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Young Academy

Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15, 2022

Children attending the Young Academy

This weeklong dance program is geared towards children ages 5-11 years old, with little to no previous dance experience. The program offers exquisite instruction by current students and alumni of the WVU Dance Program who have all been chosen specifically to work with your child. Students will experience and receive daily instruction in a variety of dance styles, which will include Ballet, Creative Movement, Jazz, Hip-hop and Tap. Classes will break for water and snacks to rejuvenate and help students to continue through the rest of the day’s schedule. Parents will not be allowed in the studio during class time as this might distract the child from fully engaging in the activities. A closing informal showcase is scheduled for the final day of the program to highlight material covered during the week. The showcase is free and will be open to parents, family members, friends and teachers. The showcase gives the students an opportunity to “show off” and perform short routines that they have practiced during the 5-day academy. 

Classes Offered

Ballet; Creative Movement; Jazz; Tap; Hip-hop and much, much more!



TBA - WVU Senior Dance Majors

Maureen Kaddar

Gretchen Hurd


Daily Schedule

8:30am – 9:00am: Student Drop-Off/Preparing for Dance Class

9:00am – 9:50am: Class I

9:50am – 10:00am: Break

10:00am – 10:50am: Class II

10:50am – 11:00am: Snack Break

11:00am – 11:50am: Class III

11:50am – 12:00pm: Break

12:00pm – 12:50pm: Class IV

12:50pm – 1:00pm: Review of the day’s material

1:00pm – Parent/Guardian Pick-Up


Final Day Showcase

Friday, July 15

This short informal performance will begin at 12:15pm.  Venue to be determined. At the conclusion of the Young Academy Showcase, parents will be allowed to take group photos and photos of their child with the instructors. A certificate of completion will be awarded to each participant at the conclusion of the showcase. 


The Young Academy is scheduled to take place in our two dance studios in Elizabeth Moore Hall located on the downtown campus in Morgantown, WV.  

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What to Bring

(Dance attire and footwear are strongly suggested but not required.  Bring what you have.)

  • Ballet shoes
  • Jazz shoes
  • Tap shoes
  • Leotard
  • Footless Tights (Shorts and form fitting clothing are also accepted)
  • Daily Snack
  • Water Bottle

Parent Involvement

Parents/guardians can wait for their child in the lobby of E. Moore but are asked not to sit and observe classes as this might distract their child from fully engaging in the classes. Parents/guardians, as well as family and friends, are welcome to watch their child during the showcase on the final day of the program.

Drop-off/Pick up Policy

Drop-off and pick-up will take place at the lobby of E. Moore Hall. Children must be brought into the lobby and parents/guardians should confirm with one of the instructors that they dropped off their child. Parents/guardians must make sure that the instructors are aware of any other drop-off and/or pick-up arrangements prior to the beginning of the day’s classes. This needs to be done verbally as well as in writing (a signed note) with contact information and name of the person who will be picking-up the child at the end of the day. 


Tuition = $200.00

$165.00 – per child

($135.00 – per child for two or more siblings)

$35.00 – Non-refundable registration fee per child

($25.00 – Non-refundable registration fee per child for two or more siblings)


Medical Forms and Waivers

The forms below are required for every child and must be handed in at check-in. 

Young Academy Registration Form (PDF)

Medical/Emergency Information Form (PDF) 

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