The Pre-Professional Dance Program directed by Ronald K. Brown & Arcell Cabuag provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 10-18.


Dancers in the Pre-Professional Dance Program work with world-renowned faculty in an atmosphere that promotes artistic excellence, strong technique and a sense of community.

As students advance through the program they are encouraged to find their unique artistic voices as they gain the building blocks for success, whether choosing a career in dance or in another field.

This year we will be completely virtual from October to December.  We will follow the recommendations of the Board of Education and assess when it is safe and plausible to return to in person classes. When we return to in person instruction we will implement our Active Safety Plan that will be included in your registration materials and includes many new protocols to keep dancers safe and healthy, as well as our teachers, accompanists, and staff members.

In addition to the extensive, well-rounded curriculum of classes, Ensemble dancers will have the opportunity to work closely with renowned choreographers.


Pre-Professional Dance Training Program (PPTP) is driven by the mission to further the development of the next generation of artists and to provide the student with the highest level of instruction in contemporary modern dance forms, traditional African dance, hip hop and classical ballet.

The faculty and comprehensive curriculum will ensure that students are technically accomplished and fully equipped to apply for university/conservatory institutions and are prepared to audition in the professional dance world, should they decide to pursue further study in dance. In order to nurture each student’s full potential, the PPTP program will emphasize personal attention and mentoring.  Students will learn performance skills, a deep understanding of proper dance technique, professional attitude and artistic expression.


  • ^Dancers are required to participate in ALL weekly classes and rehearsals (Wednesday- Saturday).
  • ^Dancers must remain in good academic standing, maintaining a 3.0 GPA or above.
  • ^Dancers will participate in special workshops, including; choreography/composition, musical theater, Afro-beat, Afro Caribbean dance forms, improvisation, dance history, body conditioning, yoga, nutrition, floor barre, composition and dance history.

The program offers two tiers of study depending on the students appropriate level adjudicated by the faculty and directors. Each tier will include weekly classes in ballet, modern, African, hip hop and contemporary dance.


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New students may take a complimentary demonstration class  as a placement audition
into Level 3 & 4.



5:30PM – 7:00P Level 3 Ballet
Ms. Briana Reed

5:30PM – 7:00PM Level 4 Ballet
Ms. Elena Comendador 



5:30PM – 7:00PM Level 3 Sabar West African 
Mama Andara & Baba Wali

5:30PM – 7:00PM Level 4 Ballet 
Ms. Courtney Cochran 

7:15PM – 8:15PM Level 4 Drama Poetry in the Body 
Ms. Lisa Arrindell


5:30PM – 6:30PM Level 3 & 4 Contemporary Modern
Mr. Ronald K. Brown & Mr. Arcell Cabuag 

6:45PM – 7:45PM Level 3 &4 West African 
Ms. Karen Thornton 


3:00PM – 4:00PM Level 3 Horton Modern
Mr. Freddie Moore 

4:15PM – 5:45PM Level 4 Horton Modern
Mr. Freddie Moore