Preparatory Dance Program

About Our Program

The aim of the Cornish Preparatory Dance Program is to ensure that all students experience the joy of movement, develop a lifelong appreciation for the art of dance, and are prepared for their next step in dance when they leave our program. Whether our students’ aspire for a professional career, to dance in college, or study dance for recreational enjoyment; our instructors nurture potential at every level of interest and ability.  Classroom work and performance opportunities instill in each student focus, discipline, accountability, efficacy and satisfaction through achievement. Curriculum is based upon rigorous standards and accompanied with live music. Instructors are committed to somatically sound principles of dance training integrated with thoughtful consideration of students’ mental and physical well being. We value health and wellness, and understand that there is not one way a body is suppose to look for dance. All of our Instructors are educated about dance science and the importance of a strong healthy body. These core values provide opportunities for all students to discover individual creativity within traditional disciplines integral to the art form of dance.

Students are accepted into the Cornish Preparatory Dance Program for a 36 week school year.

Classes begin mid September and end mid June.

To Register

For students new to our program, please fill out the new student inquiry form HERE.  A placement class is necessary for levels Ballet 2, Modern 1, Jazz 1 and above, before completing the full registration process.  Our office will contact you via email to schedule your placement class.  Placement classes are $25.00 / class. Once the placement class has happened, we receive feedback from the instructor and together with the Director of the school, a decision is made about which class is the best fit for your student.

For returning students and students who have already received a placement, please follow the instructions in the registration email you received.

Please contact the Preparatory Dance Program Office at preparatorydance@cornish.edu or 206.726.5034 with any questions.


2017-2018 Courses

Creative Dance/Pre-Ballet

Title/Course # Ages Day Time Tuition
Creative Dance
ZP01001ST
4 - 5 W 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm $ 710
Creative Dance
ZP01002ST
4 - 5 S 10:00 am – 11:00 am $ 710
Creative Dance
ZP01003ST
3 - 4 S 10:30 am – 11:30 am $ 355
Pre-Primary
ZP01101ST
5 - 6 F 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm $ 710
Primary
ZP01201ST
6 - 8 F 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm $ 710
Primary
ZP01202ST
6 - 8 S 9:00 am – 10:00 am $ 710

Ballet Technique

Title/Course # Ages Day Time Tuition
Ballet 1 (1x per week)
ZP03901ST
7 - 9 W 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm $ 710
Ballet 1 (1x per week)
ZP03902ST
7 - 9 S 9:00 am – 10:00 am $ 710
Ballet 1 (2x per week) Wed & Sat
ZP04101ST
7 - 9 W
S
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
9:00 am –10:00 am
$ 1292
Ballet 2
ZP04201ST
8 - 11 M
S
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
11:00 am –12:00 pm
$ 1292
Ballet 3
ZP04301ST
9 - 13 M
S
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
9:00 am –10:30 am
$ 1568
Ballet 4
ZP04401ST
11 - 14 M
W
S
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:00 pm –6:30 pm
10:00 am –11:30 am
$ 1944
Ballet 5
ZP04501ST
12 - 16 T
Th
S
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
4:30 pm –6:00 pm
12:30 pm –2:00 pm
$ 1944
Ballet 6
ZP04601ST
14 - 18 T
Th
S
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
4:30 pm –6:00 pm
12:30 pm –2:00 pm
$ 1944
Ballet 7
ZP04701ST
15 - 18 M
T
Th
S
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
5:00 pm –6:30 pm
4:30 pm –6:00 pm
12:30 pm –2:00 pm
$ 2304

Pointe, Alternate Techniques, Performance

Title/Course # Ages Day Time Tuition
Ballet 5 Pointe
ZP05101ST
12 - 16 T
Th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm –7:00 pm
$ 644
Ballet 6 Pointe
ZP05201ST
14 - 18 T
Th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm –7:00 pm
$ 644
Ballet 7 Pointe
ZP05301ST
15 - 18 T
Th
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm –7:00 pm
$ 644
Conditioning for Dancers
ZP07101ST
13 - 18 S 11:30 am – 12:30 pm $ 564
Jazz 2
ZP07001ST
13 - 18 M 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm $ 606
Jazz I
ZP06901ST
9 - 13 M 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm $ 564
Modern 1
ZP06101ST
9 - 13 W 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm $ 564
Modern 2
ZP06201ST
13 - 16 W 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm $ 564
Modern 3
ZP06301ST
16 - 18 W 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm $ 606
Prep Dance Co. 1 (B5&6)
ZP09101ST
Ballet 5 & 6 S 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm $ 730
Prep Dance Co. 1 (B7)
ZP09201ST
Ballet 7 S 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm $ 730
Preparatory Dance Company 2 (B3&4)
ZP09001ST
Ballet 3 & 4 S
S
S
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
2:00 pm –3:30 pm
11:30 am –12:30 pm
$ 730
Preparatory Dance Company 3
ZP08901ST
Prim.-Ballet 2 F
S
S
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm (Primary)
12:00 pm –12:30 pm (Ballet 2)
2:00 pm –3:30 pm (Ballet 1)
$ 248