School and Conservatory

School

School 

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

Contact: inquiry@citydance.net | 301.581.5204 | View Location Details

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 Moversasanga@citydance.net


Lower School: Formative Years of Training (Ages 7-11)

Audition required. 

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, inquiry@citydance.net


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, inquiry@citydance.net


The Conservatory 

Audition required.

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, inquiry@citydance.net

News and Events

November 07, 2016

A glimpse into technique class with Stanislav Issaev

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September 23, 2016

Interview with Conservatory Dancers Josiah, Cole and Lope

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August 17, 2016

CityDance Ballet Highlights Reel

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August 10, 2016

Audition for the CityDance School & Conservatory 2016-2017 school year

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August 03, 2016

The Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance Summer Intensive Showing

Watch a clip of young talents Isabelle Zombron and Brad Kelley open the "Peasant pas de deux!" from Creole Giselle.

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July 29, 2016

Dance Theatre of Harlem at CityDance Summer Intensive

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August 15, 2016

Conservatory Dancer Isabelle Zombron combines skills on stage with desire to help people

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August 01, 2016

Conservatory Dancer Jenny in Curtain Call Catalog

CityDance Conservatory Dancer Jenny Wienner had the incredible opportunity to model for Curtain Call.

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July 28, 2016

Ballet Behind the Scenes

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July 28, 2016

Looking Back at the Gallim @ CityDance Summer Intensive

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July 20, 2016

Summer Dance Camps are Underway!

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July 20, 2016

Dance Legend Lorraine Graves Teaches at CityDance Summer Intensive

Summer has brought a heat wave but it's also brought some dance icons to CityDance...

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July 20, 2016

CityDance Conservatory Alum to Dance with Sonya Tayeh

We are thrilled to announce that CityDance Conservatory alum Kevin Pajarillaga will be dancing in Sonya Tayeh’s new work, “You’ll Still Call Me By My Name,” this winter.

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July 15, 2016

CityDance Welcomes Stanislav Issaev to Join Conservatory Ballet Faculty

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July 13, 2016

Gallim Dance Intensive at CityDance

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July 01, 2016

Koresh Dance/CityDance Summer Intensive Showing

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June 30, 2016

CityDancers of Insta Summer Takeover

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June 28, 2016

Conservatory and DREAM Students Perform "Tango Zero" at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Annual Meeting

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June 27, 2016

Conservatory and DREAM Students to Perform at DCCAH Annual Meeting

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June 23, 2016

CityDance Summer Intensive with Koresh Dance

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June 20, 2016

Conservatory Alumni Accepted into Springboard Danse Montreal program

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June 20, 2016

Alisher Saburov Scholarship

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June 20, 2016

Conservatory Dancer Valentina Simon wins first place in the Planet of Art -Washington, DC contest

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March 08, 2016

CityDancer Logan Meets Misty Copeland!

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April 29, 2016

CityDance School & Conservatory 2016 Summer Intensives

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May 19, 2016

Conservatory Dancer Grace Cho receives full scholarship to the Advanced Donald Byrd Summer Workshop!

By Megan Piluk

Conservatory Dancer Grace Cho was offered a full scholarship to the Advanced Donald Byrd Summer Workshop in Seattle.

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July 30, 2016

Happy National Dance Day!

Conservatory Dancers celebrate the joy of movement

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August 29, 2016

School and Conservatory Ballet Video

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August 31, 2016

Little Movers Open House in Rockville

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September 13, 2016

Audition for the CityDance School and Conservatory Oct 2

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September 21, 2016

Join the Next Generation of CityDance

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November 15, 2016

School and Conservatory Dancers Take a Workshop from Dance Theatre of Harlem's Endalyn Taylor

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December 02, 2016

Interview with Stanislav Issaev, Ballet Master of the Boys Program at CityDance Conservatory

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December 07, 2016

Audition for CityDance Summer Intensives

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December 13, 2016

CityDance receives $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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January 06, 2017

Audition for CityDance Summer Intensives April 21st

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January 31, 2017

Congratulations to our Conservatory Dancers who competed in YAGP Atlanta!

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February 01, 2017

Pilobolus teaches Master Classes to School and Conservatory Dancers

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March 03, 2017

Houston Youth America Grand Prix Regionals

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May 15, 2017

Rennie Harris Puremovement Hip-hop Masterclass

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TICKETS TO CONSERVATORY DANCERS IN CONCERT
SUMMER INTENSIVES
(Ages 9-19)


SUMMER CAMPS 
(Ages 4-9) No Audition Required


CAMPS


DANCE UP!
(Ages 10-14) Audition or placement.

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 


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