Dancers develop classical ballet skills while taking a minimum of 3 Ballet classes a week. Training will include more challenging combinations emphasizing flexibility, precision and attention to detail, musicality, increased artistry, and correct classical technique.
The Academy program is T.U.P.A.C.'s pre-professional training program.
In Academy, Ballet students are immersed in Balanchine inspired Technique and Aesthetic. This program furthers student's technique and discipline in a rigorous, highly focused, yet nurturing environment. Dancers being training for pointe work, and are required to take supplemental classes in Pilates and Jazz. Students will be placed in the appropriate class, based on their skill level. Academy students take between 5 - 7 classes per week.
***Enrollment in Academy requires approval from T.U.P.A.C.'s School Director.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a placement class.
Academy students are eligible to audition for the T.U.P.A.C.'s Performing Ensemble. T.U.P.A.C.'s Performing Ensemble performs in two large productions per year. TUPAC's annual holiday production, and a Spring production. TPE also participates in various community performances, dance workshops, and masterclasses experiences with professional dance artist throughout the year.
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6:00pm - 7:30pm
7:30pm - 8:30pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm
T.U.P.A.C offers tuition assistance and scholarships, as funds are available, to make tuition affordable for more families. We are committed to removing barriers that may keep a young artist from recieving the training to reach their dreams.
Students may choose to follow the dress code for the gender with which they identify.
Gentlemen/Boys Ballet Class Attire:
Black men’s tights or black dance shorts (must be form fitting), dance belt,
white fitted tee shirt, thin white ankle socks, white ballet shoes (canvas or leather).
Ladies/Girls Ballet Class Attire:
Tip: To Color shoes, use liquid foundation make-up, paint pens or floral spray paint (Michaels).
Not Permitted: Leotards with ruffles, bows, skirts, bedazzling, flowers or puffy sleeves.
Jewelry should be left at home. Small, stud-style earrings only are allowed,
facial jewelry must be flush with skin.
Where to Buy Apparel and Shoes:
T.U.P.A.C. is leading the way in embracing and creating racial parity in the ballet community. All of our students wear tights and ballet slippers to match their unique skin tones; we also find that having the legs and feet match the skin on the face and arms, extends the line of the dancer.
Photo Credit: Academy Students - Jenny L. Miller Artistry