PDT's Elementary Division introduces the dancer to movement through creative play and the use of imagery. Through a series of simple, appropriate exercises utilizing skipping, syncopation, and imagination the students learn to take turns, gaining the confidence to move alone or in a group. Our Elementary Division begins at age 3 and is made up of Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet 1 and 2, and our new program Bounding Boys.
Beginning at approximately age 8, students can join the pre-professional division, which offer seven levels with progressively more challenging classes. Each level develops strong, technically skilled, and well-rounded young dancers through a comprehensive curriculum that offers them room to explore artistic interpretation, style, and musicality. The classes provide a rigorous training program for both those working towards a professional or college dance career and those dedicated to the performing arts. A students level is determined by PDT's assessment of his or her ability.
Adult classes are held during the evenings from Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays. Levels range from beginning to intermediate to advanced. Unlike the other two divisions, adults may pay by the class or series of classes. Student dancers 13 years old and up are eligible to take part in adult classes.