2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR
STARTS SEPTEMBER 9, 2023
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.
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.
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.
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 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
Our daughter danced at a recreational studio for years and after attending several dance competitions, realized she wanted more. A friend introduced us to the Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education and encouraged us to sign her up for their Summer Intensive....
While we had our amazing Guest Artist Irene Rodriguez for the week a local news channel reached out wanting to tell her story. Below is the story that was shared with the whole Rochester area. We were incredibly lucky to have her for our 4 Week Intensive this year....