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pre professional teen program 

The 2024 Pre-Professional Teen Program is a seasonal educational experience for teen dancers.  The program focuses on the art forms of tap dance and jazz music and is perfect for young dancers, aspiring to a career in the performing arts.

The program is broken into 3 separate sections, 2 of which are optional, but highly recommended for optimal growth. 

To be considered for the program, dancers must attend the program auditions on Sunday, April 14, 2024 from 3:00-6:00pm at St. Louis Academy of Dance: 9656 Olive Boulevard, St. Louis, 63132

An audition RSVP is required to reserve your audition spot.  Please RSVP by clicking the button below:

Teen program offerings and commitment

Section I

Section I is required for all Pre-Professional students.

This section includes a 2-day summer workshop with our professional faculty and special guest artists and attendance at our annual STL Rhythm Fest 2024, July 25-28, 2024. 


Section II

Section II is optional for students accepted to the program. However, students committing to this section are required to maintain excellent attendance. Students attend a fall session of weekly classes with our professional faculty and special guest artists. Classes will take place on Sunday afternoons. 


Section III

Section III is optional for students accepted to the program.  To be eligible for this section, students must also be enrolled in Section II as a prerequisite. Excellent attendance is required. Students will attend weekly rehearsals during our fall session, studying original and historic choreography.  Students participating in Sections II and III will work with our professional dancers and musicians and will perform with live accompaniment in our annual production of moSTLy Holidays, set to take the stage December 12-15, 2024. Production rehearsals will take place on Sunday afternoons after Section II classes. 


Additional Opportunities

As a member of the Pre-Professional Program, students receive a tuition discount for STL Rhythm Fest 2024.  Program students may also be invited to perform at additional community engagements throughout the season. 

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