Preparatory Dance

Preparatory Dance

The aim of the Cornish Preparatory Dance Program (CPDP) 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. Classroom work and performance opportunities instill in each student focus, discipline, accountability, efficacy and satisfaction through achievement. 

CPDP provides a learning environment for all students interested in receiving classical dance training of the highest caliber. Whether our students’ aspire for a professional career, to dance in college, or study dance for recreational enjoyment; our faculty nurture potential at every level of interest and ability.  

CPDP provides comprehensive classical ballet training, as well as additional classes in a variety of dance genres, creating an inclusive dance education program. Curriculum is based upon rigorous standards, infused with live music, and is taught by experienced and distinguished dance educators.

Faculty members of Cornish Preparatory Dance are committed to somatically sound principles of dance training integrated with thoughtful consideration of students’ mental well being. 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

If you are a new student, please fill out the placement form HERE and our office will contact you to schedule your placement class.  Placement classes are $25.00 and will be applied to the year long tuition should registration occur.

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 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
Pre-Primary
ZP01101ST
5 - 6 F 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm $ 710
Pre-Primary
ZP01102ST
5 - 6 S 10:30 am – 11:30 am $ 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
Composition Class
ZP09301ST
12 - 18 W 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm $ 564
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