Confidence.

Character.

Accomplishment.

Dance.

Draper Center - Ballet School, Monroe County, Rochester NY
Draper Center - Ballet School, Monroe County, Rochester NY
Draper Center - Ballet School, Monroe County, Rochester NY

Upcoming Events

Draper Center for Dance Education offers a wide variety of performances, performance opportunities, and interactive educational events. If you have an aspiring ballerina or dancer, look here for an opportunity to join us on the stage or in the audience.

Dance Programs

Whether you’re a beginner looking to attend your first dance class or an experienced student who is looking for the best in pre-professional training, Draper Center has all the right dance classes and training for you.

Class Calendar

All dance classes at the Draper Center follow a uniquely designed curriculum. Age, ability, & experience are taken into consideration for placement into each program. View our school year calendar as well as a comprehensive listing of all the ballet and dance classes offered.

Premier Dance Academy & Studios

We make dancers. We make careers.

Many Draper graduates have joined notable professional companies including New York City Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, National Ballet, Kansas City Ballet, Ballet Met, Nashville Ballet, Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, National Ballet Of Canada, Alonzo King’s Lines, Cedar Lake Dance, Hubbard Street, Cirque Du Soleil, Rochester City Ballet and many more. You will often see these professionals visiting our dance studios as well as sharing their knowledge and careers with the next generation of aspiring Draper Center ballerinas and dancers.

Draper Center - Ballet School, Monroe County, Rochester NY

The Draper Center for Dance Education is the premiere ballet school in Monroe County, and the official training school of the Rochester City Ballet.

Draper Center - Ballet School, Monroe County, Rochester NY

Draper Center is Western New York’s premier dance academy. Come see why we’re considered one of the most distinguished dance training & ballet schools in the United States.

Located in Monroe County, we are the official training school for Rochester City Ballet, offering a wide variety of programs including kid’s dance classes & adult dance classes. The school prides itself on providing the highest level of classical ballet and dance training, while adhering to a curriculum that teaches formation of character and stresses standards of excellence applicable to all areas of life.

Ballet & Dance Blog

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Building strong and healthy individuals.

Building strong and healthy individuals.

Draper Center for Dance Education offers a preeminent training experience. My daughter came to the studio at age 12 with a goal of focusing on classical ballet. She was immediately made to feel included, which speaks to the welcoming nature of the studio. Within the...

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Artistry, Discipline, Technique, Expression.

Artistry, Discipline, Technique, Expression.

Artistry, discipline, technique, expression are the first words that come to mind when we think of our daughter's experience at Draper Center for Dance Education. When she began at the age of 5, we had no idea that her work there would become a cornerstone in her...

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“We love the family feeling”

“We love the family feeling”

We chose the Timothy Draper Center for Dance Education for our daughter because of its stellar reputation, the talented and dedicated dance instructors, and the focus on form and technique, even for the littlest dancers. The curriculum prepares students for the next...

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