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:
You will prepare a solo piece 60-90 seconds in length in the style of your choice. You will also be taught, learn and perform two contrasting combinations which may include (but are not limited to) any variety of styles such as: Classical Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary or Broadway. You should bring all appropriate dance shoes and attire and provide a CD accompaniment for the solo piece.

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