June 20 – August 3, 2024

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 August and September, Preparatory Dance holds auditions to select 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 performances with Preparatory Dance. 

Summer training in our Ballet Bootcamp classes gives interested boy dancers the opportunity to try classes at Peabody Preparatory and be a part of an all male cohort. Promising students that complete classes may be asked to continue in the full-year program at the recommendation of the faculty.
If your family would like to join our program, or learn more about what we offer, please email our Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Coordinator, Darion Smith ([email protected]).We would be happy to answer your questions and assist you with any registration. 

Estelle Dennis/Peabody Dance Classes

Class Time Day Class Instructor Location Studio
5:00-6:15 PM Monday EDPD Boys Beginning Ballet Boot Camp (ages 9-12) Darion Smith Downtown AHB22
5:00-6:30 PM Wednesday EDPD Boys Intermediate Ballet Boot Camp (ages 13-16) Darion Smith Downtown AHB22

Class times, levels, and instructors are subject to change based on enrollment. 

Registration opens January 16!