Like you, Palm Beach Atlantic University knows that music and dance can profoundly and positively change the lives of children. That’s what inspires our preparatory department, which has a reputation as one of Florida’s top music and dance preparatory departments. We welcome children ages 5 to 18 who want to make music an integral part of their lives. We will provide a deeply fulfilling learning experience, as well as excellent training for the pre-college student.

Through our department, students will benefit from:

  • Programs designed for students interested in a career in music or dance, as well as those who simply want to strengthen their interest and skills.
  • A strong emphasis on private instruction in addition to classroom and ensemble experience.
  • Faculty and staff who want to develop a nurturing relationship with each student, helping them develop their innate abilities. 
  • A wealth of resources, from educational tools and technology to top-notch music and dance performances.


Students in the PBA Preparatory Program in Music will learn from exceptional faculty as well as a challenging and stimulating curriculum.

PBA offers concentrations in:

  • Piano
  • Brass
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds
  • Strings 


Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) is a private, accredited, Christ-centered college located in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA.


The PBA Preparatory Program in Dance provides students with an equally outstanding faculty and a thoroughly enjoyable and rigorous curriculum.

PBA offers:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Contemporary/Modern
  • Jazz Dance
  • Tap Dance









PBA's Preparatory department offers various programs in dance, including ballet, modern, jazz and more.