The Center for Contemporary Dance prepares the next generation of dance and musical theatre artists through one of the most creative, comprehensive and intelligent programs in arts education. Program options include:
The Pre-Professional Day Program
The Pre-Professional Day Program for dancers 10-18 is especially designed for the homeschool student who has made a full commitment to becoming a dance professional. The Program gives intermediate/advanced students access to ballet and modern technique, performance skills, audition preparation and professional development. Students accepted into the Program attend no less than 18 hours of class per week. An additional 2 to 6 weekly rehearsal hours are required for students accepted into the Ballet or Modern Performance Ensembles, and may include weekend and evening hours. Students must commit to a full school year (10 months) of dance studies at CCD. A typical schedule follows:
Class Schedule (Mon-Thu)
Class Schedule (Fri)
Rehearsal Schedule/Performance Ensembles (Sat)
Pre- Professional Students receive ongoing performance opportunities with bookings at community, corporate and professional events. Students must choose to participate in either of the following:
**Not included are an additional 2-3 weekend rehearsal hours for the School’s annual winter and summer student concerts. See additional fees below.
Pre-Professional Evening Program
In order to gain entry into the Pre-Professional Dance Program, students must have a minimum of 3 years of consistent training in Classical Ballet and Modern dance. To enter the Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Program, students must have a minimum of 3 years of consistent training in Ballet, Jazz and/or Tap, and at least 1 year of training in acting and voice. To maintain good standing in the Program, students must adhere to all Program requirements, including consistent attendance, demonstrable technical/artistic growth and at least a ‘B’ average in their academic studies. Pre-Professionals receive evaluations twice each semester to determine success in each of these areas.
Students gain entry into the Pre-Professional Program by audition. Students may enter the program in August and January. Resumés and headshots are required for all auditions. In-person auditions for dancers consist of attending both an intermediate/advanced modern class and an intermediate/advanced classical ballet class on the current class schedule; the presentation of one ballet or contemporary solo work (3-minutes or less) is also required. In-person auditions for musical theatre candidates consist of three parts: 1.) attending a musical theatre dance class on the current class schedule; 2.) the presentation of 2 ninety-second monologues (one dramatic, one comedic); and 3.) singing 2 musical selections (one ballad, one up-tempo) from a published musical. Call (407) 695-8366 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule audition classes. Digital auditions for dancers consist of submitting DVD work samples that demonstrate the candidate’s skills in classical ballet and modern dance. Click here to download the Digital Audition Form for complete instructions on applying digitally. All audition candidates will be notified of placement via email within three weeks of the audition.
$25 per student
A 5% discount is available to families registering 2 or more children. Discounts cannot be combined with other offers and do not apply to registration fees, field trip fees and other non-tuition costs. Discounted tuition must be paid in full at the time of purchase.
Additional fees are required for participation in the School’s annual winter and summer student concerts; fees average between $225 and $950, depending on the role in which is a student is cast and if solo work is involved. Additional fees may be required for special projects, performances and off-site field trips. Fees are non-tuition in nature and include but are not limited to costuming, travel, off-site activities, space rental, rehearsal costs, housing, meals and supplies. Fees are outlined in advance and vary depending on the event, performance or opportunity.