School and Conservatory
CityDance@Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda MD 20852
CityDance@The Academy of the Holy Cross (adjacent to Strathmore)
CityDance@Rockville 1570 E Jefferson Street, Rockville MD 20852
The CityDance School & Conservatory teaches in eight state-of-the-art studios at four locations, including its main home at the Music Center at Strathmore. Since 2005, it has been providing high-quality dance training to over 700 students a year, ages 3 to 19. The CityDance School offers a well-rounded curriculum of Vaganova ballet training and contemporary dance techniques rounded out by jazz, hip-hop and world dance forms. CityDance strives to meet the needs of each individual according to his or her ability and goals, and a student's level is determined by these factors rather than age. For ages 7 and above, an audition is required. Tailoring your curriculum begins with understanding these divisions:
Little Movers: Discovering Dance (Ages 3-7)
Dance classes designed to emphasize creativity and introduce technique, for dancers ages 3-7. Developed by Lorraine Spiegler, CityDance Artistic Director & dance educator for 25 + years, classes are rooted in a fundamental understanding of children’s basic developmental phases. No audition is required. For more information on the right class for your little mover, please contact Asanga Domask, Director of CityDance Little Movers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lower School: Formative Years of Training (Ages 7-11)
Lower School students build a solid foundation in classical and contemporary technique and develop their performance skills. Classes emphasize the development of artistic sensibility, musicality and creative thinking. Study in multiple genres is required. At this stage students are eligible to be tracked for the more intensive Conservatory program. All Lower School students participate in the culminating Children & Youth Year-End performance in the main concert hall at Strathmore. For more information, please contact the CityDance registrar, email@example.com
Upper School: Select Program (Ages 12-19)
Audition required. Students are placed by ability and commitment rather than age.
The Select program is for students who show dedication and promise but may not necessarily desire a professional performance career. Often, Select students excel in a single genre or have extra-curricular and academic activities that preclude them from the time commitment required for Conservatory level studies. Students in the Select program may be identified for Conservatory advancement when they demonstrate elevated technique and artistic promise. Students may also take Conservatory classes in specific genres in which they excel. For more information, please contact the CityDance registrar, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conservatory is for young dancers who are ready for intensive study and the demand of the professional world. Students who show talent, drive and desire -- and are able to make the time commitment to pursue pre-professional dance -- may be selected by Artistic Director Lorraine Spiegler for the Conservatory. Read more about our Conservatory program here. For more information, please contact the CityDance registrar, email@example.com
Conservatory Dancers to perform in Septime Webre’s "The Fall Of The House of Usher"
CityDance students prepare for "Four World Premieres"
CityDance Ballet Highlights Reel
CityDance receives "Outstanding School Award" at Youth America Grand Prix, Philadelphia
CityDance Conservatory Dancers in Concert
A glimpse into technique class with Stanislav Issaev
Interview with Conservatory Dancers Josiah, Cole and Lope
Audition for the CityDance School & Conservatory 2016-2017 school year
The Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance Summer Intensive Showing
Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance Summer Intensive
Conservatory Dancer Isabelle Zombron combines skills on stage with desire to help people
Conservatory Dancer Jenny in Curtain Call Catalog
Ballet Behind the Scenes
Looking Back at the Gallim @ CityDance Summer Intensive
Summer Dance Camps are Underway!
Dance Legend Lorraine Graves Teaches at CityDance Summer Intensive
CityDance Conservatory Alum to Dance with Sonya Tayeh
CityDance Welcomes Stanislav Issaev to Join Conservatory Ballet Faculty
Gallim Dance Intensive at CityDance
Koresh Dance/CityDance Summer Intensive Showing
CityDancers of Insta Summer Takeover
Conservatory and DREAM Students Perform "Tango Zero" at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Annual Meeting
Conservatory and DREAM Students to Perform at DCCAH Annual Meeting
CityDance Summer Intensive with Koresh Dance
Conservatory Alumni Accepted into Springboard Danse Montreal program
Alisher Saburov Scholarship
Conservatory Dancer Valentina Simon wins first place in the Planet of Art -Washington, DC contest
CityDancer Logan Meets Misty Copeland!
CityDance School & Conservatory 2016 Summer Intensives
Conservatory Dancer Grace Cho receives full scholarship to the Advanced Donald Byrd Summer Workshop!
Happy National Dance Day!
School and Conservatory Ballet Video
Little Movers Open House in Rockville
Audition for the CityDance School and Conservatory Oct 2
Join the Next Generation of CityDance
School and Conservatory Dancers Take a Workshop from Dance Theatre of Harlem's Endalyn Taylor
Interview with Stanislav Issaev, Ballet Master of the Boys Program at CityDance Conservatory
Audition for CityDance Summer Intensives
CityDance receives $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
CityDance Summer Intensives
Congratulations to our Conservatory Dancers who competed in YAGP Atlanta!
Pilobolus teaches Master Classes to School and Conservatory Dancers
Houston Youth America Grand Prix Regionals
Rennie Harris Puremovement Hip-hop Masterclass
Conservatory Dancer Alexa Torres Joins The Sibiu Ballet Theatre (Teatrul De Balet Sibiu)
"The CityDance Conservatory Dancers were indefatigable, expressive and versatile..." - Washington Post review of "The Fall of the House of Usher"
Dance Theatre of Harlem Summer Intensive in Partnership with CityDance
Developing dancers are invited to hone their skills and prepare to advance in the year ahead with Dance Up!
Session I: July 10 - July 21 & Session II: August 7 - August 18, M-F, 9am-3:45pm @ CityDance Strathmore