The Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys
Photo credit: Ben Johnson
The tuition-free Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys, established in 2009, is a ground-breaking opportunity for selected boys from the Baltimore metropolitan area who have the potential and a strong desire to dance. Each May, June, and September, Peabody Dance holds auditions to select up to 25 exceptional boys — some with no or little previous training. Accepted boys receive tuition-free training in an all-boys dance class, some free dance attire, opportunities to view live performances and take master classes with successful male dancers, and to participate in performing opportunities with Peabody Dance.
Recent graduates have entered dance programs at Adelphi University, Point Park University, and the University of the Arts; attended summer dance programs hosted by American Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, the School of American Ballet, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Pennsylvania Ballet, and The Washington Ballet, among others; and continued their ballet training on full scholarship at Sarasota Cuban Ballet School.
For more information, please contact Peabody Dance at 667-208-6648 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date: Monday, May 22, 2017
Details will be posted soon. The audition will be open to:
- Boys age 9-12 with some or no previous training and a strong desire to dance
- Boys age 13-15 with prior training and a serious wish to improve technique and to take specialized men's classes
Reserve a space in the audition: email@example.com or 667-208-6648.
Faculty member Paul Wegner teaching Boys 3.
Photo credit: Carin Morrell
Artistic Leadership and Faculty
Melissa Stafford, Peabody Dance Director and Department Chair
Barbara Weisberger, Peabody Dance Artistic Advisor
Jon Martin, Peabody Dance Faculty
Paul Wegner, Peabody Dance Faculty
Constance Dinapoli, Artistic Coordinator, Contemporary Dance