Children's Division

Our Children's Division program is designed to develop coordination, muscle strength, listening skills, and musical and spatial awareness through an age-appropriate curriculum in either ballet and/or jazz/tap classes.

All young and novice students perform in the Utica Dance Annual Student Performance on May 9, as performance is essential to a young dancer's training.

SUMMER 1 2019 - June 3rd-June 27th
SUMMER 2 2019 - July 1st-25th

Summer Class schedule (PDF)

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Dress Code: Click here for more information.
Pre-Ballet, Fundamental, Level 1 and Primary
Ballet: Pink Cap-Sleeve Leotard
Jazz: Black Cap-Sleeve Leotard

Ballet: Pink (Footed or Convertible)
Jazz: Black (Footed, Footless or Convertible)

Ballet: Pink Split-Sole Ballet Shoes
(Canvas is acceptable for class work, leather is required for performance)
Jazz: Black Jazz Shoes
Tap: Fundamental & Level 1 - Black Patent Leather

The decision to advance a student in the Children's Division to the next level is made jointly by the faculty. Every effort is made to keep a child with other dancers of similar ages.

When are students evaluated?
Children's Division students will receive a schedule with their placement for the fall reflecting their age as of September 30th. Progress reports for Children's Division students will be provided upon request. All Pre-Professional Division students (Levels 1 through 7) are evaluated twice a year, once in the middle of the school year, and another time at the end of the school year, at which point they will receive their placement for the next year.