The School of Sonia Plumb Dance Training Program focuses on preparing the young dancer for a professional career in dance. Classes are offered to youth ages 5-17 in order to establish a solid foundation. Students can audition to join the Junior Company for ages 13-17 for a deeper experience. Upon graduating from high school he/she may apply for a paid Apprenticeship position.
School of SPD training program commitment requirements vary by age and level. Students enrolled in the training program take classes on a semester schedule (13 weeks plus a week of semester end performances and evaluations. Tuition may be paid per semester or twice per semester. Scholarships are available for Hartford Youth.
- Level 1 Foundations: 5-7 classes per week.
Sample schedule: 2 modern, 1 ballet, 2 creative, 2 elective
- Level 2 Beginning/Advanced Beginning: 7-10 classes per week.
Sample schedule: 3 modern, 2 ballet, 2 creative, 3 elective
- Level 3 Intermediate: 10-16 classes per week:
Sample schedule: 4 modern/contemporary, 2 ballet, 2 creative, SPDC repertory (2/wk), 6 electives
- Level 4 Advanced Intermediate: 16-20 classes per week:
Sample schedule: 4 modern/contemporary, 2 ballet, 2 creative, SPDC repertory (2/wk), 6 electives, 2 partnering, Junior Company 2x/wk.