TUCD's Children's Dance is a unique program designed to help children grow as artists at all levels, from fundamental to pre-collegiate. TUCD employs nationally recognized dance faculty and staff who create an encouraging yet challenging environment that engages young dancers to sample the exciting world of sophisticated and inventive choreography and teaching methodology. Our program emphasizes a strong technical foundation, while educating and broadening the mind to appreciate and integrate the artistic voice of dance, past and present, in all forms.
Offering Four Distinct Programs:
Enhancement (ages 3-11)
An introductory study of dance technique offered to establish a fundamental love of the art of dance. Enhancement classes provide students with the fundamental basis of classical training, as well as refinement of self-expression and creativity.
Open Classes (ages 12-17)
These classes are for beginner to advanced dancers seeking to enhance their technical training on a supplementary or recreational basis, while expanding their knowledge of dance appreciation.
Pre-Collegiate Youth Ensemble (ages 14-18)
Designed for the advanced dancer, the Pre-Collegiate Youth Ensemble program is by audition only. It offers students the opportunity to work closely with TU's Dance Department faculty to refine technique, gain strength and stamina, and expand their artistic voice and knowledge in order to prepare them for collegiate acceptance and entrance. This program is unparalleled in providing performance opportunities for the pre-professional dancer throughout the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. area with unfiltered guidance of performance and choreography training by TU Dance Department faculty and professional guest artists. For more information, please contact the administrative office.
Junior Pre-Collegiate Youth Ensemble(ages 11-14)
Modeled and developed for the serious dancer to acquire more in-depth training and
focus in preparation for acceptance into the Pre-Collegiate Youth Ensemble. Classes will concentrate on building foundational technique, strength and discipline. Junior Pre-Collegiate Youth Ensemble students are required to take a minimum of 4 classes per week. Director's approval is required for entrance. For more information, please contact the administrative office.
TU Community Dance
Center for the Arts, Room 1002V (map)