The Dance Academy Designed to serve the needs of the committed and focused student, 4 to 18 years old, who is seeking to expand their dance vocabulary and dramatically improve their technique. The Academy is calling you! With an emphasis on Classical Ballet and Modern Dance, the Academy students follow a schedule designed by the directors that will also include, depending on level, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop and African Dance. Voice, and Art classes are also offered in rotation. Multi-day training and a comprehensive vocabulary are necessary for any artist to achieve success in the dance world. Compare this with the world of Sports: Kobe, LeBron, Jordan, and all of the Gods of Basketball train every day. We have also seen remarkable results in academic achievement as a result of the character education dance training instills. Young people of NCA learn to manage their time. All Academy Students perform in seasonal concerts and the year end concert and are encouraged to audition for theatrical productions. DANCE TRACKS The Dance Academy provides in-depth study for beginning to advanced students, in techniques including ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop, tap, African and voice. Within The Dance Academy, there are three tracks: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. All three tracks allow students to reach their individual goals. With a classical ballet foundation, the Academy Track provides rigorous contemporary dance training that allows students to pursue dance at a pre-professional level. • Required placement class • Required course work in ballet, modern and jazz • Required total number of classes, determined by level • Required for students who wish to audition for Youth Dance Ensembles • Optional course work in hip-hop, voice, tap, and African Tuition: $208 per month **Tuition includes 4 dance classes a week, including one elective drop in class. Note: All scholarship students must maintain a B average.