School and Conservatory


We are so excited to welcome everyone back to our studios! Our 2021-2022 Class Schedule will be online soon! 

CityDance School & Conservatory strives to meet the needs of each individual according to his or her ability and goals. For ages 8 and above, a placement audition or placement class is required. 

CityDance School & Conservatory Placement Audition Saturday, August 21, 2021 / Register here

For ages 8 and below please inquire at

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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

Contact: | 301.581.5204 | View Location Details

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