“A place for teachers and students who take dance education very seriously.”

Apr 15, 2021

I brought my daughter to Draper Center when she was 6 years old. Up until that point, it seemed that she spent more time in dance classes waiting for kids to pay attention than she did actually learning something. I knew right away that this studio was different. Draper is a place for teachers and students who take dance education very seriously. Even Level One Ballet teachers at Draper have high expectations for their dancers. They believe that young students have the ability to pay attention, focus, and try their very best during every class. When an adult truly believes this, children will rise to the occasion and meet those expectations. For each consecutive level, students are expected to dance longer hours and work even harder. And, Draper dancers never give up their technical training for competition or performance rehearsals. As a result, Draper graduates are disciplined, refined, hard-working dancers ready for either a professional career or a dance scholarship to colleges and universities all over the country.

Dede LaManna, Parent of a Draper student

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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.

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