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Conservatory of Dance

The Conservatory of Dance at DeSales University provides the community with affordable, low-pressure, high-quality dance training while giving qualified dance majors an opportunity to teach. The Conservatory of Dance is a caring, learning environment where our well-trained faculty share the joy of movement through dance with students of all ages.

Conservatory of Dance Information

  • Class Descriptions

    Creative Movement (ages 4-5)
    Basic exploration of various movement qualities, rhythms, and energy. Locomotor skills, flexibility, spatial awareness, and interpersonal dynamics will be strengthened with an emphasis on fun. No previous experience is necessary.

    Pre-Ballet (ages 6-7)
    A continuation of the skills first explored in creative movement, with greater refinement of motor coordination. Previous experience is suggested, but not required.

    Ballet 1 (ages 8+)
    Basic ballet terminology and technique continues, stressing grace, poise, and balance. At least one year of previous ballet experience is required.

    Tap (ages 7+)
    Explores the various rhythms, sounds, and vocabulary of tap. This class will develop rhythmic sensitivity and fine motor control. 

    Combo Tap & Ballet (ages 8 to 10)
    Learn the basic technique of both tap and ballet. 45 minutes of tap followed by 45 minutes of ballet.

    Jazz Funk (ages 8+)
    Fusion of Jazz and Hip-Hop technique. This is a fun exploration of movement for ages 8+. Previous dance experience recommended but not required.

  • Class Schedule

    Spring Semester: Saturdays, January 26 to May 4
    No classes on March 9 or April 20

    Brisson Dance Studio

    9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Combo Tap & Ballet
    11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Jazz Funk 
    12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Tap

    Labuda Dance Studio

    9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Pre-Ballet
    10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Creative Movement 
    11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Ballet 1 

    Please Note: in the case of inclement weather, please call the DeSales University main number at 610-282-1100 and listen for immediate cancellations. Please DO NOT call the COD hotline number.

  • Dress Code

    Creative Movement, Pre-Ballet, Ballet:


    • black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, hair secured in bun.


    • Black tights, white t-shirt, black ballet shoes, dance belt.

    All other children's classes:

    Students must wear a solid colored leotard, black tights or jazz pants, hair secured in ponytail, and appropriate shoes: jazz, tap, ballet, etc.

  • Tuition

    • 1 class  = $115
    • 2 classes = $220
    • Combo class = $165

    SAVE on the full year!

    • 1 class = $220
    • 2 classes = $430
    • Combo class = $320

    Children of DeSales University faculty and staff receive a $10 discount per semester!

    Please enclose check payable to: 
    DeSales University Conservatory of Dance

    Send check with registration form to: 
    DeSales University Conservatory of Dance 
    Jill Fitzgerald, Director 
    2755 Station Ave. Center Valley, PA 18034

Contact Us

Conservatory of Dance
2755 Station Ave, Center Valley, PA 18034