Pre-Professional Program

A program that offers an intensive training environment for those students who want to train on a professional level.  This program requires the student to commit to participating in more classes that are taught at a much faster pace. This program opens the dancer to more outside opportunities within the dance community. The dancer will develop an understanding of the time, financial commitment, work ethic and attitude one needs to be a successful dancer within a dance profession. As a result the dancer has an opportunity to develop confidence, self esteem, learn tools on how to handle pressure, an excellent prep for college and more.

Dance Programs

Ballet

A variation of classical dance movements to enhance strength, coordination and body alignment. Recommended for 12 years and older.

Pointe

Ballet performed with toe shoes. Must meet specific requirements in order to participate in this class. Recommended for 12 years and older.

Lyrical

Ballet danced to contemporary music and lyrics. Recommended for 12 years and older.

Jazz

Fast paced dance technique that isolates the body and is performed to contemporary music. Recommended for 12 years and older.

Tap

The creation of rhythm and sound through the isolation of the feet.  Recommended for 12 years and older.

Hip Hop

A popular style of Jazz as seen on most music videos.  Recommended for 12 years and older.

Acrobatics

Tumbling done on mats. Develops strength, flexibility and coordination.  Recommended for 12 years and older.

Musical Theater

A form of dance that incorporates acting and lip sync and enhances the dancers performance capabilities while being introduced to various forms of Broadway music

Modern

An abstract form of dance used to interpret various kinds of music which incorporates the styles of Graham, horton and Cunningham.

Technique Classes

Non-recital classes offered to advanced students to enhance technique, strength and coordination.

 

LEVELS

Adv Int I - This level advances the dancer with previous dance experience.  The focus is in refining technique, increasing flexibility, performance quality, stamina, terminology and understanding of commitment to achieve a higher level of dance.

Adv Int II - This level advances the dancer with previous dance experience.  The focus is in refining technique, increasing flexibility, performance quality, stamina, terminology and understanding of commitment to achieve a higher level of dance.

Senior I - This level is an introduction to the Pre-Professional level.  This level introduces the technical aspects as well as structure and discipline necessary to achieve the high level of expectations to advance in the professional environment.

Senior II - This level advances the dancer with previous dance experience.  The focus is in refining technique, increasing flexibility, performance quality, stamina, terminology and understanding of commitment to achieve a higher level of dance.

Senior III - This level advances the dancer with previous dance experience.  The focus is in refining technique, increasing flexibility, performance quality, stamina, terminology and understanding of commitment to achieve a higher level of dance.

Pre Pro - The highest level offered at VDC.  This level requires a full commitment to all the classes offered at this level.  This level further enhances the understanding of the time and commitment necessary to meet the demanding expectations of professional dance career while further developing technical and performance technique.  This program prepares the student to either continue their dance education at the collegiate level or enter the professional environment.