School and Conservatory


COVID-19 Update

All classes are starting online with a limited number of Conservatory classes offering a hybrid online/in-person model.

In response to the enthusiasm we have received from our students and families, we have opened our online classes to other students in the local and national dance community to support their continued training. If you are interested in learning more about the School & Conservatory's virtual programming, please submit an inquiry here, email or call 301.581.5204.

About The Conservatory

Founded in 2007, the CityDance Conservatory offers students specialized training, rich performance opportunities, and strong connections to the professional dance world.  The Conservatory is an intensive pre-professional training program that prepares young dancers for professional careers offering a curriculum designed to develop the next generation of performers, artists and innovators.  To this end, our program is rooted in the following beliefs:

  • Success for the next generation of dancers requires top-notch technical training paired with exposure to a multitude of cultures, perspectives, and genres of dance.
  • It is crucial for aspiring young professional artists to have direct interaction with working professional artists


CityDance’s curriculum offers a Vagonava ballet program taught by leading ballet masters such as Stanislav Isaaev and integrated with contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and world dance forms. In addition to regular weekly classes, Conservatory students study with professionals in weekly Saturday master classes; participate in residencies with Guest Artists; receive individual coaching by our world-class faculty; and may be selected for specialized training through our Day Program. Students may also compete at selected ballet competitions such as Youth America Grand Prix and World Ballet Competition.

CityDance Conservatory students are accepted into top summer dance programs such as Nederlands Dans Theater Summer Intensive, American Ballet Theatre, Batsheva’s Summer Course, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Ballet West, Jacobs Pillow, The Royal Ballet, as well as professional companies such as Rubberband Dance, Bruce Wood, San Francisco Ballet, Sibiu Ballet Theater in Romania and The Washington Ballet. Graduates have been accepted to leading dance college and university programs including: Alvin Ailey/Fordham, SUNY Purchase, Point Park University, Princeton University, Alonzo King/LINES Ballet BFA, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, The University of the Arts, and The Juilliard School. 

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Highlights & Happenings

CityDance at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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2020-2021 Weekly Class Schedule

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