The weekly curriculum includes a daily ballet class, and a daily modern technique class of either Horton and/or Graham–based modern. A distinct variety of supplementary techniques include jazz, Dunham technique, hip-hop, body conditioning, yoga, barre à terre and repertory. In order to provide students with the most effective and focused training, all students are evaluated individually and placed in the proper level at their audition. Faculty Advisors and the School Directors create a customized schedule for each student based on the levels in Ballet, Horton and Graham-based modern, and the student’s choice of elective classes and workshops.
Horton technique | Graham-based Modern technique |Classical Ballet | Pointe | Men's Ballet |Jazz | Tap | Hip Hop | Dunham technique | West African | Contemporary | Barre a Terre | Body Conditioning | Heels| Ballet and Modern Partnering | Zumba | Yoga
The LITLLE PRIMA Program is designed to prepare dancers for the school of dance, by developing memory through weekly series of fun movement that also implements solid dance. Students accepted into this program are required to take a minimum of 3 classes weekly.
2-3 per week- The ANTHONY BURRELL CENTER FOR DANCE is proud to support the training of young male dancers. Our Ballet Boys Program will focus on building the confidence, strength, agility, coordination and fitness of our male dancers. Classes are for males and taught by all male teachers. Ballet boys are required to take three classes per week.
Dancers in the AB elite division take a minimum of 6-8 classes per week in multiple genres. Selected students show the passion and desire to pursue a professional dance career. Once selected by our Artistic Director, AB dancers will begin a specific training track that will continue to guide them on their desired dance paths. AB Elite Dancers will also be given opportunities to perform throughout the year.
Our Pre- professional dancers are required to take 7-10 classes per week. Selected dancers have shown promise and interest in pursuing a professional dance career. Dancer will train and prepare for Company auditions, auditions etc. Dancers will be equipped with head shots, resume building opportunities, and audition etiquette. The emphasis of the pre-professional level will be on strengthening technique and building a supportive dance community.
Junior Associates will take courses that cover four fundamental dance styles.: Ballet, Modern, Jazz and Tap. These courses will help build their knowledge for the foundation of dance. Students will also be taught vocabulary that is specific to each genre of dance as well as study the similarities and difference of each genre. Dancers will take 4-5 classes per week. (Ballet 2, Modern Jazz I, Tap I, and an elective African or Hip Hop)
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Anthony Burrell -Chairman
Contemporary, Horton, Jazz, Modern, Stretch, Partnering
Jennifer Mason - Chair -
Mark Burns -
Frankie Freeman -
Hip Hop, Breaking
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Ayres Cox -
Hip Hop, Jazz