About Marchant Dance Corporation

As a private dance academy, we offer professional training in Russian-American Classical Ballet. The careful and correct training of each student is important to us.

Our teaching system is based on the Vaganova method as it is used in Russia. In the summer months we have had teachers visit our school to train our strongest dancers ages 8 to adult.

Our school always welcomes new dancers to join us. You are encouraged to view our classes and to see the advanced students. This is the best way to introduce yourself to a new school.

Many of our classes are ongoing. Emma will make your class placement. You may begin when you are ready, unless there is a waiting list for your class or your chosen class is held in courses. In that case you may request that your name be added to the list and as soon as we have an opening for you we will notify you.

Class study levels can only be maintained through regular attendance by each enrolled student. Dancers progress as individuals, and by groups. However, each class level has a given number of skills to be mastered by the dancers, and a student with irregular attendance may slow the process down. All students in the class will receive the necessary practice and information required to make progress when attending regularly.

Class attendance requirements are listed on the current class schedule. Every student is expected to make a commitment to take no less than a minimum number of classes each month. Minimum tuition assures us you have made a commitment.

Pointe studies will be included in lessons at appropriate levels at no extra charge.

Admission to the Pre-Professional Advanced level is only by invitation. In addition to faithful attendance in their special class, students are expected to maintain the highest standards in order to hold a place in this level. This class requires “master class dress”, i.e., any style black leotard, pink tights, and hair in a classical bun.

At all times we hold music teaching and performing licenses from ASCAP and BMI. Our dancers are all insured by the nation's leading dance insurance company.