Welcome to the Rutgers Pre-College Conservatories page! You will find information about each of our programs in the links below.

The Rutgers Dance Pre-Conservatory is open to intermediate and experienced dancers entering grade 9 through rising seniors (students going into their first year of college). Dancers develop skills through daily ballet and modern technique classes. A variety of other styles are explored in a series of master classes with world-class teaching artists. All students create their own choreography and have the opportunity to perform in a fully produced, end-of-session showcase.  Audition required.

Rutgers Dance Pre-Conservatory Session Dates:
  • Session I: July 15-20, 2018
  • Session II: July 22-27, 2018
  • Students may attend one or both sessions.  Weekend stay is not available for Pre-Conservatory students wishing to participate in both sessions.
  • Fees & eligibility

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The Rutgers Dance Conservatoris an intensive, pre-college program for experienced dancers who seek to build artistic acuity and technical endurance while learning about options for college study and careers in dance. Students attend ballet and modern technique classes and consult with staff on learning goals and career aspirations. Dancers work in intimate repertory groups with professional choreographers and create their own choreography, which is performed in two fully produced, end-of-session showcases. Audition required.

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Rutgers Dance Conservatory Session Dates:

  • Session I: July 15-20, 2018
  • Session II: July 22-27, 2018
  • Senior Conservatory Dual Session:  July 15-27, 2018
  • Students attending the Senior Conservatory Dual Session participate in a weekend program that includes instructional sessions, a visit to NYC for a professional dance concert, and weekend overnight housing & meals for residential students.  
  • Fees & eligibility
  • Audition information

CLICK HERE to view details for each program.

 For more information, click here for our registration page.