Pre-Professional Student Program 2023
Our Pre-Professional Students for our 2023 season have been selected and we'll announce our ensemble of young artists in the coming days!
Now in it's third season, graduates from our Pre-Professional Program have gone on to become members of our professional ensemble, moSTLy TAP, and have been accepted to specialized tap programs throughout the country.
During this rigorous tap dance program, students work closely with members of our professional ensemble as well as special guest artists. Students experience training in technique, music theory, improvisation, and learn original and historical choreography. Auxiliary courses such as injury prevention, resume preparation, audition technique and others are offered. In addition, STLRC Pre-Pro students represent STL Rhythm Collaborative at our annual STL Rhythm Fest, which occurs during the last week of July. Students may also be invited to present performances throughout the year.
This year's program includes 3 sections.
Section 1: Pre-Pro Workshop and STL Rhythm Fest
Section 1 includes a 2-day summer workshop with our professional artists and participation in STL Rhythm Fest 2023. This section is required for all pre-professional students. Upon acceptance into the program, all students will be automatically enrolled in both activities.
Section 2: Weekly Classes
Section 2 includes a 10-week, fall session of weekly classes, led by our professional ensemble and special guest artists. These courses are specifically designed for (and are only open to) STLRC Pre-Pro students. On the last class meeting, students will present an informal in-studio showcase for families and friends. This section is optional and upon acceptance into the program, students may enroll in this section for an additional fee.
Section 3: Weekly Classes, Rehearsals, and Performance
Section 3 includes participation in the 10-week fall class session, noted above. In addition, students attend weekly rehearsals in preparation to perform in moSTLy TAP's new show, moSTLy Holidays, which will premiere in December 2023! This section is optional and upon acceptance into the program, students may enroll in this section for an additional fee.