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"Paquita" by Marius Petipa

"Paquita" by Marius Petipa

Ballet

High School Program (Grades 9 - 12)

Ballet students must be at least 12 years old and in the ninth grade to be admitted to the program. Please note: On-campus housing is available only for students in the ninth grade and above.

All high school students follow the academic curriculum prescribed by the state of North Carolina for its high school diploma. Many students who complete their high school studies at the School of the Arts can fulfill the college undergraduate requirements in fewer than four years.


For information, visit the high school academic program page.

College Program


The Bachelor of Fine Arts and Arts Certificate are awarded on the fulfillment of professional standards determined by the faculty of the School of Dance. Dance course requirements are the same for the B.F.A. and Arts Certificate; however, academic program courses are not required for the certificate.

Students are expected to complete the course of study for the degree or certificate in four years or less. A student may, on occasion, receive advanced placement for certain fourth-year courses if he or she performs for a nine-month period with a professional dance company recognized by the School of Dance faculty.

Ballet BFA/Arts Certificate Course Requirements in the Bulletin navigation arrow

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Contemporary

High School Program (Grades 11-12)

Contemporary students must be in the 11th grade to be admitted, although special consideration may be given to exceptionally gifted 10th-grade applicants.

All high school students follow the academic curriculum prescribed by the state of North Carolina for its high school diploma.

College Program


The Bachelor of Fine Arts and Arts Certificate are awarded on the fulfillment of professional standards determined by the faculty of the School of Dance. Dance course requirements are the same for the B.F.A. and Arts Certificate; however, academic programs courses are not required for the certificate.

Students are expected to complete the course of study for the degree or certificate in four years or less. A student may, on occasion, receive advanced placement for certain fourth-year courses if he or she performs for a nine-month period with a professional dance company recognized by the School of Dance faculty.

Contemporary BFA/Arts Certificate Course Requirements in the Bulletin navigation arrow