Summer Program

Draper Center offers an array of options in its well-respected and nationally known Summer Program. Whether your child is just starting dance, would like to improve their abilities in a short time, or is training to become a professional dancer, we offer all levels of study and intensity.

There is a $40.00 non-refundable registration fee due upon enrollment for all programs. There is a $100.00 non-refundable deposit due upon enrollment for the Four Week Senior Intensive. 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS 2020

Creative Movement

June 30 - July 23, 2020
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM OR Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM
Tuition: FREE 
Tailored for ages 3 and 4
Introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that stresses creativity and group interaction.

Pre-Ballet

June 30 - July 23, 2020
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 PM OR Thursdays 4:30-5:30 PM
Tuition: FREE
Tailored for ages 5 and 6
Prelude to the formal ballet instruction, introducing children to ballet steps and terminology.

Pre-Ballet Jazz

June 30 - July 23, 2020
Tuesdays 5:45-6:30 PM OR Thursdays 5:45-6:30 PM
Tuition: $30.00
Introductory jazz class for students who are participating in Pre-Ballet. Students MUST be enrolled in Pre-Ballet in order to enroll in Pre-Ballet Jazz.

  

Level 1 Program

July 1-22, 2020
Wednesdays 4:30-6:45 PM
Tuition: $100.00
A new afternoon/evening program has been created for students in Level 1. Curriculum will include Ballet & Jazz. Audition required - please see Audition details below.


TWO WEEK PROGRAMS 2020

Two Week Junior Session

July 6-17, 2020
Monday – Friday Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Tuition: $493.00
Students ages 8–12 with an audition and/or recommendation of Draper faculty required.
Curriculum includes Ballet and Jazz. Audition required – please see Audition details below.

Two Week Senior Session

July 6-17, 2020
Monday – Friday Time: 9:30 AM-1:00 PM  
Tuition: $556.00
Students ages 13 and up with an audition and/or recommendation of Draper faculty required.
Curriculum includes Ballet and Pointe. Audition required – please see Audition details below. 


FOUR WEEK INTENSIVE 2020 - PROFESSIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

Curriculum includes Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Jazz, Modern, and Character.

July 27 - August 21, 2020
Monday - Friday
Small class size / Housing Available

Level A*

TENTATIVE TIME: 9:00 AM – 2:45 PM
Tuition: $1,275.00
Curriculum includes Ballet, Jazz, Stretch and Strength, Pointe, and Modern.

Level A - Extended Day*

TENTATIVE TIME: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Tuition: $1,705.00
Curriculum includes Ballet, Jazz, Stretch and Strength, Pointe, Modern, Improvisation/ Movement/ Hip Hop, and Workshop.

Level B*

TENTATIVE TIME: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Tuition: $1,705.00
Curriculum includes Ballet, Pointe, Workshop, Character, Modern and Jazz.

Level C*

TENTATIVE TIME 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Tuition: $1,705.00
Curriculum includes Ballet, Pointe, Workshop, Character, Modern, and Jazz.

Level D*

TENTATIVE TIME: 9:00 AM – 5:15 PM
Tuition: $1,705.00
Curriculum includes Ballet, Pointe, Character, Modern, Jazz, Workshop, and Variations.

End of Program Demonstration Performance - Friday, August 21, 2020 at Hochstein Performance Hall


OPEN ADULT CLASSES - SUMMER 2020

June 30 - August 20, 2020
Designed for students ages 15 and above who wish to study dance for recreational, cultural, or physical reasons. Click here for more details. 
Tuition: $20.00 per class / $144.00 - 8 class card / $180.00 - 10 class card / All payments are non-refundable


AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions are required for all students ages 7 and above, pre-registration is required.

OPEN AUDITIONS
$20.00 audition fee for each student is required.

Location:
Draper Center Studios, 1326 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607

Date:
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Registration starts at 12:00 PM
Audition 12:30-2:00 PM

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Registration starts at 10:30 AM
Audition 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

VIDEO AUDITIONS
$20.00 audition fee for each student is required.

Video may be in DVD, Thumb Drive, or miniDV tape; an internet link can also be submitted. Video must include samples of barre work and center work including ALL of the following: adagio, pirouettes, petite allegro, and grande allegro. (Resume and contact information are to be included.)

Video auditions should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to:

Draper Center 2020 Summer Program
ATTN: Jamey Leverett
1326 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607

PLACEMENT CLASS
$20.00 fee for each student is required.

If students are not available to attend the Open Auditions and wish not to submit a video audition, a placement class must be scheduled through the Draper Center Main Office prior to May 30, 2020. Please contact our main office at 585-461-2100 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


CLASS ATTIRE

Ballet: Pink tights, pink slippers and any solid color leotard. No skirts, sweatpants or shirts. No jewelry, including watches, permitted in class. Hair should be up and off the face with no bangs.

Modern: Tights without feet; socks are recommended.

Jazz: Jazz shoes, Ballet Slippers, or bare feet.


POLICIES

Attendance: Students are expected to attend every class in the level they are assigned and to arrive on time. Progress in class is dependent upon regular and consistent participation. Absences are considered excused only for medical or serious personal reasons and must be phoned into the school office. Students entering class late for any reason may be asked to observe class.

Refund policy: Tuition fees are non-refundable, except in the event of serious injury or illness, in which case the student must provide written documentation from the doctor. In these cases, credit may be extended for future classes or a refund granted. Requests for refunds must be in writing and accompanied by a physician’s certificate stating inability to continue class. Refunds will be pro-rated on a weekly basis.

Class schedules and faculty are subject to change.

Students will be assigned to a host family for the duration of the program. The host family will be responsible for all meals and transportation. We will do our best to pair our guest dancers with a family of a student that is close in age and in the same level of the program.

Host families will provide entertainment for the guest dancers on the weekends at an additional cost to the dancer. Host families will be responsible for arranging weekend activities and providing transportation. (Students are also encouraged to bring activities to keep them occupied.)

We will provide transportation to and from the airport for students visiting from outside the area. Students must notify the Draper Center staff if transportation is needed.

Room, Board, and Transportation Fees:

There is an additional charge of $1,500.00 which is to be paid in full by July 1, 2020.


***EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 - TRANSACTION FEE***

Beginning September 1, 2019, a 2% fee will be assessed to all credit card transactions. The transaction fee will be automatically added when each credit card payment is processed and the account holder is responsible for paying the fee. Account holders have the option to pay by cash or check to avoid the 2% transaction fee. Account holders can enroll in the Automatic Payment Plan, which will waive the transaction fee for credit card payments applied to Registration & Tuition Fees; however, the transaction fee will be applied to credit card payments applied to any and all other fees. Automatic Payments must be approved on a consistent basis for the transaction fee to be waived on payments applied to Registration & Tuition Fees.