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School of Dance

Southold Dance Theater trains approximately 250 students per year. We offer partial tuition reduction to students who demonstrate financial need.

Southold's training program is enhanced by working side by side with professional dancers both in the studio and on the stage. Every year, Southold brings in a number of professional guest artists and instructors for their Summer and Winter Intensives. The guest artists have trained and performed with professional dance companies both nationally and internationally. 

The faculty at Southold use the Vaganova Ballet Method and Syllabus as a template for their instruction and early childhood teaching techniques to ensure our Children's Division classes create a nurturing environment that enables each child to begin a lifelong love for dance.

Children's Division

The Children's Division includes Creative Movement classes for students ages 3 to 5 years old and Pre-Ballet classes for students ages 5 to 7 years old. 

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Classical Ballet Division

The Classical Ballet Division offers four levels of instruction (Ballet I - IV). Auditions are required for admission and placement is based on age, strength, and physical development.

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Pre-Professional Division

The Pre-Professional Division offers advanced levels of instruction to students in Ballet V - VIII (Company Level). Auditions are required for admission and placement is based on strength, physical development, and ballet technique. When in the Company, students are required to perform in both Winter and Spring productions. 

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Adult Ballet
$15 per drop-in OR purchase a class card (10 classes) for $100

Our open-level classes are offered to anyone who may be looking to either start dancing, maybe returning to dance or continue their training.  We currently offer these classes three times a week:

Fall 2024:  TBA

Please reach out by phone or you can email for more details on these classes.

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