Are they really the route to a career in dance?
High school programs are often limited in their curriculum, leaving out key elements of standard dance styles and technique, which focus solely on contemporary and modern dance styles, which are often influenced heavily by the individual teachers own style and training. They often leave out Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Ballroom, Multicultural Styles, and more. The programs often keep the students on a one track routine that does not encourage dancers to explore performing and studying elsewhere with the hopes of a college scholarship based on what they have learned in high school dance training.
There are other options out there and high school dance programs are not the only answer to getting into a college program or becoming a professional dancer.
What is a pre-professional dancer?
A pre-professional dancer has already been training in some form of dance for several years, and has completed beginner through advanced levels at their current dance studio or school. They may have performance experience through their current school or dance company, or they may be experienced competition dancers who have success individually or as part of a team.
High School Dance Training does not guarantee auditions, performances, or acceptance into a college dance program. Pre-Professional training programs can also provide additional academic support, assisting in the college application process, and obtaining real world experience through auditions, performances, and collaborating. Pre-Professional Training programs bridge the gap between student and professional life through networking, performance opportunities and more.
The Kennedy Dancers, Inc. provides the Inner City Youth Pre-Professional Training Program for students ages 12-17.
Commitment to the Inner City Youth Pre-Professional Training Program requires two weeknight classes and a Friday or Saturday rehearsal day, to be decided.
All interested dancers are welcome to apply now!
If you are interested, please contact Artistic Director Diane Dragone at 201-659-2190 for an audition and evaluation.
Artistic & Executive Director
The Kennedy Dancers, Inc.
A Non-Profit Organization