The Contra Costa School of Performing Arts Dance Department is a pre-professional training program that believes dance is a vital mode of inquiry, which provides young artists with the tools to think critically and creatively about the world around them. We are rooted in a core curriculum of classical ballet, modern, and contemporary techniques, complemented by courses in improvisation, composition, repertory, and dance history.
Emphasizing a strong technical foundation, but also imagination, intuition, and experimentation, our goal is to provide students with a rigorous and well-rounded arts education, preparing them for a professional dance career or post-secondary study in dance.
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THE ARITST SCHOLAR CREDO
As an artist-scholar at SPA:
I humble myself by entering each space with the mind of the beginner.
I believe that talent is not a substitute for training.
I understand that disappointment and discomfort can lead towards mastery and self-discovery.
I commit myself to the creation of meaningful, shared experiences.
I am always auditioning.