Palm Beach Atlantic University Preparatory Program in Dance, administered by Eileen
Hebron, offers the highest quality, multi-disciplinary dance training available in
South Florida to students and professionals at all levels.
Classes provide the tools, discipline, and attention each student needs to achieve
his or her own personal goals. All students are challenged and encouraged to reach
their highest potential while developing a respect and joy for dance in all its forms.
For Ages 5-18
For ages 5 through the teens, the PBA Preparatory Program in Dance offers classes
at age appropriate levels in all programs. Students experience the joy of the body
moving in space while developing their technical skills as they progress through each
Levels & Participation
In order to keep skill levels consistent in each class, admission to intermediate
and advanced levels requires participation in a placement class and permission of
the instructor. Some courses may require a prerequisite.
The PBA Preparatory Program in Dance is proud to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE®
National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough eight-level program that combines high
quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.
The ABT® National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate,
outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality training to dance students
of all ages and skill levels.
Primary through Level 3 will be taught by ABT® Certified Teacher, Eileen Hebron, who
has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Primary through
Level 3 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
Advanced classes will also include partnering, pointe, men’s class and repertory.
The Preparatory Contemporary/Modern Dance program is based on a unique blend of the
techniques of modern dance greats Lester Horton and Merce Cunningham, with additional
studies in movement analysis, dance composition and improvisation.
The Preparatory Jazz Dance program is based on styles and techniques first developed
in the 1940’s under the guidance of such pioneers as Jack Cole and Katherine Dunham.
The syllabus for this truly American dance form begins with simple isolations and
progressions. It later incorporates refined body conditioning exercises.
The Preparatory Tap Dance program uses barre and center work to explore the various
aspects of tap vocabulary including shuffles, clogs, soft shoe, military rhythms and
single, double and triple sound techniques. Dance routines are taught to stimulate
coordination and memory retention.
All classes begin and end at their scheduled time. Please plan to arrive no earlier
than 15 minutes before your class, and to depart no later than 15 minutes after your
class has ended.
It is suggested that valuables be brought to the studio in dance bags. Any article
left in the studio will be left in the "lost and found". Please put your name in all
your shoes and dance wear. All articles not claimed by the end of the month will be
donated to Goodwill.
Parents, relatives and friends are invited to quietly observe classes during regularly
scheduled observation periods (the last week of the month). At all other times, observation
is at the discretion of the teacher. If you have family or visitors waiting for you
in the lobby, please inform them of our school's policies.
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