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keshet’s pre-professional dance training

Keshet Dance offers Pre-Professional Dance Training in a variety of programs designed to develop well-rounded dancers. Experienced pre-professional faculty offer a diverse curriculum of contemporary dance, classical ballet, jazz, and hip hop. 

With the discipline and confidence cultivated through Keshet Pre-Professional Dance Training, students are equipped to pursue careers as professional dancers, dance in higher education, or find success in other fields.

KP3: Keshet's Pre-Professional Program (ages 8-18)

KP3: Keshet’s Pre-Professional Program

2019-2020 KP3 students

Keshet’s Pre-Professional Program (KP3) provides a comprehensive training curriculum for dancers ages 8 to 18 who are committed to intensive dance training. The KP3 program combines rigorous training in modern dance, ballet, jazz, and hip hop to create well-rounded and versatile dancers.

Program Participation 

Participation in the KP3 program requires a serious semester-long commitment from both the student and their family. KP3 dancers choose their own flexible schedule, studying contemporary dance, classical ballet, pointe, jazz, and hip hop in a nurturing class environment focused on proper alignment and technique as well as developing the heart and mind of a dancer.

Required Class Attire 

KP3 dress code is designed to encourage unity, discipline, and improved concentration among our students. All KP3 students are required to attend classes in dress code indicated in the KP3 Handbook.

 If you have questions about the KP3 program, please contact Sarah Gonzales (Sarah@KeshetArts.org).

Download the PDF: KP3 Fall 2020 Packet HERE

Youth and Adult Dance Intensives

Summer Dance Intensive –

(2020 cancelled due to covid-19 – check back for future intensives)

Intensive Dress Code

Keshet Summer Dance Intensive dancers are expected to be attired appropriately. No bootie shorts, low riders, gaucho pants, crop tops or bare midriffs are allowed. Students not adhering to the dress code will not be allowed to take class. All students must be fully dressed in more than leotard and tights when entering or exiting the building. Dancewear is not appropriate attire for the street and students must wear street clothing over their leotards and tights. Each Keshet Faculty member may specify specific dress code preferences.

Ballet

Please wear:

  • Solid color leotard with pink tights OR black tights with a tight-fitting white shirt, tank top, or leotard
  • Ballet slippers with elastic or pointe shoes with elastics and ribbon are required; elastics must be hidden inside of shoes
  • Ballet skirt may be worn
  • All hair must be secured out of the face in a neat bun
  • Appropriate undergarments (sports bras, dance belt/supporter)

Contemporary

and

Jazz

Please wear:

  • Solid color leotard with pink or black tights OR black tights with a tight-fitting white shirt, tank top, or leotard; Black leggings or tight dance pants may be worn
  • Contemporary: Bare feet are required, unless specified by instructor
  • Jazz: Jazz shoes are required
  • All hair must be secured out of the face
  • Appropriate undergarments (sports bras, dance belt/supporter)
Hip Hop Rehearsal dance clothing is acceptable, but no street clothes. Pants and sneakers are preferred.

 

Any questions about proper attire may be discussed with the Pre-Professional Education Director. If you have questions and or alterations needed related to gender identity, please contact the Keshet Pre-Professional Education Director (Sarah Gonzales, sarah@keshetarts.org), so that an appropriate alternative may be identified.

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