Youth and Adult Dance at Colburn is part of the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute, which also includes the Dance Academy, a rigorous ballet training program for young people ages 14–19. Led by Dean Jenifer Ringer and Associate Dean James Fayette, the Trudl Zipper Dance Institute is dedicated to developing the talent and ambitions of its students.

This year, stay engaged, inspired, and progressing in your artistry and technique in the Colburn Connected Virtual Dance Studio. Dancers can advance their training at home, accompanied by live music, and get real-time feedback from world-class instructors.

More than 100 classes are offered online each week in ballet, modern, tap, and musical theater, in addition to new “Plus” classes that supplement training and physicality. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their artistry in new ways with film and choreographic projects, take master classes with notable professional artists, and participate in a special virtual Nutcracker project.