Music naturally inspires people to express themselves through dance, which is why dance classes have been a tradition at the Colburn School since our beginning more than 65 years ago.
I really love Colburn because of the community. It’s like a giant family and everybody is super supportive and we all get to do what we love together.Brooke McDaniel, Dance
At Colburn, our dance students participate in specific progressive learning programs in ballet, tap, and modern dance that are designed to develop their artistry and technical skill. We require all students to audition, and invite them to attend at a level appropriate for their abilities and age. If you’re interested in creative dance or musical theater we have classes in those styles too.
Our faculty make sure students understand core technique and movement theory, as well as the history and tradition of each style they study. Of course, we also encourage creative performance, with most classes offering opportunities to dance on stage in front of peers and the public.