advanced courses, students are enrolled following evaluations by both the instructor and artistic director. A focus on technique, style, artistry and expression, placement in these courses may also correspond to participation in Signature, the resident performance jazz dance company of Central Park Dance.

*Dress code: CPD black leotard, black shorts or leggings, no shoes.

Hair completely off the face pulled back in a ballet bun.

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In our advanced courses, students are enrolled following evaluations by both the instructor and artistic director. These classes offer a deeper look into the influence of West African dance, culture, and styles such as popping & locking, voguing, litefeet, and others. A focus on technique, style, artistry and expression, placement in these courses may also correspond to participation in Remixx, the resident performance Hip Hop dance company of Central Park Dance.

*Dress code: jogger pants, capris, sweatpants, shorts. You may include reasonable street wear as an option (ie: leggings and tank top). No hats or jeans.

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This class is for advanced dancers and will expand students’ skill sets to include floor work, artistry, exploration, and technique drawing on ballet and jazz forms.

*Dress code: CPD black leotard, black shorts or leggings, no shoes.

Hair completely off the face pulled back in a ballet bun.

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