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Dance Curriculum

Ballet | Contemporary | Modern | Lyrical | Tap | Hip-Hop


Pre-Professional Curriculum

The pre-professional school consists of four levels (A-D). Students are evaluated individually and placed into the level where they will benefit most. Classes consist of ballet, pointe, contemporary, variations, modern, and Master Classes taught by renowned teachers.  Performing opportunities give students the chance to further develop their artistic and technical skills.  Wayne Center for the Arts presents an annual Workshop, a Biannual Nutcracker, and other performance opportunities throughout the year.

Community School for Dance

The Wayne Center for the Arts Community School is a recreational track of classes designed for dancers who want to train but who are either not old enough to enter the pre-professional school or cannot make the time commitment required of the pre-professional program.  The Community School uses the same instructors and syllabi as the Pre-Professional School, but is taught at a slower and less technical pace.


The comprehensive ballet syllabus and curriculum used by Wayne Center for the Arts was created by Mia Klinger and is based on the teaching of Nan Klinger (Excellence in Dance), Leslie Hench and Marcia Dale Weary (both of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet). The syllabus is designed to develop technically strong and expressive ballet dancers.  The Ballet Program is overseen by Mia Klinger, WCA Ballet Artistic Director.