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Draper Guest Artist Irene Rodriguez Interviewed by Local News

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....

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Graduating Seniors of 2023

As our 2022-2023 School Year came to a close we had to part with our graduating seniors. We wish the best of luck to them with all of their endeavors.   Lilly Benz Attending Point Park University Studying BFA in Jazz Dance Danced at Draper for 6 years  ...

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Draper Center for Dance Education Joins the JCC Campus

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 1, 2023 - The Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education will be moving to the JCC’s 1200 Edgewood campus this spring. Draper Center for Dance is the newest tenant to join the JCC Campus, which last year announced a plan to convert its footprint...

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Empire Dance Challenge 2023 Success!!!

This past weekend so many of our dancers competed in the Empire Dance Challenge. All the dancers did an amazing job and we are so proud of them. In case you missed it here are the highlights.  Mini Solos Rhauri Samuels           Elite Platinum, Judges Award, 3rd Place...

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Draper Center receives $5,000 for Ballet Jump Start!!!

Draper Center for Dance Education has received a $5,000 grant from Rochester Area Community Foundation for its Ballet Jump-start! programming. Through the Ballet Jump-start! programming, Draper Center provides free dance classes to all 3 and 4 year olds in Monroe...

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In10sity Competition 2023 Success!!!

Congratulations to all of our dancers who attended the In10sity Competition this past weekend! There was so much personal growth as well as amazing performances. In case you missed it, here are some of the highlights.   Junior Solos Estelle Heald         Intense...

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NYCDA Buffalo 2023 Success!!!

Congratulations to all of our dancers who attended NYCDA in Buffalo this past weekend. In case you missed it here are some of the highlights. Competition  Mini Solos Sadie Cheshire     Platinum     14th Place Anna Nucelli       Platinum      3rd Place Marko Kokovic  ...

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YAGP 2023 Success!!!

Congratulations to all of our dancers who attended YAGP in Toronto this past weekend. In case you missed it here are some of the highlights. Junior Age Division                              Senior Age Division Top 24 Classical...

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Draper Dancer to Compete in Prestigious Prix de Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland - On January 29, Madison Bevilacqua, a 15 year-old from Hilton, NY, will travel to Switzerland for the 50th annual Prix de Lausanne competition. The video selections took place between Oct. 20th - Oct 22nd, 2022. Out of 429 applicants from 39...

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ADC IBC Competition 2023

Congratulations to all of our wonderful dancers who attended ADC IBC this year! Here are some of the highlights in case you missed it.   Junior Classical Ballet Division 2nd   Samuel Gauss 4th    Agnieszka Rynkowski 12th   Isabella Ginerva   Junior...

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24Seven Convention and Competition 2023

Congratulations to all of our dancers who attended 24Seven this past weekend! Here are some of the highlights in case you missed it. Competition Minis:    6th Overall Solo – Sadie Cheshire   Juniors: 7th Overall Solo – Estelle Heald 3rd Overall Solo- Anna Shin...

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Draper Center Receives $17,100 From Monroe County

Draper Center for Dance Education has received a $17,100 Midsized Arts Grant from Monroe County for programming.  Jamey Leverett, artistic director Draper Center states, "We are so grateful to receive support from Monroe County.”  Draper Center's mission is to provide...

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Draper Senior Julliard Bound!

We are incredibly proud and excited to announce Draper Center's graduating senior, @jocelynwynnn , has been accepted into the @juilliardschool for the upcoming school year! An exceptional accolade for an exceptional dancer! Congratulations to Jocelyn and her family!!!

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JoyThru Dance

Women-Owned, Family-Inspired, and Draper Born!As fellow Draper dance parents, we share the joys of the art. We also share the “backstage” experiences. While our dancers are on stage, we are in the wings making sure the world around them is supportive and the things...

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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 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 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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Worth the Commute from the Buffalo Area

When it became clear our daughter needed a more serious ballet studio we considered a number of options but from our first visit to the Draper Center we knew it was the right place for her. In the short time she has been at Draper we have seen tremendous growth in her...

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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.

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