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Preprofessional (8+)

Preprofessional dancers at The Hartt School Community DivisionThe Preprofessional program is designed to help students progress from an introductory level to the more advanced level of technique, artistry, and etiquette of a serious, preprofessional dancer. The skills students learn in the Preprofessional classes train them for further collegiate studies and/or a career and life in dance. As the students progress through the Preprofessional program, they will dive deeper into their dance studies, increasing the number of days per week, the duration and intensity of classes, and the range of dance forms studied.

Preprofessional dancers at The Hartt School Community DivisionStudents in the program maintain and expand their foundation in classical ballet technique. In addition, the program introduces students to other genres of dance such as character, jazz, and modern.

At the same time, students enrich their kinesthetic knowledge and understanding of the art form through dance conditioning and composition.

This well-rounded dance education prepares students for the multi-faceted world of dance that exists today.

The faculty of the Preprofessional program is dedicated to the individual success of each student. Level placement is determined by faculty and depends upon experience and ability, not age. This individualized progression is crucial to the development of each dancer.

Preprofessional dancer at The Hartt School Community Division

General Information

Tuition

Please see the tables below for tuition information. Classes run for 35 weeks from SeptemberJune. Tuition is prorated after the first week of class. 

Placement

Class placement and program advancement are determined by the faculty. For placement assistance, please contact Amanda Kilpatrick, Dance Administrator. 

Performances

  • March: HarttWorks (levels 4+ by audition)
  • June: Spring performance opportunities will be announced in 2017.
  • December: The Nutcracker (by audition)

HarttWorks (March)

Students enrolled in level 4+ in the Preprofessional program are invited to audition for the Dance Department’s student performing company in October. Students selected must be available for rehearsals outside of class time throughout the year. Ensemble fees will apply.

Students who register after February 13, 2017 will not be guaranteed the opportunity to participate in the year-end performance. Participation is at the sole discretion of the faculty.

EnsembleFee/year
BalletWorks$150
JazzWorks$75
ModernWorks$75

The Nutcracker (December)

Students enrolled in the Preprofessional program are invited to audition for the Dance Department’s production of The Nutcracker held at the University of Hartford. Auditions are held in September. If selected, students must be available for rehearsals throughout the fall and during production weeks, December 418, 2016. Performances are December 918, 2016. Costume and audition fees will apply.

Schedule and Tuition by Level

2016–17 Preprofessional Foundation (Blue): Full-session tuition: $1333.50

ClassSchedule
BalletMonday 4:30–6 p.m.
Dance conditioningMonday 6–6:30 p.m.
BalletWednesday 4:30–6 p.m.

2016–17 Preprofessional Foundation (Yellow): Full-session tuition: $1333.50

ClassSchedule
Dance conditioningTuesday 5:30–6 p.m.
BalletTuesday 6–7:30 p.m.
BalletThursday 6–7:30 p.m.

2016–17 Preprofessional Level 1: Full-session tuition: $2866.50

ClassSchedule
Dance conditioningMonday 5–6 p.m.
BalletMonday 6–7:30 p.m.
BalletWednesday 6–7:30 p.m.
CompositionFriday 4:30–5:30 p.m.
BalletFriday 5:30–7 p.m.
JazzFriday 7–8 p.m.

2016–17 Preprofessional Level 2: Full-session tuition $3080.00

ClassSchedule
BalletMonday 5–6:30 p.m.
JazzMonday 6:30–7:30 p.m.
BalletThursday 4:30–6 p.m.
Dance conditioningThursday 6–7 p.m.
Composition/ModernThursday 7–8 p.m.
BalletSaturday 9:15–10:45 a.m.
Prepointe/PointeSaturday 10:45–11:15 a.m.

2016–17 Preprofessional Level 3: Full-session tuition $4123.00

ClassSchedule
JazzMonday 4–5 p.m.
BalletMonday 5–6:30 p.m.
PointeMonday 6:30–7 p.m.
BalletWednesday 5:45–7:15 p.m.
CharacterWednesday 7:15–8:15 p.m.
Dance conditioningThursday 4:30–5:30 p.m.
Composition/ModernThursday 5:30–6:30 p.m.
BalletThursday 6:30–8 p.m.
BalletSaturday 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
PointeSaturday 12:45–1:15 p.m.

2016–17 Preprofessional Level 4: Full-session tuition $4950.75

ClassSchedule
BalletMonday 5:30-7 p.m.
PointeMonday 7-7:30 p.m.
BalletTuesday 4:30-6 p.m.
JazzWednesday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
BalletWednesday 5:30-7 p.m.
ModernWednesday 7-8 p.m.
Character/CompositionFriday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
BalletFriday 4:30-6 p.m.
PointeFriday 6-7 p.m.
Dance conditioningSaturday 10:15-11:15 a.m.
BalletSaturday 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

2016–17 Preprofessional Level 5: Full-session tuition $5332.25

ClassSchedule
ModernMonday 4:30–5:30 p.m.
BalletMonday 5:30–7 p.m.
PointeMonday 7–8 p.m.
BalletTuesday 6–7:30 p.m.
PointeTuesday 7:30–8 p.m.
BalletWednesday 4–5:30 p.m.
ModernWednesday 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Men's classWednesday 6:30–7 p.m.
Composition/dance conditioningFriday 3:30–4:30 p.m.
BalletFriday 4:30–6 p.m.
Variations/characterFriday 6–7 p.m.
Dance conditioningSaturday 10:15–11:15 a.m.
Ballet11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

2016–17 Preprofessional Level 6: Full-session tuition $5600.00

ClassSchedule
BalletMonday 4:30–6 p.m.
ModernMonday 6–7:30 p.m.
BalletTuesday 4:30–6 p.m.
PointeTuesday 6–7 p.m.
BalletWednesday 5:30–7 p.m.
BalletThursday 4:30–6 p.m.
PointeThursday 6–7 p.m.
Composition/dance conditioningFriday 3:30–4:30 p.m.
BalletFriday 4:30–6 p.m.
VariationsFriday 6–7 p.m.
Dance conditioningSaturday 10:15–11:15 a.m.
BalletSaturday 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

2016–17 Preprofessional Level 7: Full-session tuition $5600.00

ClassSchedule
BalletMonday 4:30–6 p.m.
ModernMonday 6–7:30 p.m.
BalletTuesday 4:30–6 p.m.
PointeTuesday 6–7 p.m.
BalletWednesday 5:30–7 p.m.
BalletThursday 4:30–6 p.m.
PointeThursday 6–7 p.m.
Composition/dance conditioningFriday 3:30–4:30
BalletFriday 4:30–6 p.m.
Variations/partneringFriday 6–7 p.m.
Dance conditioningSaturday 10:15–11:15 a.m.
BalletSaturday 11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Academic-year registration fees

Student typeRegistration fee
New students$25
Returning students registering on or before July 1Fee waived
Returning students registering after July 1 but on or before August 1$25
Returning students registering after August 1 but on or before September 1$35
Late fee assessed to returning students who register after September 1$30
Questions? Call us at 860.768.6000 or email us at dancedesk@hartford.edu.