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**Please note that some of the pages are under construction. Thank you for your patience during this time.**

Preparatory Dance is moving to online instruction for the remainder of the spring semester beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020.

If you are currently registered, please check your email for an update from your teacher with links to Zoom and additional resources and instructions. Thank you for adjusting with us as we do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Maryland.

Excellence and innovation in American dance training since 1914

The dance department of the Peabody Preparatory is one of the oldest continuously operating dance training centers in the United States. Starting with the first class in eurhythmics offered in 1914, and throughout its remarkable life span, Preparatory Dance has pioneered new dance forms, mounted numerous collaborative projects, partnered with prominent figures in 20th and 21st-century American dance, and produced accomplished professional dancers, choreographers, directors, and teachers.

Under the leadership of Melissa Stafford, Preparatory Dance is keeping in step with the progression of American dance into the 21st century and remains committed to offering high-quality dance training for students of all levels age 3 to adult; presenting imaginative professional-level performances; offering pre-professional ballet and modern dance summer intensives; partnering with our community through master classes, seminars, workshops, and other dance events – most offered free of charge; and training and supporting male dancers through the ground-breaking Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Training Program for Boys.

Become a part of the tradition of excellence and innovation – join us for a performance, buy a class card and explore, or schedule a placement class or audition today!

Important Information
Zoom for Students and Families
COVID-19 Information from JHU

Tuesday, April 7-Sunday, April 12
Preparatory Spring Break – no online dance classes

Monday, April 13
Spring semester classes resume – online instruction only

Saturday, May 16
Last day of regularly scheduled online classes for the Spring Semester

Monday, May 18-Saturday, May 23
Make-up Week
We will hold online classes this week to make-up for class cancellations due to instructor absence and the COVID-19 pandemic


Cover Photo: Paul Wegner