Dance Theatre

Conservatory program

Conservatory Program

program description

Telling a story with the body requires ambition, dedication and artistry. It also takes training. Our rigorous Dance Theatre Conservatory Program is designed to give you the basic physical training expected in the professional world, while providing the opportunity for additional training in acting and vocal technique.

At AMDA, we believe a dancer must dance. Our culture is built around Performance Immersion, and from day one, you will find unrivaled dance performance opportunities in a variety of classical and modern styles and disciplines. In addition, through courses in career preparation and audition techniques, you’ll learn how to navigate the professional dance industry and leverage all of this training for a successful career as a working dancer.

When you finish the Dance Theatre Conservatory Program, you also have the option of applying all of your credits toward the AMDA Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Dance Theatre.


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Dance Theatre Audition Requirements:
Applicants will be asked to present a solo dance piece (60-90 seconds in length) in the style of their choice. The prepared solo piece may include: Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Contemporary or Theatre Dance. Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate ballet vocabulary or perform a contrasting piece of choreography as part of the audition. To be fully prepared, please bring all appropriate dance shoes and attire. Applicants must provide music accompaniment for their solo piece on an MP3 player (phones may be used, but must be placed in “do not disturb" or “airplane” mode). Speakers will be provided by AMDA.

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