School and Conservatory


CityDance School & Conservatory (Ages 7-19)

Led by Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler, the CityDance School & Conservatory offers a well-rounded curriculum of Vaganova-based ballet training and contemporary dance techniques, as well as, vibrant world dance forms.

We are a placement-based school, which means we require all new students ages 7 and older to attend a placement audition to evaluate their level and determine which classes would be the best fit for them given their age, technical level and learning needs. This can be accomplished through an in-class evaluation during a regularly scheduled class. This is also an opportunity for you and your dancer to "audition" us! Once we discuss the appropriate class for your dancer to take, our Registrar will send you a confirmation/audition fee invoice for $25.

Afterwards, if you feel like the class is a good fit for them (and our programming and placement team feel the same) then you will receive an email from our Registrar with a link to register them for the year. 

CityDance School & Conservatory Placement Audition

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

Location: CityDance at Strathmore | 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Contact: | 301.581.5204

Details of our school calendar, uniform requirements and more can be found in our Handbook

Tuition information can be found here.

Dancers who have the interest, talent and experience may be considered for the highest level of placement, the CityDance Conservatory. The CityDance Conservatory offers students specialized training, rich performance opportunities and strong connections to the professional dance world. Graduates have gained acceptance at some of the country's most prestigious dance colleges, summer programs and professional companies.

While we do allow for rolling admissions, entering CityDance School and Conservatory in September is ideal in order to maximize training, growth, and performance opportunities. 

A limited amount of merit scholarships are available for students whose talent and commitment is at the highest level. Scholarships are available to Conservatory students, across all genres, and at the discretion of the Artistic Director, Lorraine Spiegler.

CityDance Summer Intensives

CityDance is bringing world-renowned guest artists to DC, Maryland and online platforms this summer! CityDance's signature Summer Intensives provide challenging training in classical and contemporary techniques, world dance forms, dance history, improvisation / composition and repertory with classes taught by the stellar teaching artists of CityDance Conservatory, Koresh Dance Company and other world-renowned guest artists of high caliber.

There will be multiple technique levels in each program according to the stage of training and age of each dancer. Intensives are open to serious dance students ages 8 to 20. Each intensive requires an audition. 

Learn more about Summer Intensives here


Learn how to audition by video here

CityDance Summer Camps

CityDance also offers summer camps for students ages 5-14 with no audition necessary. Learn more about summer camps here. / 301.581.5204

CityDance at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Contact: | 301.581.5204 | View Location Details

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